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The Fort Printers

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I booked this hotel as a treat as I was in Galle for my birthday during a solo trip of Sri Lanka. I enjoyed a little bit of luxury for two nights, but for the price I could have stayed at somewhere much more luxurious at many other places in Asia. I was particularly disappointed by the pool which I...

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Pattaya, Thailand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely period hotel. We stayed in the Prefects Suite with the pool two steps from our door. The bathroom was beautiful complete with two sinks and a free-standing Victorian bath. I have only two minor gripes: after travelling some hours, the tour of the hotel could have waited till after a shower; I don't like tea and there were...

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London, England
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Printers is in a great location in the centre of Galle Fort. The staff are very friendly and helpful and we appreciated being given a short guided tour when we arrived. The courtyard by the pool made a wonderful setting for dinner and breakfast. We didn't need to use our adaptor plugs as English sockets were provided. There didn't...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is that rare thing - a heritage hotel, which has few pretensions. There's plenty else to recommend it. As the name suggests the main building of the hotel was until not that long ago the local printers. Conservation laws, as well as a sensitive conversion, mean that the communal areas and the rooms in the 'heritage wing' have nice...

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mumbai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in love with Fort Printers from the moment we booked it two months before our travel dates. Our expectations were met and more as soon as we arrived and were welcomed by the sweet, sweet manager Peter. Peter was extremely friendly and helpful during our stay. We absolutely loved the vibe of the place along with the the...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After the bustle of Galle this place was a step back in time and a nice respite from the heat. I was amazed by how cool the interiors are despite the heat outside. The buildings construction is really neat and is really pleasant to look at. The meal we had was very tasty. And the wait team very friendly. The...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved Fort Printers from the moment we were met by the super friendly manager Peter and shown around this lovely hotel. Our room was in the extended building over the road and was roomy, well decorated and very comfortable. The hotel has put lots of thought into what their guests might need and this was shown out in the...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want the best location, best hotel, best staff, best food, best people, best everything you are looking for in a holiday, stop right here. This is in the heart of Galle Fort. It was an old printer house which changed into multiple things including a school and finally became a hotel in 2005 (I think). It is a...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were welcomed warmly and shown around the premises before being taken to our room which was the upstairs room across the road from the main building. This was spacious and quiet. The bathroom had a bath and a separate shower area with both overhead and lower shower heads. The formal dining room is lovely and we had an excellent...

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Saratoga CA
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Called to make reservations .The manager Tjiana was extremely helpful .she not only helped make the reservations but answered all queries about galle fort area. The food at this restaurant was excellent .Exremely well cooked and presented beautifully too. The Sri Lankan dishes were as good as the continental dishes. The service was spectacular .the home made ice creams were...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
“Guests get the convenience of hotel services and the ambiance of a villa at Fort Printers… The eighteenth-century mansion turned printing facility now houses five stylish, antiques-filled suites—four linked via a second-story walkway, common in colonial buildings of the era; the fifth, poolside. The jackwood floors, copper-lined rain showers, and extra-long lap pool are generating a buzz among design-savvy visitors.” - Conde`Nast Traveler Hot List 2006 ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fort Printers

Address: 39 Pedlar St | Galle Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Price Range: $220 - $652 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Fort Printers 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Don't book the Headmaster's suite - it has two rooms, one of which was very hot and on three levels.”
mwbell2000, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The annexed rooms over the road offer a quiet ambience.”
JennyB_10, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I think all the rooms should be brilliant!!”
DrRushinM, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Send an email to book early”
elliotm494, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a room in the annex, very quiet and peaceful”
Lamontr, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
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