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Beach Haven Guest House
Ranked #13 of 153 Galle B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 12, 2011

This place was very conveniently situated, clean, comfortable and good value. There was some confusion over my booking so it's advisable to confirm a couple of days before arriving even if you have booked earlier. This is a family run guest house with a variety of rooms. We were made to feel very welcome and trouble was taken to accommodate our needs. The host family speak very good english. Wifi was included. The breakfast varied each day and costs a small amount extra. I would recommend this guest house and Galle too.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 20, 2011

We had a very enjoyable stay at Beach Haven. The room was air-conditioned, well-equipped and clean and had everything we needed, including a mosquito net. It opened onto a nice airy balcony - a perfect place to sit and read or chat to other guests.

The Wijenayake family are very generous with their time and friendship and really make you feel welcomed into their family during your stay, rather than just being a paying guest. They serve an excellent breakfast, and dinner was a feast!

Beach Haven is situated a couple of minutes' walk from the sea in a quiet street in Galle Fort.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 7, 2011

We stayed at Beach Haven when we were in Galle for the Literary Festival in January. The guesthouse is run by a lovely family who are extremely helpful and welcoming.

We stayed in an aircon room which was spotlessly clean and so comfortable. It really was the best nights sleep we had in all of Sri Lanka.

Galle is a beautiful town and Beach Haven is in a great location - it's really central but on a very quiet street.

I really can't recommend it enough. We stayed there based on the reviews on this webstie and we weren't disappointed. You really can't beat it.

Thank you to Sita and family - you really did look after us and we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Galle.

Hopefully we'll see you again soon..x

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 31, 2011

If you're looking for a very reasonably-priced, clean, character-filled guesthouse in Galle, Beach Haven at 65 Lighthouse St. is it. The Wijenayake family is helpful and courteous, and cooks a pretty mean (and cheap) Sri Lankan meal. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 30, 2011

This is definetely the best place to stay in Galle, or might I add in whole Sri Lanka. As a born Sri Lankan, but raised Dutch girl I stayed with this family for two months. In these period I've really gotten to know them as very integer, honest and caring people. They can help you with anything, and helped me finding voluntary places where I could work (e.g. an orphanage and a primary school). A wonderful way to help out my birthcountry. This place is very cheap and the food is amazing!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 28, 2011

Came for 2 nights, stayed 3 months! The rooms are clean and good size, the prizes are very low compared to other places in Galle and the family is absolutely wonderfull! They will doanything you ask and their coocking is very good! So for me definately the best place to stay in Galle

  • Stayed: November 2010
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Reviewed January 25, 2011

The guest house is running by a very friendly and helpfuly family. Everybody is welcomed and they want you to have a nice time here. There is a good atmosphere. It is not just a place where you sleep, you live here. And it's hard to say goodbye.
Don't miss it!!!

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 153 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range: $31 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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