Located within Galle Fort, 32 Middle Street is a 250-year-old Dutch house built originally for a Dutch merchant in the mid 18th century. It is surrounded by high walls, which provide a sense of privacy in the bustling Fort. The property is rented out in its entirety, which allows guests the run of the house.
Entering onto the front verandah, through an unassuming front door your eyes are drawn along the hallway leading all the way through to the pool area. On either side of the hallway there are two bedroom suites.
Bedroom 1 contains a downstairs sitting room and bathroom. The upstairs loft contains a double bed. Bedroom 2 contains a kids play area and bathroom on the lower level and two single beds in the loft. The rooms are furnished with carefully selected antique pieces from around Sri Lanka. The floors are handcrafted out of teak wood.
The central hallway opens onto an open plan living and dining area, which leads onto the pool area. Off the pool is a newly renovated, modern kitchen available for guests' use.
The second floor hosts the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The beautiful outside sitting area and sun deck on the second floor balcony allow for a cool breeze coming through from the ocean.
The villa has been recently renovated to feature all the modern and stylish comfort expected by demanding guests: Drop Screen TV, iPod Dock, and free Wi-Fi available throughout the villa
The staff (chef, steward and house lady) at the villa have been fully trained to cater to your needs, beside taking care of the cleaning, laundry and of your well-being, the chef is able to cook delicious local and international meals.
Other Things to Note
Minimum 2 night stay
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Middle Street. A comfortable spacious house, the perfect base from which to explore Colonial Galle Fort. It was refreshing to be able to collapse in the pool after exploring the sights and shops. We were very well looked after by staff and management. I'm sure future guests will love their experience here as much as we did.
Many thanks, and warm wishes, Diana.
32 Middle Street is very special. An easy walk to anywhere in the Galle Fort area & a lovely, comfortable base for exploring southern Sri Lanka with assistance and advise from the ever helpful Jaya. Drinks around the pool followed by a home cooked & delicious meal will make you feel you are in heaven.
We had an excellent stay- the house had a great layout and furnishings, perfect location in the fort and a wonderful sense of history. The staff were very accommodating and cooked delicious restaurant quality, seafood dinners for us at our request. we'd love to make it back to stay again!!
32 Middle road is a private sanctuary located centrally within Galle Fort complex. We were seeking solitude and an authentic experience, so this was perfect.
Thulani and Jaya (our hosts) were great. Very warm and friendly.
Jaya is an absolute wizard in the kitchen and as such, we barely ate out, for fear of missing out on one of his delicious creations!
As sun lovers, the pool (which maintained a perfect temperature even during the peak of the day) was a welcome addition to the beautiful home.
Everything within the Fort is in walking distance. Super convenient and safe.
We enjoyed a hassle free relaxing time in this amazing villa.
The pool is a huge plus and the focus for much of our day.
The villa is very comfortable and finished to a high standard.
Kusal is a great cook and we loved his food. We only ventured out
a couple of times as the villa was the perfect place to chill.
I would return in a heart beat.
Lovely villa with outstanding service from Kusal and Thulani. We had a fantastic time -- thank you!