Fort Printers

Overview

The Fort Printers is an 18th century mansion which has been restored into an elegant small private hotel, originally comprising 5 suites but with the addition of two heritage villas in 2013 has 13 suites, offering understated elegance and personal service in an intimate, friendly atmosphere.

Accommodation

There are four tastefully furnished, ensuite bedrooms which includes a spacious Master suite. Two additional fold away beds are available upon request for children.

  • 54 Pedlar Street Suites - The rooms are part of The Fort Printers as hotel suites yet have the feel of a private residence. Each of the bedrooms has an elegant contemporary bathroom with an antique bath tub. The bedrooms feature a four poster bed, a sofa-bed/chaise lounge and a writing desk with designer chair. Exquisite linens and a choice of pillows complete the spacious and luxurious bedrooms. The building has a private sitting room with a mini library and an Ipod station, a private dining area with a long dining table to host 10 or more dinner guests and individual dinners.
  • 41 Church Street Suites - The rooms are part of The Fort Printers as hotel suites yet have the feel of a private residence. Each of the bedrooms has an elegant contemporary bathroom with an antique bath tub. The bedrooms feature a four poster bed, a sofa-bed/chaise lounge and a writing desk with designer chair. Exquisite linens and a choice of pillows complete the spacious and luxurious bedrooms. The building has a private sitting room with a mini library and an Ipod station, a private dining area with a long dining table to host 10 or more dinner guests.
  • Arts - Located on first floor with views over beautiful tiled roof and with sitting areas in front of each in the wrap around gallery. The rooms have beautiful old hard wood floors, exposed antique wood beams, a mix of contemporary and classic furniture and silk curtains. Each room has a double bed with mosquito net, separate shower room, outside sitting areas, luxury toiletry and a mini bar with tea making facilities.
  • History and Geography - Located on first floor with views over beautiful tiled roof and with sitting areas in front of each in the wrap around gallery. The rooms have beautiful old hard wood floors, exposed antique wood beams, a mix of contemporary and classic furniture and silk curtains. Each room has a double bed with mosquito net, separate shower room, outside sitting areas, luxury toiletry and a mini bar with tea making facilities.
  • The Prefect’s - Located on ground floor in the frangipani courtyard and next to the pool, double bed with mosquito net, separate shower room and an antique bath tub, outside sitting area, luxury toiletry, mini bar with tea making facilities
  • The Headmaster’s - Located on first floor, double bed with mosquito net on a raised platform overlooking the lighthouse and the pool in courtyard, old hard wood floors, exposed antique wood beams, separate dressing room with WC, copper clad shower, luxury toiletry, and a mini bar with tea making facilities.

Dining

The Fort Printers offers a fresh and vibrant menu that uses predominantly fresh seafood and organic local produce. The chiefs plan the menu for the day based on guests’ preferences, and lovingly create soups, mezzes, and mains comprising grilled fresh seafood, Mediterranean inspired specialties, and traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry (which includes several vegetable dishes and at least one fish or meat curry).

As seafood and particularly yellow fin tuna is abundant in the area, you can expect to find dishes with sashimi, grilled or seared tuna, lobster, prawns and several kinds of fish. The meals are served in the frangipani courtyard overlooking the thin lap pool or in the grand dining room and at times to suit the whims of the guests.

Breakfast usually includes fresh tropical fruits, fresh fruit juices, home made cereals, eggs, fresh curds and home made breads or any other special requests such as frittatas, hot cakes or Sri Lankan hoppers.

Lunch may include fresh salads, gourmet burgers, grilled tuna or open-faced sandwiches. Dinner is generally a lavish affair with specialties such as grilled lobster, seared tuna, prawns, slow roasted leg of goat, grilled lamb cutlets or delicious Sri Lankan lobster, prawn or fish curries.

From US$ 523

2 Nights for 2 peoples at Fort Printers on BB Basis