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The Fort Printers

4.5-star4.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
39 Pedlar Street, Galle, 80000, Sri Lanka

Luxury hotel with outdoor pool, near Galle Fort
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
    • Free WiFi
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
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Restrictions related to your trip

Sri Lanka may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. 

  • Wonderful breakfast by the pool. Great food and service. Rooms big and airy, large…Feb 16, 2020
  • Excellent accommodation and service. Very helpful management. Wonderful respite from…Dec 19, 2019

The Fort Printers

from £102
  • Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed
  • 65 Pedlar Street Suites

What’s around The Fort Printers


  • In Fort Galle
  • Galle Fort - 6-minute walk
  • Historical Mansion - 2-minute walk
  • National Maritime Museum - 3-minute walk
  • Old Dutch Hospital - 3-minute walk
  • Dutch Reformed Church - 3-minute walk
  • Galle Lighthouse - 4-minute walk
  • Galle National Museum - 5-minute walk

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 16 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Sri Lanka may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Area shuttle*

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

The Fort Printers’s small print

Also known as

  • Fort Printers Hotel Galle
  • Fort Printers Hotel
  • Fort Printers Galle
  • Fort Printers
  • Hotel Fort Printers
  • The Fort Printers Hotel Galle
  • The Fort Printers Hotel
  • The Fort Printers Galle
  • The Fort Printers Hotel Galle


The 65 Pedlar Street Suite room categories are not located at the main building.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available through room service.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 50 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 for adults and USD 10 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 120 per vehicle (one way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Fort Printers

  • Does The Fort Printers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Fort Printers does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Fort Printers?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Fort Printers?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at The Fort Printers?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The Fort Printers?
    Sorry, neither pets and nor service animals are allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Fort Printers?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Fort Printers?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include A minute by tuk tuk (3-min walk), The Tuna & The Crab (3-min walk) and Shack Cafe (2.3 mi).
  • Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Fort Printers?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 120 per vehicle one way.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 60 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful welcome and comfortable Spacious room
Peter, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Really lovely hotel in the centre of Galle. Modern large rooms. Tasty breakfast. No TV in the room. We arrived late and hotel provided us with complimentary sandwiches and fruit. Nice touch. Good facilities. Really friendly attentive staff.
gb3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
historic building beautifully preserved. food and staaff are first class and the location in central Galle makes everything very accessible
gb4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The Fort Printers left an impression
Coming towards the end of our Sri Lankan odyssey, we stayed for two nights at the historic Fort Printers. The room was spacious, cool and clean and the courtyard was wonderful. Breakfasts were excellent and filling, whilst dinner was unforgettable ( for all the right reasons!!) I would highly recommend.
Andrew, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely hotel in Galle Fort
Great one night stay. Fabulous hotel ideally situated in Galle Fort. Excellent service, great food. Lovely small pool for a cooling dip at the end of the day. Nothing too much trouble. Complimentary soft and hot drinks a lovely touch. Thanks to all the staff for making our stay one to remember
ann, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely boutique hotel in historic building
This is an excellent boutique hotel in an historic building right in the centre of the Fort. We were upgraded to the Headmaster's Study (the building was a school in the past) which was unique, extremely spacious, and comfortable.The breakfast (included) was outstandingly good. Thank you to the Manager, Peter, for a wonderful (albeit short) stay.
James, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Historic, beautiful, an oasis of calm. Staff fantastic. Cooling pool. Elegant rooms and public areas. Loved the complimentary soft drinks as well as teas and espresso coffee - such a pleasant surprise on an upmarket hotel!
Jamie, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Hotel full of character and style!
Utterly charming converted printers in the heart of the old Dutch colonial town of Galle. Very sympathetically restored and converted in the style of a Moroccan Riad almost. We stayed in the Church Suites directly behind but adjoining the main property. Dinner was excellent, very tasty and fresh and service attentive. Atmospheric and nice to be based in town as opposed to in one of the many resort style hotels outside on the coast. Lots of interesting and trendy shops in town, the likes of which we hadn't come across at all in our previous 10-day tour of Sri Lanka and also many restaurants, cafes, and ice cream parlours. A great city to spend a day wandering around.
gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent hotel with great food and staff. Free soft drinks useful in the heat. Great central position. Not soundproof so expect to be woken early by nearby mosque.
John, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
This is a gorgeous boutique hotel which has been thoughtfully converted from a printers to a hotel. It has retained its original features. The staff are attentive but not intrusive and clearly enjoy their role. The food is fabulous. It as a delightful swimming pool, very welcome after exploring the area.
gb3 night trip

The Fort Printers