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Outstanding comfortable stylish rooms in a garden setting with surpurb cuisine

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 08 May 2024
The building is very beautiful and the hospitality is warm and welcoming. Exceptional comfort in the room. The furnishings and setting are very impressive and offer a memorable experience of Galle. Our Sri Lankan breakfast was cooked by the chef at the hotel and was my best experience of Sri Lankan food with a great variety of dishes and fragrant spices e.g. egg hoppers with accompaniments and dahl to name a few of a great spread.
Date of stay: May 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 April 2024

To summarize, The Heritage Hotel offers more than just accommodation; it provides an experience steeped in history, and unparalleled hospitality. The property's heritage charm is evident in every corner, from the intricately carved furnishings to the antique artifacts and furniture every where in the hotel and rooms. With a perfect location inside the Galle Fort, you can easily explore the fort at your convenience. The staff shows warmth and professionalism, attending to your every need with smile and personalized attention - whether it's arranging bespoke city tours or accommodating special dietary requirements.

Pro Tip: Try their Srilanka breakfast its really good.

Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 April 2024

Lovely, relaxing hotel in a good central location in the old town, perfect for exploring Galle. Very clean, comfortable and spacious room on the first floor overlooking the central garden area. Really friendly, attentive staff and excellent food, both at breakfast and evening. Lots to like!

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 March 2024

My husband and I had to visit family in Galle and rather than coming back on same day, both of us wanted to experience the present Galle Fort @ night. My husband's family were living inside Galle Fort for over 5 decades and their house is now a Villa owned by a foreigner.
We were looking at all options to stay over for one night and our main criteria was to get with car parking . There was only one option The Heritage which had car park in the premises and matched our requirements. Our room was on the top floor facing the garden and we could see restaurant beyond. Though the rooms are on 1 and 2nd floors above ground there is an elevator to take us up and down.
Staying inside Galle Fort gave us the opportunity of walking along the ramparts in the evening as done by us when the family lived on Parawa Street. This brought us many memories. It was a good choice of selecting The Heritage (previously known as 'Kotuwe Kade') which gave us good rest to sleep in. Room was very comfortable with all amenities and the bed was great. Washroom and the Toilet looked brand new with good flow of hot and cold water.
One of the special item that caught my eye as I checked in was the antique telephone that is used as an intercom.
One more I would like to comment is the room service. Next day we tried making morning tea and noticed that the kettle was not working and we informed. Within a matter of few minutes we heard a tap on the door and one of the staff is there with a spare kettle. We valued the splendid service.
Overall the staff was very friendly - room service, the restaurant and whom we spoke with during our stay.
Food was good and we selected the Sri Lankan menu. They had hoppers, Pan Cake, Milk Rice and String Hoppers with suitable curries to match with. There was a flow of fruits as deserts.
Overall our stay was pleasant and enjoyable leaving behind lasting memories.
Thank you - The Heritage

Room tip: Select rooms in the top floor
Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2024 via mobile

A comfortable hotel with a relaxed and friendly feel. Our room was on the third floor overlooking the central area with its pretty Temple Trees. It was a nice size room with very comfortable beds and cosy bedding. A spacious bathroom with a powerful shower was very welcome for a hose down in the morning and after a day out and about.

We really enjoyed the breakfast which was a choice of European or Sri Lankan, what a feast, fruit platter, pastries, eggs, toast plus juice, tea and coffee. The only negative was the coffee, I am super fussy and it wasn’t to my liking.

Having stayed in many of the hotels in Galle Fort I would definitely choose The Heritage Hotel again. We didn’t eat in the restaurant but friends did and they were impressed with the selection of delicious vegetarian curries.

The location is very central on Church Street where a nice choice of restaurants and other hotels are located. The Pasta Factory opposite the gates serves truly authentic Italian fare. For a Latte or Cappuccino fix it has to be Fort Bazzar on Church Street.

Thank You to the lovely restaurant breakfast staff who brought me breakfast to the room when I felt unwell one morning.

Date of stay: January 2024
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 January 2024

We were booked at another hotel within Galle Fort which told us they had double booked and there was no room for us for one night - so The Heritage was our second choice. We liked the place so much we cancelled the first hotel we had booked and stayed at The Heritage for our entire holiday.
Its a quiet, clean, spacious hotel with wonderfully warm and friendly staff. Our room was large with probably the largest bed we had ever slept on and the bathroom was also spacious. We loved the huge veranda with comfy lounge chairs, a perfect place for reading and chilling. On site free parking is a huge bonus for a hotel inside the Fort.
The food is very good and the Sri Lankan coffee is excellent. The lovely garden with Araliya trees next to the dining area is very relaxing. The spa is small but the therapists are excellent and the prices are reasonable. We had to check out early and the staff were very accommodating, making sure we had an excellent early breakfast before departure.
The location of the hotel is great, very central to many restaurants, shops, the ramparts and all the other attractions of the beautiful Galle Fort. We really enjoyed our stay at this wonderful hotel and we will definitely be back.

Date of stay: January 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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