The newly opened Amari Galle Sri Lanka is offering discount room prices starting at US$115++ per night (approximately HK$897) for a Deluxe Ocean View room. Breakfast is included. The special offer is valid until 31 October 2017. Click HERE for more details.
The Onyx Hospitality Group has launched its third hotel in Sri Lanka, the Amari Galle Sri Lanka. Located over the golden sands of a palm-studded beach, the resort is close to an important UNESCO World Heritage site as well as two beaches popular with water sports enthusiasts.
Not only is the Amari Galle Sri Lanka the third Onyx property in Sri Lanka, it is also the Thai-based hotel group’s third Amari property to open in 2017.
The Amari Johor Bahru in Malaysia and the Amari Yangshuo in China opened earlier this year.
The hotel has 172 rooms and suites. Every unit has a direct view of the sea and a balcony. With pastel blues and rustic wooden touches, the interior decor has the look and feel of a seaside cottage.
Travelers staying at the hotel have five room types to choose from. Included are deluxe ocean view rooms, deluxe terrace ocean view rooms, grand deluxe ocean view rooms, and one bedroom suites.
There is also a 360 square-metre presidential suite complete with roof terrace and private plunge pool for travelers with deep pockets.
Food + Beverage
The hotel has three food and beverage outlets and an executive style lounge that is open to all guests. All of the venues share one thing in common: they are all designed to encourage sharing and togetherness.
- Ahara Gourmet Gallery – a signature market-style restaurant with an interactive concept modeled after Southeast Asian street markets. The restaurant serves pan-Asian and international dishes, with buffets at breakfast and an a la carte menu at lunch and dinner. There are live cooking stations.
- Shoreline Beach Club – an inviting spot to contemplate the sea while nibbling on snacks sipping cocktails. Prime cuts available if you've worked up an appetite in the pool, at the beach, or engaging in water sports.
- Bommu – a rooftop bar overlooking the sea, it serves classic and innovative cocktails and locally inspired snacks. A house DJ spins the discs until the midnight hour.
Early arrival or late-night departure? Not so worry!
The Voyager Lounge has a library, showers, and luggage-sized lockers, making it perfect guests arriving before it’s time to check in or wanting a place to hang out after they have checked out. It’s also perfect for informal gatherings.
Open 24/seven, Voyager Lounge is a casual space to read, surf the net, snack, or just chill out.
The lounge is similar to the executive lounge at five star hotels or the club at five star resorts except for two small details: they don't usually have showers and they are not usually open to all hotel guests!
The hotel overlooks a sandy beach. It has a free-from outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Wi-fi access is complimentary
There is a spa with a full menu of treatments, including a locally inspired ritual infused with locally grown herbs and spices.
With a kids’ pool, a supervised Kids Club, and babysitting services on request, the hotel is perfectly suited for families.
With a ballroom that can accommodate sit-down dinners for roughly 250 guests, the hotel is well equipped to handle meetings, seminars, product launches, workshops, and weddings.
UNESCO World Heritage Site
The hotel is located in the historic Southwestern Sri Lankan town of Galle. It is a short distance from Galle Fort, the largest surviving fortress built by Europeans in Asia.
Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988, the fort was built in 1588 by the Portuguese and fortified by the Dutch in the 17th Century.
Between 450 and 1,340 European troops were killed at the fort in the Siege of Galle in 1640. Several other battles took place at the site. The fort is constructed of granite stones and coral.
Interestingly, some of the properties within the fort are still owned by Dutch nationals.
Nearby Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa are major tourist attractions offering beautiful beaches and coral reefs.
Water sports such as scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, and kite surfing are offered. Hikkaduwa is well-known in surfing circles as the second best spot in Sri Lanka to go surfing. The town is also famous for its nightlife.
The Japanese Peace Pagoda is also one of Galles’s most popular tourist attractions.
The hotel is four kilometres or a six minute drive from the Galle Railway Station.
Sri Lanka’s international airport in Colombo is about two and a half hours from Galle by car. A.k.a. Bandaranaike International Airport.
The air field is served by approximately 40 domestic and foreign airlines. It is a hub for Cinnamon Air, Millennium Airlines, and Sri Lankan Airlines.
Cathay Pacific Airways, Korean Air, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, and Turkish Airlines are among the foreign carriers serving the airport.
The airport is served by the following Accidental Travel Writer affiliates:
There is regularly scheduled service to such countries as Bahrain, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Maldives, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and other travel destinations.
Seasonal and chartered service is offered to several other travel destinations.
Amari Galle – 523C Colombo Road, Ginthota, Galle, Sri Lanka. Telephone: +94 91 0500.
Check the hotel's website for more information, room rates, and special offers: Amari Galle Sri Lanka.