Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel (Original Dutch Governors House)

Rated 8.4 in 561 reviews. 36 rooms.


Nooit Gedacht Hetitage Hotel was built in 1735 when dutch ruled Galle. In Dutch Nooit Gedacht means Never Thought of ( Never thought of building a house) Originally the house of a Dutch Governor.The spot for the Governor's mansion was chosen by the Dutch because of the fresh water spring in the back yard of the house.In the back yard is also the remnant of a Dutch canal once used to transport fresh water and spices to warehouses in Galle fort.

In 1942 the house was commandeered by the British and used as the logistics centre for the Koggala Air Base during World war II.

With front yard of about two acres of land planted with coconut trees , the house spots a Dutch-style facade with a long veranda flanked by a two storied belfry-type edifice from British Period Inside, the Dutch potion of the house has terracotta floors and some nice pieces of antique furniture Guests rooms are at the back, and a long veranda with dining tables overlooking a small pool and a tropical garden lit with fire fly's in the night. sprawling six acres of land with which eventually leads to the famous Rumassala Mountain which is mentioned in the epic Ramayana.

Housed in a restored Dutch colonial building, Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel features 2 swimming pools, a huge garden and free parking on site. Ayurvedic treatments are available. WiFi is available for free in the property's reception area, lobby and restaurant.

Guest rooms are fitted with a private veranda with views of the pool, lake or mountain. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and hot shower.

Guests can enjoy massages at the Ayurvedic spa. The staff at the tour desk can assist with making travel arrangements.

The on-site restaurant serves a variety of local dishes. Guests can also enjoy meals in the comfort of their own rooms.

A 10-minute walk from Unawatuna Beach, Hotel Nooit Gedacht Heritage is 5 km from the Galle Fortress and 119 km from Colombo. Bandaranaike International Airport is 149 km away.

Mini fridge is only available in the Superior Room. Guests can have their meals Buffet OR A ' la Carte at the Governor's Cafe. We serve a wide range of dishes Eastern & Western. Hotel has a Gym, Pool side Bar and a Herbal Spa.

Spa Facilities

  • Spa facilities
  • Foot bath
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Back massage
  • Foot massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Kids' pool
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Beauty Services
  • Facial treatments
  • Hair treatments
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrub

Available Rooms

2 guests




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