Fort Bazaar

Fort Bazaar

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#1 of 3 boutique hotels in Galle
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Finding an ideal luxury boutique hotel in Galle does not have to be difficult. Welcome to The Fort Bazaar, a nice option for travellers like you.

Rooms at The Fort Bazaar provide a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at The Fort Bazaar guests have access to room service, a concierge, and baggage storage. You can also enjoy free breakfast. Need a place to park? Street parking is available at The Fort Bazaar.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Galle, The Fort Bazaar is located a short distance from Dutch Reformed Church (0.1 mi) and All Saints Anglican Church (0.1 mi).

Travellers looking to enjoy some lobster can head to A Minute by Tuk Tuk, The Fort Printers, or Pedlar's Inn Cafe. Otherwise, you may want to check out a Mexican restaurant such as STARBEANS Ocean Restaurant & Cafe.

Should time allow, Galle Fort, Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications, and Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

The Fort Bazaar puts the best of Galle at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Spa
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
Massage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Doorperson
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Sofa
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French

Location

26 Church Street, Galle 80000 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Ms_Moggy wrote a review Feb 2020
Burford, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well situated for exploring Galle, this attractive boutique hotel is part of the Teardrop group. The décor is smart and fashionable, the rooms and bathrooms are well equipped with some lovely touches. Bathrobes, generous toiletries in refillable pump containers, a complimentary soft drinks minibar. A cafetière with ground Sri Lankan coffee, a carton of milk, and teabags are alongside the kettle. At tea-time, tea and biscuits are left by reception for residents to help themselves to, and there's a 'happy hour' between 5 and 6 when you can get a complimentary G&T, beer or arrack from the bar.
Breakfast is first class - fruit platters, juices, a bread / pastry basket and a good choice of traditional cooked breakfasts. The hoppers are excellent!
There's also a lovely spa tucked at the back of the hotel with a good range of treatments at reasonable prices, where I had an excellent massage.
The lighting in the bedroom could be better, and the four poster bed was rather creaky, but wifi was good and air-con excellent.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms on the ground floor need to keep their blinds drawn for privacy
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dschafer_11 wrote a review Feb 2020
Brooklyn, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved this hotel so much and if I ever return to Galle, I will stay here as a guest. I reaped the benefits of dining in their restaurant (Church Street Social) and getting a facial at the spa.

I had a man do the facial and it was one of the best and most thorough facials of my life. He was attentive and very kind on top of being extremely skilled with skincare. It's a rather simple facial; it includes a cleanse, exfoliate, steam/extractions, mask and massage but wow, all of the products felt amazing on my skin and worked wonders. My face was breaking out from all the heat, humidity and pollution and after this facial my skin looked AND felt amazing.

He was extremely thorough with extractions, I often feel this area gets rushed but no way with him. I love how he steamed my face with the exfoliate on, cleansed my skin, steamed it more, did extractions, steamed again and then did further extractions. He covered every pore on my face, this man is a wizard.

The spa is gorgeous and I loved all of the little touches. I arrived early to take a shower which by the way is stunning and relaxing. Pre facial I was given a delicious fresh juice and post facial water and yummy cookies. I even opted to get a tea in the cafe after and it was complimentary.

Amazing service all around!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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thebellsarechiming wrote a review Feb 2020
Galle, Sri Lanka
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is situated within the heart of
Galle Fort, which has a fascinating history, having successively been colonised by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. This hotel is a restored Dutch building, with bedrooms set around a courtyard affording spacious accommodation. Very comfortable, with attentive staff and good breakfast (we didn't have any other meals). We enjoyed complimentary drinks between 5 and 6pm. One small criticism - the bedroom lighting was a little too subdued, making it difficult to read at night.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pip_j0y wrote a review Mar 2020
Durham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for two nights and wished we had arranged to stay longer. It’s a beautifully designed and decorated hotel with a good choice in background music which combined creates a great atmosphere in very stylish surroundings. We were very lucky to be given one of the suites which was just gorgeous and very luxurious.

Some lovely touches in the service here which differentiated it from everywhere else we stayed - the complimentary tea and cake in the afternoon and the social hour in the bar between 5-6pm when we were able to enjoy complimentary G&Ts.

The restaurant is well used by residents and passers by which again added to the atmosphere.

The staff were very friendly, attentive and helpful.

Would not hesitate to recommend and would hope to return in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Simon Lorenz wrote a review Feb 2020
Hong Kong, China
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Bazaar two nights and were thoroughly impressed with it. The colonial building is beautifully and smartly renovated, the beds are comfortable and the food really nice. The ambiance is warm. The hotel management has thought of many smart and exciting details like bath salts and candles at the bath tub, international ppwer outlets, espressp machine in the room and its own little butler button "press here for champagne". Breakfast is massive - you get fruit, coffee and fresh juice, a huge bread platter that includes sweet and savory and you still get to chose a main breakfast. I recommend the egg hoppa!
We will try thr other tear drop hotels soon
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Penny R wrote a review Mar 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great hotel. Staff are fantastic, very attentive, constantly replenishing water in room.

Food is more expensive than most local places but very good so worth the price.

Would 100% recommend this hotel for stays in Galle. Could not fault it!
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Date of stay: March 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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Response from Demi Hewamanna, Marketing at Fort Bazaar
Responded 22 Mar 2023
Dear Penny, Thank you for this great review and recommendation. I am happy to note that you had a memorable time with us, and the team took great care of you. We hope to see you again soon. Yours sincerely, Demi
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kkoturf wrote a review Mar 2024
Arlington, Virginia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a charming boutique hotel in the UNESCO heritage city of Galle, Sri Lanka. The staff is terrific. They are very eager to make you feel at home. Rooms are large and tastefully decorated and the wet room bathroom has a great shower. Complimentary tea at 3:30 is included and the morning breakfast was great. The coffee was delicious! Best coffee I had in Sri Lanka!
There is a bell in your room you can “push for champagne”. The young bellman gave us these instructions. “You can push this bell for champagne and my colleague will bring you a glass. But unfortunately not today because it is Full Moon day”
Full moon day is a Buddhist holiday known as Poya - and no alcohol is sold that day. I guess we could have tried it in the morning!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sakuni Wisanperuma, Marketing at Fort Bazaar
Responded 20 Mar 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for this very kind feedback. I am pleased to hear you had an amazing stay with us. Our team truly enjoys creating unique experiences for each of our guests and your lovely comments will be appreciated. Looking forward to welcoming you back to our property for another enjoyable stay. Have a great week. Yours sincerely, Sakuni Wisanperuma
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Victoria B wrote a review Mar 2022
Rutland, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for four nights at this totally charming, pretty hotel and it was just perfect. We had a very personal service in all areas, the staff are without exception so helpful and friendly, efficient and smart. The room was large, chilly air-conditioning which was such a relief, spotlessly clean and well equipped, huge firm bed and as much bottled water as you need. There was no balcony in our room and no pool but there are lots of pretty and peaceful areas for sitting outside in the leafy courtyard. The food was of really good quality, not an extensive menu but enough choice of Sri Lankan and Western dishes to keep us happy. Amazingly the hotel has free afternoon tea and cake plus a very Happy Hour, free drinks! Thank you so much to all the wonderful staff, it was a favourite hotel in Sri Lanka.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rajitha G wrote a review Apr 2021
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I came there in a group of 6 for lunch on the 13th of April and ordered the Seafood Linguine priced at Rs.2,350 and the description said it has prawns, squid and fish. When the dish came it was very disappointing to find that there was a not single piece of prawn in the dish and about 2 very small pieces of squid and mostly fish.. When I complained about this to our waiter he checked with the chef and came and said the chef said he did put. Since another person had ordered it from our group his explanation was all the prawns and gone to that dish. Which I don’t think is a sensible explanation specially paying a high price for it just because it was seafood and to find only mostly fish..
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mustafa Adamaly, Guest Services / Front Office at Fort Bazaar
Responded 19 Apr 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for your detailed feedback. We are, naturally, saddened with most of what you say and would like to apologise for the poor dining experience at Church Street Social. It is not acceptable that something the restaurant has been praised for many times in the past was not prepared perfectly for you. As a way of improvement, we have discussed your comments with the head chef and culinary team, and will ensure the dish is more consistent in the future. Furthermore, I am sorry for the way in which your complaint was handled by the waitstaff. The management has had an in-depth discussion with the team so that the same will not happen in the future. Once again I thank you for bringing this to our attention. Should you have any further feedback regarding the above, please contact me on feedback@teardrop-hotels.com. I hope you will be back again to enjoy a better meal. All the best, Fort Bazaar
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CotswoldsChris wrote a review Feb 2020
Broadway, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely colonial style hotel with exceptional service standards.
The spacious cool rooms are a treat to return to after a day out in the hot sun.
The hotel is very well located close to but just off the busy streets where most of the restaurants and shops are
Complimentary afternoon tea & cakes and happy hour drinks are a very nice touch
The breakfast menu has a great choice and our meals were delicious.
I would definitely recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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chevanthi asked a question Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom12 contributions19 helpful votes
Is there access to a beach?
Answer from Pauline A
24 contributions22 helpful votes
We walked to a small beach it was quite busy and there was a bit of rubbish around not our favourite beach in SL
delishnaz asked a question Apr 2019
Iran268 contributions63 helpful votes
Is this hotel located in old city?
Answer from Teardrop Hotels
Colombo, Sri Lanka2 contributions
Hi Yes we are located on Church Street inside the Galle Fort
Answer from Murray Field
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom18 contributions15 helpful votes
We used it. It was quick and comparatively inexpensive, certainly nothing like the kind of cost that I would expect from a hotel of this quality. There Is a central laundry in Galle, but outside the fort, where the hotel is located.
v-wutz asked a question Jan 2018
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
hello! is there any update on the pool opening? thank you
Answer from Teardrop Hotels
Colombo, Sri Lanka2 contributions
Hi there! Unfortunately it's still a while off! In the meantime, we're arranging transport and access to Zazou Beach (a restaurant/bar in Talpe which has a pool) or to another hotel with a pool approx 10 minutes away. All the best, The Fort Bazaar
LizSteve26 wrote a tip Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom13 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask in the morning to reserve a table (to eat outside) as the number of tables outside is small - inside there is plenty of space. "
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Gillian W wrote a tip Mar 2024
34 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Everything you need. "
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Alan W wrote a tip Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom92 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Service slow so allow plenty of time for dinner."
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Anna Olafsdottir wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sit down and enjoy being in the moment, take in the atmosphere and enjoy great hospitality and food. "
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Roger L wrote a tip Jan 2024
Wakefield, United Kingdom26 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ignore the Tut Tuts as the area to walk is easy.. unless you are very lame…"
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,406 - R 5,658 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictGalle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fort Bazaar
Which popular attractions are close to Fort Bazaar?
Nearby attractions include Lihiniya Gems (0.3 km), Cara Jewellers (0.1 km), and Galle Fort (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fort Bazaar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Fort Bazaar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fort Bazaar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fort Bazaar?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fort Bazaar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Church Street Gourmet, Cafe 82, and The Bungalow Galle Fort - Restaurant & Bar.
Does Fort Bazaar have airport transportation?
Yes, Fort Bazaar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Fort Bazaar located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Galle.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fort Bazaar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fort Bazaar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Fort Bazaar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Galle Fort (0.4 km), Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (0.2 km), and Galle Fort Clock Tower (0.2 km).
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