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Amangalla

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Highlights

- Elegant, historic hotel
- Excellent central Galle location
- Spa, pool, and beautiful gardens

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Overview

Amangalla is an elegant, upmarket hotel in the vibrant port town and UNESCO world heritage site of Galle, in southern Sri Lanka. Located within the ancient walls of Galle Fort, this Dutch colonial building dates from 1684, and its antique furniture and teak floors exude sophistication and tradition. The hotel offers 28 stylish rooms and suites, several dining areas, a library, a spa, and a lovely outdoor pool, all enveloped by beautiful secluded gardens. Amangalla is a select retreat in an atmospheric central setting at the higher end of the budget spectrum.

Communal areas include the impressive Great Hall or ‘Zaal’, where afternoon tea and light meals are served beneath airy high ceilings and opulent chandeliers. The more casual dining room offers all day dining and an Asian influenced evening menu, and a sunny outdoor terrace overlooking the gardens is ideal for enjoying afternoon tea alfresco. Private dining can also be accommodated. The ‘Sunset balcony’, boasting lovely views of Galle Fort, is a popular spot for sundowners. The hotel has an extensive library, containing memorabilia from its 400 year history. There’s an on-site barber, and a substantial spa and hydrotherapy suite. The tranquil, leafy gardens house a lovely swimming pool, surrounded by sun pavilions and loungers.

Historic Galle Fort is a renowned UNESCO world heritage site, and the town’s maze of streets contains numerous galleries, cultural events, and restaurants, along with colourful markets and shopping areas. It’s a short cycle ride out of town to sleepy villages surrounded by coconut palms and paddy fields, and the Buddhist temples of Yatagala and Unawatuna are also nearby. Back at the hotel, a wide range of treatments and massages are available at the onsite spa, and daily yoga and meditation sessions are held in the garden pavilion.

Accommodation at Amangalla comprises 28 colonial style, elegant rooms and suites, including a secluded garden house. Individually decorated with antique furniture, all rooms have high ceilings, teak floors, and tall shuttered windows with lovely views either over the gardens or towards Galle Fort. Each unit has a king or twin four poster bed and a lounge area, minibar, and Wi-Fi. The spacious ensuite bathrooms have freestanding bathtubs, a separate shower, twin basins, and WC. The one-bedroom garden house has, in addition, a private terrace and a balcony with garden views.

Children are extremely welcome at Amangalla and interconnecting suites are available providing a great option for families or larger groups.

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