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Samaya Fort Hotel

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Standard Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Smoking | Free WiFi
Standard Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Smoking | Free WiFi
Standard Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Smoking | Free WiFi
Standard Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Smoking | Free WiFi

Overview of Samaya Fort Hotel

Samaya Fort Hotel

2.5 star property
No-frills guesthouse in Fort Galle

8.2/10 Very good

18 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
No 76, Church Street, Galle, 80000

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Fort Galle

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 109 min drive
  • Midigama Railway Station - 26 min drive


  • Isla of Gelato - 2 min walk
  • The Heritage Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Church Street Social - 3 min walk
  • Hoppa - 3 min walk
  • Pedlar's Inn Cafe - 4 min walk

About this property

Samaya Fort Hotel

Enjoy your visit to Galle with a stay at Samaya Fort Hotel. Free perks include WiFi, self-parking and continental breakfast available daily. A snack bar/deli and a garden are other highlights. The helpful staff and shopping get good marks from fellow travellers.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily until 11 AM

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 16


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities


  • Garden


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Samaya Fort Hotel Galle
Samaya Fort Galle
Samaya Fort Hotel Galle
Samaya Fort Hotel Guesthouse
Samaya Fort Hotel Guesthouse Galle

Frequently asked questions

Are pets allowed at Samaya Fort Hotel?
Yes, pets are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Samaya Fort Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Samaya Fort Hotel?
You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Samaya Fort Hotel and nearby?
Samaya Fort Hotel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Samaya Fort Hotel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Hoppa (3-min walk), Pedlar's Inn Cafe (4-min walk) and Punto Cafe (4-min walk).
Does Samaya Fort Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Samaya Fort Hotel like?
Samaya Fort Hotel is a short 1-minute walk from Galle Fort and 2 minutes' walk from Galle Lighthouse.



Very good




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Short stay
We visited in April and we ended up extending one more night. It's a basic comfortable hotel with breakfast included during our stay. Both AC and fan in the bedroom. Best location to get to the fort. Although every shop and restaurant inside the fort area was tourist price, it's easy to walk out (or take a tuktuk) to the shops and restaurants near the bus station. We read a lot of negatives about the internet connection but the Wifi worked perfectly fine during our stay. Breakfast was sufficient for us. They can offer tuktuk to send to railway or bus station but we never took it. Friendly staff and helpful if you need anything. Place to sit and lounge outside of the rooms just be prepared for mosquitoes in the evening.
Tatum, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Basic, quiet and a great base
Ideally situated in the fort, the Samaya Fort is a no frills basic but very friendly hotel. The lady that runs it went over and above for me, for which I couldn't thank her enough.
Jan, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Close to the fort, good wifi, quiet stay
We had a pleasant stay here. Breakfast is included which was toast, omelette, fruits(we had papaya and pineapple) and coffee. Number one thing for us is the location to the fort and the relatively quiet stay giving that we always end up in places that has a construction site during our 16 day visit in Sri Lanka. I read reviews about the Wifi not working. It worked well during our stay, in fact it was quite fast too! Lady at reception checked us in and she's always around when you need anything. There's fridge in the room to chill our drinks and enjoy lounging outside, but no kettle to make your own coffee or tea. The seating area outside the room is pleasant too. Recommend to book online rather than paying the walk-in rate. Tips to find cheap food: Go out to the town area near shops by the bus station. You can have same food (rice and curry or various rotti) at much lower prices than in the fort area. For alcohol, head to the Food City Supermarket and they have beers (chilled in the fridge) and spirits at much much cheaper price.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice Location but . . . .
At check in there was only one person, a person who multi-tasks as receptionist, housekeeper, gardener, waiter, plumber and bell-hop without speaking a word of English! 2. The flush was mostly dysfunctional. 3. A lady receptionist joined in later. She also doubles as the chef for breakfast. 4. Location was very good. We could just walk out of the hotel and stroll around all the streets in the Fort area, which is the main tourist attraction.
Ashin, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Clean comfortable room located inside Galle Fort.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great Location and very comfortable
We stayed at Samaya for one night and wished we could've stayed for longer, the hotel is great and the hotel is managed by very friendly hosts. The location is fantastic - a walk to the lighthouse and right in the middle of the beautiful fort area, highly recommended.
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Good location to explore!
Hotel location is really good. Service from people who work are excellent and breakfast was delicious. Rooms are small and not that clean tbh. There is a mosque nearby so early morning around 4am - loudspeaker starts and act as your morning alarm clock!
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location and friendly staff!
We enjoyed our stay. The location is great. clean room, good AC, good shower and friendly staff.
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

The staff members are very helpful. Hotel is inside of the fort so easy access to restaurants and attractions.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice place in the Fort
Great little hotel close to the lighthouse run by a lovely couple. Positives; bed was very comfy, relaxing balcony, close to the Dutch Hospital and Lighthouse. Negatives was the shower (very poor pressure), lack of tv in the room and the breakfast, which was nice but the same every day. A little variety or choice would've been good. Be aware that most restaurants don't serve alcohol...
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