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Aditya Resort - Galle - Pool
1
9.5 Excellent (234 reviews)
S$ 415+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Aditya Boutique Hotel in Hikkaduwa, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Hikkaduwa Beach and Hikkaduwa Coral Reef. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff are awesome!!! The room luxurious and tasteful.
Cons: Food is extremely pricey. We stayed at other top resorts where large buffet breakfast was included. At Aditya breakfast was small and very expensive.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was okayish... not a great selection and a bit too simple
Cons: Water and ice boxes for the beach would be great
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were extremely attentive
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Lovely open, spacious feel and delightful pool area.
Cons: Nothing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Exceptionally clean. Staff are very friendly and supportive. Comfortable beyond imagination
Cons: Location is far from city. Beach is dangerous ( waves are very high and you can’t swim in it at all )
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Aditya is located in a perfect location ..away from the hassle and noise of hikkaduwa! Perfect get way for body and soul.
Niyagama House - Galle - Pool
2
9.7 Excellent (79 reviews)
S$ 236+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Niyagama House in Akmeemana, you'll be 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from Galle Fort and 7.5 mi (12 km) from Unawatuna Beach. Featured amenities include limo/town car service, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Niyagama House is the perfect getaway spot in the middle of tea, pepper and cinnamon plantations - it feels like a calm oasis in the middle of a jungle... once you arrive at the lobby, all of your stress is istantly gone! Beautiful and very clean rooms. The staff was very friendly and the food was great (vegan options available). They really care for the environment, so they use many local ingredients, have a fresh water pool etc. We had a massage, which was also really nice. We booked the mini yoga retreat package and did not regret it. Elke is a great teacher - thank you so much! We would definitely come back.
Cons: Not all of the staff speaks English, so at times it was a little difficult to communicate.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The perfect getaway to relax, reboot and connect again! Niyagama House is not only a charming and beautifully designed house but it’s the team that makes this place special. They are there to cater to your every need with such kindness and care. The food is outstanding, yoga and meditation always available and a XXXL pool amongst the trees is just amazing! I would recommend to anyone looking for some TLC!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Jungle sounds.
Cons: Staff could speank English better.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: From the moment we stepped in to this beautiful hotel we felt relaxed and made very welcome by the staff and also by Elke. We were given an upgraded room which was stunning, a huge luxurious four poster bed, large en suite and a balcony. The surroundings are amazing, views across to the tea plantation and the forest. The wildlife is plentiful and watching the monkeys is a real treat. The pool is area is quiet,clean & comfortable with loungers and the is pool refreshing. The food is sensational something different every day. The staff are amazing anticipating your every need and yet totally discreet. Rasika’s table decorations are creative & beautiful. Elke you a wonderful person always there to help and advise. We have been inspired by your introduction to yoga and meditation. We could not have asked for more. A truly unforgettable stay. Thank you x
Cons: All totally amazing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This might sound like a cliche, but staying at Niyagama House helped me shift focus and acquire new knowledge that has helped me to get my life back on track. Suffering from severe burnout, my girlfriend and I decided to end our round trip in Sri Lanka here after being recommended the place by a friend. The beautiful surroundings and architecture, extraordinarily hospitable staff, and conversations and yoga classes with Elke gave us a desperately needed fresh start of the new year. And not to mention the healthy and mouth-watering food! Will definitely return again some day.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We absolutely loved our stay here- it was the highlight of our trip in Sri Lanka. Elke is an amazing host, yoga teacher and life coach. The venue, location, food, team etc- everything was just amazing. We can’t wait to come back!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Elle and Prasad were very helpful before and during our stay. Thanks to Elke for preparing the birthday cake for us. It’s a pity that our stay is too short that we can’t enjoy the yoga class with elke. Hope to come back to this beautiful place.
Kahanda Kanda - Galle - Bedroom
3
9.6 Excellent (103 reviews)
S$ 540+
Overview Reviews
Located in Imaduwa, Kahanda Kanda is a 1-minute drive from Koggala Lake and 7 minutes from Handunugoda Tea Museum. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: architecture
Cons: location
10.0 Excellent
Pros: quite private place, kind staff, clean area, delicious food
Cons: far
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We absolutely loved our stay at Kahanda Kanda. Unfortunately we were only there for the one night but could have stayed much longer. Set in a working tea estate, it’s location is idyllic. Although there are several villas around, we couldn’t see them from ours (Hibiscus) and so felt like we had our own private villa with a beautiful pool. It felt really intimate. To top it off, the food was excellent and nothing was too much for the staff. We couldn’t recommend this place enough!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is lush and stunning. I loved our villa - we had two huge open bathrooms, everything was eco friendly and there was literally no plastic in sight. The bed was super comfortable, the living space tastefully done and we even had a mini library in our room. Every morning we were woken up by singing & dancing peacocks. The staff were very friendly, efficient and extremely courteous. The food was fantastic -lots of local produce. Totally enjoyed not have TV in the room - we spent evenings in the lobby area playing scrabble/ chess and drinking prosecco. Everything was perfect!
Cons: Mosquitoes and insects. But then its expected as the property is amidst a jungle and tea plantations.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff worked very hard to make it a wonderful break. They couldn’t do enough
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff is incredible. Everyone is so sweet and very attentive. While small, the grounds and views are beautiful. The hotel is beautifully decorated and everything was incredibly comfortable.
Cons: The water in the shower was not hot. I also wish the spa was a little more relaxing. It's small, shades closed so you can't really enjoy the scenery, and the lights were on. Would be great to see a little more investment in this space.
The Fort Printers - Galle - Building
4
9.4 Excellent (349 reviews)
S$ 274+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Fort Printers in Galle (Fort), you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Galle Fort and Historical Mansion. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing. The architecture is incredible, the staff super helpful and kind. The room is huge and spacious and beautiful
Cons: Nothing. We loved it
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful old building with attentive staff and excellent food. Well located to explore Galle and has the added benefit of a small pool.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful restored colonial building with outstanding customer service - every staff member goes out of their way to make you feel welcome and comfortable - the food is also exceptional for both breakfast and dinner.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is an absolutely outstanding place! The rooms are very comfortable and have a trendy look. The food in the restaurant and for breakfast has compositions of different flavors that is heaven for food lovers! The staff is super friendly and help with anything you need. I will definitely go back to that place and stay longer.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Peter the manager was very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The hotel was just lovely i enjoyed every minute I was there, even went swimming every morning in the pool. The location of the hotel was great within walking distance of all the sites within the Fort.
Cons: there was nothing i didn't like!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely stunning property, right in the heart of Galle Fort. Excellent facilities and amenities. Big comfy bed. Tasteful decor. Our Bathroom was huge with a claw foot bath! We had a late flight and couldn't check out late but were accommodated by the pool with a shower and access to complimentary drinks, which was very much appreciated. Had possibly the best pork belly we'd ever eaten at the restaurant. Great place to stay, would come back and highly recommend!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is well located in the centre of the fort. Upon arrival we were welcomed by the friendly staff with a wet towle and a juice. Dinner at the restaurant was really nice - I ate the lamb burger, my girlfriend had the prawn curry- and we also received chilled bottled water (complimentary).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a little oasis of calm from the busy hot streets. Service was brilliant, the staff were very attentive. Rooms quirky and all very different, we stayed in two as we had extended our stay there slightly. The food was delicious! Go and stay there if you can, I can’t fault the place!!
Villa White Queen - Galle - Bedroom
5
9.4 Excellent (91 reviews)
S$ 134+
Overview Reviews
A stay at Villa White Queen places you in the heart of Galle, within a 5-minute drive of Galle Fort and Galle Harbour. Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: I like this villa so much Good stay with nice staffs and host I call this place perfect
Cons: coffee Need machine to make good coffee
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff are incredible; they appear almost as if they can read your mind, and were so discreet that most of the time it seemed that we were alone in this huge, beautiful villa. The food and service were incredible and was the highlight of our month-long trip. I would come back to Sri Lanka JUST to have the privilege of staying here again.
Cons: That we had to leave and go home.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing ! We were supposed to stay only one night and finally decided to stay two mores ! The staff was very friendly and nice to us, food was amazing, and the place was just amazingly beautiful.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Its an oasis with beutiful garden and an amazing pool. We stayed in the wonderful family room with loads of space and really nice interior. This is a place for relaxing and letting the kids have a awesome time in the pool. Highly recommended.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect, facilities, services. I would recommend 100%
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Incredible queen family suite. Fantastic value for money and a great little haven for exploring Galle.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were very accommodating. Grounds are beautifully maintained and peaceful. Pool is beautiful. Fort was a quick tuk tuk ride away.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely setting, beautiful garden with pool. Breakfast was amazing and staff attentive.
Cons: Some design flaws in the family room - no hooks, light switches hard to find, air conditioning only cools certain parts of the room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Service, view is superb and the facilities.
5.4 Okay
Pros: The swimming pool and room
Cons: Aircondiioning above bed, too high price and terrible music
Rockside Cabanas Hotel - Galle - Building
6
9.2 Excellent (321 reviews)
S$ 112+
Overview Reviews
Situated along the shores of Dalawella and Mihiripenna, Rockside Cabanas Hotel offers tranquil and comfortable accommodation with free WiFi access. It features a restaurant and beautifully landscaped tropical gardens. Tastefully-furnished, rooms and bungalows come with wooden furnishing, a minibar and freshly-laundered bedding. They include a private bathroom with towels and shower facility. At Rockside Cabanas Hotel, guests may enjoy activities such as diving and snorkelling on site. Fluently-conversed in English and German, the friendly staff can assist with luggage storage and shuttle arrangements. This beachfront property houses a restaurant serving a delectable spread of local and international dishes. A variety of drinks are available at the bar, while room service options can be provided.
7.0 Good
Pros: Right next to a beautiful beach that allows for swimming. Lovely views from the hotel grounds. Mattress comfortable. Property appeared clean throughout. Air con almost a bit too powerful! Staff friendly and approachable. Free breakfast not too bad.
Cons: We were in the family room that really was quite old and dated (although clean). The same problem will exist the whole way along this strip, but the train line directly behind is incredibly loud, with horns starting at 05:30am. Vegetarian food in the restaurant wasn’t great.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The Sri Lankan breakfast (and coffee) was excellent!
Cons: Wished the hotel was right on the dive site
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nothing special. As already mentioned prices in the restaurant are slightly higher but food is really good and this is not a budget place to stay so I wouldn't count this as a minus - also this way it keeps it from getting crowded. Keep in mind that the place is not exactly in Unawatuna - it is ~2km away from Unawatuna beach and if you want to walk you cannot go all the way through the beaches but have to walk by the road. But of course tuc-tucs are always available for ~300 rupees so not a problem at all - all drivers know the place.
Cons: Nothing special. As already mentioned prices in the restaurant are slightly higher but food is really good and this is not a budget place to stay so I wouldn't count this as a minus - also this way it keeps it from getting crowded. Keep in mind that the place is not exactly in Unawatuna - it is ~2km away from Unawatuna beach and if you want to walk you cannot go all the way through the beaches but have to walk by the road. But of course tuc-tucs are always available for ~300 rupees so not a problem at all - all drivers know the place or you can rent a scooter if you wish.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful staff, clean and comfortable rooms. Great view from the window. Nice breakfast though a bit "formal" compared to other places we found in Sri Lanka. All in all, very positive experience even though the weather wasn't as good as we expected.
Cons: The only negative thing that triggered us was the beach. It wasn't as good to swim as in nearby Mirissa, though the protection from waves could be very good for families with kids. However, the worst part was the tourist behaviour. Having big sea turtles nearby is amazing. How you threat them is not. It's not the direct responsibility of the hotel to protect the nature, but we would really suggest if not having one person arranged by all hotels altogether who would teach some *not so smart* tourists how to behave, at least put some signs in the beach that kindly asks to leave some space for those amazing animals and don't try to touch or put their kids on top of them....
7.0 Good
Pros: Anthony was always there for us to help with anything and with a huge smile and excellent attitude.
Cons: The bedding lacked in a big way. Basically you had a sheet that didn’t even cover the bed to sleep under. They really need a full size flat sheet and thin duvet or blanket to sleep under. There was a fitted sheet to sleep on top of but other than that it was pretty sad.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff, especially Antony! He is helpful and hard worker. He makes that place special
Cons: Sound of the waves are to loud. And the owner is so strict.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place, beautiful views and great if you don’t want to be in the busyness of Anawatuna but only a short trip in. Beautiful Wijaya beach at your doorstep and you can swim with wild sea turtles straight out the front. Food was really good and the staff were always so helpful and friendly and the room was really nice, spacious and clean. I’d recommend this place to stay for couples wanting a relaxing beach holiday.
Cons: The only thing that I found a tiny bit negative was that the trains were really quite loud from my room and ran all night. Otherwise it is truly great!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Super Nice staff and great location by the beach !
Villa Amma Erna - Galle - Galle - Building
7
9.2 Excellent (178 reviews)
S$ 166+
Overview Reviews
Villa Amma Erna welcomes its guests with an outdoor pool and free internet access. It features contemporary interiors and stylish fan-cooled guestrooms. This elegant property is 2.8 km from Galle Light house, 2.9 km from the historical Galle Fort and 3.1 km from Dutch Church Galle. Rooms are fan-cooled and offer a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The open bathrooms feature either a bathtub or a rain shower with a separate toilet. Guests can relax and socialize in the different lounge areas, the rock pool, or soak up the sun at the terrace. The breakfast consists of homemade delicacies. A delectable spread of Belgian dishes will be served at the table d'hôte in the evening.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Zen-like atmosphere, totally relaxing place. Service was warm and friendly. The property was spotlessly clean. The lack of ACs was quite refreshing, we didn't miss it.
Cons: Food options were a bit limited, although perhaps understandable as there are only three rooms to cater for.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: There was not much not to love about Villa Amma Erna! The accommodation was intimate and cosy, perfect for a weekend getaway. The service level from the staff was exceptional. Facilities and amenities were more than adequate. I especially loved the decor and layout of the place, there were different zone to relax and unwind depending on your preference. Would highly recommend a stay here.
Cons: I didn't realise there was no glass windows until my second night there and although this wasn't a huge issue there was a level of noise that could have been reduced. But overall it didn't effect my stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff are AMAZING and extremely attentive. We had fantastic food on site for two nights, where a private chef cooked us a delicious four-course dinner the first evening and a traditional Sri Lankan spread the second evening. The location is beautiful - very tranquil and quiet. The rooms are large, very modern and clean. We would definitely stay again!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful spot with genuine staff, good food and stylish interior. Go visit!
Cons: None
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This hotel is very beautiful however the staff stole the show as they were just exceptional. The attention to details and the finer touches they brought to our stay for example always cleaning the room when we left, keeping our water bottles topped up, arranging Tuk Tuks for us and so much more even though we never asked them to! The chef was also amazing as the food was delicious some of the best we have had since we have been here. We can not fault this place but the staff were just incredible and made our stay so much more! If you want amazing service then come here because you will be treated so nicely.
Cons: Nothing! Everything was amazing and we will definitely be coming back.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Was a bit confusing to arrive at night but other than this it was a nice good experience
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The location is fantastic and the way the building is laid out is ideally suited for the surroundings. Fantastic rooms and great breakfast served in the dining area next to the pool. Amazing staff and great views out across the jungle. The lack of Windows didn’t bother us at ally, in fact I think it really adds to the experience.. Great place to stay, can’t wait to bring the whole family next time
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Gorgeous interior and architecture, lovely, helpful staff, beautiful food. Couldn’t fault anything!!
Cons: The property is a little out of Galle and a little hard to find but once you’re there it’s truely amazing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely wonderful place - fantastic people, great environment, amazing architecture, splendid pool and views, delicious food! A complete wonder! Best place in Sri Lanka!
Cons: Non applicable!
The Bungalow Galle Fort - Galle - Bedroom
8
9.1 Excellent (587 reviews)
S$ 266+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Bungalow Galle Fort in Galle (Fort), you'll be a 1-minute drive from Galle Fort and 10 minutes from Unawatuna Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The building is beautiful and very well appointed
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent welcome and really friendly staff. The hotel is peaceful, impeccably clean, and beautiful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the rooms, beautiful king size four poster bed, lovely decor. In keeping with the colonial style. We had dinner there one evening and couldn’t recommend it more - we had the lamb shank curry which was to die for!!! Service with a smile and a lovely stop on our honeymoon.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Stylish and well located. Friendly staff. Good good.
Cons: Lack of storage space in Our bedroom. But think with a bit of furniture shuffling it can be sorted out.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great stay here and amazing location within Galle Fort. Loved the small hotel aspect and the staff were very attentive. Worried rooms wouldn’t be quiet during the night bc of the old building but it was fine.
Cons: The electricity turned off at 8am which woke us up (ac went off) which apparently was planned maintenance. Would have been good to know about before.
The Galle Fort Hotel - Galle - Building
9
9.1 Excellent (505 reviews)
S$ 455+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Galle Fort Hotel in Galle (Fort), you'll be a 1-minute drive from Galle Fort and 10 minutes from Jungle Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Charming , friendly staff
Cons: No clear reception
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The atmosphere is sublime The staff were personal and attentive The facilities are beautiful The place oozes charm and history There were jars of treats in the rooms: an excellent touch I like that they don’t use single use disposable bottles in the bathroom: this environmentally friendly move is a step in the right direction
7.0 Good
Pros: The ambience of the property and its location
Cons: The booking.com website gave us to understand we would have a flat screen TV in our room. There are no televisions in the hotel whatsoever, not to mention flat screens! This is misleading for potential customers and should be corrected immediately.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location, meals, room. Very helpful staff. Great value for money.
Cons: Bed a little short for tall (>185 cm) people bu nonetheless very comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Such an outstanding property and experience from the team, above and beyond in every way. Stunning property, facilities, staff, food, loved it all, will be back and can’t recommend highly enough! And I love that they give you drinking water in reusable glass bottles - no plastic bottles in sight, thank you!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Wonderfully located in the heart of Galle. The staff were polite and very attentive. The Chef was outstanding !
Cons: Lack of facilities . Other than the formal lobby area, and the area around the pool, there was no area to unwind and relax .. put your feet up so to speak. The pool was small and the deck area around the pool could have been more lush and inviting .
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Good breakfast with a huge choice of Sdi Lankan and Western items. Loved the colonial charm of this beautiful hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Would highly recommend staying at Galle Fort Hotel. The staff are exceptional. The decor is very stylish. Our room the Terrace Suite was very spacious and tastefully decorated. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel and the food was of a very high standard.
Arabella on Boossa - Galle - Bedroom
10
9.2 Excellent (126 reviews)
S$ 201+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Arabella on Boossa in Hikkaduwa, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Galle Fort and Pitiwella Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was fantastic!
Cons: The restaurant was very expensive for lunch and evening meals.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful accommodation on the beach. Feels like five star. Generous size rooms and bathroom, lovely grounds, great set up and exceptional staff. The Sri Lankan breakfast was superb and the service was second to none. My compliments to the chef and all the staff who made our stay really amazing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All at the highest level. If you want to relax, then you are definitely here.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is a paradise near Galle! Beautiful design, clean and bright rooms with nice furniture, beautiful pool and garden area, perfect breakfast and polite and helpful staff!
Cons: The shower took quite a while to get hot and had not much water pressure.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent place to stay. The room was very clean and modern. The staff is one of best parts of staying at Arabella . Everyone is very thoughtful and caring to insure that you are enjoying your stay. Good breakfast as well.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff is amazing. Best we’ve experienced in whole Sri Lanka, especially Mr Sampath and Mr Bandu
Tamarind Hill By Asia Leisure - Galle - Building
11
9.1 Excellent (324 reviews)
S$ 209+
Overview Reviews
Located in Galle, Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure is on a lake, within a 10-minute drive of Galle Fort and Dutch Reformed Church. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: The bilding was very impressive.
Cons: The swiming pool was cold. The TV was too far from the bad. They didnt serve alcohol in the bar. Everything was very expensiv (room service, laundray, restaurant)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely perfect! We were staying at an Airbnb next door, and so we first came here for drinks, which turned into dinner. Everything was lovely and in such a beautiful setting, so we decided to return for breakfast the next day, which then turned into us booking a stay! The staff are lovely, and everything property wise is perfect. I’ve already booked a return for in a couple weeks!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Stunning heritage building, beautiful colonial architecture, vintage digs, incredibly spacious rooms, very tranquil and away from crowds, good breakfast, friendly staff, close proximity to Galle fort (not walking though)
Cons: Use of plastic water bottles (please stop!), No free shuttle services to town, services offered are pretty basic (pool and spa) - they can uplevel their offerings a bit and add a few more extras to make the stay more engaging.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: A lovely hotel in a colonial style with a nice decor. Just a few minutes away drive from Galle centre.
Cons: The next door neighbour was burning rubber or something every day especially that the smell would easily travel across the wall where we wanted to relax by the pool.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Good quiet location, short drive outside bustle of Galle city. Beautiful building, very attentive staff, high quality breakfast and lucnh but we didn't have dinner here. The room was stunning and our bathroom in the Captains Suite bigger than some rooms we've stayed in!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel was lovely and relaxing with top class facilities. Loved the historic setting. Swimming in the pool whilst monkeys climbed overhead in the trees was a magical moment,
Cons: Everything inside the hotel confines was exceptional, however, the approach to the hotel along the scruffy road could have been better. But that is the one downside of Sri Lanka, rubbish everywhere. Obviously not at or in the hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This hotel is classical luxurious hospitality. Old fashioned buildings with traditional styling (and size) coupled with excellent service make this a treat!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Bedrooms were really big and spacious. Beds were very comfortable. Shower was great. Lovely small intimate hotel.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very peaceful
Cons: little away from the fort....u need a car or tuk tuk to go to the old town
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Tamarind Hill is a spacious colonial house with wonderful rooms, artefacts, design, space, and feeling. We took a long time to select the right place for us and are certain we made the right choice. It's close to everything you'll need e.g. Galle Fort is 3-mins, etc The staff were fabulous. The food was exceptional Our stay was perfect.
Cons: The pictures on booking.com need to be improved. We overlooked it on our early searches.
Mango House - Galle - Bedroom
12
9.1 Excellent (287 reviews)
S$ 239+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Mango House in Galle (Fort), you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Galle Fort and National Maritime Museum. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location in the fort, perfect for a one night stay. Comfy bed! Lovely staff and much more varied choices for breakfast than other places. Would definitely recommend!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Peaceful location in heart of Galle Fort. Great breakfast. Helpful staff willing to move us to a larger room which breathed.... double doors opening onto a quiet courtyard and washroom had natural ventilation ... was much more comfortable and saved the stay
Cons: The only window in the standard room we had booked opened onto the lobby. Cupboards are very narrow and the space to unpack and move around limited (I think it’s smaller than the 20sqm listed & probably better suited to a single occupancy) . Extractor in windowless washroom didn’t work so damp and unpleasant smelling. Suggest his be repaired as it will improve experience greatly.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place in a great location. Old colonial building. Clean rooms with good bathroom. A/C and fan. Great breakfast.
7.0 Good
Pros: Breakfast is great. Excellent service!
Cons: Facilities are old. Loud air-con and fan.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed at Mango House the last day of a two week long round trip in Sri Lanka. The location is perfect, great breakfast, and exceptionally nice staff. We got a free upgrade with a cute, small balcony, where we saw lots of squirrels and birds. The hotel is perfect for a two night stay whilst exploring Galle fort. Will definitely stay here again next time I’m in Sri Lanka. I highly recommend talking to the staff about your plans in Sri Lanka. They are very happy to help you out and give great advice!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A really beautiful place to stay in an unbeatable location right in the centre of Galle Fort - you can walk everywhere very quickly. The hotel is a big converted mansion with a lovely garden - the moment you step in you notice the calm and quiet. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are beautifully designed and very comfortable - ours had a lovely balcony. Good breakfast, with a choice of cooked, continental and Sri Lankan options. Fantastic value, particularly given that you are right in the centre of the old town.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location in Galle Fort. Ideally situated in a quiet and serene location. Excellent service by the staff, they were very hospitable and took care of all our requests. Special mention to Manager Pradeep who ensured we had a very comfortable stay. The staff always greet you with a smile. Excellent choices of breakfast and very tasty.
Cons: None.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great staff, great breakfast
Jetwing Lighthouse Club - Galle - Bedroom
13
9.1 Excellent (216 reviews)
S$ 499+
Amari Galle - Galle - Building
14
9.0 Excellent (3,932 reviews)
S$ 289+
Overview Reviews
Located in Galle, Amari Galle is by the ocean, within a 5-minute drive of Galle International Cricket Stadium and Galle Fort. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free valet parking is available onsite.
5.4 Okay
Pros: Decent overall
Cons: Nothing stood out really. Was a bit overcrowded and understaffed.
5.0 Okay
Pros: View and breakfast
Cons: Room didnt match photo
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - Huge suite of 95m2 with ocean view (biggest room we ever had for that price!) - Our stay at Amari was better than our stay at Jetwing lighthouse (and less expensive!) - Pool - Nice Breakfast (best breakfast we had in Sri Lanka and we travelled 3 weeks) - Friendly staff
Cons: Everything was amazing But the spa treatment was not as good at the one we had at 98 acres in Ella. But still very relaxing and super friendly staff.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Was in Srilanka for 3 nights. Great hotel with all sea facing rooms. Staff is friendly and super helpful. Breakfast was excellent. Tuk-Tuks easily available right outside the property for transport. Also, MUST try the breeze spa in the hotel!
7.0 Good
Pros: The beach, the pool and the view from my balcony.
Cons: Everything was good except I would’ve appreciated the floor being a bit more cleaner than it was. It was quite sticky. The dinner buffet was nice but some of the food weren’t as new, clearly. I enjoyed the stay, otherwise.
Jetwing Kurulubedda - Galle - Bedroom
15
9.1 Excellent (184 reviews)
S$ 211+
Overview Reviews
Located in Akmeemana, Jetwing Kurulubedda is in a rural location, a 2-minute drive from Sahana Beach and 7 minutes from Galle Harbour. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Wauw, we had the best villa #3!! Such a nice employers, beautiful swimmingpool, lovely food and a very nice escape from big city Galle but super close! The gardener picked fresh spices out of the garden! No plastic waste.
Cons: I loved everything!
7.0 Good
Pros: very good understanding manager and stuff, tried to make the stay comfortable
Cons: a lot of insects and lizards inside the cabana due to the location
9.2 Excellent
Pros: A lovely secluded place. Great food, friendly and helpful staff, wonderful beds, and a nice pool.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing atmosphere
9.2 Excellent
Pros: This was a beautiful, relaxing place to stay. All of the staff were wonderful, but Prabahath in particular did so much to make our stay extra special!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel staff was super friendly and the food was so delicious
Antic Guesthouse - Galle - Building
16
9.0 Excellent (657 reviews)
S$ 95+
Overview Reviews
Located in Galle (Fort), Antic Guesthouse is a 2-minute walk from Galle Lighthouse and 8 minutes by foot from Galle Fort. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - Perfect location, lovely helpful staff, excellent service, and an amazing breakfast! Best hoppers so far of many!
Cons: - All good, no complaints!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Delicious breakfast, huge plate of fresh fruit, comfy beds, friendly staff, great location.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: It was very warm and cozy stay, I was there with my wife, I felt like home, very friendly environment, I prefire it much more than luxurious hotels, staff are very helpful, they will never play in wording regarding any offer, from Antic location you can easily access all fort facility.
Cons: Hmmmm, I think needs a little bit more sound isolation.
6.0 Good
Pros: Excellent location and very helpful and friendly staff. Breakfasts were quite good.
Cons: Door locking security was poor. Facilities in room were limited e.g. no door to bathroom, no kettle.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location and helpful staff. Room and bathroom were nice. Great breakfast. Staff helped us organise transport to our next destination.
Cons: Room was nicely decorated but could have benefited from bedside tables and a luggage rack.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was excellent. Friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was delicious. Welcome drink was awesome, even gave you a choice of juices/coffee/tea. Stayed 2 nights and in two different rooms, both were beautifully furnished and really quirky. WiFi was good.
Cons: Nothing.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The best location and the best Sri Lankan breakfast we had all trip! The staff was warm and helpful. Rooms were very comfortable and charming.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The downstairs cafe/jewellery shop area is lovely. Beautifully decorated and painted. The rooms again are nicely decorated, simple and comfortable. Location is excellent, in the heart of Galle Fort. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was divine.
Cons: Nothing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location is excellent! The staff from the moment we arrived could not do enough to make us feel welcome. They were kind and genuine and went out of their way. The breakfast was sensational! We had a great experience and felt privileged to meet such lovely people.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is such a beautiful guesthouse. I was made incredibly welcome from the moment I arrived, greeted by the lovely manager and offered fresh juice and coffee. The ocean view room is incredible - large, cool, comfortable with a gorgeous balcony. The bathroom is simple but functional and clean. Really comfortable bed, too. The manager helped me with transport and was just incredibly hospitable. Highly recommend.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner is the perfect host. Nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was delicious. The rooms were airy and spotlessly clean. The towels were thick and luxurious - ( not seen previously in SL). The Sri Lankan breakfast was extremely generous and scrumptious. The staff were so helpful and even brought up breakfast for my mother who was struggling with the stairs. Cannot recommend this place more highly. Thank you Antic Guest House - we loved our two night stay in Galle Fort

Best rooms in Galle

Aditya Resort - Galle - Pool
1
9.5 Excellent (234 reviews)
S$ 415+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Aditya Boutique Hotel in Hikkaduwa, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Hikkaduwa Beach and Hikkaduwa Coral Reef. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff are awesome!!! The room luxurious and tasteful.
Cons: Food is extremely pricey. We stayed at other top resorts where large buffet breakfast was included. At Aditya breakfast was small and very expensive.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was okayish... not a great selection and a bit too simple
Cons: Water and ice boxes for the beach would be great
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were extremely attentive
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Lovely open, spacious feel and delightful pool area.
Cons: Nothing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Exceptionally clean. Staff are very friendly and supportive. Comfortable beyond imagination
Cons: Location is far from city. Beach is dangerous ( waves are very high and you can’t swim in it at all )
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Aditya is located in a perfect location ..away from the hassle and noise of hikkaduwa! Perfect get way for body and soul.
Cocobay Unawatuna - Galle - Outdoor view
2
8.9 Excellent (318 reviews)
S$ 303+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at COCOBAY UNAWATUNA in Unawatuna, you'll be on the waterfront, within a 5-minute drive of Unawatuna Beach and Jungle Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff are amazingly friendly. This is a small resort so they remember who you are and help to organise activities that will suit you and your stay. So family friendly! The staff doted on our baby and were so lovely to interact with, we felt so welcomed.
Cons: The breakfast menu does get a little repetitive, but there are plenty of options for food around the resort if you need a change
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Third visit, and will cone back again owing to the fabulous team that always offers genuine hospitality!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Food was great value for money and delicious! Staff was friendly and helpful.
Cons: They advertised sunrise and sunset yoga on a notice board when you entered yet when I wanted to book both of these the yoga instructor was not available. Dont advertise what you cant offer!!! Our spa bath was faulty and we had to call out the maintenance department twice.
3.0 Mediocre
Cons: the Hotel staff friendly, but below are the things which I noted. since some of us vegetarian, and my wife not taking any meat, she requested Fish curry but they mix with some chicken pieces on it. most of the time we noted they serve us Table Towel which was the previous guest used a couple of hours before, without washing. All the water glass they serve us is really dirty never change maybe five years, my main concern is they have charged extra US$ 300, saying Christmas night even though they didn't inform prior to us, we made a booking with booking.com and agreed on the rate, this is not a professional way to deal with a guest. also, they told booking.com is not tells the truth and hidden charges are there, but I am most of the time making trough booking.com and this is the first time I face this kind of overcharge, I am really disappointing, I could have got a better hotel for that rate. we paid double for a meal on that day one to booking.com and also to the hotel. (excluding all my extra bills. That is separately they charge to me that is fine.) in the future, I will think twice before making my booking true booking.com.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful and accommodating staff, excellent location, good food, and clean spacious rooms.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable beds and wonderful food.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff and attentive
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Food was amazing. The spa bath tub is fantastic. Loved having my own private pool. The staff is excellent. Loved every bit of our stay
Cons: Didn't stay long enough
3.0 Mediocre
Cons: the Hotel staff friendly, but below are the things which I noted. since some of us vegetarian, and my wife not taking any meat, she requested Fish curry but they mix with some chicken pieces on it. most of the time we noted they serve us Table Towel which was the previous guest used a couple of hours before, without washing. All the water glass they serve us is really dirty never change maybe five years, my main concern is they have charged extra US$ 300, saying Christmas night even though they didn't inform prior to us, we made a booking with booking.com and agreed on the rate, this is not a professional way to deal with a guest. also, they told booking.com is not tells the truth and hidden charges are there, but I am most of the time making trough booking.com and this is the first time face this kind of overcharge, I am really disappointing, I could have got a better hotel for that rate. we paid double for a meal on that day one to booking.com and also to the hotel. (excluding all my extra bills. That is separately they charge to me that is fine.) in the future, I will think twice before making my booking true booking.com.
Jetwing Lighthouse - Galle - Bedroom
3
8.9 Excellent (1,415 reviews)
S$ 355+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Jetwing Lighthouse in Galle, you'll be in the business district, within a 10-minute drive of Galle Fort and Mahamodara Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: One of the best hotels in Sri Lanka
Cons: nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: One of the best hotels in Sri Lanka
Cons: nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: lovely hotel with excellent facilities. Staff delightful. safe reliable tuk tuk drivers available. good breakfast. pools well kept with good service.
Cons: Lunch in poolside bar could be improved. Only offered spicy snacks or pizza and service was very slow.
7.1 Good
Pros: Some of the staff would go out do their way to help you but I’m afraid others were very unhelpful and quite rude.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The superior suite is absolutely stunning with a gorgeous little splash pool on the balcony. The suite is away from the main part of the hotel, overlooking the pool and the ocean. Simply beautiful.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff are wonderful and the property is very well maintained.
Cons: The food options were not what we expected. But the quality was excellent for the majority of the food we had
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We celebrated our Fathers 50 years. Staff where really amazing and supported for Prr arrangements. Thanks MR.Leel and MR.Rohan
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location and the design of the hotel. One of Bawa's late masterpieces.
Cons: Service a bit slow at times in the restaurant. Suggest making tea and coffee self service at breakfast time. Not enough hangers in the room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the excellent service, the amazing grounds and unmatched food at very reasonable prices. All staff were unfailingly helpful and friendly. We love the eco credentials of this hotel and also the community education focus.
Rockside Cabanas Hotel - Galle - Building
4
9.2 Excellent (321 reviews)
S$ 112+
Overview Reviews
Situated along the shores of Dalawella and Mihiripenna, Rockside Cabanas Hotel offers tranquil and comfortable accommodation with free WiFi access. It features a restaurant and beautifully landscaped tropical gardens. Tastefully-furnished, rooms and bungalows come with wooden furnishing, a minibar and freshly-laundered bedding. They include a private bathroom with towels and shower facility. At Rockside Cabanas Hotel, guests may enjoy activities such as diving and snorkelling on site. Fluently-conversed in English and German, the friendly staff can assist with luggage storage and shuttle arrangements. This beachfront property houses a restaurant serving a delectable spread of local and international dishes. A variety of drinks are available at the bar, while room service options can be provided.
7.0 Good
Pros: Right next to a beautiful beach that allows for swimming. Lovely views from the hotel grounds. Mattress comfortable. Property appeared clean throughout. Air con almost a bit too powerful! Staff friendly and approachable. Free breakfast not too bad.
Cons: We were in the family room that really was quite old and dated (although clean). The same problem will exist the whole way along this strip, but the train line directly behind is incredibly loud, with horns starting at 05:30am. Vegetarian food in the restaurant wasn’t great.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The Sri Lankan breakfast (and coffee) was excellent!
Cons: Wished the hotel was right on the dive site
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nothing special. As already mentioned prices in the restaurant are slightly higher but food is really good and this is not a budget place to stay so I wouldn't count this as a minus - also this way it keeps it from getting crowded. Keep in mind that the place is not exactly in Unawatuna - it is ~2km away from Unawatuna beach and if you want to walk you cannot go all the way through the beaches but have to walk by the road. But of course tuc-tucs are always available for ~300 rupees so not a problem at all - all drivers know the place.
Cons: Nothing special. As already mentioned prices in the restaurant are slightly higher but food is really good and this is not a budget place to stay so I wouldn't count this as a minus - also this way it keeps it from getting crowded. Keep in mind that the place is not exactly in Unawatuna - it is ~2km away from Unawatuna beach and if you want to walk you cannot go all the way through the beaches but have to walk by the road. But of course tuc-tucs are always available for ~300 rupees so not a problem at all - all drivers know the place or you can rent a scooter if you wish.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful staff, clean and comfortable rooms. Great view from the window. Nice breakfast though a bit "formal" compared to other places we found in Sri Lanka. All in all, very positive experience even though the weather wasn't as good as we expected.
Cons: The only negative thing that triggered us was the beach. It wasn't as good to swim as in nearby Mirissa, though the protection from waves could be very good for families with kids. However, the worst part was the tourist behaviour. Having big sea turtles nearby is amazing. How you threat them is not. It's not the direct responsibility of the hotel to protect the nature, but we would really suggest if not having one person arranged by all hotels altogether who would teach some *not so smart* tourists how to behave, at least put some signs in the beach that kindly asks to leave some space for those amazing animals and don't try to touch or put their kids on top of them....
7.0 Good
Pros: Anthony was always there for us to help with anything and with a huge smile and excellent attitude.
Cons: The bedding lacked in a big way. Basically you had a sheet that didn’t even cover the bed to sleep under. They really need a full size flat sheet and thin duvet or blanket to sleep under. There was a fitted sheet to sleep on top of but other than that it was pretty sad.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff, especially Antony! He is helpful and hard worker. He makes that place special
Cons: Sound of the waves are to loud. And the owner is so strict.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place, beautiful views and great if you don’t want to be in the busyness of Anawatuna but only a short trip in. Beautiful Wijaya beach at your doorstep and you can swim with wild sea turtles straight out the front. Food was really good and the staff were always so helpful and friendly and the room was really nice, spacious and clean. I’d recommend this place to stay for couples wanting a relaxing beach holiday.
Cons: The only thing that I found a tiny bit negative was that the trains were really quite loud from my room and ran all night. Otherwise it is truly great!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Super Nice staff and great location by the beach !