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Rampart View Guest House
Ranked #16 of 23 Hotels in Galle
Reviewed August 10, 2011

Rampart View Guist house.

my family stayed at rampart on 08 & 9th of August.11.we rearly enjoyed.fin place.you can see actual nature of our country.rauf & family is very good for guists.
we hope to be there too .in the next visit to galle.
tks .
harold & family

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

We stayed here last year and thought it was great. We returned to the same smiling faces and family atmosphere. Rauf and his family are extremely accomodating. The Fort area is one of the best experiences in sri Lanka and going to aplace like Rampart View adds to the experience. It has the BEST location in the Fort. One cannot fault the view from the room or rooftop. To have an excellent home cooked meal overlloking the Fort Walls and the sea below is unreal. This is a guesthouse, so do not expect a phone, TV, room service. Though it does have fan, air conditioning, WiFi, mosquito nets. The room is very clean and tidy. The value is incredible when you consider the view, friendliness and quality of the meals provided, (all to your requests). Would not hesitate to come here again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank cdmm58
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

I stayed at Rampart View between May and June 2010.

I have stayed at a number of guesthouses within Sri Lanka and Rampart View is the best one I have stayed at.

The room itself was clean, tidy, and spacious. There was a constant supply of hot water and the ceiling fan was more than adequete for keeping cool. I was able to sleep soundly every night with no interruptions.

From all the rooms there is a fantastic uninterrupted view of the ocean. From the balcony and the roof terrace, you have a fantastic view of the sunsetting over the ocean.

For single female travellers, the guesthouse is an extremely secure and safe place to be. There are none of the usual creepy staff that you find all too often in other Sri Lanka guesthouses and hotels. In the evening, for added security, an intruder alarm is activated.

What makes Rampart View stand out from the other guesthouses in Sri Lanka is the quality of service from the owner, his family, and the staff. Despite the fact they run a jewellery shop next to the guesthouse, there is no hard selling to buy anything, they don't try to sell you tours or excursions, and best of all they don't ask you any of the nosey questions most Sri Lankans tend to ask you. There was always somebody on hand to assist me with any questions I had both day and night.

Even the tuk-tuk driver they recommended to me was respectful and charged a fair price; a very rare find in Sri Lanka!

If you need a guesthouse to stay at in Galle Fort then I can guarantee that you will not go wrong with this one; highly recommended!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled solo
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6  Thank shapesandsounds
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Reviewed March 12, 2011

We stayed here on the last night of our 3-weeks in Sri Lanka and enjoyed our stay. The room was one of the best value rooms we had in Sri Lanka, as it was Rs.3000 (£17) for a spacious room with beautiful views and A/C. They serve breakfast for Rs.400 each.
We initially went to the Beach Haven, where the very helpful owner told us she was full, but called the Rampart View and had someone take us there. Our room had a large bed and a twin bed, A/C, a private bath with hot water, and wi-fi. It was in an amazing location, overlooking the ocean, where we could watch the sunset from the balcony.
This is a great hotel and great value.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank BCBG983
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Reviewed March 5, 2011

Amazing location, our A/C room looked directly over the fort walls to the crashing waves beyond. Sitting on the roof terrace to watch the sunset was beautiful. A real family affair, the owners have had the place for decades, and know most people in their corner of the Fort. Breakfast served overlooking the sea, which is pretty impressive in the middle of town.

The family are Muslim, indeed the man of the house is an elder at the gorgeous mosque along the street, so no drinks in the guesthouse, but for us that served as the perfect excuse to live out colonial planter fantasies with a G&T in the Fort’s smarter hotels. Wish I’d brought a panama hat…

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank CaledonianWanderers
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Reviewed January 30, 2011

The Rampart View guesthouse is very run down - wash your hands in the bathroom and the sink empties onto the floor. The bathroom was very mouldy and the bedroom just adequate. However, the location is stunning with the second floor overlooking the ramparts of Galle Fort and out to sea. The roof garden was a very sad sight - what a waste with the views it has. This is one of those places where a little imagination and a bit of work could have stunning results. It is sad to see places deteriorate when they are doing good business - it was pretty well full house when we were there. If you are prepared to put up with less than perfect conditions, the people are friendly and helpful and the cost is low for a double room with bathroom. I just wish there was a bit more routine maintenance - the building deserves it.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank patriciaoc
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RampartView, Owner at Rampart View Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2011

We saw a water leak in the toilet after the guests check out. Then it was rectified within 15 minutes, but we were not informed by the guests about this matter and these guest were occupying the room for few nights. It was not a big issue and it would have been attended instantly. Later we saw the review in the tripadvisor. Now the matter is sold and we would like to bring it to kind notice about it. We welcome suggestions and comments from the guests in our guest house to improve our business.

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Reviewed January 10, 2011

We had planned on staying at Beach Haven, but they were full and recommended Rampart View. In the end this was quite fortuitous, as it was very peaceful and great for couples. The rooms were basic but clean, and reasonably priced.

The whole family were very accommodating. We were leaving Galle at 9pm, and they allowed us to leave our bags safely, coming and going as we needed (to drop off souvenirs!), and to use the family bathroom to freshen up before we left.

Great basic place to stay, and central. We actually stayed in December 2009, but it wouldn't allow us to put this date!

We really enjoyed our stay in Galle, and would definitely like to return. It was an interesting and relaxing town.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: 37 Rampart Street, Fort, Galle | Sri Lanka, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Galle
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Galle
Price Range: $69 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rampart View Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Guest House is situated overlooking the sea and it has rooms with sea view. The view of the sunset & sunrise is what unique and the big terrace where the guests could have the sun bath is what differentiates our Guest House. Registered and approved Home Stay Guest House by the Sri Lanka Tourist Board. Free from alcohol.The view of the ocean, Southern & Northern side of galle. It is only ten minutes walking distance from the Galle town to our Guest House.We at Rampart View will deliver reliable and personalized service. ... more   less 
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