No. 1A Court Square was once the chambers of an eminent family of lawyers – the Weerasooriyas; who owned it since 1826. But its origins lie even further back in time, having been built, during the Dutch colonial period. Its restoration by celebrated architect Channa Daswatte is a story in itself. What you see today is the result of being absolutely true to the spirit and essence of this building. Hour and day and months of painstaking research and attention to detail went into preserving its heritage and creating a property that is incomparable in character or style.
The bedroom chamber has light marble walls which set of an intricately carved four-poster bed. There is colour and art in plenty. Charming little details extend right throughout house and the Moroccan style en-suite bathroom.
An ornate period staircase leads up to a bright and breezy sky lit sitting room and balcony with sweeping views of the Maritime Museum, Court Square and Dutch Hospital. There’s a well-stocked mini bar, a tea & coffee tray, as well as a Bose music system to keep you in fine fettle while you’re here.
Although No. 1 Court Square situated right in the middle of a busy area in the fort, it does offer a remarkable degree of privacy. It is perfect for people who are looking for a romantic hideout in the Galle fort without missing any of the action. Its retro chic style and unusual layout give it many dimensions and make it a wonderful suite for two.