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Fort Dew Guest House
Ranked #18 of 153 Galle B&B and Inns
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

This lovely clean hotel is both exceptional value for it's location and rooms but the best bit is the fantastic family that run this great little hotel. It has an amazing roof top terrace overlooking the fort wall and is in the best location for a sunset views and drinks. The family that run the hotel are great people who are both funny and welcoming and ensure you have a great stay. It's accomodation is basic but clean, spacious and good value, my girlfriend and I highly recommend this hotel for your stay in Galle.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

I spent 3 nights in Fort Dew Guest House and can definitely recommend it. I was there during off-season (June) so I don't know about the normal prices, but for me the value offered was hard to beat. Best thing about the guest house is definitely the roof top terrace which is dining area and chill out playground at once. You have a very good view over the ocean and some local life going on. I could literally sit there for hours. Thanks to the very helpful and friendly staff I know now much more about Cricket than I ever hoped for in advance. By the way: all the meals I tasted were really high-class so also the food gets two thumbs up.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Spent 3 nights at this friendly, laid back guesthouse with its balconies and dining area overlooking "the cricket pitch" and the fort's ramparts. The room was simple but had A/C, fan and a mosquito net. The bathroom was adequate. The hot and cold water system worked separately but wasn't a problem. Getting breakfast at a reasonable hour was a bit hit and miss but the friendliness of the staff made up for it. Good mix of travellers: young and old couples, families and locals. Good value for $50 a night.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

I had to walk past this place three times before deciding that it was in fact the same place I saw online. They must have used some kind of special lens to make this place look bigger, because its positively miniscule and ramshackle compared to the pictures on its website. We were led to believe that it was a fairly new place, or at least newly renovated, from the photos on its website, which we believed was why the price was so much higher than other guesthouses in the vicinity. But Fort Dew is run down, dirty, with a very rude staff. There are so many other guest houses in that area for less than half the price of this place. Don't be fooled by their website, choose another place and save your money.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

I stayed here two nights. Location good in old town next to city walls. Charming building and rooms. Staff friendly. Security good. WiFi so-so. Restaurant on roof-top ok. Can surely recommend this place. Galle is a nice place but there is no action at evening (at least not in the old town)

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Bengt H
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Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Quick check in, convignent location.
Nice roof terrace on the rampart.
Still a bit expensive but they agreed to put an extra mattress on the floor as we were 4. Lots of guesthouse didn't have family room and asked us to take 2...

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Wonderful friendly guest house in a peaceful location. Delightful roof terrace for breakfast or an evening drink with great view of the ramparts. Our room although simple and quite small had two four poster beds with a/c and mosquito nets and we slept very well.Delicious breakfasts and the lassis are fantastic! Great value, would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tibbar92
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Additional Information about Fort Dew Guest House

Address: No 22 Sri Sudharmalaya Rd, Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #18 of 153 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range: $55 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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