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Fort Dew Guest House

No:22, Sri Sudharmalaya Rd, Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view from the pleasant balcony was very interesting: looking down at the street activity and buddhist temple. The roof terrace cafe was very pleasant for breakfast but don't expect an early morning service (it starts at 8.15am). Very nice view on the sea and the ramparts, simple rooms with fans.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here for just one night. The room looked right out over the sea and with the rooftop bar / restaurant the location was perfect! Unfortunately the restaurant wasn't serving food the night we stayed so we had a drink and went elsewhere to eat - there are lots of choices in Galle. We had a lovely breakfast overlooking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Nice and small guesthouse, with stunning ocean views from the roof terrace and balcony. Basic, but very clean. Great staff, willing to help you out with everything. Located at the heart of the Fort. Dont forget to try the homemade rice and curry!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

After driving all over the island I was thinking I'd treat myself to one of the classy Boutique Hotels in Galle Fort, but my driver suggested I take a look at the Fort Dew. So glad I did.... I instantly fell in love with the place, cancelled the rest of my itinerary and stayed 5 nights until I flew out.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We spent three wonderful days at Fort Dew Guest House. Our room was very comfortable, with a queen size bed with a mosquito net and a clean, private bathroom. The building has a lot of old-world charm, and has been made with local materials and a beautiful tiled roof. On each of those three days, we'd roam around Galle in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We'd passed this place by coincidence. We've been visiting 5 guesthouses in Galle all in the same price category. Fort dew was far the best: very nice setting (you see the sunset on the terrace). The restaurant was great to have a Sri Lankan breakfast (need to order one day in advance). Rooms were basic but clean and okay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The guesthouse benefits from an ideal viewpoint to the sunset on the one hand and the buddhist temple on the other, while being in a very quiet location in central Galle. The staff was very helpful, smiling and way nicer than other guesthouses in Galle. On the negative, the room I was in was a bit hot as not well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Very basic, clean, well located. Clean rooms and toilets. The staff was friendly and efficient. Quite cost effective. Recommended for spending the night will going to nearby places in the day. Located right next to the Fort ramparts and a beautiful Buddhist temple. Very quiet and peaceful in the night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff, and good restaurant. Room (2) was small, and the warm shower -there's a cold one too -was broken. But a very comfortable bed. Great sunset views, and probably the nicest mid range place in Galle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were staying in Unawatuna and came to Galle for the day. We just fell in love with it and decided to forgo our already paid for accommodation in Una and have our last night in Galle. We just wanted to get away from the Russian ghetto that is Unawatuna! We checked a couple of places and Fort Dew was... More 

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