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Main Reef Guest House
Main Reef Guest House
9,0 Excellent
462/1, Galle Road, Wewala, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Sri Lanka
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16,0 km from city centre, Galle 
ExcellentBased on 123 reviews
9,0

Main Reef Guest House is located in Hikkaduwa and provides free Wi-Fi. It also offers 24-hour room service, a coffee bar and an airport shuttle.

Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House
Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House
8,4 Excellent
Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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4,3 km from city centre, Galle 
ExcellentBased on 479 reviews
8,4

Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel Original Dutch Governors House is ideally positioned in peaceful surrounds in Unawatuna, a short drive from Galle and Hikkaduwa. It provides a spa and wellness centre, as well as a kids pool, a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

Thambapanni Retreat
Thambapanni Retreat
8,7 Excellent
Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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4,2 km from city centre, Galle 
ExcellentBased on 235 reviews
8,7

Set within the scenic parkland of Unawatuna, Thambapanni Retreat provides comfortable accommodation and a wide range of facilities, including an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Amari Galle
Amari Galle
8,7 Excellent
523C, Colombo Road, Ginthota, Galle, Sri Lanka
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4,3 km from city centre, Galle 
ExcellentBased on 630 reviews
8,7

Amari Galle Sri Lanka is located in Galle and offers free wireless internet. Guests also have exclusive access to the on-site Breeze Spa and FIT Centre.

Villa Thawthisa
Villa Thawthisa
7,7 Good
Dewala Road, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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3,9 km from city centre, Galle 
GoodBased on 296 reviews
7,7

Villa Thawthisa The Boutique Hotel is ideally placed in a peaceful setting in Unawatuna, just a short car ride from Galle Fort. It also offers free Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and an outdoor pool.

Rockside Cabanas Hotel
Rockside Cabanas Hotel
9,3 Excellent
No. 668 Matara Road, Galle, Sri Lanka
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6,7 km from city centre, Galle 
ExcellentBased on 229 reviews
9,3

Rockside Cabanas Hotel is ideally positioned in peaceful surrounds in Unawatuna, a short car ride from Galle Fort, Galle International Stadium and the National Maritime Museum. It also provides a laundry service and free Wi-Fi.

Rampart View Guest House
Rampart View Guest House
8,1 Excellent
37, Rampart Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
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1,4 km from city centre, Galle 
ExcellentBased on 231 reviews
8,1

Rampart View Guesthouse is located in Galle and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

The Fortress Resort & Spa
The Fortress Resort & Spa
8,9 Excellent
Matara Road, PO Box 126, Habaraduwa, Galle, Sri Lanka
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13,3 km from city centre, Galle 
ExcellentBased on 146 reviews
8,9

Located in Koggala, The Fortress Resort & Spa is within a 5-minute drive of SLAF Koggala and offers a sauna, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool. It provides 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Secret Palace House
Secret Palace House
8,6 Excellent
4/2, New Lane 2, Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
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1,3 km from city centre, Galle 
ExcellentBased on 328 reviews
8,6

Secret Palace Guest house is located in Galle and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

Thaproban Pavilion Resort and Spa
Thaproban Pavilion Resort and Spa
8,9 Excellent
Wella Devala Road, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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4,0 km from city centre, Galle 
ExcellentBased on 214 reviews
8,9

Situated in Unawatuna, Thaproban Pavilion Resort and Spa is a short drive from Galle and provides an outdoor pool, a private beach and free Wi-Fi. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Tips for booking a Galle hotel

Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Galle:R1 944/night
Absolute cheapest price found:R69/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Monday
R431 - R2 912
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R1 061 - R1 627
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Top Rated Galle hotels

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Amari Galle
Amari Galle
8,7 Excellent
523C, Colombo Road, Ginthota, Galle, Sri Lanka
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4,3 km from city centre, Galle 

Amari Galle Sri Lanka is located in Galle and offers free wireless internet. Guests also have exclusive access to the on-site Breeze Spa and FIT Centre.

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Main Reef Guest House
Main Reef Guest House
9,0 Excellent
462/1, Galle Road, Wewala, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Sri Lanka
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16,0 km from city centre, Galle 

Main Reef Guest House is located in Hikkaduwa and provides free Wi-Fi. It also offers 24-hour room service, a coffee bar and an airport shuttle.

Cheapest hotels in Galle, Galle District

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Ravana Ridge Polhena
Ravana Ridge Polhena
7,4 Good
124/A,Beach Road,Polhena,Matara, Galle, Sri Lanka
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35,6 km from city centre,  

Vubu is located in Matara and features free wireless internet. It also provides bicycle rental, 24-hour room service and a tour desk.

R187
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Secret Palace House
Secret Palace House
8,6 Excellent
4/2, New Lane 2, Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
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1,3 km from city centre,  

Secret Palace Guest house is located in Galle and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

R245
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Main Reef Guest House
Main Reef Guest House
9,0 Excellent
462/1, Galle Road, Wewala, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Sri Lanka
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16,0 km from city centre,  

Main Reef Guest House is located in Hikkaduwa and provides free Wi-Fi. It also offers 24-hour room service, a coffee bar and an airport shuttle.

R360
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Beach Haven Guest House (Mrs Wijenayake's Guest House)
Beach Haven Guest House (Mrs Wijenayake's Guest House)
8,8 Excellent
65 Lighthouse St, Galle, Sri Lanka
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1,3 km from city centre,  

This comfortable guest house in Galle offers free wireless internet, as well as an airport shuttle and luggage storage. It is also a short stroll from Galle Lighthouse and Galle Fort, and is close to many of the area's well-known attractions.

R504
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Khalids Guest House Galle
Khalids Guest House Galle
9,0 Excellent
102, Pedlar Street, Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
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1,2 km from city centre,  

Khalid's Guest House provides 3-star accommodation in Galle. It also offers free Wi-Fi, a library and laundry facilities.

R562
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Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House
Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House
8,4 Excellent
Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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4,3 km from city centre,  

Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel Original Dutch Governors House is ideally positioned in peaceful surrounds in Unawatuna, a short drive from Galle and Hikkaduwa. It provides a spa and wellness centre, as well as a kids pool, a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi.

R576
Avg. per night
Rampart View Guest House
Rampart View Guest House
8,1 Excellent
37, Rampart Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
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1,4 km from city centre,  

Rampart View Guesthouse is located in Galle and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

R576
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Mango House
Mango House
9,3 Excellent
3 Leyn Baan Cross Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
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1,1 km from city centre,  

Mango House is set in Galle and is close to local attractions, such as Galle International Stadium. It is also a five-minute walk from Galle Fort, Galle Lighthouse and the National Maritime Museum, and is close to many of the area's attractions.

R591
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Hotel prices in Galle

2 stars or below

R360 - R591

Rampart View Guest House

No. 1 most popular

R576
Avg. per night
Mango House

No. 2 most popular

Mango House
9,3 Excellent
R591
Avg. per night
Main Reef Guest House

Best value

R360
Avg. per night
3 stars

R245 - R1 080

Number One Mirissa

No. 1 most popular

R1 080
Avg. per night
Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House
R576
Avg. per night
Secret Palace House

Best value

Secret Palace House
8,6 Excellent
R245
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

R1 239 - R2 304

Amari Galle

No. 1 most popular

Amari Galle
8,7 Excellent
R1 311
Avg. per night
The Fortress Resort & Spa

No. 2 most popular

R1 944
Avg. per night
Levels Unawatuna

Best value

Levels Unawatuna
8,4 Excellent
R1 239
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Galle

About Galle

Galle is a gem on Sri Lanka’s south-west coast. A living World Heritage Site, this fortified city is known for its exotic old port, grand museums, ancient mosques and imposing Dutch colonial architecture. Amble along its labyrinth of lanes passing by eclectic boutiques, chic cafes and quirky galleries.

Things to do

Fringed by the sparkling Indian Ocean, Galle Fort is located in the heart of the city. Built by the Portuguese in 1588, the fort is a delightful place to explore on foot, home to the whitewashed Meera Mosque, Old Dutch Hospital and Galle Lighthouse. For a greater appreciation of the fort and its hidden secrets, join a 90-minute walking tour and watch the sunset over Flag Rock, the most southerly point of Galle Fort.

Discover the pioneering history of Galle Fort at the National Maritime Museum. Established in 1656, the museum is housed in one of the region’s oldest buildings and showcases artefacts from the Dutch, British and Portuguese eras.

Find a unique souvenir of your time in Sri Lanka amongst Galle’s many antique and handicraft stores. One of the oldest shops in the area, Lihiniya is the perfect place to buy precious gems and handmade jewellery. For a taste of Galle’s fresh produce and fragrant street food, visit the 300-year-old Dutch Market.

Join a yoga class at the Sudharmalaya Temple, a welcoming and peaceful retreat on the western edge of Galle. The whitewashed temple is the centre Buddhism in Galle and features beautiful murals and a unique reclining Buddha statue.

Getting around

Galle is a scenic train, bus or car ride from Colombo. The town is best explored on foot. However, tuk-tuks are available if you need to get somewhere quickly. Local buses provide easy transport to the nearby cities of Matara, Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna.

Galle travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Galle?

    Main Reef Guest House, rated with a score of 9,0 from 123 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Galle. Other top stays include Amari Galle, with an average rating of 8,7 from 630 reviewers, and The Fortress Resort & Spa, with a score of 8,9 from 146 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Unawatuna Beach?

    Thaproban Pavilion Resort and Spa is a hotel near Unawatuna Beach that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8,9 across 214 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Galle near Galle Fortress?

    For a good hotel near to Galle Fortress, consider Le Grand Galle by Asia Leisure - it is rated 9,4/10 from 575 HotelsCombined reviews.