Step into Romance & History

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.


We are renowned for our service and attention to detail. Booking directly with us means your Preferred Guest status starts right away.

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This 4-bedroom boutique hotel in the Galle Fort offers a range of services and amenities. Here is a glance at what you can expect:


King size beds, en-suite bathrooms, in-room safes, A/C, overhead fans, hot/cold rain showers and hair dryers


Stay connected to your colleagues and loved ones back home

Left Luggage

You can travel lightly knowing your luggage is safely stored

Daily Housekeeping

Enjoy having your room attended to each day if you choose

Swimming Pool

23ft x 20ft pool, with a depth of 6ft


With resident staff


Your Little Ones' needs are considered too

In-House Laundry Service

The convenience of being able to have your clothes cleaned and ironed

Airport Transfers/ Taxi Service

Our friendly staff can help you organise your transport needs


Delicious cuisine we are renowned for



Pool Room

Rampart Street

Galle Fort

Garden View Room

Rampart Street

Galle Fort

Sea View Room

Rampart Street

Galle Fort

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.

Whole Villa Booking


Rates Include:
Daily breakfast, tea & coffee throughout the day and WiFi.

Rates are in US Dollars. Rates are subject to Government Taxes and Service Charge. Government taxes are subject to change without notice.
Compulsory Supplements:
Christmas Eve – US$ 75/- nett per person and US$ 45/- nett per child

New Year’s Eve – US$ 75/- nett per person and US$ 45/- nett per child
Child Policy:
Children up to 3 years sharing parents’ bed will be on complimentary basis. Children between 3 to 9 years may share parents’ bed or have an extra bed (subject to room configuration) at the rate of US$ 40 nett, including breakfast.

Children 9 years and above are considered adults for pricing purposes
Extra Beds:
We are able to accommodate an extra bed in the Sea View and Garden View Rooms only. Extra bed & breakfast charge per person of US$ 61 nett
Payment Policy:
The booking is confirmed upon receipt of 50% refundable deposit, balance payable 30 days prior to arrival. For bookings between 20th December and 15th January (both days inclusive) a 50% non-refundable deposit is required for confirmation, balance payable 60 days prior to arrival.
Cancellation Policy:
Any cancellation received 30 days prior to arrival will be free of charge. Cancellations received within 30 days of arrival will incur 100% cancellation charge.
Peak Period Cancellation Policy:
During Peak Period (20th December – 15th January, both days inclusive) cancellations within 60 days of arrival will result in 100% cancellation charge. All other cancellations will be charged the 50% non-refundable deposit.
Whole Villa Bookings:
A minimum 2 night booking is required for Whole Villa stays. 1 night bookings can only be accommodated based on availability closer to the date of arrival.


It is only appropriate that such a picturesque scene is complemented by sumptuous food, and this boutique hotel in Galle certainly delivers, with culinary treats throughout the day. Those who appreciate choice and quality won’t be disappointed. Taru Villas’ Breakfasts, BBQs and Sri Lankan dishes are always favourites, and we have plenty of contemporary international fare to tempt you. After a hot, adventurous day sightseeing in this historic Fort, return to Taru Villas to cool off in the pool and treat yourself to a ‘sundowner’ cocktail, followed by a delicious dinner.
Our chef is keen to satisfy a range of taste preferences, so if you don’t find what you want on the menu, please let him know and he will adapt accordingly. If you chose to book out the whole villa, your entire menu can be pre-set before your arrival. As we are a Full Service hotel, we appreciate that food bought outside is not consumed within our villa.


Galle and its surrounding areas offer an abundance of excursions which our staff will be happy to arrange for you, either prior to or after your arrival.

Venture out by boat, especially between December and April, to witness these giant aquatic acrobats as they gracefully ride the blue.
Tucked away just inland from Galle and overlooking lush paddy fields is a quiet temple built amidst large rock formations. Take a walk and experience the serenity or sit in the meditation cave and explore the Dhamma within you.
Witness the uniquely Sri Lankan custom of Stilt Fishing in the quiet ocean bays around Weligama and Galle.
Get close to nature with a day trip to Sri Lanka’s best loved National Park and discover exotic wildlife such as leopards, elephants, and bears. You may extend your visit with a safari stay at Taru Villas – Yala, our 2-bedroom private villa oasis.


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.

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