No. 39 Galle Fort – Galle 3 bedroom luxury villa, Sri Lanka Elite Havens

Taking pride of place in Galle’s historic 17th century UNESCO-certified colonial fort on Sri Lanka’s south-western coast, No. 39 Galle Fort, our luxuriously converted heritage home, beautifully blends the old with the new. Striking Dutch-era furnishings, graceful archways, pillared verandas and soaring ceilings paint a nostalgic picture of the past whilst deeply cushioned loungers, lavishly adorned beds and homely, modern facilities bring No. 39 firmly into the 21st century.

Despite their inner-fort location, our three atmospheric bedrooms are blessed with unique views. On the upper floor, the master room basks in vistas of the fort’s red-tiled rooftops; the second bedroom opens onto the villa’s courtyard garden, and the third engages with the fort by glimpsing at the goings-on along Lighthouse Street. Affording further relaxation are an expansive living and dining room, a cosy mezzanine TV snug, a furnished garden veranda and an alfresco dining table for six – perfect for lazy breakfasts and cocktails at dusk.

Our friendly staff, including a talented cook, take care of all the necessities at the house to ensure your holiday is relaxing and hassle-free. If you’re a family or group of friends in search of a central fort home-from-home, you’ll love No. 39, where there’s ample space for socialising or for curling up quietly with a book. Our well-equipped kitchen allows you to self-cater if you feel so inclined, or to prepare meals for children.

Galle Fort’s fabulous attractions are mere footsteps away. Take time to wander the narrow streets to appreciate the hybrid nature of the fort’s striking European architecture, make for the ramparts at sunset, perhaps join in a game of cricket or take a quick dip in the sea to help work up an appetite before dining in one of the fort’s restaurants. Finally, return to No. 39, where every home comfort awaits.

8 out of 10 based on 1 user reviews.
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Guest reviews

September 23rd, 2017 - September 30th, 2017

“No.39 Galle Fort is a beautiful villa to relax in and enjoy. The Fort itself is beautifully maintained and the restorations of the old buildings have been done so well. We enjoyed our stay and thank Nuwan for looking after us and preparing our meals. Thank you.”

Katrina S, Australia

September 15th, 2017 - September 18th, 2017

“You have made our stay in No.39 Galle Fort an absolute dream! The location and the villa itself is right out of a James Bond novel! It is ravishing and decadent. We will recommend No.39 to all our friends and family who are considering an amazing holiday with lots of hospitality and culture. The food prepared by Dilshan was simply impeccable and he needs to be utilised to his full culinary skill! Nuwan has done a great job keeping the accommodation tidy and running smoothly. We hope to be back soon! ”

Ji Ung K, Hong Kong

September 1st, 2017 - September 4th, 2017

“Unfortunately we have to leave today from a far too short stay at No.39. It has been fabulous - Galle is beautiful. But the best thing has been No.39. Spacious,relaxing, so lovely and the team looked after us so well. The food was spectacular - starting with curry for lunch on arrival. We had the crab (twice), hoppers for breakfast and the parrot fish last night. I am going to recommend No.39 to everyone and I'm hoping I can come back and enjoy it all again. ”

Octavia B, Australia

August 2nd, 2017 - August 5th, 2017

“Thank you for a beautiful end to 2 weeks in Sri Lanka. We would love to take Lahiru and Nuwan back with us! The villa was a lovely oasis in Galle Fort. Thank you to Lahiru for our amazing cooking class and for caring for Debbie after her little misadventure.”

Deborah H, Australia

July 20th, 2017 - July 24th, 2017

“Thanks to Lahiru and Nuwan for their perfect hospitality, fantastic food, attentive housekeeping, and charming care of guests. It was great to stay in such a historic house in the middle of Galle Fort, with the Indian Ocean breaking on the walls. We look forward to returning.”

Resnick H, United States

February 27th, 2017 - March 1st, 2017

“A wonderful house! So relaxing. Loved waking up with birds and fresh air. Our cook Dilshan is amazing. He does 5 star cooking and has a 5 star attitude. The house is beautifully decorated with furniture carefully picked. Loved it!”

David D, Canada

February 16th, 2017 - February 19th, 2017

“What a splendid house - so cool and welcoming - better than a hotel. The staff were wonderful providing delicious food - kind and thoughtful - we all enjoyed our stay here in Galle - and hope it stays the same charming town! Thank you - we hope to come again - just for more tips on improving our cooking skills!”

Martin C, United Kingdom

February 13th, 2017 - February 15th, 2017

“With No.39 these streets are heaven, now home feels so foreign.”

Hua F, China

January 26th, 2017 - January 28th, 2017

“We LOVED the villa and Galle Fort. To have the place to return to after walking around town is a godsend.Thanks for allowing us to stay. Ajith cooked us a perfect seafood BBQ the first night and it was amazing, he is such a great chef and such a lovely guy. Thank you once again and hopefully, God willing, we will return to this beautiful place again!. Would certainly recommend to our friends.”

Maggie D, United Kingdom

January 11th, 2017 - January 15th, 2017

“What can I say? The Galle Literary Festival and No.39 and us - the perfect fit. It is the haven we escape to, the nest, the cocoon in the house we love.Thank you for an incredible 4 nights.The two Ajith's held the fort remarkably well considering our hectic schedule. Lahiru who stepped in to relieve a sick Ajith who conjured culinary delights was marvelous.We will be back and wish No.39 all good things in the coming year. Thank you & thank you!”

Sam Perera, Sri Lanka

December 28th, 2016 - January 2nd, 2017

“Ajith's food was good, he was always pleasant and helpful! Loved the passion fruit juice in the morning. Galle Fort was a pleasant surprise. We all enjoyed the BBQ prepared by the chef! Ajith's curries are better than in any restaurant in Galle. Highly recommend. His BBQ was wonderful. Happy New Year!”

Edith H, Malaysia

December 20th, 2016 - December 23rd, 2016

“A lovely sanctuary in the midst of Galle Fort. Thanks to the Ajith's (x2!) for their service during our stay. The garden was a lovely bit of green to relax and enjoy. A well appointed home away from home.”

Alex W, Macau

December 14th, 2016 - December 17th, 2016

“We stayed for 3 nights, and what an amazing place this is, so peaceful and quiet.We ate in two nights and the food that Ajith prepared was just fantastic. Both he and Kumara were very attentive but discrete. The Fort is a great place to shop or just soak up the atmosphere. We ate at Tuk Tuk and would recommend it to others. All in all just great. ”

Chris M, United Kingdom

November 9th, 2016 - November 11th, 2016

“Thank you for an enjoyable stay at the property. Ajith and Ajith were both courteous and helpful. Any problems were addressed by them. The property is clean, tidy and well maintained. Thanks again!”

Afrah S, United Kingdom

November 2nd, 2016 - November 4th, 2016

“Had a great stay at the property.It would have been even better if we were more than three people. We will definitely be back in the future. Thanks to the team of Ajits for looking after us being our guide and answering our unending questions.”

Suraj P, Sri Lanka

October 24th, 2016 - October 26th, 2016

“Such an amazing villa, such an amazing team! We are in love with the Fort,and we have been blown away by the quality of the villas here.The service has been great, good WIFI, attention to detail within the property is second to none, we will be seeing you again! Much thanks from all of the team to Mark & the Ajits.”

Oshea S, Australia

October 5th, 2016 - October 8th, 2016

“We have loved our stay in Galle and Ajits x2 have looked after us very well. Our son has loved playing with them and they have been very helpful and courteous. They are a credit to the house.”

Kim B, Singapore

October 3rd, 2016 - October 5th, 2016

“Love the environment and the decoration of the villa. The manager and assistants are all nice and helpful. Everything is perfect. I will come back here again one day and may live here :)”

Xu Y, China

September 3rd, 2016 - September 6th, 2016

“It was really great and awesome experience staying at no.39 light house. This was home away from home. Everything was well attended and Ajith's cooking was really good. Very hospitable staff and extremely neat. We would love to come here again.”

Nitin T, India

July 4th, 2016 - July 6th, 2016

“Fantastic villa and fantastic two nights stay. Thank you to both Ajith's for their service. ”

David C, Singapore

March 26th, 2016 - March 29th, 2016

“What a fabulous beginning to our Sri Lanka journey! Ajith is a fantastic cook who spoiled us with one delight after another.Together with the other Ajith they make an incredible team. The villa is beautiful and beautifully kept - credit to the owner, the wonderful caretaker Mark, and the villa team. A kind, gentle baby sitter, Pushpa, was the perfect addition to the team, who allowed us to have a truly relaxing experience. We will be back for longer!”

Mehvesh M, Hong Kong

March 23rd, 2016 - March 26th, 2016

“Wonderful house, fabulous team. Both Ajith & Ajith were brilliant hosts. Food was great, we would highly recommend fish curry. Amazing service! Will definitely come back again!”

Rosa P, United Kingdom

March 3rd, 2016 - March 5th, 2016

“Thank you so much for a great relaxing stay! Everything about the villa is divine and we feel very at home. Ajith makes delicious food and has taken excellent care of all our needs, always with that gorgeous smile! Thank you again and we hope to see you again in the future!”

Kate G, Australia

February 27th, 2016 - March 1st, 2016

“We had a wonderful break in this house. It has a great serene vibe.Thank you for a terrific 3 days. The staff is extremely helpful and efficient.”

Yasmeen A, United Arab Emirates

February 21st, 2016 - February 26th, 2016

“Wonderful trip to Sri Lanka. The accommodations were very comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the curry and rice dinner and setting on the veranda in the evening. The staff were welcoming and very helpful.They were knowledgeable of where to go and what to do in Galle. A great way to end our trip to Sri Lanka! We will recommend to others the villa. Thanks for assisting with our trip to Galle.”

Camilla H, United States

January 13th, 2016 - January 17th, 2016

“We are back at No.39 after a hiatus of 3 years and it's like coming home. We spent a wonderful 4 nights. Ajith's cooking was excellent and exactly what we needed during the hectic schedule of the Galle Literary Festival! We hope to come back each year. Thank you for sharing this wonderful space. I'd recommend it to anyone visiting Galle!”

Sam P, Sri Lanka

January 9th, 2016 - January 11th, 2016

“A lovely stay at 39 Galle Fort Villa, which is located conveniently in the middle of the Galle Fort but still afford a calm and relaxing atmosphere. The rooms and other amenities were comfortable, the BBQ was super and the two ajith's looked after us very well. Thank you for an enjoyable stay, we look forward to coming back and will recommended it to others.”

Bhudeni W, Sri Lanka

January 3rd, 2016 - January 7th, 2016

“From walking through the door on our first day we were taken aback by the welcoming atmosphere and the delightfull staff. Mark and the team attended to our every need and there was nothing left wanting. I would truly recommend staying at No.39 vs. any hotel chain in the Galle Fort area. Absolutely wonderful overall. And don't worry about eating out, both the BBQ's and the Sri Lankan cooking in the villa were outstanding. Truly exceptional.”

James Rogers, Hong Kong

November 6th, 2015 - November 8th, 2015

“What a fantastic villa! A beautiful villa in a beautiful location”

Helen S, Kuwait

October 4th, 2015 - October 6th, 2015

“We all love the beautiful house and appreciate smiles and services. Mark's cooking is so impressive. Thanks to you and all the best. We'd like to recommended No.39 to our friends who's going here.”

Yi S, China

October 2nd, 2015 - October 4th, 2015

“Our stay at No. 39 was awesome, it was homely, our caretakers were very friendly. We had asked to serve us barbecue dinner upon arrival and the spread was wide and delicious. The main cook (Ajith Kumar) took care of us. His Sri Lankan curry was very authentic, He always has a smile on his face and was very accommodating. We were surely visit again.”

Vijayakumar A, India

July 6th, 2015 - July 11th, 2015

“The villa is just amazing!!! You are 'right' in the middle of Galle Fort!! We felt very special being able to call number 39 home for 5 days!! ”

Nicola Fletcher, Qatar

April 2nd, 2015 - April 7th, 2015

“this is my first time to say 'Superb' experience because of professional service with LOVE! Comfortable stay, old fashion deco, and know well of local culture. ”

Yi Wang, China

December 26th, 2014 - December 28th, 2014

“The location is fabulous. You can walk to the bars, restaurants, beach and ramparts. The staff is obliging and un-intrusive. The place is tastefully put together to offer the visitor modern comforts with a touch of Sri Lankan charm.”

Priyanka Holsinger, Sri Lanka

October 25th, 2014 - November 1st, 2014

“Wonderful villa in Lighthouse street - beautifully appointed for relaxation with friends or family. Totally wonderful location to explore Galle's restaurants and shops and opposite the best lounge bar in town. Loved it and will definitely go there again!”

Eveline Cadell, Sri Lanka

October 18th, 2014 - October 25th, 2014

“'39 Galle Fort' is a fantastic place to stay. It has a central location in the Fort, all is in walkable distance. The villa is very well designed, with the old colonial features well preserved in a modern facility. Great place to relax after a daytrip to the countryside or beaches, great place to doze a day away while staying in the Fort. Good for kids. The service of the house staff was truly excellent, with good local dishes cooked from scratch (recommended the fresh tuna curry)and a very friendly attitude towards their guests. All was attended to in great care and detail. I fully recommend to stay in 39 Galle Fort - great family place! We will surely be back. Dr Thom KLEISS and family, Singapore ”

Thom Kleiss, Singapore

October 7th, 2014 - October 8th, 2014

“Villa 39 is a beautiful oasis in the Galle Fort. It is spacious, comfortable and very tasteful. The location could not be better as it is in close proximity to any place you might want to visit at the Galle Fort. There are so many spaces to relax and unwind within the villa and the rooms are well appointed with well designed bathrooms. The staff are attentive and accommodating...what more might one want from a holiday villa. ”

Ranil De Silva, Sri Lanka