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New Old Dutch House

21 Middle Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #115 of 150 Galle B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best service, very good breakfast, good location,We stayed here for two nights. Very quiet and atmospheric hotel! Here we want to come back!. 2 km to visit the old town to the contrary from the hotel. Excellent choice for a rather affordable price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wifi was fast.. Shared bathroom was very clean.. Great Location.. Good breakfast option.. I loved the man who was there. He helped me get taxis to go to many places and was so much help.. New Old Dutch House is centrally located in the fort.. so everything near him. I would go again when I'm in Galle..

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Beautiful place, well situated in Galle Fort. Nice staff, awesome breakfast and quiet rooms, really big and with all the facilities you need (including iron machine). Good value for money. Highly recommended....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

New Old Dutch House 1. Price is Reasonable. 2. Room is Small but Very Clean. 3. Staff and Owners are Friendly. 4. Owner even allowed us to check-in earlier than 10am and we even left our luggages with them after we checked-out. Overall, I highly recommend New Old Dutch House! If ever I will go back to GALLE FORT I... More

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UK - Derbyshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stayed here for three nights in March. Initial impression of room was good - a nice colonial feel. However could not get wifi signal there and TV reception was very poor. Bed was OK and had mosquito net. However the bathroom (a wet room really) most certainly displayed the Sri Lankan attitude to health and safety with electrical sockets fixed... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Frankly, the location is good, only need 10-15min to bus terminal by walking. The house is lovely with white all over. But, my room is poor! It's small and too hot to sleep. Even outside was getting cold in the later nite, my room is still hot. For safety, I could not open the window. Because my room is on... More

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We decided to ignore the reviews and stay here partly as there was limited availability elsewhere. We booked in advance as we were concerned there would not be much left when we arrived in galle. The room was large and very clean. We had twin room eventhough we booked a double. The hotel advertised satellite TV and wifi in all... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This was the worst place we stayed at in our 2 weeks touring Southern Sri Lanka. The bed had slats missing so was very uncomfortable, the walls were dirty and the smell bad. We booked as it was recommended in our guide book but the room we had did not fit the description of at all. I brought this to... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

A really beautiful guest house with big and nice rooms (at least ours!) Breakfast really good and the place well situated. The roomboys were very nice and helpful! The owner a bit weird always talking about business and trying to sell us an estate..That doesnt really correspond our image of good client service in a hotel. Unfortunately the morning we... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We booked a 'double room with fan' after reading the glowing report in Lonely Planet. The reception and lounge area was nicely restored, comfortable and stylish. We were walked past nice looking rooms with billowing white nets, mini fridges etc to what I can only describe as a storeroom between the kitchen and cleaning cupboard. This dirty, mouldy, windowless cell... More

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Address: 21 Middle Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
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New Old Dutch House is situated in Fort, Galle the southern capital of Sri Lanka. Suite rooms with air-condition, attached bathrooms with hot water, satellite TV, WIFI internet and Minibar in a two story building. New Old Dutch House is provides accommodations and also serves as a business center for the tourists. ... more   less 
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