Destinations

Amangalla

about amangalla, galle

Named after the Sanskrit word for ‘peace’, Aman, and the Sinhalese word for Galle, Galla, Amangalla sits within the ramparts of the 17th Century Galle Fort, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here the rich legacy of the fort comes alive before your eyes, with views over 200 year old streets and the port beyond.

Here you will find a tranquil, period style base from which you explore the capital of the Southern Province. You will be surrounded by antiques and old prints, accompanied by crisp white linens and polished, aged-floors. 

Unravel the history as you stay in architectural splendour, appropriate for this fascinating and cultural area.

amangalla details

Style

A tranquil and historic hotel.

Setting

Within the ramparts of the famous 17th Century Dutch Fort in Galle, with majestic views and impressive sunsets.

Accommodation & Facilities

Each accommodation type is equally beautiful, featuring a colonial design enhanced by antiques (or stunning reproductions!). Beds are either twin or King-sized with a four-poster design and rooms have writing desks and fascinating prints contrasting the clean, crisp white walls. Bathrooms are contemporary, featuring free-standing bathtubs, a shower room, twin vanities and lots of heart-warmingly scented toiletries.

There are 10 bedrooms located on the ground floor within the Middle Street Wing. These have stunning views of either the gardens or Dutch Church from arched windows. There are 3 more bedrooms within the gardens, with access to French windows opening onto a private terrace.

Of the 10 chambers, 6 are located within the Church Street Wing, featuring a spacious design and a sitting area with beautiful views. 4 are in the Garden Wing overlooking the treetops of the magnificent garden, a wonderful view that can be enjoyed from even the bathtub!

There are 8 suites with stunning views to the fort ramparts, ancient trees, Dutch Church or Galle Harbour, all with cosy living areas and ample space. The Garden House is spread over 2 floors, hidden within the gardens. This exclusive accommodation features a fantastic location right by the pool and the use of your very own private butler!

The library has an extensive range of books, magazines, newspapers, CD’s and board games, and there is a wonderful swimming pool surrounded by a courtyard, dotted with sun loungers.

The Baths, the name of the spa, offers a great range of treatments as well as a sauna, steam room and hydrotherapy pools.

Dining

Renowned cuisine is served in stunning setting, with great views and a veranda from which to enjoy them!

Activities

Explore the fascinating Dutch Fort and its ramparts, head to Mirissa to embark on whale and dolphin watching and visit the Titigalla tea plantation. You can also go mountain bike riding through paddy fields to ancient Buddhist sites or visit the stunning beaches of Unawatuna, Thalpe or Mirissa. At Amangalla, make sure you pay a visit to the sumptuous spa and pay at least one visit to the pool.

Child Policy

Children welcome. A babysitting service is available and there are fun activities for kids, including a boat trip and snorkelling, as well as a visit to the rainforest.

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