Yara Galle Fort

Yara Galle Fort

NO 40 Middle Street Fort, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
Mithun and Chaturange at the cafe
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#5 of 56 hotels in Galle
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Discover unparalleled elegance, exquisite architecture, and an experienced and passionate team at the Yara Galle Fort Hotel. Located in the heart of the famous Dutch Fort in Galle, our hotel speaks a timeless tale of warmth and adventure. Experience a savour of paradise as you choose from the boutique's wide range of rooms. With it's luxurious handpicked comforts coupled with an array of premium
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
Umbrella
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Sinhala, Tamil

Location

NO 40 Middle Street Fort, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Koggala Airport
Mawella Lagoon Airport
52.3 km
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the_moleMumbai wrote a review Jan 2020
Mumbai, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a real boutique hotel with loads of charm! This hotel is Walking distance from all the locations within galle fort and conveniently located steps away from major restaurants and shopping in a very quiet location.

The staff is well trained and extremely helpful. They make your stay a pleasure!
The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated with all modern amenities and ambience of any big hotel chain.

We loved the food and beverage here, though there is no alcohol served in the hotel due to its location next to a school ( by law) their mocktails and juices make up for it. The included Sri Lankan breakfast which we had on the first day was superb! They also do serve continental breakfast should you want that. However I would recommend you try Sri Lankan breakfast atleast one day. The rates at the hotel for Food and Beverage are quite reasonable and the quality and taste is good. On the last day we had a sea food platter here, it was fantastic.

If you plan to come to galle and stay in the Fort area and looking for a reliable choice then I would highly recommend you stay at Yara!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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mcvmad wrote a review Mar 2020
Leyburn, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This relatively new hotel is beautifully designed and laid out and is in a peaceful location but close to all the charm and sites in the Fort. We got a low price deal £52 for a superior room which was a bargain for the quality of the room and the service and breakfast that was included. The service was friendly and efficient and the hotel is very well run. A gem of a hotel that would be my first choice for Galle.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dilina Gune wrote a review Feb 2020
Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We just returned from a weekend stay at Yara Galle Fort

A hotel not much known and mentioned in the mainstream but when I saw the pictures, I was very keen to check out

1st things 1st. The hotel was very affordable and almost at the low budget rates for a hotel on B&B double. Not too sure this was due to a promo going on but Dec - Apr is normally the peak season for tourism in SL
The rooms we got wasn't too spacious but they were nicely furnished, Air conditioned and the bathrooms were with all the amenities you would find even at a mainstream hotel

Breakfast was a limited Menu but we were served as much as we wanted. Food was very tasty too

Couple of bitter experiences were,

1.We were travelling with a 3 year Old and it did not take too long for the manager to sound his displeasure for my kid running around. The kid wasn't causing trouble to anyone or knocking on doors but when you have wooden flooring, you are bound to find walking to be a bit loud (irrespective of that being a kid or an adult)
2. The hotel has no parking slots available. The public car park in-front did not allow us to park till 6.30pm so we had to block either the hotel entrance or find roadside parking which wasn't secure at all

We may not return to this hotel in future due to this but the overall stay was a god one
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Yara-Galle-Fort, General Manager at Yara Galle Fort
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear Gunegrams, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Yara. With regards to the incident with the accompanied child, please do note that we at Yara happily welcome kids from all ages, however be it a child or an adult running up and down the corridor, the act would certainly generate certain level of noise therefore disturb anyone on the ground floor. You would have experienced the noise if you had stayed on the ground floor. Our only intention was to make sure all our current guest was having a pleasant stay. We humbly apologize if we created a bitter experience for you. Most of the hotels and restaurants situated within Galle Fort do not have their own parking space however Yara is blessed to have a parking space right in front of the premises and the parking space is situated alongside the Galle Fort Army Camp entrance which is manned 24/7 with additional 2 CCTV camera's of the hotel covers the parking space as well therefore making it a highly secure public parking space. We wished you had reached out to us regarding the issue you had of overnight parking as most of our staff and guest have their vehicles parked overnight. We hope you will give our Hotel another opportunity to serve you better, till then take care and happy travels!
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Rom J wrote a review Mar 2020
Colombo
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my Family stayed at this Beautiful boutique hotel for two nights. A relatively new hotel with modern, well designed, clean rooms and amenities . Located inside Galle fort itself, thereby with easy access to most of the historic places. Stayed in a room in the 2nd floor, at night you will be able to see the light beam of the lighthouse.
Hotel offers a high tea where you can sit back relax and enjoy some delicious food. Their restaurant offered some good breakfast too.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. My special thanks to Mr Pushpakumara, who provided us outstanding service. I would highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: 2nd floor room open to courtyard.
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Klaudia K wrote a review Dec 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful quaint hotel very boutique, wonderfully attentive service. Our room was beautifully decorated in blue and white and the bathroom was very nice with good water pressure. There is a gorgeous frangipani courtyard to eat in and location is central to all the attractions of old town. Very clean and lovely to stay in. As advertised no alcohol on premises but with so many hotels near by we honestly didn't even notice.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sarahJ8265FM wrote a review Apr 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked a Superior Double Room for 3 nights
Hotel is within the Galle Fort walls and the hotel building itself is very nicely presented.
Upon checking in we were allocated the Duplex Room which is situated just inside the front doors and overlooks the restaurant. I did not check my booking details and realise this was not what I had booked). The Duplex Room is very nice but the bathroom is down stairs (two flights) but the main issue was the noise from the restaurant which the bedroom window overlooks. Noise from the restaurant and the staff clearing up after service kept us awake - which was quite annoying.
The following day we asked to move rooms and initially they tried to put us in a Double Room rather than the Superior Double which I had booked. After discussion and time spent packing up again we were allocated the correct room.
This saga was annoying as it cost us sleep and time and it would appear as they had overbooked the Superior Rooms we were put into the Duplex Room.
The allocated room was very nice. It was clean, tastefully furnished and quiet.
Breakfast was served in the pleasant courtyard and was acceptable.
Note: There is no alcohol served at the bar / restaurant of this hotel.
The day before we departed I ordered two take away breakfast as were were leaving at 6am. In the morning there were no breakfast packages and in fact no staff around at all. This was disappointing so we ended up spending $30.00 on some dried out tasteless food at the airport.
If the staff had got the details correct with the bookings (room and breakfast) I would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ychampathit wrote a review Jul 2022
Colombo, Sri Lanka
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the hotel for SL vs AUS match and had to postpone by a week and rescheduled to to watch Sri Lanka Pakistan match in July. They offered the same promo deals we booked the hotel for though we never reminded them about it. It was a great and memorable stay. Specially to mention the service and friendly staff. Superb food! It’s has 5-Star facilities in boutique form. Located in the heart of Galle city and all excursions are just 3 minutes walk away.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gordon C wrote a review Mar 2020
United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just inside the walled fort, quiet street but easy enough to get tuktuks here and there.
Very pleasant hotel, decent size clean, fresh room (a/c was absent from bathroom, thus useful for drying clothes).
Breakfast was cooked to order, a choice of western or Sri Lankan meals (latter ordered in advance). All good quality.
Staff very helpful, courteous and pleasant at all times. Would certainly go here if we return to Galle.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Namal Dissanayake wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was my first visit to Yara restaurant, I,m extremely happy to share my possitive feedback via trip advisor. The high tea was awesome, especially the ribbon cake was
yummy yummy. Service outstanding and entire aria was supper clean.
My special thanks to Mr Lakshan, Mr Lakkana and Mr Pushpakumara who provide us outstanding service we will definitely return soon .
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Travel_mewy wrote a review Dec 2022
Sri Lanka
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Yara is an absolute gem tucked away neatly inside the Galle Fort. The hotel's tastefully designed interior gives guests a sense of calm and tranquility. We spent one night at this property and it gave us a chance to get intimately acquainted with the Galle Fort.

Reception
We were greeted as soon as we came and checked in quickly. The process was efficient.
Rating 9/10

Rooms
The room was beautiful. Like the rest of the property, the room follows the same theme without missing a beat. All details from door nobs to mug covers was in blue and white. The room was clean and very comfortable. Rating 8/10

Breakfast
You can have the breakfast inside or in the hotel's quaint garden among the frangipani trees. Breakfast is fresh and well prepared. I wish there was a bit more choice for the vegetarians. Having a couple of Sri Lankan dishes might help too. However the tea and coffee were excellent. Rating 8/10

Parking
The hotel doesn’t have its own parking within the premises. You have to use the public parking which is available right in-front of the property.

Service
We were very happy with the service. Very responsive and courteous.
Rating 8/10
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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globalnomad80 asked a question Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore
Does this hotel serve alcohol?
Answer from Public Relations
Galle, Sri Lanka
HI, No we do not serve alcohol at Yara Galle Fort. You may bring your own liquor and consume in your rooms. Thank you Team Yara
WorthKnowing wrote a tip Jan 2024
Broadbeach, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No car needed to explore inside the fort. Hotel has no pool, so might be difficult to entertain kids."
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Annalisa wrote a tip Dec 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Restaurant doesn’t serve alcohol but food was great"
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Soham Banerjee wrote a tip Dec 2023
Bengaluru, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have specific dietary requirements, please call and inform the hotel in advance. They will do all they can to help, but it needs notice. "
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Tuhina Agarwal wrote a tip Dec 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Talk to the staff, they are very accommodating and helpful"
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Mike I wrote a tip Dec 2023
Oswestry, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just relax and enjoy it."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,676 - R 2,541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictGalle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yara Galle Fort
Which popular attractions are close to Yara Galle Fort?
Nearby attractions include Cara Jewellers (0.4 km), Galle Fort (0.1 km), and Dutch Reformed Church (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Yara Galle Fort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Yara Galle Fort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Yara Galle Fort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Yara Galle Fort?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yara Galle Fort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar, Mango House Restaurant - Galle Fort, and Imal's restaurant.
Does Yara Galle Fort have airport transportation?
Yes, Yara Galle Fort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Yara Galle Fort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Galle.
Are any cleaning services offered at Yara Galle Fort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yara Galle Fort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, Hindi, Tamil, and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to Yara Galle Fort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Galle Fort (0.1 km), Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (0.5 km), and Galle Fort Clock Tower (0.4 km).
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