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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms were basic but very clean and spacious. The location is amazing and surrounded by loads of good restaurants. The family that runs the place is lovely and the breakfasts are sensational and huge. This is a really good value for money place & gives you a little insight to Sri Lankan hospitality!

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Hong Kong, China
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56 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This guesthouse seemed expensive for what it was (the room seemed budget, with only internal windows and noisy AC), but you're paying for the excellent location in Galle Fort - it's easy to walk anywhere in the old town, and over the road is the dutch hospital which has been converted into restaurants etc. Good breakfast & friendly staff.

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Thank Alan R
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I stayed there 4 nights (only planned for one). Although all of Galle Fort is easy walking distance, the fact this is directly across the street from great ocean side bars and restaurants makes it the best place to stay in the fort. The owner/operators are nice and I loved their dog (although she does bark a lot).

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

We stayed for one night but was pleasant. The room was cute with an old fashioned 4 poster bed with mozzie net and good air con. The breakfast was very good with eggs, toast and fruit and is served on the terrace. The owner and her staff were also very helpful and the guest house is in a great location... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

I booked Thenu Rest Guest House for two nights via Booking.com but the same unpleasant thing as other reviewers reported in 2013 happened to me, unfortunately. Upon arrival at Thenu Rest Guest House, I was surprisingly told to stay at another place for the first night since they had been fully occupied on that night. As I was planning to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

This was my introduction to Sri Lanka and it was quite depressing. Cons: *The room was not adequate for the price. We paid $48 for one night and there were mosquitos everywhere as well as some big bugs and spiders. *Service was cold and unwelcoming. We wonder if it is because my friend is Asian as the European reviewers seem... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

$ days at Thenu, first floor front, lovely room, and easy access to the balcony. ( Bit of a shock, however, first thing in the morning when the cleaning lady started laying linen out to air on the table on the balcony right outside the window whilst we were still in sleep mode). Great breakfast choice of "English" ( two... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Pros: In a great spot opposite the old Dutch hospital, walking distance to entire fort, great breakfast, comfortable bed, warm showers Cons: very loud if you're facing the street + noise from the bars at Dutch hospital, linen kinda smelled like petrol....

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

People are very friendly, helpful, and the hotel is perfectly located. In fort but not where all the other hotels are. You can hear the beach at night, rooms are very cute. It's clean and the best you can find at a relatively low cost. Seduced. If you can, grab one of the rooms on the top floor. This is... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

The position of the guesthouse is excellent, in front of the Dutch Hospital and a few steps from the lighthouse. The rooms are simple but clean and comfortable. The family that owns the place is extrenely welcoming, friendly and available! Super recommended!

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Additional Information about Thenu Rest Guest House

Address: 12 Hospital St | Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: $37 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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