Amangalla Galle Fort, Sri Lanka The historic property is managed by Aman, the world’s most exclusive hotel brand. It is a nourrir from Sri Lanka’s main airport Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) is located 30 km (18 mi) north of Colombo. Amangalla is a 2 hour drive. Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) is I. The hotel provides transfers to/from the airport. Cold towels and snacks are offered during the comfortable journey. The hotel provides transfers to/from the ai. Ayubowan Greetings and welcome to the start of your journey to Amangalla.. Wifi is available during your journey but please be aware that in some areas you will encounter a weak connection.. Amangalla is accessible by road and as such you are about to commence approximately two hours drive to the resort.
Amangalla Galle Fort, Sri Lanka Photo Gallery
Amangalla is located in historical Galle Fort, a 400 Years old Unesco World Heritage Site in the Southern coast in Sri Lanka. For more information about the resort, we have the Amangalla directory and the spa menu placed in the vehicle.. We have provided mobile phones for vehicles to use and communicate between the resort and the vehicle , in case you would like to be in contact with us during your journey to Amangalla. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience, we are very much looking forward to meeting you on arrival in Amangalla.. Amangalla welcome letter. WiFi is available during the journey.
Niroshan untuk Front Office Manager. Ayubowan! Greetings and welcome to the start of your journey to Amangalla.. We have provided mobile phones for vehicles to use and communicate between the resort and the vehicle , in case you would like to be in contact with us during. opportunity to thank you for your patience, we are meeting you on arrival, in Amangalla.. Colombo and Galle are linked by highway. The last part of the journey takes you along a boulevard besides the Indian Ocean. The ultra-luxe hotel is located within the ramparts of Galle’s historic fort. Arrival at Amangalla Galle Fort is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
The site is famous for its colonial architecture dating back to the 17th century. Amangalla is located beside a library and church. The library was established in 1831 and is the oldest public library in Sri Lanka. The church was built by the Dutch in 1755 It is one of the oldest Protestant churches still in use in the country. It occupies a magnificent 17th century Dutch colonial building. The hotel rises grand and serene off a cobbled. Lei’s tour in public areas. Entering the beautiful hotel is like going back in time to a bygone era. Access to the property is via a shuttered veranda. The magnificent floor is decked with Victorian, Inverlochy patterned tiles.
I’ll have dinner and breakfast here at the end of this post. The chic veranda is the best spot in the fort for lattes & people watching. The veranda leads to the Great Hall or Zaal. Zaal is the Dutch term for hall and a testimony to the hotel’s Dutch colonial legacy. Mahogany dining tables and teak floors give the restaurant a sense of time and place. An indoor dining venue is located beside the Zaal. The Zaal has an elegant colonial feel. It features high ceilings, overhead fans, antique chandeliers, and rattan tub chairs.
Let’s delve into the property’s history. The complex was built in 1684 as the headquarters of the Dutch commanders & their staff. The property was named the ‘New Orient Hotel’ and a legend was born. The New Orient Hotel catered to European travelers. Galle was an important anchorage for boats traveling between Europe and Asia. In 2005, the historic property became an Aman. Aman renovated the hotel to its full splendor, adding the highest standard. In 2005, the historic property became an Aman hotel. Aman renovated the hotel to its full splendor, adding the highest standards of luxury. The Aman group named the hotel Amangalla. Aman means “peace” and galla is the Sinhalese name for Galle. This is the reception area Check-in and check-out is done here The Aman The other hotel group manages two properties in Sri Lanka. Amanwella – is a beach resort (I’ll upload a post of Amanwella next week). The Aman group manages two properties in Sri Lanka.
Aman was founded in 1988 by Adrian Zecha. The first Aman retreat was built on Phuket’s west coast and named Amanpuri. are renowned for space and privacy. They are meticulously designed to frame their natural and cultural settings. Aman hotels are renowned for space and privacy. This is Amangalla’s library. The elegant, colonial-style library provides a serene setting for afternoon tea. an addict of the Aman brand. People of my kind like to call themselves ‘Aman junkies’. Aman junkies are not always ultra-wealthy people. I would rather spend my money on 2 nights in an Aman hotel than 2 weeks in another hotel. Celebrities are huge fans of Aman. Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Novak. The Aman brand rarely advertises. Guests’ word of mouth, fame and myth lure the most di.
Aman does not compromise on exclusivity. You cannot book Aman hotels other than on the Aman website or via luxury travel agents. A few more impressions of the library & public areas. Amangalla is decorated with memorabilia from the archives of the New Oriental Hotel. I stayed in this corner room during my visit Room category: veranda chamber. Let’s first have a look at the bathroom. The vintage-style sinks and free-standing bathtub fit well within the colonial theme. Tip: get free VIP amenities at Amangalla via Virtuoso:. Room upgrade, daily breakfast, one a la carte lunch (link below the post). The bathroom features a tiled shower cabin. Toiletries are Aman branded. The bathroom features a tiled shower cabin Toiletries are Aman branded . The gorgeous room is very spacious.
It features a four poster antique bed, writing desk, dining table and sofa. The sofa can be transformed into an extra bed. Pettagama chests and planter’s chairs add to the colonial ambience. An Aman book is on display in the room. This must be a collector’s item among many Aman junkies. A few more impressions of the room. The polished teak floors are more than 300 years old . This is Amangalla’s stylish pool area. The pool is located within the resort’s lush, tropical gardens. The pool measures 21 m (69 ft) by 10,5 m (34 ft). The pool is flanked by five shaded cabanas and a series of sun lounges. Pool service is provided. A variety of light meals and snacks are available. Have you ever stayed at an Aman hotel?. Share your experience in the comment section.
A few more impressions of the pool area. The pool is a great spot to relax after a day of sightseeing at Galle Fort. Let’s take a stroll through Amangalla’s garden. The high-walled garden is more than 200 years old. A tranquil pavilion is located at the garden’s center This garden pavilion hosts daily yoga and meditation. This small alley hosts the spa facility. Amangalla’s spa is known as The Baths. The spa features a beautiful reception area. The reception gives way to a long ascending arched corridor. Amangalla’s spa features five treatment rooms: They are located along the arched corridor. They are located along the arched corridor. This facility recaptures a bygone era of taking the waters as a restoration for body & mind. The bath area is located next to the spa’s reception. The bath area contains a small number of lockers. They lead to a hydrotherapy and water massage pool, sauna, steam and cold plunge pool. Amangalla has its own Ayurvedic doctor.
Treatments include massages, anointments, reflexology and scrubs. A majestic staircase leads to the sunset balcony on the hotel’s 2nd floor. Let’s return to the lobby. The balcony overlooks the old tiled roofs of the fort. It is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail as the sun dips below the ocean horizon. Time to take a stroll through Galle Fort The fort was built in 1588 by the Portuguese. The site was fortified by the Dutch in the 17th century. Galle Fort reached the height of its development as a trading port in the 18th century. The Dutch lost Galle Fort to the British in 1799. Today, the fort is one of Sri Lanka’s. The old buildings are impeccably restored and stylish. Galle Fort has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988. It’s the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in South and South-East Asia. This is Sri Lanka’s oldest light station. It has a full view of any ships entering Galle harbour. The fort is built on a rocky promontory in the sea. It’s a popular spot for locals to swim in the Indian Ocean and to watch the sunset.