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Mama's Galle Fort

76 Leyn Baan Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #109 of 183 Galle B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015
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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Attended a cooling class by mama and daughter. Insightful! Visited the meat markets and vegie markets. A very good half day! very much enjoyed making and eating the yum 7 curries. Mama and daughter very helpful and patient!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous curries! We wisely ordered the classic curry to share between 2 of us how we would have handled a full serving each. Service good. View of ocean from this rooftop are just delightful. This place oozes character though from the outside you would think nothing of it!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Mamas Guest House at Leyn Baan St. Perfect location within the fort. Fine and spacious room. No WiFi beside in the reception area at the ground floor. No outdoor space. Do not expect to use the rooftop terrace, unless you are a guest in the restaurant. The price through Agoda is higher than if booked locally, and breakfast is included,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had Christmas Day dinner here - and took the rice and curry with the optional prawn curry. There is no beer available here (that's available at the "other" Mama's - the roof top bar that is now run by another outfit), but they do serve good Ginger Beer. Rice and curry was a reasonable selection, with plenty for two,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

A neat tidy and clean place to sleep. Interesting to hear the news from a local that the Leyn Baan st location is the original location, though Mama has now moved around to church st / little cross st location. Very minimal 'atmosphere' at the Leyn Baan St location, and have been told the food is best where Mama is,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Mama's Galle Fort 76 Leyn Baan Street, Galle, Sri Lanka . Its a Small Hotel, but Great Deals for what we pay. Location Location and Location fantastic location of the Old Fort. This is the reason we went and stayed at Mama's76 Leyn Baan Street, Galle, Sri Lanka location. Sound -New management from Europe. They are spending money on cleaning... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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46 helpful votes 46 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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london
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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