Amangalla derives its name from aman, or "peace" in Sanskrit, and galla, the Sinhalese name for the town of Galle. The resort provides the perfect base for exploring the Fort and the historic town of Galle. It offers a twin experience of the island's southwest coast in conjunction with sister property, Amanwella.
There are four categories of accommodation at Amangalla. Seven bedrooms are located adjacent to Amangalla’s reception, on the ground level of the Middle Street Wing.Six chambers are located within the Church Street Wing and face the Fort ramparts.There are eight Suites, of which six are located in the Church Street Wing and two in the Middle Street Wing.Situated within the resort gardens, the Garden House is a two-story, 140 square metre house featuring a private terrace and balcony offering leafy, treetop views.
Dining facilities include The Zaal – the Great Hall – as it was known in Dutch times.The Zaal is the entry point to the resort and has a wonderful colonial feel with high ceilings, overhead fans and chandeliers.The menu provides light meals and snacks in the morning and afternoon tea is served daily.Adjacent is The Dining Room that provides an intimate setting for dining with a colonial accent.The Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and provides a choice of traditional Sri Lankan curry and rice and home cooked dishes.
The Baths are contained within the lower level of the Middle Street building. Entry is to a reception hall that is flanked on one side by a long ascending arched corridor leading to five treatment rooms.On the other side of the reception hall are the female and male locker rooms and bath areas. Each contains a small number of lockers and a dressing area leading to a hydrotherapy and water massage pool, sauna, steam and cold plunge pool. Adjacent to the Baths and positioned in a quiet part of the hotel gardens is a combined yoga and meditation pavilion.
The Pool is centered within the resort’s gardens and measures 21m by 10.5m. Bordering the swimming pool is a terrace containing five shaded cabanas and a series of sun lounges. Poolside service is provided and a variety of light meals and snacks are available.