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Deco On 44

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#5 of 23 Hotels in Galle
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 February 2017

First, Fort Galle, well worth the visit.......an interesting place, bustling, yet lost in time. The sunset views over the Indian Ocean are beautiful. Plenty of sandy beaches a tuk-tuk ride out of town. The hotel is a 1925 art-deco mansion in the middle of the Fort, converted, decorated and appointed in that style, absolutely charming. The rooms are not luxurious,...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We spent 2 days at Deco on 44 after a 3 week trip in Sri Lanka and greatly enjoyed our stay. The staff are very kind and friendly and go above and beyond to help guests. The breakfast food was also delicious- many courses which were all nice. The room was spacious and comfortable, larger than other hotel rooms. We...

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2Thank katehoola
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We had some awesome meals at the hotel. Thank you to all staff and management for looking after us. The food was fresh and just delicious. My two boys were just chuffed with the amount of food they got for breakfast. Very nice ...next time we have to visit Galle for a longer stay.

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1Thank Romayne K
Ko Samui, Thailand
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Deco on 44 is well located and well appointed.for a 4 star hotel It is however expensive and we did not realise until after we booked there was a compulsory New Years eve dinner which was very expensive and poorly attended. The TV in our room didn't work and a request to fix this didn't happen. Overall an average experience....

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Thank grace853
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I had a very decent Mango / Shrimps salad , but the second dish was even better, a fresh tuna fish simply wonderful. The dessert (brownie) was also quite good, although a little bit small. Price is ok for the quality you get.

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Had our Christmas dinner here. It was simply amazing. Food and atmosphere were just perfect. Service and surroundings were spot on. Would recommend this place. Not the cheapest in town but well worth it.

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1Thank Thomas g
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel is lovely. The staff were immensely helpful and friendly and the restaurant cooked me some really tasty meals. My room was spotless, the bed was really comfortable, the bathroom clean and everything worked without a problem. The food I had at the hotel - basically every meal - was delicious. When I asked for something not on the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We stayed at the Star room, which was very spacious and nice. But the aircon was totally unable to deal with the heat and humidity. The whole thing is not helped by the bathroom being very big and the door doesn't close properly and hence you end up cooling even a bigger area. Service is great though, breakfast lives up...

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Thank SwissMountainGoat
Dunsborough, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Art Deco frontage to this hotel is impressive and it was the only hotel we saw in Galle Fort that was set back from the road. It's right in the midst of shops, bars and close to the ocean. Our room (Triton) was large with good amenities including a minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. It was quiet with effective...

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Thank HookedOnTravel255103
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

A beautiful hotel with modern amenities. Clean and spacious with a breakfast way bigger than any normal person could ever possibly eat. The staff are very friendly and the transfer to Colombo was very competitively priced.

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Deco on 44
Deco on 44
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Fusion
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
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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 District > Galle
Price Range: $175 - $336 (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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