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Beach Haven Guest House

65, Light House Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Beach Haven Guest House
Ranked #10 of 53 Galle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am also a student who spent five weeks at this guesthouse during my elective. From the first moment on it felt like home. My flight was late but the family opened the door in the middle of the night, offered me some water and food and gave me a hearty welcome. If you have any questions, they are always... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night on our last day in Sri Lanka. Lovely rooms, clean, clean bedding and comfy beds. Clean bathrooms and hot water at all times of the day. Only thing I didn't like so much was the lack of privacy as all the rooms are connected and have holes at the top so almost connected. Good value,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading reviwes we decide go for Beach Haven.Location is great, everything is close by walk u don't need a tuk-tuk.But I don't know why our room num. 5 there was something wrong....very but odour, A/C didn't work properly so nights where nighmare...view from room zero. So we decide to leave eirlier.Probably we just wasn't lucky one:-)

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Nottingham, England
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11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This long-standing guesthouse is very clean and set up to offer some home comforts such as a lounge for guests, a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Right in the middle of the fort, the guesthouse has fan or aircon rooms; the upstairs rooms were brighter and airier (and the only ones with optional AC) but the downstairs rooms... More

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Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I stayed here for six weeks during my medical electives and had a great time. The price is good, I enjoyed breakfast and it is a very sociable place. Plus, it is located in the heart of the fort in a very nice neighborhood. My room was one of the older ones but still nice and comfortable. The owner, Sita,... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Throughout my solo backpacking journey around Sri Lanka I was struck by the hospitality of the people. The most notable example is that of Beach Haven owner Sita Wijenayake. The guest house is clean and great value but it is the kindness of Sita and family that made my stay here during July 2013 so memorable.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Clean large room with air conditioning that offered good value for money, galle is small so glad I didn't pay extra at a different hotel for a view as you can get to some great spots from here. We didn't pay the extra for breakfast but I wish we had as the the lavazza round the corner that lured us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Beach Haven is in the heart of the fort yet it is a peaceful place. It's a few minutes level walk from the bus station, and the beach, cafes, museums etc are within very easy walking distance. We chose a room on the first floor which was spacious, clean and comfortable, with the option of a/c. Along the corridor there... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

To put it simply, this place is a very comfortable place to stay at. For my three days in Galle, I had a completely hassle free stay, without an disturbances at all. I am not surprised Lonely Planet recommends this place. The guest house is run by Mrs Wijenayake and her family. She has been an ex-mayor of Galle. You... More

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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We first visited Beach Haven seventeen years ago whilst on an extended stay in Sri Lanka. Galle has changed so much since this time and although Beach Haven is larger than it used to be, the wonderful atmosphere created by the family has been completely retained. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the family are so friendly and helpful... More

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Also Known As:
Beach Haven Guest House Hotel Galle
Beach Haven Guest House Hotel
Address: 65, Light House Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #10 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This guest house started in 1968. According to the Lonely Planet travel guide (1980 edition-page 82) there were only two guest houses in the Galle Fort. This is the only existing guest house. It was started by Mrs. N.D. Wijenayake, the Former Deputy Mayor of Galle. Guest house has 4 A/C rooms. Rooftop balcony overlooking the sea and pleasant verandah. It has no curfew time. ... more   less 

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