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Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Its a perfect little place just 5 minutes away from the beach. They offer decent free wifi and the rooms are Air conditioned. The room i stayed had a tv with a lot of dish tv channels and a mini fridge. Perfect to stay for like a three day visit.

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1 Thank praviya32
Utila, Honduras
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights in this lovely guesthouse!great location just opposite the old dutch hospital. Owners were very friendly and helpful. We had a great room...1st floor double with a/c!lots of space!simple but very tasty breakfast!id highly recommend a stay in galle fort.

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Thank Ciara M
Sydney, Australia
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197 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The rooms were basic but very clean and spacious. The location is amazing and surrounded by loads of good restaurants. The family that runs the place is lovely and the breakfasts are sensational and huge. This is a really good value for money place & gives you a little insight to Sri Lankan hospitality!

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1 Thank Bryce Y
Hong Kong, China
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66 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

This guesthouse seemed expensive for what it was (the room seemed budget, with only internal windows and noisy AC), but you're paying for the excellent location in Galle Fort - it's easy to walk anywhere in the old town, and over the road is the dutch hospital which has been converted into restaurants etc. Good breakfast & friendly staff.

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Thank Alan R
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I stayed there 4 nights (only planned for one). Although all of Galle Fort is easy walking distance, the fact this is directly across the street from great ocean side bars and restaurants makes it the best place to stay in the fort. The owner/operators are nice and I loved their dog (although she does bark a lot).

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Thank True_Blue_Iowan
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We stayed for one night but was pleasant. The room was cute with an old fashioned 4 poster bed with mozzie net and good air con. The breakfast was very good with eggs, toast and fruit and is served on the terrace. The owner and her staff were also very helpful and the guest house is in a great location... More 

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Thank Rhiannon L
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

I booked Thenu Rest Guest House for two nights via Booking.com but the same unpleasant thing as other reviewers reported in 2013 happened to me, unfortunately. Upon arrival at Thenu Rest Guest House, I was surprisingly told to stay at another place for the first night since they had been fully occupied on that night. As I was planning to... More 

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Thank Edokko0118
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

This was my introduction to Sri Lanka and it was quite depressing. Cons: *The room was not adequate for the price. We paid $48 for one night and there were mosquitos everywhere as well as some big bugs and spiders. *Service was cold and unwelcoming. We wonder if it is because my friend is Asian as the European reviewers seem... More 

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Thank tokyoesque
Melbourne, Australia
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151 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

$ days at Thenu, first floor front, lovely room, and easy access to the balcony. ( Bit of a shock, however, first thing in the morning when the cleaning lady started laying linen out to air on the table on the balcony right outside the window whilst we were still in sleep mode). Great breakfast choice of "English" ( two... More 

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Thank IanD64
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Pros: In a great spot opposite the old Dutch hospital, walking distance to entire fort, great breakfast, comfortable bed, warm showers Cons: very loud if you're facing the street + noise from the bars at Dutch hospital, linen kinda smelled like petrol....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Thenu Rest Guest House

Address: 12 Hospital St | Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: £23 - £39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We had the best room, first floor front double/ A/c”
 of 5 bubbles IanD64, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The rooms at the top are nice but no lift, so 3 flights of stairs to carry bags up!”
 of 5 bubbles nomeo22, 15 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Ask to have a look at the available rooms and choose the one you like. The one upstairs at the front is great as you can sit out having breakfast, lunch or dinner and watch the locals and tourists passing by as well as a view of the ocean.”
  • Balcony view towards beach - you can see the water.
  • Very Comfortable Queen size bed
  • Wet Bathroom - Clean and modern
  • Large Queen size bed.
 of 5 bubbles DenisB939, 20 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We picked the last room available (budget room) and were very happy with it.”
 of 5 bubbles GregW170, 13 Jan 2015 | Read review
“this is excellent for a transit trip through galle, you can go anywhere in galle from here.”
 of 5 bubbles aljuhara999, 3 Aug 2014 | Read review
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