Set within the historic Galle Fort, Amangalla is imbued with the period charm of the colonial era. Built in 1860, this is not just a hotel, but a living heritage of architectural beauty of a bygone era. Grounds of Amangalla are spread across nearly 9,000 square metres. The resort’s mature garden dates back to the building’s construction in the 1860s, and for over 150 years this building has welcomed guests as a hotel.
Amangalla’s elegant Rooms and Signature Rooms are very much in-tune with the fascinating colonial style, featuring high-ceilings, large windows and the original polished Burmese teak floorboards. They are decorated with period antiques including four-poster beds, pettagama chests and planter’s chairs. The rooms overlook the Fort’s quaint lanes, ramparts and the hotel’s 200-year-old gardens.
A private space set within Amangalla’s mature garden, the one-bedroom Garden House offers a spacious living/dining room, as well as a wrap-around balcony overlooking an immaculate garden.
With views over the garden and yoga pavilion, Amangalla Suite combines one double bedroom and one twin bedroom via an interconnecting door.
There are ten Chambers, six in the Church Street Wing overlooking the treetops towards the fort ramparts, and four in the Garden Wing with garden views.
Overlooking the gardens or the Groote Kerk (Great Church), the Bedrooms feature jackwood floors and unique colonial-style furnishings..
The Suites overlook Amangalla’s lush garden or the fort ramparts and the harbour through the leaves of Para rubber trees. Six are located in the Church Street Wing and one in the Middle Street Wing.
The 21-metre swimming pool is centred within Amangalla’s mature gardens. The spa’s Ayurvedic doctor is available for diagnosis and to discuss diet choices, therapy options and tailoring programmes for the length of your stay. Hydrotherapy chambers, with sauna, steam room and cold plunge pool are also available.
Guests can accompany the chef on his daily rounds at various markets in Galle town, before returning to the kitchen for a cooking lesson in Sri Lankan cuisine. At the Garden Pavilion you can have a crash course in roti making before sitting down to enjoy the Sri Lankan feast poolside, illuminated by lanterns, candles and flaming torches.