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Review of Fort Bliss Galle

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Fort Bliss Galle
Ranked #1 of 154 Galle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 11, 2014

This colonial style villa in Fort Galle is just outstanding, mine was a last minute booking and I turned up around 8.30am, they were so welcoming and totally out did themselves with breakfast and the best coffee I have had in 8 days, I was also upgraded to the room with the best view! how fortunate, as some guests had just checked out, I had two days here to explore the stunning Fort and surroundings.

The staff are amazing, the food is tasty, the location and energy of Galle is not to be missed, the hotel and rooms are great and very fast wifi for booking your onward travel or to check where to go next!

Galle, not to be missed

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

Tucked away in a narrow lane inside the old fortress, is the tiny Fort Bliss hotel. When we decided to stay after trip advisor ratings contacted the hotel through email immediately we got reply from Ms Tameez about availability booking was done fast - That start was followed by -hard to believe facts. Manager Mr.Amanulla was awake at 2.30 AM to give directions to our taxi driver right from inquiring from our landing in Colombo which was at 11 PM . we were welcomed with a fresh fruit juice 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, Next morning again superb breakfast followed by coffee and tea also helping hand in arranging tuk-tuks to cleaning rooms can some body believe in today's world we never locked our room entire 3 days of our stay. We don't have words to write about FORT BLISS. Planning to fly back year end for a longer stay.Advice to fellow travelers Fortbliss is worth every penny don't waste time looking around if you plan trip to Galle

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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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FortBlissGalle, Owner at Fort Bliss Galle, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2014

Dear Guest,

We had the pleasure of accommodating and entertaining you at Fort Bliss. We are truly delighted that you enjoyed your visit in Galle, and welcome you back any time gladly.

Yours Sincerely,


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Reviewed May 10, 2014

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
Thank Timothy M
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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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1  Thank Tuptim
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FortBlissGalle, Owner at Fort Bliss Galle, responded to this reviewResponded 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,


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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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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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Additional Information about Fort Bliss Galle

Address: 84 Lighthouse Street | Fort, Galle 1992, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 154 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range: $64 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fort Bliss Galle 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fort Bliss Galle, a Dutch-style colonial villa situated in the paradise Fort of Galle, a UNESCO world heritage site. Overlooking the ramparts with a sea view, the villa is a sight to behold. Antique furniture alongside intricate Moroccan lamps adorn this four bedroom getaway. Facilities such as A/C, ceiling fans, hot water, Wi-Fi and cable TV are provided. ... more   less 
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