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“One of the best Guest houses in Galle Fort” 5 of 5 stars
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Pedlar62 Guest House
No 62, Pedlar Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #11 of 161 Galle B&B and Inns
Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“One of the best Guest houses in Galle Fort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Pedlar 62 is a tastefully designed guesthouse which has a mixture of old and contemporary architectural features. I have stayed here a few times on work and also with family. It's a really safe place, specially if you are traveling alone or just with a group of girls. The owner Ravi is a very nice person and will go out of his way to help you. The place has 3 bedrooms with attached bathrooms which are all tastefully designed. the bedrooms have four poster beds, dressing table, desk, clothes rack, AC and the bathrooms are clean and spacious. We loved sitting at the balcony area having our breakfast or tea and coffee watching the daily activities of the locals. Pedlar62 is located in a convenient spot in Galle fort and is close to the cafes and shops. I fully recommend this place to anyone.

Room Tip: The first one opposite the stairs
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

2 days in Galle and Pedlar62 was the perfect choice: simple yet tastefully appointed, clean and perfectly located. I'm a woman traveling alone and always felt safe. Ravi, the owner, went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable, arranging drivers, bringing a candle, or offering aloe vera from the rooftop garden for my sunburn. One night I came back to find him serving a beautiful homecooked meal to a couple on the roof and wished I had known this was an option. I highly recommend Pedlar62, there are many pricier and fancier options in the Fort, but you can always go there for a drink or a meal. So if you just want a nice quiet and clean room, this is it.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Pedlar62 guest house is a relatively new establishment to take on the accommodation scene inside the UNESCO heritage listed picturesque galle fort.

The establishment has two floors with one non-ac bedroom downstairs and 3 spacious AC rooms upstairs. The upstairs baths are quite spacious too. The non AC room was rather comfortable. The fourpost bed inside with a full mosquito net around it was ample for two and secure from pesky mozies although there were few if any in the room to worry about.

The bathroom was well appointed with an excellent fast heater for hot the hot water shower including a refreshing cold rain shower option!

Pedlar62 is quite close to most fort restaurants and walks are always quite pleasant at any point during the day.

The onsite guest managing family are very helpful and friendly. It is quite welcoming and homely infact. They will help with most inquiries related to the fort and its attractions.

The upstairs balcony is a welcome retreat & came in very handy for card games, great laughs and a few drinks with friends! One can read a book or watch the activity in the street below.

The noise levels inside the fort are kept at a very low level given that its a residential precinct as well. There is no real nightlife as such inside the fort & the nearest such activity can be found in Unawatuna which is about a 400Rs meter tuktuk ride away. Wijaya beach with its famous wood fired italian pizzas is also a great getaway for the day at a 600Rs meter tuktuk ride away. Please note tuktuks are a must negotiate item before getting inside! There are no tuks inside the fort at night so one must venture out of the fort. When walking around at night keep to the well lit main roads. There are street dogs who bark at you but are harmless.

Please note that alcohol is not served in many establishments inside the fort, but a handful. Some establishments do allow you to BYO into the establishment for a corkage fee. The food and bev prices inside the fort are quite high and quality is good enough as well. Hotel Rampart offers a great spot for a few drinks and food as well! Do check out the haunted room and the story behind it while you are there!

Would definitely go back to Pedlar62 as the there is good management, accommodation is great, the location is very handy, and prices are very reasonable.

Room Tip: Upstairs is more private
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We were only here for one night in January and wish it could have been longer. This was our favorite guesthouse of the trip – lovely, clean and airy bedroom, really comfortable bed! Also loved the en-suite bathroom and big shower (hot water also). The look and feel of the guesthouse is generally very bright and clean, with really nice white washed walls. The location is also perfect, right in the centre of the fort. We really enjoyed breakfast on the verandah overlooking the street below in the morning. You can see that the owner, Ravi, pays a lot of attention to detail to how the table's laid and how the food is presented, we appreciated the little touches. Ravi and his family are lovely hosts and we'd definitely come back. Quick WI-FI too!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The location of Pedlar62 is very convenient in the centre of Fort Galle which makes it very easy to explore the area. Ravi and his family are very friendly hosts, the rooms are very clean and quiet. You have the option to choose between with or without aircon. The highlight for us was the breakfast on the veranda overlooking Pedlar Street and enjoying the good food in a very relaxed atmosphere.

We can definitely recommend the place, it is very good value for money.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We've only stayed for two nights in Pedlar62 but we wished to stay longer. It has a perfect location - nearly in the centre of Galle Fort. The room was big, clean, also there's a nice balcony, we enjoyed chating together with our friends there in the evening. What surprised me most was the breakfast Mr.Ravy made for us, he was one of the best person I've met in Sri Lanka! Perfect Pedlar62! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Our five nights in Galle have been a highlight of our trip, thanks in no small part to this wonderful guest house, and the lovely owners. The rooms are spotlessly clean (bathroom cleaned every day), spacious and nicely decorated. Ravi and his family take a lot of pride and put a lot of effort into making sure you enjoy your stay, and have everything you need. The eastern breakfast is also amongst the best we've had in our 3 weeks here.

Needs six stars.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No 62, Pedlar Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 161 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We at Pedlar62 are proud of its unique atmosphere located within the heart of Galle fort, the Dutch Unesco World Heritage Site situated in the southern part of Sri Lanka. Pedlar62 is not just only another place where you find lodgings to spend your holiday but also offers you the most comfortable stay within a price you can afford. It is indeed a pleasure for us to serve you to make your journey so memorable. ... more   less 
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