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St. Gallen, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel was pretty okay and the rooms where small but clean. Next to the mainroad which is very quite., specially during night. We had the room in the Corner which was more expansive. This rooms had a balcony and was only 50meters from the lighthouse.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 31, 2016

We read about this place on Lonely Planet. As we were keen for non-buffet style hotel meals we decided to go here. The restaurant/cooking school is down a little alleyway and there is a big sign inviting you in. Mama was sat outside with her grandson and proudly said 'I cooked all the curries'. Her daughter and son-in-law had us...

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Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We had read the reviews of Mama's in the lonely planet so knew we were in for a treat. The location is tucked away which meant you had to be looking for it. We sat outside and enjoyed the best Sri Lankan curry of our trip. Recommend going for Mama's special curry. At approximately 600Rps, you really can't go wrong....

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We enquired about the cooking lessons here, after being recommended them by a friend. We were told to appear at 8:30am the following morning, and that it would cost 3000 rupees each. Upon arrival the following morning, we were immediately whisked off to the main market in Galle to choose the veg and fish that we were going to cook...

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Yamba, Australia
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

I ate here both nights I stayed insife Galle Forte. The fresh tuna fish pieces were coated in mamas special mix of Sri Lankan spices and were delicious.. around $AUD6. 2nd night I had the vegetarian curry special with the 5 dishes which was plenty for 2 females to share. Also delicious & also around $AUD6. Mama is gorgeous. Misque...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We tried this restaurant when we found that just about everything was closed between 12-1.30. The rooftop restaurant was coo.and we had a lovely view of the ocean between the mosque and lighthouse. The 'classic rooftop curry' was a good choice for lunch for two but if you're coming for dinner I would recommend that you also get another dish...

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Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Not good value for money. They have two rooms, both of which are quite basic but still airy and spacious, with lots of character. The place has immense potential but it needs a lot of upkeep and cleaning. They have a lot of staff but still the guesthouse looks rundown, unclean, with stuff lying around. The breakfast on the rooftop...

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Melbourne
Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Attended a cooling class by mama and daughter. Insightful! Visited the meat markets and vegie markets. A very good half day! very much enjoyed making and eating the yum 7 curries. Mama and daughter very helpful and patient!

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NZ
Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous curries! We wisely ordered the classic curry to share between 2 of us how we would have handled a full serving each. Service good. View of ocean from this rooftop are just delightful. This place oozes character though from the outside you would think nothing of it!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed January 11, 2015

Mamas Guest House at Leyn Baan St. Perfect location within the fort. Fine and spacious room. No WiFi beside in the reception area at the ground floor. No outdoor space. Do not expect to use the rooftop terrace, unless you are a guest in the restaurant. The price through Agoda is higher than if booked locally, and breakfast is included,...

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Mamas Galle Fort Roof Café and Guesthouse is situated at 67, near Leyn Baan Street in the world heritage site of Galle Fort.It is newly renovated house Available 3 Bedrooms with A/C facilities with Roof cafe restaurants. Mrs.Malani and Her daughter ready to you family services. ... more   less 

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Address: 76 Leyn Baan Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: $59 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mama's Galle Fort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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“Try Café Punto (5 min walk) for a good well prepared breakfast/lunch/dinner.”
 of 5 bubbles jenss2015, Jan 11, 2015 | Read review
“Room number 1 is at the front of the guesthouse and can have street noise, but has great views and a balcony with shuttered windows. Room number 2 is at the back, so no street noise but also no views and no balcony. Both rooms will hear the mosque firing up at 4.45am!!”
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 of 5 bubbles janj264, Oct 8, 2012 | Read review
“We stayed in the room on the street, which has a nice lobby and verandah. However, if you're tall, you may want to stay at the room at the back--I bumped my head more than a few times on the low door frames in our room...”
 of 5 bubbles 2JoeE, Dec 29, 2011 | Read review
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