- Housed in a 17th-century building, which for more than 100 years served as the New Oriental Hotel during the heyday of steamship travel, Amangalla is part of the fabric of Galle and its Unesco-protected fort.
- Aman Residences offer their owners all the beauty, simplicity and personal attention of an Aman resort, balanced with the perfect seclusion of a private home in one of the world’s most remarkable locations.
- Restored with care and brought to life by antique furnishings and decorations, the 28 Rooms and Suites are connected by a two-storey Garden House.
- The enchanting grounds of Amangalla are spread across nearly 9,000 square metres on the Galle peninsula, defined by the 400-year-old fort. The resort’s mature garden dates back to the building’s construction in the 1860s, and the UNESCO-protected fort is the best-preserved colonial fortification in Asia.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
The enchanting grounds of Amangalla are spread across nearly 9,000 square metres on the Galle peninsula, defined by the 400-year-old fort. The resort’s mature garden dates back to the building’s construction in the 1860s, and the UNESCO-protected fort is the best-preserved colonial fortification in Asia. The peninsula offers boundless opportunities for discovery, as does the surrounding city, countryside and ocean, from temples and tea plantations to blue whale watching.
Between December and April, board a restored Indonesian fishing trawler and observe these graceful giants as they cruise past Weligama Bay. There might be an opportunity to enjoy a picnic in a coconut-fringed cove along the way.
An opportunity for the community to gather and catch up on the happenings of the day, this centuries-old ritual is best begun from the lighthouse, walking clockwise round the temple.
A short way along the coast from Amangalla is the town of Ambalangoda, the centre of Sri Lanka’s mask-making tradition. Here, families have passed down the unique artisanal trade from generation to generation, creating the wooden masks at the heart of one of the world’s most atmospheric folk rituals.
Built on the site of an earlier Portuguese convent, the church is one of dozens of historic buildings that are still integrated into Galle’s thriving daily life.
After a tour of the old workings of the factory, guests are invited to the verandah of the Planters Bungalow for tea and cakes with the planter himself.
One of the most serene spots on the island,Yatagala is a rock temple with a beautiful image room, a 1,000 year old Bo tree and a meditation cave.
Explore the markets with one of Amangalla’s chefs before a cooking lesson in our garden pavilion. Create dishes using traditional clay pots in a thatched-roof pavilion and enjoy your delicious handiwork surrounded by luxuriant gardens in our pool courtyard.
Allow Amangalla’s experts to guide you on a shopping tour of Galle’s vibrant offerings. Visit some of the island’s top jewellers in the fort, the bustling spice and food markets of Galle Town and the antiques shops dotted along the coast.
Housed in a 17th-century building, which for more than 100 years served as the New Oriental Hotel during the heyday of steamship travel, Amangalla is part of the fabric of Galle and its Unesco-protected fort. Beyond the old-world bustle of this remarkable citadel lie emerald-green tea plantations, tranquil temples and the exhilarating prospect of whale-spotting from November to March – though Amangalla is equally renowned for purifying, personalised Ayurveda in its spa complex, The Baths.
Capturing the essence of colonial style with pared-back finesse, Amangalla’s elegant Rooms and Signature Rooms are high-ceilinged with large windows and the original polished Burmese teak floorboards. Decorated with period antiques including four-poster beds, pettagama chests and planter’s chairs, they overlook the Fort’s quaint lanes and ramparts or the hotel’s 200-year-old gardens.
A private space set within Amangalla’s mature garden, the 151.5-square-metre (1,630-square-foot) one-bedroom Garden House offers a spacious living/dining room, as well as a wrap-around balcony overlooking an immaculate garden.
Extending to 80 square metres (861 square feet), Amangalla Suites overlook the fort ramparts and the harbour through the leaves of Para rubber trees.
Overlooking the Dutch-colonial Groote Kerk (Great Church), Amangalla’s 40-square-metre (430-square-foot) Bedrooms feature jackwood floors and elegant colonial-influenced furnishings.
Encompassing 65 square metres (699 square feet), these garden-facing Chambers feature elegant outdoor sitting areas.
Set in Amangalla’s Church Street wing, the 65-square-metre (699-square-foot) Chambers enjoy views over the treetops towards the ramparts of Galle Fort.
A single flavour can define a moment, a season, a destination. To weave a multitude of distinct flavours into a dish, and that into a menu which transports you on a gastronomic journey, is truly an art. Aman celebrates this art form with masterful simplicity, tuned in to the seasons and the abundance they offer, and placing the quality and freshness of ingredients and their ethical sourcing above all else.
In a nod to Aman’s two properties in Japan, Aman Tokyo and Amanemu, Nama restaurant celebrates Washoku, the Unesco-celebrated ‘food of Japan’. Authentic, uncomplicated and elegant dishes celebrate the culinary artistry of the traditional Japanese kitchen while championing locally sourced produce, allowing the intricate flavours of each ingredient to take centre stage.
Arva is Aman’s tribute to the conviviality and warmth of traditional Italian family dining. In select Aman destinations around the world, Arva’s chefs handpick the freshest seasonal ingredients grown in gardens, foraged from forest floors and plucked fresh from the ocean, and transform them by the simple alchemy of the kitchen into bold, heart-warming dishes alive with flavour. Celebrating ingenuity and creativity, Arva balances authenticity and sustainability to create timeless Italian dishes that prize flavour and quality above all else.
Spa Ayurvedic Treatment
In the tranquil surrounds of the baths, amangalla’s ayurvedic programmes will revitalise and balance your energy, setting the course for a healthier future.