This hotel is truly heavenly despite the following issues, and I would highly recommend staying here for the general ambiance, design, service, pool and location.
We expect internet access in our rooms when staying in this class of accommodation. Good WiFi is available in the Library, but not in the rooms. We were originally provided with a 3G dongle that could not be configured to our mac laptop, and as we generally travel with multiple devices requiring internet access - computers, ipads and phones, it would not have been adequate for our needs even if it had worked. A subsequent 3G wifi router was provided the next day, however the access was manifestly slow. The hotel is aware of the problem and are going to attend to it in the future.
There are 2 additional things to watch out for if you are a troubled sleeper like myself
1.The pillows provided on the bed are not comfortable (though after requesting smaller and softer pillows they were quickly provided), and
2.The air conditioning and fan are really loud (though very effective), and it did make it hard to get a good nights sleep.
We stayed in one of the Garden suites - it is gorgeous and as a bonus it has its own balcony.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the historic port of Galle, Amangalla sits within the ramparts of the 17th-century Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Named after the Sanskrit word for 'peace' and galla, the Sinhalese word for the town of Galle, the resort reveals the Fort's daily activities and its rich legacy. Offering views of the resort's 200-year-old gardens and of the Fort and harbour beyond, Amangalla provides for the leisurely exploration of this historic trading port and the surrounding countryside. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amangalla Hotel Galle