Fort Bazaar, which enjoys a prime position in Galle Fort, is a handsome 18-room luxury boutique hotel that was once a merchant's house. Inspired by Portuguese heritage, this Sri Lanka heritage hotel is fast becoming one of the must-see places in the fort. Tiled with handmade Vietnamese floor tiles and cosy yet stylish furnishings, Fort Bazaar is one-of-a-kind.
The hotel is fronted by its colourful restaurant and bar, Church Street Social located close to the lobby which leads to the outdoor courtyard and the rooms.
The 18 rooms at Fort Bazaar are categorised into 11 Bazaar Bedrooms, 4 Banyan Bedrooms, 3 Upper Suites, with an additional loft room.
Bazaar Bedrooms (34sqm) – these rooms are located overlooking the courtyard and are furnished with either a four poster king size bed or twin beds, wardrobe and chair. These rooms can be connected to make a Bazaar Family Suite.
Banyan Bedroom (34sqm) – these rooms are furnished with either a four poster king size bed or twin beds. The rooms have a private outdoor courtyard or a balcony and can be connected to make a Banyan Family Suite.
Upper Suite (70sqm) and Upper Family Suite (100sqm) – these spacious suites are located on the first floor with large private veranda overlooking the Galle Fort rooftops and the Indian ocean. The suites are larger and furnished with four poster beds, a cosy couch and a table. Both rooms have a spacious bathroom each fitted with a bathtub. The Upper Family Suite is connected to an additional loft room and is ideal for families with kids.
Church Street Social, the main restaurant and bar of Fort Bazaar is a lively space offering a mouth-watering fusion of Middle Eastern and South Asian cuisine. Whether it’s the perfect eggs benedict topped with hollandaise or the famed Sri Lankan black pork curry, they serve it all. The hotel doesn’t have a liquor license so you can bring in your own alcohol. While the spa is in operation, the swimming pool and mini cinema room are still under construction.
Why We Like It
Classic Teardrop Group standards and feel in the heart of the Galle Fort.
Fort Bazaar is found on Church Street in the heart of the historic heritage site of Galle Fort. The hotel is situated 2.5hrs from the Colombo Airport and 15 minutes to the beaches in Unawatuna. If you are then heading from the coast into the hills, we offer competitive rates on a daily sea plane between Koggala and Hatton.
Location: Galle Fort, Galle Coast
Style: Boutique Hotel
No. of Rooms: 18
Key Features: Church Street Social (café); bar; open-air courtyard; spa