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“long and pleasant stay”
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Fort Fifty Inn
Ranked #82 of 128 Galle B&B and Inns
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“long and pleasant stay”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

I stayed in forty fifty for a whole month during my medical elective in sri lanka and loved it.
Anura the owner and the rest of the staff were really accommodating the whole time, there was good wifi connection, and cable tv in the room. the main lobby is nice to chill out in, have a chat with staff and travelers, and have some decent food too, and it was easy to do my washing. i highly recommend it to travelers and medical students alike.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Stayed for 4 nights at Fort Fifty Inn and it was an amazing stay! The room is clean and comes with cable TV (clear english channels) and a fridge. WIFI is also available in the room. All the staff there are very friendly and ready to help you with whatever enquiries you may have. Location wise, it is within the fort and thus makes it walking distance to everywhere within the fort. Room was airy and A/C is not really required. The room also has mosquito net if you decide not to take an A/C room. Price-wise, it is one of the better deals that we have gotten on this trip. Great stay and highly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

The owners are very kindly people, they will help you if you need anything... Anura is very friendly and can arrange the best stay for you there, Fort Galle is very calm, relaxing, and it's A great place to have a nice time in Sri Lanka..

Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Galle, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

I've stayed about 11 days in Galle within the fort walls and have been in three different hotels. Fort Fifty has been the best place to stay by far. Anura is the owner and is very friendly and eager to please his customers. The staff is very friendly and they keep everything working perfectly. Fort Fifty is also the best buy for the money as I compared pricing with other hotels in the area. I would definitely stay here again and would certainly recommend Fort Fifty to my friends and fellow travelers.

Room Tip: I got AC and a TV, but you can pay less if you can do without.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Prices for everything in Galle are high compared to other parts of Sri Lanka. We bargained to 2000rp for a double en suite fan room with hot water and free wifi. We got the last room and about 10 couples showed up over the next hour asking for a room.

The room was nothing special but front area of the hotel was quite pleasant and the owner was very friendly and helpful. The food was good (big pots of tea) and reasonably priced but we mostly ate elsewhere.

The location excellent, basically smack in the center of the fort. We found we could run home quickly if it started raining, which it often does in Galle.

As for food all of the restaurants in the fort are overpriced but we liked the Indian Hut, near the lighthouse. The potato curry, 180rp, was huge and delicious, Half a tandoori chicken was 400rp, and the naan was great. There were also a few unremarkable but budget-minded restaurants near the clock tower.

Make sure to take sunset strolls. The clock tower area offers the best views but the lighthouse area is good as well. We rented a motorbike and drove all the way to Tangalle. It was a highlight of our time in Sri Lanka. We stopped to buy fruit in Unawatuna, photographed stilt fishermen in Atagama, ate a free breakfast with a Sri Lankan family at a random viewpoint, had a beer on the beach in Mirissa, rode an elephant in Donda, climbed the tallest lighthouse in SE Asia and were back at Fort Fifty by 8:00pm. We only intended on seeing the stilt fishermen but we just kept going and it turned into a very interesting adventure - highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

I arrived by bus with no booking or agenda, I think its the best way to travel! With a very limited budget I wasn't expecting much. It was only 2000rp for their not so "basic" room without optional air-con but you don't really need it in Galle... Hot showers, free WIFI, and a decent bed was enough to make me happy. Throw in a fantastic location, friendly staff and a great kitchen and that was enough to make me get on here and write this. Thanks to Aruna and his crew - Jethro

  • Stayed August 2012
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Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Extensive menu, Chinese, Thai and Western and the staff very friendly. This is a guest house but the cafe is open to any one to enjoy. There food is basic home cooking and fine. The Inn has recently been renovated and has been tastefully done with beautiful wooden verandah which is nice to have your meal on. The only down side is that the bathroom though clean did not have a sink so you have to use the hose to wash your hands.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Fort Fifty Inn
Address: 50 Leyn Baan Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
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Ranked #82 of 128 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
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Number of rooms: 7
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