Fort Printers


Locations don’t get much better than this. A boutique hotel right in the heart of the historic Galle Fort.

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  • All flight luggage allowances
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Offering a stylish stay with Galle’s many delights right on its doorstep, this charming boutique hotel is a fantastic option for those looking to explore the best of Sri Lanka.

Dating back to 1825, this striking building was once a printing press and later a school, the hotel now houses a selection restored of rooms and two heritage villas with three suites each, so there’s plenty of choice for travellers of all kinds.

Interiors are stunning, with exposed beams and polished hardwood flooring in the spacious main building and sleek modern interiors in the villa’s suites.

Guests here enjoy personal and friendly service and a superb location within Galle Fort. The inner central courtyard is shaded by beautiful frangipanis and is the perfect place to relax in the sun or enjoy an al fresco meal. This is also where you’ll find the lap pool – ideal for a quick refreshing dip after a day of exploring.

There are also plenty of cosy spots inside for unwinding – perhaps you’ll curl up on one of the cushioned sofas in the Library, or find an alcove in the Drawing Room to settle into with a good book.

Historic and steeped in character, the hotel couldn’t be better placed for holidays to Galle, and is ideal as a stop on your luxury Sri Lanka holiday.

Each of the spacious rooms boasts high beamed ceilings and offers a mini-bar, tea making facilities, luxury toiletries and beautiful antique furnishings. Two separate heritage villas offer three suites each, making for the perfect accommodation choice for groups or families travelling together.

41 Church Street Suites (5 Suites)

41 Church Street Suites (5 Suites)

Set slightly apart from the main hotel, these luxury suites boast a sense of privacy and are perfect for groups/families. Each suite has a four-poster bed, a bathroom with bathtub and luxury furnishings. The building has a private sitting room with mini library and a private dining area.
54 Pedlar Street Suites (3 Suites)

54 Pedlar Street Suites (3 Suites)

Enjoying more privacy with a location across the street from the main hotel, Pedlars Wing is perfect for families travelling together – features include three suites, a mini-library, private sitting room and private dining area. Bedrooms offer a four-poster bed, sofa/chaise lounge and writing desk.

Fort Printers is perfectly located for exploring the UNESCO-listed Galle Fort. Wander the streets of the fort, and you’ll discover a treasure on every corner – from charming tea shops and a range of eateries offering everything from pizza to curry, to beautiful art galleries and souvenir stores with a huge range of beautiful keepsakes and ornaments. The hotel will also arrange guided tours of the fort for guests, so you can learn the fascinating history of the area and make sure not to miss any hidden gems.

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  • Time zone: +5.5 GMT
  • Flight time: 10-13 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Emirates, Qatar Airways, SriLankan Airlines, Etihad Airlines
  • Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
  • Tipping guideline: Discretionary
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of dengue. There is no risk of yellow fever in Sri Lanka, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (administrative), Colombo (commercial)
  • Population: 21,930,455
  • National languages: Sinhalese, Tamil, English
  • Electricity and plugs: Type D, M, G, 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need an ETA for Sri Lanka if you have a British passport - apply online

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