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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
  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Clean room.. good food.. friendly staff. Has lots going on right outside the rooms.. but all have balconies and hammocks.. great people watching !!! Would definitely recommend. Head upstairs to restaurant for great view of fort.. one of the best places we seen with reasonable price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My daughter and I stayed in room 3--- the staff couldn't have been more accommodating - so friendly and attentive - we were very well looked after. The rooms are basic but beds very comfortable with mosquito nets - the ensuite shower room was basic but immaculately clean. We ate dinner on the roof terrace both nights and enjoyed the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Fort Dew Villa which is opposite to Dutch fort. Fort Dew Villa is just like a guest house, very basic no TV, No WI Fi ,No hot water kettle for make tea( Sri Lanka very famous for tea plantation) it's ok for one or two night if you don't find any hotel in region.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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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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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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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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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