Hotels in GalleBack
One of Sri Lanka’s most famous cities and once its main trading port, Galle is unarguably one of the island’s most enchanting spots, and has been a popular haunt for tourists for many years. Culturally and historically rich, and a particularly good example of how the European colonial powers impacted on Sri Lanka, Galle Fort is now a UNESCO Heritage Site which boasts many old buildings and is a unique multicultural microcosm within the island. Wander down the delightful narrow streets and soak up its old-world charm and peaceful atmosphere whilst exploring the historical buildings, shops and restaurants which line the paths. The fort, lighthouse and the 17th century Dutch Reformed Church are just some of the sights to take in.
Galle covers a vast area, from the fort itself to the small towns along the Galle Coast such as the lively Unawatuna, tranquil Thalpe and the inland area around Koggala Lake. Hotels in Galle therefore range from old colonial relics within the fort itself, most notably the majestic Amangalla, to contemporary properties such as Tri Lanka and the spectacular Kahanda Kanda in Koggala and tranquil beachfront hotels including The Frangipani Tree, one of our favourites.
Tri Lanka has 10 rooms, extensive gardens and an infinity pool overlooking Koggala Lake. This property is unique in that it has deeply embedded sustainable business practices and was designed around the Greek ‘golden ratio’ theory. Children under 12 are not allowed at Tri Lanka.
Villa Mayurana has a 20-meter infinity pool and four luscious suites providing space for eight people to comfortably stay. Experience the best of traditional Sri Lankan culture without compromising on modern comforts.
At 150 years old, Villa Templeberg is one of the oldest buildings in the area. It consists of three bedrooms and recently added a 30-metre infinity pool. Ten employees who are on-hand to tend to your needs.
W15 Escapes comprises eight rooms that have all been tastefully and elegantly decorated in white. The outdoor bathrooms offer a more relaxed bathing experience, with beautiful views of the garden to enjoy. Ideal for couples.