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Galle Fort Hotel

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came for lunch at the Galle Fort Hotel and we loved it to the core. We were staying at Unawatuna and our friends had recommended us the Galle Fort Hotel for lunch and it was definitely the highlight of our trip. If you are in for local cuisine, definitely order the Sri Lankan Fish and Chicken Curry along with...

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

Dear Varun N, We really are most grateful for your review and I am delighted you and your friends had an enjoyable lunch with us and loved it to the core. Thank you. It is very generous of you to mention that it was the highlight of your trip and I will pass on your sentiments to Executive Chef Shanil...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Overall, loved the hotel and the Galle fort area, cultural immersion and relaxation all in one. Breakfast was not great IMO, more options needed. The room price was also too expensive for Sri Lanka, which is an affordable destination overall. Internet was good in common areas but not in rooms. Rooms had a lovely decor and feel, no TV (which...

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

Dear esperanza-wanderer, It was lovely to get your review and I must thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Your note about breakfast comes as a bit of a surprise as so many of our guests post remarks that it is a highlight! I might add that our breakfast menu offers a full range of either Western or tasty...

Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The 2 nights stay was generally good with nice '2level' room, very nice spruced up heritage property which touches of old and new juxtapose with gentle garden setting and the quiet old street of Galle. minor things to get more personalized service to the room; there's tidbits jars in the room but mostly was a bit not fresh considering its...

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

Dear lawc22, Thank you very much for your candid review and in particular for mentioning you felt the Sri Lankan sweet meats in your room were not fresh and the teabags were not topped up during your stay. Minor things as you say but they should have been attended to and I will pass on your feedback to the housekeeping...

Athens, Greece
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best rotti we tasted during our holidays. The menu is simple and the chef is a genius! Prices were reasonable for the food but a bit pricey for the drinks. Service was ok but we did feel at some point that the place was understaffed. Better make a reservation to skip waiting at a queue outside the restaurant. for sitting...

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

Dear MaViDouk, We are very pleased to receive your review and its wonderful feedback to learn that our roti has a great taste. The shop has only been operating for a short time and is already gaining notoriety. We must obviously have sufficient staff on to service our customers and I appreciate you telling us it was a bit light...

Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pickup arranged by the hotel : No assistance with luggage and no bottled water offered despite costing 13,500LKR Check in: We checked in after midnight, there was no check in process but ushered into Loft Suite 3 quickly with no introduction to the room etc Loft Suite 3: Arrangement of the room, bedroom upstairs with toilet and shower downstairs was...

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

Dear PatrickTH2013, Many thanks for your review and feedback after your 2 night stay in the hotel. We outsource all our transfers and after relaying the lack of assistance offered to you at the airport the company appreciate the comment but regrets he incident. You arrived at the hotel at 1.15am in the morning and staff are most mindful that...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautifully renovated old Dutch building. It is comfortable, luxurious and the service was excellent. From the introduction by the hotel manager to the attention of the staff I would highly recommend this place. Rooms were spacious and clean, the pool was wonderful and we had a great traditional string hopper breakfast. The only minor negative was the...

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

Dear Gloria575, It was a pleasure having you stay with us and I am most grateful for your review. Thank you for mentioning that the hotel was comfortable, luxurious and the service excellent. I will have our IT people check the strength of the WIFI signal but appreciate the feedback. We are pleased you found our rooms spacious and clean...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 6 wonderful days in Galle Fort Hotel last week, and were absolutely delighted with our choice. We quickly became accustomed to our leisurely breakfasts on the balcony overlooking the pool, lunch on the shady front verandah, followed by a dip in the pool, a nap in our stunning loft suite in what was the most...

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

Dear Sarah G, Thank you so much for your generous and candid review and it was an absolute pleasure to meet both you and Philippe. I am very pleased you enjoyed your 6 day stay with us and had time to soak up the colonial elegance in this 17th century mansion. Galle has a kaleidoscope of restaurants to choose from...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely 2 night stay at The Galle Fort. We stayed in The Garden Room - which from other reviews would suggest does not suit everyone's taste. it was definitely different - but quite fun, with the bedroom upstairs and the bathroom and lounge downstairs. Service was very attentive and the central pool a lovely relaxing spot. Breakfast...

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

Dear purplehush, It was wonderful to receive your review and we are very pleased you had a lovely 2 night stay with us. If you stayed in a room with the bedroom upstairs it was most likely a Loft Suite. These rooms are different from your normal hotel room and offer a different experience albeit in a 17th century Dutch...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Galle is a bit of an early to bed, early to rise town in off-season. We felt that being well located was not that much of a positive considering there wasn't much to do in the evenings which was the only time you could be outdoors for too long. Everything about this hotel is beautiful and charming except the rooms...

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

Dear Manyshoes, Its true Galle Fort is a bit of an early to bed type of place, but even in the evenings, great fun to explore. Thank you for mentioning in your review that GFH is beautiful and charming. You chose to sleep in the modern wing of the hotel but each of the 400 year old suites are individually...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are very pleased to have chosen to stay at this small luxury hotel. Before the trip I read from several travelers' sites to cross check the reviews and found those for Galle Fort Hotel are basically very good but just some negative comments on the afternoon tea and some places need more refurbishing. We're thinking well we'd just skip...

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

Dear CatFong, I am very pleased you decided to stay with us and thank you sincerely for your review and kind comment that the accommodation and hospitality were definitely one of the best we've ever had. It’s great to read that you enjoyed the historical tales, room amenities and toiletries and found our staff to be attentive. The Simondou tin...

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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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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • 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: $214 - $676 (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 Luxury Hotel in Galle
#5 Family Hotel in Galle
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“The loft suites offer two level living, with a very quiet bedroom overhead and living facilities downstairs.”
, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“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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