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“Step back to the colonial era with a stay at Amangalla, located in a building that was built in 1684 as Dutch headquarters, and oozing sophistication, style and refinement. Sipping on a cold gin and tonic on Amangalla’s front veranda, transporting yourself back in time as you observe the hustle and bustle of daily life within the Fort, is a moment not to be missed.”
Nestled within the ramparts of the 17th-century Galle Fort, Amangalla is a sanctuary from which to explore the culture and history of this intriguing Sri Lanka UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The 21 bedrooms, chambers and suites are decorated in tasteful colonial style with four-poster beds, polished Burmese teak floorboards and bathtubs. Rooms offer views from Galle Fort to the immaculate garden. For those wanting the ultimate escape, the Garden House is a two-storey house featuring a private terrace and balcony with treetop views and pantry service by a private butler.
Local and international dishes are served on the veranda, the balcony, in the Great Hall or poolside, and a fabulous traditional high tea takes place every afternoon.
The super-serene swimming pool at the centre of the hotel is a tranquil peaceful place to relax, and the spa - known as ‘The Baths’ - offers treatment chambers leading off an arched hallway and a plethora of ayurveda treatments.