Ivy Lane Galle Fort

Ivy Lane Galle Fort

58A Lighthouse Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
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#21 of 56 hotels in Galle
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 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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Situated in the historic Galle Fort in the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka, Ivy Lane Galle Fort offers an intimate hotel experience.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Business
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English

Location

58A Lighthouse Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Sha S wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
AMAZING staff's Great location we Stay 2 nights at the property very clean room and general areas also very clean staff always smiling face any help they are ready to help.
Amazing breakfast lot's of options . walking distance beaand shop's

I'll recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Navigate61498683277 wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our experience at Ivy Lane Hotel in Galle Fort was exceptional. The room was very clean and extremely comfortable, making our stay very relaxing. The staff stood out with their friendliness and helpfulness.

Although the breakfast has room for improvement, it was tasty and satisfying. The hotel's location within the Galle Fort is its crowning feature, offering a unique charm and easy access to the area's historical sites.

Ivy Lane Hotel provided a delightful blend of comfort, excellent service in a prime location. It's an ideal choice for anyone visiting Galle Fort and seeking a memorable stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kailasan S wrote a review May 2024
Mumbai, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited as a couple and booked a Double room.
The rooms are spacious, comfortable and have basic amenities. The Lobby is clean and perfect. The Hotel is on the Middle of Galle Fort. There has an adorable Place for meals and the food is par excellence for the Breakfast.

But the highlight of the resort was the staff! There is nothing that’s too much for them. Special meal requests, they help you with anything and everything and with a big smile.the manager was just fabulous. He kept a check on every guest, took care of our individual needs and came up with his own ( very very good ) suggestions.

Highly recoomend to couple and family. If you have small group also will reccomend this a one of Best place for stay,
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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S T wrote a review May 2024
1.0 of 5 bubbles
It's really sad manager of property does not know how to talk with a customer. Literally he shouted at me and my wife. I made a reservation for a triple room & double room. Me and my family arrived at the property and went in to check the rooms. We were quite disappointed the way it was setup like Normal room with attic. It was NOT evident in the pictures & not came to my notice while I made reservation. third bed is placed attic like portion of room which you need climb through the staircase. You might hit your head if you stand up on the attic. It is cute setup and would have been great for youngsters or a family with kids. However my parents elderly it's tough for them climb up inside the room. Also double room is in a separate location, not adjacent to the triple room. I asked the staff to provide adjacent rooms, they informed fully booked, no other rooms available. Since our family wanted stay together in adjacent rooms, we decided that this is not suitable for us.

So I cancelled the reservation and started to look for any other hotels available near by. I also informed the front office staff, we can't take the room. Politely asked them to cancel it. Front office staff informed me, they can't refund, need to talk with the manager. Since we need to find another place we said we will come back again in few minutes to discuss with the manager shiwanka about cancellation & refund.

When we spoke with the manager, he straight away started to shout at me & accused me that I never visited the place and cancelling without coming. I tried to explain what happened. But he wasn't in the mood to listen was shouting at me. Phone was on speaker and my partner tried to speak, however he was not willing to talk. Really bad experience. Not refunding the advance payment is one thing, how to handle a situation is entirely another thing to learn & train especially in the hospitality industry. Refund is something we could have discussed and come to an fair agreement as we cancelled after looking at the property. If they get another booking for the same rooms (front office staff informed me all rooms occupied, I specifically asked give us 2 rooms next to each other I can pay more if needed), they could have refunded us. Or they could have politely told it's their refund policy that they can't refund anything. Lost my money & had terrible experience! I do not recommend this place.

Disappointing experience! Have a nice day.
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Date of stay: May 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Maps26178706882 wrote a review May 2024
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this hotel on 9th May 2024. We wanted to stay few more days but left after one night as the place was not good. No safety box and fridge in the room, room was very small, they keep shower gel and shampoo bottles outside of the bathroom, when you having a shower you have to go outside and grab shampoo bottle. I dropped 250 ml shampoo bottle and they charge me Rs. 500 for that and no receipt was given. People are singing and playing whole night and it was very noisy no sleep at all. I don't recommend this hotel even for an enemy. Stay away from this crappy hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2024
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anika Farha wrote a review Jan 2024
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a cozy and intimate property! My friends and I stayed at the Ivy Lane for my birthday eve with a last minute reservation and the owner accommodated us open handedly!

The service was top notch, the staff were extremely cooperative to all our requests and the interior+architecture was incredibly romantic. We absolutely loved the tiny details in the design the property had and speaking to the owner, I could tell she put her heart into building the inn. It honestly was incredible!

I look forward to staying here with more friends from back home whenever I visit Galle again.

Thank you team, for an incredible birthday gift!
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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yasith w wrote a review Apr 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely! Here's a positive comment for our stay at Ivy Lane Galle:

"Our stay at Ivy Lane Galle was delightful! The rooms were cozy and beautifully decorated, providing a comfortable retreat after a day of exploring Galle. The highlight was definitely the exceptional breakfast served in the morning - delicious local cuisine paired with great coffee. The staff were friendly and attentive, making my experience even more enjoyable. I highly recommend Ivy Lane Galle for a charming and memorable stay!" Thanks suba and team Brilliant effort and great smilesss
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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S Anupama Ranasinghe wrote a review Feb 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pleasant ambience, Great service, Cleanliness and good food. This place in right in the middle of galle fort and cause of it you can roam around the city at the night with no worries. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The rooms are so comfy and the whole place had a good vibe. Would definitely revisit.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nadeesha R wrote a review Feb 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Galle Fort
Pleasant ambience, Great service, Cleanliness and good food. This place in right in the middle of galle fort and cause of it you can roam around the city at the night with no worries. The staff is so friendly and helpful. We enjoy well
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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 with family
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Elanie S wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Ivy Lane recently. It has been one of the most accommodation experiences ever, from all the different places I've stayed at around the world. The rooms are beautiful and clean and have all the amenities you need. The service was above par and the location is great. You can walk to any of several restaurants, the lookout spot over the ocean, shops, galleries and coffee/ice cream. This is THE place to stay at when you visit beautiful Galle Fort.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thisara R wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Use Uber and pick me App for transportation and in side the Galle fort tuk tuk mafia going on . Use meter taxi "
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Shaan N wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Highly recommended beautiful hotel "
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Dewage S. N wrote a tip Apr 2024
Kandy, Sri Lanka3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Higherly recommend, wonderful location and beautiful hotel."
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Nihar Shah wrote a tip Apr 2024
Mumbai, India34 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is best to book this hotel because it is in the heart of Galle Fort. Everything is literally at a stone throw distance away. There was ev"
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Benji V wrote a tip Jan 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get the room no 2 & 3"
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PRICE RANGE
R 829 - R 1,063 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictGalle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ivy Lane Galle Fort
Which popular attractions are close to Ivy Lane Galle Fort?
Nearby attractions include Lihiniya Gems (0.3 km), Cara Jewellers (0.1 km), and Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ivy Lane Galle Fort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, currency exchange, and a 24 hour front desk.
Which room amenities are available at Ivy Lane Galle Fort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a bidet.
What are some restaurants close to Ivy Lane Galle Fort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Church Street Gourmet, Cafe 82, and The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar.
Is Ivy Lane Galle Fort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Galle.
Are there any historical sites close to Ivy Lane Galle Fort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Galle Fort (0.5 km), Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (0.2 km), and Galle Fort Clock Tower (0.1 km).
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