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Rampart View Guest House
Ranked #14 of 23 Hotels in Galle
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
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“Amazing location with view across the ocean”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

Tucked away on the ramparts is Rampart View Guest House, is may not be the most modern of guest houses but it definitely make up with friendliness of Mr and Mrs Rauf and their family. We were made so welcome and the could not do more to make us feel settled in their home. The rooms are spacious and clean and have AC and mosquito nets. make a point of having breakfast which will be served on the terrace, a mix of continental and sri lankan all lovely and fresh. Better still book Mrs Rauf to cook a meal for dinner. We were just taken away by the wonderful mildly spicy dishes. I was asked if I wanted fish or chicken / vegetarian would due available if you wanted. Mild medium or very spicy and we asked for medium and the 5 dishes are amazing.I have need had cardamom rice before but it is so light and fragrant, everything was so fresh and tasty so stop by an enjoy this little guest house.

Room Tip: enjoy Mrs Rauf dinner which you have to book in advance. Plus put the air con on for a while before...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

stayed a week at rampart view room clean and comfortable but as stated bathroom could do with an upgrade .but always hot water.the location is great overlooking the ramparts we did occasionally get some traffic noise from coaches parking up in the street outside.family run place all staff are charming and helpful , breakfast served at the time of your choosing overlooking the sea.you can have srilankan or european breakfast .we were in galle for the cricket and could walk to the stadium each day from the b&b.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

This is an OK transit hotel. The owners are extremely kind and they provided a fabulous breakfast.

The hotel itself is very tired, in dark colours and a bit grubby. There were mosquito and cockroaches in the bathroom.

However the tick-list is all there, air conditioning, hot water, a fan, a mosquito net and mosquito coil. The location is excellent for roaming around the fort.

It is a solid, budget option.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

A great location, a short distance from the busy Fort area and couple minutes walk from the lighthouse where there are many nice restaurants. The room is good but the bathroom is a bit run down. But apart from that, with free wi-fi (in your own room) and view of the fort walls and ocean for breakfast, it's pretty good value.
Breakfast is a choice between western (egg and toast) or Sri Lankan (poached egg in curry and hoopers). Both come with fresh fruits, juice and hot beverage. Go for the Sri Lankan style, it's not too spicy and is full of flavour.

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the Fort wall, on the Rampart Street side.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

This is old and basic but it's clean, the location is great, the staff are nice and the food is good.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

The room was very big and light, which is very important in SL, cos In a lot of other hotels the lightning was very poor - rather depressive to my mind. The owners are nice and helpful, the location is the best you can get in town. Was very satisfied with my stay there.

  • Stayed December 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

Rampart View is a great place. Family run and located next to the southern wall, it offers great views, fantastic value and a warm welcome.
We’d emailed ahead of time for the booking and there was no problem, even though we arrived in the morning. The family welcomed us in and showed us to the room.
The room is an actual queen-sized bed, not 2 single beds pushed together. It was bright and airy with the corridor/balcony sitting area looking out over the wall and at the sea. The bathroom was clean with a power heater for hot water, but had a quite a few mosquitoes to keep you company. We lit a coil in the bathroom and kept the door closed and there was no problem. The breakfast is not included but for 400 rupees per person you can get Euro or Sri Lankan fare, worth it.
Many other reviews and guides complain about a no booze rule and a curfew. Both are true but let’s work it out. The family is a little security obsessed and has an alarm/lighting system that gets activated at night from movement. They turn it on around 10.30 pm and off at around 5am. This would also mean that the curfew runs the same time. It’s not strictly held up and if you really want to stay out in the dry ghost town of Galle, there is a bell to call one of the family members to let you in. They have no problem with this. For the booze, you’re not allowed to bring in back to the hotel. Not really a problem as the whole time is pretty much dry too. The best restaurants and hotels in town are alcohol free. If you really can’t wait 24 hours to have a drink (seek help) but seriously it is available in certain places and you can sit on the wall or other cafes and chill and drink no problem.
Galle is super quiet, all cafes and restaurants close early so none of this is really a problem. With not much to do, other than walk around, spend no longer than 1 day here.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rampart View Guest House
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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Galle
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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