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Travel in 2017: Top 5 Places to Visit this Year

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Galle Fort hotel 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 to steal your heart! Nature lovers will […]

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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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On the Lankan Heritage Trail

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

  Published in Villa 88 magazine, Autumn 2016 issue In the morning sun, colorful little birds gather for a quick dip in the small, tiled fountain which forms the center of the open courtyard, inside what was formerly an 18th century Dutch mansion. Gigantic pillars create tall shadows in the corridors of the refurbished mansion, […]

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A walk around Sri Lanka’s Galle Fort

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

    Where to eat and drink on your day in Galle   The superb Galle Fort Hotel’s memorable courtyard provides a suitably stylish home for Sri Lanka’s best fusion cuisine, full of bright, strong flavours. There’s also a snack menu at lunchtime, homemade cakes in the afternoon and fine coffee.   For the full […]

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The Galle Fort Hotel: A Heritage Experience in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

  Shortly after arriving at the Galle Fort Hotel, you will be greeted by the most charming General Manager patiently waiting to unveil the history of this previous 18th century Dutch mansion, now beautifully converted into 13 guest rooms surrounding a lush courtyard. While these details are shared countless times, the delivery is heartfelt and […]

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Herschel Supply features Galle Fort Hotel

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Extracted from Herschel Supply Co. Stories At the heart of the Fort, the magnificent Galle Fort Hotel holds centuries of history between its walls. Originally a Dutch mansion, it was taken over by gem merchants during the British reign, then restored and renovated into a luxury boutique hotel in 2003. Awarded the Asia Pacific Heritage […]

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Galle Fort Hotel: A darling of architectural magazines & a beacon of inspiration for historical properties across the world

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Extracted from an article published on The CEO Magazine Galle Fort today is one of Sri Lanka’s most evocative tourist attractions. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the sturdy ramparts survive to this day, making Galle Fort the most well preserved European fort in Asia. Within the walls is a microcosm of European architecture transported to […]

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Galle Fort Hotel: Sri Lankan History

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Reviewed on australia.etbtravelnews.com It is largely thanks to an Australian businessman that Sri Lanka’s once decrepit Galle Fort is now one of the country’s most important tourist attractions. Just over ten years ago, Karl Steinberg left Sydney’s film industry to undertake a completely new challenge. With partner Christopher Ong, Steinberg acquired the largest Dutch-era mansion […]

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The Galle Fort Hotel: a truly historical cultural boutique experience

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Extracted from: http://newsfirst.lk/ Galle Fort Hotel offers and contributes to a truly historical cultural boutique experience. Its 12 individually designed suites open out to the centrally located inner courtyard and the 10m swimming pools offer’s a tranquil exclusive area for guests. The rooms are luxuriously and individually furnished with king-sized beds dressed with canopied mosquito netting, crisp […]

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Nominee's in the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards

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Sri Lanka's Leading Boutique Hotel 2016