"Excellent location for a bit of peace and quiet in the middl..."
October 31, 2017
690 meters to public transportation
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.2|
|Distance to city center||0.5 Km|
|Nearest airport||Koggala Airport (KCT)|
|Distance to airport||12.3 km|
"A wonderful art-deco hotel situated right in the middle of the loverly fort area of Galle."
December 17, 2018
"The staff were very helpful and tried to meet all our needs."
January 7, 2019
"We went off season, so the hotel was quiet, the pool empty and staff highly attentive."
October 31, 2017
"The breakfast is highly recommended!"
December 12, 2018
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.
"Food at the hotel was great."
December 10, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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The best place you can find in Galle”
Everything is just perfect in this small hotel. Rooms are very large, with pool just in front of your door. The breakfast is highly recommended! The staffs are very polite with ice-coconut water as the welcome drink.
Nice pool and very convenient for walking around in Fort”
Nice Peacock Towel on the bed
Pleasant one night transit stay”
The place is well located to shops and Galle Fort. When we arrived, we were greeted by Irsah, he was helpful and provided warm welcome to us. He was thoughtful to have the room prepared with air con on so we could cool down from our walk. Our Sri Lankan breakfast was memorable with good service provided by Dilan.
1 Night stop over”
The room was quite spacious by the pool. Bed was comfy and clean as was the bathroom. Breakfast was a traditional Sri Lankan style and pleasant enough. Reception staff could be a little friendlier and more efficient.
Charming oasis in a bustling town”
Just loved our stay there. The swimming pool came handy after going round the town in stifling heat. The kitxhen was an unexpected bonus : all meals we ended up having in the small front garden turned out to be succulent. Definitely great little address to pass on.
Beautiful ... ”
A wonderful art-deco hotel situated right in the middle of the loverly fort area of Galle. It's a touch glitzy and harkens back to earlier times. Nice pool area too. Staff were all extremely pleasant and helpful. Excellent free breakfast. Would come back in a heart beat.
Ideally located boutique hotel”
Deco on 44 is tastefully done and is close to all the attractions within the Galle Fort. Food at the hotel was great. The staff were very helpful. The kids had fun - They played around everywhere - in the garden, on the verandah, in the pool. We had a very pleasant stay at Deco.
Good clean, quiet hotel. Breakfast and all meals excellent as we only ate out once. The hotel is on a busy street but you do not hear any traffic noise at all. Also must be the only accommodation in the fort with lawn!!!
Nice stay at Deco on 44”
We enjoyed our stay at Deco on 44. We were greeted with a refreshing cold towel & welcome drink. The room (Triton) was clean, comfortable & spacious, though with little natural light. Wifi signal & TV reception were a little hit & miss, but that was not a huge issue. The location couldn't have been better - convenient to eating venues, shops & for exploring the fort. All the staff were really lovely & helpful throughout our entire stay. A dip in the pool (with deliciously made Bloody Mary in hand) was a great treat after spending the day in the heat of the fort!
set in a great location this hotel has friendly staff. the rooms are clean and spacious and the breakfast was way too much for a normal person. the airport transfer service is good and competitively priced too.
I'd like to give 10 stars ”
Value for money - we had dinner and it was amazing - beautifully arranged and the huge prawns I had was so delicate and fresh. The staff are doing their outmost to accommodate you. A very very pleasant stay - and I will advise anyone considering going to galle - to book here. It's off the beaten streets and very close to everything.
Really enjoyed our time here! The staff were warm and friendly, attention to detail was superb and the decor really inspired you to think you were in the glamour of the 1930s! The location was also great-right in the heart of town. This was our end of holiday treat-the hotel is expensive, so come expecting that! Pool and pool side rooms in particular were lovely. The food was really nice but limited options for vegetarians/vegans…ensure you order Sri Lankan breakfast the evening before!
Highlight of our stay in Sri Lanka!”
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Deco 44. From the moment we arrived, the whole experience was 5 star. We stayed in the Sun room which was amazing - lovely decor, nice balcony, big bathroom, comfortable bed, etc! The breakfast was of a very high quality and although we didn't have lunch or dinner at the hotel, we did see people dining at the restaurant and the food looked great. We used the pool on both days and had it to ourselves which was nice. The attentiveness of the staff and all the little touches during our stay (fruit served by the pool without having to ask, flower petals on the bed when we returned at night, chilled coconut water on arrival) left a really good impression. We would highly recommend staying here if you visit Galle.
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.
I'm Japanese. I stayed there with my boyfriend and our Sri Lankan friends. All concierge were very kind and polite. Also hotel restaurant was great!! Restaurant and room service foods were delicious very much. They did anything with a smile when we asked them something. And hotel location is very good. We enjoyed so much. If we go to Galle again, we really wanna stay there again! I wanna say thank you from my heart for them!
I am just back from the most perfect 2 nights at deco on 44- I didn't want to leave! The staff are fantastic, especially chef mendis who we did our cookery class with. I really couldn't fault it here, lovely, charming, well located, stunning food etc etc This is a lovely place to stay at or even have dinner if you are booked elsewhere already. Now, when can I go back?!
Deco on 44 is my home away from home.”
As I've said in previous reviews, Deco on 44 is my favourite hotel in Sri Lanka (or at least in Galle). The staff are brilliant and welcome my back warmly each time I stay there (at the moment 4 times and counting!) I really wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.
My home away from home”
This was my third stay at Deco on 44 and the staff remembered me the moment I walked up to the check in desk (even though my last visit was 12 months ago. Because I was a repeat guest, they had freed up a Junior Suite for me rather than the room I had booked, which gives you an indication of the thoughtfulness of the staff. Every night when they turn down the bed, there is a pattern of frangipani blossoms and a small gift left on the bed (a bookmark, a key ring) which again says a lot about the hotel. I would once again highly recommend Deco on 44 as a great place to stay in the heart of Galle Fort.
Loved this place. Oozing with history. Enjoyed being able to walk around the fort early morning, there was a lot of life around. Swimming pool was great, with an ideal temperature. Staff were friendly and created a very relaxed at the hotel. Thoroughly recommend this place, for its location and ambience.
A lovely place to stay in the heart of Galle Fort”
Only opened 7 months, Deco on 44 is a small boutique hotel on Light House Street Galle Fort. The rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed, the staff caring and attentive and the breakfasts amazing - especially the fruit platter which is enormous! Only one block from the ramparts - the ideal place to watch Galle's famous sunsets and close to everything else in Galle Fort, Deco on 44 is highly recommended as a great place to stay if you are visiting Galle.