Galle Fort Hotel, a 17th century Dutch residence, is in the heart of Galle, Sri Lanka. Galle, a former fortified town with a mix of Dutch, British and Sri Lankan architecture, is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of Sri Lanka’s principle tourist destinations.
The hotel has 12 rooms, 3 standard with verandas overlooking the garden, and 9 suites, perfect also for families. All rooms are decorated with antique and contemporary furniture, four-poster beds and colonial-style details. Some suites are double storey and adorned with antique Chinese and South-East Asian elements.
The internal courtyard and the garden are ideal for reading a book, taking a tea with freshly baked tarts and the pool is perfect for lying under the sun, or take a swim. The hotel makes amazing fusion food, combining Sri Lankan specialities with Southeast Asian cuisine.
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