The pictures of this hotel promised so much more than we got. The hotel was remodeling its upper floor and the workers started at 5.30 a.m. I do not need to sleep in, but this was too early. The exterior of the hotel is much nicer than the interior. The rooms are very dated and other than about a dozen bugs, there were three cockroaches in our room. There were stains in places that we did not understand (such as the lamp shade) but the fan could also use a good cleaning. The staff was very friendly though and I thought the food was ok. The location is alright, but I would definitely stay in Galle fort (not the Galle Fort hotel) since, for the price of the Lady Hill hotel, there are hotels that may be a little more basic but at least clean and you are close to pretty good restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled atop the highest point of the ancient port city of Galle sits the Lady Hill Hotel, where you will be overwhelmed by the breathtaking and panoramic “Bird’s Eye View” of the lush green countryside stretching from the tea covered slopes of the Southern foothills all the way down to merge with the brilliant blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Located in close proximity to the city’s pulsating heart and to some of the best beaches in the Island, yet secluded enough to offer a measure of tranquility and serenity, that the discerning traveler eagerly looks forward to after a weary bout of sightseeing and exploration. Thereby, adhering to the watchwords “Lose yourself in the Experience and not in the Crowd”.Entering the portals of the Lady Hill, one is treated to an architectural edifice, echoing the legacy of the ancient Colonial Dutch period, from the imposing entrance archway, down to the natural cobblestone floor. However, as you progress through the lobby, where you will be greeted with the traditional Sri Lankan welcome of “AYUBOWAN”, which translates as “May You Have Long Life”, you notice a subtle but appreciative change in the conceptual idea.You will be ushered to your room via a rustic granite stone stairway, flanked by a strip of fresh water fish ponds and upon entering your room, will be amazed to find that you have been transported from the past into the future within the space of a few short ticks of the clock. The rooms are furnished with ultra modern futuristic style décor and posses state of the art facilities and amenities which are all that you, as an honored guest, could possibly hope for. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lady Hill Hotel Galle