The Fort Printers is an elegant private hotel situated in the heart of Galle Fort. Originally an 18th century mansion, the house used to serve as a college, and then a traditional printing company; hence the name Fort Printers. It initially comprised of 5 suites, but now offers a total of 13 suites with the addition of two heritage villas in 2013
History, Geography and Arts: Located on the first floor, these suites benefit from high ceilings, lovely views and en-suite bathrooms with a copper shower room and celadon-tiled floor.
The Prefect’s Suite: is located on the ground floor in the frangipani courtyard besides the pool and is the most private. This 560 ft room has an outside sitting area and a spacious bathroom with a separate shower room and an antique bath tub.
Pedlar Suites & Church Suites: 54 Pedlar Street consists of 3 suites, whilst 41 Church Street has 5 suites, all ranging from 300-400 sq ft in size. Although these suites are a part of The Fort Printers, they have a feel of a private residence with luxurious four-poster beds, a sofa-bed/chaise lounge, elegant contemporary bathrooms and antique bath tubs. The two villas have a private sitting room with a mini library, an iPod station, guest kitchen with a fully stocked fridge and tea and espresso facilities, as well as a private dining area.
Each of the villas may be booked for exclusive use or as separate suites.
The Fort Printers offers an excellent cuisine with no set menu – the chefs plan daily meals based on guests’ preferences, with an imaginative menu made using fresh seafood and organic local produce. The chefs specialise in Mediterranean inspired cuisine, along with traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry. As seafood is aplenty here, sashimi, grilled or seared tuna, prawns, lobster and other fish dishes are to be expected. Guests can eat in the grand dining room which occupies the entire length of the mansion, or the frangipani courtyard that overlooks the narrow lap pool. Breakfast typically includes fresh fruits, juices, cereals, eggs, breads, pancakes and Sri Lankan hoppers if you prefer. Lunch is usually a light and breezy affair, with fresh salads, grilled tuna, gourmet burgers and open sandwiches. Dinner is often more lavish with grilled lobster, prawns, grilled lamb cutlets, lobster, fish curries and more. Tea, coffee, juice and soft drinks are available throughout the day, along with a small selection of wines and spirits.
Recreational activities include:
Swimming Pool: The open air frangipani courtyard at the rear of the property is home to a cosy swimming pool, which is perfect for cooling down and relaxing, with turquoise blue water.
Poolside Bar: Guests can enjoy a drink at the poolside bar amidst an intimate atmosphere.
Drawing Room: This is an ideal common area to relax with a book during the day or have evening drinks. Its high ceilings and deep sofas are relaxing and open onto the outside gallery, which allows views of the bustling street, whilst preserving the privacy of the villa.
Library: The library is furnished with comfortable sofas and colorful cushions and contains a wide selection of books, magazines, DVD library, CDs and player.