The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar

The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar

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4.5
#1 of 42 small hotels in Galle
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Within the storied walls of a historic Dutch fort, The Bungalow emerges as a sanctuary that melds the past with the present, offering more than just a meal—it offers an experience. While primarily celebrated for its distinguished restaurant and bar, we are thrilled to introduce a new dimension to our offering: three exquisitely appointed guest rooms that encapsulate the essence of our unique fort setting. The Bungalow is a testament to our commitment to crafting unforgettable moments that resonate with our guests. Our culinary journey is a tapestry of flavors—Mediterranean richness, Asian boldness, and the innovation of modern European cuisine, each dish designed to surprise and delight. This same spirit of discovery and elegance is now extended to our accommodations, inviting you to immerse yourself fully in the serenity and allure of the fort's environment. Our guest rooms are not mere places to stay; they are carefully curated retreats that blend the historical charm of the fort
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Street parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Umbrella
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English

Location

3 Church Cross St, Galle 80212 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Great for walkers
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candytravel92 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom64 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a two night stay here and found our room to be clean and spacious with a very comfortable bed. The location is perfect, very central but just off the main drag so relatively peaceful. The breakfast was delicious and we ate next door one night at Crab & Co which was very convenient. I would definitely recommend this hotel for a short stay in Galle Fort.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We had room 7 at the end which was great
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Aparna Sathish wrote a review Feb 2020
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for a couple of days here in November 2019. It was an extended academic trip to Sri Lanka and Galle was one of the pit-stops.
The spaces are very well designed, luxurious rooms, and the staff goes out of their way to make us feel welcome. Special kudos to Ismail. The manager was uber helpful too.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Opt for the ground floor rooms as they are more comfortable.
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Adil S wrote a review Feb 2020
Mississauga, Canada24 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had the pleasure of spending a few days at this gorgeous boutique hotel in Gall Fort. We never for a moment regretted our decision to try out this hotel, In fact we were glad we had found a jewel by chance.
The building itself is a heritage property and has been tastefully renovated to provide first class modern amenities in a historically pleasant environment. The rooms are smart and clean and to top it all the sevice is impeccable.
The hotel has a smart restaurant and serves a selection of dishes to satisfay all tastes.
The hotel is managed by a professional manager - Pramuk, He goes out of his way to ensure your stay at the hotel is a pleasant experience . He keeps a watch over everything and has a very pleasant personality. Even the other staff in the hotel make sure the residents are well looked after. One of them, Ismail, serves at the restaurant and ensures you leave their restauranr fully satisfied and longing to experience it again.
Only suggestion I could offer to improve the hotel would be to maintain the small lawn between the rooms. A well maintained small garden patch would certainly add to the beauty of this hotel
Thanks to all at this hotel for making our visit such a comforable & memorable one.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Prefer the Ground Floor as there are no lifts that I could see..
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Emma F wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A long overdue review of the beautiful boutique hotel The Bungalow! We stayed for five nights over Christmas and had the most relaxing time. Rooms were large and nicely done up. The restaurant was very welcoming and cosy, serving tasty local and international dishes. We especially enjoyed having breakfast at the small table facing the little garden. The Sri Lankan breakfast was delicious!
A special thank you to some of the staff, Amri and Piumi, who went out of their way to make our stay special.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ruwanthi A wrote a review Oct 2020
West Bloomfield, Michigan5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for a gateway from all the hustle and bustle, then the Bungalow is the ideal location. Its a little patch of heaven that is located in the heart of Galle Fort.

The architecture and ambiance tells it's own story. It was truly wonderful to find that the management had taken all initiatives to preserve the history of the location.

We were greeted by Abdul and Ismail who are experts in Sri Lankan hospitality. Never did they hesitate to go the extra mile and make sure our stay was comfortable and relaxed.

We possibly could not pick a favourite item from the menu because every dish was so perfectly prepared and the taste was divine.

There is no doubt that we will be visiting the Bungalow again (hopefully soon)!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Notorious Alex wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As we embraced the global pandemic and slowly started running out of options for good places to eat out, we stumbled across this gem inside the Galle Fort that welcomed us with elegance, served us with care and provided us with a chilled out ambience that was perfect enough to spark some romance. The location was perfect and the menu was just right. We ordered the Tom Yam Koon with jasmine rice and boy if boy! It was Awesome! Our toddler ate an entire plate of creamy chicken pasta which was all we needed! We are so grateful for the experience in these times. Ismael the Manager was so pleasant, kind and so so polite. It's hard to find all of that in one guy nowadays. Danushka the cook is incredible with what he does adding fusion to world renown dishes. He got skills that are unmatched. We are hooked! We actually have declared it as our favorite family hangout!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alexia D wrote a review Jan 2020
Malta24 contributions4 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at The Bungalow for 2 nights and we had a very pleasant experience at this gorgeous quaint boutique hotel. It is so peaceful and you simply cannot get enough of its delicious food so much so that we dined at the hotel’s restaurant on both nights. The food was well prepared, beautifully presented and tasted awesome.
So, if you're keen on having a relaxing escape while enjoying a homelike stay in an exquisite, historic bungalow, this is just the place to be.
Pramuk, the Manager and all the staff are absolutely wonderful and accommodating.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JG2015 wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed there over the holidays, not what we imagined it to be, lots of bugs and mosquitos in the room, aircon was not very effective, sheets were stained and the water ran out on a few occasions. On the plus side the food was excellent and the staff are very nice and accommodating. Has potential to be a great place if they can fix the basics.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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don_nico_1976 wrote a review Feb 2020
Hamburg, Germany17 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The position inside the Galle Fort is very good and practicable for a fantastic stay in Galle Fort with many restaurants, bars and shops. The Bungalow is a very beatiful accomodation with 7 rooms in an old dutch building. The staff was very polite and very attentive. In particular Amri's support was appropriate at every time. Breakfast is highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bev L wrote a review Mar 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka194 contributions26 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This 300 year old protected property in Galle Fort has been sympathetically and luxuriously renovated, brilliant location and super friendly and helpful staff. The restaurant is excellent and rooms are spacious, spotlessly clean and quiet. Also super comfy bed and powerful shower. Our breakfast was included and it was very nice although choice a little limited. Perfect location for exploring the Fort, lots of eateries, coffee shops, bars and shopping opportunities in the immediate vicinity.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Nerdventures wrote a tip Jul 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka11 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed at a King Room which was great."
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Adil S wrote a tip Feb 2020
Mississauga, Canada24 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Prefer the Ground Floor as there are no lifts that I could see.."
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candytravel92 wrote a tip Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom64 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had room 7 at the end which was great"
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Aparna Sathish wrote a tip Feb 2020
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Opt for the ground floor rooms as they are more comfortable."
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Andrew G wrote a tip Dec 2019
Peterborough, United Kingdom38 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a ground floor room - which led out straight into the courtyard . There are rooms above and movement in these rooms could be heard"
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar
Which popular attractions are close to The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar?
Nearby attractions include Lihiniya Gems (0.4 km), Cara Jewellers (0.2 km), and Galle Fort (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Church Street Gourmet, Cafe 82, and The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar.
Does The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar have airport transportation?
Yes, The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Galle.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Galle Fort (0.3 km), Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (0.3 km), and Galle Fort Clock Tower (0.2 km).
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