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Rampart View Guest House
Ranked #16 of 25 Hotels in Galle
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Clean. Friendly owners. Nice view on the rampart and ocean from the rooms. Perfect location within Galle Fort.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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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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Thank harobed
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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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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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Additional Information about 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
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Galle
Price Range: $83 - $124 (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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