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Fort Printers Hotel

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  • About this holiday

    The Fort Printers Hotel in Galle is perfect for those seeking an intimate boutique hotel in a wonderful location in Galle. Guests will enjoy the simple yet charming interiors which boast traditional features and plenty of character. Located in the centre of historic Galle, explore the shops, markets, harbour and the famous fort before returning to the courtyard and pool at the hotel to relax. An excellent choice for a stop on one of Expressions Holidays touring holidays to Sri Lanka.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan London to Colombo return in economy, private car transfers, bed and breakfast based on two people sharing a double or twin room.

    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room 
    £1,590 for 7 nights 
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    The Fort Printers Hotel in Galle is a charming, boutique hotel that offers simple accommodation with beautiful traditional features.

    Hotel description

    The Fort Printers is an 18th century mansion, recently restored into a small boutique hotel in the heart of the historic Galle Fort. At Fort Printers you enter an enchanting world of high ceilings, subtle lighting, antique and modern furnishings, crisp white linens, velvet bedspreads and rich silks, polished cement and original wooden floors. The mansion itself traces its origins to the Dutch period although Moslem traders and English colonialists, and spells as a printing house and a school, have also contributed to its unique character. The entrance of this charming private hotel opens into a lofty lounge with comfy sofas and artefacts, leading through to a tranquil and beautiful inner courtyard, where an inviting lap pool is to be found. At the dining terrace in the courtyard, they serve breakfasts and an imaginative menu of Sri Lankan curries and Mediterranean inspired cuisine. One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor by the pool, whilst the other four bedrooms are up a fine teak staircase on the upper floor. The accommodation is simple with no ‘mod-cons’, yet charming and, in an attempt to fit in with original structure of the building, some of the ‘ensuite bathrooms’ entail particularly intriguing designs. The Fort Printers may be booked for exclusive use or as separate rooms.


    Galle Fort, Galle

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    About 3 hours by car

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Fort Printers Hotel has 5 rooms, divided into two categories:
    Standard Room. Shower, wc and washbasin are in separated opaque glass cubicles on one side of the bedroom.
    Suite Room. Seperate bathroom with enclosed shower, bath and wc cubicles (one suite does not have a bath).

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at Fort Printers Hotel include: Dining Terrace, Lap pool, Lounge

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Local to Fort Printers Hotel are Galle Fort, Galle town for shops, markets, fishing harbour, Inland villages, Kottawe and Hiyare Nature Reserves, Koggala Lake, Samakanda organic farm (walks and rice & curry), Unuwatuna beach.
    Special Events: January - Galle Literary Festival; July – Unuwatuna Perahera, kite flying in Galle.

    Sports nearby


    Minimum stays

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