Very nice hotel, in the center of the galle fort. Kind of fancy in all the ways. Plenty of smiling staff, nice decoration and breakfast. Well decorated standard rooms, spacious and very clean.
BUT there "official rate" is from 190 to 250$ a standard (called deluxe) double room (depending on season). This is completely overpriced for sri lanka and most of all for this hotel. Forget it if you don't get it for maximum 130$ a night on reservations websites.
There problem is that they would like to be considered as an international boutique trendy hôtel. But there staff is not ready (very few of them speaks english), The swiming pool is nice but small, no mini fridge in the room as it is 26 degrees outside, very poor and ugly sofa in the bedroom, no or non wonking power generator when electricity falls down (quite often). It is very easy to claim that you are a 4 star hotel, and to make you pay the price. But you have to prove that you deserve it. And they don't
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled within the historic Galle Fort in the south of Sri Lanka, Deco on 44 offers you the finest luxury accommodation within this unique, historic, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally built in the 1930’s by a wealthy gem merchant, Deco on 44 has been renovated and decorated keeping in mind the art deco theme of its original architects. We are Sri Lanka’s only art deco hotel and we welcome you to relax in our beautiful rooms and enjoy our scrumptious cuisine and personalized service that truly is a taste of paradise. The hotel contains 3 large suites(2 with private balconies, 1 with a sitting room), 1 Junior Suite on the upper floor and 3 Deluxe Rooms overlooking the fantastic swimming pool. Tours from the hotel can be arranged for a variety of activities including Whale watching. Enjoy the Galle Fort from one of its finest hotels. We await to welcome you. ... more less
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