There are signs entering Galle warning about the dangers of mosquitoes. I'm not sure that Deco on 44 read them. We arrived at 2am. We did not open any doors or windows. By the morning my son had 6 bites on his face and my partner many more. There were five very full mosquitoes around the room. We knew this because they were very fat and easy to kill and left large blood stains on the wall.
The staff came and sprayed the next day. We only found three very full mosquitoes that day. They obviously forgot to spray on top of ceiling fan where they were.
We also had problems with the transport at Deco on 44. They ask for double to triple what you would pay in other places. Ok if it was a 5* hotel. Deco on 44 is not. It presents like a 1-3 star guest house and has all the issues you would expect e.g. concrete bathrooms, no baths, mosquitoes, cock roaches and a need to be scam vigilant.
Price does not resemble quality here, stay somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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