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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 14 May 2013

The room was clean with a/c, soft comfy bed and hot shower. Overall this place was good, located near the fort with an ocean view. Close by around the corner is an Indian restaurant that gets packed highly recommended. We had our breakfast on the balcony while watching families, lovers and a group of boys cruising back and forth on...

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3Thank octobersym
Reviewed 7 April 2013

The place to stay in Galle no doubt. I am not sure how you could get kinder or more welcoming hosts in this lovely guest house. The rooms are small but comfortable and the front room with the view to the sea is wonderful. The roof terrace is a fantastic place to enjoy watching the sea from. Just lovely.

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5Thank Pukuchick
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 10 February 2013

We didn't stay here but looked at the rooms which were much better value than the hotel where we were staying, near the northern gate. The upstairs double with en suite and sea view seems very good value at well below $100, when compared to other places in town. There's a nice shared balcony and grassy roof garden, overlooking the...

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Reviewed 24 January 2013

After travelling trough the country for almost 4 weeks, we spent one of our last nights there and would not stay there again. They tend to charge higher prices when you're there than they tell you one the phone. If you let them know what they said on the phone they will accept (what we heard from other travellers as...

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1Thank jomeM
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 21 January 2013

We arrived in Galle without a reservation and most moderate priced guest houses were booked. We were lucky that this cute place had rooms. It is an older home right on Rappert Rd. The views from the roof top patio were spectacular. We could sit there all day watching the people walking on the fort enjoying the sunset. Breakfast was...

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1Thank bikingmom
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Lovely hosts and nice rooftop garden! More like an extension of the family home. We don't mind paying a bit more as a result of the holiday season but the rear rooms were poorly ventilated and damp. The bathroom was also not particularly clean (perhaps due to the high turnover) and there was limited hot water. Overall, a decent stay...

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Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 25 December 2012

Our room was OK and had a nice view, and the people at the guesthouse were very nice. However, the breakfast was not very good and overall I don't think it is very good value for the money-- you're paying for the view and while it's nice, I think we would have been better off either staying at one of...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 November 2012

I stayed here for two nights and would do it again if visiting Galle. While a bit pricey, the location inside the fort walls with a view of the ocean both from our room and the rooftop garden made it worthwhile. The staff were kind and helpful. They picked us up from the train station free of charge and never...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2012

With no neighbours this guesthouse is nice and quiet! The rooms, whilst basic are cool, clean and comfortable. The staff are incredibly friendly, caring and helpfull and breakfast out on the balcony was just such a perfect start to the day! We found this place to be the perfect base for us. The garden upstairs was great! With a big...

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1Thank mridrid
Reviewed 15 April 2012

We booked this place because it was the only place we could find inside the actual fort and the minimum booking was for 5 nights which in hindsight was a bit long for us, 3 days would have been plenty to explore the old town - which is absolutely gorgeous and full of fabulous shops! But the most disappointing part...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ocean View is a Guest House located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort. It has clean and comfortable A/c or Non A.c rooms with luxury attached ensuites with running hot/cold water. Some rooms have Sea Views. Spacious Balcony and Roof Garden for Relaxation. Halal food and no Alcohol. Wifi wireless Internet Connection for our guests ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean View Guest House

Address: 80 Light House Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: ₹ 4,905 - ₹ 5,690 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Do not stay in the Ocean View Guest House.”
 of 5 bubbles Bierbre, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“I wouldn't bother with the sea view as not worth the extra price.”
  • The small room but pretty bed!
 of 5 bubbles JuliaMaddison, 19 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Best rooms on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles SoyJuanJose, 17 Apr 2015 | Read review
“No point staying here unless you get a room with a view. Come for tea on the roof and stay elsewhere if you can't”
 of 5 bubbles Tpw101, 22 Mar 2014 | Read review
“An upstairs room is likely to be quieter than one on the ground floor. There are 2 rooms upstairs at the front with a sea view - ours was rather cramped but the other was of a better size and layout. There is a small terraced area in front of these 2 rooms which was a pleasant and handy spot to sit and read/ people watch/ relax. The rooms at the back are a bit cheaper, but looked okay, of a comfortable size, and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles LucySky99, 30 Jan 2014 | Read review
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