Historic Galle Fort Hotel reopens inside UNESCO World Heritage site after two years of restorationBy Galle Fort Hotel on Thursday, March 10th, 2022
Located inside the UNESCO World Heritage Galle Fort, the ultra luxe boutique hotel is housed in a Dutch mansion that dates back 300 years. The property was once a warehouse and served as the residence of a renowned family of gem merchants during the British era. This heritage restoration of the Galle Fort Hotel was done, working in line with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Archaeology to ensure that the building’s 300 year old Dutch walls and façade were conserved as authentically as possible.
In its new look, the Galle Fort Hotel features 11 luxurious suites with varying themes and décor. The Loft Suites have been given an entirely new look inspired by the Dutch East India Company, while the newly introduced Garden Suite draws its theme from the illustrations of a Dutch botanist. The Admiral Cheng Ho Suite features a Chinese-inspired décor, to reflect Galle as a historic crossroads of trade, while the entry- level Garden Room stands out with its massive hand painted wall, commissioned to a local artist.
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