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'Landesi', meaning Dutch in Sinhalese, is an apt name for this Galle Fort villa which is designed along the lines of a Dutch period mansion with arched doorways and verandahs that open out to enclosed private gardens, and a high timber roof allowing for much ventilation within. This spacious private villa and the enclosed gardens occupy an area of about 650 sq. metres and is one of the larger Fort villas. The ground floor consists of the living and dining areas and the Master bedroom – all opening out to the rear garden. An ornate wooden staircase leads to the second floor with additional living space and two-bedrooms opening out to a balcony that skirts around with views across the clay tiled roofs of Galle Fort. Interiors are comfortably furnished with Dutch period antiques, plush sofas, colourful soft furnishings and local art. Fortaleza Landesi can be booked by the room or as a whole villa and can accommodate up to six guests. The villa welcomes children over the age of 12 years.
The Master bedroom has a king-size four-poster bed and opens out to a broad verandah and the gardens beyond. Two bedrooms on the upper floor have twin or king-size four-poster beds and a broad balcony. In-room facilities include a/c, overhead fans, wifi and ensuite bathrooms with h/w showers.
Only breakfast is served here and guests have a choice of Sri Lankan or Continental options. Dine in the main dining room furnished with a 10-seater table or in the garden. For lunch and dinner, experience some of the cafes and restaurants in nearby Unawatuna or Galle Fort. Guests also have the option of ordering in and the villa staff will be happy to serve the meal. BYO alcohol. Other facilities include room service until 10.00 pm, IDD at reception; satellite TV in the living room and doctor-on-call.
Fortaleza Landesi is a sprawling three-bedroom heritage villa set in the heart of Galle’s 17C Dutch Fort, opposite Amangalla hotel. The Galle Coast beaches are a short drive away. The journey from Colombo’s international airport will take about 2.5 hours via the Southern highway. Consider the Air Taxi and fly into Koggala which is about 15 minutes away from Galle Fort. If you are then heading from the coast into the hills, we offer competitive rates on a daily sea plane between Koggala and Hatton.
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