No 5 Middle Street Galle


No. 5 Middle Street is an original Dutch house built in 1789. It was renovated in 2012 and remains true to its heritage, retaining its original facade, high timber ceilings and towering arches.

This blends seamlessly with the contemporary side wing, with its stunning rammed-earth walls. The private garden and the living wall provide a lush green contrast

Middle Street is centrally located towards the north side of the Fort, just around the corner from Fortaleza Restaurant.

The house has four bedrooms; all on the first floor in addition to expansive living areas on the ground floor.

Every room has its own individual design and art, with an eclectic blend of Western and Oriental touches. Stunning hand-built furniture is mixed with oriental rugs, handmade tiles and polished concrete floors.


No. 5 has four spacious bedrooms, all on the first floor and opening onto the polished timber balcony. This wraps around the rear of the house and overlooks the walled garden and lawn.

The architecture in the bedrooms blends extensive use of local hard woods with the contemporary rammed earth construction of the new wing. Combined with fine finishes, fresh flowers, high timber ceilings and a simple design ethos, these are beautiful rooms.

  • The Master Bedroom - The Master Bedroom has a king-size bed, exquisite ensuite bathroom with polished terrazzo bathtub and shower, walk-in-wardrobe and internal balcony that looks down into the living room. The room is very light with the bedside wall shutters opening onto the “Live Wall”. The room is beautifully furnished with simple hand-built furniture, handmade oriental rugs and fine timber polished floors. Each has its own bathroom, air-conditioning, overhead fans and the finest linen. The “Bunk Room” can accommodate up to four children.
  • The Queen Room - Like all of the rooms it is airy and light, with highly polished timber floors rugs and simple but beautifully made furniture using local hard woods.
  • The Twin Bedroom - The Twin Room also overlooks the gardens below and has two single four-poster beds and an ensuite bathroom and shower. Like the other rooms, the Twin Room has polished timber floors, flowers, fine linen and real attention to detail.
  • Children’s Bunk Room - The Children’s Bedroom has double bunk beds with its own bathroom with shower. This room is located next to the Master Bedroom, so perfect for a family.

From US$ 504

2 Nights for 2 people at No 5 Middle Street on BB Basis