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Deco On 44
Ranked #5 of 23 Hotels in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

There are quite a few hotels inside the Fort in Galle, some excellent and many mediocre. Deco on 44 is a great place. They have a few suites named after the bastions on the fort. The staff is really great and friendly and can help you with a lot of tips on sightseeing. They even gave us bicycles to use for the day, granted they were not in the best of conditions, they worked for us. The rooms are neat and clean. The whole establishment is done up in art deco style. They only have a few rooms, so book in advance. we were able to get the room just for a day as the next day they were fully booked. It is perhaps a tad bit more expensive than many of the others around.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We stayed here two nights and it was a nice hotel. The pool was always quiet and it is well located for nearby shops. The food was not fantastic on an evening although breakfast was nice. It was a menu breakfast rather than a buffet but you got a wide choice. The hotel also had a DVD player and DVDs but a few we tried did not work or the sound did not work so they need to have a check through the collection. Lovely staff and a nice stay. Would recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Quite boutique hotel, air conditioned, water and towels changed twice daily. Charming, comfy, and staff are friendly, and helpful. Enjoyed our stay in an interesting city and enjoyed the hotel. Great breakfasts!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

We arrived late to the hotel and left early the following morning so didn't have time to enjoy this centrally located hotel. Our room opened onto a shared pool and I did have to time to enjoy the pool and it was so nice to have the pool to myself. The hotel is in a quiet street and the employees of the hotel were so nice and helpful, nothing was too much for them. We ordered a takeaway breakfast and it was ready in the morning. I wish we had had more time to enjoy the hotel and facilities and also Galle.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Beautiful art deco house with large rooms in a quiet location a little expensive.It has a good pool but not so deep.the rooms appear to be service twice daily,with nice little touches as you will find out if you stay here.the staff have very good english.The food was very good quality mainly european with very fresh seafood.In the evening they have live music which you will love or hate,we just ate out for dinner.The laundry here is some of the most expensive I have ever come accross

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

We loved our stay in Galle, it was such a beautiful little town with so much charm. Deco on 42 was a lovely place to stay to top off our experience. Large comfortable rooms and a nice little pool to relax by. Food was delicious, we ate a dinner there and breakfast each day was very good. Would reccommend.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

This was a great find. Our first choice hotel was fully booked so found this one via trip advisor. We will be back, as the Hotel had got it right....Good central position, but quiet location right within the Fort walls. The place is full of character, and as it's name suggests, the décor is good..
Breakfast is non Buffet, so everything is made just for you, and included in the room rate..We had a large room on the top floor, and found on our return in the evening, the room boy had made a Swan one night and an Elephant another night, out of out bath towels. A nice touch. Service just right.

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Property: Deco On 44
Address: 44 Lighthouse Street | Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 23 Hotels in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Deco On 44 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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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