Fort Bazaar

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Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of Fort Bazaar

UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge

Fort Bazaar

4.5 star property
Luxury hotel in Fort Galle with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.6/10 Exceptional

51 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
  • Spa
26 Church Street, Galle Fort, Galle, 80000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • UNESCO Sustainable Property
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
For families
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Fort Galle

Getting around

  • Midigama Railway Station - 25 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Fort Bazaar

Fort Bazaar offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 135 per vehicle one-way. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials or manicures and pedicures. A bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden are other highlights at this luxurious hotel. The helpful staff and sightseeing get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 2:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • This is a designated quarantine hotel. The property can only accept bookings from travellers who are required to quarantine (i.e. international travellers). You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This is a designated quarantine hotel. The property can only accept bookings from travellers who are required to quarantine (i.e. international travellers). You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
  • This is a certified Sri Lanka Tourism Level 1 property. Sri Lanka Tourism Level 1 is a health and safety certification issued by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body treatments and manicures and pedicures.


Church Street Social – This bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 135 per vehicle (one-way. Maximum occupancy 2)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Fort Bazaar House Galle
Fort Bazaar House
Fort Bazaar Galle
Fort Bazaar Hotel Galle
Fort Bazaar Hotel
Fort Bazaar Hotel
Fort Bazaar Galle
Fort Bazaar Hotel Galle

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10/10 Exceptional

This is a beautifully restored boutique hotel in the centre of the walled city. The restaurant was amazing and the additional touches like complimentary afternoon tea and happy hour drinks made it hard to leave! The manager deserves special attention for his personal attention. We are very grateful to him for organising our pre-departure PCR tests and making everything easy. Thank you! We cannot recommend this place highly enough.
Heather Anne, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Spoilt and Pampered at Fort Bazaar
The Fort Bazaar Hotel is superbly located on one of the main little roads of Galle Fort ! It is a heritage property but recently done up maintaining the integrity of the old style they have modernised it to be contemporary ! The ambience is just beautiful but what made our stay exceptional were the very welcoming staff that always had a smile - were jovial and happy and made you feel so special that they left a lasting impression! A special mention has to be made of Thuan at reception who went out of his way to organise an external hair stylist for my mom and me so we didn’t have to leave Galle Fort searching for a salon ! The bar - restaurant at Fort Bazaar is particularly nice , relaxed, chilled out with exceptionally nice staff like Manoj who took super care of us and the manager Mendes ! Our short 2 night stay could have been longer and left us wanting more ! We will definitely be back to stay here with such warm hospitality and lovely people !
Nishita, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Attention to detail was paramount and staff were all amazing
3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautifully designed hotel, which captures the essence of Galle's colonial past. Minimalist yet cosy interior to the bedroom, which utlised the high ceilings and open space extremely well. The library area upstairs was particularly serene and a welcome retreat after walking around in the heat. The breakfast was absolutely superb - Hoppers Florentine was delicious.
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The hotel is wonderfully located; right in the middle of the fort complex. Rooms were on the small side but nicely decorated and thoughtful layout. Our checkin was very slow with little explanation for delays but in fairness it was on a Sunday and I don’t think it was the regular staff.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautifully restored property in the fort area. The hotel is in s great location and staff are friendly, helpful and want to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Rooms are fresh, modern and well equipped.
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

this property is a true oasis, a real gem. meticulous finishing, great common areas that you can actually enjoy relaxing. the restaurant serves incredible breakfast included in our rate. No alcohol as yet, however bring your own, they even chilled and served our bottle of prosecco
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stunning property within the fort. Very classy. It does not get better and in fact is much better than the other more expensive hotel in the Fort. You will not be disappointed
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel in Galle
Good location inside walls of the fort. Attractive historic hotel. Still working to get liquor license. Also, access to pool is offsite, but we didn't feel need to use pool anyway.
Judith, 1-night romance trip
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