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Galle, Sri Lanka

Fort Bazaar

  • Galle Fort's newest and certainly trendiest boutique hotel, restaurant and bar
  • A 17th Century town house that has been meticulously renovated and upgraded
  • Located on Church Street, Galle Fort's most vibrant wining and dining venue

Facilities include

Air Conditioning Swimming Pool Spa Restaurant Bar

Activities include

  • Diving
  • Galle Fort
  • Snorkelling
  • Jungle Yoga
  • Cookery Class
  • Whale Watching
  • Shopping Tours
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Market Excursion
  • Yatagala Rock Temple
  • Handunugoda Tea Plantation
  • Galle International Cricket Stadium
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About Fort Bazaar

The Fort Bazaar Hotel, nestled within a 16th century UNESCO World Heritage Site on Sri Lanka's southern coast, is Galle Fort's newest boutique hotel. After 9 years of meticulous renovations this historic 17th century townhouse opened it's doors to guests in January 2016.

Beautifully built around a traditional Galle Fort private courtyard the Fort Bazaar is home to the highly acclaimed Church Street Social restaurant and bar, headed up by Executive Chef Neal Giles, this modern minimalistic restaurant has drawn fantastic reviews for their service, quality and value. A contemporary mix of local Sri Lankan and Mediterranean delicacies with some of the freshest seafood around.

Boasting 15 stylish yet understated rooms and 3 spacious suites the Fort Bazaar is undoubtedly the trendiest boutique hotel on the island. As a guest here you also have access to a private library and cinema as well as a 15m swimming pool. There is also their Balinese inspired ZSpa, conceptualised with the weary traveller in mind, where you can choose from a number of signature massages, scrubs and treatments, or if something truly unique takes your fancy, why not tailor one to suit your needs.

Outside of the hotel there also numerous sights and activities to explore. Of course right on your doorstep you have Galle Fort, whose treasure trove of colonial antiquities, shops and cafes are all easily explored on foot, either on your own or with an informative local guide provided by the Fort Bazaar. There are also whale watching cruises, guided bike tours, jungle yoga classes and private walks through a lowland tea plantation to name a few.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

The Fort Bazaar is set amidst ageing coral walls on the historic Church Street and is located 0.5km from the beautiful town of Galle. Guests therefore have the opportunity to tour Galle Fort's atmospheric streets to seek out the bounty of historic sights and modern shopping boutiques. Galle offers the bustling streets of the town, as well as picturesque, pristine beaches, therefore offering visitors a varied and activity-filled stay. The Fort Bazaar is ideally located for active guests, with surfing, swimming, and cycling on the doorstep. Visitors are also in the perfect location to embark on coastal cruises and go whale and dolphin watching. For the sports lovers, guests of the Fort Bazaar, are only 200-metres from Galle's iconic cricket ground.

How to get there

Located 0.5km from Galle Town, the Fort Bazaar is easily accessible by car. The distance to the capital city of Colombo is 131km, and can be accessed via the Southern Expressway. The distance to the Bandaranaike International Airport is 157km, but there is the air taxi landing spot located only 15km away in Koggala.

When to go

Sri Lanka possesses a rather complex climate for such a small island, this is due to it being affected by 2 separate monsoons. however, this means that when one area of the island is experiencing bad weather, another part will have likely have good weather. The weather patterns typically vary on an annual basis. it is generally considered that the best time to visit the South Coast in terms of weather conditions, is from December to March. Humidity is high everywhere and all the time

Important Information

There is currently no liquor license at the hotel, as is common with many Sri Lankan hotels, but guests are welcome to bring their own alcohol.

Children

Travelling with children

All children are welcome.

There are babysitting/ child services are available (additional charge).

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