Amangalla is a 17th-century building, which served as the New Oriental Hotel during the heyday of steamship travel for more than 100 years.

The Hotel’s mature garden was constructed in the 1860s, and the UNESCO-protected fort is the best-preserved colonial fortification in Asia, offering a wealth of unique history for travellers to enjoy.

Comprising of 28 Rooms and Suites connected by a two-storey Garden House, Amangalla is an ideal location for couples and groups of friends, surrounded by the serene ocean and one-of-a-kind discoveries, including authentic temples and tea plantations.

Luxury Plus
Five Star
  • Destination

    Sri Lanka

  • Location


  • Island Size

    Not Available

  • Reef Type

    Not Available

  • Suitable Options

    Honeymooners, Families, Weddings

  • Meal Plans


  • Number of Rooms

    28 Rooms

  • No. of Restaurants

    1 Restaurants

  • Number of Bars

    Not Available Bars

  • Transfer Type



Amangalla boasts 28 elegant signature Rooms with high-ceilings and period antiques to compliment the resort’s history.

Some of the rooms overlook the Fort’s quaint lanes and ramparts or the hotel’s 200-year-old gardens.

The choices of rooms include: Garden House, Amangalla Suite, Chamber, Bedroom, Suite, Garden Bedroom, Verandah Chamber.

Food & Beverages

Travellers can choose from a range of dining options, served in the sophisticated dining area for a more intimate setting, with a vast majority of the meals created with local produce.


The dinner menu changes daily and is based on the chef’s findings at the various markets in Galle, where guests have the unique opportunity to accompany him and enjoy a cooking lesson on return.


Guests can also opt for afternoon tea, which includes only the finest Ceylon, and can be enjoyed by poolside in the Zaal, the balcony or library.


For drinks, guests can unwind with a spirit, or a cocktail on their balcony with views overlooking the oceans.


A stay at Amangalla provides the opportunity to visit neighbouring towns to absorb conventional Sri Lankan culture, including and the mask making tradition.

Guests can also visit the Passeggiata on the fort’s ramparts and see the sunset from the lighthouse, walking clockwise round the temple.

A popular excursion of the Handunudoga tea plantation, where guests are invited to the veranda of the Planters Bungalow for tea and cakes with the planter himself.


Amangalla is part of the fabric of Galle and its UNESCO-protected fort.

The resort transfers are approximately two and a half hours’ drive from Colombo airport.

Property Highlights

If you are looking for a property which a colonial charm, then this is definitely the one! Conveniently located next to Dutch church overlooking the town, views are excellent, property oozes charm and characters. A very tranquil area with a good size pool!
Sarah, Sales Manager
Global Head of Reservations


I'd say Amangalla is definitely the top properties in that area. We only had lunch here, but food was good and service was excellent.