Ginganga Lodge hotel - Sri Lanka - Galle

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9.5 out of 10 Sri Priyarathana Mawatha, Bope (Show on map)

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Floors:1, Rooms:4, Check-in time:12:00, Check-out time:11:00

Located just outside of Galle in a quiet, secluded enclave of trees native to Sri Lanka, Ginganga Lodge is the perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city whilst remaining easily accessible to the historical sights of Galle. Enjoy spacious, comfortable rooms with luxurious open-style bathrooms and cozy queen-sized beds in a personal jungle space. Take a dip in a pool after a hard day's sight-seeing. Have a relaxing drink in the pavilion at sunset; watch the monkeys and listen to the bird-calls. Ginganga Lodge is for the visitor who wants to be close to nature whilst still enjoy the creature comforts that a modern hotel offers.

Location

Area Info: Sri Priyarathana Mawatha, Bope, Galle, Sri Lanka

Address: Sri Priyarathana Mawatha, Bope

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:1, Rooms:4, Check-in time:12:00, Check-out time:11:00

Located just outside of Galle in a quiet, secluded enclave of trees native to Sri Lanka, Ginganga Lodge is the perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city whilst remaining easily accessible to the historical sights of Galle. Enjoy spacious, comfortable rooms with luxurious open-style bathrooms and cozy queen-sized beds in a personal jungle space. Take a dip in a pool after a hard day's sight-seeing. Have a relaxing drink in the pavilion at sunset; watch the monkeys and listen to the bird-calls. Ginganga Lodge is for the visitor who wants to be close to nature whilst still enjoy the creature comforts that a modern hotel offers.

Area Info: Sri Priyarathana Mawatha, Bope, Galle, Sri Lanka

Address: Sri Priyarathana Mawatha, Bope

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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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Safe
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Newspapers
  • Shuttle service roundtrip airport
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden
  • Front desk - fax service
  • Free public parking on site
  • Honeymoon Suite
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tour Desk
  • A La Cart Restaurant
  • Grounds
  • Terrace
  • Baggage Storage
  • Wireless Internet (Charge)
  • Breakfast Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry
  • Room Service

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

STANDARD - DOUBLE
This ample living space is the perfect blend between what is expected from a modern hotel room and a home away from home. Sink into a luxurious mattress after a long hard day's sightseeing, or curl up in the window alcove with a good book and watch the sun set over the trees and flowers that surround the room. Located just a few seconds walk from the dining pavilion and swimming pool, the rooms are close enough to amenities, but far enough away for a good sense of privacy.Highlights include the huge open-plan bathroom with outdoor shower. High walls ensure privacy, but the roofless design gives guests a chance to feel at one with the wonderful wildlife that often comes out in the evening. All the artwork is locally sourced and carefully curated to give the room a unique feel, making your stay truly memorable.

STANDARD - TWIN
This ample living space is the perfect blend between what is expected from a modern hotel room and a home away from home. Sink into a luxurious matress after a long hard day's sightseeing, or curl up in the window alcove with a good book and watch the sun set over the trees and flowers that surround the room. Located just a few seconds walk from the dining pavilion and swimming pool, the rooms are close enough to amenities, but far enough away for a good sense of privacy.Highlights include the huge open-plan bathroom with outdoor shower. High walls ensure privacy, but the roofless design gives guests a chance to feel at one with the wonderful wildlife that often comes out in the evening. All the artwork is locally sourced and carefully curated to give the room a unique feel, making your stay truly memorable.

LUXURY DOUBLE
For those guests who want that extra degree of comfort and luxury in their travels, these luxury doubles are just perfect. Located just a short walk down a raised wooden walkway, these rooms are shielded on all sides by local trees which come alive with local wildlife in the evening. On lazy afternoons, sit on your private patio and enjoy the sounds of wildife, before sinking into wonderful queen-sized mattresses to sleep the best sleep.Highlights include the huge open-plan bathroom with outdoor shower. High walls ensure privacy, but the roofless design gives guests a chance to feel at one with the wonderful wildlife that often comes out in the evening. All the artwork is locally sourced and carefully curated to give the room a unique feel, making your stay truly memorable.

RICE PADDY
This is the crowning glory of Ginganga Lodge. This huge room is perfect for either the young couple wanting a retreat away from the world, or for families wishing to stay together. This room is set aside from the rest of the property for privacy, but is close enough to make use of both the dining pavilion and the swimming pool. The Rice Paddy comes with not one, but two private patios, one overlooking the forest, the other an actual rice paddy. Included in this room is a private breakfast service for those who want a truly private holiday experience. Included in the room alongside the glorious artwork and the spacious living quarters is a massive open bathroom, with high walls for privacy but a roofless design to let the atmosphere of the wildlife truly sink in.

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