Era Beach Hotel - Sri Lanka - Galle

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7.7 out of 10 834 Galle Road (Show on map)

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Chain:Jetwing

Rooms:8, Check-in time:12:00, Check-out time:11:00

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort is a 10 minute drive from Era Resort. Colombo International Airport is a 4hour drive away. Alternatively the Air Taxi service from Koggala is just a 10 minute drive from the resort.

The sprawling colonial style residence of Era Beach was originally designed by a protg of Sri Lankas greatest architect Geoffrey Bawa.

Sitting just a few feet above sea level at the very edge of a pristine beach Era Beach by Jetwing is well located just right to let you admire the swirling waves of the Indian Ocean up close as they curl against the low wall. Available on premises is a glimmering salt water pool at the very centre of the bungalow divides the property in perfect symmetry with the restaurant and bar on either side.

Throughout its expanse you will find the architecture and in choice of furniture and fittings which is a strong Dutch influence taking you back to the past. Era Beach by Jetwing is a little haven of perfect peace and quiet intimacy.

Location

Area Info: The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort is a 10 minute drive from Era Resort.

Address: 834 Galle Road

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 change 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.

Chain:Jetwing

Rooms:8, Check-in time:12:00, Check-out time:11:00

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort is a 10 minute drive from Era Resort. Colombo International Airport is a 4hour drive away. Alternatively the Air Taxi service from Koggala is just a 10 minute drive from the resort.

The sprawling colonial style residence of Era Beach was originally designed by a protg of Sri Lankas greatest architect Geoffrey Bawa.

Sitting just a few feet above sea level at the very edge of a pristine beach Era Beach by Jetwing is well located just right to let you admire the swirling waves of the Indian Ocean up close as they curl against the low wall. Available on premises is a glimmering salt water pool at the very centre of the bungalow divides the property in perfect symmetry with the restaurant and bar on either side.

Throughout its expanse you will find the architecture and in choice of furniture and fittings which is a strong Dutch influence taking you back to the past. Era Beach by Jetwing is a little haven of perfect peace and quiet intimacy.

Area Info: The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort is a 10 minute drive from Era Resort.

Address: 834 Galle Road

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 change 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.

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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
  • Air Conditioning
  • Safe
  • Currency exchange
  • TV Lounge
  • Laundry room
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Front desk - fax service
  • Free Wi-fi public areas
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Ironing Service
  • Private Beach Area
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Wake Up Service
  • Luggage Room
  • Taxi Service
  • Grounds
  • Terrace
  • Baggage Storage
  • TV Room
  • Swimming Pool (all year)
  • Breakfast Room
  • Packed Lunches

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

For any other assistance special care travelers you can always mail us on info@CKBTravel.com. And we will assist you with personal care without extra charge. And we will make sure that your arrangements and needs will be where possible done.

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