This hotel has a wonderfully comfortable and relaxed vibe, and oozes style. For instance, the sofas are chic, contemporary and beautifully designed but it's impossible to sit in them without wanting to take your shoes off and curl your feet up under you. And in this hotel you feel that it's absolutely fine to do that - that it's exactly what they want you to do.
The service is good; unintrusive but very obliging (we had them cheerfully moving heavy furniture so that cables would stretch from laptop to speakers), the food is unfussy but very good indeed. The wine is without question the best I drank in Sri Lanka in the space of several months. The management is readily available for queries and advice and will happily go out of their way to address any concerns or arrange transport etc.
The location is perfect for exploring Galle and the surrounding area; it's right in the middle of Galle Fort, which is scenic but quiet at night so you are guaranteed an uninterrupted night's sleep, and it's well located for trips inland or up the coast in either direction.
I loved this hotel; its the kind of place where you can relax and not worry about anything. It has all the class of a 5 star hotel and none of some hotels' slightly suffocating sense of having to be on your very best behaviour at all times. I'll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- “Guests get the convenience of hotel services and the ambiance of a villa at Fort Printers… The eighteenth-century mansion turned printing facility now houses five stylish, antiques-filled suites—four linked via a second-story walkway, common in colonial buildings of the era; the fifth, poolside. The jackwood floors, copper-lined rain showers, and extra-long lap pool are generating a buzz among design-savvy visitors.” - Conde`Nast Traveler Hot List 2006 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Fort Printers Hotel Galle
- Fort Printers Galle
- Hotel Fort Printers