House - Galle Fort

House - Galle Fort




Apr 2023

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Malabar House is an old-world era private villa, with some parts of the property dating back to the mid-1600s. Sleeping up to 6 guests, the house offers a haven of tranquility within Galle Fort. The house consists of multiple elements, including the large airy formal sitting & dining area decorated with antiquities and curios, which we refer to as the Great Room. Beyond this welcoming space is a large private courtyard featuring a 24ft swimming pool (one of only a few inside Galle Fort) shaded with mature frangipani trees, and flanked with a colonnade of arches. There are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the ground floor, with a master bedroom and en-suite on the first floor. All bedrooms are equipped with A/C. The master bedroom leads out onto a balcony overlooking the pool, and upper sun terrace, with loungers and covered seating. At the heart of the house is the kitchen, where our wonderful staff provide daily breakfast, teas and coffees.

The house is not suitable for young children.

Our goal is to offer a private luxury experience while maintaining the warmth and authenticity of Sri Lankan culture. We prefer a private guest concept, where you have the opportunity to stay in our historic home, working with our staff to ensure a unique and memorable stay. Whether that be organising private ‘at-home’ massages, day-trip excursions, or delicious dining experiences, we are here to assist you! Breakfast is always included with additional at-home dining opportunities available. Guests can relax by our swimming pool, unwind on the upper sun terrace, or drink, dine, and play games in the Great Room.


More about us

  1. I’m a lawyer and preloved business founder, originally from the UK, who’s been living in the Middle East for more than 20 years.

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Where is it?


Malabar House is located in the heart of Galle Fort. The Fort is both unique and enchanting and in 1988 was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status as one of the best examples of a Dutch-built fortified city in South Asia. It is a joy to wander the charming streets, with many restaurants and boutique shopping. The fort boasts a harmonious hybrid of old European and South Asian architectural styles, some of which date back to the early 1500s.

Given its location, Malabar House Private Luxury Accommodation is the perfect place to relax, unplug, and explore the charming surroundings of this must-see historical town. There are a plethora of high quality dining, shopping, sightseeing and spas on our doorstep, while the exquisite beaches of Dewata & Unawatuna and the bustling city of Galle are only a quick tuk-tuk ride away. Our amazing staff can organise all the details, bringing you the perfect combination of relaxed luxury and inspiring adventure for your next vacation.

Galle, the capital of the Southern Province, is the fourth largest city in the Sri Lanka. Galle’s natural harbour and geographic location has attracted traders from Europe, Asia and the Middle East for centuries, and is a melting pot of trade and tourism. Within walking distance, exploring the winding streets, haggling for fresh tuna at the fish market, or tucking into some local delicacies with the residents will confirm why this city continues to be so popular.

Buzzy restaurants
Located in the heart of Galle Fort, there are numerous restaurants within walking distance. Also, there are many more a short tuk tuk ride away.
Cool bars
There are many bars a tuk tuk ride away in Unawatuna.
Cozy cafés
Located in the heart of Galle Fort, there are many cafes in the Fort.
Retail therapy
Located in the heart of Galle Fort, there are many little shops to pop into within walking distance.
Day tripping
Along the coast from The Fort, and a short tuk-tuk ride away are some of Sri Lanka’s best beaches and coastline: The break at Dewata beach has rolled onto the surf scene, and is now a popular wave for beginner and experienced surfer’s alike. Unawatuna is a lively coastal town, lauded as being amongst the most beautiful bays in the world. While further along, quieter villages of Dalawella & Talpe feature palm-lined pristine white sand and turquoise waters.

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