Perfectly positioned in a melting pot of history, culture, food, and design, The Mer.chant is a feast for all your senses – from its contemporary design to its setting in the hip locale of Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Merchant effortlessly blends the Southern laidback culture with comfort through its distinctive blend of architecture, food, and music.
Exceptional, We received an upgrade with a larger bed. the room and the bathroom were very nice and clean. In addition, the hotel is very centrally located

Marlene, Germany

Pleasantly Surprised in Galle. Everything at this establishment was exceptional. Checkin was easy, our pre-arrival request was honored, our rooms were clean, the staff was incredible, and the location was perfect.

Feurbi, Netherlands

It was a memorable and comfortable stay ! Its a gorgeous boutique hotel right in the centre of the Galle fort area. the staff is amazing, so is the vibe of the place, esp at night.

Atisi, India

Super stay at the Merchant. Beautifully appointed, courteous staff, great location and vibe

Aakanksha, India

Best place in Galle Fort, hands down !! Loved the location, furnishing quality and the staff was very helpful.

Kabir, India

Great stylish hotel with amazing staff and perfect location. I spent four unforgettable days in this beautiful hotel.

Bilakovac, Croatia

A spectacular backdrop

The Mer.chant extends an ideal venue for all your special events. Tucked within the popular Pedlar Street inside Galle Fort, our boutique hotel brings together 1,300 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space with modern casual elegance.

Stop by and enjoy a refreshing virgin mojito or dig into a curated menu

Immerse in soulful experiences


Spoil yourself to a remarkable stay at the Mer.chant. Choose between a private villa or rooms that unveil modern and functional decor together with an inspiring spirit drawn from the very essence of Galle.

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