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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the madness of Colombo and Kandy, this place offered an oasis of calm. Beautiful hotel, the manager met us to tell us about the history before we were taken to our fabulous loft suite. Also had dinner at the hotel which was lovely. Nothing was too much trouble, the bed was supremely comfortable, the service was great, breakfast was...

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Clareandmike23, It was great to meet you and I am so glad we were able to bring back some balance and calm to your trip. Your Loft Suite was a great choice and its lovely Dutch charm and cosy interiors made the perfect colonial setting for your stay. Thank you also for mentioning the service was great and that...

Pune, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely heritage property in Galle. It's located within the Galle Fort complex and everything is within easy walking distance. The rooms are very charming and quite large. The service and food is excellent.

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear adityapittie1972, Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your comments about the hotel with us. As you most likely found out Galle Fort is a fascinating place. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years has stood the test of time. In 1988 UNESCO listed Galle Fort as...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was an awkward check in process where we were told to sit at a sofa away from the check in desks and then introduced to the manager. He asked for ten minutes of our time to tell us a story but we had had a long journey and were tired so requested to come back later. Eventually we were...

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Eat1Drink2Travel3, Thank you very much for your review of the hotel and of course I am intrigued to know if we managed to catch up at a later time to share the story of this fascinating 17th century architectural heritage building with you. Guests do travel a long way to get to the hotel and the option to delay...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A welcoming, charming place. Our Loft Suite was spacious and had a romantic atmosphere. The staff were so helpful and friendly. Excellent food! Especially the traditional options on the menu. We had a very relaxing time here.

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Natalie V. Thank you so much for writing to us and sharing your comments and thoughts about the hotel. It’s wonderful to know you felt welcome and on this point we want you to feel as if you have come to stay in our house, albeit a 400 year old one at that. Once dilapidated and abandoned this former...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu options for lunch were not that many, but it is a beautiful old property , well maintained m with good service, and value for money. I wish though they had a few more local cuisine options too.

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gayatri G, We welcome your feedback and I am most grateful to hear that you received good service at lunchtime and considered the meal value for money. I am a little surprised at your remarks about the number of options. We have a very comprehensive a la carte menu offering a range of local cuisine such as Sri Lankan...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Fantastic location where u can walk along the sea wall or around the many lanes and pathways trying the many cafes, restaurants and shops along the way! The hotel's staff are very attantive and helpful making sure their guests are well looked after. The building and gardens are peaceful and beautiful amd there is a pool and seating areas to...

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear R D, It was wonderful to receive your review and to know you enjoyed the hotels location and in particular, exploring the many narrow lanes and side streets, restaurants and shops in the Fort. I am pleased our staff were helpful and attentive and looked after you well. The pool is flanked on one side by the former 17...

Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Great stay, great atmosphere, great staff and all in a special building. Really great. The large rooms also very nice with the family of 4. Only problem we had was with the water leakage in he room, but this comes with old hotels.... and do believe it was a one-off. Highly recommended and great location in town!

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Maarten G, Thank you so much for your review and for mentioning that you had a great stay in a special building. It’s wonderful to know you found our staff great too. The leak in your room was most unfortunate and I must thank you for your understanding of this most unexpected incident. So glad you enjoyed our location...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This was our first stop in Sri Lanka and it's set a very high bar for the rest of our trip. We found the service to be immaculate - friendly and highly attentive. The hotel is ideally located in the centre of town and is a stunning renovation of a gorgeous colonial building. We initially booked into one of the...

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nicholas H, I am very pleased that your stay and the beginning of your holiday started on a high note and you found our staff to be friendly and attentive. Shopping and exploring the Fort from the Hotel is ideal and can be done in intervals and at a leisurely pace, particularly as the Fort is a fascinating mix...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Love this hotel in the heart of Galle Fort. Warm friendly and attentive staff made our stay so enjoyable. A G&T or two on the terrace is the best spot to watch the activities of Galle fort. Location is brilliant. Guest rooms are comfortable and spotlessly maintained. Look forward to the next stay.

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Terri C, Indeed the location is brilliant and the terrace provides a cool sanctuary away from the tropical heat, noise and bustle that makes Galle such a fascinating place. So glad our staff made your stay such an enjoyable occasion and feedback about our comfortable and clean rooms is much appreciated, thank you. A pleasure to have you stay...

Brisbane
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Very well located. Rooms are excellent overall but the downstairs bathroom is a little difficult to handle in teh middle of the night. Probably not a very functional solution. This was for the upgraded room Service very good and hotel is well located within the Galle Fort area Meals were very good but there are also may options for good...

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David_El456, General Manager at Galle Fort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear djconslt, Thank you so much for your review and especially for mentioning that the rooms were excellent overall and the hotel is well located. The Dutch strategically positioned the property in the middle of their fortifications to provide the best possible security to their spice trade. They also built over 200 smaller dwellings inside the Fort as well. Thank...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Food & drink at the hotel
Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant
Galle Fort Hotel Restaurant
Cuisines: Sri Lankan, European, Asian, Fusion, Wine Bar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Galle Fort Hotel

Address: 28 Church Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: ₹ 12,834 - ₹ 50,515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Galle Fort Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Galle
#15 Family Hotel in Galle
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“All the rooms face the pool, so any would be fine”
  • Four-poster bed
 of 5 bubbles doctorj42, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Loft studios offer two floors with a view of the gardens and pool area.”
 of 5 bubbles RD866, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The upgrade room in teh new refurbished area sounds good but is not very practical”
 of 5 bubbles djconslt, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Front over looking the water”
 of 5 bubbles Candycan053, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Terrace suites are lovely. If one can afford the Porcleain Suite it is definitely worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles Barkha13, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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