If you're reading this review, you are probably trying to decide if the price is worth it. As a person who only ate at the restaurant and used the spa, I can definitely say YES. The Amangalla is a jewel of a property, situated in one of the most interesting places we've ever been.
Every. Single. Detail of this place is perfection. The flatware is silver. The furnishings are antiques. The lighting is custom designed perfection.
My husband and I went to Sri Lanka for Vesak Day, coming from Singapore. We stayed in Unawatuna to be near the beach, and it was a very nice stay and barely a 10 minute tuk-tuk from Amangalla. However, on our second night, we went to Amangalla for dinner, and we fell in love. We happened to meet the manager, Pietro, who is a goldmine of information. He was kind enough to indulge us on the details about the furniture, prices, and give spa recommendations. We really enjoyed our chat with him. It's clear that he is a true professional, as the service, cleanliness, decor and every other aspect of Amangalla is beyond reproach. Pietro, cheers to you for the great job you do.
For dinner, we ordered the Sri Lankan Rice and Curry, and split it. It was so beautifully presented, with maybe 10 different types of curries, pickles and chutneys on display. Our server plated it up for us in a very professional manner. Meanwhile, the Vesak Day lantern that the staff had built was being lit for display. They did a marvelous job. This was the nicest lantern we saw in all of Sri Lanka. You could tell they put a lot of care into this project.
We fell so in love with our meal, the service and the ambiance that we booked a spa treatment for the next day. And on top of that, the food was so good, we came early and had breakfast before our spa treatment! Hoppers and curry!!! This was the best day ever. The baths at the Amangalla are a really indulgent, lovely experience. The towels are huge and soft. The shampoos are beautiful. The slippers are nice. The steam room is not too hot--just right. And the massage therapist were TOPS. We both ordered the 90m Amangalla massage and it was money well spent. They asked us questions in advance regarding what type of pressure we wanted, and where we were hurting most. Afterwards, we got cleaned up and dressed and went out sightseeing around Galle.
We are so thankful to the Amangalla for enhancing our Sri Lanka experience by offering their restaurant and spa to us to use. If you can swing it, definitely stay here. We're saving our pennies so that we can stay here next time. If the restaurant and spa are this good, we can only dream about the rooms!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the historic port of Galle, Amangalla sits within the ramparts of the 17th-century Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Named after the Sanskrit word for 'peace' and galla, the Sinhalese word for the town of Galle, the resort reveals the Fort's daily activities and its rich legacy. Offering views of the resort's 200-year-old gardens and of the Fort and harbour beyond, Amangalla provides for the leisurely exploration of this historic trading port and the surrounding countryside. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amangalla Hotel Galle