Galle, Sri Lanka

A stay at Amangalla offers boundless opportunities for relaxation or discovery with Galle at your fingertips.

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Property Overview

Occupying a 17th-century Dutch colonial building within the ramparts of Galle’s historic UNESCO protected fort, Amangalla is woven unmistakably into the rich tapestry of this enthralling city. With its original polished teak floors, antique furniture and 19th-century artifacts dating from the building’s former life as the New Oriental Hotel, a bygone era is kept elegantly intact, allowing guests an atmospheric insight into the many chapters of the storied citadel on Amangalla’s doorstep.


SmartFlyer Exclusives

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Welcome note from SmartFlyer Travel Advisor to guest prepared by resort
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during the stay (not combinable with offers, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


Agent Tips

  • Just outside of Galle lies Sri Lanka's tea country; pay a visit to one of the plantations and enjoy a steaming cup of the refreshing brew.
  • The daily Passeggiata (afternoon walk) on the fort’s ramparts takes place in the late afternoon, just as the sun begins to set.
  • Be sure to go on a guided fort experience with a team member from Amangalla. They love showcasing the history of the city with this fun walk.
Rooms + Suites

Think: cultured Dutch-colonial grande dame with centuries of stories to tell.

Restored with care and brought to life by antique furnishings and decorations, there are thirty rooms and suites on property, highlighted by a two-story Garden House. There are six categories of accommodations at Amangalla for guests to choose from, including eight suites. Of which, six suites are located in the Church Street Wing and two in the Middle Street Wing. Situated within the resort gardens, the Garden House is a two-story, 140 square meter house featuring a private terrace and balcony offering leafy, treetop views.
Pool + Gym

Shaded by palm trees.

The 21-meter swimming pool is centered within Amangalla's mature gardens and is sure to impress. The Pool Courtyard contains five shaded pavilions and a number of sun loungers shaded by palm trees and complete with overhead fans and full service. Plus, Amangalla is complemented by a yoga pavilion, where yoga sessions are practiced every morning.

Restoration for the body and mind.

Amangalla’s spa, The Baths, recaptures a bygone era of taking the waters as a restoration for body and mind. Five treatment rooms are home to a range of therapies, which can be personalized by the spa’s Ayurvedic doctor to include massages, anointments, reflexology and scrubs. The two hydrotherapy suites contain hot and cold plunge pools as well as steam rooms and saunas, complemented by the yoga pavilion.

Serene atmosphere.

Furnished with period chairs and tables, crisp white linen and antique silverware, the high-ceilinged Zaal or "The Great Hall" is an intimate setting for meals, which center on local produce. The daily-changing dinner menu is based on the chef’s finds at the various markets in Galle. Cocktails, afternoon tea and dinner on the front porch are wonderful, complete with the feeling of being right in the city but still in a very serene atmosphere.
  • Bar
    Unwind with a cocktail at the Bar downstairs or up on the Sunset Balcony — with views over the fort’s terracotta roofs — and let Amangalla’s expert bartenders surprise you with one of their arrack sours.
  • Who's it for?
    Amangalla welcomes all guests, from honeymooners to adventure travelers and even families.
  • Location
    The enchanting grounds of Amangalla are spread across nearly 9,000 square metres on the Galle peninsula, defined by the 400-year-old fort.
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