This hotel is famous with its long history that its guests will feel immediately, barely crossing the entrance door. It is located on the territory of the Dutch fort which in 1988 was listed by UNESCO as a part of the cultural and historical heritage which should be preserved. The hotel itself is extremely luxurious and is often an excellent starting point for foreigners who have decided to discover the island of Sri Lanka, as well as the nearby town of Galle. From here you can begin to explore the stunning nature of the island and get acquainted with its pristine flora and fauna. The hotel is situated on the southwestern coast, in the exotic environment of gardens of more than two hundred years old. It is about 130km away from the international airport located in the city of Colombo. The building, despite its long history, has been fully renovated and offers all the necessary amenities. The guests have the unique opportunity to stay in the building of a fort dating from the 17th century. Not less interesting and notable buildings of the port of Galle are situated around the hotel. Back in the late 19th century members of the local elite, in covered wagons, used to come to stay in this hotel which at the time had the name of New Oriental Hotel. Nowadays this amazing hotel combines the atmosphere of the past and the modern convenience, making it a very elegant place to stay.