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Wellness on your mind? Bookmark this five-night retreat in Dehradun

Friday, April 6th, 2018

In today’s tech-savy times, you are more connected with the world than ever before. You’re well-informed about your friends and family; abreast with the news and global affairs. Amidst this noise, perhaps the only entity you’re not connected with is your own self. After all, city life is exhausting and can easily take a toll […]

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Galle Fort Hotel Winner of 2018 Experts’ Choice Award

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

  Galle Fort Hotel has been selected as a recipient of the TripExpert Experts’ Choice Award. The award is based on over 1 million reviews from 85 publications and recognizes the best hotels around the world. TripExpert takes a new approach to ratings by using only expert reviews in travel guides, magazines, newspapers and other […]

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Galle, Sri Lanka by the Culture Trip

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The Culture trip named the best boutique hotels in Galle and Galle fort hotel is in the list. This is what they have to say about us, ‘The Galle Fort Hotel was originally a Dutch mansion, and has been saved from ruin and neglect. Awarded the Asia Pacific Heritage Award of Distinction by UNESCO in […]

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Galle Fort Hotel Wins 2017 Experts’ Choice Award

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Galle Fort Hotel was today announced as a recipient of the TripExpert Experts’ Choice Award. The Award reflects the views of journalists and professional travel writers and is bestowed on only the best hotels around the world. Less than 2% of all hotels worldwide receive the award With positive reviews from reviewers such as Condé Nast Traveler and The […]

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Galle Fort Hotel reviewed by THE TELEGRAPH

Friday, August 4th, 2017

“In the centre of Galle Old Town the hotel is ringed by colonial buildings, restaurants, well-preserved ramparts and a crescent of coastline, combining the sophistication of a boutique hotel with the easygoing atmosphere of a private retreat. Not the cheapest option in town, but laden with charm.” Here in spades. A former gem merchant’s mansion, […]

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Galle Fort Hotel featured on Condé Nast Traveller

Friday, August 4th, 2017

  Part Ian Schrager, part Somerset Maugham, this 12-room hotel is in a seventeenth-century Dutch merchant’s house in the heart of Sri Lanka’s historic, now-hip Galle Fort. Owners Karl Steinberg and Christopher Ong, exacting guests themselves, have trained the young staff to abandon Oriental bows in favor of genuinely great service—plumbing problems were resolved on […]

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Travel in 2017: Top 5 Places to Visit this Year

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Galle Fort hotel one of the unique hotels in Galle was mentioned in the latest article by sassyhongkong.com  where they have mentioned Sri Lanka as one of the five places to visit in 2017. If golden beaches, magical mountain vistas, rich wildlife, and exotic cuisine sound like paradise, Sri Lanka might just be the place […]

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Sri Lanka Is Ready for Its Close-Up by Conde Nast Traveller

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

  Andrew Solomon from Conde Nast Traveler  writes, Just a few short years after the end of its brutal civil war, Sri Lanka—with its rambling temple ruins, leafy tea plantations, and wide golden beaches—is bursting with optimism (but not the crowds). The shift from peace to war can be famously abrupt, with neighbors turning on […]

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Top 10 Boutique Hotels In Sri Lanka by theculturetrip.com

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

  The Culture Trip’s  A. J. Samuels writes, From Portuguese to Dutch to British colonizations, Sri Lanka has a turbulent and colourful history that has left cultural and architectural traces. Religion and ethnicity is just as varied and the combination of these ingredients creates a cultural concoction not easily forgotten. Its tea plantations, rice paddies, […]

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Sri Lanka's Leading Boutique Hotel 2017