Galle Fort Hotel

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel in Fort Galle with outdoor pool and restaurant

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Galle Fort Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Front of property – evening/night
1 bedroom, premium bedding, in-room safe, free WiFi
1 bedroom, premium bedding, in-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of Galle Fort Hotel



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Air conditioning
  • Airport transfer
  • Laundry facilities
No 28, Church Street,Galle Fort, Galle, 80000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Living room
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Library Suite

  • 65 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Porcelain Suite

  • 42 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Grand Apartment room

  • 46 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Admiral Cheng Ho Suite

  • 33 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Grand Apartment Suite

  • 56 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Garden Suite

  • 46 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Loft Suite

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Garden Room

  • 26 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Terrace Suite

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Fort Galle

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 126 min drive
  • Midigama Railway Station - 25 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Taphouse by RnR - Galle - 3 min walk
  • Rampart Hotel - 4 min walk
  • The Bungalow - Galle Fort - 2 min walk
  • Fort Heritage Rampart Street - 6 min walk
  • Indian Hut - 4 min walk

About this property

Galle Fort Hotel

A great choice for a stay in Galle, Galle Fort Hotel features an airport shuttle. The coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include a snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire
  • Pool loungers
  • Romance packages


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Dressing gowns and slippers

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Separate living room

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December.
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December.

Also known as

Galle Fort Hotel
Galle Fort
The Galle Fort Hotel
Galle Fort Hotel Hotel
Galle Fort Hotel Galle
Galle Fort Hotel Hotel Galle

Frequently asked questions

Does Galle Fort Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Galle Fort Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Galle Fort Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Galle Fort Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Galle Fort Hotel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Galle Fort Hotel.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Galle Fort Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Galle Fort Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Galle Fort Hotel and nearby?
Galle Fort Hotel has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Galle Fort Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Galle Fort Hotel like?
Galle Fort Hotel is a short 2-minute walk from Galle Fort and 5 minutes' walk from Galle Lighthouse.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Beautiful property, but mediocre service
This property is architecturally brilliant. It's a wonderful and thoughtful conversion of a historic building into comfortable hotel rooms. but the hotel service is quite poor. I think it's a government-run hotel and it shows. Many of the staff are not well-trained, and do not seem to have much of a hospitality background. As one example, I sat down for breakfast, ordered quickly, and immediately explained that we needed to catch a flight, so we were in the rush. We didn't get our main food after 35-40 minutes of waiting. And it wasn't just me asking: all the staff could clearly observe that I rushed to get my suitcases down AFTER ordering food. But it did not seem to matter to them. I explained to both front desk staff and restaurant staff that we were risking missing our flight, and that they could just give us everything in a takeaway box. They first agreed, but then came out and said that it would take another 15 minutes to get ready. So we just left not eating the breakfast we had paid for. The staff explained that because there was one other table (who sat down after us), they were overwhelmed. Two tables (6 people total) somehow overwhelmed their cooking capacity. The check-in process at this hotel was quite good. The service quality here is such that if you are paying around $100-$120, this is a fine hotel. If you are going above that, then Galle offers other better-run hotels.
Ahmed, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

I got food poisoned from the food there. They were the last stop and restaurant i dined at. I have been at a hospital for two days with a stomach infection from the burger I had the last night at Galle Fort hotel. Terrible. I have been extremely sick since. Will not recommend whatsoever!
Celine, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Peter, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Two night stay
Positives: location, walkable to all that old Galle Fort has to offer. Interesting history of the hotel itself. Pool to cool off in . Room was large. Bed was comfortable. Breakfast was great (did not eat any other meals here) Negatives: pool has a dreadful old drain/sewerage smell at the far end (not in the pool itself- but could be from the drainage vents on the end/side?). Shower and sink in the room could do with a really good clean. Sink had a crack right across it. Mosquito net is looking really shabby. Feels rundown rather than heritage. Table in the Main lounge area was actively being eaten by insects while we were being checked in. requested transport to the train for early morning to be told no problem tuktuks here all the time . Did speak with a driver who did not turn up ( the only transport arrangement we had in 3 weeks of travelling that did not turn up). And no other vehicles in sight. Did send a staff member down the road to try to find something . Fortunately we had time to spare.
Anthony, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stylish historic hotel in the middle of Galle Fort, great amenities, fantastic food, large accommodating room, and incredible and personable service.
Graydon, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Old needs renovation and the rooms are a bit small. Also bathroom facilities are out dated and in dysfunction.
Denzil, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Thomas, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful building and very comfortable room. Felt like we were getting a very unique and authentic Galle Fort experience.
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Historical building in a perfect location
Very nice boutique hotel in a historical building and perfect location in Galle. Fantastic breakfast and friendly staff. Very nice restaurant and perfect gin tonic
3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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