Went to Mama's for lunch to check out how accurate the reviews are about the views! To be fair is was just after the rains, therefore the stairs upto the rooftop and the rooftop itself was wet. There seemed to be one waiter who was running up and down steep stairs to serve the handful of customers. The owner who we met downstairs seemed quite shrewd and business minded*. What I preferred on the menu was no available so we ordered rice and curry. One portion was good for a female and I dont think a local male would be satisfied with the small portions. The food itself was average.
The views to the side of the lighthouse is pretty as the houses are in pastel shades and the roofs are maintained. But the rest of the 180 degree views are of dilapidated houses/ rooftops.
Visit Mama's just to checkout if you like the vies and maybe just for a meal and a look around the house. It has a steep yet unusual staircase.
The rooms are well appointed, but there is hardly a view. Just the streets and houses on one side. The path to the rooftop cafe is past the bedroom doors, therefore it could be noisy and crowded when people tread carefully down the steep stairs.
On this visit he quoted a reasonable price for the room but on a later occasion when I called him he quoted Rs.3000 more and said he would give a discount of Rs.800 and that I should book fast by sending him an e-mail and down payment. He kept on asking for a payment, when all the rooms were free and it was off season!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mamas Galle Fort Roof Café and Guesthouse is situated at 76 Leyn Baan Street in the world heritage site of Galle Fort.It is newly renovated house Available 2 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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- Also Known As:
- Mama`s Galle Fort Hotel Galle