The Galle Fort Hotel
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at The Galle Fort Hotel in Galle (Galle District), you’ll be minutes from Historical Mansion and National Maritime Museum. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Dutch Reformed Church and Galle Lighthouse.
Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have showers and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Walkung through thus UNESCO town we loved looking at this former Governors Resident. Easy to imagine royalty & dignitaries dining in this space and pre dinner drinks on the verandah. We did the pre dinner drinks here.
Everything in hotel is like being in a poirot film. The staff are the most amazing friendly people you can meet. The rooms are what I expected, with everything available to guests. Bed is incredible and access to pool, brilliant from garden rooms. Breakfast is great, done with time and care to make you feel five star. A must if you want a proper galle fort experience.
We never stayed at the Hotel ( It has only 13 rooms ) but used it like it was during the test match here . Staff were incredibly welcoming and service was nothing less than slick. The food too was amazing at a lot less than you might think. Sitting on the veranda sipping beer one could have been anywhere . A gem ..
According to locals, before it was sold to the current owners, this was a first class hotel. There is no doubt it could be again. However, in spite of some of the surprisingly positive reviews here on Trip Advisor, it most certainly isn’t now.
The raw material is there. Excellent location, lovely historic building, impressive common areas, lovely courtyard for meals and, last but not least, excellent friendly service. BUT....
...as several reviewers have mentioned, the rooms desperately need some TLC and money spending on them and the kitchen needs an overhaul.
First the room. Again the raw material is there in terms of construct, but badly stained chair covers, frayed and dirty carpet, slightly leaking roof, smell of drains, rickety cupboards, dimmer not working, etc, all demand renovations, which the helpful manager admitted were being undertaken in the next few months. Too late for me!
Now to the food. As has also been mentioned elsewhere, and on the basis of one meal only (stayed for 5 nights but only ate there on the first), the dinner standard is well below other restaurants in Galle (eg curry served cold is not an appetising prospect), for example the excellent Fort Printers down the road. Breakfasts are below average compared to the 4 other hotels of similar rating that I stayed in. As an example, a tiny bowl of what they called muesli contained mainly bran and corn flakes. However, these are minor matters compared to the rooms.
Such a pity. Galling in fact...
I can’t express how much I loved my five night stay at Galle Fort, it is a very special hotel. all the staff are charming, welcoming and so helpful. They will organise anything for you from an umbrella to shelter you from the rain, to where to go for dinner and a pack up breakfast at 5am! I traveled with friends and my husband during the England vs Sri Lanka cricket and wasn’t expecting to enjoy my trip as much as I did and that has a lot to do with the hotel. I want to come back every year, our room, the Porcelan Suite was beautiful. The bed was romantic and comfortable and facilities were perfect, English plugs, lovely shower and toiletries and plenty of space, I want to stay here forever,