The Fort Printers

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Overview of The Fort Printers

The Fort Printers

4.5 star property
Luxury hotel in Fort Galle with outdoor pool and restaurant

9.6/10 Exceptional

96 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
39 Pedlar Street, Galle, 80000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Fort Galle

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 109 min drive
  • Midigama Railway Station - 26 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Fort Printers

4.5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Fort Galle
Take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a poolside bar, and a terrace at The Fort Printers. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), an area shuttle, and a front desk safe
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, free newspapers, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the breakfast and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at The Fort Printers have thoughtful touches such as laptop-compatible safes and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and minibars.
Other amenities include:
  • Coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans, and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 for adults and USD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 120 per vehicle (one way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 50.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

The 65 Pedlar Street Suite room categories are not located at the main building.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does The Fort Printers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Fort Printers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Fort Printers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Fort Printers?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Fort Printers?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Fort Printers?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Fort Printers?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 120 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Fort Printers?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Fort Printers and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Fort Printers?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include A minute by tuk tuk (3-min walk), The Tuna & The Crab (3-min walk), and Cafe Hula Hula (3-min walk).
What's the area around The Fort Printers like?
The Fort Printers is a short 3-minute walk from Galle Fort and 4 minutes' walk from Galle Lighthouse.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Jason, 3-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I don't know where to begin when everything about The Fort Printer exceeded expectations...and I already had high expectations. If you're considering this hotel you're probably looking at the property and I can assure you that it's every bit as beautiful as it appears in the photographs. On top of that, the service is unparalleled in Sri Lanka. The staff are personable, friendly and attentive. The food and options for dining are fantastic. I enjoyed my a la carte dinner of Lobster curry, and the Sri Lankan breakfast was wonderful as well. The Fort Printers is well located within the Galle fort with clothing and tricket shops close by, as well as other fine dining establishments like The Merchant and Pedlar's Cafe. The ramparts are a short walk in either direction of the hotel. Book a stay here. You won't regret it!
Eshanie, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

No fridge nor TV in my room,room door not wery secure. Food excellent.
Marko, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Eva, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The Fort Printers in Galle
The Fort Printers was totally renovated during the pandemic. The public spaces are tastefully appointed and the room was nice (polished concrete floors and walls and minimalist furnishings). We’d liked the hotel although the food was just ok, especially for the price. We’d been traveling in Sri Lanka for a month and generally had better food elsewhere but overall a pleasant stay.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is an excellent, stylish boutique hotel located right in the heart of the fort. Great shopping all around, very friendly and helpful hotel staff, quality and charming restaurant for dinner as well as a high end a la carte breakfast that was included. The property is very well decorated and the staff went out of their way to make the stay enjoyable. They even organized us a PCR test to come to the lobby and take care of it for us prior to our flight so we didn't have to go to the hospital.
Dmitriy, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Definitely book here!
One of the coolest hotels I’ve ever stayed at. Absolutely beautiful!
Radiant, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing surprise. Great service a lot of character and a real gem. Also super for kids.
Eduardo, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The best in this part of the world
The best place Iv stayed at the food was amazing and the staff were really friendly and very helpful
CHANDRU KUMAR, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Timothy, 3-night trip
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