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Fort De 19 Villa
Ranked #13 of 168 Speciality Lodging in Galle
Reviewed 3 October 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, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

We are a family of four adults and two children, aged 7 and 11, who stayed at Forte de in August 2013.
As it was a family reunion from two continents we had many requests prior to our arrival. These included arranging for a safe driver and comfortable vehicle to transport us from north of Colombo and accommodating our requirements for the children which included providing an additional bedding. Theekshana was extremely obliging and could not have done more to meet our requests, which even included arranging for cooking lessons and generally assisting with arrangements for us in Galle. His family embraced us as their own which made for us a perfect stay.
The location within the fort is excellent and is conveniently situated for walking to all places of historic interest, and the rooms are spacious, clean and have ocean views,and we really appreciated the morning tea trays.
Our stay was most enjoyable and we can strongly recommend Villa Forte De.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We stayed here for two days in the middle of August. The room was one of the best we had stayed in in Sri Lanka. Big bed and clean and nice environment. It should be noted that they do not serve breakfast. However, in our case that was rather an advantage as the area is filled with great breakfast places

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

Excellent host and room is just what you need after a nearly 2 weeks trip: huge and clean! The bathroom is also clean with a huge bathtub!!!!!!!! Highly recommended if you are stopping by Galle Fort for the night :)

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

We came for two nights and finally stayed for six. The rooms are big and everything is very clean and new. The owners are very nice and friendly family that really make your stay unforgetable.the location inside the fort is great the room rate effordable. we enjoyed very much and highly recommend it to all.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

We stayed here for 1 night at short notice as the place we wanted to stay was fully booked. They were very accommodating and managed to fit us in. The guesthouse is very small and only has two rooms, but this allows for a more personal service and greater attention. The room was very large, the bed was very comfy. The bathroom was outside of the bedroom, but was very large and included both a bath and a shower. There was also a balcony opposite our room which provided a great spot to watch the sunset. The only downside to this guesthouse is that it doesn't provide food, but this isn't much of an issue, and it certainly offers good value for money. I would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Good location, beds & price! We stayed for a night and would have extended if not for our tight itinerary. The guesthouse faces the sea and do wake up early to catch the sunrise and have a slow morning walk around the neighbourhood.

Overall, we felt safe throughout our stay.

Room Tip: The master room on the 3rd floor has a bigger space
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Jing L
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Additional Information about Fort De 19 Villa

Address: 19 A Rampart Street, Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 168 Speciality Lodging in Galle
Price Range: £25 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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