Fort Bazaar Hotel, Galle

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Now a stylish 18 bedroom hotel, Fort Bazaar boasts fresh, contemporary interiors incited by the Middle East, a luxury Balinese spa, high-end butler services and gourmet modern dining.

The magnificent boutique Fort Bazaar Hotel is located in the middle of Galle's ancient UNESCO-listed Fort, which dates back to the 17th century. Historically home to a former spice, tea and gem merchant, a stay at Fort Bazaar is a truly immersive Galle experience.

Now a stylish 18 bedroom hotel, Fort Bazaar boasts fresh, contemporary interiors incited by the Middle East, a luxury Balinese spa, personalised services and gourmet modern dining. What's more, being positioned in the heart of Church Street, the hotel acts as a welcoming retreat from the bustling cobbled streets of the city centre.

Lined with redolent centuries-old villas, atmospheric churches and ochre spice warehouses, Galle is one of Sri Lanka's most important historical monuments, as well as one of the island's most popular attractions.

Whether you're after the early-morning markets, migrating whales that can be seen on boat rides in the Indian Ocean or to simply soak up the sun on Sri Lanka's golden sand beaches, Fort Bazaar is a delightful chamber that can deliver of them all.

Fact Sheet

Highlights:

  • USD 30 Z Spa voucher per room per stay
  • Complimentary afternoon tea and cookies
  • Selection of complimentary soft drinks in the mini bar
  • Fantastic location
  • Courtyard Restaurant
  • 18 bedrooms and suites
  • Spa
  • Bar
  • Inside Galle Fort
  • Postcard pretty beaches within reach

Accommodation:

Fifteen courtyard-facing rooms and three upper floor suites are furnished with comfy four-poster beds and are complemented by modern amenities.

Fine-Dining:

The Church Street Social is Galle Fort’s most vibrant wining and dining venue, offering infused contemporary gourmet dishes that incorporate elements of traditional Sri Lankan and international cuisine in a design-led environment.

Spa & Wellness:

Escape the bustling streets of Galle by relaxing in the Z Spa, where peace reigns and luxurious, restful, and rejuvenating treatments await. Therapies have been developed and created to help you relax and unwind from everyday pressures.

A Little Extra:

Complimentary drinks (G&T & a house cocktail) in the bar from 5-6pm daily (will be substituted with mocktails on dry dates)

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Location:

Galle, Sri Lanka's historic port city and the entrance to a series of intimate sandy bays cut out of the island's exotic southern shoreline, is located on the south western coast.

The majority of people visit Galle to see the 17th century fort, which has a beautiful collection of colonial edifices from the British, Dutch, and Portuguese colonial periods.

Galle Fort's picturesque lanes provide some of the most lovely city strolls on the island, not only for the historic structures that line its cobbled streets but also for the charming boutiques, cafés, and gelaterias located along them. The coral and limestone ramparts are a bustling hive of activity, especially near the end of the day when spontaneous cricket games erupt and people from all walks of life converge on the western walls to witness an Indian Ocean sunset.

Galle has convenient access to beautiful local beaches for swimming, diving, and surfing, as well as boat trips to view whales and dolphins in the deep sea. Galle’s verdant palm-dominated interior home to lowland tea factories, centuries-old Buddhist temples, ageing rain forests and vast cinnamon-edged Koggala Lake also beg to be explored.

Overview:

A tranquil flagstone-tiled courtyard shaded by an ancient mango tree softly cossets guests with king-sized four-poster Balinese beds, air conditioning, cable televisions, artisanal coffee machines, and en suite shower rooms. 15 Luxuriously appointed Bazaar and Banyan bedrooms radiate can be found on this estate.

The three Upper Suites are larger and more luxurious apartments with sitting areas, dressing rooms, freestanding bathtubs, and fort-view terraces. Families may select among the interconnecting Banyan or Bazaar Bedrooms or the split level Upper Family Suite for connecting bedrooms.

Bazaar Bedroom

Opening onto a sun-dappled central courtyard and only steps away from the buzzing of historic Galle Fort, these graceful and atmospheric rooms boasts four-poster beds for the most serene sleep.

Bazaar Bedrooms are bright, contemporary-styled Galle Fort rooms with views of a peaceful central courtyard shaded by fragrant Frangipani blooms. This suite is decorated in a warm, earthy tone. There are two wardrobes and an ensuite wetroom with rainshower as well as king-sized or twin four-poster beds and two wardrobes.

Amenities include Cable televisions and tea/coffee making facilities.

35 SQM

Beds

1x Four Poster King-Size Bed

Views

Courtyard View

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite Wetroom With Rainshower

Banyan Bedroom

The Banyan Bedrooms are found hidden among the massive boughs of an ancient multi-limbed banyan tree and distinguish from the Bazaar Bedrooms due to their large private balconies or terraces.

The rooms come with four-post king-sized or twin beds, wardrobes, cable televisions, tea/coffee facilities, and spacious bathrooms with rainshower.

32 SQM

Beds

1x Four Poster King-Size Bed

Views

Courtyard View

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite With Rainshower

Something Unique

Private Furnished Balcony or Terrace.

Upper Suite

These private and indulgently spacious rooms, are light-bathed sanctuaries on the upper floor and boast stunning fort-view terraces. Each of the rooms has a large four-poster king size bed, soaring ceilings, separate dressing areas, and sofas for lounging on after hot excursions around Galle Fort.

Sleep soundly in the stunningly decorated king sized beds, take a seat in the open plan living area, or relax on your own private roof terrace and watch the world go by below.

All suites are air-conditioned and featuring lavish amenities, while the broad bathrooms offer walk-in showers and free standing bathtubs.

75 SQM

Beds

1x Four Poster King-Size Bed

Views

Street View

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite With Walk-In Shower & Free Standing Bathtub

Upper Family Suite

The Upper Family Suite, like the Upper Suites, is light-filled, extremely spacious, and well-appointed, and it has secluded views of Galle Fort.The Upper Family Suites also include a second mezzanine floor with twin beds for sleeping the youngest children.

On the ground floor is a wonderfully proportioned chamber with a king-sized four-poster bed and open plan lounge. The suite has a large bathroom with rainshower and bathtub, and a terrace with views of the Galle Fort.

100 SQM

Beds

1x Four Poster King-Size Bed + Additional Twin Room

Views

Terrace Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-suite With Walk-In Shower & Free Standing Bathtub

Something Unique

Terrace with views of the Galle Fort.

Fine Dining:

The Church Street Social is Galle Fort’s most vibrant wining and dining venue, attracting both in-house guests and walk-ins with a convivial, buzzy vibe. The gourmet dishes, which incorporate elements of international and Sri Lankan cuisine in a design-led environment, are a reflection of contemporary classics with an infused twist - to represent the history of the area and its Arab influences.

Tapas menus are available for sharing with companions, as well as rustic family-style platters of high-quality imported cold meats, cheeses, home-made pickles, pâtés and dips. Other standouts include a pulled pork bap, zesty tagines, hearty local curries and sharing platters of cured meats. In-house visitors may dine in the air-conditioned dining room or bar, which is also open to the general public, or more privately in the courtyard.

The kitchen is open every day from 7:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. For departures before 7:00 a.m., we may provide a packed breakfast, and for late arrivals, by request, the kitchen can be kept open.

Spa & Wellness:

Escape the bustling streets of Galle by relaxing in the Z Spa, where peace reigns and luxurious, restful, and rejuvenating treatments await. Therapies have been developed and created to help you relax and unwind from everyday pressures. The spa features three air-conditioned single treatment rooms that are tucked away to the rear of the hotel, all of which include steam showers.

The highly relaxing therapy packages include unique massages, scrubs and wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures, and steam sessions, each of which may be customised to your specific requirements.

All of Ophir's products are chemical-free and made in Sri Lanka; the formulations are designed to promote health through red, green, pink, and black tea.

Opening Hours: 9:00am to 9:00pm

Other Experiences:

Galle is one of Sri Lanka's best little getaways, and the carefully curated assortment of fascinating activities in Galle celebrate its many faces, from walks around Galle Fort to whale sightings in Mirissa.

Galle Fort, a treasure trove of antiques, shops, and restaurants, is best appreciated on foot. Alternatively, for a more detailed look into Galle Fort with an expert guide. If you're looking for a hands-on cultural experience, you could create traditional masks with a renowned local artist at the Galle Fort workshop, or if Galle's glittering gems pique your interest, learn about a world-renowned sapphire manufacturer on a private trip to their mine.

Galle's tropical beaches are tranquil and pleasant, and surfing hotspots include Devata, Midigama, and Weligama; while Mirissa's lively local harbour offers whale-watching cruises from where you can view blue whales. What's more, guests can Peddle about Galle's lush paddy and coconut palm-covered areas on a guided bicycle trip or absorb themselves completely in a jungle yoga class. If thats not enough, why not head to the lowland tea plantation near Koggala Lake, which offers fascinating estate tours. The opportunities are endless.

Popular Experiences:

  • Fort Bazaar Cookery Demonstration
  • Mask making at Sithuvili
  • Private Yoga session
  • Galle Fort Walk
  • Inland bicycle tour
  • Whale Watching
  • Tea Estate tour
  • Surf Lessons
  • Ayura – Exquisite gems

Essential Information

Visa:

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Tourism and government officials had approved a proposal to grant visa-free entry to Sri Lanka, for multiple countries across the world, which was set to begin May 1st, 2019.

Unfortunately, this service has been postponed in consideration of the current security situation. Please check with the Sri Lanka Embassy or Consulate in your country for up-to-date visa information.

Due to the heightened security threat, most nationalities will require a visa to visit Sri Lanka. The fee is approximately $35 USD and an E-Visa can be obtained at the following website: www.eta.gov.lk

For the most up to date information on visa requirements, we recommend you contact the Sri Lankan embassy in your country or visit the official website.

Travel Insurance:

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If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote. GoKo Travels is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority .

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Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of all of our travellers, leaders, suppliers and staff remains our top priority. Not only have we updated our booking policies so you can flexibly amend booking arrangements before departure and get the most out of your holidays while away, we have also introduced new measures and safety guidelines so you can travel with GoKo Travels safely and securely.

What does this new booking policy mean for me?:

Fully Flexible bookings for peace of mind - We understand that sometimes plans change. That’s why GoKo Travels have updated our booking policies, so you now have full flexibility to change your travel plans if needed.

Our flexible booking policy includes:

(a) Free date changes up to 45days prior to departure - with no interest or added fees

(b) Full refund giving if you have to cancel the trip due to any COVID-19 related issues or international restrictions.

(c) You can now lock in your trip with a small refundable deposit and then pay the rest in instalments whenever you like, with no interest or fees.

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The GoKo Earth Preservation has been set up to protect and preserve the natural habitats of our planet and to conserve and enhance the biodiversity of threatened environments and endangered species around the globe. This is achieved through rewilding, reforestation and marine conservation projects, alongside local community support.

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