Galle Fort Hotel

28 Church Street, Galle, Sri Lanka | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $150.00

Travel Blogs from Galle

Cycle to Koggala 77km

A travel blog entry by j_harry on Jun 25, 2014

2 comments, 9 photos

Today's ride takes us via the Galle and the Old Fort to Koggala. Our ride starts us through Bentota where there has been a little civil unrest between the Muslims and the Sinhalese, so a noticeable build up of military is evident. It is an unusual sight (for us anyway) to see camo clad guys holding AKs. The unrest started, and quelled quickly …

Love is the answer, but love is the problem.

A travel blog entry by elliemack


... it finally hit me. It was my last day at the school and that I was travelling back home soon- I don't want the experience to end! Saying goodbye to all the children and all the staff I've made friends with during my placement at the school was very emotional. One of the grade 2 teachers calls me her daughter and on the last day she was begging me to stay and live with her. It's when you create such strong bonds with someone like that you start to question whether or not to stay ...

Day Seven - In search of whales

A travel blog entry by lets.get.lost


... you can imagine. The boys finally arrived back at 10pm bringing with them a taster of Aruk for me, it was horrible. At this point all of us were starving so we sat down and enjoyed the most gorgeous home made meal. The ladies even made it non-spicy just for me! I loved it, don't think they did as much though. Feeling extremely satisfied with our day (and sad our time in Sri Lanka was coming to an end), we headed up to our room for some well deserved shut eye. - ...

The palm beaches and whales

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley


... nicer than yesterday. But still very expensive and a lot more than we have been paying elsewhere for food, which is just annoying. Wednesday 13 November Today was an early morning - off in a tuk tuk at 6.20am to the harbour. Off whale watching! Of course any way to get more money - a 25Rp harbour entrance fee for tourists. Already the whale watching ticket was expensive at 6,000Rp each (£28). We set off at 6.45am from the harbour and it all seemed quite calm. Until ...

Scuba Watuna !

A travel blog entry by gapyearat41


... curry , there seems to be an art to molding the rice around the curry and eating it that way , I will stick to cutlery!

A few hours later we stopped in Mirissa , we had been recommended to go there. The beach is lovely but I wasn't sure there would be enough going on at night. Sri Lanka is not known for its late nights but we wanted a nice mix, places to go if we want lively but also the choice of good restaurants and bars without loud music ... must be getting ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGalle Fort Hotel

    Reviewed by j_harry

    Lunch at Galle Fort

    Reviewed Jun 25, 2014
    by (9 reviews) Adelaide , Australia Flag of Australia

    View fantastic, food not so.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by ahrmc

    Cocktails & Prawns

    Reviewed Nov 15, 2012
    by (4 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Sat outside on the balcony and had a few cocktails with the girls. Was a lovely evening and enjoy the quiet atmosphere of Galle Fort

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Galle Fort Hotel

    The food was dreamy....


    The food at the Galle Fort Hotel was so delicious.

    So much love and passion went in to the preparation of the food.

    I've never stayed at a hotel like it. Every meal was a feast.

    In fact, we stayed at the hotel for a week and although we were out and about during the day, we always ate at the hotel. There was no need to go anywhere else. We knew we were being fed the best food in Galle and Southern Sri Lanka for that matter!

    As good as it gets!


    Staying in the Galle Fort Hotel is truely a unique experience.Once I entered the doors of the hotel I felt a sense of calm and tranquility.The suites are exceptional and luxurious with great attention to detail.Having travelled the world and stayed in many boutique and five star establishments.This Hotel is the only one I make a point of visiting again and again.The deserts are beyond!

    We loved the Galle Fort Hotel food in Sri Lanka


    We had checked into a more expensive resort hotel in Galle but when we wandered down the street and had an amazing asian fusion dinner at this beautiful, restored colonial hotel we decided to check in and stayed longer in Galle Fort than we had planned.

    Wow! Just stay here


    We stayed here the first week in July 2005 and can honestly say that it is one of the best hotels we have stayed in anywhere in the world. Exceptional food, superb hospitality, and you should just try the beds and pillows! Heaven.

    Serendipitous sojourn at the GFH


    Galle Fort has gone through many incarnations - occupied by the Portuguese in the 15th Century, the Dutch in the 17th Century and then the British, it is a fascinating amalgum of all these influences, with a unique Sri Lankan overlay. This history is reflected in the meticulously restoration that has transformed a derelict Dutch merchant's mansion into the magnificent Galle Fort Hotel. The first international-class hotel to open in the Fort, the owners have sensitively captured the spirit of the building, filling it with period antiques while allowing guests the luxury of modern plumbing, airconditioning and swimming pool.

    The Best Boutique Hotel in Sri Lanka


    There are so-so hotels.......and then there are boutique hotels in Sri Lanka. This is certainly the best of about 5 of the latter on offer.

    I wish I could have stayed


    Ok, I'll be honest, I didn't actually stay at the Galle Fort because it was still being refurbished when I visited (I stayed in a rather grim alternative that I'd rather not mention). I did however have pre-dinner drinks and dinner at the Galle fort, and what a fabulous experience that was. Chris made dinner, a fabulous adaptation of Sri Lankan Cuisine with those little twists that show the genius of a truly gifted chef. I was shown the rooms of the soon to be opened hotel and wished I could have stayed. The difference between a good hotel and a great hotel is in the details, and its the details that Karl and Chris have been so careful to perfect. They are marvelous hosts, and their commitment to Galle, its people and its visitors has really been demonstrated by their response to the Tsunami. I can't wait to go back, And wish them every success in the future

    Galle Fort Hotel - At Peace with the World !


    Chris Ong and Karl Steinberg, co-owners of the Galle Fort Hotel run their hotel the way you would want it run, and I guess given that everyone wants things a little different thats no small feat.

    The GFH is one of our favourite ' home from home ' locations anywhere - whether you are dipping in for some shade and a iced tea or staying there as a guest you won't be dissappointed.

    Its worth the drive from Colombo - but one word of warning, once you are there tell your driver not to wait as you won't be leaving anytime soon - Chris's food will see to that - its Thai/ Malay/ Chinese with a twist - sensational!

    My advice is - Go there, stay there - its superb!

    Lots of class


    I was in Galle before the hotel part of the Galle Fort Hotel was completed, but I ate numerous meals there during my week-long stay in the town. The creative cuisine, presentation and service were top rate. The hotel's hosts--Chris Wong and Carl Steinberg--were present, involved, and charming. I long to return there so I can luxuriate in the hotel as well as the food.

    Wow! What a find


    The Gallefort Hotel provides the perfect oportunity to experience SriLankan life in a luxurious environment.

    The owners have obviously been meticulous in retaining the ambience of colonial charm whilst modernising it for todays needs.

    The friendly bar which overlooks the bustling street was abuzz with locals and tourists exchanging travel tales.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Galle Fort Hotel

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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