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Rampart View Guest House
Ranked #14 of 23 Hotels in Galle
Melbourne, Australia
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“Nice owners.”
Reviewed 22 July 2012

This guesthouse doesn't have a lot to offer besides very nice owners, clean rooms and a pretty good location right inside the fort looking out at the ocean. You can also see the lighthouse from the property which is good. It can be amusing at times as highly curious Lankas watch you eat breakfast on the balcony as they go for their morning walks along the fort walls.

On the downside the beds are downright shocking. Apart from that though it has everything you would expect a budget guesthouse to have.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 July 2012 via mobile

Clean. Friendly owners. Nice view on the rampart and ocean from the rooms. Perfect location within Galle Fort.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

Tucked away on the ramparts is Rampart View Guest House, is may not be the most modern of guest houses but it definitely make up with friendliness of Mr and Mrs Rauf and their family. We were made so welcome and the could not do more to make us feel settled in their home. The rooms are spacious and clean and have AC and mosquito nets. make a point of having breakfast which will be served on the terrace, a mix of continental and sri lankan all lovely and fresh. Better still book Mrs Rauf to cook a meal for dinner. We were just taken away by the wonderful mildly spicy dishes. I was asked if I wanted fish or chicken / vegetarian would due available if you wanted. Mild medium or very spicy and we asked for medium and the 5 dishes are amazing.I have need had cardamom rice before but it is so light and fragrant, everything was so fresh and tasty so stop by an enjoy this little guest house.

Room Tip: enjoy Mrs Rauf dinner which you have to book in advance. Plus put the air con on for a while before...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

stayed a week at rampart view room clean and comfortable but as stated bathroom could do with an upgrade .but always hot water.the location is great overlooking the ramparts we did occasionally get some traffic noise from coaches parking up in the street outside.family run place all staff are charming and helpful , breakfast served at the time of your choosing overlooking the sea.you can have srilankan or european breakfast .we were in galle for the cricket and could walk to the stadium each day from the b&b.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

This is an OK transit hotel. The owners are extremely kind and they provided a fabulous breakfast.

The hotel itself is very tired, in dark colours and a bit grubby. There were mosquito and cockroaches in the bathroom.

However the tick-list is all there, air conditioning, hot water, a fan, a mosquito net and mosquito coil. The location is excellent for roaming around the fort.

It is a solid, budget option.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Rampart View Guest House

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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