A restored luxury Fort villa within the old Dutch Galle Fort with charming courtyard and pool. The house has recently been fully refurbished/painted and is really quite amazing. Sleeps 6 in 3 double bedrooms with a further room containing 2 bunks, (small)adult size. This is an ideal romantic hideaway for honeymooners or for enjoyment by families with children who can safely explore The Fort surrounded by the Indian Ocean. Nearby, a short tuk-tuk ride away is Unawatuna voted the prettiest bay in the World with some great restaurants right on the sandy beach and safe swimming, snorkelling, night life, disco. Diving can be organised from here. Surfing at Marissa and Hikkaduwa. There is a cricket ground at Galle. Airport transfers and Kandy tours available. The Fort was untouched by the 2004 tsunami. Two daily staff are provided in the rate - one who is an excellent cook. Continental type breakfast is included in the rate. Restaurants in The Fort: Galle Fort Hotel, Amangalla and Spa, The Rampart Hotel, The Fort Printers, Pedlar's Inn Café.
This is a fabulous hideaway for honeymooners. We had a wonderful time in this lovely Villa which is spotless and well equipped. The pool is wonderful and the roof terrace is a great place for an evening drink and dinner after the heat of the day disappears. There is loads to see and do in The Fort - we found a lovely old gem shop (it is said that Galle is where King Soloman obtained his gems) and had a stunning gold ring designed and made very cheaply. Take lunch and a drink on the terrace of the Galle Fort Hotel and watch the world leisurely pass by. For a really good beach and swimming, Unawatuna - 5 minutes in a three wheeler from outside the Villa, is a must. Try garlic prawns or the lobster at the Banana Garden Restaurant. Cheap and fabulous. The sea comes within 3 metres of your table. We will be back for our first anniversary! Natashia and Charles, London EC1,UK
If ever these is a case of the pictures not doing a house justice this is one. The house is stunning, large, spacious and beautifully decorated.
We spent a week at the Malabar House and we could not have hoped for more. Galle Fort is an amazing place to stay and Malabar House is in heart of it, seconds away from everywhere.
The staff were incredible and nothing was too much bother and the cooking was some of the best I have had in Sri Lanka.
We highly recommend a stay at Malabar House.
Just had a fantastic stay in beautiful Malabar House. It is situated right within the bustling streets of the fort but as soon as you step through the doors the bustle disappears and you find yourself in your own calm little haven. The whole house is beautifully decorated and having the pool to cool down in was a real bonus. I have to also mention the wonderful staff - nothing was too much trouble - from serving an afternoon cup of tea and cake to giving an impromptu dahl cooking lesson! Ramya's cooking was some of the best I had in Sri Lanka and sitting down to her meals in the evening was a great end to the day.
I really cannot recommend this lovely villa highly enough - a truly memorable stay.
We stayed 5 nights in the stunning Malabar House, and every single day was incredibly relaxing and stress free. The house is very tastefully decorated in true Galle Fort style, it is spacious, bright and airy... we loved it! The staff there were very friendly and helpful during are stay, which made the whole experience hassle free. The food was delicious, the location perfect, needless to say we would love to visit this house again! I strongly recommend this house for both couples and families.
Malabar House is stunning. Perfectly located within Galle Fort, it is luxurious and comfortable. The house is beautifully decorated throughout and staffed by friendly and helpful locals. Delicious food! A wonderful place to stay. I would love to go back. We were torn between exploring around the Fort and just staying in the house as it felt like nowhere could beat it!
Sri Lanka, near Unwatuna, south coast. Galle Fort boasts of a long history stretching back centuries, even before the Portuguese, Dutch and British Colonial days. Today it is home to the historic 90 acre preserved Dutch Fort, declared an archaeological reserve by the UN since 1969. This walled city is the slow beating heart of Galle, bearing witness to its past through the near crumbling architecture of grand old buildings, street names and Dutch churches. Galle is the only place in Sri Lanka that still retains an old world atmosphere. The sounds of Galle are the call to prayer from Mosques, Pali chants from Buddhist temples, fish sellers and tinkers hawking their wares on Main Street. Its fine old colonial mansions, Galle Fort Hotel, Ammangalle, and Lighthouse Hotel nearby make Galle Fort a hauntingly beautiful escape into the past. Enter through the 'old' Dutch Gate or the 'new' English one. The Villa is close to the Ramparts and small beaches that are great for a morning dip.
Other Activities: Yala National Park, snake farm, turtle hatchery, folk museum
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*****Christmas/New Year 2014: 19 December to 6 January - Rental rate is USD 600 per night. 2 weeks minimum stay during this period.
Filtered water is supplied.
Airport transfer available if required in air conditioned vehicle. Tours also arranged: Yala National Park, Turtle Hatchery, Snake Farm, The Cultural Triangle, elephant orphanage, tea country, mountains and waterfalls and much much more.