Amangalla (former New Oriental)

Overflowing with colonial landmarks, in the heart of a 17th century Dutch fort, rests a peaceful, and immaculately restored historic hotel, Amangalla. Galle Fort, recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, houses the most charming and characteristic buildings in the ancient trading port of Galle. In the 19th century horse drawn carriages delivered parasol-bearing gentry to the famous doors of the, then New Oriental Hotel. Today, the hotel portrays the complex patina of its past in an exemplary setting, surrounded by the rich colonial tapestry of Sri Lanka’s exceptional Dutch fortress.
Our team researches the hotel's history, from the very beginning, verifying its exact opening date and providing an overview of its history up to the present day. ?If you have any useful information, please send it to [email protected]? Thank you The New Oriental Hotel built by the Dutch in 1684 as their barracks, was converted into a hotel by the British in 1845. It used to be privately owned by the family of Nesta Brohier. Today the hotel is one of the oldest in Sri Lanka and has all the of the last phase of the Dutch occupation of Sri Lanka and the beginning of the British period.
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Amangalla, 120km south of Colombo, resides within the walls of the old Dutch fort in the town of Galle, which bares only two entrances, the British ‘New Gate’ and the Dutch ‘Sea Gate’. All flights arrive into Colombo’s Bandaranaika International airport in the daytime.
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Amangalla (former New Oriental)
Country: Sri Lanka
City: Galle
Opening date: 1845

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Sri Lanka, Galle

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