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“Friendly family, staff, clean and great rooftop”

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Fort Dew Guest House
Ranked #21 of 129 Galle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Friendly family, staff, clean and great rooftop”
Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights at the end of our Sri Lanka trip. We arrived to everywhere being full and when we arrived so were they. In the end they gave us their son's room. It was clean, spacious and nice.

The family who owned it were very welcoming, Ravi spent plenty of time chatting and joking with us. He knew the fort and the people very well and spent time showing us around. Staff were very friendly and happy. You could tell it was a fun place to work. The kitchen is very clean, the food fantastic. I suggest trying their curry for dinner.

The friendliness of the Sri Lankans we met typified by the folk at this great guest house. Next time I'm in Galle definately staying here!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

We found Fort Dew very good value. The owner speaks good English and was very accommodating in changing our reservation. He even offered us a shower in his private bathroom on the day of checkout as all rooms were occupied. We enjoyed the Sri. Lankan breakfast on the rooftop a lot!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2014

What a wonderful place, simple rooms but clean and tidy with lovely four poster beds and mosquito nets. The restaurant upstairs has fantastic food and a lovely view. Perfectly located, the ideal place to stay in Galle Fort.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Clean place, nice big room, big bed with clean sheets, clean and big bathroom, quiet fan. The only negative: holes in the mosquito net. Nice restaurant with a lovely view. Recommended, would stay here again.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Don't search anymore! This is THE place to stay in Galle.

Well located within the fort, everything you will want to see is at a walking distance.

They have an amazing roof top patio with an incredible view on the see and even better... On the sunset.

Rooms are clean and quiet.
But I still hadn't understand how to get hot water in the shower.

Lovely place to stay.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2013

We had a room which over looked the grassy area where people play cricket and you can see the ocean. Small room but clean and had everything we needed. Very quiet at night too. We stayed for one night as we loved Galle and wanted to spend more time there. The rice and curry upstairs in the bar/restaurant was fantastic, beer was cold too which was a bonus. Staff we're super friendly and helpful. Great place to stay!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Haifa, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2013

Found the hotel through the very helpful tourist office opposite the train station.Comfortable room with mosquito netting.Rooftop Restaurant with good food and good service.Nice sea view.Everything within walking distance.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Fort Dew Guest House
Address: No 22 Sri Sudharmalaya Rd, Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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