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Deco On 44

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Ko Samui, Thailand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Deco on 44 is well located and well appointed.for a 4 star hotel It is however expensive and we did not realise until after we booked there was a compulsory New Years eve dinner which was very expensive and poorly attended. The TV in our room didn't work and a request to fix this didn't happen. Overall an average experience....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a very decent Mango / Shrimps salad , but the second dish was even better, a fresh tuna fish simply wonderful. The dessert (brownie) was also quite good, although a little bit small. Price is ok for the quality you get.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had our Christmas dinner here. It was simply amazing. Food and atmosphere were just perfect. Service and surroundings were spot on. Would recommend this place. Not the cheapest in town but well worth it.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is lovely. The staff were immensely helpful and friendly and the restaurant cooked me some really tasty meals. My room was spotless, the bed was really comfortable, the bathroom clean and everything worked without a problem. The food I had at the hotel - basically every meal - was delicious. When I asked for something not on the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 11, 2016

We stayed at the Star room, which was very spacious and nice. But the aircon was totally unable to deal with the heat and humidity. The whole thing is not helped by the bathroom being very big and the door doesn't close properly and hence you end up cooling even a bigger area. Service is great though, breakfast lives up...

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Dunsborough, Australia
Reviewed December 1, 2016

The Art Deco frontage to this hotel is impressive and it was the only hotel we saw in Galle Fort that was set back from the road. It's right in the midst of shops, bars and close to the ocean. Our room (Triton) was large with good amenities including a minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. It was quiet with effective...

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Thank HookedOnTravel255103
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful hotel with modern amenities. Clean and spacious with a breakfast way bigger than any normal person could ever possibly eat. The staff are very friendly and the transfer to Colombo was very competitively priced.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Stayed here in August 2015 and again in September 2016. Located right in the centre of Galle Fort, this 7 room hotel is both convenient and reasonably priced. It was apparently built in the 1930s and they have tried to stay true to the style and ambience of that era of British rule. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean....

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Great place to stay as it is just a 7-room old villa in a Dutch style of architecture. Staff is very friendly and they have a kitchen which serves international meals cooked to your order. Also, there is a small pool, one room spa (male masseur), retail jewellery outlet and the property is double storey. There is a Spa Cylon...

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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We found the main hotel a tad over our price limit and were offered accommodation just down the road in their 'sister' apartments. They were as beautiful as the main hotel and only $60 a night, you still have the use of the pool. The staff are super friendly and go out of their way to help you, lovely place...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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Deco on 44
Deco on 44
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Fusion
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Deco On 44

Address: 44 Lighthouse Street | Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: $163 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Deco On 44 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Our room by the pool was quiet”
 of 5 bubbles HookedOnTravel255103, Dec 1, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the ground floor facing the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles indusman248, Oct 20, 2016 | Read review
“Double Decor Rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Prasanya, Oct 7, 2016 | Read review
“By the pool courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles facet, Sep 28, 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay in one of the rooms by the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles lesleys71, Sep 28, 2016 | Read review
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