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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 #26 of 148 Galle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for three nights. The owner is very friendly and the room is basic but good. The only thing we did not like was the smelly pillow. It was probably due to the humidity, so that it had not dried well. Further it was perfect as said. Good location, a very nice common room with balcony upstairs, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely budget homestay within Galle fort. The rooms were simple but clean with ensuite basic bathroom with cold water. Upstairs there is a kettle, table and some utensils for guests to use as well as a lovely balcony with a sitting area. The family are always around to give you advice or knowledge on the area.

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New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Welcomed by the owner on arrival, very friendly family run business. Staff helped with questions and suggestions about what to do in the general Galle area. Rooms were big, with big comfy beds. Bathroom was immaculate and massive. Looked brand new. Only downside would be the price was slightly more expensive for a budget traveler, however was still one of... More

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Saint-Benoit, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My boyfriend and I were travelling around Sri Lanka in July 2013 and this was such a wonderful find. We stayed in Galle for about 3 days I think, but I didn't want to leave at all, and that was in part due to this wonderful guesthouse!! The matriarch of the family was so lovely and wonderful I wanted to... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed here during our 3 week medical elective. We all had a great stay, and despite sometimes having language barriers everyone was very friendly and helpful. The madam especially was very helpful when we arrived late at night, organising our tuktuks for first thing the next day and knowing more about where we were meant to be than us.... More

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Munich, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Address: 65, Light House Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Beach Haven Guest House Hotel Galle

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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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