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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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On the Lankan Heritage Trail

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

As a centre piece among Galle boutique hotels Galle Fort Hotel was revieweed on 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 […]

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A walk around Sri Lanka’s Galle Fort

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

They don’t call us for having one or more of the best restaurants in Galle for nothing. 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 […]

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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 one of the heritage hotels in Galle, 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 […]

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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 a luxury boutique 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 […]

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Nominee's in the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards

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Sri Lanka's Leading Boutique Hotel 2016