Amangalla derives its name from aman, or 'peace' in Sanskrit, and galla, the Sinhalese name for the town of Galle. The hotel provides the perfect base for exploring the historic town of Galle as it lies within the walls of the fort itself. Amangalla is an amalgamation of buildings dating back over 400 years. Collectively the buildings have been used as headquarters for the Dutch commandeur and his officers and later as a billet for British soldiers. An elegant pool and one of the best spas in Sri Lanka have been added in the secluded gardens. The property oozes sophisticated luxury and old-world charm, providing a truly unique experience.