Nestled in the heart of Galle Fort, lies a grand mansion, peppered with frangipani trees and cane-woven swings. What started off as a rendezvous for merchants that came throughout the year to barter priceless goods from across the ocean in the Fort of Galle, set off a tradition as a meeting point for decades to come. Thus birthing ‘The Merchant’.
Built during the ‘Century of lights’, in the year 1710, by the Dutch, ‘The Merchant’ now more than three hundred years old (in age), A luxurious boutique hotel with 14 rooms, boasts 4 deluxe rooms, 6 superior deluxe rooms, and 4 premium deluxe rooms, along with breathtaking balconies that overlook the rest of the Fort while opening up to a beautiful courtyard in the center. Designed with contemporary aesthetics and a touch of vintage fanfare, ‘The Merchant’ offers an eclectic mix of yesteryear charm.
All the rooms feature modern and elegant décor and the hotel provides high-speed free wifi and a selection of local and international TV channels. Lush bathroom amenities are inspired by a range of natural ingredients.
Enjoy fine dining at the ‘Spice Chest’, The Merchant’s very own restaurant, and dive into a gastronomical escapade with fresh catch from the sea and choose between authentic Sri Lankan or a variety of international cuisines. Have a fun night out with friends and lounge at the bar and enjoy an array of specialty cocktails or sip on freshly squeezed juice, sourced locally from the vendors at the Galle markets.
‘The Merchant’ also offers a wide variety of exciting outdoor excursions and water sports such as river canoeing, diving, snorkeling, and hosts/ arranges guided walks across Galle Fort. Discover the antiquities on display at the Galle museum, take an enchanting stroll across the ramparts, click a selfie at the lighthouse and wander through beautiful Dutch-built churches.
Located in the Living World Heritage City of Galle Fort in Sri Lanka, on its most iconic street, The Pedlar Street. Within a 2 hour drive (150 KM) from the Colombo International Airport or 1-hour 30-minute drive (120 KM) from Mattala International Airport or 2-hour drive (125 KM) from the capital city of Colombo.
Galle Fort, Surrounded by a rampart wall first built by the Portuguese in the 1500s is set on a peninsula on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. It was later adapted by the Dutch and British and also famously known as Dutch Fort. The heritage value of the Fort has been recognized by UNESCO and named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its historical, archaeological, and architectural value, which even after more than 500 years maintains the appearance of its glory days.
Some of the attractions located within Galle Fort
The Clock Tower
A game of tennis
The Rock Jumpers
The National Maritime Museum
The Old Dutch Hospital
The All Saints Anglican Church
The Sunset over the Indian Ocean
Swimming Beach by the Light House
The Dutch Reformed Church
Some of the nearby attractions.
Talpe Rock Pools
Dalawella rope swing
Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
Tea Estates and Cinnamon Plantations
Ambalangoda Mask Making
Explore the Galle Market
Galle International Cricket Ground
Rain Forests – Hiyare within 21 Km, Kanneliya within 43 Km and Kottawa Arbortereum within 22 Km
Luxurious 14 room boutique hotel overlooking Ocean, Lighthouse, or Historic All Saints’ Church. Rooms feature modern and elegant décor and a balcony. All our guest rooms are situated across 2 floors and provided top-of-the-range in-room amenities. Our Church Street Villa also provides more secluded townhouse accommodation with colonial architecture.
|Room Category||Bed Type||No of Rooms Available||Area|
|Deluxe Room||Queen Bed||4||221 Ft²|
|Superior Deluxe Room||Twin Bed or King Bed||6||277 Ft²|
|Premium Deluxe Room||King Bed||4||312 Ft²|
|The Church Street Townhouse||Private Villa||As a Villa or 2 townhouses|
- Complimentary High-speed Wireless Internet access
- 40-inch LCD television with local and international TV channels
- Electronic in-room locker
- Bedside lighting controls
- Tea/coffee making facilities
- Premium duvet and pillows
- Pillow menu with hypoallergenic options
- Iron and Board on request
- Premium toiletry items
- Premium glass-bottled Water
- Balcony chairs
OTHER SERVICES AND FACILITIES
- In-room dining
- Non-smoking rooms
- Gift and retail shop
- Courier, parcel, and postal service
- Laundry service
- Day excursions and experiences arrangement
- Outdoor terrace dining
- Foreign currency exchange
RESTAURANT & BAR
Spice Chest – Open from 7:00 AM till 11:00 PM – Breakfast Served from 07:00 AM to 10:30 AM.
Seating Capacity – Outdoor Seating: 86 Indoor (Air Conditioned) Seating: 24
All-day dining restaurant specialized in Sri Lankan flavours, that serves selection of authentic local food and beverages and fine selection of international flavours to fulfil everyone’s taste buds. Trendy bar also serves a fine selection of beverages influenced by local flavours and international signatures.
CELEBRATIONS & EVENTS
With up to 110 seating capacity air conditioned in-door or out-door function space with personalised food and beverage options.
Telephone – +94 91 222 9223 +94 91 222 9224 +94 77 120 1373
Email- [email protected]
Hotel Address- 64 Pedlar Street, Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
Follow us on social media,
Facebook – The Merchant Galle Fort
Instagram – themer.chant