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Deco on 44

44, Lighthouse Street, Fort,, Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka (Show on map)

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  • Louise, United Kingdom
  • May 24, 2015
  • Area: Galle Fort
  • Rooms : 7
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Features of Deco on 44

airport transfer

bicycle rental

car hire

car park


express check-in/check-out

family room

laundry service


luggage storage



room service

safety deposit boxes


smoking area


Sports and Recreation


outdoor pool


free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas


car park

valet parking

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Located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Galle Fort, guests will derive a unique experience from staying at this hotel. Deco on 44 was built in the 1930s and was later renovated and decorated with its original theme in place. Deco on 44 is the only Sri Lanka art deco hotel that is ready to welcome guests with the finest personalized service, beautiful rooms, and pleasurable cuisine. Each room is personalized and intricately designed to ensure the coziness throughout your stay. Guests are guaranteed to a time of comfort and relaxation while indulging in the luxurious moments. Food is served here and the chef is an expert who has been working in many famous restaurants. Fresh ingredients purchased right off the local stalls are used to create flavorful dishes. Various tour services, such as whale watching, can be organized from the hotel. Located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Galle Fort, guests will derive a unique experience ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Guests over 5 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

Airport Transfer Fee
130 USD

Check-In From
2:00 PM

Check-Out Until
12:00 PM

Distance from City Center
0.5 Km

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Maria C. Solo travelers Spain, May 30, 2015
maintenance of some facilities should be improved

staff, location, food
standard. i would expect better maintenance and cleaness of the pool área and even rooms (mirror with watter spots, couch. staff could not have a better performance.
Louise W. Families with young children United Kingdom, May 24, 2015
nice but not 5 star

Location was great, food was nice and Vogue Illustrations
Stay was ok, I was just disappointed in the building and facilities - photos are misleading! Pool area was not inviting at all, and no idea where the lovely rooftop restaurant area is, it looked like a storage area. Generally I was expecting a beautifully decorated Art Deco building but it is slightly shabby, and lacks atmosphere/soul. Would have been less disappointed if it was a lower star rating perhaps? It wouldn't take much to bring it up to scratch. Staff were lovely though, not all bad.
Gustav H. Couples Poland, May 22, 2015
Great hotel

Location, food, service
Amazing and unforgettable
Duncan M. Business travelers United Kingdom, May 22, 2015
Ggod food and location

The food ,location and the help from the front desk
A nice Hotel with great decor. Only a few points to raise but of no real major concern. The hotel need a sticked bar as gin is their only spirit. The kitchen extractor blows strong cooking smells over the pool so an alternative extractor chimney would be benidicial to those around the pool. And finally the kitchen needs to be open after 9 pm as there is no food room service For this reason it could jot be called a 5 star hotel but a 4 star. The staff are all very helpful and polite.
Fiona I. Couples United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2015
Great place, central location

food, staff, location
Good price, great staff, terrific food and very central. Pool was very nice also. Sri Lankan breakfast brilliant.
Ram S. Couples United Kingdom, May 15, 2015
Prob best place in city.

Amazing staff, good food, great location.
Katharine T. Solo travelers United States of America, May 14, 2015
Great staff and location

Staff, location
Hotel is a little dated for the high price. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful though.
David R. Couples United Kingdom, May 3, 2015
Great Place

Location Staff and Food
We enjoyed our stay and we totally recommend to all. Nice staff, clean and great location. My only small issue was with the room which had a glass door and no curtain (We stayed in Sun suite)thus at night, light was still streaming into the room until staff turned off the lights in the corridor.
Kevin D. Couples Australia, April 28, 2015
The best hotel in Galle

Incredible staff members, amazing pool, 10/10
Only negative is don't have them organise a taxi to Columbo for you. At $100 USD it is more then double what you would pay if you source a driver directly. Just ask any tuk tuk driver and they can arrange an air con taxi for you.
Diego C. Couples Spain, April 22, 2015
The Best hotel of our Holidays!!

The staff friendliness and the attitude to always exceed your expectations, the hotel decor and
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Customers like this hotel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Galle Central Bus Station (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • culture
  • restaurants
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Koggala Airport - Domestic (12.2 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Beautiful/large pool" , "Good breakfast and food" , "Nice helpful staff"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Galle Fort Dutch Church (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Galle Fort Maritime (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Sri Lanka Galle Fort National Museum (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
  • Galle Fort (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
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