Sri Lanka’s oldest and most famous hotel
In the historic port of Galle, Amangalla sits within the ramparts of the 17th-century Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just 116 kilometres south of the capital Colombo, Amangalla is named after the Sanskrit word for ‘peace’, and galla, the Sinhalese word for the town of Galle.
Amangalla has 29 rooms divided into four room types, all of which offer the very best in comfort and style. Each have an elegant colonial design that is enhanced by original antiques that include either twin or king-size four poster beds dressed with crisp white imported linen. The contemporary bathrooms are beautifully decorated and spacious.
The cuisine at Amangalla is highly rated and comprises of a selection of traditional Sri Lankan and European dishes skilfully created by a team of excellent chefs. Fresh produce such as seafood, fish, meat, fruit and vegetables are sourced from the local markets of Galle daily and organic produce is used as much as possible.
A large swimming pool, surrounded by palms, is centered within the resort’s established gardens; a cool respite from exploring, the pool courtyard has
several wooden sun lounges and five serene shaded ambalamas, or rest pavilions.The classical hotel also offers remedial pleasures from ‘The Baths’,
the resort’s relaxing, holistic, and traditionally inspired Spa, which creates bespoke programs for guests, while hydrotherapy pools, saunas, steam
rooms and a cold plunge pool, provide a sanctum for whole body rejuvenation.
This is a gem in the Amanresort collection and will not disappoint even the most fussy traveller!
Why we like it
- Located within the Galle Fort
- Classic colonial heritage
- True Aman service
- Centuries-old charm with modern flourishes