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Amari Galle - Galle - Building
1
9.0 Excellent (3,932 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Galle, Amari Galle is by the ocean, within a 5-minute drive of Galle International Cricket Stadium and Galle Fort. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free valet parking is available onsite.
5.4 Okay
Pros: Decent overall
Cons: Nothing stood out really. Was a bit overcrowded and understaffed.
5.0 Okay
Pros: View and breakfast
Cons: Room didnt match photo
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - Huge suite of 95m2 with ocean view (biggest room we ever had for that price!) - Our stay at Amari was better than our stay at Jetwing lighthouse (and less expensive!) - Pool - Nice Breakfast (best breakfast we had in Sri Lanka and we travelled 3 weeks) - Friendly staff
Cons: Everything was amazing But the spa treatment was not as good at the one we had at 98 acres in Ella. But still very relaxing and super friendly staff.
The Fortress Resort & Spa - Galle - Building
2
9.0 Excellent (653 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at The Fortress Resort & Spa in Koggala, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Unawatuna Beach and Jungle Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
7.0 Good
Pros: Small intimate hotel. Great staff and swimming pool is good for children. Swimming pool attendant was really helpful and was very attentive for the children's needs.
Cons: It's beginning to look tired as we have visited this hotel for the past 6 years 3 times and it is not as nice as it was 6 years ago.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Super facility. Staff was very nice and we enjoyed every moment of our stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. We had a wedding blessing there for son and daughter in law. Staff and facilities were fantastic. Gayani helped us with wedding she was amazing. Not a huge hotel so nice and personnel. We loved it
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice room with a view. Big nice pool. Overall very good service.
Cons: Better service at the pool. To many birds.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All the staff were amazingly friendly, kind and thoughtful. Exceptional service.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice boutique hotel in a quiet location steps from the beaches of the Indian Ocean. Staff were very attentive and friendly. And there was a complimentary New Year’s eve dinner with an incredible dessert spread.
Cons: The culinary creations were average. And the price tag of the room was a bit outrageous; however it was over New Years so maybe to be expected.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was just perfect! I will defn. come back! Nicolas / Denmark
Royal Palms Beach Hotel - Galle - Building
3
8.9 Excellent (1,325 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Wadduwa, Royal Palms Beach Hotel is by the ocean, a 1-minute drive from Kalatura Beach and 6 minutes from Kalutara Bodhiya. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The pool,location and the staff are excellent .Well designed hotel with easy access to beach .
Cons: Mini bar water bottles are unnecessarily expensive ,5 times of their retail value . They provide you with 2water bottles and expect you to survive the day .This is basically impractical and they should make water more accessible and less expensive .Better add more complimentary water bottles .
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Spacious hotel with plenty of sun loungers. Very helpful pool boys to provide the towels and move loungers for you. Situated right on the beach, although current too strong to swim. Excellent breakfast with lots of choice. Rooms all have sea view and are beautifully cleaned every day and always smelled perfumed. Wonderful king bed with lovely linen and plenty of storage in the room for clothes. The staff are all very polite.
Cons: If you are not on an "all inclusive" package the drinks in the bar are very expensive. Beer costs twice as much as the local bars around the hotel.
7.0 Good
Pros: I HAD A GOOD STAY
Cons: I HAD DISPUTE ON THE BILL
2.9 Mediocre
Cons: Balcony floor was sticky. Room looks run down.
7.9 Good
Cons: The bathroom had no hand shower
6.7 Good
Pros: Lovely pool, very friendly staff
Cons: To expensive, overcharged. Even the pool table was charged do use. Breakfast was mediocre
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are really large and spacious and the breakfast buffet had a nice selection. Food was really tasty too. The staff were also very friendly.
Jetwing Lighthouse - Galle - Bedroom
4
8.9 Excellent (1,415 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Jetwing Lighthouse in Galle, you'll be in the business district, within a 10-minute drive of Galle Fort and Mahamodara Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: One of the best hotels in Sri Lanka
Cons: nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: One of the best hotels in Sri Lanka
Cons: nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: lovely hotel with excellent facilities. Staff delightful. safe reliable tuk tuk drivers available. good breakfast. pools well kept with good service.
Cons: Lunch in poolside bar could be improved. Only offered spicy snacks or pizza and service was very slow.
7.1 Good
Pros: Some of the staff would go out do their way to help you but I’m afraid others were very unhelpful and quite rude.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The superior suite is absolutely stunning with a gorgeous little splash pool on the balcony. The suite is away from the main part of the hotel, overlooking the pool and the ocean. Simply beautiful.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The house keeping staff went the extra mile with your rooms we looked forward to seeing what towel sculptures were on our bed each day ! The tuktuk drivers used by the hotel were very reasonable and safe drivers. They took you where you wanted not to there friends shop! All the staff were very friendly and attentive and everywhere was very clean. The breakfast was good with a good choice if you were vegan. We weren’t !
Cons: The lunch was disappointing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff are wonderful and the property is very well maintained.
Cons: The food options were not what we expected. But the quality was excellent for the majority of the food we had
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We celebrated our Fathers 50 years. Staff where really amazing and supported for Prr arrangements. Thanks MR.Leel and MR.Rohan
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location and the design of the hotel. One of Bawa's late masterpieces.
Cons: Service a bit slow at times in the restaurant. Suggest making tea and coffee self service at breakfast time. Not enough hangers in the room.
Thaproban Pavilion Resort And Spa - Galle - Bedroom
5
8.7 Excellent (264 reviews)
Overview
When you stay at Thaproban Pavilion Resort & Spa in Unawatuna, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Unawatuna Beach and Jungle Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Era Beach - Galle - Building
6
8.8 Excellent (80 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Era Beach in Unawatuna, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Unawatuna Beach and Jungle Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Room was nice and spacious. Swimming pool was lovely and refreshing. Entire property was well maintained.
Cons: While they have a beach view, you cannot access the beach due to rocks. No swimming for at least half a mile on either side. They should be upfront about this point in their description.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: great hotel and really nice staff
Cons: you cant swim at the beach
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Felt like home. Super comfortable. Bed was amazing. View was incredible. Staff was super friendly. For sure would return.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Bed v comfy. Had an excellent massage aswell
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great building and very comfortable rooms. Outstanding showers. Walkable to other hotels/restaurants. Short tuktuk ride to Unawatuna. Great staff. Highly recommended.
6.7 Good
Pros: the property is beautiful
Cons: the other guests were very disruptive (NOT the property's fault) food was not great. I had a Caipirinha, which was not good. Bathroom in the lobby deluxe room is strangely laid out, and the kettle, tea and coffee was in the bathroom too. Needs to be placed in the room please!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Food was delicious. The manager Nalaka, Roshan, Sajeewa and all the members of the staff were supper friendly and helpful. They arranged us a surprise dinner for our wedding anniversary. Location is fantastic. You can reach the beach directly. The pool is lovely too. The place is calm and quite. Rooms are clean and comfortable.
Cons: Nothing
5.8 Okay
Pros: Clean and good staff
Cons: At the price should include breakfast beer was warm
Arabella on Boossa - Galle - Bedroom
7
9.2 Excellent (126 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Arabella on Boossa in Hikkaduwa, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Galle Fort and Pitiwella Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful accommodation on the beach. Feels like five star. Generous size rooms and bathroom, lovely grounds, great set up and exceptional staff. The Sri Lankan breakfast was superb and the service was second to none. My compliments to the chef and all the staff who made our stay really amazing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Spotless place with great ambience. Excellent staff and a very kind manager who helped us throughout.
Cons: drapes in the room didn't block sunlight.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All at the highest level. If you want to relax, then you are definitely here.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is a paradise near Galle! Beautiful design, clean and bright rooms with nice furniture, beautiful pool and garden area, perfect breakfast and polite and helpful staff!
Cons: The shower took quite a while to get hot and had not much water pressure.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Meals were good , fruit fresh. Fridge in room would have been helpful to have cool water to drink
Cons: Floors in room a real problem. Polished concrete floors are a huge risk and this was increased in bathroom . Shower water was not draining properly and increased risk of slipping. Accident waiting to happen
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent place to stay. The room was very clean and modern. The staff is one of best parts of staying at Arabella . Everyone is very thoughtful and caring to insure that you are enjoying your stay. Good breakfast as well.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff is amazing. Best we’ve experienced in whole Sri Lanka, especially Mr Sampath and Mr Bandu
Aditya Resort - Galle - Pool
8
9.5 Excellent (234 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Aditya Boutique Hotel in Hikkaduwa, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Hikkaduwa Beach and Hikkaduwa Coral Reef. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff are awesome!!! The room luxurious and tasteful.
Cons: Food is extremely pricey. We stayed at other top resorts where large buffet breakfast was included. At Aditya breakfast was small and very expensive.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was okayish... not a great selection and a bit too simple
Cons: Water and ice boxes for the beach would be great
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were extremely attentive
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Lovely open, spacious feel and delightful pool area.
Cons: Nothing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Exceptionally clean. Staff are very friendly and supportive. Comfortable beyond imagination
Cons: Location is far from city. Beach is dangerous ( waves are very high and you can’t swim in it at all )
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Aditya is located in a perfect location ..away from the hassle and noise of hikkaduwa! Perfect get way for body and soul.
Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel - Galle - Building
9
8.4 Excellent (468 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Unawatuna, Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House is on the waterfront, a 1-minute drive from Unawatuna Beach and 12 minutes from Galle Fort. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. For a surcharge, guests may use a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything else.. It's conveniently located, got that old world vibe.
Cons: Charging for a bucket of ice is cheap. Please don't do that. You are better than that.. See if you can put mesh on bathroom's grill and it might prevent mosquitoes from coming in. Not a complaint
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Good service, tasty food, beautiful setting
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very nice place to stay with big and clean rooms. Breakfast was also nice! We recommend this place!
Cons: Nothing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The management & staff excellent. Breakfast awesome & pools fabulous
Cons: Rooms need to be spotlessly clean, beds creaked a lot plus AC not effective in room 27. Other than those all the rest was brilliant
7.5 Good
Pros: They accommodated me with very short notice, including an early check in. Staff were helpful. Pool area is lovely. Overall good value for money.
Cons: My room smelt a bit musty but this was tolerable.
Weligama Bay Resort - Galle - Building
10
8.2 Excellent (463 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Weligama Bay Resort in Weligama, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Mirissa Beach and Weligama Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Weligama? This hotel has facilities measuring 861 square feet (80 square meters), including conference space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Location on the beach
Cons: Price Staff managers never smiling Not clean
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The fresh towels, change sheets, and flowers added to the luxury. Right on the beach with several breakfast options included in the package. The staff is friendly and always willing to help.
Cons: The restaurant lunch and dinner could have been a little better.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: A little bit paradise. Great staff and great food.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location and value for money! We booked a deluxe sea view room but as the room didn’t have much of a view, the manager upgraded us to a villa - which we would certainly book next time!
7.0 Good
Pros: We had a room with 2 king beds which basically was a 2 bedroom room, ideal with kids. Kids also loved the pool and the food options were good as well.
Cons: The Marriott right next door spoils the view for sure. Also the staff was not always very helpful, we were just missing some of the little things that you expect in a 4 star hotel.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The sunbeds they provide on the beach is where we spent most of our time, excellent for surfing.
Cons: Not enough variety of restaurants in the area although the food we did have was nice.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff CleanLiness Great location
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The facilities and the room were amazing. The location with direct access to the beach, the pool...
Cons: The restaurant service. Ask for a coffee and wait at least half an hour. Ask for a tuna salad and receive it without tuna, when the salad comes back with the tuna ask them for some vinegar, receive it full of soy sauce. After more than an hour you receive the salad. The next day, ask for another salad and receive it with worms (really). This is a top level resort with a terrible restaurant.
7.9 Good
Pros: Ocean View is very Good
7.0 Good
Pros: Rooms were big and spacious with a lovely balcony. The setting is beautiful, and having breakfast overlooking the beach was amazing.
Cons: staff quoted us an insane amount for a taxi, and were not very helpful in this respect. Rooms are a tiny bit tired looking and quite a lot of street noise.
Cocobay Unawatuna - Galle - Outdoor view
11
8.9 Excellent (318 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at COCOBAY UNAWATUNA in Unawatuna, you'll be on the waterfront, within a 5-minute drive of Unawatuna Beach and Jungle Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff are amazingly friendly. This is a small resort so they remember who you are and help to organise activities that will suit you and your stay. So family friendly! The staff doted on our baby and were so lovely to interact with, we felt so welcomed.
Cons: The breakfast menu does get a little repetitive, but there are plenty of options for food around the resort if you need a change
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The whole experience at Cocobay was amazing. The staff and service, the room, the food, location and the whole ambience of the hotel was excellent. I am sure we will be returning as soon as possible.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Third visit, and will cone back again owing to the fabulous team that always offers genuine hospitality!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Food was great value for money and delicious! Staff was friendly and helpful.
Cons: They advertised sunrise and sunset yoga on a notice board when you entered yet when I wanted to book both of these the yoga instructor was not available. Dont advertise what you cant offer!!! Our spa bath was faulty and we had to call out the maintenance department twice.
5.4 Okay
Pros: The Big suite that is meant for 3 people was really large and the beds were very comfortable. The bathroom and the jacuzzi in the balcony were pretty neat as well
Cons: The food was not nice at all. The property is overpriced and the location is neither walkable to any other place nor is it sufficiently far away to make it pristine
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful and accommodating staff, excellent location, good food, and clean spacious rooms.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff and attentive
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely everything - the staff could not do enough for you - special thanks to Lucky for his amazing yoga which pushed us to the limits, Dilip for his wonderful cocktails and Daya for keeping our room so clean. Also a huge thanks the the amazing smiling chef who taught us to cook Sri Lankan food
Cons: Nothing - everything was wonderful
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Hotel, staff, and the view and access to the beach was outstanding. The restaurant is probably the best seafood restaurant you will find in the area. The best hotel we have had on our trip!
Cons: You‘ll need a tuktuk to get anywhere. The seawater was not as clean as in other places.
Thambapanni Retreat - Galle - Pool
12
8.7 Excellent (380 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Thambapanni Retreat in Unawatuna, you'll be near the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Jungle Beach and Sahana Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great for Yoga and treatments we also loved the location, just off the main strip along the beach. The pool was great for a cooling dip after a day on the beach. The birds, monkeys and frogs were good entertainment. The staff were very helpful with our every wish.
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff were lovely, amenities were great, brecky very yummy and great location!
Cons: Shower a bit leaky and aircon pointed away from bed otherwise very nice :)
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff is lovely. They went out of their way to assist me. I had lost my flip flops and they sent someone to buy them for me in my size! The beach access provided by the hotel is one of the best on the shore.
Cons: Breakfast options are limited but better than other options in the neighborhood. The hotel is called a retreat but their spa room is very dark and small.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff Views/ Greenery Visits from monkeys Food Ayurvedic consultation & massage Yoga
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are lovely and clean. Breakfast was good. The staff couldn’t do anymore for you. We ended up staying another night as we liked it that much. Easy access to beach and in walking distance to the local strip of bars and restaurants. Lovely vibe here.
Cons: Everything was great.
7.1 Good
Pros: It’s very well located, in midst of nature. Quiet clean environment and room. Best part is about the staff. They are very sweet and you will fall in love with them.
Cons: We were given property at 6 th floor room number 106 and it was too difficult to climb and get down for everything. If you are not physically fit, you will get exhausted. A lift would have been good. Climbing 6 floor uphill is too strenuous. Also water force is very slow on 6 th floor. You get frustrated to finish shower...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Located on a little street, which is fulls if shops and restaurants. Just opposite the beach, very clean, beautiful old furnishings, great staff and great breakfast! We’ll be back
Cons: Absolutely nothing

Best rooms in Galle

Aditya Resort - Galle - Pool
1
9.5 Excellent (234 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Aditya Boutique Hotel in Hikkaduwa, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Hikkaduwa Beach and Hikkaduwa Coral Reef. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff are awesome!!! The room luxurious and tasteful.
Cons: Food is extremely pricey. We stayed at other top resorts where large buffet breakfast was included. At Aditya breakfast was small and very expensive.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was okayish... not a great selection and a bit too simple
Cons: Water and ice boxes for the beach would be great
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were extremely attentive
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Lovely open, spacious feel and delightful pool area.
Cons: Nothing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Exceptionally clean. Staff are very friendly and supportive. Comfortable beyond imagination
Cons: Location is far from city. Beach is dangerous ( waves are very high and you can’t swim in it at all )
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Aditya is located in a perfect location ..away from the hassle and noise of hikkaduwa! Perfect get way for body and soul.
Cocobay Unawatuna - Galle - Outdoor view
2
8.9 Excellent (318 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at COCOBAY UNAWATUNA in Unawatuna, you'll be on the waterfront, within a 5-minute drive of Unawatuna Beach and Jungle Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff are amazingly friendly. This is a small resort so they remember who you are and help to organise activities that will suit you and your stay. So family friendly! The staff doted on our baby and were so lovely to interact with, we felt so welcomed.
Cons: The breakfast menu does get a little repetitive, but there are plenty of options for food around the resort if you need a change
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The whole experience at Cocobay was amazing. The staff and service, the room, the food, location and the whole ambience of the hotel was excellent. I am sure we will be returning as soon as possible.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Third visit, and will cone back again owing to the fabulous team that always offers genuine hospitality!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Food was great value for money and delicious! Staff was friendly and helpful.
Cons: They advertised sunrise and sunset yoga on a notice board when you entered yet when I wanted to book both of these the yoga instructor was not available. Dont advertise what you cant offer!!! Our spa bath was faulty and we had to call out the maintenance department twice.
5.4 Okay
Pros: The Big suite that is meant for 3 people was really large and the beds were very comfortable. The bathroom and the jacuzzi in the balcony were pretty neat as well
Cons: The food was not nice at all. The property is overpriced and the location is neither walkable to any other place nor is it sufficiently far away to make it pristine
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful and accommodating staff, excellent location, good food, and clean spacious rooms.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff and attentive
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely everything - the staff could not do enough for you - special thanks to Lucky for his amazing yoga which pushed us to the limits, Dilip for his wonderful cocktails and Daya for keeping our room so clean. Also a huge thanks the the amazing smiling chef who taught us to cook Sri Lankan food
Cons: Nothing - everything was wonderful
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Hotel, staff, and the view and access to the beach was outstanding. The restaurant is probably the best seafood restaurant you will find in the area. The best hotel we have had on our trip!
Cons: You‘ll need a tuktuk to get anywhere. The seawater was not as clean as in other places.
Jetwing Lighthouse - Galle - Bedroom
3
8.9 Excellent (1,415 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Jetwing Lighthouse in Galle, you'll be in the business district, within a 10-minute drive of Galle Fort and Mahamodara Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: One of the best hotels in Sri Lanka
Cons: nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: One of the best hotels in Sri Lanka
Cons: nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: lovely hotel with excellent facilities. Staff delightful. safe reliable tuk tuk drivers available. good breakfast. pools well kept with good service.
Cons: Lunch in poolside bar could be improved. Only offered spicy snacks or pizza and service was very slow.
7.1 Good
Pros: Some of the staff would go out do their way to help you but I’m afraid others were very unhelpful and quite rude.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The superior suite is absolutely stunning with a gorgeous little splash pool on the balcony. The suite is away from the main part of the hotel, overlooking the pool and the ocean. Simply beautiful.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The house keeping staff went the extra mile with your rooms we looked forward to seeing what towel sculptures were on our bed each day ! The tuktuk drivers used by the hotel were very reasonable and safe drivers. They took you where you wanted not to there friends shop! All the staff were very friendly and attentive and everywhere was very clean. The breakfast was good with a good choice if you were vegan. We weren’t !
Cons: The lunch was disappointing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff are wonderful and the property is very well maintained.
Cons: The food options were not what we expected. But the quality was excellent for the majority of the food we had
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We celebrated our Fathers 50 years. Staff where really amazing and supported for Prr arrangements. Thanks MR.Leel and MR.Rohan
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location and the design of the hotel. One of Bawa's late masterpieces.
Cons: Service a bit slow at times in the restaurant. Suggest making tea and coffee self service at breakfast time. Not enough hangers in the room.
Rockside Cabanas Hotel - Galle - Building
4
9.2 Excellent (321 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Situated along the shores of Dalawella and Mihiripenna, Rockside Cabanas Hotel offers tranquil and comfortable accommodation with free WiFi access. It features a restaurant and beautifully landscaped tropical gardens. Tastefully-furnished, rooms and bungalows come with wooden furnishing, a minibar and freshly-laundered bedding. They include a private bathroom with towels and shower facility. At Rockside Cabanas Hotel, guests may enjoy activities such as diving and snorkelling on site. Fluently-conversed in English and German, the friendly staff can assist with luggage storage and shuttle arrangements. This beachfront property houses a restaurant serving a delectable spread of local and international dishes. A variety of drinks are available at the bar, while room service options can be provided.
7.0 Good
Pros: Breakfast was fine, the property is lovely and the staff very attentive.
Cons: The train is so loud! And we did have to go to Unawatuna beach to swim - not really possible to swim at the property.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nothing special. As already mentioned prices in the restaurant are slightly higher but food is really good and this is not a budget place to stay so I wouldn't count this as a minus - also this way it keeps it from getting crowded. Keep in mind that the place is not exactly in Unawatuna - it is ~2km away from Unawatuna beach and if you want to walk you cannot go all the way through the beaches but have to walk by the road. But of course tuc-tucs are always available for ~300 rupees so not a problem at all - all drivers know the place.
Cons: Nothing special. As already mentioned prices in the restaurant are slightly higher but food is really good and this is not a budget place to stay so I wouldn't count this as a minus - also this way it keeps it from getting crowded. Keep in mind that the place is not exactly in Unawatuna - it is ~2km away from Unawatuna beach and if you want to walk you cannot go all the way through the beaches but have to walk by the road. But of course tuc-tucs are always available for ~300 rupees so not a problem at all - all drivers know the place or you can rent a scooter if you wish.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful staff, clean and comfortable rooms. Great view from the window. Nice breakfast though a bit "formal" compared to other places we found in Sri Lanka. All in all, very positive experience even though the weather wasn't as good as we expected.
Cons: The only negative thing that triggered us was the beach. It wasn't as good to swim as in nearby Mirissa, though the protection from waves could be very good for families with kids. However, the worst part was the tourist behaviour. Having big sea turtles nearby is amazing. How you threat them is not. It's not the direct responsibility of the hotel to protect the nature, but we would really suggest if not having one person arranged by all hotels altogether who would teach some *not so smart* tourists how to behave, at least put some signs in the beach that kindly asks to leave some space for those amazing animals and don't try to touch or put their kids on top of them....
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely fresh food served hot. Delicious! I appreciated their attempts at gluten free. The staff were so accommodating and thoughtful. I had the best food, with Italian wine, every night.
Cons: All good as far as I was concerned! It was exactly what I like and want from a holiday spot. Caring people who know what they offer and do it well.
7.0 Good
Pros: Anthony was always there for us to help with anything and with a huge smile and excellent attitude.
Cons: The bedding lacked in a big way. Basically you had a sheet that didn’t even cover the bed to sleep under. They really need a full size flat sheet and thin duvet or blanket to sleep under. There was a fitted sheet to sleep on top of but other than that it was pretty sad.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff, especially Antony! He is helpful and hard worker. He makes that place special
Cons: Sound of the waves are to loud. And the owner is so strict.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place, beautiful views and great if you don’t want to be in the busyness of Anawatuna but only a short trip in. Beautiful Wijaya beach at your doorstep and you can swim with wild sea turtles straight out the front. Food was really good and the staff were always so helpful and friendly and the room was really nice, spacious and clean. I’d recommend this place to stay for couples wanting a relaxing beach holiday.
Cons: The only thing that I found a tiny bit negative was that the trains were really quite loud from my room and ran all night. Otherwise it is truly great!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Super Nice staff and great location by the beach !

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The Galle Fort Hotel - Galle - Building
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9.1 Excellent (505 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Galle Fort Hotel in Galle (Fort), you'll be a 1-minute drive from Galle Fort and 10 minutes from Jungle Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Charming , friendly staff
Cons: No clear reception
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The atmosphere is sublime The staff were personal and attentive The facilities are beautiful The place oozes charm and history There were jars of treats in the rooms: an excellent touch I like that they don’t use single use disposable bottles in the bathroom: this environmentally friendly move is a step in the right direction
7.0 Good
Pros: The ambience of the property and its location
Cons: The booking.com website gave us to understand we would have a flat screen TV in our room. There are no televisions in the hotel whatsoever, not to mention flat screens! This is misleading for potential customers and should be corrected immediately.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff made our visit memorable - Shiroma, Chamara and Kusal deserve a shout out.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location, meals, room. Very helpful staff. Great value for money.
Cons: Bed a little short for tall (>185 cm) people bu nonetheless very comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Such an outstanding property and experience from the team, above and beyond in every way. Stunning property, facilities, staff, food, loved it all, will be back and can’t recommend highly enough! And I love that they give you drinking water in reusable glass bottles - no plastic bottles in sight, thank you!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Wonderfully located in the heart of Galle. The staff were polite and very attentive. The Chef was outstanding !
Cons: Lack of facilities . Other than the formal lobby area, and the area around the pool, there was no area to unwind and relax .. put your feet up so to speak. The pool was small and the deck area around the pool could have been more lush and inviting .
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Good breakfast with a huge choice of Sdi Lankan and Western items. Loved the colonial charm of this beautiful hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Would highly recommend staying at Galle Fort Hotel. The staff are exceptional. The decor is very stylish. Our room the Terrace Suite was very spacious and tastefully decorated. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel and the food was of a very high standard.
Tamarind Hill By Asia Leisure - Galle - Building
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9.1 Excellent (324 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Galle, Tamarind Hill by Asia Leisure is on a lake, within a 10-minute drive of Galle Fort and Dutch Reformed Church. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff are very helpful The food is excellent - a menu of local, Asian and continental food. We ate at the hotel all 3 nights - it was that good! Rooms have an old world feel - high ceiling, lots of space, lots of wood. The hotel premises itself is beautiful. Being able to walk onto the verandah and courtyard is amazing. The bathrooms are huge! Our room its own small courtyard with a bench and frangipani tree. Nice touch.
Cons: We were told upon arrival that the spa is closed for renovation. It would have been nice to be informed of that in advance. The hotel is a 10 minutes drive from Galle Fort, and off the main road. You'll need a car to get around (which we did).
7.9 Good
Pros: The bilding was very impressive.
Cons: The swiming pool was cold. The TV was too far from the bad. They didnt serve alcohol in the bar. Everything was very expensiv (room service, laundray, restaurant)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely perfect! We were staying at an Airbnb next door, and so we first came here for drinks, which turned into dinner. Everything was lovely and in such a beautiful setting, so we decided to return for breakfast the next day, which then turned into us booking a stay! The staff are lovely, and everything property wise is perfect. I’ve already booked a return for in a couple weeks!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Stunning heritage building, beautiful colonial architecture, vintage digs, incredibly spacious rooms, very tranquil and away from crowds, good breakfast, friendly staff, close proximity to Galle fort (not walking though)
Cons: Use of plastic water bottles (please stop!), No free shuttle services to town, services offered are pretty basic (pool and spa) - they can uplevel their offerings a bit and add a few more extras to make the stay more engaging.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: A lovely hotel in a colonial style with a nice decor. Just a few minutes away drive from Galle centre.
Cons: The next door neighbour was burning rubber or something every day especially that the smell would easily travel across the wall where we wanted to relax by the pool.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Good quiet location, short drive outside bustle of Galle city. Beautiful building, very attentive staff, high quality breakfast and lucnh but we didn't have dinner here. The room was stunning and our bathroom in the Captains Suite bigger than some rooms we've stayed in!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel was lovely and relaxing with top class facilities. Loved the historic setting. Swimming in the pool whilst monkeys climbed overhead in the trees was a magical moment,
Cons: Everything inside the hotel confines was exceptional, however, the approach to the hotel along the scruffy road could have been better. But that is the one downside of Sri Lanka, rubbish everywhere. Obviously not at or in the hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This hotel is classical luxurious hospitality. Old fashioned buildings with traditional styling (and size) coupled with excellent service make this a treat!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Bedrooms were really big and spacious. Beds were very comfortable. Shower was great. Lovely small intimate hotel.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very peaceful
Cons: little away from the fort....u need a car or tuk tuk to go to the old town
The Sun House - Galle - Bedroom
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8.9 Excellent (49 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at The Sun House in Galle, you'll be near the beach, a 2-minute drive from Galle Fort and 9 minutes from Unawatuna Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautifully designed small hotel - an oasis of calm in busy Galle. Outstanding in every way.
7.5 Good
Pros: Overall helpfulness and just the most tranquil spot will stay againcant think of anything
Cons: Can't think of anything
7.1 Good
Pros: Brilliant staff and excellent food and lovely atmosphere
Cons: It's seen better days and needs some investment
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The property is a heritage collection British spice merchants house and the interior design retains the old world charm.. close the Galle market and transportation.. quiet and privacy..staff were friendly and took good care of us.
Cons: Not a lot to dislike about the Sun House
7.5 Good
Pros: Extremely friendly and helpful staff as well as the hotel dog, Guinness Excellent breakfasts Beautiful property Very quiet location that was a 10 minute walk out of the town centre Hotel bar
Cons: Over priced dinner, 3,500 rupees for rice and curry is excessive Some of the maintenance in the building could be better Overly soft bed for us
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Sun House is simply gorgeous. We would come again in a heartbeat. It is beautifully furnished, spotless, and all the staff are charming. It's not in the Fort, which is only a 10-15 minute walk away, or 5 minutes in a tuk-tuk.
Cons: Nothing. It is all perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful ambience, art, furnishings. Need new lamp shades and some reupholstery but otherwise really special. Wonderful staff
Cons: Some furnishings really tatty
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Position in the hill beautiful, joined at breakfast by monkeys in the trees, kingfishers by the pool, Falcon swooped in for a bit & busy chipmunk/squirrel In the rafters - very special & good to be away from the chic tourism of the fort
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the amazing service, the setting, the calm away from the town, the room was the best we stayed in over the 2 weeks. The whole place is brilliant and has so much character and charm.
Cons: That we had to leave Sri Lanka after our stay! The mosquitos were quite bad but nothing the hotel can do more about them.