Long before the Galle Fort was universally acknowledged as a national treasure, there were some properties within these storied ramparts that were special enough to spark the imagination and birth a vision. This villa in Galle is one such catalyst, the first to be bought by a foreigner in the post-colonial era and one of the very first to be styled and restored into the sort of intimate, luxurious villa that Sri Lanka’s most discerning travellers have come to expect from hotels in Galle Fort.
Most recently restored by Taru Villas, this exotic location is an elegant combination of antique charm and modern amenities. A powerful design aesthetic weaves together the spirit of the old world, the magic of nature and the comforts of today.
‘Taru Villas – Rampart Street’ is also one of the few properties within the entirety of the Galle Fort that provides the luxury of a private swimming pool. Another highlight of this small hotel is undoubtedly our delectable cuisine.
As always at Taru Villas, the staff at this Galle villa are unobtrusive but attentive, paying attention to the little things that are bound to make an enjoyable stay, truly memorable.
Antiques, rich textures, fine fabrics and modern comforts combines to offer 4 plush rooms and romantic suites, designed for deep relaxation and rest after a long hot day of sightseeing. At this elegant boutique hotel in Galle guests have unlimited access to a cozy TV room if they prefer to remain indoors, or plenty of open-air living areas to chill out in, including a refreshing cool pool and shaded garden.
New Year’s Eve – US$ 75/- nett per person and US$ 45/- nett per child
Enter the Fort in front of the Cricket Stadium and turn right at the little roundabout onto Rampart Street. Follow this road as it hugs the outside/ western ramparts of the Fort. Keep right as you pass the Army Grounds, with Southlands College Auditorium on your left. Taru Villas is at No. 25, Rampart Street, on your left, just before the white Buddhist Temple and Stupa.