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“Amazing Family, Home Stay Feeling” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fort De 19 Villa
Ranked #14 of 256 Speciality Lodging in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
Talalla, Sri Lanka
1 review
“Amazing Family, Home Stay Feeling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

We got to Fort DE by chance, after searching for an hour different options, this was the first one we got and without knowing other options we decided not to stay there but after seeing other options in the fort we came back to this first one and I Must say we made a lucky decision, because this place was really nice. They made us a price and Theekshana, a son of this family was very helpful for the whole stay of us. Every time we came back from anywhere there were waiting to help us in the case we need something. Friendly talk and then they respect our privacy.
Room was very clean, with attached bathroom, nice view from the balcony where you can sit with Theekshana´s mother sri lankan tea (delicious) and watch the sea. Highly recommend !

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

The next door guesthouse (Seagreen) was full and the owner referred us to next door - Fort de 19. We had the third level bedroom with separate bath/shower and sitting area, narrow balcony out back, and access to balcony out front over-looking the street, green strip, fort walls, and sea. There is a lounge/reception area on the ground floor. Run by very friendly family. Spotless. Good value at 5,000 rupees double a night. The last flight of stairs is very steep but just adds to the sense of your own little sanctuary. We certainly recommend it. No food but Seagreen's brother has a little restaurant two doors along.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Despite it being new, we decided to give it a shot based on the excellent reviews it had received, and we did not regret this decision! Theekshana and family made our stay absolutely memorable. It was located within the fort and provided a great view of the ocean! Property was also in walking distance to the main shops and food areas.

Although it did not serve food, it wasn't an issue as Sea Green right next door serves great meals! It had everything we needed in a room, clean and spacious and has a comfortable bed, wifi and great service. This small B&B even had a rooftop terrace which you can go up and enjoy the sunset. It was a great place to people-watch as many visitors came to visit the fort. We had a great chat with Theekshana one evening and we wish you all the best in your business! Don't forget to put up the sign on the door!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 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, travelled as a couple
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Matara, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 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, travelled with friends
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 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, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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.
Bruce and Karen

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Fort De 19 Villa
Address: 19 A Rampart Street, Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 256 Speciality 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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