Amangalla Sri Lanka
With its original polished teak floors, antique furniture and 19th-century artifacts dating from the building’s former life as the New Oriental Hotel, a bygone era is kept elegantly intact, allowing guests an atmospheric insight into the many chapters of the storied citadel on Amangalla’s doorstep.
Once Sri Lanka’s largest stronghold, Galle fort is a Unesco World Heritage Site famed for its colonial architecture dating back to the 17th century. Amangalla is around 2.5 hours’ drive from Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Sri Lanka’s main airport, 30 kilometres north of Colombo. Seaplanes fly daily from Colombo to Koggala, a 25-minute drive from Amangalla. Helicopter flights from BIA to Galle take an hour.