Let the waves hit your feet and the sand be your seat, Galle as the name would go simultaneously with it, is a place located in the southwest coastline of Sri Lanka, in the capital Colombo. And Homestay in Galle would truly embrace your solitude. Galle is famous for its cultural values and scenic beauty. Formerly Galle was also known as Point de Galle. The city consists of a new part and an old part. The old part of Galle is known by the name Galle Fort is surrounded by big city walls. The Galle city was put up by the Dutch at the beginning of the year 1663. It was first the Portuguese who came to this island as early as 1505.
Best Time To Visit Galle
The place of Galle is sunny all throughout the year by making it a year-round destination. Here’s a monthly division of the climatic conditions of Galle so that people can make plans to visit this place.
December – February: It is hot and dry in Galle during these months. The temperature ranges from 29 to 31 degree Celsius. There is a mix of sunshine and rainfall during the day by making the weather pleasant. And it is during this time only when you get 7 hours of daily sunshine, which makes it good for outdoor activities.
February – April: Spring time in Galle is best for water activities. The lower intensity of rainfall makes the season suitable to relax by the poolside or by the beach.
May to September: These seasons are the wettest in Galle. So you need to have an umbrella or a raincoat with you all the time.
October – November: The temperature in Galle falls during this time. During this time, the weather becomes cooler and adventure events at the beach start to take place.
8 Best Homestay in Galle
When one visits Galle, one can also opt for a two-stage process- By making a homestay in Sri Lanka for a day and then travel to Galle. Distance from Galle to Colombo is 108 km. Along the shortest route, Uda Walawe Elephant Transit Home is a nice break. Here are the best homestays in Galle:
1. Jayalath Homestay in Galle
This place is located at a distance of 2.4 km from Galle International Stadium and a distance of 2.7-kilometer from Dutch Church, Galle. Jayalath homestay provides a comfortable and luxurious stay with important places to visit just a few kilometers away. The Galle Fort is just 2.9 km away from Jayalath Homestay while the Galle lighthouse is just 3.4 km away. This homestay even provides free wifi and guests who visit there can relax and enjoy in the garden area at the property. This homestay has also been rated as the top value in Galle.
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This hotel located at a 3- ft walk from the National Maritime Museum. It is set on lush gardens within the walls of Galle Fort. This hotel even features antique-style furniture’s. One can have the view of the fort from the rooms and/or balconies. A duplex Villa is also available according to the need and the budget of the guests. The rooms have free wifi, free-standing tubs, minibars, and 4 poster beds. Parking and breakfast are free out here. There are a restaurant and a library with a veranda serving afternoon tea. Besides these, other luxurious amenities include a rooftop terrace, a yoga pavilion, an ayurvedic spa, and an outdoor pool.
Location: 10 Church St, Gallery 80000, Sri Lanka
3. Sanron Homestay
It is an elegant homestay and is located 136 km south of Colombo. It is a serene place and a great location for sightseeing, recreation and getting around. 15 minutes drive from this place will take you to the world famous Unawatuna Beach and a 5-minute drive will take you to the historic Galle Fort. They have the most comfortable rooms with the most affordable rates and the best traditional foods of Sri Lanka. They even provide 24 hrs wifi access.
Location: No 392/42, Wakwella Road, Galle, Wakwalle Road, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
4. Lakmalee Homestay
The Lakmalee homestay offers comfortable accommodation with free wifi facility. It provides a restaurant and regular housekeeping service. The guests living out here may rent a bicycle or a car to explore the areas. It is located about 3.3 km from the ‘Galle International Cricket Stadium.’ The Gale Fort is about 3.7 km away from here.
5. Godawatta Homestay
It is situated 5 km away from ‘Galle International Cricket Stadium’ and about 6 km away from Dutch Church Galle. It provides free Wi-Fi and has a fully equipped bathroom. One can even have a taste of Asian or vegetarian breakfast. Guests staying out here can go cycling or hiking, and the place even offers a bike rental service. This homestay is about 6km away from Galle Fort and the Galle Lighthouse is about 6 km away from this homestay.
Location: No.:63, Godawatta, Wataraka- East, Galle
6. Happy homestay
This property is located about 2. 3 km away from ‘Galle International Cricket Stadium’. It offers a terrace where one takes rest without any disturbances and also provides free wifi for the guests. One can also opt for Asian or Continental breakfast at the homestay. As the name suggests, one can expect literally a ‘happy’ stay on their trip to Sri Lanka since the hosts here are sweet patooties!
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7. Liana homestay
It is situated in Galle and is about 3.5 km away from the ‘Galle International Cricket Stadium’. It is located near the Galle city. The homestay offers air-conditioned accommodation. A flat-screen TV is accommodated in every room for the guest. There are three lavish bedrooms in this home making it apt for a large family or couples to book this place on their trip to Sri Lanka. The place is alos in close proximity to happening bars , nightclubs, and attractions in Galle.
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8. 18 Faces
Located in the heart of Galle, this homestay exudes sophistication and luxury not only from outside but also inside. you will be welcomed with an outdoor swimming pool and a beautiful garden. The homestay is situated close to te popular attractions like Galle Fort, National Maritime Museum and Dutch Church. The property even offers a terrace, 24 hours front desk and free wifi. Get more than your money’s value at this homestay in Galle.
Galle is a place you would want to visit over and over again. A visit to this beautiful place is worth a lifetime. There are never-ending places to visit, luxury hotels to stay in and the most beautiful sunset you can see and admire in a lifetime. So, just plan that much-awaited trip to Sri Lanka and have a blast on your vacation.
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