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Hove, UK
Reviewed 11 January 2017

A friend and I stayed here two nights. It's an historic building that has been excellently renovated. In front are the restaurant and bar, opening up to a green courtyard, a swimming pool, and the rooms. We had a garden room on ground level. It was spacious. The four-poster bed (with typical mosquito netting) was very comfortable. We had a...

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

Dear doctorj42, Thank you for your post and I am glad you were able to stay two nights with us. Good to know your leak was fixed and I make a late apology for that inconvenience. There is no laundry in the garden wing and no reports from other guests of strange noises in the night. Great to read that...

Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The hotel is slightly pretentious and seems to be content to let the stunningly renovated Dutch era building do most of the work. We stayed in the twin apartments linked by a lavish sitting room and furnished with period furniture. On the surface this presented as extreme luxury. But some little details slipped. The shower recess didn't properly drain and...

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

Dear zlejins, Thank you very much for your post and while you accurately mention the building has been stunningly renovated/restored there is nothing pretentious about it otherwise. You stayed in the beautiful Grand Apartment which occupies the entire top floor of the old wing and is a regency floor with English Georgian architectural influences. Covering an area of 2,500 square...

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 9 January 2017

this was our first stop in Sri Lanka. no doubt the hotel is absolutely breathtaking. a wonderful historic hotel, well you can see the pictures, it is very, very nice. a few points to note and why i have given only an 'average' rating: the food is very price and so are the drinks. the service is rather slow. also,...

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

Dear Alexandra B, Many thanks for your lengthy review. I am very pleased you were in no doubt about the hotel‘s breathtaking and beautiful historic setting. The pictures are indeed very nice and behind them people and a lifestyle of an era a long time ago. I have noted some of your points for consideration and will look at ways...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We were warmly welcomed to the hotel by the staff and David the manager, who gave us a brief tour and the history of the hotel. We loved hearing about the history and were lucky enough to have a sneak peak at the furniture and rooms in the grand apartment on the top floor. Loved the architecture, furniture and beautiful...

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

Dear Annabel S, It was an absolute pleasure having you all stay with us and I am so glad that I was able to show you the regency top floor Grand Apartment suite. Welcoming and connecting you to the historical and restoration works of this 17th century building sets the tone and charm staying here. In 2007 the Galle Fort...

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Having had to make a last minute change to our travel plans I booked us all into 2 loft suites at this charming historic hotel. From the moment we stepped in we felt transported to a time long gone. David the general manager gave us an interesting story on the property's history which gave a greater sense of appreciation for...

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

Dear Snuffy31, Thank you so much for your review and it is wonderful to know that you felt a sense of appreciation or perhaps a historical connection with the hotel while you were here. The complimentary Sri Lankan sweets/ bites in the rooms are a recent initiative so thank you for mentioning that! Many guests comment on the comfort of...

Douglas, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first stop in Sri Lanka and it was a lovely treat to stay here. The rooms and communal areas are beautiful and service was great. We ate in the restaurant the first night; it was lovely but very expensive - there are cheaper options in Galle which was as tasty. However we did enjoy a delicious Gin...

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

Dear Fiona K, We are so pleased that your first stop in Sri Lanka was at GFH and that you found it to be a delightful place to stay for the first couple of nights. Indeed there are a swag of accommodation options to choose from in Galle and each one brings their own style and character. Church Street is...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2017

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 30 December 2016

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 24 December 2016 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 22 December 2016

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...

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Amenities

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: ₹ 12,234 - ₹ 31,956 (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:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Galle
#15 Family Hotel in Galle
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“Avoid the loft rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles LadyOnTheRoad132, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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