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The 10 Best hotels in Galle , Sri Lanka

Updated: Dec 26, 2022

Galle is a jewel. A Unesco World Heritage Site, this historic city is a delight to explore on foot, an endlessly exotic old trading port blessed with imposing Dutch-colonial buildings, ancient mosques and churches, grand mansions and museums. Wandering its rambling lanes you'll pass stylish cafes, quirky boutiques and impeccably restored hotels owned by local and foreign artists, writers, photographers and designers.

Built by the Dutch, beginning in 1663, Galle's core is the Fort, a walled enclave surrounded on three sides by the ocean. A key part of the Fort’s appeal is that it isn’t just a pretty place. Sure, tourism now dominates the local economy, but this unique city remains a working community: there are administrative offices and courts, export companies, schools and colleges.

Most travelers are utterly seduced by Galle's ambience, and it's undoubtedly southern Sri Lanka's one unmissable sight.

Top attractions : Galle Fort , Dutch Reformed ChurchChurch , Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya, Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara ,Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications ,Galle Fort Lighthouse ,Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex ,Dalawella Beach , Galle International Cricket Stadium

Where to Stay

01 The Bartizan Galle Fort

Review Score : 9.1 Superb

Galle City, Galle

Book Now > From US$ 134 per night

+94 912 232 020

Located in Galle Fort, a world heritage site, The Bartizan’s original structure was built in the early 17th century Dutch colonial period. The building has undergone careful renovations to restore the structure to its former glory. Situated alongside the fort’s perimeter, The Bartizan has a rooftop terrace and unique tower rooms that offer unsurpassable views of the ocean and Galle Fort.

The Bartizan’s ambiance is a mix of old world charm and modern luxuries, offering guests a tranquil retreat in an already charming town.

Spacious rooms come with private balconies. All rooms boast modern furniture and fixtures and luxurious bathrooms with complimentary bath amenities.

Guests enjoy a cool welcome drink upon arrival and daily breakfast. Free WiFi access is available throughout the property and rooms come with complimentary water and daily housekeeping

02 Mango House - Galle Fort

Review Score : 9.2 Superb

Galle City, Galle

Book Now > From US$ 77 per night

+94 77 730 3883

Property description

Set in Galle and with Bonavista Beach reachable within 1.9 km, Mango House - Galle Fort offers express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a garden, free WiFi throughout the property and a terrace. The property is located 2.1 km from Rumassala South Beach, 2.3 km from Jungle Beach and 1.3 km from Galle Fort. The accommodation provides room service, a concierge service and luggage storage for guests. All guest rooms at the hotel feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, dvd player, and a private bathroom with a bidet, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Every room is fitted with a safety deposit box, while some rooms also feature a balcony. At Mango House - Galle Fort the rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at Mango House - Galle Fort. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Galle Light house, Dutch Church Galle and Galle International Cricket Stadium.

03 The Heritage Hotel Galle Fort

Review Score : 9.0 Superb

Galle City, Galle

Book Now > From US$ 145 per night

+94 912 228 494

Located in Galle, 2 km from Bonavista Beach, The Heritage Hotel Galle Fort provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. Among the facilities at this property are an ATM and a concierge service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. At the hotel every room is equipped with air conditioning, a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen, towels and a balcony with a garden view. All units include a safety deposit box. The Heritage Hotel Galle Fort offers a continental or à la carte breakfast. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at the accommodation. Popular points of interest near The Heritage Hotel Galle Fort include Galle Light house, Dutch Church Galle and Galle International Cricket Stadium.


Review Score : 9.6 Exceptional

Galle City, Galle

Book Now > From US$ 83 per night

+94 76 722 7142

LE JARDIN DU FORT - GALLE is set 1 minute from Fort Beach. Staff on site can arrange airport transfers. The accommodation offers free wifi and complimentary breakfast.

All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom with GROHE showers.

French meals, coffee and pastries can be enjoyed at the coffee lounge.

LE JARDIN DU FORT is at 1 km in Tuk Tuk from Galle Railway Station and Bus Terminals. Bandaranaike International Airport is at 2 hours from our place

05 The Fort Printers

Review Score : 8.5 Very good


Book Now > From US$ 147 per night

+94 912 247 977

Featuring free WiFi and an outdoor swimming pool, The Fort Printers offers accommodation in Galle. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

You will find a kettle in the room. All rooms have a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hair dryer.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.

The hotel also offers bike hire and car hire. The Galle Fort and the Galle Light House are 350 m from The Fort Printers, while the Bandaranaike International Airport is