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“Nice, small hotel with rooms facing the fort and the sea yonder.”

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Fort Dew Guest House
Ranked #19 of 152 Galle B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 25 May 2015

We spent three wonderful days at Fort Dew Guest House. Our room was very comfortable, with a queen size bed with a mosquito net and a clean, private bathroom. The building has a lot of old-world charm, and has been made with local materials and a beautiful tiled roof.

On each of those three days, we'd roam around Galle in the morning and evening, and stay indoors during the afternoon. We'd pull up reclining chairs on the verandah and sit back with a book in hand. We'd lazily lift our eyes every now and then and take in the boys playing cricket on the grounds of the fort. Yonder lay the sea, the crash of whose waves lulled us to sleep.

Early in the morning, we'd stroll down the beach promenade and go down to the beach to watch the sun wake up. A beautiful experience.

On the second floor is the restaurant, which serves wonderful food. We thoroughly enjoyed the pasta, garlic bread and the rice dishes.

The prices - both of the rooms and the food - are reasonable. The owner is a young, sociable guy who is willing to chat with you and give you some insight into local life.

In all, a thoroughly enjoyable place!

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the sea and the ramparts of the fort.
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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2015

We'd passed this place by coincidence. We've been visiting 5 guesthouses in Galle all in the same price category.
Fort dew was far the best: very nice setting (you see the sunset on the terrace).
The restaurant was great to have a Sri Lankan breakfast (need to order one day in advance).
Rooms were basic but clean and okay.

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  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

The guesthouse benefits from an ideal viewpoint to the sunset on the one hand and the buddhist temple on the other, while being in a very quiet location in central Galle.
The staff was very helpful, smiling and way nicer than other guesthouses in Galle.
On the negative, the room I was in was a bit hot as not well ventilated; it's probably better to opt for the A/C upgrade as the fan doesn't do the job.

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

Very basic, clean, well located. Clean rooms and toilets. The staff was friendly and efficient. Quite cost effective. Recommended for spending the night will going to nearby places in the day. Located right next to the Fort ramparts and a beautiful Buddhist temple. Very quiet and peaceful in the night.

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  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 March 2015

Friendly staff, and good restaurant. Room (2) was small, and the warm shower -there's a cold one too -was broken. But a very comfortable bed.
Great sunset views, and probably the nicest mid range place in Galle.

Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fort Dew Guest House

Address: No 22 Sri Sudharmalaya Rd, Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #19 of 152 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range: RM230 - RM334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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