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Deco On 44

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel is an oasis inside the Galle Fort. With a central location, we enjoyed forays out into the Fort area several times each day but enjoyed equally much coming back to our room with great AC, comfortable bed and sofa, and a refreshing swimming pool right outside our room. Great breakfast--served individually, not a buffet, with plenty of choices....

1Thank Wendy K
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Sun room upstairs which was generous size and had an outdoor terrace overlooking the street. Breakfasts are very substantial and good quality. Pool is welcome respite from heat of wandering around the fort and shops etc. We ate out as so much choice around the area but one night had dinner in hotel and it was very good...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a poolside room, as the upper rooms were rented. The room was simple, large, clean and had awesome air-conditioning. The restaurant had delicious seafood, and breakfasts. The staff was very professional and attentive. The location is central, charming, and a 5 -10 minute walk to old city sights.

1Thank Susan B
Derbyshire, UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 2 nights room with breakfast at this smart, boutique style hotel within the Fort Walls area of Galle. It is in a quiet location. The staff are friendly. Lovely food. Very comfy rooms, maybe around 12 rooms. Didn't skin us on the exchange rate. Nice, smallish pool area with loungers - a sun trap.

1Thank Peter N
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Deco on 44 has an imposing front entrance and its colonial /art deco style interior is inviting as are its delicious waiter serve breakfasts- what a pleasant change from the breakfast buffets we had so often experienced.The swimming pool at the rear seems little used and is well worth seeking out as it provides a relaxing oasis from the...

Thank 611sunseekers
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a gem!! It is unusual to find a hotel with as few down sides as this one. The staff was friendly, the rooms were well laid out and comfortable, the pool although not heated was a delight and the food, well the food was exactly what you would expect from a hotel of this standard and class. Those...

1Thank Pablo17
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We landed at Colombo airport at 2:00 AM and went straight to Galle following our landing. We arrived at Deco on 44 at 4:30 AM. The room that we booked was not ready at that early timing. The staff provided us with a superior category suite so we could rest in awaiting for our room to be ready later in...

1Thank Fansipan_Nguyen
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a lovely collonial hotel with very good service. Its not smart, but it is in a great location and very comfortable. We onjly had breakfast there but that was delicious and the pool was great too. Reccommended

1Thank oaklees
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Deco on 44 is well situated in the old fort. It is a classic old colonial style building with good size rooms, adequate pool and friendly staff. Try the Sri Lankan breakfast of fish curry on roti pods, it is excellent.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Good location, ideal for exploring all the activities and sights in Galle fort. This is a character hotel which people looking for a more authentic experience will like, if you're you are after franchise uality go elsewhere. Great pool if like me you are a swimmer and very little used apparently. Good staff always very helpful i.e. Sorting out wi...

1Thank robmacp62

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Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Fusion
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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 

Additional Information about Deco On 44

Address: 44, Lighthouse Street | Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: $197 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Deco On 44 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Sun or Moon as have terraces”
64judith64, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Junior suites are worth considering”
611sunseekers, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book a room by the swimming pool”
Pablo17, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ground floor room by the pool”
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“All rooms seem quiet and peaceful, the place is solid and I would not worry about whic to get for.”
robmacp62, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
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