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The Fort Printers

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23/06/2017 24/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Bentota, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Fort Printers Hotel and especially the old wing which is charming and stylish and certainly is a defining establishment that typifies the fabric of the amazing modern day Galle Fort. Lovely staff, great food, rooms with character and a courtyard pool. If you have the choice book the Headmasters Suite overlooking the pool and gardens.

Thank Benjamin P
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very central hotel in the Galle Fort, the hotel has an interesting history which is explained to you at check in. We walked everywhere in the Fort and walked into Galle township. The markets were very interesting. We were staying in the Headmaster's room and loved the decor. Our room was virtually three rooms in one. The only problem...

Thank fisibs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our two days in Galle and our stay at The Fort Printers. The welcome was warm and hospitable and the room (Church Suite 1) was large and comfortable. The rooms are all built around outdoor courtyards that are charming and our room seemed very private with only two other rooms in that part of the hotel. There...

Thank Jamesinmanila
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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...

Thank jesska77
TijanaBrdar, Manager at The Fort Printers, responded to this review

Dear Jessica, Thank you for taking time to review your stay at our hotel and for choosing us for your special occasion. The Fort Printers is an 18th Century Dutch mansion which previously served as the Galle printing press and it’s located in the historic Galle Fort, now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This unique, 16th century colonial Fort,...

Pattaya, Thailand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

Thank mwbell2000
London, England
Reviewed 28 March 2017

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...

Thank RichmondRose
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 March 2017 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...

Thank Crispin2013
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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...

Thank Kadambari M
Reviewed 26 March 2017 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...

Thank Ccabell
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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...

Thank JennyB_10

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“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: $212 - $357 (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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“All the rooms seem to have a certain charm. Not many have a view as they all face onto interior courtyards.”
Jamesinmanila, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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
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