Curated Experience


We’re a hotel for the curious and we believe that every journey is a chance to be inspired by the unexpected. And we’re here to show you how to make the most of every step along the way. From our approach to meals to our unique take on evenings and our on-request local navigators, we’ll show you how to income the unexpected and experience the new. Our thoughtfully composed recommendations will help inspire new trips to new places, guiding you somewhere remarkably unforgettable – all while the Mer.chant becomes your base for exploration. Discover emerging talent in music, food, drink, and the arts whether you’re staying in our hotel or just swinging by. So, throw away the guidebook and discover Galle our way.

Helping you find what the guidebooks can’t tell you.

Galle Fort Walk With a Resident

A best-selling experience for being a concise representation of Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage, this walk around Galle Fort – a UNESCO world heritage site – is one you don’t want to miss out on. Take a journey through the neighbourhoods that surrounded our hotel and uncover the stories through the eyes of a budding filmmaker.