Hotels in Galle Prices, Comfort, Experience
Built on a bluff overlooking the Indian Ocean this distinctive beach-front hotel is a short distance from Galle town. It offers two swimming pools, a lovely terrace overlooking the sea, excellent food, service and prices.Book Now
The building that houses the Amagalla Hotel was originally built in 1684 as the quarters for the Dutch Governor and his staff. In 1865 the British used the building as a barracks and then converted it into a hotel named the New Oriental Hotel. This hotel in its heyday was one of the finest hotels in Asia and was a favourite amongst the British Raj. European travelers stayed here when their ships pulled into port on their journeys to and from countries such as Australia, Singapore, Malaya and Indonesia. When ships no longer called into Galle harbor the grand old lady of Galle slowly lost her luster and fell into disrepair. The author as a young boy in the 1970's remembers staying at this hotel when it was a mere shell of its past glory. Recently revives and refurbished it is now one of the most exclusive hotels in the world. It exudes an old-world charm but offers modern day conveniences.
In keeping with its image of exclusivity it is very very expensive and hard to book into. The meals are sumptuous and the selection extensive. Both Western and Sri Lankan food is served. The hotel is clean and professionally managed. The staff is well trained, courteous and helpful. The hotel is right in the heart of Gall Fort, walking distance from all major attractions.Book Now
Located on the beach about 17 km from Galle, this boutique hotel with Dutch style colonnaded architecture blends colonial and local motifs to create an interesting ambiance. Most rooms have private balconies or courtyards. The food, service and staff are excellent.Book Now
Located near Unawatuna beach, a short distance from Galle, this luxury boutique hotel offers fantastic vistas of the sea and surrounding country. The staff are friendly and the food excellent. An excellent beach is a short walk away.Book Now
The Dutch House
Located on a small hill about 15 minutes from the Galle Fort, the Dutch House, built in 1712, was once the residence of a prosperous Dutch spice merchant. Converted into a boutique hotel it has four very large, tastefully decorated, high ceilinged rooms that open onto a covered verandah, a large lawn and lush garden. The rooms are furnished with well-chosen antique and modern furniture. At a lower level of the garden is an infinity pools that looks over the forest below. If you want to be pampered and have some peace and quiet to relax then this is the place for you - truly paradise.
The service all around is excellent and the food is delicious. Breakfast and lunch served on site. Dinner is served at the sister property next door. The Sri Lankan breakfast is delicious. Because of the various antiques around the property guests must be over 14 years of age.Book Now
Located on a tea plantation about 20 minutes away from Galle, this small 7 room accommodation has fantastic views from every room. This "Yoga Hideaway" with yoga, meditation classes and traditional ayurvedic massages is a tranquil place to pamper yourself.Book Now
Deco On 44
Located in the heart of the fort this small boutique hotel is housed in a 1930s, art deco building once the home of a prosperous gem merchant. Its seven rooms and furnished in period furniture. The food, service and its central location are prefect.Book Now
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