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Beach Haven Guest House

Certificate of Excellence
65, Light House Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #43 of 179 Galle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is excellent (right in the heart of Galle Fort) and the bathroom in our room was newly refurbished and spotlessly clean but at 40 dollars a night it did seem a bit expensive for what is basic accommodation with no breakfast included. Wifi works in the rooms and has good signal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good centre for day trips to local attractions and different beaches. Very helpful family used to dealing with foreigners who can be demanding. Within easy reach of a number of good eating places.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very basic guesthouse on a wonderful spot. Dutch Fort is a extraordinary place to spent a day or two, very boutique. Beach Haven guesthouse is in the middle of the fort but there is not the slightest scent of boutique. Small room with an uncomfortable bed and a dirty "bathroom" and no breakfast. Not a place to return to.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights in colombo before going down to the Beach Haven Guest House & what a fantastic welcome we had.This hotel is worth visiting,extremely clean from top to bottom,fresh clean sheets & towels and rooms are spotless. Our room was large with a comfortable bed. The bathroom was a lovely size. Wifi worked brilliantly. Breakfast was amazing. The staff... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room was the least clean during our month trip across Sri Lanka. Towel had holes in, sheets were grubby, various things splatted on walls. Positives: room a good size, plug in mosquito, upstairs room for all guests to use with fridge and cooking facilities. Wi fi decent but hotmail blocked which meant we had to find another venue to check... More 

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Normany
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd like to thank the charming Mrs Wijenayake for her help this morning. Although the Beach Haven Guest House was full - they have a number of medical students there doing their electives, and it is always popular - she was kind enough, after a number of phone calls, to put me in touch with a sweet young couple who... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a lovely stay at the guesthouse. The room was impeccably clean and, although in the middle of the Old Fort, very quiet. The air conditioning functioned very quiet and the mosquito nets were in great condition. The family and staff were very friendly and helpful without being overbearing. We enjoyed delicious, hearty breakfasts at the communal table and... More 

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250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Oddly 'the book' refers to this place as Mrs ND Wijenayake's Guesthouse. Not sure why the confusion. Anyhow, I recently spent 2 nights here. The owner was friendly and welcoming. My room was a reasonable size. Big bed with two single mattress'. One hard, one soft. A.C. Good wifi (for Sri Lanka). Was a bit on the darkside. Bathroom was... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The location of the guest house is great, being in the heart of the fort, allowing easy access to meander around the lovely old town. We chose to stay in the cheapest room but still paid Rs 2500. The room itself was small and dark with a minimalist bathroom that smelled of drains! The bed was very uncomfortable and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I had a room in the first floor at hroothe back. It was clean, new bathroom and hot shower. The aircon doesn't work well because water droped upon my luggage in nighttime and all was wet. The grandma is very nice to everybody and have some good informations. But 40$ booked with booking.com is a lot of money for it.... More 

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