The Galle Fort Hotel
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2017

The Galle Fort Hotel

28, Church Street, Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka, 80000
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    The Galle Fort Hotel Reviews

    8.9
    Excellent
    /10
    (100 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Beautiful hotel, fabulous staff, great prices!"

    Anastasia

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    October 16, 2016

    9.0
    Exceptional cleanliness
    Recommended by 100% of guests

    Things you’ll love about The Galle Fort Hotel

    Things you'll love

    • 730 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.6
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    Exceptional location
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    Nearby
  • Galle Fort Maritime150 m
  • Dutch Reformed Church170 m
  • All Saints Anglican Church220 m
  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct220 m
  • Meera Mosque250 m
  • Galle National Museum300 m
  • Galle Lighthouse330 m
  • Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications380 m
  • Clock Tower460 m
  • Sinharaja Forest Reserve47.51 km
  • Value for money8.3
    Distance to city center1 km
    Location rating9.6
    Nearest airportKoggala Airport (KCT)
    Distance to airport12.2 km

    Rooms available at The Galle Fort Hotel

    8.5
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    The Grand Apartment
    The Grand Apartment
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    • Pool view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Portuguese Barracks Room
    Portuguese Barracks Room
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    Garden Rooms
    Garden Rooms
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 king bed
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    Loft Suite
    Loft Suite
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Porcelain Suite
    Porcelain Suite
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    • Shower
    • 1 king bed
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    Library Room
    Library Room
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    • Shower
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    Terrace Suite
    Terrace Suite
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    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    Admiral Cheng Ho Suite
    Admiral Cheng Ho Suite
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    • Shower
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    Suites
    Suites
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    • Shower
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    Portuguese Barracks Room
    Portuguese Barracks Room
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    • Shower
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    What people love about The Galle Fort Hotel

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff was exceptionally warm and attentive."

      Bianca

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      July 16, 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "A big thank you to the staff at The Galle Fort Hotel."

      Angela

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      December 2, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Wonderful hotel with incredible staff."

      Robert

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      June 22, 2016

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    5.6
    Review score

    "The GM was wonderful but he wasnt around."

    Rachna

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    January 16, 2017

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    4.0
    Review score

    "Staff were friendly"

    andrew

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    November 3, 2016

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    Reviews of The Galle Fort Hotel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (100)Booking.com Reviews (280)
    8.9
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    10
    Cleanliness9.0
    Facilities8.5
    Location9.6
    Room comfort and quality8.5
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.3
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Angela from Australia
    Couple
    Porcelain Suite
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

    When things don’t go as planned....”

    A big thank you to the staff at The Galle Fort Hotel. On our second day we had a lovely afternoon by the pool. Late in the afternoon I felt unwell. Long story short I ended up spending the night in hospital on a drip. The doctor diagnosed food poisoning but I think I became extremely dehydrated after a long walk in the crazy heat and being a bit silly drinking 2 cocktails instead of enough water. I didn’t do anything I wouldn’t do in any Asian country we visit regularly (Bali, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong), it was a freak thing but My partner and I were very concerned and the staff at Galle Fort were lovely, getting a car to take me to the hospital and even coming the following morning with a food delivery. There is no TV, you decide if this is a positive or negative for you but they do have a pool which in my book is a must have in Sri Lanka.

    Reviewed December 02, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sarah from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Porcelain Suite
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Everything I hoped for ”

    I saw this hotel two years ago when visiting Galle Fort and loved how beautifully it had been restored. Booked it specially this time around and was not disappointed. Staff were lovely and helpful. Room was beautiful and the pool was perfect for hot afternoons. Ate dinner there and was pleased the menu is more extensive than for non-hotel guests and because it’s a la carte it is also more affordable for hotel guests. I would highly recommend it for those looking for a special place to stay in Galle Fort.

    Reviewed February 18, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    joeri from Belgium
    Couple
    Portuguese Barracks Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

    Haven of tranquility - great location - superb ”

    We stayed a couple of days in this lovely hotel and truly enjoyed it. The place is stunning with a nice pool. The location is perfect to discover the old town. The rooms are charming. The food is great and staff is super helpful. We had an issue with one of the tour guides they advised and took full responsibility. Highly recommend

    Reviewed February 03, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Manoj from Sri Lanka
    Family with young children
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

    Stunning”

    Everything

    Having spent my entire childhood inside the Galle Fort, my stay at the Galle Fort Hotel brought me so many nostalgic, wonderful memories! The hotel certainly doesn't disappoint. Wonderful ambiance, great staff from the front office to the restaurant to everyone. Words can't describe how pleased we all were (we went with other friends) of the hotel. I will definitely go there again!

    Reviewed July 07, 2015
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Andrew from Malaysia
    Couple
    Porcelain Suite
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

    Galle Fort Hotel, Gall, Sri Lanka”

    this is a super colonial boutique hotel. The renovation has been completed to an excellent standard. There is great attention to detail in the style, quality of food (we ate in two evenings out of three) and service is first class. The staff are excellent, informative and friendly. I would highly recommend the hotel for couples or adults.

    Reviewed October 22, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jason from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Terrace Suite
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

    Beautiful oasis in stunning Galle Fort ”

    The property is straight out of the history books and has been renovated beautifully, the rooms are certainly unique and quirky but this all adds to the experience. The breakfast (around 4000LKR) was a delicious mixture of western or Sri Lankan, the staff were friendly and attentive and the pool and gardens were very special indeed. Recommend highly.

    Reviewed September 15, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Steven from Australia
    Couple
    The Grand Apartment
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

    Timeless Classic”

    One of the most historic and elegant places to stay, eat & drink in Galle Fort. Very welcoming staff especially Chamara who went out if his way to assist with check-in, gave us brief history of area and hotel., he checked in with us daily to make sure everything was good. We stayed in Grand Apartment 1 and it was truly lovely, very spacious, huge 4 post bed, seperate change area and bathroom. Outside room was a huge shared lounge area great for chilling out when it rained! Small, but nice and refreshing pool with loungers. Breakfast was scrumptious, menu style with plenty of choice, cooked fresh and served quickly, magnificent homemade banana bread 👌. We had dinner on 2 of our night and both times food was excellent. Staff are excellent, polite and friendly- including resident cats! Nothing too much trouble. We had a lovely stay and would highly recommend Galle Fort Hotel for a truly special experience right in the centre of everything the Fort has to offer. Thank you 🙏

    Reviewed August 17, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Bianca from Sri Lanka
    Family with teens
    Loft Suite
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    Excelent”

    Beautiful place that you can really relax. Since it has only 13 rooms its really very quite. Staff was exceptionally warm and attentive. We had booked with breakfast and it was outstanding. Rooms are larger and it has a very different concept than most hotel rooms.

    Reviewed July 16, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Camilla from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Garden Rooms
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

    Charming, characterful, boutique hotel in the heart of Galle Fort”

    Very attentive staff, good food and a lovely courtyard pool. The ideal hotel in Galle Fort

    Reviewed March 02, 2019
    5.6
    ina from New Zealand
    Couple
    Garden Rooms
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Above average”

    Very claustrophobic and old. Lost in time but if you like that old colonial feel this hotel is for you. Staff couldn’t be friendlier and more helpful. In fairness we said it wasn’t our style and they immediately approved a refund for the next night.

    Reviewed February 27, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    David from Australia
    Couple
    Loft Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Amazing hotel and best location”

    We loved our stay at the Galle Fort Hotel on our honeymoon, and the staff made our special occasion even more special. The location is great and the rooms are really awesome. Pool is a big plus too. Restaurant owner by the hotel next door has amazing Sri Lankan dinners

    Reviewed January 11, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ryan from United States
    Couple
    Porcelain Suite
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Just excellent ”

    Have been waiting to go to Galle Fort Hotel ever since I had a drink on the veranda in 2008 and have been back many times. It is a spectacular hotel, with amazing attention to detail. Very attune to its Dutch Colonial past. The food is not often reviewed, but I think it is one of the best restaurants in Galle/Sri Lanka.Try the Lampraise with cashew curry

    Reviewed December 10, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Yang from China
    Couple
    Garden Rooms
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017

    Impressive experience and staff”

    A Very impressive stay The hotel is located in the center of Galle Fort and it used to be an warehouse many many years ago The room is different than normal five star hotels but as clean and cozy. The staff was really helpful and smiling all the time. And they gave us a special tea during check out which was a surprise.

    Reviewed June 04, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kym from Singapore
    Couple
    Loft Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

    Great location with superb service ”

    Wish there was a spa in the hotel and it would have been a resort. Everything was perfect! Manager was very friendly and hospitable. All the staff were always ready to help. Definitely recommend to stay here

    Reviewed January 31, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    JIAXIN from China
    Couple
    Loft Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

    Good service ”

    The manager and other staff were kind and helpful, decoration is nice as well, but the facilities are old and lack of maintenance. Be careful when you swim because the edge of swimming pool is very sharp

    Reviewed January 18, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mike from New Zealand
    Couple
    The Grand Apartment
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    Fantastic Service”

    We had a amazing stay at Galle Fort Hotel, Zameer the manager was so hospitable and welcoming. He let us leave our bags all of the following day after checkout and also use the facilities to change before our evening flight. Will be coming back for sure!

    Reviewed January 18, 2017
    4.0
    andrew from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    avoid at all costs”

    this hotel prides itself on its historical feel but unfortunately that stretches to the décor and facilities too. the room was old, dirty and full of dust whilst the pool looked positively unhealthy. I was forced to check out early for the health of my family. staff were friendly

    Reviewed November 03, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    David from New Zealand
    Group
    Loft Suite
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

    Simply the best for location, facilities and staff”

    We stayed here as two couples and enjoyed the old world charm with excellent modern comforts. The beautifully restored surrounds were charming and the staff looked after our every need where nothing was too much trouble. This stay was the highlight of our Sri Lankan holiday and with the Gale Fort right outside our door we were spoilt for choice when eating, shopping and site seeing.

    Reviewed October 23, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Chantal from Australia
    Family with young children
    Garden Rooms
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    Magical place”

    This hotel is like stepping back in time in a beautiful way. If you enjoy history and old worldly places you will appreciate this hotel. The rooms are modern and comfortable inside. The staff are gorgeous and the food was delicious .

    Reviewed May 27, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mairi from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

    Best hotel ever...”

    Our room, pool, food, location, general ambience...

    We had a wonderful two-night stay here. Our room was amazing and the whole atmosphere of the place was so relaxing and a really special experience. The staff couldn't have been more professional, courteous or helpful and we will always treasure the memory.

    Reviewed September 07, 2015
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