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“Lovely room in a great location.”
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Fort Bliss Galle
Ranked #3 of 128 Galle B&B and Inns
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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
“Lovely room in a great location.”
Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night in the only room on the ground floor. The location is excellent, inside the Fort area of Galle with the Indian Ocean and the Galle Lighthouse literally around the corner. The room was clean, and in one of the prettiest (recently renovated) buildings of Galle.

What made the difference, however, was the manager of this establishment. A very friendly man (like most of the people we met in Sri Lanka), he was always ready with advice and a local perspective on the current and future state of Sri Lanka. Tip: ask him about architecture in Galle.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

We only had a night stay but we were made to feel very welcome. Breakfast was served in a very pleasant room and included a delicious smoothie! Room was nicely appointed and overlooked the sea. Good location

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

Tucked away in a narrow lane inside the old fortress, is the tiny Fort Bliss hotel. We were welcomed with a cup of tea and then shown to our lovely rooms. This is one of the few hotels that is actually better in reality than the photos you see online. It is quaint, calm, welcoming very beautiful and a lovely place to stay. It is a very small property and offers only bed and breakfast, but we were continually being asked if we'd like another cup of tea and were generally well looked after. It might be a good idea to ask for your room to be made up when you go out in the morning, as they were a bit slow on that front, but the management would do anything you asked, so just ask! If I return to Galle I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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FortBlissGalle, Owner at Fort Bliss Galle, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Dear Guest,

We, at Fort Bliss are pleased that your stay was ‘blissful’, hosting and catering to you was truly a joy. Apologies on the slow service, we aim to improve and uplift ourselves. We invite you back for another fruitful and enriched experience.

Yours Sincerely,


The Management
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

A lovely little B & B hotel situated in Galle Fort itself where Mr Aman takes great care of his guests. The hotel is very clean and has a very peaceful ambience. Excellent service/breakfast and lovely bedrooms make this hotel an excellent choice for a stay in Galle.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful refurbished building within the fort - so easy to then amble within the citadel and soak up the ambiance. Excellent service with comfortable beds and a great shower - highly recommend a stay here, only wish we had booked 2 nights instead of 1.

Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Galle is such a unique place in Sri Lanka. The fort and the streets with the shops,restaurants and people are amazing. Fort Bliss is a superbly renovated guesthouse right in the middle of the fort precinct. The staff are very, very friendly. The decor and ambience of the place make you really feel like you are somewhere special and the breakfast in the morning was very nice. We loved our stay here and if you come to Galle, which is a must, stay here

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

The guesthouse is located within a few steps from the fort walls where you get the best views of the sunrise and sunset as well as within walking distance to restaurants and shops. There are only 5 rooms in total so there is a very homely and cosy atmosphere. We stayed in the end room on the second floor which was clean, spacious and comfortable. There is air con in the room as well as wifi. Breakfast was great, nicely presented and filling! The chef is extremely friendly and will ensure you are well fed! The owner/manager Aman is also very polite, helpful and a pleasure to speak with. One point to highlight is that only cash is accepted for payment which is understandable for a small guesthouse and is not really an issue but something to take note of.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Fort Bliss Galle
Address: 84 Lighthouse Street | Fort, Galle 1992, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 128 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fort Bliss Galle 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fort Bliss Galle, a breath taking Dutch-style colonial villa situated in the paradise Fort of Galle, a UNESCO world heritage site. Overlooking the green swept ramparts and armed with an electrifying sea view, the villa is a sight to behold. Antique furniture alongside intricate Moroccan lamps adorn this exquisitely decorated four bedroom getaway. Modern facilities such as A/C, ceiling fans, hot water, Wi-Fi and cable TV in the lounge area are provided. ... more   less 
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