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Sydney, Australia
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122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The accommodation is very basic and a bit run down, but it is clean, well run, in a good location and good value for money in this area. So if you are after a budget option in Galle this is probably the place to stay.

Thank GlobalVagrants
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Lovely location run by an older woman who has clearly been doing it for a long time. Nice rooms, especially the ones on the 2nd floor with the balcony. Common room on the corner with board games and darts, a fridge and tea, and plenty of places to sit and watch the world go by on the quiet streets below.... More 

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I really liked Beach Haven. As a female solo traveler I felt very safe. The location was very convenient. The room just matched my needs: simple but very clean and functional. I loved the balcony where I could read a book, and also look at the street activity. And being able to use the kitchen was a real +! I... More 

Thank Anne-Sophie R
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights, after finding this listed in the Lonely Planet guide under Mrs ND Wijenayake's Guest House. This is a lovely place to stay, which is in a good location within the fort walls, and is run by the lovely (I assume) Mrs ND Wijenayake. She prefers to be called 'Grandma', and told us that she was... More 

Thank Liam D
Bruges, Belgium
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19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights (family room, 2 adults and 2 children) and really would recommend this place to everyone! We booked the room by telephone. This guesthouse is (one of) the oldest in Galle and has an ideal, very central location. Price/quality it's (especially for Galle standards) very good. It's also a place where you sense the real... More 

Thank pkoten
England, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Very strange when we arrived here as it's down very small back streets in the fort area and so the taxi driver we had couldn't find it. There are some one way streets too that's not good for driving to it. Finally found it and it's a little strange how you get to their reception, there aren't any signs. Next... More 

Thank Linda W
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Easy access from the bus station or railway station (1 km) The staff is very friendly as well as the owner. Clean and comfortable room. Very quiet despite the location on Lighthouse street. Good breakfast on terrace. Plenty if good restaurants around.

Thank HerveValerie
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Superb location, in a cosy part of town, with lots of restaurants and shops nearby. The hotel is part of a beautifully restored historic building. The rooms are clean and neat, and spacious. Private bathroom inside the room. Beds are comfortable and large. Wifi is sometimes (during the morning and in the early evening) a little bit slow, but later... More 

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

greeted by lovely owner and the original owner her mother in their living room, rooms lovely and clean, comfortable bedding (not very common in sri lanka) very well located, fort is a beautiful place to visit, must pre book breakfast, so much and so nice, would love to stay here again

Thank karen a
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We got a double room here for about a week. The rooms were very clean and had warm showers too. The AC was great especially after a long day of exploring and kept you very cool at night. Good value for money too compared with the rest of the fort. We visited during the monsoon season, and there was heavy... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Beach Haven Guest House

Address: 65 Light House Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: €27 - €53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“all rooms would be perfect”
 of 5 bubbles karenfrances49, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“First floor for the balcony. But everytime I went downstairs it was very cool, so they are good rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 932lydiae, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Maybe not the room downstairs if you prefer quietness”
 of 5 bubbles D4917OT_, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Choice between AC and non-AC”
 of 5 bubbles roelofvanwijk, 30 Jan 2016 | Read review
“up stairs room are ok and away from the owners living areas.”
 of 5 bubbles zellatron, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
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