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.
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.
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.
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