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Rampart View Guest House
Ranked #14 of 23 Hotels in Galle
London, United Kingdom
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“Good value but a little run down”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

A great location, a short distance from the busy Fort area and couple minutes walk from the lighthouse where there are many nice restaurants. The room is good but the bathroom is a bit run down. But apart from that, with free wi-fi (in your own room) and view of the fort walls and ocean for breakfast, it's pretty good value.
Breakfast is a choice between western (egg and toast) or Sri Lankan (poached egg in curry and hoopers). Both come with fresh fruits, juice and hot beverage. Go for the Sri Lankan style, it's not too spicy and is full of flavour.

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the Fort wall, on the Rampart Street side.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

This is old and basic but it's clean, the location is great, the staff are nice and the food is good.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

The room was very big and light, which is very important in SL, cos In a lot of other hotels the lightning was very poor - rather depressive to my mind. The owners are nice and helpful, the location is the best you can get in town. Was very satisfied with my stay there.

  • Stayed December 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 December 2011

Rampart View is a great place. Family run and located next to the southern wall, it offers great views, fantastic value and a warm welcome.
We’d emailed ahead of time for the booking and there was no problem, even though we arrived in the morning. The family welcomed us in and showed us to the room.
The room is an actual queen-sized bed, not 2 single beds pushed together. It was bright and airy with the corridor/balcony sitting area looking out over the wall and at the sea. The bathroom was clean with a power heater for hot water, but had a quite a few mosquitoes to keep you company. We lit a coil in the bathroom and kept the door closed and there was no problem. The breakfast is not included but for 400 rupees per person you can get Euro or Sri Lankan fare, worth it.
Many other reviews and guides complain about a no booze rule and a curfew. Both are true but let’s work it out. The family is a little security obsessed and has an alarm/lighting system that gets activated at night from movement. They turn it on around 10.30 pm and off at around 5am. This would also mean that the curfew runs the same time. It’s not strictly held up and if you really want to stay out in the dry ghost town of Galle, there is a bell to call one of the family members to let you in. They have no problem with this. For the booze, you’re not allowed to bring in back to the hotel. Not really a problem as the whole time is pretty much dry too. The best restaurants and hotels in town are alcohol free. If you really can’t wait 24 hours to have a drink (seek help) but seriously it is available in certain places and you can sit on the wall or other cafes and chill and drink no problem.
Galle is super quiet, all cafes and restaurants close early so none of this is really a problem. With not much to do, other than walk around, spend no longer than 1 day here.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

The owners are very friendly and made us feel very welcome. The location is perfect - climbing the stairs to the roof to watch the sunset is a must!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

Rampart View Guist house.

my family stayed at rampart on 08 & 9th of August.11.we rearly enjoyed.fin place.you can see actual nature of our country.rauf & family is very good for guists.
we hope to be there too .in the next visit to galle.
tks .
harold & family

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

We stayed here last year and thought it was great. We returned to the same smiling faces and family atmosphere. Rauf and his family are extremely accomodating. The Fort area is one of the best experiences in sri Lanka and going to aplace like Rampart View adds to the experience. It has the BEST location in the Fort. One cannot fault the view from the room or rooftop. To have an excellent home cooked meal overlloking the Fort Walls and the sea below is unreal. This is a guesthouse, so do not expect a phone, TV, room service. Though it does have fan, air conditioning, WiFi, mosquito nets. The room is very clean and tidy. The value is incredible when you consider the view, friendliness and quality of the meals provided, (all to your requests). Would not hesitate to come here again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Rampart View Guest House
Address: 37 Rampart Street, Fort, Galle | Sri Lanka, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Galle
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rampart View Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Guest House is situated overlooking the sea and it has rooms with sea view. The view of the sunset & sunrise is what unique and the big terrace where the guests could have the sun bath is what differentiates our Guest House. Registered and approved Home Stay Guest House by the Sri Lanka Tourist Board. Free from alcohol.The view of the ocean, Southern & Northern side of galle. It is only ten minutes walking distance from the Galle town to our Guest House.We at Rampart View will deliver reliable and personalized service. ... more   less 
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