39 Galle Fort

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No.39 Galle Fort, an atmospheric three-bedroom Dutch colonial townhouse, sits at the heart of Galle’s magnificent 17th century colonial fortress, on Sri Lanka’s south-western coast. Redolent of the colonial era, the villa’s capacious size, graceful period features and striking custom-made furnishings paint a picture of the past whilst its well-appointed bedrooms, comfortable lounges and modern facilities lavish it with every essential mod con. Ideal for families and groups of friends looking to stay right in the heart of this historic site, this staffed heritage house is mere footsteps away from the fort’s landmarks, eateries and boutiques.

No. 39 is located mid-way along Lighthouse Street, in historic Galle Fort, just 150 metres from the grass-topped western-facing ramparts and a further 200 metres from the town’s famous international test cricket stadium. The fort is a world heritage site and dates back over 400 years; a walk along its narrow cobbled streets reveals the fascinating hybrid architecture of three colonial eras – fretwork-fringed and pillarred Dutch abodes, British-era monuments, ochre-hued spice warehouses and interesting museums showcasing the fort’s rich history. There are many restaurants and cafes, as well as boutiques selling handicrafts, delicate lacework, glittering gems and other evocative souvenirs. Within 15 kilometres are a selection of mesmerising beaches, tranquil lagoons and historic temples.

  • Expansive, open-plan, fan-cooled living space with lounge area and elegant teak dining table for 10

  • Fan-cooled mezzanine snug with daybeds, a 32-inch flat-screen TV and DVD player

  • Refined reading room with twin rattan loungers and a ceiling fan

  • Courtyard garden laid to lawn and edged by palms, torch ginger and floral vines

  • Semi-alfresco veranda with daybed and planters chairs overlooking the garden

Key Amenities

Master Room

  • Privately situated on the first floor of the house

  • King-sized four-poster bed, Dutch almirah and side tables

  • Folding doors onto private balcony with garden and rooftop views

  • Modern ensuite bathroom finished in terrazzo


  • Second Bedroom

  • Located on the ground floor of the house

  • King-sized four-poster bed, Dutch almirah and side tables

  • Folding doors onto private terrace with garden/courtyard views

  • Terrazzo-finished modern ensuite bathroom


  • Third Bedroom

  • Situated on the ground floor, just off the living room

  • Antique queen-size bed and matching antique cupboard

  • Views of Lighthouse Street beyond wide folding windows

  • Tiled galley-style bathroom with shower



• Daily breakfast
• Welcome drink
• Taxes and service charges are included in the rate
• Personal service by the villa staff including full time manager, housekeeper, cooks, security

• Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed facilities


  • Babysitter (Extra)

  • Chef/Cook (All meals)

  • Housekeeping (Full time)

  • Manager (Restricted hrs)

  • Masseuse/Spa Therapist (Extra)

  • Service Staff

  • Shopper (Extra)

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