Amangalla lies within the ramparts of Sri Lanka’s 17th-century Galle Fort, a Unesco World Heritage Site, in the historic port of Galle. The residence reveals the Fort’s daily activities and rich legacy of the Dutch and British colonial eras and it is housed within the historic hotel that has welcomed guests for over 150 years. Its 30 rooms and suites, and a separate two-storey Garden House have been restored with care and brought to life with antique furnishings and artworks. All rooms and suites have different features and dimensions. The swimming pool enclosed within 200 year-old exotic gardens and The Spa and Baths complex, offer a pleasant stay where Ayurveda specialists can arrange personalised treatment programmes. Beyond the narrow streets and the ancient buildings of the remarkable Galle’s citadel, Amangalle is the best solution for combining city, coastal and countryside pursuits with rice paddies, tranquil temples, serene beaches nearby and the prospect of whale-spotting from November to March.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner the Dining Room is located at one end of Amangalla’s magnificent Zaal, as it was known the great hall in Dutch times. With the veranda and a jazz pianist playing at night, is a perfect setting for Sri Lankan and international cuisine.
Amangalla’s spa complex has five treatment rooms and two hydrotherapy suites Facilities include hydrotherapy pools, saunas, and steam rooms. Ayurvedic personalised therapies are availables including massages, anointments, reflexology and scrubs..Garden pavilion hosting daily yoga and meditation.
Best seen on foot, the Fort is a living museum, its history dating back to 1588. With a local guide we suggest to visit the old District with Judge’s house, the cricket fields, temple and mosque. Don't miss the iconic lighthouse and the local market.