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“Delightfull stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ocean View Guest House

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Ocean View Guest House
Ranked #222 of 274 Galle B&B and Inns
Wiltshire
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Delightfull stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2010

I spent 4 nights at Ocean View in december, the owners were most helpful, With transport from the station & around town, coffee at all hours, breakfast just when you want it, any small problems with the room appologised for and rectified (couldn't work the AC). The situation couldn't be better.
The jewellery factory was a big plus as a craftswoman myself, & I did give into temptation, but the sales pitch was very low key and it was a joy to deal with such nice people, as were all the Sri Lankans I met on my trip.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank Travellinglgirl
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle. NSW.Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2009

How many Ls are there in appalling? Want to know how an ATM feels? Stay here.Up selling from the moment of check in - gem factory tours , tacky baubles for sale , transportation, overpriced food, smelly room, guests under constant supervision. All the atmosphere of a Taliban recreational club.
And the piece d'resistance?
Try an owner who has you escorted to her power desk, seats you slightly lower, and then conducts a sign-in/check out ritual which involves trying one last series of up-selling manouvers; followed by an inappropriate series of questions related to the costs of all your previous accommodation and airfares.
Ohh , almost forgot , and then adds 10% "service charge" to the bill without prior notification.
Probably the most unpleasant accommodation I've endured in 40 yrs of travelling

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank LouisCypher
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2009

This gem of a guest house is located within the fort of Galle right next to the outer wall of the fort. The beautiful terrace where meals are served looks out over the fort wall and the sea. Morning and evening walkers that are enjoying the views afforded from the fort ramparts wave at you as you dine on the delicious food that is prepared fresh in-house. The menu is limited, but the food quality and taste is magnificent.

The rooms are simple. I had a room with AC, fan, an ocean view; a comfortable queen sized bed with mosquito net; and a private bathroom with tile shower, sink, toilet, and bidet. A small desk was available in the room. The room was immaculate and I slept so well. The inner fort provides for peaceful and quiet evenings.

The owners are absolutely delightful people. They were always available to assist and were able to arrange a custom-made tour to fit my needs. I thoroughly enjoyed spending part of an evening visiting with them in the garden. The owners are bilingual (with extraordinary English skills) and know the area well.

For a peaceful and comfortable setting, you can't beat this place. I enjoyed it so much I extended my stay with them.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled solo
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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 #222 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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