Woven into the threads of pride of Galle, Amangalla, an ageless splendour that exudes elegance and old charm of a bygone era, sits poised within the iconic Galle Fort. Surrounded by ancient lavish gardens, this exclusive property of 17th century heritage was once the New Oriental Hotel which ran for 100 years.
Transformed into a modern luxury villa; it serves as accommodation for guests with elegant rooms exquisitely decorated with French and Dutch furnishings, ambient lighting, jak wood flooring, en suite bathrooms that host a stand-alone bathtub and luxury fittings, private terraces that overlook the ramparts of the fort, gardens or the church and are equipped with modern amenities; ensuring a stay of utmost comfort with a touch of class.
Dining at Amangalla calls for unique experiences that would leave every guest, inspiration and charm from savouring aromas of local cuisine feasts and of course typical English high tea which has transcended from the colonial era. Enjoy beautiful sunsets over the fort by sipping a favourite cocktail mixed up especially for you by the bartenders at the hotel; relish finger sandwiches, pastries, scones complimented with an array of fine Ceylon teas served on the balcony, veranda of the library or by the pool; experience the Sri Lankan brand of ‘rice and curry’ along with other local delicacies in the traditional gardens and romance over a dinner set for two in which the hotel can make specialty dining arrangements for you. The hotel’s two restaurant ‘Arva’ and ‘Nama’ offer cuisines from around the world making your stay extra exciting.
Indulge in extreme wellness at the Baths, a spa that reflects to the colonial years where it was tradition to use water as healing for the mind and body. Encompassing five treatment rooms, the spa offers a multitude of therapies, massages, body treatments, body wraps and scrubs all of which can be personalised for you with the consultation and guidance of an in-house Ayurvedic doctor who would also give advice on diet options that would be appropriate for you. There are two hydrotherapy suites that consist of hot and cold water plunge pools, steam rooms and saunas completed with a yoga pavilion which conduct the practice in the mornings every day.
Relax with a lengthy swim in the 21 metre long pool which is lined with sun beds where one can soak up rays of the sun, unwinding into sheer relaxation. Poolside refreshments and drinks are provided on request.
Bask in a stay of supreme luxury and comfort at Amangalla and explore the charming town of Galle; encounter the Galle fort experience which includes strolls along the ramparts and visits to all the main popular sites; visit the Habaraduwa Turtle hatchery where you can see beautiful species of turtles; visit the Galle harbour which once served as a major seaport; experience the popular beach of Unawatuna and enjoyn diving and snorkelling among the reef or visit Japanese peace pagoda at Rumassala; spot a whale in Mirissa which is one of the world’s popular whale watching destinations; see majestic stilt fishermen poised in action waiting for their daily catch and much more. For more information on excursions and activities please do refer the pages of Things to do in Galle and Things to do in the South coast.
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