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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best guesthouses I've stayed in for a reasonable cost which included a big breakfast. Staff were very eager to please. Spacious rooms and good beds. Just Minutes walk from everything but so quiet.

Thank staysharp
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming little guesthouse with only a few rooms so nice and quiet. Basic accom at a great price for being inside the Fort. We walked to the beach each afternoon for a swim and to the fort wall each evening to watch the sun set. The hosts are really helpful nice people and they make a fantastic generous breakfast as...

Thank Kim L
In Oz
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a smart little hotel in the Fort with the most comfortable beds ever. The aircon is a blessing, and the bathroom is a wet room (like most in Sri Lanka) It's quite expensive, but no more than other hotels in the Fort.

Thank Measaunt
Paris, France
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This hotel is great value for money. Its immaculately clean, plenty of hot water, great wifi and our fridge was very cold. The bathroom was large, modern and worked extremely well. In general, showers in Asian bathrooms tend to wet the entire bathroom -so that is NOT a fair criticism. Also, accommodation in Galle is VERY expensive, very High End....

1Thank asarum24059
Northumberland UK
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We booked the junior suite, and if staying again we would book a bigger room, but it was sufficient for 1 night. Breakfast served in the courtyard which was nice and substantial. Our fridge wasn't cold, but no biggy.

Thank Alexander26
Hay on Wye
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I booked this place because I assumed it would match the price....it is a bed and breakfast and cost more than our 4/5 star hotel in Colombo. at half the cost it would have been just about right. However I would add that the Fort area of Galle is generally expensive for accommodation That said, the young staff were all...

Thank SeanHayonWye
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The New Old Dutch House (to distinguish it from the nearby "Old Dutch House" I suppose), is almost a lovely place to stay. The main fault is the bathrooms, which are cunningly organised when showering to soak everything in the vicinity, including the toilet seat, toilet paper, mirror and occasionally (if showering too vigorously) the electrical sockets. That aside, it...

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked into the New Old Dutch House for our last two nights in Sri Lanka. Sadly it was really disappointing. The manager did his best to demand payment for both nights when we first arrived, we refused and then he kept coming up- 4 times in an afternoon- and demanding money. Then he charged us roughly...

Thank BeccaDH
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This small but beautiful guest house has all the essentials for a relaxing stay. The double room we were in was a little small but that didn't matter to us as the staff were really nice and helpful they even gave us a delicious free Sri Lankan lunch on our last day. Two thumbs up.

1Thank a S
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is set in a beautiful old building. The building itself, the reception and the garden is what makes this hotel stand out. The rooms themselves, although spacious, could be better kept. Paint was coming of the walls, and the bathroom door was crumbling due to all the moisture. The shower was situated in between the toilet and the...

Thank SuperSynne

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
New Old Dutch House is situated in Fort, Galle the southern capital of Sri Lanka. Suite rooms with air-condition, attached bathrooms with hot water, satellite TV, WIFI internet and Minibar in a two story building. New Old Dutch House is provides accommodations and also serves as a business center for the tourists. ... more   less 

Additional Information about New Old Dutch House

Address: 21 Middle Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: $31 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — New Old Dutch House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“As the name suggests - the junior suite is quite small, with a small double. So if you are a tall couple get a bigger bed”
 of 5 bubbles Alexander26, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't rely on their booking system. Only take (and pay for) their luxury rooms if you know for sure it will be available.”
 of 5 bubbles BDSRP, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Avoid cheapest rooms, book only larger rooms if you have to”
 of 5 bubbles ShrinidhiH, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“Near to centre of Galle fort”
 of 5 bubbles Pavel2709, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Don't choose the room above the hotel's jewellery store (no. 6)!”
 of 5 bubbles JuliaPal, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
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