Pedlar62 guest house is a relatively new establishment to take on the accommodation scene inside the UNESCO heritage listed picturesque galle fort.
The establishment has two floors with one non-ac bedroom downstairs and 3 spacious AC rooms upstairs. The upstairs baths are quite spacious too. The non AC room was rather comfortable. The fourpost bed inside with a full mosquito net around it was ample for two and secure from pesky mozies although there were few if any in the room to worry about.
The bathroom was well appointed with an excellent fast heater for hot the hot water shower including a refreshing cold rain shower option!
Pedlar62 is quite close to most fort restaurants and walks are always quite pleasant at any point during the day.
The onsite guest managing family are very helpful and friendly. It is quite welcoming and homely infact. They will help with most inquiries related to the fort and its attractions.
The upstairs balcony is a welcome retreat & came in very handy for card games, great laughs and a few drinks with friends! One can read a book or watch the activity in the street below.
The noise levels inside the fort are kept at a very low level given that its a residential precinct as well. There is no real nightlife as such inside the fort & the nearest such activity can be found in Unawatuna which is about a 400Rs meter tuktuk ride away. Wijaya beach with its famous wood fired italian pizzas is also a great getaway for the day at a 600Rs meter tuktuk ride away. Please note tuktuks are a must negotiate item before getting inside! There are no tuks inside the fort at night so one must venture out of the fort. When walking around at night keep to the well lit main roads. There are street dogs who bark at you but are harmless.
Please note that alcohol is not served in many establishments inside the fort, but a handful. Some establishments do allow you to BYO into the establishment for a corkage fee. The food and bev prices inside the fort are quite high and quality is good enough as well. Hotel Rampart offers a great spot for a few drinks and food as well! Do check out the haunted room and the story behind it while you are there!
Would definitely go back to Pedlar62 as the there is good management, accommodation is great, the location is very handy, and prices are very reasonable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We at Pedlar62 are proud of its unique atmosphere located within the heart of Galle fort, the Dutch Unesco World Heritage Site situated in the southern part of Sri Lanka. Pedlar62 is not just only another place where you find lodgings to spend your holiday but also offers you the most comfortable stay within a price you can afford. It is indeed a pleasure for us to serve you to make your journey so memorable. ... more less
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