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Mama's Galle Fort

76 Leyn Baan Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #29 of 53 Galle B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014
Saskia V Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Only had dinner in Mama's and the curries were delicious. One of the best we had in Sri Lanka. Not only very tasteful, they also serve a great variety of different curries we haven't had before; mango, some kind of banana. The view from the rooftop is stunning and the waiters are very friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Great location however the electrics are in need of an overhaul as it continued to short out with the sparky finally waking me up to look at all the power points in my room. I get the distinct feeling Galle Fort is spoilt with too many visitors as my welcome at reception made me feel like oh here we go... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
61 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Beautiful room, huge! Lovely to have places to sit not just on the bed. Nice bathroom and good wifi in places. Breakfast is fantastic, wonderful to had fresh fruit. Can't recommend the restaurant curry and the room highly enough (we were booked for 3 but stayed for 6 nights!).

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Hong Kong
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

It would appear some reviewers are struggling to understand that this is the page for the guesthouse, not the cafe on the roof. My travel companion and I stayed 2 nights and were delighted with our stay, the owners are underselling the place. Both of the two rooms are large and have above Sri Lankan average. High ceilings, large bathrooms... More

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I had breakfast here. I had the "eastern breakfast" of coconut roti and fruit platter. Fruit platter was tiny. Really small amounts and not very tasty at all. Not very friendly service either. Wouldn't go back.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Having read lonely planets review of this restaurant we were expecting good things. They are correct on one thing, the location was great. Every thing else was terrible. The two waiter guys had no idea what they were doing, we're incredibly slow and we had to repeatedly ask for menus, drinks and to place our orders. The food was no... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We LOVED Mama's Guest House and felt fortunately that we were able to get one of only two rooms, having no idea before we got there how small the hotel was. Most people go for the excellent food on the roof terrace. Our room was very large well furnished and clean, with a sitting area as well as the comfortable... More

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52 hotel reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Went to Mama's for lunch to check out how accurate the reviews are about the views! To be fair is was just after the rains, therefore the stairs upto the rooftop and the rooftop itself was wet. There seemed to be one waiter who was running up and down steep stairs to serve the handful of customers. The owner who... More

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Beachmere, Australia
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43 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

In a quiet, narrow street Mama's just has two bedrooms - but they are both large, breezy, comfortable and with ensuite bathroms. We stayed in Room 2, this is at the front of the house with views both down onto the street from the shuttered windows on the balcony and to the fort ramparts and sea from the bedroom window.... More

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Porto, Portugal
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Very clean and pleasant rooms, very friendly staff. Nice breakfast in the terrace, witch has a very nice view over Galle. We didn't have any meals in the place, so nothing to say regarding that. Recomended, though a little overpriced (no TV, no Wifi).

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Also Known As:
Mama`s Galle Fort Hotel
Mama`s Galle Fort Hotel Galle
Address: 76 Leyn Baan Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #29 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mamas Galle Fort Roof Café and Guesthouse is situated at 67, near Leyn Baan Street in the world heritage site of Galle Fort.It is newly renovated house Available 3 Bedrooms with A/C facilities with Roof cafe restaurants. Mrs.Malani and Her daughter ready to you family services. ... more   less 
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