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Thenu Rest Guest House

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12 Hospital St | Fort Galle, Galle, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We rented 3 rooms there and had a pleasant stays. One of the room was a bit smelly.... The owners are very nice and welcoming. Very well located in Galle. Breakfast OK and few good restaurants around. There is also nice shopping in the area. Galle is clearly worth a visit of a day or two.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The room were totally clean. you need to put off your shoes to enter but you dont have to worry about dust onto your feet. very reasonable price. I have searched many guest houses and hotels in old town for a whole day, and this place was my final answer. It is in front of new shopping center and seaside.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stayed here for 4 days in late November / early December 2014 and HIGHLY RECOMMEND Thenu Guest house. It is actually named after the daughter of the owners which adds to its charm. You will most likely get to met her and all the family if you stay a few days. It is in a great location within the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Thenu is a very comfortable guest house well situated inside the Fort area. There are numerous restaurants, shops and bars in the vicinity and the owners can organize transport to the rest of Galle and beyond. We really enjoyed staying in the fort rather than in the fairly generic beach accommodation. The rooms are comfortable and quiet, with good aircon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The owners are really warm, hospitable people and made our stay here one of the highlights of our 2 week Sri Lankan trip. We didn't initially plan to stay in Galle and changed our itinerary at the last minute with a last minute booking for Thenu Rest House the day before we arrived. It turned out to be the best... More 

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