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Rampart View Guest House
Ranked #16 of 24 Hotels in Galle
Reviewed January 9, 2014

This b&b was in a perfect location, right on the fort wall. Lovely view from the balcony and roof garden. Rooms clean and tidy . Food very good. Total privacy as the staff did not bother us at all except for breakfast service. Great value for money , good air conditioning. Would recommend. Xxx

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

A great place if liquor is not your only motivation :) Right at the beach, with the best view from the room, along with amazing hosts. After a long travel - flight to colombo, direct train to galle, and then walk to the hotel - it was the perfect place to sip a cup of coffee and enjoy the view from the room.
got to know the next day about the rooftop view, which is much better than the room views. Simply amazing to catch up with yourself, a bit of music, and a hot cup of sri lankan coffee :)

Room Tip: Room right in front are the best ones!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Then we came back for an extra two weeks. If you have the time to sit on the balcony, watch life swirling past and soak in the stunning, horizon-wide views of the Indian Ocean... Rampart View (and Galle Fort) will work its magic on you. You breakfast overlooking the ocean. You watch sunsets from the rooftop terrace. You stay in a place other tourists come to photograph. Inside the rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable and the staff are delightful. The owners of Rampart View are highly respected local people and are unfailingly helpful to guests; offering travel tips, money changing advice, info on the best swimming spots and even helping negotiate rates with a local tuc tuc driver. Everywhere within the Fort is within an easy walk and the Guest House is a destination in its own right. Great value and a wonderful experience.

Room Tip: There are only four upstairs rooms. 1 & 2 are on the breezier, sea-facing side. 3 & 4 have m...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Ian W
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Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

Located by the rampart of the Dutch fort our upper floor room looked out to sea over the top of the ramparts. Great for viewing sunsets, bridal couples having photo shoots and the daytime influx of school parties and tourists bussed in from the West Coast resorts. Fear not its very quiet part from the 10.00 to 16.00 time with only the sound of the waves to be heard. At night the fort area is peaceful with only the few tourists staying in the fort itself and the locals around.

Comfortable room with goof bed and clean ensuite bathroom. Breakfast were excellent, we would recomend the Sri Lankan options.

The owners were very friendly and helpful.

This was our second visit to Galle and next time we shall stay at The Rampart View.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
3  Thank HertsOldie
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

I spent four nights at the Rampart View Guest House. The people who run the place are extremely friendly, helpful, and accommodating.

I chose to buy the breakfast (not included in the cost of the room, but that was okay). It was 500 rupees and when I was given the choices, I said that what I would really prefer was just a bowl of fruit each morning, along with my coffee. They were able to prepare a really nice bowl of papaya, mango, banana, and pineapple for my breakfast, and it was quite satisfying. I was very happy to eat there and not have to walk out of the hotel to look for breakfast.

I would recommend this place without any qualms.

Room Tip: There are only four rooms, all at the same level with the ramparts. I think there is not a bad choic...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

I chose this guesthouse because of the location, and it was perfect. It's quite strange to step outside your room and onto your balcony and be at the same height as people walking along the ramparts! So it's not exactly private, but great for people watching.
The room was very nice, the bathroom was well furnished, with a hot shower.
It was a little bit difficult to get up the steps to my room, especially with my bag (which isn't even a big one!) and you would need to take care if the steps were wet.
Breakfast is served on the balcony. Very nice, but potentially a bit hot (no fan) so you have to hope there's a sea breeze. There wasn't when I was there.
The balcony area is nice, but it is shared, so if the other guests are smokers, it isn't pleasant. In fact someone in the room next to mine smoked heavily on the balcony and I could smell this in my room. I couldn't sit on the balcony when he was there because of this. (I suppose I could have asked him not to smoke.)
The owner is lovely, and very helpful.

Room Tip: Make sure you have an upstairs room.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank Karentoday
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

good location, very peaceful at night (apart from the ROAR of the ocean). comfortable, clean, largish room. the view from the balcony (expecially the part where they serve the enormous breakfasts) is lovely, with the sea only meters away.
i didn't use A/C or fan at night, but slept with the windows open and that was cool enough, and listened to the waves.
the owner was kind enough to offer me some of her End-of-Ramadan sweets.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Galle
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Galle
Price Range: $54 - $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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