Amangalla

| Sri Lanka | Galle |
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Summary

Occupying a 17th-century Dutch colonial building within the ramparts of Galle’s historic fort, Amangalla is woven unmistakably into the rich tapestry of this enthralling city. With its original polished teak floors, antique furniture and 19th-century artefacts dating from the building’s former life as the New Oriental Hotel, a bygone era is kept elegantly intact, allowing guests an atmospheric insight into the many chapters of the storied citadel on Amangalla’s doorstep.

Location

Galle lies on Sri Lanka’s south coast, around 100 kilometres from the capital, Colombo. Once Sri Lanka’s largest stronghold, Galle fort is a Unesco World Heritage Site famed for its colonial architecture dating back to the 17th century.

Getting There
- Amangalla is around 2.5 hours’ drive from Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Sri Lanka’s main airport, 30 kilometres north of Colombo
- Seaplanes fly daily from Colombo to Koggala, a 25-minute drive from Amangalla
- Helicopter flights from BIA to Galle take an hour

Facilities

Experiences - activities

Private dining
- Experience a private romantic dinner on a secluded coconut-palm ‘island’ overlooking rice fields
- Dine poolside by candlelight, accompanied by a flautist or a fire dance performance

Library
- Extensive collection of reference books, novels, magazines, newspapers, audio CDs and board games, along with a computer
- Decorated with memorabilia from the archives of the New Oriental Hotel


Activities &...


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The Sunset Balcony - bar

- Capacity: 16 seated
- Overlooking the old tiled roofs of the fort, the ‘sunset balcony’ is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail as the sun dips below the ocean horizon
- Expert bartenders, cocktails and locally brewed beer

Pool And Library - bar

- A large tree by the pool provides a shady spot for alfresco breakfasts and lunches
- The elegant library veranda is ideal for afternoon tea

The Zaal (Great Hall) - restaurant

- Capacity: 100 seated
- Amangalla’s impressive colonial entrance hall, with high ceilings, overhead fans and chandeliers
- Open throughout the day for light meals, drinks and the silver stand afternoon tea.

The Dining Room - restaurant

- Capacity: 26-50 seated
- Open for lunch and dinner
- Casual all-day dining
- Asian cuisine for dinner

Wellness & Fitness - wellness

Swimming Pool
- 69 ft (21 m) pool overlooked by shaded pavilions and sun loungers
- Poolside service includes a variety of light meals and snacks

The Baths
- Amangalla’s spa complex of five treatment rooms and two hydrotherapy suites
- Facilities include hydrotherapy pools, saunas, steam rooms, cold plunge pools and dressing rooms
- Treatments specialise in traditional Ayurvedic therapies and nutrition
- Barber shop and manicure/pedicure salon
- Garden pavi...


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Rooms

Bedroom

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- Views of the Groote Kerk (Great Church)
- Jackwood floors and unique colonial furnishings

SIZE 430 sq ft

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Garden Bedroom

Opening directly to the gardens via elegant French windows, the 40-square-metre (430-square-foot) Garden Bedrooms feature jackwood floors and elegant colonial-influenced furnishings
 
FEATURES:
French windows opening on to the garden
Kingsize four-poster bed
Living area with writing desk, pettagama chest
Dining table
Bathroom with freestanding bathtub, twin vanities
Separate shower/toilet
Wifi, sound system, safe
Personal bar

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Chamber

- Views over the treetops towards the Fort ramparts
- Jackwood floors and unique colonial furnishings

SIZE 699 sq ft

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Verandah Chamber

- Private verandah overlooking the garden
- Jackwood floors and unique colonial furnishings

SIZE 699 sq ft

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Suite

- Views over Amangalla’s lush garden or the fort ramparts
- Jackwood floors and unique colonial furnishings

SIZE 861 sq ft

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Amangalla Suite

- Views through the tree tops towards the Fort ramparts
- Jackwood floors and unique colonial furnishings

SIZE 861 sq ft

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Garden House

- Double-storey house in garden setting with wrap-around balcony
- One bedroom with king-size four-poster bed
- Expansive living room with dining area

SIZE 1,630 sq ft

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