Galle Fort Hotel reviewed by THE TELEGRAPH

By gfhoteltest on Friday, August 4th, 2017 in Reviews. No Comments

“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, […]

Galle Fort Hotel featured on Condé Nast Traveller

By gfhoteltest on Friday, August 4th, 2017 in Reviews. No Comments

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 the […]

Top 10 Boutique Hotels In Sri Lanka by

By gfhoteltest on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 in Reviews. No Comments

  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, […]

On the Lankan Heritage Trail

By gfhoteltest on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 in Reviews. No Comments

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 […]

A walk around Sri Lanka’s Galle Fort

By gfhoteltest on Sunday, October 16th, 2016 in Reviews. No Comments

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 […]

Herschel Supply features Galle Fort Hotel

By gfhoteltest on Friday, June 10th, 2016 in Reviews. No Comments

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 […]

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

By gfhoteltest on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 in Reviews. No Comments

Not only one of the luxury hotels in Galle but a heritage hotel Galle fort hotel was reviewed on 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 […]

Galle Fort Hotel: Sri Lankan History

By gfhoteltest on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 in Reviews. No Comments

Reviewed on 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 […]

The Galle Fort Hotel: a truly historical cultural boutique experience

By gfhoteltest on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 in Reviews. No Comments

Extracted from: 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. Galle Fort hotel rooms are luxuriously and individually furnished with king-sized beds dressed with canopied mosquito […]

The Galle Fort Hotel : A boutique hotel with an exquisite heritage

By gfhoteltest on Monday, September 14th, 2015 in Reviews. No Comments

Extracted from: Walking down past the beautiful Old Dutch Reformed Church built in 1755 next door to Amangalle and further down the street I came to the Dutch Fort Hotel. Managed by Mr. David Elgar an experienced hotelier and Australian, the Dutch Fort Hotel is a feast for the eyes and also for the lovers […]

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