Ambassador's HouseSri Lanka
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- Tucked within Galle's Historic 17th Century Fortress
Tucked within Galle's historic seventeenth century fortress on the south coast of Sri Lanka, this majestic five-bedroom private villa, the former residence of the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Pakistan, Iraq and Bangladesh is bursting with colonial charm. Ambassador's House boasts abundant living space, including a roof terrace and huge lounge, as well as an elongated swimming pool and a lush, palm-shaded courtyard. An experienced staff team, including a private chef, welcome guests with traditional Sri Lankan hospitality and tend to every need to ensure that families and friends can relax and cherish their time soaking up the nostalgia of these elegant surroundings.
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Galle Fort is a truly magical place to stay. As a temporary resident, you will join the glittering ranks of merchants, traders and foreign nationals who have all left their indelible mark on this seventeenth century Dutch Fort. Without having to step outdoors you become part of living history as every house inside its walls is a heritage monument. Listen from your window for the call to prayer from the mosque or the chanting from the Buddhist temple; Galle Fort is home to temples of three religions whose devotees all live in peace and harmony with each other. The fort is a wonderful place to explore as you wander down narrow streets and ponder at the colonial architecture; delicate fretwork, magnificent columns and never-ending red-tiled roofs. The wide grassy western ramparts where there’s often a cricket match being played offer the perfect respite at sunset. There are also a couple of interesting museums showcasing the fort’s rich history as well as plenty of boutiques selling handicrafts, delicate lacework, glittering gems and other evocative souvenirs. Restaurants and cafes for coffee-stops abound.