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Galle Fort Hotel

09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Duns, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This 17th century characterful hotel only has 14 rooms giving it an intimate atmosphere. Our large room was on two floors, with the bedroom upstairs, overlooking the courtyard and pool. It was full of atmosphere, helped by the antiques scattered around. The breakfast was good (nice table service rather than buffet), however the evening a la carte menu was poor....

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Alameda, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place just oozes charm. The courtyard pool is lovely, our room was lovely, our dinner was delicious. The manager was very friendly and personable. The restoration of the building was done perfectly. Please stay here!

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Sydney
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for two nights. This small boutique hotel looks amazing with the rooms arranged on two levels around a central pool and garden area. The rooms were basic (no tv or safe) but extremely comfortable. The breakfast was very good and they offered a set menu or a la carte in the evening. Located in the centre of...

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Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Galle Fort is a beautiful hotel, great location but falls very short in comparison to the price. Not one member of staff asked if everything was ok, warm beer is just poor in an establishment of this caliber. We booked three rooms for our party and the ground floor rooms are exceptionally noisy from 6.30 in the morning. All...

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

Dear GM, Thank you for reviewing the hotel and it is of course disappointing to read about some issues that made your stay less enjoyable. There are no excuses for warm beer or unwanted noise early in the morning and I will follow up on both. Your feedback is much appreciated. All of our staff are friendly and approachable at...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Galle Fort is a gem of an establishment. Perfectly situated within the walls of the Fort and offering everything from an extremely warm welcome from Management and staff to exhibited comfort and no better place than the wide verandah to while away time between exploring the Fort. I will return I hope.

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

Dear EJLenahan, Your review is very much appreciated and it is great to read that everything from the hotels location, our warm welcome, discovering the Forts unique culture and heritage resonated well with you. We most certainly look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards, David E

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant hotel. In the confines of the Galle Forte, the hotel was in the perfect position. The staff couldnt have been friendlier and more helpful. The dining at the hotel was good. The food was fantastic but the service was a little tardy. Would definitely stay here again.

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

Dear melissa_usa_ca, It was great to receive your review and of course we are pleased to know you would definitely stay with us again. When the Dutch built the ramparts this property was the centre of Dutch administration and makes navigating around the Fort a pleasure as everything is within easy reach. Thank you for sharing with us that the...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps we should have guessed that booking the Portuguese Barrack room that facilities would be rather spartan. We had a very comfortable bed, but because it came with a mosquito net it wasn't particularly useable. For relaxation , other then the bed, the room consisted of 2 individual hard chairs. The main feature of the room was a huge stone...

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

Dear GregG333333, The Portuguese Barracks is one of several room categories and is located on the ground floor of this former 17th century Dutch merchant's house. Former stables, horses were cared for in this room and provided transportation for members of the household. I am pleased you enjoyed the comfort of the bed and have noted the low water pressure...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is a lovely piece of architecture which gives a really comfortable old world feel. The room was well maintained and contained thoughtful amenities and comfortable furniture. The service provided was excellent, the staff were friendly and knowledgable. Really appreciate the time they spent with us to tell us about the hotel and the city.

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

Dear NidhiRo, It was a pleasure meeting you both and we are most grateful for your thoughtful and generous review. The hotels subtle sense of colonial grandeur, sweeping verandahs and courtyards, columns and arches and elegantly furnished minimalist style interiors have all been skillfully blended to leave you with an impression that the old and the new seamlessly mirror the...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't stay at this stunning property during a recent vacation to Sri Lanka, but I definitely plan to stay here the next time I visit. My travel companion and I had dinner here after a long day exploring the infinitely charming Galle. I had the Sri Lankan curry and rice, which was strictly alright, but that's not the point....

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

Dear sitamenon, The Galle Fort is a world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European settlers. Exploring it on foot is one of the pleasures of visiting Galle and having dinner at GFH is the perfect way to end the day. Your review is most welcome, particularly for mentioning that the restaurant, the ambience,...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous building, room, setting. One of the only pools in the old town and excellent location. However, the service leaves much to be desired. The food is mediocre at best, and the wait staff are not great. The set menu food is inconsistent. The management seemed confused at some simple issues to deal with. Recommend checking out the roti restaurant...

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

Dear Maximilian F, Many thanks for your review and it’s good to know you enjoyed the many aspects of your stay including the setting and location of the property. The hotel is conveniently situated in the middle of the Fort and access to the ramparts, shops and restaurants is within short walking distance. It’s disappointing that you found the set...

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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: $228 - $469 (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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“Book upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles GM990, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Check out the descriptions of each room carefully”
 of 5 bubbles GregG333333, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“A little away from the breakfast area would feel more private when opening a window”
 of 5 bubbles NidhiRo, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the loft rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles LadyOnTheRoad132, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms face the pool, so any would be fine”
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