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Amangalla in Galle, Sri Lanka

The enchanting grounds of Amangalla are spread across nearly 9,000 square metres on the Galle peninsula, defined by the 400-year-old fort. The resort’s mature garden dates back to the building’s construction in the 1860s, and the UNESCO-protected fort is the best-preserved colonial fortification in Asia. The peninsula offers boundless opportunities for discovery, as does the surrounding city, countryside and ocean, from temples and tea plantations to blue whale watching. A stately grande dame in the city of Galle on Sri Lanka’s south coast, Amangalla has the period charm of a bygone era. Built in 1684, the historic edifice retains its heritage in every architectural and decorative detail.

Capturing the essence of colonial style with pared-back finesse, Amangalla’s elegant Rooms and Signature Rooms feature high-ceilings with large windows and the original polished Burmese teak floorboards. Decorated with period antiques including four-poster beds, pettagama chests and planter’s chairs, they overlook the Fort’s quaint lanes and ramparts or the hotel’s 200-year-old gardens. Our dining facility is open to guests and non-residents. Furnished with period chairs and tables, crisp white linen and antique silverware, the high-ceilings of the Dining Room makes for an intimate meal setting, which centre on local produce. The daily-changing dinner menu is based on the chef’s finds at the various markets in Galle, and guests can accompany him on his rounds before returning to the kitchen for a cooking lesson in Sri Lankan cuisine. Amangalla’s spa, The Baths, recaptures a bygone era of taking the waters as a restoration for body and mind. Five treatment rooms are home to a range of therapies, which can be personalized by the spa’s Ayurvedic doctor to include massages, anointments, reflexology and scrubs. The two hydrotherapy suites contain hot and cold plunge pools as well as steam rooms and saunas, complemented by the yoga pavilion, where the discipline is practiced every morning.

Location of Amangalla

10 Church Street Fort
Galle, Sri Lanka

Nearest Airport: BIA, KCT

Amenities for Amangalla

  • General Information
  • 30 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Restaurant
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • Wellness Center
  • Steam Room
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Private Gardens
  • Activities
  • Excursions
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Wellness Programs
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Interests
  • Hotels
  • Spa & Wellness

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Specious rooms, most beautiful pool in the Galle fort, service is great, loved the personalize welcome note. A must stay ! One of the best cold water baths !!!! High tea was really good, enjoyed ever bit of the stay.

Eye M

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just arrived here after having spent 4 delightful days at another Aman resort, Amanwella. We were expecting a similar experience at Amangalla but were immediately disappointed to be advised that the air conditioning was not operational throughout the main hotel building and that an individual air conditioning unit was installed in our room. The manager who greeted us said that they had tried to email us to warn us about the air conditioning problem, however I do not believe him as we did not book directly with the hotel but through a luxury travel company, and they were not advised either. We were supposed to be in a verandah suite, with elegant outdoor seating area. The suite / room did not have a verandah but two tiny Juliette balconies, one of which was occupied by the exhaust hose from the temporary air conditioner; which, incidentally, left the room vulnerable to break-in since the only barrier at the temporary air conditioning exhaust was a white sheet stapled to the surrounding door frame. The supposedly elegant outdoor seating area did not exist, unless it was intended to refer to the little table and two dining chairs adjacent to the entry door, in the midst of the public corridor. The temporary air conditioner installed was noisy and completely inadequate. I am shocked that Aman considers this to be acceptable and, despite our delightful experience at Amanwella, I do not think I will trust staying in another Aman hotel.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Having read on here criticisms of staff, I'd just like to set the current record straight. We stayed for one week in September to mark a special wedding anniversary & all the staff couldn't have done more to leave us happy. They made us a special anniversary curry dinner that we'll remember for a very long time - about 12 dishes on the menu, plus our own musician & a beautiful decorated chocolate cake to follow - & all served in our private space on the library verandah. It's a truly stunning hotel with an amazing history starting as the Dutch commander's residence before becoming the fort's famous New Orient Hotel before Aman took it over & polished it to perfection. Our room - number 25 - complete with its own verandah overlooking the lovely garden, was a gem with all the original wooden floors & ornate wooden furniture. Dining on the hotel's main verandah was delicious, especially the breakfasts, & a great place to watch the Galle world roll by outside. Its pool - the biggest in Galle - is a delight which I enjoyed daily. And the spa was exceptional. Manager, Sean, can't do enough for his guests & will help with anything & everything. We loved every minute & would return in a heartbeat...

Frazers - Northumberland, UK

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 months ago

We ordered the Sri Lankan set menu for dinner and it was excellent: very nicely prepared and served with generous portions. The ambience was lovely and our waiter, Priyankara was fantastic. He was attentive and efficient. He also answered a lot of our questions.

ZiadR - Kuwait

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 months ago

We stayed 2 nights in this little (30 rooms) hotel on the edge of the fort, so a real appeal to those interested in heritage and history. Very colonial feel-the decor, the furniture all wood, music etc. apparently all original. Clean sparse rooms, but you had everything you needed. Our room was on the top floor (2nd) and we certainly felt the climb! No lifts, no tv. Very good polite service at all times - only negative on that is that a number of staff did not understand or speak English- so needed to find someone who did. Great view of the sea, intrigued by the number of people that came all day long to take professional romantic photos in the open grass at the front of the hotel! Good but very expensive (only reason it's not 5 star) experience.

LondonN21 - London

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