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Galle Fort Hotel - Introduction
The Galle Fort Hotel is a classic example of modern fusion design with the original historic structure, bolstered with the designs of neo-colonial décor; this hotel offers guests a relaxing holiday and the opportunity to be within the confines of an actual historical building. Offering guests a wide choice of elegant rooms and grand suites, the hotel does a marvellous job in portraying a kaleidoscope of cultural styling in the various rooms and suites of the hotel.
The hotel offers such exotic rooms and suites such as the; Garden Room, the Loft Suites, Porcelain Suites, Admiral Cheng Ho Suite, Library Suite, Mews Suite and the Grand Apartments 1 and 2, with names like these ones imagination can only guess at the various elements of such mysteriously named rooms and suite. Guests can indulge themselves in the exotic delicacies only available in the Sri Lankan cuisine, consisting of the freshest of fruits and vegetables grown in-island and a medley of seafood freshly caught off of the very shores of Galle, the hotel restaurants primary cuisine focus is Asian fusion which perfectly illustrates the culinary masterpieces available to guests at the hotel.
Added to the grandeur of the hotel’s suites and the very building itself, guests can take advantage of the large pool which is surrounded by local flora which adds an amazing tropical ambiance. Offering a wide range of holistic and international treatments the hotel’s spa is well set to soothe the knots and stress out of every guest and prepare their body, mind and soul for the days they have in paradise.
Enjoy a holiday in paradise that almost literally embodies the local history with the grandeur of modern design and amenities.
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Galle, the main city of the south, offers visitors to Sri Lanka a mix of modern and the old, the city has grown steadily and kept up with the years but has not lost its heritage. Home to the Galle Fort, built during the Dutch occupancy of Sri Lanka in the 17th century, this historic landmark has been honoured by it being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a booming population and lively culture through out the day, visitors to the region will glimpse an active Sri Lanka ever aware of the modernity of the times but in respectful awe of the grandeur of the past.
Galle is dotted with many building which still proudly display the colonial style architecture in which they were built, the lighthouse of Galle still stands proudly, shining its beacon of light to ships and boats out at sea. Travel in and around the Galle fort is best done by foot as the roadways are fairly narrow, even so an exploration of Galle Fort by foot will allow for a great time to appreciate the historic beauty of the site. Tourists can also visit the National Maritime and Dutch Museums.
Galle is situated 123 Km south of the bustling city of Colombo and a 156 Km south of the Katunayake International airport. Both regions can be reached by travel along the newly built Southern Expressway. Driving to Colombo from Galle will take approximately and hour and a drive from Katunayake International Airport to Galle should take approximately two hours with negotiable traffic conditions.
Hotel facilities include: Pool, Al Carte Restaurant, Bar and In-house masseur. The in-house masseur is trained in traditional Thai and Swedish Oil massage and offers morning yoga sessions by the pool. The Galle Fort Hotel is an excellent base for surf beaches, heritage, tea plantations, Sinharahah rain forest and game parks.
♦ 24 hour room service
♦ Bar / pub
♦ Disabled facilities
♦ Family room
♦ Smoking area
♦ Coffey shop
♦ Laundry and dry cleaning service
♦ Business centre
♦ Pool and poolside bar
♦ Safety deposit boxes
♦ WiFi in common areas
♦ Car park
Room Types and Facilities Summary
Accommodations at the hotel are divided among 14 rooms and suites they are as follows: The Garden Suites, The Loft Suites, The Porcelain Suites, The Admiral Cheng Ho Suite, The Library Suite, The Mews Suite, The Grand Appartments.
The Garden Suites
Three very generous rooms, each air-conditioned with a modern king size four-poster bed, luxurious white cotton sheets and a canopied mosquito net. The gallery bathroom has a shower, Grohe taps and Italian fittings. Beyond double French doors is a tiny, private parterre garden and wall fountain, and the poolside veranda provides a comfortable daybed to overlook the hotel courtyard and garden. Perfect for a lazy afternoon reading or for taking tea with freshly baked coconut and lime tart, or perhaps writing your postcards back home. The garden rooms are comfortable for two people and book early.
The Loft Suites
More like a small villa these large, double storey, fully air-conditioned suites have a romantic loft bedroom overlooking the garden and pool from your antique four poster bed. The sitting room is elegant and comfortable and furnished with antique almairas, long cushioned settees and a round, antique, dining table. A six metre atrium rises above the staircases where they open onto a light- filled inner courtyard framed with a panel of ancient tiles and fan palms. The large, veranda is furnished with colonial-style furniture and has views of the swimming pool, garden and grand colonnade
The Procelain Suite
A fully air-conditioned suite with twenty foot ceilings and its own separate dressing/bathroom. The monumental Dutch windows and shutters open onto a spectacular, columned walkway which frames the courtyard, swimming pool and garden. The towering, bedroom walls feature C18th, blue & white porcelain imported by the Chinese to the Galle area. The antique Sri Lankan cabinets and four poster bed make this one of our most spectacular and romantic suites.
Admiral Cheng Ho Suite
To commemorate the visit of Admiral Cheng Ho to Galle in 1406, this oversized, double-storey suite, with 36-foot ceilings, has been decorated with antique Chinese and South-East Asian fittings. The suite has two air conditioners and accommodation on two levels, which comprises a double bed upstairs and an antique Chinese opium bed downstairs.A Chippendale-style staircase leads to a screen made from rare, antique columns. It provides privacy from the generous living area below. The two-storey outdoor bathroom has 36-foot columns with a huge, elevated waterfall shower: just like standing in a fresh tropical downpour.
The Library Suite
This outsized, fully air-conditioned suite has two king size four-poster beds and a large separate bathroom with a generously-proportioned open shower. The Library Suite features a chest and almirah made from the rarest 'tiger' satinwood and 'king' ebony and its cosy sitting area opens up as a balcony onto the archway of the main building. Perfect for small families, those travelling with parents or for two people wanting a king size bed each.
The Mews Suite
A mini private villa with an air-conditioned cubby house for the kids. Through the huge double-storey archway and behind solid wooden Jaffna Gates, you’ll find our Mews Suite. Newly rebuilt and designed so we can welcome small families to the hotel. Upstairs kids can hang out in their own cubby mezzanine, with its low-slung king size bed, while downstairs, parents have their own private bedroom and en suite which leads onto a frangipani-filled courtyard garden with daybed and an open granite shower.
The Grand Appartments
This grandiose, majestically-proportioned suite is one of two which together form the Grand Apartment. It is fully air-conditioned with its own attached bathroom with oversized shower. Original shuttered windows, twelve-inch teak floorboards, and fifteen-foot lime-washed ceilings are part of an original design by the Comte de Mauny, the Edwardian 'faux noble' who escaped to Ceylon after his English wife found him in bed with his valet. It is possible to rent one of the apartment's suites and share the living room and veranda.
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