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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was amazing! We requested a room for three adults, and the space we were given was way more than we expected. The room was clean and comfortable with separate beds and mosquito nets for all three people. We showed up early for check in and were able to leave our bags, and they didn't mind that we left...

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect placed, lovely personal. Family room with ac, clean big bathroom. The opportunity to cook a cup of coffee or tea and keep the food in a shared fridge. Really enjoyed this stay with all our family! I highly recommend

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach Haven Guesthouse is located in Galle Old Town in a homestay set-up where there are a series of rooms looking out onto a lovely balcony where every room is provided with a table and chairs. There is also a front balcony in front of a communal living room/kitchen for guest use where there are cooking facilities, a fridge and...

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed December 13, 2016

Great location inside the fort. Very nice family-run business. Lovely 2nd floor room with large bed, mosquito net, and spotless linens. I left before breakfast and the owner insisted on giving me some bananas, biscuits, and water for the road.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed October 29, 2016

The accommodation is very basic and a bit run down, but it is clean, well run, in a good location and good value for money in this area. So if you are after a budget option in Galle this is probably the place to stay.

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Reviewed September 26, 2016

Lovely location run by an older woman who has clearly been doing it for a long time. Nice rooms, especially the ones on the 2nd floor with the balcony. Common room on the corner with board games and darts, a fridge and tea, and plenty of places to sit and watch the world go by on the quiet streets below....

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New York City, New York
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

I really liked Beach Haven. As a female solo traveler I felt very safe. The location was very convenient. The room just matched my needs: simple but very clean and functional. I loved the balcony where I could read a book, and also look at the street activity. And being able to use the kitchen was a real +! I...

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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights, after finding this listed in the Lonely Planet guide under Mrs ND Wijenayake's Guest House. This is a lovely place to stay, which is in a good location within the fort walls, and is run by the lovely (I assume) Mrs ND Wijenayake. She prefers to be called 'Grandma', and told us that she was...

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Bruges, Belgium
Reviewed August 30, 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights (family room, 2 adults and 2 children) and really would recommend this place to everyone! We booked the room by telephone. This guesthouse is (one of) the oldest in Galle and has an ideal, very central location. Price/quality it's (especially for Galle standards) very good. It's also a place where you sense the real...

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Very strange when we arrived here as it's down very small back streets in the fort area and so the taxi driver we had couldn't find it. There are some one way streets too that's not good for driving to it. Finally found it and it's a little strange how you get to their reception, there aren't any signs. Next...

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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 

Additional Information about Beach Haven Guest House

Address: 65 Light House Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: $33 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“all rooms would be perfect”
 of 5 bubbles karenfrances49, Jun 29, 2016 | Read review
“First floor for the balcony. But everytime I went downstairs it was very cool, so they are good rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 932lydiae, Apr 21, 2016 | Read review
“Maybe not the room downstairs if you prefer quietness”
 of 5 bubbles D4917OT_, Mar 13, 2016 | Read review
“Choice between AC and non-AC”
 of 5 bubbles roelofvanwijk, Jan 30, 2016 | Read review
“up stairs room are ok and away from the owners living areas.”
 of 5 bubbles zellatron, Dec 8, 2015 | Read review
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