Fort Bazaar is a Merchant's home-turned-luxury hotel, ideally located nearby the legendary cultural landmarks of Galle. 

Nestled within the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Galle Fort, on Sri Lanka’s resplendent southern coast, Fort Bazaar emerges as a jewel of heritage. The building is a 17th-century edifice reborn from ruins through nine years of meticulous restoration.

Fort Bazaar introduces you to the cultural majesty of Galle
The entrance to Fort Bazaar has several archways leading into a warmly-lit entrance hall.
The hotel lobby is dressed in a neutral colour palette, accented by splashes of orange and red tones. There is a large sofa and two arm chairs.
The communal library in the hotel is dressed in a relaxed, cosy fashion and equipped with a bookcase and sofa set.
One of the bedrooms has wood panelled floors and a king-sized four-poster bed, with large sliding doors which lead onto a balcony.
One of the bedrooms has glossy, tiled flooring and a large, four-poster bed dressed in white linen bedding. The door leads directly outside.
One of the private bathrooms at Fort Bazaar has sleek, modern decor and a large, walk-in shower.
the hotel restaurant has a bright and airy ambience, dressed in wooden furnishings and with a large chandelier.
The courtyard at Fort Bazaar is draped in stone paving and decorated with a range of plants
An outdoor seating area is draped in comfy pillows, beside the outdoor courtyard.
The bar at Fort Bazaar is dimly lit during an evening and its floor is tiled in a mosaic style.

This boutique hotel epitomises luxury, where modern elegance meets laid-back chic. Its design, featuring Moroccan-style rugs, cushions, mosaic tiles, and pendant lamps, weaves a tapestry of Middle Eastern enchantment.

Central to Fort Bazaar's charm is its inviting courtyard, a vibrant nexus of culture and relaxation, where guests can savour afternoon teas or evening cocktails under the open sky. During a cultural Sri Lanka tour, Fort Bazaar welcomes you into pure bliss.

Fort Bazaar not only offers a gateway to luxury but also an immersive journey into Sri Lanka's rich tapestry of culture. Guests are enticed to partake in exclusive cookery classes, learning the art of traditional cuisine alongside expert chefs, and to explore the bewildering streets of Galle.

Strategically positioned, Fort Bazaar serves as the perfect base to discover the ancient allure of Galle Fort. Meanwhile, the serene beauty of the region's tropical beaches awaits you, enriching your Sri Lanka holiday with an exquisite blend of discovery and indulgence.

Three colourful dishes are served on slate slabs and plates, presented in a fine-dining style
Two red seats are placed either-side of a table, perfect for a private dining experience.

The Hotel

Fort Bazaar offers 15 elegant 'Bazaar' and 'Banyan' rooms and three 'Upper Floor Suites', each blending style with serene views. The Bazaar and Banyan rooms open onto a picturesque central courtyard, offering a tranquil escape, while the Upper Floor Suites boast private balconies with stunning views over Galle Fort's red-tiled rooftops.

Each room and suite is a haven of comfort, equipped with air conditioning, a fridge stocked with complimentary soft drinks, a Nespresso coffee machine, and tea-making facilities, ensuring a stay of unmatched convenience and indulgence. Families have the option of interconnecting rooms or the spacious Upper Family Suite to crown their perfect Galle tour. 


To pair with sleek accommodations and an opulent restaurant, Fort Bazaar offers a range of fabulous facilities. Enjoy a tipple in the hotel's lively bar, spending precious time with the family or getting to know like-minded explorers.

Fort Bazaar's extensive outdoor spaces, from its decorative courtyard to its private outdoor verandas, make for idyllic spots to wind down beneath Sri Lanka's afternoon sun. Its luxurious spa attracts those who seek inner peace, even offering yoga sessions to keep you mindful in-between outdoor adventures.


At the entrance of the hotel is Fort Bazaar’s acclaimed restaurant, Church Street Social, which serves delicious Sri Lankan cuisine with Arabic, Moroccan and Turkish influences. You can indulge in the comfort of a warm and tranquil ambience, in the company of your loved ones.

From the moment you wake up, you are treated with colourful dishes with a contemporary twist. The chefs fuse traditional Sri Lankan flavours into some of the dishes, introducing you to the elaborate cultural heritage of southern Sri Lanka.

How this hotel makes your trip more responsible

Fort Bazaar is part of the Teardrop hotel group. The group is committed to helping and sustaining their local communities through their CARE (Creating A Rewarding Experience) charitable foundation. CARE has helped the communities in the areas surrounding their hotels in a number of ways. This includes: providing food and medicine to low income households, helping to repair the roof of a temple, providing equipment for a local playground and sponsoring disabled children through a special needs school (Volunteers to Assist Children with Disabilities Limited). 

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