No. 39 Galle Fort is a colonial-period Sri Lanka villa which has been caringly refurbished maintaining its original architectural features of pillared verandahs, high timber roof, and spacious living areas. Accommodation is in three well appointed bedrooms with views of Galle Fort. Interiors are tastefully decorated with Dutch period antiques giving it an old world feel. The villa is rented in its entirety to one party at a time ensuring complete privacy. Up to six guests can be accommodated.
There are three ensuite bedrooms of which one is a spacious master bedroom located on the upper floor opening out to a private balcony. Bedrooms are furnished with queen-size beds and equipped with a/c, overhead fans and ensuite bathrooms with h/w showers.
The open plan living and dining area opens out to the back verandah and garden. The dining room is furnished with a 10-seater table. There is also a TV lounge on the mezzanine floor which looks down on to the living room and is equipped with satellite TV, DVD player, CD player and iPod dock. Light western meals and traditional Sri Lankan cuisine is served here. There are also several cafes and restaurants just a short stroll away serving a range of cuisine. Guests are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages. Other villa facilities include WiFi internet and safety deposit box. With prior notice, a spa therapist can be organised to come in for simple treatments such as a relaxing massage, manicure and pedicure. Amangalla’s in-house spa offering a range of spa treatments is only a short walk away. A baby sitter can be arranged with prior notice. The villa is staffed with a cook and housekeeper.
Why We Like It
A seriously gorgeous Galle Fort mansion combining modern sophistication with colonial-style ambition.
No. 39 Galle Fort is located on Lighthouse Street within Galle’s 17C Dutch Fort. The villa is conveniently located close to the historical sites, museums, shops and cafes. Unawatuna’s sun-kissed beaches are just 15 minutes away. The journey from Colombo’s international airport will take around two hours on the Southern Highway.