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Mama's Galle Fort

76 Leyn Baan Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #102 of 150 Galle B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Mama's is a beautiful old house in a fantastic location of the Fort. My room featured a lovely original balcony from where I could see the gentle pace of life below and (very clearly!) hear the Muezzin from the adjacent Mosque. The top floor terrace had fantastic views over the lighthouse. So far so good, but.... when you're paying 55... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This guesthouse was booked at the end of our trip to Sri Lanka and we hoped it would be a special place to stay however we were very disappointed by what we found. The room we stayed in was very large with different areas for seating etc which was very welcome however all across two walls of the main sleeping... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 76 Leyn Baan Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
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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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