Located within the ramparts of the ancient Dutch Fort in the historic city of Galle, The Galle Fort Hotel is an old merchant's hotel which has now been transformed into beautiful boutique hotel. The city of Galle is approximately 116km away from Colombo while it is also known to be the transportation hub when considering the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. Guests can enjoy a journey through the coastal motorway which runs along the South-Western coastal belt, the Southern railway line or even the Southern Expressway.
Garden Room - The Galle Fort Hotel offers three garden rooms which include air-conditioning, a king size four poster bed, white cotton sheets, a canopied mosquito net and a gallery bathroom with a shower and Italian fittings. The rooms include double French doors that lead you to a tiny private parterre garden and a wall fountain while there is a poolside verandah offering you a comfortable day bed that overlooks the hotel courtyard as well as the garden.
Loft Suites - Equal to small villas, the loft suites are large and two storey with air-conditioning while the loft becomes the bedroom with a four poster bed offering a romantic setting. There is also an elegant sitting room adorned with beautiful antique furniture while the large verandah is also furnished with colonial style furniture with views of the garden, swimming pool and the grand colonnade.
Porcelain Suite - With a 20 foot ceiling, this suite is fully air-conditioned and includes a separate dressing/bathroom. The Dutch windows offer spectacular views of the hotel's unique surroundings. There are elegant porcelain displays while there are antique Sri Lankan cabinets as well as a four poster bed.
Admiral Cheng Ho Suite - A double storey suite, this has been named to commemorate the visit of the admiral in the year 1406. The decor mainly consists of antique Chinese and South-East Asian fittings. To accommodate the two levels, the suite includes two air-conditioners. There is a double bed upstairs and an antique Chinese Opium bed downstairs. There is also a two storey outdoor bathroom with a large elevated waterfall shower.
Library Suite - This suite is massive while being fully air-conditioned and also includes two king size four poster beds with a large separate bathroom. The cozy sitting area can be opened up as a balcony onto the archway of the main building while this suite is perfect for small families.
Mews Suite - Ideal as a cubby house for kids which is conveniently air-conditioned, the Mews Suite is a mini private villa which is a huge double storey unit. Excellent for small families with kids, the little ones can hang out upstairs while the parents can spend some alone time downstairs in their private bedroom. This room leads to a courtyard that is filled with frangipani, a granite shower and a daybed.
Grand Apartment 1 & 2 - Grand and well balanced, this unit occupies the top floor of the old wing and consists of two air-conditioned king size bedrooms, with attached bathrooms as well as oversized showers. There is also a full size verandah while you can rent one of the suites and share the verandah and living room.
There are a myriad of activities and places that you can enjoy and visit while spending a heartfelt holiday at the Galle Fort Hotel. The hotel can organize many tours enabling you to experience the culture and the beauty of Sri Lanka. Places that you can go to include the historical Dutch Fort in Sri Lanka, the South Western part of the island which includes famous beaches such as Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa. There are many water based sports that you can enjoy while holidaying in the south while whale and dolphin watching as well as snorkelling should not be missed.
The Galle Fort Hotel is famed for its mouth-watering Asian Fusion cooking taking into consideration the fresh local produce that they can find, from seafood to fruits and vegetables. The service offered has always managed to exceed guest's expectations while the food includes Sri Lankan and non Sri Lankan cuisine. The desserts are always a heavenly delight. The property that houses the Galle Fort Hotel is an old mansion that has been restored while there is a shady courtyard that is well hidden and surrounded by the hotel's rooms and suites. The outdoor swimming pool is always a welcoming site beckoning you to enjoy a swim on a warm and sunny day.