Amangalla, Sri Lanka
A refreshing luxury hotel to rest, relax and rejuvenate.
Overflowing with colonial landmarks, in the heart of a 17th century Dutch fort, rests a peaceful, luxurious and immaculately restored historic hotel, Amangalla.
The Amangalla suites are decorated in tasteful colonial style with glorious antiques, from Para Mara four-poster beds to pettagama chests, and high quality reproductions on polished Burma teak floorboards that shine on after 300 years. The Amangalla bedrooms, chambers and suites offer a variety of views from Galle Fort itself to the hotel's mature gardens. The Amangalla bathrooms are in hardwood and white, genteel and comfortable, with an ample armoire, twin vanities beneath large wooden mirrors, free-standing bathtubs and shower rooms. The two-storey Amangalla Garden House, situated within the lush frangipani scented gardens, is filtered with natural sunlight and features a collection of the original antiques.
Amangalla's large swimming pool, surrounded by palms, is centred within the resort's established gardens; a cool respite from exploring, the pool courtyard has several wooden sun loungers and five serene shaded ambalamas, or rest pavilions. This luxury hotel also offers remedial pleasures from 'The Baths', the Amangalla's relaxing, holistic, and traditionally inspired Spa, which creates bespoke programmes for guests, while hydrotherapy pools, saunas, steam rooms and a cold plunge pool, provide a sanctum for whole body rejuvenation.