No.9 Church Cross Street, the original Fortaleza and once a spice warehouse, was built around 1700 in the heart of Galle Fort by a Dutch merchant. In 2012 it was largely rebuilt and converted into a boutique hotel, restaurant and bar. The restaurant is set around a stunning courtyard, the main wall of which is exposed to show the original coral construction. No.9 has four beautiful en suite bedrooms.
No.5 Middle Street is an original Dutch house built in 1789. It was renovated in 2012 and remains true to its heritage, retaining its original facade, high timber ceilings and towering arches. This blends seamlessly with the contemporary side wing, with its stunning rammed earth walls. The house has a private garden and expansive living areas. No.5 has four exceptional en suite bedrooms, including a “bunk” room for up to four children.
No. 50 Lighthouse Street is an elegant building, of Dutch heritage, spans a full block of its central Fort location. The original structure, with its white columned facade has been restored with exceptional attention to detail. Most of the five en suite bedrooms have been built into a contemporary extension to the rear and spanning the full length of its narrow cobbled courtyard.
No.1 Court Square is an exceptional one-bedroom apartment in a charming Dutch period building, set in one of Galle Fort’s most historic areas. The building lies next to the Maritime Museum, the Magistrate Courts and the former Dutch Hospital, the latter now restored to its original architectural form, complete with elegant restaurants, trendy bars and a shopping arcade. The suite is the only residential property overlooking the Square with all the luxuries, comforts and aesthetics of contemporary living.