I stayed in this guest house for 4 nights but I found others who had liked it so much they had stayed for much longer! The owner of this guest house is a lovely 75 year old woman who goes out of her way to help you but is also very efficient. She knows what she's doing in terms of running a guest house as she's been doing it since the 60's.
I stayed here during high season and found the price excellent value (I did some shopping around first). Unlike a lot of places in The Lonely Planet/ Trip Advisor, this place doesn't seem to have put their prices up after getting good reviews!
Breakfast is extra, but is still the cheapest in the Fort and is plentiful.
It has an excellent location being in the centre of the Fort.
Another thing which was reassuring( especially as a lone female), is that this place has CCTV, watched over by the owner! Also, the guesthouse seems to be primarily run by women, which was different to a lot of places I've been to.
My room was basic, but perfectly satisfactory with an en-suite newly tiled bathroom with hot water. The bedroom didn't have ac, only a fan, but this was perfectly OK. The towels were good (unlike in a lot of places). The only minor negative was that the pillows were rather old but I still managed to sleep just fine.
Altogether it's a place I definitely hope to return to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Beach Haven Guest House Hotel Galle