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Thenu Rest Guest House

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12 Hospital St | Fort Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked Thenu Rest Guest House for two nights via Booking.com but the same unpleasant thing as other reviewers reported in 2013 happened to me, unfortunately. Upon arrival at Thenu Rest Guest House, I was surprisingly told to stay at another place for the first night since they had been fully occupied on that night. As I was planning to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

This was my introduction to Sri Lanka and it was quite depressing. Cons: *The room was not adequate for the price. We paid $48 for one night and there were mosquitos everywhere as well as some big bugs and spiders. *Service was cold and unwelcoming. We wonder if it is because my friend is Asian as the European reviewers seem... More 

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Thank tokyoesque
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

$ days at Thenu, first floor front, lovely room, and easy access to the balcony. ( Bit of a shock, however, first thing in the morning when the cleaning lady started laying linen out to air on the table on the balcony right outside the window whilst we were still in sleep mode). Great breakfast choice of "English" ( two... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Pros: In a great spot opposite the old Dutch hospital, walking distance to entire fort, great breakfast, comfortable bed, warm showers Cons: very loud if you're facing the street + noise from the bars at Dutch hospital, linen kinda smelled like petrol....

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

People are very friendly, helpful, and the hotel is perfectly located. In fort but not where all the other hotels are. You can hear the beach at night, rooms are very cute. It's clean and the best you can find at a relatively low cost. Seduced. If you can, grab one of the rooms on the top floor. This is... More 

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1 Thank Bruno C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

The position of the guesthouse is excellent, in front of the Dutch Hospital and a few steps from the lighthouse. The rooms are simple but clean and comfortable. The family that owns the place is extrenely welcoming, friendly and available! Super recommended!

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely couple of nights at this friendly family run Guesthouse. Clean, comfortable and large room with AC which provided some respite from the heat! A good location inside the fort walls and opposite the old Dutch hospital. Inside the fort walls there is an abundance of good restaurants, bars and quaint boutique shops. Thenu Rest house provided... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights in April 2015. The hotel is in a great location across from the old Hospital where there are nice restaurants and bars. The rooms have free wifi (really fast for Sri Lanka) and AC which was welcome given the heat. The free breakfast was great and we ordered sri lankan breakfast the day before... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stayed here for 1 night in March 2015. Pluses: -great location across from the old Hospital -A/C -Free wifi -friendly family -free breakfast -spacious rooms Minuses -None, really. A very welcoming little place, highly recommend.

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Thank D J
London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stayed here for just one night and it was perfect. It is a lovely family run guesthouse in the ideal location of Galle; within the fort, close to the perimeter for sea views and really close to the iconic lighthouse and the famous mamma's rooftop restaurant. The Dutch Hospital is also directly opposite housing lots of eateries and bars... More 

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