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Amangalla

Galle, Sri Lanka

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Luxury Holidays At Amangalla

Amangalla is a restored historic hotel that forms part of Galle Fort. The 17th century Dutch fort is a collection of Colonial buildings covering thirty-six hectares and has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. It is the perfect place to explore Galle, which is the capital of Sri Lanka’s southern province. Guest rooms, chambers and suites are testimony to Amangalla’s past and boast many original features, as well as fine antiques and four-poster beds. All offer a variety of views from Galle Fort and some have their own balcony. In addition, the two-storey Garden House, situated in the hotel’s frangipani-scented gardens, comes with a private pantry serviced by a personal butler.

Details:expand_more
  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: A restored historic hotel, part of Galle Fort
  • Feature: Treat yourself to a 3, 7 or 14-day Ayurvedic Experience
  • Rooms: 19 rooms, 7 suites, the Amangalla Suite and The Garden House
  • Nearest airport: Colombo International Airport
Exterior Of Amangalla
Amenities
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Location and transfer

Between two hours, thirty minutes and three hours, thirty minutes from Colombo International Airport by private car transfer or 45 minutes from Galle by helicopter.

Accommodation:expand_more

All the guest rooms still feature the original 300-year-old polished teak or jackwood floors and are appointed with a four-poster king-size bed, writing desk, dining table, planters chair, wardrobe and a pettagama chest. The spacious bathrooms feature a freestanding bath, twin vanities and a separate shower and toilet. Amenities include air-conditioning, a mini-bar, CD player, telephone and there is a daily maid service. A private butler service is also available.

   Bedrooms:expand_more
  • Rooms: 9
  • Room View: Overlooking the garden or the nearby historic Groote Kerk (Great Church)
  • Facilities: The bedroom, with separate bathroom, features a twin or king-size four-poster bed, writing desk, dining table, pettagama chest – all set within the original polished jackwood floors. Six bedrooms are located adjacent to Amangalla’s reception, on the ground level of the Middle Street Wing, three more are set within the property’s gardens and feature French windows and doors opening onto the garden entrance of each room.
   Chambers:expand_more
  • Rooms: 10
  • Room View: Views through the ancient Pará rubber trees, over the Fort and out to sea
  • Facilities: The Chambers comprise separate bedroom, bathroom and living areas. Six are located within the Church Street Wing, whilst the four Garden Wing Chambers, three with balconies and one with a twin porch, overlook the treetops of the resort's garden.
   Amangalla Suite :expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Room View: Garden views
  • Facilities: A two-bedroom apartment with a hallway, sitting room and two bathrooms.
   Garden House:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 140m²
  • Room View: Leafy treetop views
  • Facilities: Situated within the resort gardens and serviced by a 24-hour private butler, this two-storey house features original antique furniture, a private terrace and balcony.
Dining:expand_more

Amangalla’s kitchen uses the freshest ingredients sourced from local markets, with ever-changing menu selections from high teas to curries. The ambience is elegant and smart, reflecting colonial splendour whether you choose the signature dining room, the impressive surroundings of The Zaal or the breeze-cooled verandah.

Zaal:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Light meals and snacks
  • Setting: The Great Hall – as it was known in Dutch times - Zaal, exudes an elegant Colonial feel, with its high ceilings, overhead fans and chandeliers. There is relaxed seating inside, whilst outdoors, the verandah provides ample opportunities to watch the world go by on the tree-lined street opposite.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: No
  • Reservation Required: No
The Dining room:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Sri Lankan curries
  • Setting: A delightful place to dine, being beautifully furnished with period chairs and tables, crisp white linens, antique silverware and many other original pieces.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: No
  • Reservation Required: No
Property Highlights:expand_more
City Highlights

Discover Galle on foot. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is packed with Dutch-colonial architecture, grand mosques and churches, handsome residences and rambling museums. Tucked between the dozens of historical buildings are inviting cafés, spice-filled markets and antique-stuffed shops, not forgetting excellent jewellery stores in the Fort - Amangalla's guides will show you where. The Fort is, without doubt, Galle's star attraction, a walled enclave flanked by ocean on three sides. Don't miss the passeggiata on the ramparts, a ritual every dusk where locals gather and swap tales of the day.


Romance

Flaming torches, flickering candles and the burnt-orange rays of the sun sinking down to the horizon, verdant green rice paddies stretching into the distance. Share this magical scene with your loved one and enjoy a traditional roti dinner served in an outdoor pavilion. Another option is a romantic dinner by the pool, a menu of Sri Lankan delicacies created just for you. Fire dancing, flute recitals, glowing candles and twinkling stars all add to the mood - an enchanting evening for couples old and new.


Culture & History

Amangalla lies within the fort's four-hundred-year-old walls. Take a leisurely walk in the narrow streets lined with Dutch heritage houses and Government offices in varied states of repair and watch the daily life of the community unfold before you as bullock carts, food carts and bicycles jostle for space with pedestrians. Carry on from the Dutch Church, past the Governor's House, spice warehouses, Court Square, Kacheri (Town Hall) and the lighthouse, on to the sea wall and ramparts. Just a twenty-minute drive away from the fort are the Yatagala and Rhummasala temples. The 1,200-year-old Yatagala Temple, one of the oldest in the region, is set in a valley of rice paddies and jungle hills. Climb to the top of the 120 steps for some wonderful views. Situated on the headland across the bay from the fort, the Rhummasala is a relatively new temple, built by the Japanese.


Hotel Experiences

Join the chef on his daily visits to Galle's markets, piled high with goodies. The aromas of ginger, cumin, mustard seeds and other heady spices fill the air and the variety of fresh seafood is truly astounding, not to mention the line-up of plump fruit and vitamin-rich vegetables. Pick some of your favourites, throw in something new and then retreat to Amangalla's kitchen for a private cookery class. Lessons are also on offer out in the paddy fields, cooking under thatch with local clay pots.


Spa & Wellness

Recapturing the memories of a bygone era of "taking the waters", treatments at The Baths restore the body and soothe the mind. Five softly lit treatment chambers lead off a descending arched hallway, whilst andlelit recesses, tall ceilings and traditional archways feature in the hydrotherapy area, where there is a sauna, steam room and hydrotherapy pool with specifically placed jet massagers to stimulate the entire body. Daily yoga and meditation sessions are held in the Garden Pavilion.


Wildlife Encounters

Sri Lanka's southern tip is amazingly close to the deep waters of the continental shelf, a place where giant Blue Whales swim from December to April. Amangalla guests can join special whale-watching excursions and glimpse these huge, graceful creatures in the wild. Observing the world's largest marine mammal is an experience not-to-miss!


 

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