I took a photo of the exterior of this Inn which refers to the rooms as being "super luxury" and, being an advertising lawyer, I chortle at this every time I see it. The Inn's brochure also refers to "luxury comfortable rooms"; when making notes to enable me to post this review back home, I struck this phrase out and wrote "basic tiny". There was A/C but as seemed typical in Sri Lanka (to save energy I guess), the bathroom has a window open to the outdoors so it was "hot as heck" I also noted on the brochure (and in Sri Lanka, hot is hot and humid!). Mosquitoes also came in through the window in the bathroom so I ran in and out of that room as fast as I could! "European style bathrooms" the brochure says: yes, it's a western toilet but the shower is ON TOP of the toilet, so that's not European: be sure to get the towel far away from you when showering and to toss the toilet paper out of the bathroom, or else. Brochure also refers to "delicious foods" and I edited that to "delicious Sri Lankan foods". I ordered Thai curry and they brought what must be a Sri Lankan version of Thai: the wrong curry, little flavour. The Sri Lankan food was very good though! On our tour we ate rice and curry 16 times in two weeks and I never got sick of it.
My room was slightly bigger than the bed. I had to put suitcase on floor to access it, and then close it in order to get in/out of the room.
On the plus side, the gents running the Inn are very very friendly, as are all the staff I saw. It was a really relaxing atmosphere; nice lobby to hang out in. As noted above, their Sri Lankan food was good.
And Galle is absolutely gorgeous!!! I would go back to Galle again. I was on the Intrepid tour of the country and we only spent one afternoon and evening at Galle; beyond frustrating!!! It is a gorgeous mix of South Asia and Europe...I photographed half the town. My travel companions loved the shopping, but I couldn't stop walking around and photographing buildings, people, the sea, everything! Walked for hours, pounding down drinking water.....
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