First things first....I did not stay here but visited the property and enjoyed the spa for a massage. So I cannot speak of the rooms. But what I can speak of is the lobby, the grounds and the spa which are just extraordinary. You must remember that this is Galle in Sri Lanka and this property has been around for quiet some time. Some people may have complaints but I could not find any fault with this place.
As soon as you arrive you are greeted by a drawing room type of a reception that reminds you of a scene from Downton Abby except that all the service personnel are Sri Lankan and have smiles from ear to ear. Kindness etched into their very fabrics.
The spa is in a long narrow space and you are received by someone whom looks like she just came from Mother Theresas convent in Calcutta. You know with the white sarees so well ironed and so well groomed?
If you have the where with all and wish to sample a day or two in Galle, then this is the place to stay. Galle is slowly but surely gentrifying and i do see the day when it looses its current old world charm and becomes something a bit more akin to having being spoilt by outside influences.
- 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