Fort Galle - Sri Lanka


Amangalla is a gracious resort on Sri Lanka's fabled south coast, housed within the colonial-era buildings of the Galle Fort. The oldest operating hotel in Asia, having first opened its doors as the New Oriental Hotel in 1863, it reflects the elegance of the colonial period dating back to the 1600s, when Dutch settlers strolled the town's cobbled streets.

Being welcomed inside Amangalla's Great Hall, or Zaal, as it was known by the Dutch, is like stepping back in time. Its soaring fin de siècle ceilings, overhead fans and chandeliers, not to mention the veranda facing the treelined street, speak of days when travel was a past-time enjoyed only by a fortunate few. The hotel features many of its original furniture pieces including four-poster beds and pettagama chests. It also provides the perfect base for exploring the rich heritage of the town and the scenic countryside and picturesque villages around Galle, as well as the wildlife reserves and beaches of southwest Sri Lanka.

Rooms & Suites

Amangalla's 29 bedrooms, chambers and suites are decorated in tasteful colonial style with carefully chosen antiques. Three-hundred-year-old Burmese teak floorboards still shine with polished warmth, and wide shuttered windows open to offer views over Galle Fort or the hotel's lush gardens.

Situated within the resort's gardens, the two-storey Garden House features a private terrace with leafy, treetop views.



Rates per suite per night, double or single occupancy, daily breakfast, afernoon tea by the pool, mini bar (excluding alcohol), 9,88% government tax and 10% service charge included

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Bedroom 635,00 USD Suite 980,00 USD
Garden Bedroom 690,00 USD Amangalla Suite 1 095,00 USD
Chamber 805,00 USD The Garden House 1 095,00 USD
Verandah Chamber 865,00 USD    
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Resort services & facilities 
Outdoor swimming pool Sightseeing tours of Galle & Fort Galle Tour of Rhummassala headland
Discovering village life Temple visits & Tea plantation tours Whale watching expeditions
Bicycle tours The Baths (Amangalla Spa) Barber shop
Yoga & Meditation sessions Steam room & Sauna Personalized guest services
Meeting rooms and facilities Car rental with driver 24-hour room service
Laundry service Baby-sitting service Computer with Internet access
Resort highlights
Dining experiences 

The Dining Room : serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and provides a choice of international and traditional Sri Lankan home-cooked dishes.

The Zaal : the entry point to the resort offers relaxed seating within, as well as on the veranda; the menu offers light meals and snacks in the morning, and afternoon tea is served daily.

The Pool Courtyard : relaxed dining for breakfast and lunch, and a perfect place for a private candlelit dinner.

The Baths

The Baths (Amangalla's name for the Spa) recapture memories of a bygone era of 'taking the waters', restoring the body and soothing the mind. The five softly lit treatment chambers lead off a descending arched hallway. Gentlemen's and Ladies' dressing rooms lead to saunas, steam rooms and hydrotherapy pools whose specifically placed jet massage stimulate the entire body. With candlelit recesses, tall ceilings and traditional archways, the hydrotherapy area is an experience in ancient indulgences.

From facial mask combined with a pedicure until Ayurvedic massage, each treatment reveals the talents of caring therapists, which will be complemented by the unique experience of Amangalla bathing.