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27,Church Street ,, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 23/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 23/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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In the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onward. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Outdoor dining area
Car hire
Concierge
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
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Safe
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Whirlpool bathtub
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Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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Nahid M wrote a review 6 May
14 contributions1 helpful vote
One of the most amazing stays, Highly recommended! Location is superb, it's located in the heart of Galle fort, walking distance to so many restaurants, coffee shops, supermarket, shops and many touristics places. Amazing staff, they were extremely helpful to us. Thanks to Nazeer, Sanushka, Suneth and Sunimal. They gave us late checkout till 10 PM! Amazing breakfast. Thanks to chef Poorna, and restaurant waiter Sunimal. Best traditional srilankan massage which is a must to try. Right at the hotel entrance there are plenty of tuk tuk and taxis.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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pokfulam wrote a review Apr 2022
Bengaluru, India28 contributions22 helpful votes
This hotel delivers what it says and you can count on it to provide a good night's sleep in a very clean room and a good breakfast. While the magnolia trees in the courtyard are lovely, the breezy deep verandahs with comfortable arm chairs are a bonus.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Michiel van Erkel wrote a review Mar 2022
New Delhi, India127 contributions14 helpful votes
In the very centre of the old Dutch Fort, this great hotel offers good rooms and kind staff. Rooms are well equipped with large beds (two one person, matras bit hard, could use a topper), bathroom with shower. Balcony in front overlooking the yard. Looks very authentic but was told that only the restaurant/breakfast room is an original Factory, the hotel part is actually new, but very well in style with the surrounding. Pleasant staff, eager to help.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Amazingly have quite some room for parking; returning late entry on Layn baan Cross str is...
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savvy_dave wrote a review Mar 2022
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1762 contributions889 helpful votes
First of all, as others have said, this hotel has a great location in the fort, a lovely garden, and the buildings (although new) are elegant and look authentic. On arrival I was upgraded to a suite, which was appreciated as the standard rooms looked very small. There were many issues however which detracted from my stay and which prospective guests should be aware of: - I had forgotten that my booking was room only and at check-in was not informed of this or the fact that breakfast would be charged at around $20 per person. The breakfast was adequate but quite meagre. - Coffee offered at breakfast was instant coffee powder until I raised this with the manager, following which Sri Lankan coffee was available "on special request". - For most of my stay the Wifi inside my room was so slow as to be effectively un-usable. Despite raising the issue with reception, it took a whole day for this to be fixed. Turned out that the router just needed re-booting. -Whilst the furniture within the rooms is beautiful and gives the heritage feel, little touches made it feel cheap (plastic sheets on beds rather than quality mattress protectors, low quality tea bags and bathroom toiletries, etc) - Cheap bathroom fittings, a shower door that didn't open fully, taps making it very difficult to regulate shower temperature. The staff however were generally kind and helpful, except on departure, when the manager swore blind that he had informed me about the breakfast, when he had not. For the price of over $115 a night, I felt the hotel failed to deliver and has plenty of scope for small improvements to make it a high quality property.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Request a suite, regular rooms are small.
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Nick R wrote a review Feb 2022
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The hotel itself is a beautiful colonial style building with a courtyard and a lovely restaurant. The rooms were spacious, comfortable, and clean, with AC and a ceiling fan to keep us cool (being from England that is important)! What really sets this hotel apart from all the others is the people. They went above and beyond to help, would always smile and say hello when we saw them, and took a genuine interest in us. Nothing was too much trouble. Thilini on reception, Shanushka (who we gave the nickname "the nice guy" before we knew his name), and Sidath the manager were absolutely amazing. Nahlinda, our TukTuk guy also deserves a shout out even though he isn't technically part of the restaurant staff. Location wise there are an absolute tonne of restaurants, cafes, shops, museums etc that you can walk to in 2 or 3 minutes. It is only a 10 minute journey to the beach by TukTuk, and there are temples, spice farms, and lots of wildlife to visit nearby! The Fort itself is also really interesting and great to walk around, grab a King Coconut, and watch the sunset. We will definitely be returning on our next trip to Sri Lanka.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Sidath Ranasinghe, General Manager at The Heritage Galle Fort
Responded 17 Feb 2022
Dear Sahar . Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful in detailed review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience and our staff will definitely be delighted to read your kind words. We make our customer experience and satisfaction our utmost priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day to make your stay an unforgettable one. We look forward to welcoming you back .stay safe .......... Thank you Best Regards Sidath Ranasighe Manager
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aditya_s200987 wrote a review Jan 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
The thing I appreciate most about the people at Heritage Hotel Galle is that they are nice, considerate, and trustworthy people. In the times we live in with all the uncertainties around, that's the most important factor while choosing a place to stay in a new country. Will be my first choice always in Galle! A special shout out to the manager Sidath!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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nacho charrabe wrote a review Jan 2022
Madrid, Spain27 contributions5 helpful votes
Best Hitel to Discover Galle The Staff its impressive, Mr Sidath organized every details we ask from Madrid:private transfer for Colombo Airport, best beach club for new years eve! And as we arrive 5am to the hotel he offer us a free room to relax ourself till our room was ready, dont dub, reserva @ The Heritage and contact Mr Sidath for an impressive stay in Galle
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: See the sunset with beatiful and magic locals @ the fort
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Response from Sidath Ranasinghe, General Manager at The Heritage Galle Fort
Responded 14 Jan 2022
Dear Nacho Thank you very much indeed to have shared your positive comment. I am very pleased to read that you have enjoyed your recent stay with us and thank you for your kind recommendation of our facilities and services on TripAdvisor. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon at The Heritage Hotel Galle Fort. With Best Regards, Sidath Ranasinghe Resident Manager
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harshad kulkarni wrote a review Jan 2022
12 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights. We had booked the first floor rooms. Rooms were nice and comfortable. Location is perfect. All the cafes, fort , restaurants are around the corner. The staff are really Helpful and will always make sure to help their guests. They helped us arrange RT PCR test before your international departure. Breakfast is great. Food menu is limited and they don’t serve alcohol. We enjoyed our stay and we would recommend this place for its value for money quotient
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Sidath Ranasinghe, General Manager at The Heritage Galle Fort
Responded 3 Jan 2022
We are very grateful for the time taken to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. Thank you for sharing your impressions and opinion of you’re the Heritage experience while visiting us at The Heritage We are sorry to hear that our Hotel did meet your expectations. With my best regards, Sidath Ranasinghe Manager
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Anjula Munasinghe wrote a review Dec 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
My family and I had a fabulous holiday at this beautiful property. Our room was spacious, well appointed, clean and super comfortable. The air conditioning worked well. The ensuite was large and airy. The staff was friendly and very attentive. The Manager - Sidath was very accommodating. Thank you to the team for an amazing experience. Will definitely visit again soon.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Sidath Ranasinghe, General Manager at The Heritage Galle Fort
Responded 3 Jan 2022
We are very grateful for the time taken to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. Thank you for sharing your impressions and opinion of you’re the Heritage experience while visiting us at The Heritage We are sorry to hear that our Hotel did meet your expectations. With my best regards, Sidath Ranasinghe Manager
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Mary V wrote a review Jul 2021
United Kingdom9 contributions4 helpful votes
Visited Heritance on arrival from the airport to take my PCR and an overnight stay.. the service is exceptional especially to name Buddhika ,Roshan and Chiranga's service was great, hassle free booking pleasant stay, wonderful food.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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US$124 - US$145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictGalle
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Heritage Galle Fort
Which popular attractions are close to The Heritage Galle Fort?
Nearby attractions include Cara Jewellers (0.1 km), Lihiniya Gems (0.3 km), and Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Heritage Galle Fort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Heritage Galle Fort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at The Heritage Galle Fort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Heritage Galle Fort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Heritage Galle Fort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Abacate, Cafe 82, and The Bungalow Galle Fort Restaurant.
Does The Heritage Galle Fort have airport transportation?
Yes, The Heritage Galle Fort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Heritage Galle Fort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Galle.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Heritage Galle Fort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to The Heritage Galle Fort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (0.2 km), Galle Fort (0.3 km), and Meera Mosque (0.3 km).
Is The Heritage Galle Fort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.