Fort Bazaar stands on Church Street, within the UNESCO-listed 17th century Galle Fort. Once a stately townhouse of a merchant, the colonial era property is now an upcycled boutique hotel. Walk into a tranquil space designed to replicate a Middle Eastern residence with tree shaded patios, cushioned seating areas, covered balconies and fragrant gardens. Stay in spacious and elegantly furnished rooms wrapped around an ancient banyan tree with its innumerable branches and hanging roots. The ensuite rooms, equipped with most modern amenities, sport wooden four-poster beds and open out into sunny balconies with sit-out areas. Refresh your senses at the in-house spa or relax at the colonial era lounge and bar with its tiled floorings, hanging ceiling fans and polished dark wood furniture. Enjoy sumptuous meals at the in-house restaurant that serves traditional Middle Eastern as well as modern Sri Lankan cuisines, including deliciously fresh seafood.