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“Clean but sterile.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Frangipani Motel

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Frangipani Motel
Ranked #67 of 117 Galle B&B and Inns
Weimar, Thüringen, Germany
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“Clean but sterile.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Located in the heart of the old town so that is perfect. The rooms and place itself however are all very clean but unless you like kitsch and sterility it is not so romantic. The owners are semi friendly but also all a bit in your face. and cleaning starts at 7am and never seems to stop - so there is always someone sweeping, bleaching or dusting around you or right outside your room. It is O.K but nothing to write home about.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

Friendly guesthouse, with friendly helpful family. Decent rooms with good fans, comfy bed, good AC and mosquito nets. Overall clean, spacious. We didn't eat, so can't rate the food. Minor low shower water pressure problem (2nd floor) but not bad.
Would happily recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pilsen, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

5000 LKR for a room without air condition and hot water. A big business for owners because of Lonely Planet travel guide book's tip.
Not recommended. you can find more affordable, cheaper and much nicer accommodation in Galle.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

We spent one night in the motel. The bed and room was fine and clean, and the house looks beautiful from the outside. The reason I am not giving it a higher grade is that I didn't feel very welcome in comparison to other places I stayed. The family lives in the place, but they hardly great you. If you are looking for a comfy bed and a clean room in the centre of Galle fort, go here. But if you are looking for a personal touch, don't go to this hotel.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

The plug socket in our room wouldn't work and the shower went cold half way through. We gave some laundry to the owner, who then left it out in the rain. We ended up having to take it with us soaking wet as we were leaving the next day. They don't speak much English so communication was difficult. Totally over-priced for what we had.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

We were booked for three nights but ended up moving on after two. The room was clean and the bathroom presented well but the toilet stoped flushing and the bathroom smell was awful. Breakfast was good , but we chose to eat out for all the other meals in the Fort as there was so much to choose from. I think there are other better options within the Fort. Mama's restaurant is a must.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

I booked a room a month in advance and had a long email conversation with the owners about dates and the type of the room I wanted, as well as confirming the booking. I arrived on the day I had booked to find that they had no record of my booking, but were unapologetic and didn't even seem to care that they had messed up and definitely didn't say sorry or offer any alternatives - despite me showing them the email proof that my booking had been confirmed.. It being high season, I struggled to find somewhere else to stay at short notice.

Stay away - rude, unfriendly and unreliable. Glad we didn't stay in the end - looked rubbish from the outside anyway!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Frangipani Motel
Address: 35 Pedlar Street | Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 117 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Frangipani Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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