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Pedlar62 Guest House
Ranked #7 of 137 Galle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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“lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 31 October 2012

Pedlar62 is a lovely place to say right in the centre of the fort. Everything is just a short walk away ,resturants shops and the fort walls. Ravi and his parents make you feel at home the moment you walk in and are very helpful with any questions you have. The rooms are lovely and very clean with big 4 poster beds, white walls, timber furniture and polished concrete floors. 2 have AC and 2 fans. The bathrooms are tiled and are 'wet room' style with hot water showers. Breakfast is extra but well worth it as its huge, served on the front balcony overlooking pedlar st and either western or sri lankan, It also has free WiFi. I walked in off the street and got a room for the same price as being offered at Frangipani guest house just down the street and that room was tiny with only 1 window high up on the wall so it felt like a prison cell Can't recomend this place enough and wish Ravi and his family all the best for the future.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

Pedlar 62 is an excellent choice to stay in Galle: the rooms are spotless and beautiful, it is right in the centre, has a nice balcony and the owner, Ravi, does everything to make you feel at home. We ended up staying 2 nights longer than we planned, because we liked it so much.

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

I've stayed three days at Pedlar 62 and can honestly say I'm sad to leave. Ravi, the owner, has started in business quite recently with a firm idea of how he wants his establishment to be. He has worked in good hotels, so has a good idea of what's expected.
His guest house isn't super-luxury; if you want that you'd find a boutique hotel (at boutique hotel prices). Ravi's rates aren't the cheapest, but the house is very clean and comfortable, simply but tastefully furnished. All the rooms have en-suite wetroom style bathrooms with both hot and cold showers.
Some rooms are air-conditioned and some just ceiling fans. Personally I'm quite happy with the fans, but it's your choice.
The location is fine on Pedlar Street in the lovely Galle Fort. There is a couple of decent cafe/restaurants within a very short walking distance, though you can be anywhere in the Fort within a 10 minute walk anyway. Turning either left or right when leaving the guesthouse brings you to the old fort ramparts overlooking the sea within two minutes walk from the front door. It can be a little noisy first thing when the children are going to school but apart from that it's quite good, with light traffic, mostly scooters and tuk tuks.
You will find Ravi a very helpful and hospitable host, quite happy to organise a tuk tuk or help when you need it. Oh, and there's WiFi!
Thoroughly recommended.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

We stayed at Pedlar62 for three nights in mid August 2012. We decided to stay there after we had seen about 10 guests houses in the Old Town of Galle and Pedlar62 was definitely the most charming one. Located in the middle of the Old Town the whole building was very clean and very elegantly furnished. We stayed in the back room in the first floor, which by the time we were there had not the four-poster bed and was not so big and airy as those two other ones, and yet it was still amazing! The bathroom was super clean, with hot water and shower with great flow of water (based on our experience very rare in Sri Lanka). There was also cute small balcony towards the side alley (with huge roller curtain in case you do not want to be disturb by light or neighbours).
Most important about Pedlar62 is yet not the building itself but the most friendly and sociable owner Ravi and his parents. It was always very pleasant to come back to the guest house seeing Mr. Sanjeewa Senior chatting at the front porch with his friends or wife.
We would highly recommend the place to stay till it keeps the family and intimate atmosphere (maybe it keeps it forever, but one can never know).
Don't be shy and ask Ravi for traditional Sri Lanka's dinner - the restaurant which he planned on the flat roof is still in state of preparation but the long front balcony is ideal for dining as well!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pedlar62 Guest House
Address: No 62 Pedlar Street, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Galle
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Ranked #7 of 137 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pedlar62 Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We at Pedlar62 are proud of its unique atmosphere located within the heart of Galle fort, the Dutch Unesco World Heritage Site situated in the southern part of Sri Lanka. Pedlar62 is not just only another place where you find lodgings to spend your holiday but also offers you the most comfortable stay within a price you can afford. It is indeed a pleasure for us to serve you to make your journey so memorable. ... more   less 
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