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“Views over Galle” 3 of 5 stars
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Fort Inn Guest House
2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   31 Pedlar Street, Galle, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #52 of 183 Galle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Views over Galle”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Comfortable guesthouse, with hot water and a/c. We stayed in the room perched at the top of the building - a hike up 3 flights of steps, but with views round Galle and your own private balcony. Small room, with non-functioning mozzi nets (2 single nets that didn't close over a double bed..hmm.. But those were the only drawbacks.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you are looking for budget accommodation in Galle Fort area, it is not easy to find. We pre-booked Fort Inn based on reviews found on Trip Advisor and we're not disappointed.

Our stay in this family run guest house could not have been better. Friendly family, clean and fresh smelling rooms, air conditioning ...and as we booked the room on the top floor, we had views to the sea...lovely.

Location was also a bonus, right in the heart of Galle Fort with good access to restaurants and boutique shops.

Room Tip: Top floor has a roomy balcony with views to the sea ...ok not on your doorstep, but clearly visible...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sri Lanka
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

The hosts of this guest house are so incredibly kind and welcoming. They are always available for help and advice. The rooms are great for the price with air con as well! The hotel is right in the center of Galle Fort so easy to get around.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We turned up without reservation and were very pleased to find they had room for us. After booking one night, this quickly turned to three as we were so impressed.

Lovely breakfast sat out on the balcony, lovely service from the owners and an all round good stay. Wifi, hot water, clean rooms, center of galle. Such good value for money. We also got the bus from here to Unawatuna which I would recommend for those wanting to spend some time on the beach.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We found this fabulous place in the lonelyplanet and stayed here for 6 nights. When we arrived we found a lovely family that was really kind with us! We took the rooftop room and we loved it!! The room was clean and cozy, super clean sheets, nice view over Galle fort, the lighthouse and the Indian ocean, hot water, clean european bathroom, A/C (but we didn't want it), towells, etc.
The breakfast is delicious! They serve a big plate of fruits( water melon, papaya, mango, banana and pineapple; then they serve you an fried egg with 4 toasted bred, buttet and marmellade and of course a biig pot of tea served with sugar and milk-we loved it!!
The guesthouse also have other service like: tuk-tuk service,bicicle rental, scuter rental, Galle tours, money change and others but we didn't used any of those:)
They also have a 2nd guesthouse called The Secret Place,which, from what we heard is really beautiful! So in case Fort Inn is full, you can stay there cause it's just at a 2 minutes walk from the main guesthouse!!
What is beautiful about this place is that you can easily communicate with the other guests as the place where they serve the breakfast is really small and cozy :)
Another thing that we loved about this family and their guesthouse is that they let us cook our dinner in the kitchen..like this you can save your money by buying fresh vegetables in the Dutch market and cook your dinner at the guesthouse! We loved that thing and we thank you very muchhh!!!!
I defenetly recommand this place to all the ppl who plan to stay in Galle and we will defenetly come back in the future!!! Best place in Galle!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The Fort Inn was one of our favourite places to stay when travelling around Sri Lanka. The family who own are the friendliest and most helpful people we met. The whole place is spotlessly clean and breakfast was a real treat.
The room had good air con, a shower with hot water and felt very homely. We can't recommend this place enough! I am shocked at reading other reviews which say the place wasn't clean, we were so impressed that we emailed to try and stay another night on our way back up the coast. Unfortunately they were full but instead booked us into their new guesthouse, the Secret Palace, an even more amazing place if possible! We were on a budget but both of these guest houses felt like luxury to us, especially with the standard we were used to when paying a similar amount. Gaulle is beautiful and both are located inside the fort in perfect locations to wander around and explore as well as having a spot of dinner / drinks.
Thank you for the two fantastic stays Rasika!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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chanul, Owner at Fort Inn Guest House, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Friend,
We are so glad you had good stay with us two times, first FORT INN, second SECRET PALACE,
Also it was a real pleasure having you here, You are really easy guest for us.and many thanks for your great review for us.
Take care for both of you. see you again one day.
Many thanks!
RASIKA FAMILY.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We only stayed one night in Galle but the guest house ticked all the boxes! Room was clean and comfortable with fan and ac (although the fan only had one speed very noisey!) The bed had amosquito net and was comfortable. Breakfast was good and the owners friendly and helpful. They organised us a tuk tuk back to Hikadua

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Fort Inn Guest House

Address: 31 Pedlar Street, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 183 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Fort Inn Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
04 no. of room family run guest house invite to you stay with us, shere your experience with our family.5 minutes by tuk tuk from the bus or railway station. no.31, Pedler Street, Fort, Galle. ... more   less 
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