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.