Caroline Clements

Fort Bazaar

  • Where:
  • Why:A tour of Sri Lanka.
  • When:April 2017
  • Who:Me and @helloscruffalo
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Fort Bazaar Sipping tea and eating cakes at afternoon tea time (complimentary at 3-4pm daily).

Sipping tea and eating cakes at afternoon tea time (complimentary at 3-4pm daily).

Fort Bazaar Checking in with friendly staff in the lobby. Fruit cocktails on arrival are always a treat.

Checking in with friendly staff in the lobby. Fruit cocktails on arrival are always a treat.

Fort Bazaar The foyer overlooking the central courtyard where you can take afternoon tea.

The foyer overlooking the central courtyard where you can take afternoon tea.

Fort Bazaar Entering that verdant central courtyard, around which most of the rooms are set.

Entering that verdant central courtyard, around which most of the rooms are set.

Fort Bazaar There is also a day spa here offering lush ayurvedic treatments – massages and facials.

There is also a day spa here offering lush ayurvedic treatments – massages and facials.

Fort Bazaar The bedroom with colonial touches - a four post bed, Ceylon posters and linen lamp-shades.

The bedroom with colonial touches - a four post bed, Ceylon posters and linen lamp-shades.

Fort Bazaar The desk in our room came with a cute finger wheel phone and colourful illustrated post cards and maps of the Fort.

The desk in our room came with a cute finger wheel phone and colourful illustrated post cards and maps of the Fort.

Fort Bazaar A quiet nook to get lost in with a book.

A quiet nook to get lost in with a book.

Fort Bazaar Or try the upstairs library.

Or try the upstairs library.

Fort Bazaar : Some rooms have a private patio overlooking busy Church Street below. These get great morning sun and you can have breakfast delivered to enjoy here.

: Some rooms have a private patio overlooking busy Church Street below. These get great morning sun and you can have breakfast delivered to enjoy here.

Fort Bazaar Church Street Social, the hotel’s in-house restaurant. Indulgent breakfast, great milkshakes, open all day. Check out the floor tiles.

Church Street Social, the hotel’s in-house restaurant. Indulgent breakfast, great milkshakes, open all day. Check out the floor tiles.

Fort Bazaar The Beach Club in Talpe - available to guests while the pool at Fort Galle is being built.

The Beach Club in Talpe - available to guests while the pool at Fort Galle is being built.

Highs & Lows

  • Complimentary afternoon tea and cakes in the central courtyard, daily from 3-4pm. How could you not?

  • The service here is extremely warm and welcoming.

  • Breakfast is very good, taken at the in-house restaurant Church Street Social or on the patio in your room. It’s an indulgent spread of fresh fruit, toast, pastries, jam, coffee or tea and delicious eggy breakfast dishes to chose from.

  • Unfortunately the swimming pool wasn’t finished when we visited, but they had back up – an option to visit their sister venue, The Beach House in Talpe (15 minutes away via complimentary Tuk-Tuk).

  • One night wasn’t enough!

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique hotel in a restored 17th century merchant’s house.

  • Vibe

    Colonial-chic with elegant modern touches and a relaxed vibe.

  • Location

    Super central, right in the heart of the Galle Fort on the main drag, Church Street.

  • Rooms

    18

  • Music

    Mulatu Astatke

  • Year Opened

    2016

  • Designed By

    Simone Grace

  • Health & Wellness

    They were still building the pool when we visited but the hotel can transport for you their other site The Beach Club at Talpe Beach for a swim.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, Church Street Social is the hotel’s restaurant on the ground floor entrance of the hotel. It’s open all day serving food that spans Sri Lanka, Moroccan and Mediterranean dishes. Breakfast here (included in your room) is very good, so are the milkshakes.

  • Bar

    Yes, the coolest non-alcoholic bar serving epic juices, smoothies and mocktails.

  • Minibar

    Mini bar only included soft drinks, water, tea and coffee but drinks are free. The hotel doesn’t have a license so can’t serve alcohol.

  • Children

    Bring them - some bedrooms are family sized with separate room for the kids.

  • Price

    Affordable luxury.

  • Website

    http://www.teardrop-hotels.com/fort-bazaar

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Walk around the Galle Fort at sunset

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Fort Bazaar

Fort Bazaar

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