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Galle Fort Hotel

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28 Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Parking
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed today via mobile

Waking through the doors is like going back in time. The hotel is full of colonial charm and the staff could not be friendlier or more helpful if they tried. The food is excellent. My only criticism is that I booked the Portuguese Barack’s room...More

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent New Year’s Eve here and had a fantastic time. The location is amazing inside the fort and lovely to roam around the shops. Rooms are very cool, with the bed on a mezzanine level. The pool area is very relaxing in the courtyard...More

Thank HKPJG
Reviewed 1 week ago

High end luxury, professionally run. Beautiful rooms. We were 3 persons and booked two suites. Comfortable beds and good amenities. The bar was a win as was the in house dining. Breakfast was delicious, loved the Buffalo curd and Jaggery honey. Pool was excellent, with...More

Thank Ricco999
Response from DennamS2, Manager at Galle Fort HotelResponded 4 days ago

Dear Ricco We are most grateful for your candid and sincere review of the hotel. I am delighted that you all had a nice time at The hotel and I'm delighted that you found the Beds comfortable and enjoyed the room amenities. The Bar is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch today on the verandah overlooking the pool area - very colonial hotel and worth popping your head inside to just have a look - old world charm. We were not hotel guests but just enjoyed lunch there - from the moment we...More

Thank sdaydreamer
Response from DennamS2, Manager at Galle Fort HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sdaydreamer We really are most grateful for your review and I am delighted you had an enjoyable lunch with us and loved it to the core. Thank you. It is very generous of you to mention that it was worth popping inside Good food,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful hotel, full of character and charm. Very private and personalised service. Attentive staff and breakfast selection is excellent. They also know how to make a decent cocktail. There are only 11 rooms and each is unique. The pool is also very appealingly situated in...More

Thank Ginny O
Response from DennamS2, Manager at Galle Fort HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear T Ginny We are most grateful for your candid and sincere review of the hotel . I am delighted you had a stay with a very private and personalized service from our Attentive staff , and hats off to our Kitchen brigade for getting...More

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Winner of the 2007 Unesco Award of Distinction for heritage conservation. A charming, friendly, award-winning and affordable heritage boutique hotel in the heart of the Galle Fort world heritage site and a perfect base for the best beaches, tea plantations, temples, rain forests and cultural attractions in southern Sri Lanka. Famous for its Asian fusion food made from fresh local seafood and market produce.

Food & drink at the hotel
Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant
311 reviews
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Fusion
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Minibar
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
 
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
HOTEL STYLE
Classic, Historic Hotel, Centrally Located, Quaint
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
13
PRICE RANGE
US$ 204 - US$ 441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictGalle
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Traveller (517)
Room & Suite (97)
Pool & Beach (35)
Dining (30)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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Questions & Answers
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ctrunfree
14 July 2018|
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Response from DennamS2 | Property representative |
Hi Yes we are ready to welcome you , hence the renovation of new rooms have been delayed
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lonnieb81
30 March 2018|
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Response from Dinuka W | Property representative |
Dear Lonnieb81, Yes the restaurant and bar is open for outside guests. Unfortunately the use of the pool is exclusively for in-house guests only. Thank you
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Room Tips
"Peddler No.2 very funky. Room by the pool."
58mmcnicol
29 Aug 2018
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"Duplex rooms involve a late night trip down antique stairs so while novel I would recommend a room on one..."
Dianitsa73
27 Aug 2018
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"we had the end room on the left which was an attic room as we had our kids"
kaikouramonkey
23 Aug 2018
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"Perhaps ask what is above your room. Be wary of the Portuguese barracks room."
15ms
16 Aug 2018
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