Nestled within a former coconut estate minutes away from the historical Galle Fort, Ginganga Lode is a six-bedroom retreat bordering Gin Ganga. Tucked away in an enclave of trees, Ginganga Lodge has been carefully designed using complimenting material and décor to blend in with its verdure-covered surrounding.
A winding pathway from the entrance through a canopy of greenery leads to the main pavilion with a dining area which overlooks an inviting blue pool. Furnished with modern cosy furniture with wooden flooring and showcasing a selection of local pieces of arts and crafts, this retreat offers a tranquil setting for those who want to reconnect with nature and enjoy some downtime to unwind.
The hotel’s six rooms - three Standard rooms, two Luxury rooms and a Suite – are located minutes away from the main pavilion to ensure accessibility and privacy for guests
Standard Rooms – There are two doubles and a twin room, each occupies the space of a modern cottage with polished cement flooring, French doors that open on to a garden. While the double rooms are furnished with a four-poster queen-sized bed, the twin room has four-poster twin beds, wardrobe space, a reading nook, ensuite bathroom with an outdoor shower.
Luxury Rooms (Ginger and Heliconia) - These two rooms occupy a stand-alone chalet built over a marshy land and share a large living area with views of the surrounding. Furnished with queen-sized beds, rustic furniture and local art pieces, wardrobe space, the rooms are spacious, comfortable and come with an ensuite bathroom and open-air shower area.
Suite – The suite also known as the Rice Paddy is a sprawling cottage that can easily accommodate a family but also cosy enough for a couple. Situated away from the rest of the hotel, the Rice Paddy has two private patios and comes with a private breakfast service for those who enjoy being pampered. The room has a large living area, a wide, four-poster queen-sized bed and a massive open-air bathroom.
All rooms are air-conditioned with overhead fans and have Wi-Fi.
Ginganga Lodge has a swimming pool and a private spa area surrounded by wildlife where they offer a selection of spa treatments. The in-house chef prepares a variety of Intercontinental and Sri Lankan dishes. Meals are served at the dining pavilion overlooking the pool and jungle area.
Why We Like It
A neatly-restored inland property which is not too hard on the pocket and offers easy access to the Galle Coast.
Settled within a former coconut estate inland of Galle bordering Gin Ganga, Ginganga Lodge is rustic retreat designed to give people the opportunity to completely unwind away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Located 1.5 hrs from the Colombo Airport and 10 minutes from the historical Galle Fort, Ginganga is ideal for those who want to enjoy nature whilst having close access to the fort.
Location: Galle, Galle Coast
Style: Mid-Range Hotel
No. of Rooms: 6
Key Features: Plantation setting; swimming pool; spa