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Galle Fort Hotel

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  • About this holiday

    The Galle Fort Hotel is a boutique hotel in central Galle. Guests will love the traditional features and design of the interiors that is combined with an elegant style. Explore Galle and its markets, fishing harbour and famous fort as well as the nearby beaches and nature reserves. The central courtyard and pool at the hotel provide a beautiful place to relax. Expressions Holidays recommends the Galle Fort Hotel for its historical charm and character as part of a touring itinerary of 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 Garden room.
    £1,570 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

    A stylish boutique hotel and restaurant in an historic mansion in Galle.

    Hotel description

    This 1690s Dutch merchant’s house was redesigned by a French Count in 1923 and, after spells as a gem factory and bakery, was turned into a luxurious boutique hotel in 2004. The buildings are arranged around a central courtyard with a swimming pool as its centrepiece, a perfect place for a lazy afternoon reading or for taking tea with a slice of freshly baked cake. Public areas house comfy sofas, Dutch antiques and ornate flower displays rising out of giant urns. Fine porcelain features prominently along a wall of the opulent lounge and in the aptly named ‘Porcelain suite’. The bedrooms and suites contain top of the range furnishings and range from Garden rooms opening onto the courtyard to the palatial Grand Apartment of the Comte de Mauny, a favourite with honeymooners. The restaurant and courtyard terrace are popular with local professionals, attracted by the imaginative Asian fusion dishes and the peaceful atmosphere, away from the bustle of Galle’s streets. The Galle Fort Hotel is a luxurious and intimate base for a holiday exploring historic Galle and the surrounding area.



    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    About 3 hours by car

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Galle Fort Hotel has 13 rooms, divided into the following categories:
    Garden Room. Bathroom with shower (no bath), a tiny, private parterre garden and wall fountain and a verandah.

    Suite (Loft Suite, Porcelain Suite). Sitting room and verandah, bedroom. (No lift in double story loft suite)

    Library Suite. 2 king size four-poster beds, separate bathroom with open shower, the sitting area opens up as a balcony.
    Mews Suite. A courtyard garden with daybed. Mezzanine level upstairs.
    Grand Apartment 1 only. Occupies the entire top floor of the old wing and has two king size bedrooms with en-suites.

    Grand Apartment 1 & 2. Occupies the entire top floor of the old wing and has two king size bedrooms with en-suites. 

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at Galle Fort Hotel include: Verandah Café, Espresso Bar, Dining Room, Garden Terrace, Swimming pool, Lounge

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Local to Galle Fort 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


    Although the Galle Fort Hotel does accept children over the age of 3 years, it should be pointed out that there are no facilities for children and the property is well endowed with fine furniture, ornaments and antiques.

    Minimum stays

    2 nights all year. 3 nights minimum stay applies on selected peak periods throughout the year.

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