Painstakingly restored over a decade, Fort Bazaar is an 18-bedroom townhouse which is a modern, thoughtfully designed haven.
The central courtyard is a lovely spot to enjoy a drink, read a book or just relax with others after some local sightseeing or shopping.
Frangipani flowers and traditional cobbled stones meet exotic tiles, Moroccan lamps and Middle Eastern textiles to create a beautiful setting. Although small, the property is also home to a cinema, lounge, library and spa.
A well-located boutique property offering a stylish stay in central Galle. The Church Street Social is a relaxing and social place to spend an evening with a delicious menu.
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There are four room types to choose from: Bazaar and Banyan bedrooms, Upper Suites and a split-level Upper Family Suite. All 18 options are very comfortable, with high ceilings, cooling colours and luxurious fabrics and furnishings. Rooms open onto the charming courtyard or are nestled near the banyan tree. Calming and chic, they are modern with all the amenities you would expect from a property of this standard.
Nestled down Church Street, Fort Bazaar boasts a fantastic location within Galle’s 17th-century walled fort. Ideal for exploring on foot, restaurants, cafés, boutiques and tempting gelaterias are all nearby. Evening walks along the rampart walls as the sun sets are a must.
Food and drink
The acclaimed Church Street Social restaurant is popular with guests and walk-ins alike, meaning it has a vibrant, social vibe. Arabic influences continue with Middle Eastern dishes and tapas on the menu, in addition to plenty of Sri Lanka cuisine, such as lagoon crab salad and black pork curry (the latter is divine).
Tour ideas in Galle
Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Fort Bazaar as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.
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Location & places nearby
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Galle City Tour
Galle City Tour
Galle City Tour
Your guide will take you into the walled area of the town which consists of narrow streets lined with European-style buildings, traditional churches and small shops selling lace and jewellery.View details
Sri Lanka is becoming one of the most successful places to see both blue and sperm whales, which can be found off the island's southern coast.View details
Galle and nearby places
- The Southern Coast 27 miles away
- Sinharaja Biosphere 31 miles away
- Bentota 32 miles away
- Tangalle 40 miles away
- Wadduwa 49 miles away
- Udawalawe National Park 57 miles away
- Adam's Peak 58 miles away
- Hatton 66 miles away
- Horton Plains 67 miles away
- Colombo 68 miles away