The surreal, romantic city of Galle is filled with beautiful places that range from luxury resorts to elegant boutiques and villas. Here are a some of the best hotels in Galle that we’ve absolutely loved staying at.
Best Hotels in Galle: Garton’s Cape
This luxury boutique hotel in the scenic coastal hamlet of Ahangama sits overlooking the glory of the Indian Ocean and the picturesque lagoon. Garton’s Cape features 23 rooms that consist of lagoon superior, ocean deluxe and ocean panoramic rooms; and also, Ocean Suites and Cape Suites. Lagoon Superior rooms afford views of the lagoon and scenic rubber estates that stretch around whereas ocean superior and ocean panoramic rooms look out into the Indian Ocean.
The ocean suite is ideal for a luxury family stay. The Cape Suite which is truly the gem of the resort offers views of both the ocean and the lagoon. All rooms offer a cable TV, mini bar, telephone, and electronic safe. Most of the rooms also boast a private balcony. In addition, the Ocean and Cape suites feature a Jacuzzi. Tuck away into Asian cuisine at the Horizon Sky rooftop bar and restaurant. Revel in romantic dinners as the stars share their lights with the sands of the lovely, private beach.
The scenic, rustic location of Jetwing Kurulubedda makes it one of the best places to stay in Galle. The beautiful boutique hotel is hidden away in a dream-like, tranquil landscape. Located in the sylvan side of a paddy field, Jetwing Kurulubedda features six rooms. The incredible aura of privacy and seclusion that surrounds the hotel makes it an ideal honeymooning spot too. The deluxe rooms overlook paddy fields and marshes and offer a private balcony too.
Jetwing Kurulubedda also offers two dwellings with plunge pools. These dwellings are furnished with a bedroom suite that has a large terrace overlooking the incredible scenery of the area. The boutique hotel’s restaurant cozily sits overlooking a pond of lilies, with a rural landscape as the backdrop. Authentic Ceylonese cuisine with a village twist takes center stage at Jetwing Kurulubedda. Be it on the pool deck, garden, or terrace, dining moments are really intimate at Jetwing Kurulubedda.
Once a spice merchant’s house, today, the Thambili House has been converted into a beautiful boutique accommodation. One of the most elegant places to stay in Galle Fort, it consists of 3 bedrooms. All bedrooms are located on the upper floor and boast Ebony four poster beds. The master bedroom overlooks the ocean whilst the family bedroom affords views of the lighthouse. The interiors of this two-storied house are stylishly and ornately appointed. Antique Ebony and Calamander furniture and Sri Lankan arts on display add an aura of classical elegance to Thambili House. This intimate villa can accommodate up to 8 guests at a time. The large French windows of the master bedroom offer unbroken views of the sea. The dining room is tucked on the ground floor and opens to a courtyard containing a swimming pool.
A hundreds-year-old Dutch time family home, Galle Heritage Villa by Jetwing brings old world elegance to life. A world filled with walled courtyards, this boutique hotel conveys a sense of idyllic tranquillity and also contemplation. Classical loveliness and modern conveniences beautifully harmonize in the four lavishly appointed bedrooms. Cascading vibrant colours and serene tones characterize the rooms of Galle Heritage Villa by Jetwing. Two deluxe rooms set on the upper floor offer beautiful views of the well-kept gardens while two rooms on the ground floor give access to private seating area and veranda. Dining too is an adventure in itself as the culinary masters of the villa takes you on cuisine journeys across the East and West; also traditional and modern; then again, intimate…
Best Hotels in Galle: Lady Hill
Perched atop a high point in Galle is Lady Hill, a beautiful hotel popular for its panoramic views. An architectural masterpiece, Lady Hills breathes life into old-fashioned elegance from its entrance archway to rustic granite stairways and cobblestone floors. Each room at this Galle hotel is equipped with a private balcony sit out from where guests can partake in incredible scenery. The restaurant offers Sri Lankan, Eastern, and Western culinary delights. The rooftop harbour bar is the ideal place to watch a sunset while sipping on your favourite beverages. You can also idle away in the swimming pool of the hotel enjoying the slow pace of life.