The best villas in Galle act as a passage to another era. In its location, design and demeanor, this wonderfully elegant hotel in Galle Fort will let you live and experience the rich history and undeniable charm of this island’s most celebrated “living fort”.
Built in the 1800s for a Dutch merchant and his wife, this classically restored boutique hotel is sure to get under your skin and crawl into your heart. Its eclectic mix of traditional features, antique furnishings, and a clean modern aesthetic does everything to surround you with the best of today, all the while doing nothing to take away from a space that is steeped in rich history and quaint charm.
With the best location in the heart of Galle’s Fort, ‘Taru Villas – Lighthouse Street’ is a respectful celebration of this UNESCO Heritage Site, providing convenient access (never more than a 10 minute walk) to the full panoply of surrounding sights and sounds this town has to offer.
Whether you choose to take in the multi-sensory experience that is a walk around the Fort and the greater township, or decide to spend a day paddling in the shallows around the ramparts, ‘Taru Villas – Lighthouse Street’ is the perfect place to relax and restore your energies without ever losing touch with the heart of this very special place. Enjoy the comforts of its classy interior and appreciate the original artworks by some of Sri Lanka’s best artists, or climb up to the bijou roof terrace, effortlessly serving up sunsets of blue and orange against the Fort Skyline, and the endless Indian Ocean backdrop.
Just as East meets West at every turn, so too does modern luxury combine with antique splendor and charm at this heritage accommodation in Galle, Sri Lanka. The walls are adorned with priceless photographs of times gone by, maps that betray the rich and torrid history of the land and its people, and colourful modern art that cheekily reveals the pull of Ceylon’s traditional roots and the push of a modern, progressive Sri Lanka.
Yet Taru’s loyalty to the rich ancestry of this villa in Galle makes no compromise on luxury.
When you retire to your room you can rest comfortably in the knowledge that every detail has been considered. The famously plush beds guarantee a restful night’s sleep, and the powerful rain showers will beg you to stay another five minutes.
New Year’s Eve – US$ 75/- nett per person and US$ 45/- nett per child