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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want the best location, best hotel, best staff, best food, best people, best everything you are looking for in a holiday, stop right here. This is in the heart of Galle Fort. It was an old printer house which changed into multiple things including a school and finally became a hotel in 2005 (I think). It is a...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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We were welcomed warmly and shown around the premises before being taken to our room which was the upstairs room across the road from the main building. This was spacious and quiet. The bathroom had a bath and a separate shower area with both overhead and lower shower heads. The formal dining room is lovely and we had an excellent...

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Saratoga CA
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called to make reservations .The manager Tjiana was extremely helpful .she not only helped make the reservations but answered all queries about galle fort area. The food at this restaurant was excellent .Exremely well cooked and presented beautifully too. The Sri Lankan dishes were as good as the continental dishes. The service was spectacular .the home made ice creams were...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to staying at this hotel for 2 nights after reading previous reviews however unfortunately we were disappointed . We had a very brief tour of the ground floor of the hotel and we were allocated a room in the Church wing which we found noisy with noise from the staff in the kitchen. The room was...

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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for two days. Our room was near the pool, it was spacious but very noisy and needs restauration. In the ceiling was a hole and in the bathroom the glassis of the wendow were missing. People walked out of our room and they could see insaide and we lost our privacy. The staf was very...

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Teddington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely boutique hotel in Galle old fort area, beautifully restored, large rooms with high ceilings, big bathrooms and loads of character. Restored from an old printers, it has a shady courtyard for breakfast and dinner as well as an indoor dining area. Very classy, friendly staff and perfect position to explore the historic fort area.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful room & excellent food, warm welcoming from the hotel manager, I'd definitely recommend this place in Galle. Great also to be able to swim in this beautiful surrounding. The only downside was the bed that was firm yet a bit tired.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Romantic evening with the girlfriend and I am struggling to find something to complain about. Our waiter was Chandika and he didn't miss a single wine refill or order. The food is excellent and at an incredible price. I was expecting to pay twice as much as we ended up paying. It was agreed that this place was the food...

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Herault, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Fort Printers is a historic building in Galle that has been convert into a hotel according to strict planning rules. We stayed in 'Headmaster's', a large suite on several levels, with a 'quirky' layout. The room was comfortable and quiet at night, however, it is directly over the kitchen (you can see the lights through the floor boards) so...

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming hotel within the old fort part of Galle. Formerly a print works and school and conservation means all the high ceilings and beams remain and the owners have not been allowed to change much at all. The rooms all have good shower facilities but do lack wardrobe space especially it being such a large room. The safe was on...

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Dear Patty, Thank you for taking time to review your stay at our hotel. The Fort Printers is an 18th Century Dutch mansion which previously served as the Galle printing press for stationery and local newspapers. We have attempted to restore the hotel faithfully with its high ceilings and original wooden beams and floors, and tastefully design it with both...

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“Guests get the convenience of hotel services and the ambiance of a villa at Fort Printers… The eighteenth-century mansion turned printing facility now houses five stylish, antiques-filled suites—four linked via a second-story walkway, common in colonial buildings of the era; the fifth, poolside. The jackwood floors, copper-lined rain showers, and extra-long lap pool are generating a buzz among design-savvy visitors.” - Conde`Nast Traveler Hot List 2006 ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fort Printers

Address: 39 Pedlar St | Galle Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: €155 - €248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Fort Printers 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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