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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fort De 19 Villa

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Fort De 19 Villa
Ranked #6 of 122 Specialty Lodging in Galle
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Berlin, Germany
1 review
“Really nice stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

We stayed at the hotel at the end of our 16 days trip. We looked for a nice Hotel that was still affordable. We finally found the fort de ville. Our room was amazing with a beautiful sight to the sea. The owner and his parents were really friendly and supportive. We can totally remommend this hotel!

Room Tip: First floor, 2nd room. With balcony facing the sea.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Matara, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

We stayed here because we couldn't get into the Sea Green and its is next door and I must say it is equally as good as it's neighbour. There is no sign outside and you wouldn't know it was a guest house from outside. The rooms are very tasteful with four poster beds with mosquito nets. the bathrooms are stylishand spotless and the welcome is very warm. I get the impression that this is a new venture and as such I really hope it does well. No breakfast offered but you can go next door to the Sea Green for delicious Sri Lankan and western breakfast.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

The people were very friendly and the location is great. If you are going to stay in Galle, staying inside the fort is the best place. There is a rooftop terrace with a view over the ocean and the rooms are very spacious and clean. A great value!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We stayed here 5 nights in Sept 16-21. Fantastic location with a wonderful view of the ocean and the fort wall with fantastic sunsets. Away from the touristy section of the Fort yet an easy walk to anywhere. The rooms are spacious, tastefully decorated, excellent beds. But what takes this place from simply wonderful to extremely special is Theekshana and his parents. Words can't describe how welcoming and delightful they are. You would be lucky to spend time here.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here 2nights with 2 adults and a son of 1,5 years old. The house is at a nice location and you can easily walk to all close restaurants. Fort galle is a nice place for 1 or 2 nights during a holiday in sri lanka. The appartment is nice and is in the building of the owners. They are very friendly. We should recommend this place.

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Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We had 2 nights at Fort De 19, it's a small place (with only 2 rooms) but the rooms are spatious, with lots of natural light. Most importantly the beds and pillows were very comfortable and everything was spotless. The bathroom was a good size and our room had a balocy with a lovely view of the fort and out to sea (which we did not get to enjoy because if rainy weather)
The hosts were incredibly friendly and helpful. They do not offer breakfast, but there are plenty of options very close by. I highly recommend this place.

Room Tip: the back one is bigger, but the front has the view :)
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fouesnant, Bretagne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

We have found for De 19 Villa by chance while seeking for a place to stay. No signs and no information in the guide books. A bit like a "boutique hotel" in some secret spot.
Look for the number 19, left door of Seegreen.

This guest house is just the perfect place to stay in Galle: Ideal location, open ocean view, nice bedroom, very clean, quite, extra little bed for our 4 years old boy....

Mattress and linen were amazing, the best we had experienced in Sri Lanka after a month of travel.Like a for stars hotel. Same for the bathroom: bath tube + shower + hot water + no bugs + goof towels....

Hosts are very nice too. They gave us a lot of information about Galle, the places to visit, the shops and the best restaurants. At the end of our stay, they arrange a confortable taxi to go to the airport at a fairly good price.

We really enjoyed watching the sun set from our terrace while local people were playing crickets. What a fantastic experience and so quiet !

If you've got the chance to go there, ask to see the huge fish in the little aquarium close to the kitchen. Our boys loved him.

Fort de Villa provides a hotel comfort for the price of a guest house. Great value for money. No breakfast included in the price but the restaurant next door can arrange that on their outside terrace with view on the ocean.

Congratulation to the owner Theekshana. Don't change, you are heading the good way.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Fort De 19 Villa
Address: 19 A Rampart Street, Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 122 Specialty Lodging in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated within the historic Galle Fort in the southern part of Sri Lanka, Fort De 19 offers you the finest & homely accommodation within this unique, UNESCO World Heritage Site. We are really proud of our peerless location with a view across the ocean, overlooking the old rampart & absolutely stunning view of the 'SUNSET'. We, Fort De 19, will ensure to make your stay memorable with pride & satisfaction. ... more   less 
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