"Beautiful hotel, fabulous staff, great prices!"
October 16, 2016
730 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.3|
|Distance to city center||1 km|
|Nearest airport||Koggala Airport (KCT)|
|Distance to airport||12.2 km|
"Staff was exceptionally warm and attentive."
July 16, 2018
"A big thank you to the staff at The Galle Fort Hotel."
December 2, 2018
"Wonderful hotel with incredible staff."
June 22, 2016
"The GM was wonderful but he wasnt around."
January 16, 2017
Built in 2004, The Galle Fort Hotel is a distinct addition to Galle and a smart choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
The facilities and services provided by The Galle Fort Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk.
The ambiance of The Galle Fort Hotel is reflected in every guestroom. internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, wake-up service, desk are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including outdoor pool, garden. The Galle Fort Hotel is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Galle.
"Staff were friendly"
November 3, 2016
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-9 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 10 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
The Galle Fort Hotel
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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 🙏
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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.
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 .
Best hotel ever...”
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.