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Beach Haven Guest House
Ranked #13 of 137 Galle B&B and Inns
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“a really welcoming & friendly stay”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Lovely place.
clean, smart & great showers
The family are very helpull & Old Mrs Wijenayake is a real character.

Also check out the excellent indian restaurant down by the walls at the end of the same road. Best value eatery in Galle.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

We lived in Beach Haven for over two months (Aug-Oct 2013), because we worked as volunteers/medical students in Karapitiya Teaching Hospital. Our Stay was wonderful! The whole house is clean and well looked after, we always felt at home. The nice family Wijenayake had an open ear for all our problems and helped with arranging trips or sightseeing whenever we needed them to. They even have two very nice tuktuk drivers they reccomend, we had the best time exploring Galle and the nearby beaches with them. All in all a very good stay in a wonderful sri lankan home, we would always come back here!!! Nadine

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

I stayed for three nights at Beach Haven and it was a wonderful antidote to the hustle and bustle of Colombo. The ladies of the house chased off the tuk tuk driver who was asking them in the background to charge me more so that he would get comission for bringing me from the bus station (about 5 mins in tuk tuk!) so from then on I knew I could trust them.
They are both full of lots of local information and it was really nice to stay in such an easy going guest house.
Joan Mullaly
Ireland

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

A friend and I spent 5 weeks staying with Sita and her family in their lovely guesthouse. From day 1 the family went out of their way to make us feel as welcome as possible. We stayed upstairs where there is a long conjoined balcony - very sociable and easy to mix with guests if you want. We had one night without air con and decided to splash out and get it for the rest of our stay which made sleeping easier - but there are ceiling fans in every room. The family have 2 friendly resident handymen/tuk tuk drivers who will give you a good price if you need to take a tuk tuk anywhere. If we ever needed to buy anything or wanted advice about public transport or places to go, we would always have input from Sita and Shiromi!
I have very fond memories of my time at Beach Haven and would love to go back! Thank you!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Excellent stay. Helpful staff who were keen to assist with a very early breakfast available. Galle is well worth a trip and there is plenty to see in a day. mind the mosquitos though! Brilliant location.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

We have been warmly welcomed by Sita and her familly in this very well located and charming place in Galle. I spent three weeks in this country and this is definitely one of the most pleasant places to stay. Sita has been very helpful by answering to all of our questions. Very good breakfast in the heart of the house, feeling at home, in this authentic residence surrounded by the magic atmosphere of Galle.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We loved our stay at Beach Haven! The Room was excellent and the bed one of the most comfortable we slept in during our three week trip in Sri Lanka. The accommodation is rich of history and the location is perfect. The owner is great, friendly and really sharp and helpful. So we highly recommend Beach Heaven, especially because of the good value for money!

Thanks Shiromi,Lalith and Children!

Regards,

Tim & Hester (from Amsterdam)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Beach Haven Guest House
Address: 65 Light House Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 137 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Beach Haven Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This guest house started in 1968. According to the Lonely Planet travel guide (1980 edition-page 82) there were only two guest houses in the Galle Fort. This is the only existing guest house. It was started by Mrs. N.D. Wijenayake, the Former Deputy Mayor of Galle. Guest house has 4 A/C rooms. Rooftop balcony overlooking the sea and pleasant verandah. It has no curfew time. ... more   less 
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