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“Ideal to visit Galle” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ocean View Guest House

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Ocean View Guest House
Ranked #223 of 274 Galle B&B and Inns
Lyon, France
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22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Ideal to visit Galle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

We really appreciate this guesthouse in Galle: ideally located to visit the old fort, very nice hosts, very clean place with A/C and mosquito curtain.
We opt for the room without view but it was perfect: calm, clean and very comfy.
There is a lovely roof terrace where you have breakfast with ocean view.
We would strongly recommend this place

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Edam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

We stayed 3 nights in this guesthouse. The room is clean and the bed is good. The staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast on the terrace was very good.
Sitting on the terracce we had a perfect view over the ocean and the sunsets were amazing.
It' a perfect place for a couple of days, exploring the old city of Galle.
And just above all, this place is feeling very well !!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank hermanedam
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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76 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

Have seldom seen such a view of the ocean from the dining table. The Sunset in the west coast of Galle where the property is located is simple breathtaking. Hues of pink and amber will sketch the sky in a typical never seen before composure. The open rooftop has a splendid view of the ocean and a walking path on the fort perimeter. You can spend hours in the morning and evening and sink into the culture and environment of this Portuguese colony. The host Mrs. Yasreen is quite friendly and warm and to talk to her about the Tsunami which hit Sri Lanka and the way they were saved was an experience in itself. She will do all it takes to help you for that extra bit. When I wanted to surprise my sister for her birthday which happened to fall on the next day after we checked in, she sent her son and a relative with me and blocked a cake at a shop which was just about to close. The very next day, she gave a lovely earring set to my sister as a birthday present. She also invited us to see some of the items in the gems and jewellery showroom which her husband was handling. Quite warm and hospitable, the host and the staff would do everything possible to make your stay comfortable and relaxing.

Room Tip: On the first floor which has a private balcony to see the sea.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Andybhai
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melbourne
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292 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2011

After enduring the night from hell at another place, we came across The Ocean View House.As it was a quiet time in Galle we were offered the 2 front double rooms with aircon & hot water for $35.00 each, alternatively we could have paid $45.00 for a twin room but that had no view.The rooms were very clean, aircon worked a treat, paid additional for breakfast, but you paid for what you ate, we tried breakfast on 2 mornings, [having left our previous accom under very unpleasant terms], both mornings we enjoyed the food & the view on the patio overlooking the water. The lady that runs the place is more than pleasant, the owner is extremely lucky to have her as manager.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank foreverdreamin
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

We stayed here initially for 2 nights and the stay was pleasant. Albeit the room was small, it made for a comfortable stay. There's a rooftop terrace which offers extraordinary views. The family who owned it were very sweet and even reserved a room for us (without payment) during their busiest period - Galle Lit Fest.
We paid far less than $45 and got what we expected - a modest stay.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank NellBelle740
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Paris, France
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81 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2011

overpriced place ( 45$ a night) without breakfast , durty and small room , dark and smelly , no hot shower ,huge cockroaches in the room , the guests are muslims , no alcohol in the whole area , the transfert to Colombo cost 8500 rupies . A place to avoid !!
the only good thing is free wifi in the corridor :/

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2011

Revisited (last stay 2005) for three nights. Nothing changed, still made by the wonderful view of the ramparts and sea from the upstairs front rooms. Rooms small with just adequate bathroom. Good service with excellent breakfast and tea/soft drinks on order.
Advertised Wifi only works at one desk in the corridor. Mosquito nets need repairing (or replacing) No alcohol permitted, but there are plenty of other places for a beer. Most annoying feature- the persistant hard sell to visit the family jewellary shop by the entrance.
Best feature, rooftop garden with spectacular views, and a resident tortoise.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Ocean View Guest House
Address: 80 Light House Street | Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Amenities:
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Ranked #223 of 274 B&Bs / Inns in Galle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ocean View is a Guest House located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort. It has clean and comfortable A/c or Non A.c rooms with luxury attached ensuites with running hot/cold water. Some rooms have Sea Views. Spacious Balcony and Roof Garden for Relaxation. Halal food and no Alcohol. Wifi wireless Internet Connection for our guests ... more   less 
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