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Deco On 44

44, Lighthouse Street | Galle Fort, Galle , Sri Lanka
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Ranked #4 of 40 hotels in Galle
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quirky luxury in wonderful small-scale, intimate hotel in the heart of Galle Fort. Particular thanks to M. Iftar for helping us out at an hour of need! The food is simply delicious - a wonderful introduction to Sri Lankan curry. Cannot recommend this place too highly.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband booked a surprise trip down to Galle for the weekend in this nice little hotel that lives up to its name. The pool area feels like a little oasis, with greenery around to mask the building around. Location wise - it is in the Fort so anywhere is close by. Rooms are spacious with clean comfy furniture, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've just spent two fantastic nights at Deco on 44. M.Iftal and his friendly team of staff were there to welcome us on arrival and looked after us with genuine care throughout our stay. The rooms are beautiful and the turn down service is a great touch, but I won't spoil the surprise! Ask for one of the three rooms... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Galle, Galle, hothot Galle with its searing morning heat, sunset on the ramparts and endless gridlock jams on the narrow streets, now with huge coaches trying to turn around corners even a bicycle would draw the line at: with all this, is it worth going back there, to suffer endless torments with below par hotels and a ambiance which seems... More

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Noosaville, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a super comfortable boutique hotel of eight rooms in the heart of Galle Fort, close to all the Galle Fort attractions. It's Art Deco theme was lovingly and thoughtfully preserved and authentically represented throughout. A big plus for this hotel is the wonderful, friendly and attentive staff. The food was also the best we found in the Galle Fort... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great choice for the mid budget range whilst staying at galle fort. It's right in the middle of the fort and has maintained its charm and character. It has a great little pool and a simple but excellently executed menu. The rooms are clean and airy and the staff aim to please.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family had dinner here last week during our weekend visit to Galle and it was really awesome.First of all the manager came to say hello and welcome us which was super hospitable,the staff were so warm and friendly, smiled a lot and came around from time to time as we ate to know if the food was okay or... More

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Forth, Tasmania, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great rooms, lovely pool, excellent service, and fantastic food. Provided hotel car for me to get business meetings in region. Excellent internet connection. Location in old fort also makes it a relaxing place to stay.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and myself were very very lucky to find this amazing boutique in a little piece of paradise in an amazing part of town. After spending 2 nites in Cololmbo, my first experience of Sri Lanka people, were unfriendly. As soon as we arrived in my little piece of paradise, my opinion changed. The staff here, are SO SO... More

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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a lovely arte deco hotel, converted from a former mansion. Only about 10 rooms or so. Location is superb, right in the centre of old Galle and the Fort area. Nothing is more than a few paces away. We had a large room on the first floor, (the star room) which was spacious and airy with a high... More

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Address: 44, Lighthouse Street | Galle Fort, Galle , Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Nestled within the historic Galle Fort in the south of Sri Lanka, Deco on 44 offers you the finest luxury accommodation within this unique, historic, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally built in the 1930’s by a wealthy gem merchant, Deco on 44 has been renovated and decorated keeping in mind the art deco theme of its original architects. We are Sri Lanka’s only art deco hotel and we welcome you to relax in our beautiful rooms and enjoy our scrumptious cuisine and personalized service that truly is a taste of paradise. The hotel contains 3 large suites(2 with private balconies, 1 with a sitting room), 1 Junior Suite on the upper floor and 3 Deluxe Rooms overlooking the fantastic swimming pool. Tours from the hotel can be arranged for a variety of activities including Whale watching. Enjoy the Galle Fort from one of its finest hotels. We await to welcome you. ... more   less 
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