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Galle Fort Hotel

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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Great location and ambience. Truly an excellent small hotel, we stayed 3 nights near the end of our trip and the Galle Fort was exactly what we needed. Good service, nice environment and a chilled place with reasonable priced drinks hit the mark! The food was (in our opinion) overpriced but we still "ate in" two of the three nights....

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Sevenoaks
Reviewed 13 April 2012

We had read the reviews and liked what wew read very much. We noted recommendations for Loft Suite 1, tucked away at the far end of the balcony, and gladly pass on the tip: a charming room, with elegant upstairs bedroom and four-poster. The Tuscan-style courtyard enclosing the pool area has been done in excellent style, creating the sense of...

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Reviewed 2 April 2012

On Sunday 25th March we ate at the hotel,the place was overcrowded with overheated cricket supporters,however my beef is with the food, I ordered the lunch special of crab curry that arrived intact, no implements or finger bowls were provided and i was told by waitstaff there wer'nt any! use your teeth.this made what otherwise was a tasty dish totally...

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london. uk
Reviewed 30 March 2012

The hotel is situated in the heart of the fort and has been beautifully converted from an old warehouse. There is a small pool surrounded by a well-maintained garden. The rooms are lovely, but a minor gripe was the lower floor loo / bathroom area which meant trailing down steep stairs in the night. The food was very good. The...

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Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2012

We were made very welcome on our arrival by Oliver and the staff and management team could not have been more helpful. This hotel has been delightfully converted (it has won a UNESCO award). Our room was beautiful, very different, and with real character. The hotel is right in the middle of the fort which is perfect for wandereing around...

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Sydney Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Chose to splurge at this hotel due to previous trip advisor reviews but were disappointed. Possibly the change in ownership is the cause but we found service to be average and maintenance lacking. Odd that there is no concierge and no one to greet you on arrival. Though small, staff never knew who we were or what room we were...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 March 2012

It is as other reviewers say an excellent little hotel and one I could thoroughly recommend. We had a loft room, which kind of looks nice but annoying having to walk down stairs ink a dark room to use the the bathroom in the middle of the night. The toilet would not flush when we arrived, which was annoying, bt...

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Reviewed 14 March 2012

An absolutely stunning hotel. Fantastic location, beautiful rooms and communal areas, great relaxed service and the best food we had on the island. The price makes it a treat but we thought it was worth every penny.

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LONDON
Reviewed 6 March 2012

GALLE FORT HOTEL The creative management that earned such a fine reputation for the Galle Fort Hotel has sold a few months ago and the hotel is under new management. It is now owned by a company rather than individuals. There seems to be few substantial changes in either the hotel itself or the staff. The senior staff is extremely...

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canada
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Perfectly located in the middle of the fort, a little oasis with large, comfortable and clean rooms, surrounding a courtyard and a welcoming pool. There is a lovely relaxing lounge area and inner veranda for guests to enjoy delicious meals. The staff are helpful and the service is good. This beautifully decorated and charming boutique hotel is well worth a...

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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: Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian, Fusion
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  • Bar/Lounge
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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 District > Galle
Price Range: $203 - $666 (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:
#5 Family Hotel in Galle
#6 Luxury Hotel in Galle
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“The loft suites offer two level living, with a very quiet bedroom overhead and living facilities downstairs.”
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“Upper floors may have a better view”
Manyshoes, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“Loft suite- cool, split level, colonial style, amazing bed, good location”
O1810VYnicolew, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The first floor two-level rooms are charming”
DewarD_12, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“They are all different, and unique. I loved the Portuguese Barracks room.”
frequenttraveller63, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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