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Yara Galle Fort

3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near Galle Fort

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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40 Middle St, Galle, 80000, SP, Sri Lanka
  • Fantastic hotel. Gd location. Tastful I design. Gd value

    Oct 25, 2018

  • Newly built hotel. Excellent personalized service. Great food and drinks. Two minute walk…

    Sep 26, 2018

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 14 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • In Fort Galle
  • Galle Fort - 3 min walk
  • Galle Clock Tower - 3 min walk
  • Dutch Reformed Church - 3 min walk
  • Galle National Museum - 3 min walk
  • National Maritime Museum - 4 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Double Room, Non Smoking
  • Superior Double Room, Non Smoking
  • Duplex Suite

What’s around


  • In Fort Galle
  • Galle Fort - 3 min walk
  • Galle Clock Tower - 3 min walk
  • Dutch Reformed Church - 3 min walk
  • Galle National Museum - 3 min walk
  • National Maritime Museum - 4 min walk
  • Galle International Cricket Stadium - 5 min walk
  • Historical Mansion - 7 min walk
  • Old Dutch Hospital - 8 min walk
  • Galle Lighthouse - 10 min walk
  • St. Aloysius College - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 108 min drive
  • Midigama Railway Station - 24 min drive
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40 Middle St, Galle, 80000, SP, Sri Lanka

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 14 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 12:30 PM-10:30 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for 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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby
  • Street parking available

Payment types at the property

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  • Cash

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1588
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Small print

Also known as

  • Yara Galle Fort Hotel
  • Yara Fort Hotel
  • Yara Fort
  • Yara Galle Fort Hotel
  • Yara Galle Fort Galle
  • Yara Galle Fort Hotel Galle

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per night

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 12 for adults and USD 6 for children (approximately)


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 120
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 60 (from 5 to 12 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Yara Galle Fort does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 12:30 PM - 10:30 PM. There's a charge of USD 25 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Pedlar's Inn Cafe (4-min walk), The Heritage Cafe (5-min walk), and Poonie's kitchen (5-min walk).
  • Yara Galle Fort has a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Good upper range choice

    We chose the Yara Galle Fort as an alternative to the higher priced hotels in the Fort area like Galle Fort Hotel. The room and the hotel overall was spotless and nicely decorated. Staff were helpful and friendly without being pushy. If we were to return to Galle we would definitely book here again.

    Brian, 2 night trip, Mar 12, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Recommended hotel in Galle Fort

    Would recommend a stay here for those looking for a hotel in Galle Fort. The premises is in excellent condition and the rooms are very spacious and new. The layout of the hotel could be better—the restaurant is in the front but the kitchen is all the way in the back, and air does not circulate too well in the patio. Otherwise this place is a very nice option with excellent service, beautiful premises, and a good value.

    3 night trip, Mar 11, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Yara Galle Fort is a lovely little place off of the main touristy areas of Galle. There is a small garden on the interior where you can sit and read or take meals. The meals that I had were good. From the location you can easily access the ramparts on the western side of the fort. There are two rooms adjacent to the restaurant and lobby that can be a bit loud but otherwise it is quite comfortable.

    Brandon, 1 night trip, Feb 27, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful hotel, stay for the breakfast

    Beautiful boutique hotel. Perfect location in the fort but quiet. Clean and well appointed rooms with comfy beds and nice showers to cool off after a day of wandering. The breakfast was amazing, I wish I could have it again! Staff were friendly and helpful. Was only there for a night, but no issues and would absolutely return.

    Kaley, 1 night trip, Feb 13, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I had an awesome stay at Yara. The room, bed and bathroom were awesome and the people at the hote were amazing. From the time I arrived until I left they made sure that I was comfortable including specially preparing breakfast for me. Thank you Smith, Rizan and Lukkhana. Hope I got your names right. The location of the hotel was not far from the main entrance so getting in and going out were easy. I got in, dropped off my luggage and took a stroll to the rest of the fort area.

    Prashand, 1 night trip, Dec 29, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great food!!!!

    We loved the staff here, especially the chef. They are so warm and kind. Construction going in so a bit noisy. No alcohol but they have lovely high teas. Location good—you can walk to train station or town.

    James, 3 night trip, Nov 14, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Architecture of the building was interesting. The staff were generally helpful although we did have an issue with being overcharged for breakfast but they did fix that up quickly when it was pointed out to them.

    1 night romance trip, Oct 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautifully appointed property. Great location. Amazing service. Delightful experience.

    2 night romance trip, Sep 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is a lovely little boutique hotel that has been thoughtfully restored. Staff was attentive and very helpful. The traditional Sri Lankan breakfast was fantastic. The room was beautifully appointed and very comfy. The hotel is within walking distance to everything within Galle Fort.

    Christopher, 2 night romance trip, Aug 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved our stay! Beautiful decor in our room and throughout the hotel, sublime and peaceful outdoor lounge area, superb bed and very clean room, very friendly and helpful staff. Great value in Galle and a short (5min) tuk tuk ride to the train station.

    Dani, 1 night romance trip, Jul 29, 2019

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