Yara Galle Fort

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Duplex Suite | 1 bedroom, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Superior Double Room, Non Smoking | 1 bedroom, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
32-inch LED TV with cable channels, TV
Superior Double Room, Non Smoking | 1 bedroom, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished

Overview of Yara Galle Fort

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Yara Galle Fort

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel in Galle with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.6/10 Exceptional

54 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Bar
40 Middle St, Galle, SP, 80000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Fort Galle

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 108 min drive
  • Midigama Railway Station - 24 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service

About this property

Yara Galle Fort

3.5-star hotel in the heart of Fort Galle, rejuvenated in 2018
You can look forward to an airport pick-up service, a free daily manager's reception, and a rooftop terrace at Yara Galle Fort. In addition to a coffee shop/cafe and a garden, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Free self parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), multilingual staff, and concierge services
  • Barbecue grills, tour/ticket assistance, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Yara Galle Fort include perks such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • 32-inch LED TVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, free infant beds, and electric kettles


Arabic, English, German, Hindi, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 12:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance 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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking within 1640 ft
  • Street parking available


  • Airport pickup on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach access


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1588
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge


  • Arabic
  • English
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Paper towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

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 90 per vehicle. Maximum occupancy 2
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-in between 12:30 PM and 10:00 PM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 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.

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

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Yara Galle Fort Hotel
Yara Fort Hotel
Yara Fort
Yara Galle Fort Hotel
Yara Galle Fort Galle
Yara Galle Fort Hotel Galle

Frequently asked questions

Does Yara Galle Fort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Yara Galle Fort 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Yara Galle Fort?
As of 2 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Yara Galle Fort on 3 Oct 2022 start from CA $162, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Yara Galle Fort?
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.
Are pets allowed at Yara Galle Fort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Yara Galle Fort?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Yara Galle Fort?
Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is USD 90 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Yara Galle Fort?
You can check in from 12:30 PM - 10:30 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Yara Galle Fort and nearby?
Yara Galle Fort has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Yara Galle Fort?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from September 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Pedlar's Inn Cafe (4-min walk), The Heritage Cafe (5-min walk), and Church Street Social (5-min walk).
What's the area around Yara Galle Fort like?
Yara Galle Fort is a short 1-minute walk from Galle Lighthouse and 3 minutes' walk from Galle Fort. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Beach vibes in a fort
Nice clean stay. Very modern and nice walkable distance to everything in Galle fort!
1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A very comfortable and stylish hotel a short walk from the busiest streets in Fort Galle. Helpful staff and a delicious Sri Lankan breakfast with nice touches such as fruits in the room and cooling towels on arrival made this an excellent place tonstay.
Susan, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Recommended hotel in Galle Fort
Would recommend a stay here for those looking for a hotel in Galle Fort. The premises is in excellent condition and the rooms are very spacious and new. The layout of the hotel could be better—the restaurant is in the front but the kitchen is all the way in the back, and air does not circulate too well in the patio. Otherwise this place is a very nice option with excellent service, beautiful premises, and a good value.
3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good upper range choice
We chose the Yara Galle Fort as an alternative to the higher priced hotels in the Fort area like Galle Fort Hotel. The room and the hotel overall was spotless and nicely decorated. Staff were helpful and friendly without being pushy. If we were to return to Galle we would definitely book here again.
Brian, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Yara Galle Fort is a lovely little place off of the main touristy areas of Galle. There is a small garden on the interior where you can sit and read or take meals. The meals that I had were good. From the location you can easily access the ramparts on the western side of the fort. There are two rooms adjacent to the restaurant and lobby that can be a bit loud but otherwise it is quite comfortable.
Brandon, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel, stay for the breakfast
Beautiful boutique hotel. Perfect location in the fort but quiet. Clean and well appointed rooms with comfy beds and nice showers to cool off after a day of wandering. The breakfast was amazing, I wish I could have it again! Staff were friendly and helpful. Was only there for a night, but no issues and would absolutely return.
Kaley, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fatema, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I had an awesome stay at Yara. The room, bed and bathroom were awesome and the people at the hote were amazing. From the time I arrived until I left they made sure that I was comfortable including specially preparing breakfast for me. Thank you Smith, Rizan and Lukkhana. Hope I got your names right. The location of the hotel was not far from the main entrance so getting in and going out were easy. I got in, dropped off my luggage and took a stroll to the rest of the fort area.
Prashand, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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