Mamas Guest House

Mamas Guest House

76 Leyn Baan Street, Galle Fort, Galle Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
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    Mamas Guest House Reviews

    7.2
    Very good
    /10
    (68 reviews)See what guests said
    7.4
    Very good service

    Things you’ll love about Mamas Guest House

    Things you'll love

    • 920 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Air conditioning

    • Balcony/terrace

    Excellent
    Location
    8.6
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    Excellent location
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Meera Mosque60 m
  • All Saints Anglican Church90 m
  • Galle Lighthouse120 m
  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct190 m
  • Galle Fort Maritime310 m
  • Dutch Reformed Church370 m
  • Galle National Museum500 m
  • Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications580 m
  • Clock Tower670 m
  • Sinharaja Forest Reserve47.55 km
  • Value for money6.8
    Distance to city center0.5 km
    Location rating8.6
    Nearest airportKoggala Airport (KCT)
    Distance to airport12.0 km

    Rooms available at Mamas Guest House

    Double Room with Garden View
    Double Room with Garden View
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed
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    Deluxe
    Deluxe
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Agoda Reviews (68)Booking.com Reviews (50)
    7.2
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    10
    Cleanliness6.9
    Facilities6.0
    Location8.6
    Room comfort and quality7.0
    Service7.4
    Value for money6.8
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    1234
    8.4
    Excellent
    Chun from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

    Excellent”

    Everything is fine, but the staff leave the TV on all night long. And the stairwell is not easy to negotiate.

    Reviewed July 31, 2017
    4.8
    Martin from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

    Not what you would hope for”

    Mama's guest house is not very clean and really shabby. Although ideally located in Galle Fort it has not kept up to date as most of the other hotels/guest houses have. Although the bed was reasonably comfortable the room had damp, stained and blistered plaster, the bathroom had an unlocked door onto the public landing, poor lighting and no ventilation, the room doors we insecure. Proper maintenance and cleaning was clearly low on the agenda and the price did not reflect the lack of investment by the proprietor. Not a place I would recommend at that price.

    Reviewed January 29, 2017
    4.7
    Paul from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

    too noisy..”

    inside the fort, coffee shop n restaurants near by

    A nice balcony overlooking the street below but it was too noisy because it is next to the mosque. Too many mosquito inside the room. Wi-Fi signal is weak. Water pressure is not good. No tv. Walls need painting in the rooms.

    Reviewed December 28, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Jules from Luxembourg
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2015

    Charming place with amazing food on the rooftop”

    Food, Service and location

    This place seems to be a hidden gem in an otherwise tourist overloaded Galle Fort. The rooftop terrace welcomes you to spend hot afternoons with chilling drinks and an amazing view. The Sri Lankan food is very good and good value for money in touristy Galle Fort.

    Reviewed April 19, 2015
    5.3
    Jaime from Colombia
    Family with teens
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in March 2015

    below expec”

    location

    The place was dirty, matress old and dirty. Bed sheets was dirty, bed non conformable. It seems non maintanance at all. The room is in the second floor, just above the kitchen - a lot of noise at nipht.

    Reviewed March 25, 2015
    6.0
    Douglas from Sweden
    Family with young children
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Noisy and smelly...”

    Restaurant, big room, friendly staff.
    Reviewed March 02, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    YAQIN from China
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

    Satisfied and excellent.”

    Good location, big house, excellent experience.
    Reviewed January 22, 2015
    5.3
    Jens from Denmark
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 6 nights in December 2014

    A bit Caotic”

    Perfect location within the fort.

    Mamas Guest House. Perfect location within the fort. Fine and spacious room. No WiFi beside in the reception area at the ground floor. No outdoor space. Do not expect to use the rooftop terrace, unless you are a guest in the restaurant. The price through Agoda is higher than if booked locally, and breakfast is included, if booked locally. The restaurant is chaotic. The staff has not really track of orders, tables and guests. As an example, we never got what was ordered for breakfast, even though we were the only guests at the time. Another example is guests who were asked to leave their table before they had paid, even though they had waited long for the bill etc, etc. Description in one word must be “chaotic”. Of course there also were individuals among the staff who really tried to get things to run smoothly. Be aware that the original Mammas Restaurant has moved to premises around the corner! We stayed at Mamas five nights, which was too long.

    Reviewed January 11, 2015
    5.7
    wang from Canada
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in August 2014

    nice room but really need to refurbish”

    location, nice room but need good maintain

    this is a resturant, had feeling that owner doesn't take good care of their rooms. It was a well-designed room, but it would be good to maintain it in good way.

    Reviewed September 22, 2014
    7.7
    Very good
    Susan from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

    Great room shame about the mattresses...”

    location, room size and coconut flan.

    This is the second time I've stayed here. I like the room but the old mattresses lying outside the room door were disgusting. They were old moldy and god knows what!

    Reviewed September 10, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Alex from New Zealand
    Family with young children
    Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

    Friendly, private accommodation; full of character”

    Location; roof , top terrace; private

    Suited our short stay due to central location; friendly welcome at character guest house where we were left in peace. Room clean, tidy and authentic. Mosquito nets useless but not required as no mosquitos around.

    Reviewed July 21, 2014
    7.3
    Very good
    Philip from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in March 2014

    A brief overnight stay”

    Great location in an old colonial style building. The roof terrace restaurant is excellent.

    Whilst the location and roof terrace are excellent there is too much play on the old! I think it needs a little TLC. They don't need to change much just a lock of paint will do. Compared to other staff we've encountered in Sri Lanka then this staff need to get up to speed. Average! Generally I feel it was overpriced.

    Reviewed March 08, 2014
    7.7
    Very good
    Zoe from United Kingdom
    Group
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in February 2014

    Really enjoyable stay!”

    Room decor, Location and staff!

    Really enjoyed our stay here at Mamas Guest House, the room is huge, clean and beautiful! Very colonial and pretty! Great little balcony area looking out into the galle fort area. The only problem is there are SOOOO MANY mosquittos! My mum got very bitten. Location is perfect, inside galle fort. Short walk to all the cafes, places to eat and shops. Didn't eat here so cannot comment on the food. It is a little expensive.

    Reviewed February 26, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Par from Sweden
    Family with young children
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in February 2014

    Good value for money but check room in advance!”

    Very good food, nice and friendly staff. Excellent location

    The guesthouse only have two rooms so if you book via agoda make sure that you call in advance so that your room is not double booked. Rooms are nice and ok, they are large with an old colonial style. As the place only have two rooms service is just outside the door, you dont have to wait second for attention. What makes this place nice is the rooftop diningplace. It it´s wounderful. A couple black langur monkeys even had their dinner at the same time as us! The curry is one of the best in town and the view of the lighthouse and threehundred years old mosque is very nice.

    Reviewed February 09, 2014
    7.3
    Very good
    Peter from Hungary
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

    good stay”

    Not a room but an apartment. Lot of space

    Typical old Dutch house in the for just one block from light tower Maybe the best value for money in Galle, though a bit rundown

    Reviewed January 19, 2014
    7.0
    Very good
    Paul from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in January 2014

    Good value for money”

    Location, price, colonial charm

    This is a nice old colonial guest house. Admittedly it is a little tired and worn but this seemed to add to the charm of the place. Massive room and perfectly adequate. The Mama's restaurant on the rooftop is not the same as the previous one which has now moved around the corner. The food at the new rooftop restaurant was pretty average and the view is not even that great. Stay at this guesthouse but eat meals elsewhere.

    Reviewed January 15, 2014
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Murray from Australia
    Family with teens
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013

    Perfect Location to Explore Galle”

    Location, Pillows and Rooftop!

    We booked both rooms for our family, very impressed by comfortable bed and pillows. Rooftop restaurant was great for Sri Lankan food.

    Reviewed December 28, 2013
    9.7
    Exceptional
    David from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2013

    Fantastic stay!”

    Location, room and breakfast.

    Beautiful room, huge! Lovely to have places to sit not just on the bed. Nice bathroom and good wifi in places. Breakfast is fantastic, wonderful to had fresh fruit. Can't recommend the restaurant curry and the room highly enough (we were booked for 3 but stayed for 6 nights!).

    Reviewed October 12, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    annabelle from Australia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in October 2013

    Very comfortable”

    Great position, spacious room, a piece of history

    This guest house is a little piece of history and the room was large (foyer, bedroom, huge bathroom and balcony) overlooking the paved streets and down to the fortress wall and ocean at the end of the street. The room was fresh and clean and the hotel has a cafe on the rooftop where we had breakfast. It is within walking distance of everything within the fort.

    Reviewed October 05, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    Jaqueline from Ireland
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

    Comfortable hotel, great breakfast”

    Breakfast, rooftop view

    Room was big and a very strange shape but clean. No hot water in the shower but it didn't matter. The breakfast and dinner here are great. The view from the rooftop restaurant of the hotel at breakfast is lovely! Be careful not to go to the similarly named Mamma's restaurant which is very close - the food is not good and there is no rooftop view!!

    Reviewed September 08, 2013
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