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The Fort Bazaar

Galle, Sri Lanka

The Fort Bazaar in Sri Lanka's historic Galle Fort is the newest luxury boutique property within this UNESCO World Heritage Site. With just 18 rooms, the hotel has an intimate feel, while boasting excellent facilities including a cinema and a spa.

At a Glance

  • Sister property of the delightful Wallawwa

  • Boutique property with just 18 rooms & suites

  • Located within the heart of the Galle Fort

  • Family suites available when Bazaar & Banyan Rooms interconnect

Couples, Culture, Honeymoon, Family

Insider's View

Just a 20 minute tuk tuk ride away is sister property, The Beach Club. Make the trip for a pool with beach views.

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Insider's View

Tired after a long day? Head down to the Z Spa for a massage

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Insider's View

Bored of Sri Lanka dishes try the Moroccan Tagine for dinner

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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to The Fort Bazaar or take a look at our itineraries to South Coast


The Fort Bazaar is a stylish boutique hotel nestled amongst the many beautiful heritage buildings, boutique shops and excellent restaurants that line well-known Church Street.

Having opened in January 2016, The Fort Bazaar is the long-awaited sister hotel of The Wallawwa near Colombo. Guests can expect the same renowned service and charm here with a distinctly Moorish feel. The hotel's design mixes the vibrant history and character of Galle with a modern and chic décor.

The hotel is located a stone's throw away from all of Galle's top highlights. Tour Galle Fort’s atmospheric streets seeking out historic sights. For cricket fans, there's Galle’s international test cricket ground or alternatively take a tour of the area's boutique shops or visit the nearby beaches for a surf or a swim.

Return at the end of a busy day sight-seeing to sip on vibrant cocktails in the picturesque courtyard and indulge on a gourmet feast at the The Church Street Social overseen by Executive Chef Neal Giles.


Modern yet chic, all the rooms at The Fort Bazaar include en suite shower rooms and look out onto the alfresco courtyard. There are four different room categories to choose from.

Bazaar Bedroom

Measuring 35 meters sq. the Bazaar Room is a beautifully designed bedroom with high ceilings overlooking the central courtyard.

Banyan Bedroom

Measuring 32 meters sq. the Banyan Bedrooms feature high ceilings and a private terrace or verandah.

Upper Suite

Measuring 75 mewtres sq. the Upper Suite offers fantastic views over Galle Fort to the Indian Ocean from the private balcony.

Upper Family Suite

Ideal for families this suite measures 100 meters sq. allowing space for two bedrooms for families. With a large private verandah, sit back and enjoy views over Galle Fort and the Indian Ocean


Families are warmly welcomed at The Fort Bazaar with both interconnecting rooms and the Upper Family Suite available.


Facilities at The Fort Bazaar include a library, and idyllic spa. The hotel's restaurant and bar are open daily, The Church Street Social a must during your stay. Renowned for its eclectic mix of local and Western dishes favorites include the slow-cooked lamb and sumptuous sharing platters. There is also a beautiful courtyard to enjoy a cocktail or two in the evening or provides a lovely spot to while away the afternoon with a good book.


There is plenty to keep everyone entertained in Galle. The hotel is centrally located, making it easy to go on a tour of the Fort, visit the cafés, boutique shops and dine in some of the best restaurants around. For something more active, opt for a bicycle ride around the local area which can be arranged for a sunny afternoon.

Location & Directions

Galle, Sri Lanka

The Fort Bazaar is set in Galle's historic fort, a Unesco World Heritage site, about 3-4 hours from Colombo in Sri Lanka.

When to go

From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half. The southwest has the highest rainfall – up to 4000mm a year. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C. The sea stays at around 27°C all year. Climatically speaking, the driest (and best) seasons in Sri Lanka are from December to March for the west and south coasts.

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