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Fort Dew Guest House

No:22, Sri Sudharmalaya Rd, Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #58 of 149 Galle B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried 2 different rooms. The first one was small, dark and with spots of humid on the walls. The bathroom was dirty, the shower broken and there was a small window shared with another bathroom of a close room. The second room was much better, larger and with a nice window, but the bathroom wasn't much better than the... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The owner Ravi and his sons own and look after this lovely little backpackers hostel. The rooms are clean, efficient and basic, but the A/C works and many have balcony views and comfortable seating overlooking the old fort's ramparts, on which kids poor out of school and play cricket in the early evening and lovers stroll along paths above the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We had breakfast laid on here for us as our guest house was working on their own kitchen....so we had the continental and the Sri Lankan, the first being really bland, so stay clear, the Sri Lankan breakfast has to be pre ordered the day before...which we thought was a bit odd being in SL...when we did get it it... More

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Pine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We loved our room with the balcony outside overlooking the Galle fort wall and cricket pitch. We spent hours watching the sea water come over the wall, the monks next door, light traffic meander by, and the boys playing endless cricket. We were conveniently located near stores and attractions. The restaurant on top served an excellent seafood soup and breakfast.... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Forget the expensive hotels in Galle for sleeping - pop into those for a spiffy afternoon tea or cool drink. For sleeping, the rooms at Fort Dew are all that you want - crisp white sheets - clean - friendly staff - good Sri Lankan food. Sit on the verandah for a grandstand view of the cricket matches being played... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Great view from the rooftop, which is a great spot to enjoy their excellent breakfasts. Great location within the fort - overlooking the little cricket pitch and convenient for a stroll around the walls. Rooms were clean and functional.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Room was basic but clean. Beds were comfortable. AC was effective. Toilet was adequate. Towels are changed on request and water bottles are provided if asked. Location is outstanding. Did not have breakfast as on one day we left early for our day trip and on the other day there was none available due to the Sinhala New Year. Price... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a nice,clean place situated inside the Galle fort. Its surroundings are the ground of the fort, temple Dutch church and lot of jewellery shops. There are nice places to have a bath in the sea where there are very little sea waves... Food and rooms are perfect and the staff are ready helpful. Recommend for any local or... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stayed here for two nights at the end of our Sri Lanka trip. We arrived to everywhere being full and when we arrived so were they. In the end they gave us their son's room. It was clean, spacious and nice. The family who owned it were very welcoming, Ravi spent plenty of time chatting and joking with us. He... More

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Munich, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

We found Fort Dew very good value. The owner speaks good English and was very accommodating in changing our reservation. He even offered us a shower in his private bathroom on the day of checkout as all rooms were occupied. We enjoyed the Sri. Lankan breakfast on the rooftop a lot!

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Address: No:22, Sri Sudharmalaya Rd, Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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