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Deco On 44

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Redditch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We went here for dinner Excellent choice of food We had tuna (I asked for medium but it was still raw inside but still lovely) our half had black chicken also lovely Good prices and really nice place and staff

1Thank PamY_11
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Great location and the hotel staff are very friendly & nice. Rooms are old but clean and staff do ensure daily check are done. Stayed for 2 nights and the morning breakfast are supper good. Tried the Sri Langka on Day 1 and Continental on Day 2... both are v good. Keep it up... will be back .

1Thank Tk N
Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We had the most lovely experience with the most welcoming and friendly staff - altogether - you could wish for. From the time we arrived to the time we had to leave the staff and the service they provided for us was second to none. We should have stayed for 5 noghts but due to personal circumstances (sudden illness in...

Thank Beninu A
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

A beautiful hotel centrally located within the fort. Staff were extremely helpful and amenities and room were a pleasant surprise. Thank you for having us and we look forward to visiting Galle and it's wonderful people again soon!

1Thank Clare S
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This is my second visit to Galle and second meal that I have enjoyed at Deco on Lighthouse Street. With an extensive menu, friendly efficient staff and lovely ambience, Deco is a perfect place to enjoy dinner on a balmy February evening. For me, it was the barbecued calamari with a fresh salad washed down with a couple of cold...

1Thank Geoff2011
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is a small hotel of seven rooms located in Galle Fort set back from the road with a garden where it is nice to sit with a drink in the coolmof the evening. The staff are happy to move a dining table out should you want to eat outside. The hotel is 1930s style, hence the name. The room...

1Thank florence45London
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 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,...

1Thank Danielle035
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...

2Thank katehoola
Reviewed 18 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.

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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Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Fusion
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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
Price Range: $190 - $302 (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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“ground floor room by the pool”
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“All rooms seem quiet and peaceful, the place is solid and I would not worry about whic to get for.”
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