We loved the Galle Fort Hotel ...best food in Sri Lanka A review of Galle Fort Hotel
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.
This is not only one of the most beautiful hotels in the world but it has enormous charm, great design, an inspiring collection of sri lankan and colonial artwork and furniture... the most comfortable beds and linen and the most extraordinary building... real wow factor with its twenty foot high columns and amazing rooms.
And there's no pretension... its excellence is unassuming and effortless while its welcome and friendliness were unsurpassed.
You can see we really fell in love with the place as well as its two owners who give a personal attention and connection with the Fort that larger hotels can never match. They even took us shopping and on a short tour of the major historical sites.
The food is full flavour and without doubt the best in Sri Lanka. The staff are genuinely friendly and helpful. Nice pool. Great Thai masseur. Very stylish and great design sense. A grand, private, colonial hotel but with a modern minimalist treatment which works.
And the best thing ... it was great value ... USD 150 for a very beautiful, spacious room. At this price it certainly overdelivers.
More than comparable and much more charming that the Amangalla and about a third of the price.
We loved the place