About Amangalla, Galle
Nestled within the Dutch Fort in Galle which is famous as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Amangalla is housed in a historic colonial building which was formerly known as the New Oriental Hotel. Offering bedrooms, chambers, suites and a garden house, the resort reflects the by gone era magnificently with its unique colonial settings and antique furniture. From Spa facilities to warm meals the resort provides a tranquil atmosphere where guests can relax and even meditate without any disturbance from the bustling city of Galle.
Location of Amangalla, Galle
After you fly into Colombo's Bandaranaike Airport, jump onto a Sri Lankan Air Taxi bound for Koggala, a 20-minute drive from the hotel.
Accommodation at Amangalla, Galle
Capturing the essence of colonial style with pared-back finesse, Amangalla's elegant Rooms and Signature Rooms are high-ceilinged with large windows and the original polished Burmese teak floorboards. Decorated with period antiques including four-poster beds, pettagama chests and planter's chairs, they overlook the Fort's quaint lanes and ramparts or the hotel's 200-year-old gardens.
Facilities at Amangalla, Galle
Gardens, library, yoga pavilion, the Baths day spa with hydrotherapy pools; barber shop, salon, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: minibar, iPod dock, custom-made Link Natural toiletries, after-sun lotion, lemongrass and citronella insect repellent.
The enchanting grounds of Amangalla are spread across nearly 9,000 square metres on the Galle peninsula, defined by the 400-year-old fort. The resort's mature garden dates back to the building's construction in the 1860s, and the UNESCO-protected fort is the best-preserved colonial fortification in Asia. The peninsula offers boundless opportunities for discovery, as does the surrounding city, countryside and ocean, from temples and tea plantations to blue whale watching