Amangalla

Location: Southern & Southwest Coast | Sri Lanka

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Standing proudly within the ramparts of Galle’s 17th century fort, Amangalla immerses you in the heritage of its surroundings whilst offering the epitome of discreet luxury. Set out from this elegant hotel and discover both the history and modern-day serenity of Dutch colonial Galle.
Perfect forCouples who want to be treated to flawless service, whilst soaking up the atmosphere of this historic hotel.
In the knowA sunset walk along the fort ramparts is an absolute must, and after this you can enjoy the freshest of seafood.

Recommended for...

  • Boutique Hotel
  • Cultural Immersion
  • History & Heritage
  • Honeymoon

Hotel Overview

Where

On Sri Lanka’s south coast, on the Dutch colonial peninsula of Galle.

Rooms at Amangalla

After wandering the sultry streets of Galle, the rooms at Amangalla offer a cool and tranquil sanctuary with views from the fort walls (of which the hotel is a part) to either the frangipani fragranced gardens, or historic church. Inside, the colonial heritage is evoked with four poster beds, teak floorboards, and shuttered windows onto a balcony or porch. For those seeking more space, there’s also the Garden House.

Food and facilities

Dining is perhaps the most evocative experience at Amangalla, with food served in the great hall against an elegant backdrop of crisp white linen, antique silverware, and colonial style fans whirring hypnotically above. Revive yourself here with traditional afternoon tea, light lunches by the pool, followed by a choice of Sri Lankan curries and international cuisine in the evenings.

Activities at Amangalla

We highly recommend setting out from Amangalla with a local guide, and strolling through the winding streets to discover the eclectic past of Galle (which has seen many different occupations from the Persians, Arabs, Chinese, Malays, South Indians, Portuguese, Dutch and English). Along the way, you’ll pass brightly painted bullock carts, spice warehouses, and artisan stalls, before sitting back with the local tipple ‘arrack’ and watching either a game of cricket or kite flying in the main square.

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