- Elegant, historic hotel
- Excellent central Galle location
- Spa, pool, and beautiful gardens
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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.
- Central location in Galle Fort
- Plenty of good facilities
- Recently renovated with a stylish feel
- Stunning boutique hotel with 12 rooms
- Central Galle location - UNESCO heritage site
- Swimming Pool
- Historic property, modern interiors
- Small, stylish boutique hotel
- Cinema room, swimming pool
- Central Galle location
- Intimate, stylish boutique hotel
- Historic property with lovely garden
- Excellent central location
- Characterful boutique hotel
- Access to lovely beaches
- Cultural and wildlife activities nearby
- Well-preserved colonial setting
- Sleek offering, great service
- Cookery, cultural visits, cycling, snorkelling
- Select, intimate boutique hotel
- Pool, spa, yoga pavilion, volley ball, cricket
- Expansive tropical gardens
- Super location for Galle and beaches
- Lovely beachside location
- Close to Galle
- Turtle hatchery visits
- Pool, tennis courts and spa
Yes everything went incredibly smoothly , excellent guide and set up u have . I might need a new pair of calves though !!! Thanks for sorting ALL the changes out. Regards Charlie
charles b reviewing 6 Day Toubkal Circuit on 03 May 2023
Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair
Alistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023
Well, we are back and still buzzing. We have had a marvellous time. The weather helped. We left Manchester in the snow and arrived in Marrakesh at 30 degrees. We were well looked after in the Riad. I'm glad we booked a meal for the first evening - ate it on the roof terrace. We can recommend that. It was delicious. We ate at the Foundouk, as per your recommendation and on the following night we ate at Le Jardin - got lost on the way to it!. We can really recommend Le Jardin.
The following day we went to Majorelle gardens. Fortunately we had looked it up before we travelled because you have to book in advance online only from Jan 2023. We found our own way to the Medera Ben Yousef and Latifa took us to Bahia Palace - both were stunning.
The following morning our lovely taxi driver Mohammond collected us to go to the EcoLodge. Yet another Mohammond made us very welcome. Again we ate well! You were right, the pool was freezing, but I can't sit next to water and not get in. Once you're in you forget how cold it is! I wasn't the only person to try the pool.
Rashid, our guide for our walk collected us. He was brilliant. It was hard work, but worth it. I was determined I would make it. Kevin is fitter than me! The Berber family were lovely. We stopped when we were nearly there to see how rag rugs were made. When we got back Rashid and Mohammond confessed that Mohammond had said to Rashid that he should get us to a road if we got too tired and they would send a taxi (or a mule!) to collect us - or me, but Rashid was sure that I'd be OK. He was right. I think they wondered about these 2 70+ year olds. We can't praise Rashid enough. He had walked over from Imlil in the morning and was going to walk back after he left us.
Thank you so much for putting our holiday together. We never thought it would be 3 years before we went. We are so glad we persevered. We did wonder what we had let ourselves in for as 2 oldies!
Fiona and Kevin
Fiona B reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 21 April 2023