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“The place to go in Galle Fort”
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Frangipani Motel
Ranked #34 of 147 Galle B&B and Inns
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Excellent motel. The family that owns the place has great hospitality. Take time to talk with them and you will quickly become friends. They share a lot of their knowledge about the country and their culture. The house is a piece of architecture and so big . Rooms are large and have ac if you need. They organise tour and can help you with their own tuktuk. Really well situated. Pedlar st is in the middle of the fort and every restaurant and interesting points are near.

Room Tip: You gonna be lucky if you find a room without call, its always full.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

Excellent guest house with friendly and helpful owners. The house is large, and airy with a lovely garden. Rooms are fine with hot water and AC.Nice to sit in the lounge and chill after a day at the beach. Pedlar St is great. Galle Fort is a quiet mix of Hoi An and Dubrovnik.The family provide a tuk tuk service to local tourist sites or to the beach, as well as simple meals and good tea and coffee - they are very relaxed and not at all pushy.

Room Tip: I am unaware of kids activities or fitness centers....
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

We got the double luxury room at a reduced rate (out of season) on top of this odd (kitsch but fun) house in the middle of everything in Galle Fort. Huge room with queen size bed. Bathroom is also spacious and the room had fridge and TV. Owners are nice and helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night, i agree with al previous reviews that the room itself is ok, but the lack of serving any food is a bit a pitty. In our bathroom there was a pipe draining out of the roof it was i guess, what filled the bathroom with a horrible nasty fish smell!!!! Location is great, price is reasonable! 3000 roepees for one night in low season.... With air con and hot water...

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

Despite being a family run guest house the family were very hidden and not particularly helpful when answering questions (to the point where we only stayed 1 night not 2 as initially planned). I'm not sure if this was just as we were staying during buddhist new year or if it is like this all the time. It is a clean room with nice air con and great location in the middle of galle fort. Unfortunately they don't provide any food meaning that you have to walk at night in the dark to get dinner which was fairly safe.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

The guest house is conveniently situated in the interesting Galle Fort. The owner was friendly when we arrived. The room was clean, the towels thread bare, no coffee/tea making facilities and no means to make any elsewhere. Breakfast was the same every morning, eggs, toast, fresh fruit or juice not both, good tea or coffee. The room wasn't cleaned unless you left your room key on the dining table !!! The owner's brother was very helpful and friendly. He owns a Tuk Tuk and car. We used both at a resonable price. Was quite disappointed with the place considering the good reviews it was given. However Galle Fort is a charming place, good ambience, safe with good cafes and restaurants. Well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

The Frangipani Motel is in a good location in the centre of Galle Fort and is set back from the street so there is a nice area to have breakfast. Our room on the ground floor was OK (although the furnishings are a bit eccentric - pink and blue mosquito nets) and the shower is very good but the general fittings were getting a bit old and could do with replacing. The worst thing was the number of mosquitoes in the room and although there were nets, there must have been some holes as we got bitten. However, the family who run the motel are very friendly and with just a little TLC this could be really good.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Frangipani Motel

Address: 35 Pedlar Street | Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
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Ranked #34 of 147 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range: £23 - £53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Frangipani Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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