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Sri Lanka, Galle


5 stars, Charm, Colonial, Design, Historic, Romantic, Traditional, Luxury, Seaside, Luxuriant nature, City, Cultural activities, Bar, Wellness, Wedding & Honeymoon, Art collection, Gastronomy, Family friendly, Gardens, Swimming pool, Restaurant, Spa

The classic and traditional lines of the celebrated Amangalla luxury hotel are visible just a few steps from the superb ramparts of the historic Sri Lankan city of Galles. Situated within the walls of a superb white building where Dutch and British troops were once billeted, this luxury resort, an Aman group property, has preserved the very particular style of the historic building. Its 30 spacious rooms and suites offer guests a refined setting. Equipped with huge canopy beds and precious wood parquet floors, they each possess a view of either the gardens or the city’s fortress. Inspired by colonial architecture, the hotel blends period furniture with modern comforts. Guests have the choice of dining on the cool Zaal veranda or the refined Salle à Manger with its numerous and magnificent antiques. In the luxuriant gardens, there is a large swimming pool, an upscale spa and several spaces for guests to relax in total privacy.


Sri Lanka, a small Indian Ocean island which broke off from the tip of India a long time ago and which is now separated by the Straits of Palk, is a hospitable country with an impressive cultural wealth. Originally under Arab influence and European as of the 16th century, it possesses superb sites steeped in history, bearing witness to its past, to the delight of tourists who have been coming here in greater numbers every year. The fortified city of Galle is a favorite with visitors. In this charming city, which was once an important part of the spice and silk trade, the main attraction is the old city, classified by UNESCO as a world heritage. Tourists can discover old colonial style houses as well as the city’s celebrated fort, built by the Dutch in the 18th century and which was occupied by the British a century later. Its granite ramparts are now covered with greenery, offering visitors pleasant walks along the sea. Another of the city’s monuments is the Groote Kerk, the oldest Protestant church on the island, dating back to 1754. This austere edifice was built on the ruins of a former Capuchin convent.

A journey in time

Just a few steps from the ramparts of the historical Sri Lankan city of Galle, we see the classic and traditional lines of the celebrated luxury hotel, Amangalla. Located within the walls of a superb white building which once billeted the Dutch and later, the British troops that controlled the region, it was transformed into a hotel for the first time in the late 19th century, before being purchased by the Aman group which renovated it while at the same time, conserving the building’s very particular style.

The hotel offers visitors a journey through time. More romantic guests will undoubtedly appreciate the charm of each of the thirty rooms and suites. They are all refined with decorations inspired by the colonial era, including period furniture and every possible modern comfort. They are spacious with large four-poster beds, parquet floors of precious wood and lovely windows which generously let in the natural light and which offer views of the gardens or the fort. The bathrooms are also very pleasant and functional thanks to a large cupboard, two sinks, a shower and a bathtub.

The hotel’s lush gardens possess a large swimming pool, comfortable deck chairs in the shade of the palm trees as well as several pavilions designed for relaxation and a meal or snack service throughout the day. Guests have the choice between two restaurants: the cool veranda of the Zaal or the refined Salle à Manger (dining Room) filled with magnificent antiques, ideal for enjoying a Sri Lankan curry.

The hotel also has an upscale spa where massages based on ancient traditions are practiced, as well as a hammam, sauna and Jacuzzi, offering total relaxation in the heart of aromatic gardens.

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Five stars / Member Aman Resorts / Galle fort, UNESCO world heritage / Traditional cuisine / Outdoor swimming pool / Ayurvedic Spa / Library / iPod dock in rooms / Butler service / Babysitting service / Cricket

When open:

Open all year

Number of rooms and suites:

30 rooms and suites


Double occupancy from 549 euros

Nearest airport:

Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) - Colombo

Hotel details:


10, Church Street

Fort Galle

Sri Lanka

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Flight time from Paris:

Approximately 12 hours (direct)

Time difference from Paris:

+ 3h30 in summer / + 4h30 in winter


Equatorial climate which varies according to the altitude and the monoons.

Necessary travel documents for French nationals:

Passport valid six months after return date

No visa required for a stay of less than one month

No required vaccinations


The Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)

Languages spoken:

English is used at tourist sites

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