In a Nutshell

Amangalla is the most exclusive and prestigious hotel in Galle offering excellent service and the highest level of accommodation.

At a Glance

  • The original building dates from 1684, the most historic building in Galle Fort
  • 30 bedrooms and suites
  • Fantastic location on Church Street
  • Afternoon tea on the verandah is a must
  • Beautiful pool area in a courtyard surrounded by mature gardens
  • The Baths spa offers Ayurvedic treatments, hydrotherapy suites and yoga
  • Personal butlers to enhance your stay and act as a private guide on a wealth of local experiences
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The Detail

Amangalla opened in 2004 but the building has a much longer tradition in the Fort. For 140 years it stood as the New Oriental Hotel and has stood the test of time and seen a lot of important historical events occur around it. The building was beautifully renovated in the traditional colonial style and the 30 bedrooms and suites are stunningly designed. Walking up the steps and through the arches into the main lobby allows you to step back in time whilst still having every modern comfort and high levels of service available to you. Your room comes with a butler to look after every aspect of your stay and to be your personal guide when out exploring the area on one of the many unique and exclusively Aman tours, from whale watching on a private boat to a roti making cooking class in a private house in the nearby paddy fields. Afternoon tea on the verandah is just one of the amazing dining experiences on offer and the brunch is also not to be missed. The world class spa includes hydrotherapy suites, Ayurvedic treatements and only the best therapists to ensure ultimate pampering and relaxation.

Millis Potter Insight

For all those Aman junkies out there, Amangalla is of course the place to stay whilst exploring fascinating Galle Fort. The unrivalled levels of accommodation, beautiful restored historical building and attention to detail as well as the highest levels of service make it the hotel of choice for those used to other Amans around the world. Whilst sipping on an evening cocktail on the verandah at its elevated position at the top of Church Street, you can really soak in the refined and elegant atmosphere of days gone by in the traditional surroundings. The staff are wonderful and many have been here since the doors opened in 2004, with excellent local knowledge and always happy to help their guests. If you want to explore the local area, you will be accompanied by a personal butler who knows the best places to visit and how to make the most out of your stay. After a day’s exploring  Galle, the spa and the pool area – in a secluded part towards the back of the large hotel grounds – are the ideal place to unwind and to experience some of the best treatments in Sri Lanka.

Amangalla Itineraries

Travel is all about those unique and special moments which make you smile. Our aim is simple: to offer exceptionally unique and innovative itineraries that are totally personalised around you.

Sri Lanka’s Tea Hills and Palm-fringed beaches

Negombo - Hill Country - Galle - Tangalle  

This journey to Sri Lanka combines the tea country with a stay on Sri Lanka’s south coast, more of a relaxing holiday than immersive tour, a way to sit-back and relax and simply enjoy the destination.

14 days from £5528 p. p.

A Tour of Colonial Sri Lanka

Colombo - Kandy - Hill Country - Galle  

Delve into Sri Lanka’s colonial past, exploring the Portuguese, Dutch and British influences that have helped shape modern Sri Lanka.

  £3780 p. p.

Classic Sri Lanka

Negombo - Cultural Triangle - Kandy - Tea Country - Yala - Galle - Bentota  

This classic private tour of Sri Lanka takes in all the major highlights from the stunning cultural heritage of the north, the tea country, wildlife and laid-back beaches in the south.

13 days from £2595 p. p.


Travel is all about those unique and special moments which make you smile. Our aim is simple: to offer exceptionally unique and innovative itineraries that are totally personalised around you.