Galle Fort - Sri Lanka - Galle

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Floors:2, Rooms:7, Check-in time:12:00, Check-out time:11:00

This property is a 6-minute walk from the beach. Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, The Galle Fort Hotel is a 13 suite boutique hotel located inside the historic Galle Fort. The hotel has an outdoor pool and terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.

Certain rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Rooms include a private bathroom fitted with a shower. For your comfort, you will find bath robes, free toiletries and a hair dryer.

There is a dry cleaning service at the property.

The hotel also offers bike hire and car hire. Dutch Church Galle is 200 m from The Galle Fort Hotel, while Galle Light house is 300 m from the property.

This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Galle! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

You get a good value, according to couples who spent time at the property. They rate it 8.1.

If you want to request something specific, you can do that in the next step before you book. After you book, we'll provide details so you can contact the property directly.

Location

Area Info: Church Street, Galle, Sri Lanka

Address: Church Street, Galle

Area Info

The seaside town of Galle is 116 Km. from Colombo by road or rail down the southwest coast. Both routes are picturesque following the coastline closely for much of the way.

Todays town has grown greatly and spreads into the hinterland but the Fort is the slowbeating heart of Galles history. The walled city has stood since the early sixteenth century through the Colonial periods of the Portuguese Dutch and British and in our present times is proclaimed as an Archaeological Reserve and been identified as a living World Heritage Site.

The etymology of the name Galle is explained as probably a corruption of the Sinhalese gala a cattle fold or postingplace from which the Portuguese named it PointdeGalle. The simpler and more popular theory is found in the similarity of the Sinhalese word gala for rock which the Portuguese duplicated by adopting the Latin word gallus for rooster. They thus designed the coatofarms of the city as that of a rooster standing upon a rocky perch.

The Portuguese took Galle from the Sinhala kings in 1587 and erected the first fortifications a single wall fronted by a moat which extended from the sea to the harbor. The Dutch landed in 1640 with 12 ships and 2000 men under the command of Wilhelm Jacobsz Coster who defeated the Portuguese after severe fighting and a fourday siege.

The Dutch later converted the Portuguese fortalezza into a single bastion which they named Zwart Bastion and built a formidable line of defence ringing the walled town by ten bastions which endure to this day. Akersloot Bastion is named after the birthplace of Coster the Dutch commander who captured Galle. The name has been chiselled on a stone at the spot and also bears a date which however has no bearing on the date of erection of the Bastion. The grim old walls are a favourite promenade for Galles citizens and its visitors alike.

Through the rolling streams of Time and Change Galle still retains as few other towns in Sri Lankaan atmosphere of the past. The town was graced with considerable civic amenities and military features. Two hundred years ago there was introduced a stormwater drainage system which prevented flooding in the Fort so sophisticated as to have great bricklined underground drains which were automatically flushed twice a day by the tide.

Despite recent facelifts and new facades to many of the houses and the introduction of modern civic amenities like electricity telephone systems water and drainage services the streets remain narrow and many are known by their original names such as LeynBaan street Zeeberg street and Moderabaay street. A peep into the old houses reveal them to be spacious and airy with large ornamental doors and windows pillared verandahs and cool inner courtyards and gardens.

Policies

Each hotel gives sometimes different policies for cancellation or changes this for different room types and rate offers.
To make this easy for you when you roll over the cancellation note behind each room type you will be able to get informed.

Always we are ready to make changes for you after your reservation is made.
You only need to inform us by mail in order for us to make the modifications and re confirm it with the hotel.

For the Sri Lanka all resorts and hotels have their own policy, for secure bookings and cancellation terms.
You will be informed on that during the bookings procedure that will be send to you after package deal is confirmed with you.

For any additional services it might be that the cancellations term is not the same.
In case different you will be informed from that on a separate note.

Maybe you are interested in a different arrangement or extra services? Just email us.
The details you can find on the contact us page, and we will gladly assist you.

Floors:2, Rooms:7, Check-in time:12:00, Check-out time:11:00

This property is a 6-minute walk from the beach. Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, The Galle Fort Hotel is a 13 suite boutique hotel located inside the historic Galle Fort. The hotel has an outdoor pool and terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.

Certain rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Rooms include a private bathroom fitted with a shower. For your comfort, you will find bath robes, free toiletries and a hair dryer.

There is a dry cleaning service at the property.

The hotel also offers bike hire and car hire. Dutch Church Galle is 200 m from The Galle Fort Hotel, while Galle Light house is 300 m from the property.

This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Galle! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

You get a good value, according to couples who spent time at the property. They rate it 8.1.

If you want to request something specific, you can do that in the next step before you book. After you book, we'll provide details so you can contact the property directly.

Area Info: Church Street, Galle, Sri Lanka

Address: Church Street, Galle

The seaside town of Galle is 116 Km. from Colombo by road or rail down the southwest coast. Both routes are picturesque following the coastline closely for much of the way.

Todays town has grown greatly and spreads into the hinterland but the Fort is the slowbeating heart of Galles history. The walled city has stood since the early sixteenth century through the Colonial periods of the Portuguese Dutch and British and in our present times is proclaimed as an Archaeological Reserve and been identified as a living World Heritage Site.

The etymology of the name Galle is explained as probably a corruption of the Sinhalese gala a cattle fold or postingplace from which the Portuguese named it PointdeGalle. The simpler and more popular theory is found in the similarity of the Sinhalese word gala for rock which the Portuguese duplicated by adopting the Latin word gallus for rooster. They thus designed the coatofarms of the city as that of a rooster standing upon a rocky perch.

The Portuguese took Galle from the Sinhala kings in 1587 and erected the first fortifications a single wall fronted by a moat which extended from the sea to the harbor. The Dutch landed in 1640 with 12 ships and 2000 men under the command of Wilhelm Jacobsz Coster who defeated the Portuguese after severe fighting and a fourday siege.

The Dutch later converted the Portuguese fortalezza into a single bastion which they named Zwart Bastion and built a formidable line of defence ringing the walled town by ten bastions which endure to this day. Akersloot Bastion is named after the birthplace of Coster the Dutch commander who captured Galle. The name has been chiselled on a stone at the spot and also bears a date which however has no bearing on the date of erection of the Bastion. The grim old walls are a favourite promenade for Galles citizens and its visitors alike.

Through the rolling streams of Time and Change Galle still retains as few other towns in Sri Lankaan atmosphere of the past. The town was graced with considerable civic amenities and military features. Two hundred years ago there was introduced a stormwater drainage system which prevented flooding in the Fort so sophisticated as to have great bricklined underground drains which were automatically flushed twice a day by the tide.

Despite recent facelifts and new facades to many of the houses and the introduction of modern civic amenities like electricity telephone systems water and drainage services the streets remain narrow and many are known by their original names such as LeynBaan street Zeeberg street and Moderabaay street. A peep into the old houses reveal them to be spacious and airy with large ornamental doors and windows pillared verandahs and cool inner courtyards and gardens.

Each hotel gives sometimes different policies for cancellation or changes this for different room types and rate offers.
To make this easy for you when you roll over the cancellation note behind each room type you will be able to get informed.

Always we are ready to make changes for you after your reservation is made.
You only need to inform us by mail in order for us to make the modifications and re confirm it with the hotel.

For the Sri Lanka all resorts and hotels have their own policy, for secure bookings and cancellation terms.
You will be informed on that during the bookings procedure that will be send to you after package deal is confirmed with you.

For any additional services it might be that the cancellations term is not the same.
In case different you will be informed from that on a separate note.

Maybe you are interested in a different arrangement or extra services? Just email us.
The details you can find on the contact us page, and we will gladly assist you.

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***Additional child(ren) under 11.99 years old you can mark on your final form in the comment field.

Facilities

  • Satellite Cable TV
  • Balcony
  • Air Conditioning
  • Special Diet Meals (upon request)
  • Safe
  • Currency exchange
  • Car Rental
  • Laundry service
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Ironing Service
  • Grounds
  • Terrace
  • Baggage Storage
  • Wireless Internet (Charge)
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shower/Douche
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry
  • Satelite TV
  • Balcony
  • Room Service

Restaurants (Eat and Drink)

In Galle, fresh produce and seafood are available in abundance all year round; famous for our delectable lobster and jumbo prawns, we also have the luxury of being able to select from the widest range of the freshest fruit and vegetables. No surprise then that freshness forms the foundation of our food philosophy.

Our menu is quite literally a wonderful journey, since we draw inspiration from the famous Spice Route – the one merchants travelled from Europe to the mysterious lands of the East, in search of exotic spices.

Every dish that makes its aromatic way from our kitchen to your table, is also laced with that most precious ingredient – inspiration. We add that little something extra to every offering on our menu, so that, ever after, you will say “I wish they made it like the Galle Fort Hotel does”. Visit the Galle Fort Hotel and experience the cuisine of the best best restaurants in Galle Fort.

Rate Information

Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check in and may incur additional charges.
And special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Extra Bed (s) and Children

Children that are below 6 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Children that are below 2 years stay free of charge i.a. cotscribs.
Children that are and above 12 years and adults have extra charge per person per night extra bed.
Children from 3 to 11.99 years have 50% DISCOUNT on extra bed charge.
Additional bed or baby cot can be only 1 per room.
Any extras are not calculated in the total costs and will have to be payed locally.
Only if stated in the room type extra bed is included if selected in the total room rate.
Extra discounts for additional children More than 1 in room you can always request in the comments field.

Transportation Policy

Many hotels offer transfer or transportation services. Sometimes free of charge. Just mail us after you have made your reservation and we will find the best options.
For individual tours and trips you can make a choice from our selection under the tabs on top of this page. With most City Tours you are picked up from your hotel.

Additional information

GARDEN ROOMS
Offering three very comfortable spots in which to put down roots during your holiday; our Garden Rooms are ideal for two people and offer generous proportions, modern amenities and easy access to our frangipani scented courtyard.

LOFT SUITE
Who knew that loft was another word for love nest? These split level suites offer every practicality on the ground floor, and devote the upper level to the pleasures of an antique four poster bed.

PORCELAIN SUITE
A tribute to the 19th century blue and white porcelain plates that adorn one of its walls; this suite offers the ultimate in elegance, with the added luxury of possessing its own dressing room cum bathroom.

ADMIRAL CHENG HO SUITE
Many years before Columbus, the Chinese explored the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific with seven voyages of the “Treasure Fleet”, commanded by a powerful seven foot tall eunuch admiral named Cheng Ho. This suite commemorates his visit to Galle in 1406.

LIBRARY SUITE
The largest suite in the house, the Library Suite is perfect for small families, those travelling with parents or even just for two people who love each other but value their personal space!

GRAND APARTMENT SUITES
After first visiting our island, the Count was determined to find “the one spot which, by its sublime beauty, would fulfill my dreams and hold me there for life.” The iconic Taprobane Island proved to be that place. So too is our Grand Apartment.

THE GRAND APARTMENT
Designed by Count de Mauny-Talvande, a man of uncertain roots and morals, but undoubted taste, creativity and passion; this penthouse suite comprises two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom; and a salon cum dining room.

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