At a Glance
- Former merchant’s house renovated to stunning town house hotel
- 18 bedrooms and suites
- Fantastic location in the Fort
- Church Street Social offering innovative and creative cuisine
- Z Spa for some pampering after a hard day’s shopping and sightseeing
- A collection of hand picked experiences to make the most of the local area
This stunning property opened its doors in early 2016 and has already been highly acclaimed and featured on the Conde Nast Hot List. Loving restored by its owners, the Fort Bazaar is focused on style and design without compromising on quality and service which are outstanding. The 15 rooms are located around the courtyard, some coming with private balconies and interconnecting doors and all with cool and contemporary interiors whilst still reflecting the heritage of this historic building. The 3 suites are upstairs at the front of the property and are huge with high ceilings and private balconies overlooking the rooftops of the Fort and on to the Indian Ocean. Church Street Social offers not only delicious dining with middle eastern, Asian and western cuisine but one of the only places to dine or drink with A/C in the fort.. a bonus as it can get hot in Galle! Like its sister property the Wallawwa, the Fort Bazaar also has a Z Spa providing pampering treatments if you want to relax or the wonderful staff are on hand to recommend a selection of experiences ranging from whale watching to bike rides through the paddy fields and private guided tours of Galle Fort.
Millis Potter Insight
Although there are plenty of accommodation options in and around Galle Fort, the Fort Bazaar really is a welcome breath of fresh air. Lovingly restored with a serious focus on design and style whilst still remaining welcoming and comfortable – supreme bedding ensures a great night’s sleep – it is great value for money and above all else incredibly welcoming. Staying in the Fort is a great idea for a few nights so you can really absorb the fascinating history of the area, take your time exploring the streets with its amazing architecture and now increasing number of boutiques. Church Street Social offers some of the best dining in the area with contemporary twists to classic dishes and the breakfasts are delicious and very generous! With the many different room types, the Fort Bazaar is great for all ages and children are well catered for. If you are looking for a beautifully designed property with high levels of attention to detail, friendly service where nothing is too much trouble and an unbeatable location whilst you explore the Fort then this could be the place for you.