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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Got this place from Lonely Planet and it had a good write up, it COULD have been good as the other rooms looked nice with good views from what I could see... Except for ours!! It had one tiny window, mimicked a prison cell and was tiny, the bed was knackered and the bathroom was damp and smelled. I walked... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2016

Firstly, my apologies for the long review, but bear with me and save yourselves the outrageous expense and valuable time. Sri Lanka is as beautiful as its people and I have Trip Advised the wonderful hotels, guest houses and restaurants it was our pleasure and delight to visit. This, however, was the worst place I have ever stayed in any... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We chose this guesthouse due to the roof terrace. It is quite an expensive guesthouse at $60 per person per night, but we thought it looked great for a couple of beers whilst the sun sets... At no point on the booking website (or until after we had paid 3 nights in advance) was there a mention that this is... More 

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England, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 7 November 2015

Colonial style room, finely furnished inclusive of an antique style bed with a mosquito net that was quite helpful. Loved the view of the Indian Ocean from the roof garden. Great service. Helpful staff and friendly owners.

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2 Thank Derick S
Florence, Italy
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We stayed here for a few nights. The room was small and bathroom with no window. However it was clean, had hot water and the people were welcoming and helpful. It has a nice view from the garden and from some of the rooms :) ask for a room on the higher floors.

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Thank AGl0betr0tter
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Went in the daytime, looked at the room, checked in, and dropped off my bag. Came back at night and the AC didn't work, I was sweating a lot. Took a shower to try and cool down, no improvement. Had to spray off a spider in its web to shower. Wifi didn't work, couldn't charge my phone. A nice older... More 

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2 Thank Travellady333
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Good place to stay at. No luxury, but very friendly owners. The air conditioning is rather noisy and the wifi only worked in the staircase. It's worth bargaining before taking a room. The garden on the roof is a good surprise, for a drink after a day visiting the city or for breakfast.

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2 Thank TheGregster
Northampton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

We took the bus down to Galle for a night stay at the start of April. We found this place and checked in. We were first shown a sea view room which was tiny. Next we looked at the room behind and it was slightly larger and a bit cheaper, which suited us for just one night. If it had... More 

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2 Thank JuliaMaddison
Galle, Sri Lanka
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

I stayed here for five amazing days before leave to Unawatuna. All family members were friendly and helpful. The guesthouse has an amazing rooftop (a turtle named Tony lives there) and beautiful and spaced rooms. Absolutely recommend.

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4 Thank SoyJuanJose
Melbourne, Australia
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51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Had one night here and that was enough!!, greeted by a by sign on the stairwell that said " NO Alcohol and NO Pork" ... well we booked it because we liked the idea of the rooftop terrace and sitting watching the world go by and having a beer. .. but we did go down the street and we bought... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Ocean View Guest House

Address: 80, Light House Street | Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle
Price Range: $100 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Do not stay in the Ocean View Guest House.”
 of 5 bubbles Bierbre, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“I wouldn't bother with the sea view as not worth the extra price.”
  • The small room but pretty bed!
 of 5 bubbles JuliaMaddison, 19 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Best rooms on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles SoyJuanJose, 17 Apr 2015 | Read review
“No point staying here unless you get a room with a view. Come for tea on the roof and stay elsewhere if you can't”
 of 5 bubbles Tpw101, 22 Mar 2014 | Read review
“An upstairs room is likely to be quieter than one on the ground floor. There are 2 rooms upstairs at the front with a sea view - ours was rather cramped but the other was of a better size and layout. There is a small terraced area in front of these 2 rooms which was a pleasant and handy spot to sit and read/ people watch/ relax. The rooms at the back are a bit cheaper, but looked okay, of a comfortable size, and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles LucySky99, 30 Jan 2014 | Read review
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