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Fort Dew Guest House
Ranked #21 of 128 Galle B&B and Inns
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“This is a place where you feel at home.”
Reviewed 4 February 2012

First you see the rooms and you can that it's a nice place. It has white sheets, fresh and clean. And you think to yourself;- yeah, I can sure stay at this place... Than you walk upstairs to the restaurants, and you'll find this mix between European and Sri lankan atmosphere and you have a beautifull oceanview, and you know that this is the place where you belong.
The staff is very warm, helpfull and welcoming. They will make sure that you'll have a pleasent stay. Nancy

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

Spent one night at the Fort Dew after a very unpleasant experience at a another guesthouse which had been reccommended by a guide book. Our new tactics were to use trip advisor and we set off to view a handful of guesthouses that had received numerous good reviews. On the way to one suggestion we stumbled upon this gem. The guesthouse is relatively new. It has few rooms which are all simple and clean with four poster beds. Air con or fan choice. Bathroom is practical and clean. Room opens onto communal balcony. Whole guesthouse has dark wooden features giving character yet remaining bright and airy.

The restaurant on the roof (an addition 18 months ago) is great. Good selection of dishes - the Sri Lankan curries are a highlight. Good views over to the Fort Ramparts if mildly obscured by a large Frangipani tree which shelters a buddhist shrine so no sunset but also no big issue. Host really friendly, chatted to us for a while about our trip and made suggestions as to onward destinations.

Highly recommend staying at the guesthouse and either eating or simply taking a drink in the restaurant in the breeze.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

Stayed here for 4 nights in November! Took a non zircon room for around 2000+ rupees but that's off season price!
Room and toilet are clean, but our hot water isn't working ( not a problem due to the hot weather! )
Rooftop bar is a nice place to chill and relax, good spot for sunset!
Reasonably priced food, tasty too!
One of the most enjoyable stay in Sri Lanka (3 weeks!)!

  • Stayed November 2011
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

We stayed here for 4 days and 3 nights as part of the Gall Lit Fest, and we weren't sure of our accomodation until we arrived here. Needless to say, we were very pleasantly surprised with Fort Dew. It's very small with only a few rooms and a rooftop restaurant/bar, but it's got a nice homely vibe to it. The room was very comfortable if a bit bare, with a nice four-poster bed. The bathroom, while clean, could have been better furnished. The service was good, and the rooftop restaurant provided us with some really good food. All in all, for the price, it was well worth it. It's right next to the ramparts as well, and not far from the other more popular eating places, should you choose to dine elsewhere. Definitely coming back!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2011

Stayed at Fort Dew on my last night in Lanka and was a lovely way to go out. My room had a four poster bed and a balcony which offered a beautiful view of the ramparts and ocean. Upstairs is a restaurant - strongly recommend dining here. Food was excellent and both rooms and food are reasonably priced.
Outstanding service. Run by a warm and inviting Sri Lankan family, it's certainly one of the best stays in the Fort.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Fort Dew Guest House
Address: No 22 Sri Sudharmalaya Rd, Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: 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 #21 of 128 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
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Number of rooms: 4
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