Amangalla Resort

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

10 Church Street, GALLE, 0000, LK

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93%

Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
74%
141
Very Good
16%
31
Average
3%
6
Poor
3%
7
Terrible
2%
4

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 153% more than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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  • Families82
  • Couples91
  • Solo83
  • Business75
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    Former "New Oriental"

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    When one visits Galle, to have a cup of tea in the "New Oriental" is mandatory!
    Buildt as a dutch commanderie in the 17th century, the building served as a British headquarter and then as the famous "New Oriental Hotel", before it was totally refurbished and renamed as AMANGALLA- Resort and Spa.

    Unique Quality: Like"Raffle's" in Singapore or the "Old Cataract" in Assuan this hotel radiates and makes one feel the glory of long bygone colonial days.
    Although I did not stay at the hotel, I visited rooms and the excellent and generous Spa (maybe one of Sri Lnkas best)
    Rooms and suites offer outstanding space, modern but tasteful ,partly antique furniture and butler-service. A quiet and vast garden offers lush greens, old trees and a good swimmingpool

    Directions: by the Fort's Sea Bastion, facing the "Old Church"

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Galle fort

by josephescu

A sizeable town by SriLankan standards (nearly 100.000 inhab.), Galle is the one of the oldest and most famous trading ports in the Indian Ocean. Galle had been a prominent seaport long before western rule in the country. Persians, Arabs, Greeks, Romans, Malays and Indians were doing business through Galle port. The "modern" history of Galle starts in 1505, when the first Portuguese ship, under Lourenço de Almeida was driven there by a storm. However, the people of the city refused to let the Portuguese enter it, so the Portuguese took it by force.

In 1640, the Portuguese had to surrender to the Dutch East India Company. The Dutch built the present Fort in the year 1663. They built a fortified wall, using solid granite, and built three bastions, known as "sun", "moon" and "star". After the British took over the country from the Dutch in the year 1796, they preserved the Fort unchanged, and used it as the administrative centre of Galle.

Today the historic Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in south and southeast Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and south Asian traditions, being UNESCO enlisted. Other prominent landmarks in Galle include St. Mary's Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, and The Amangalla, a historic building now turned boutique hotel.

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Address: 10 Church Street, GALLE, 0000, LK