We stayed at Mango House for just one night in March, and would have loved to stay for longer. As others have said, the property itself is gorgeous, and a little haven; very calming, light, and comfortable (lots of chairs, cushions etc in the communal areas), and beautifully restored so it still retains a feeling of the history of the building. Sofie (we did not meet Hugh) was absolutely delightful, and very helpful, especially with restaurant recommendations, and advice on getting to Colombo (our next stop).
Galle itself is gorgeous, but very sleepy, especially past about 9pm. We therefore caught a tuk tuk (on Sofie's advice) to Unawatuna for dinner. This was a lot of fun, and there were far more people about, but it was also a real pleasure to be able to then come back to the peaceful haven of Mango House afterwards! We will highly recommend it to anyone we can - thankyou Sofie!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the historic Galle Fort, Mango House is a bright and airy Dutch colonial-style villa, mixing old elegance with a hip, Asian contemporary feel. From hand-made terracotta floor tiles and bespoke furniture to exclusive pattern designs and a carefully crafted lighting scheme, guests at Mango House enjoy a unique experience, bridging the best of colonial-era architecture with funky, modern twists.Set in a beautiful garden of mango trees and palms, the 7-room boutique hotel offers a peaceful haven for guests within easy walking distance of all Galle Fort's historic sights, restaurants and shops.Each room has a queen size four-poster bed, AC and fan, satellite TV and DVD player, with guests free to choose from an extensive library of films and documentaries. Two of our rooms open out onto a private courtyard, while three others enjoy private balconies. One room offers a second queen-size bed on a mezzanine, perfect for families traveling with children. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, rainforest showers and luxury organic amenities. Wifi access is free throughout the house and our complimentary breakfast is a choice between the full English, Continental or spicy Sri Lankan omelette topped off with fruit salad, yoghurt and Muesli, fresh juices, Italian coffee and Sri Lankan teas. For lunch and dinner, guests are less than five minutes walk from all Galle Fort's delicious range of cafes and restaurants, serving everything from traditional Sri Lankan curry to the best of European and Asian fusion cuisine. Those wishing to stay in can order from the menu of Crepe-ology, one of Galle Fort's top ranking restaurants, who will deliver delicious savoury crepes, salads and sweets for guests to enjoy on our veranda, in the garden or on their private balcony or courtyard. Mango House also offers guests personalised services including airport pick up and drop off, restaurant and spa bookings, tours and a 24-hour concierge service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mango House Hotel Galle