I am very fortunate that I have been able to visit many countries in Asia as my fiancé has frequent business in Hong Kong. This trip we decided on Sri Lanka for 7 days and then on to Maldives. Our first leg of the trip was in the south, and we chose Amangalla as it was highly recommended by American Express and we have enjoyed our stay in Aman resorts in the past.
We arrived at a highly inconvenient time-2AM!
Yet we still received a full, royal, Aman welcome by the staff with cool towels, cold drinks, even the chef was on hand to ask if we would like him to prepare us anything to eat!
The suite was spacious, elegant, and had everything we needed and more. The next morning we had a delicious breakfast and were off to explore. The area is quite rich in history and Sri Lankan Culture. One day we spent relaxing poolside and enjoyed a prawn and avocado salad with Mojitos. There is an elegant library with a staggering number of books about Sri Lanka and games as well! Pietro, the General Manager, even coached me on my all but forgotten Backgammon gaming skills against my fiancé! Although we only spent 3 days there before moving on to Columbo, The Amangalla was by far my favorite resort of the entire trip ( and I was in the Taj at Columbo and Shangri- La in Maldives!)
Words simply cannot express what a wonderful experience it was- the staff anticipates your every need to the smallest detail! Every meal at the hotel was superb and the service phenomenal!
Pietro offered wonderful recommendations for sight-seeing and made sure our stay was memorable.
I have wanted to visit Sri Lanka for years, and I am so glad I started the trip at the Amangalla!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the historic port of Galle, Amangalla sits within the ramparts of the 17th-century Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Named after the Sanskrit word for 'peace' and galla, the Sinhalese word for the town of Galle, the resort reveals the Fort's daily activities and its rich legacy. Offering views of the resort's 200-year-old gardens and of the Fort and harbour beyond, Amangalla provides for the leisurely exploration of this historic trading port and the surrounding countryside. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amangalla Hotel Galle