Recently renovated merchants’ mansion
- 26 Church Street
- Open 24/7
- +94 766 630 800
Next door to Galle Fort hotel is another residential mansion from the Dutch period, few of the original details remain, many of the old characters was changed by the British when they turned it into the survey department, the first administrative service they established in the country.
For a long time, the building was vacant. In 2014 it was purchased by the Teardrops group and renovated into a boutique hotel, bringing back the feel of old times and restoring the original twin colonnaded veranda. Apparently it took them 18 months, a team of designers and architects, and 65 labourers and 3 dogs living on site to pull this off.