About this listing
elegant self contained apartment with fast fast fast 4G WIFI .....
as good as it gets!!
our elegant self contained apartment has full facilities in case you wish to eat in and prepare breakfast or lunch, gas cooker, microwave, electric kettle...what you need..
at the bottom of our street there is a little food shop which sells what you'd require.
also gallefort itself is full of delightful cafes and restaurants which offer full breakfast, lunch and evening meal menus....very tasty.
self contained, three balconies, living room, bedroom and bathroom.
all mod cons, 4G wifi, microwave, toaster, gas cooker, washing machine, all inclusive, no extra charges!
this is a hidden treasure in gallefort, a unesco world heritage site!
myself and my wife Moninna are retired bankers. we are most happy to host you and welcome you to the beautiful island of Sri Lanka.
Ranjit was very welcoming and the house and apartment is a treasure trove with lots of character. He was very nice and gave us some tea and biscuits when we arrived. The posting was accurate to what was in the apartment, however, being it was our first time to Sri Lanka we were not prepared for a non-AC room. We figured it was standard but somehow had overlooked that this room does not have an AC unit in the listing. Failure in our part, not the host's fault. We had to shorten our stay to only one night with Ranjit's family. The Galle Fort was amazing and magical indeed and everything was as described with the corner convenience stand and everything so close by with nice restaurants and cafes. Galle fort itself is super small so it was great to be able to stay somewhere inside during our stay. Great host, very hospitable, and was accommodating to our need to shorten the stay. Thanks again!
We spent three nights in Galle and had the most amazing time, rising early every day to walk around the old and new parts of town before the heat set in. And then repeating the loop of the Fort in the evening before finding a good place for dinner - one thing is for sure, the locals in Galle sure can cook. Our time in Galle was made all the better by staying with Ranjit and his family in their lovely apartment above the family home. Ranjit is a gentleman and a gracious host. He gave us advice and suggestions when we asked, and he and his wife made us feel welcome by inviting us to share an afternoon snack (of curd and the famous treacle honey) with them. Had we stayed longer I imagine we would have spent many such moments with Ranjit learning about his town and country. Our trip around Sri Lanka was extraordinary, our time in Galle a highlight. I would recommend this cosy, well appointed apartment in the centre of the Fort to anyone who wants the comfort of home abroad, and wants to learn a more than a guide book can offer about life in the southern part of Sri Lanka.
We stayed at Ranjit's place for 6 nights and enjoid every day of it. Ideal location inside the old Fort.close to walk to the new part of Galle for shopping at Keels or Cargills supermarket. We cooked a lot of our night meals. Two nice balkonies to sit and watch life in Galle Fort. the second balkony has a bird and squirrel feeder and is always very busy.
Ranjit and his wife are very friendly and can arrange tuk tuks,vans etc.
We felt like part of the family and will always remember them fondly.
You do not get this experience by staying in a hotel !!
Our stay in Galle (Fort) was absolutely magical, and this greatly thanks to Ranjit and Monina. They were fantastic hosts and their apartment really made us feel at home in this beautiful historical city.
We were lucky enough to discover Ranjit and Monina's secret garden outside of Galle, and this was also a unique experience. What a great couple and what a magical place! We will not hesitate even for a second to return to Ranjit and Monina's apartment next time we come to Sri Lanka!
We loved this apartment in Galle! Moninna and Ranjit are wonderful hosts and it felt great staying in their home. The apartment is completely private even though it's perched above their living spaces. It's great to come down the stairs to chat. There are many excellent reviews and we second them. Many thanks, Petra and Alex.
We had a wonderful time at Ranjit and Moninna. Lovely people and it really felt like staying home. A quiet place in a beautiful Fort and walkable to all important places in Galle Fort. We stayed with our 2 children and they loved the 'house' squirrels, birds and turtles. Especially our sun loved the sri lankan hoppers delivered by Ranjit in the morning.
We can highly recommend this place if you look for a real Sri Lankan experience, a spacey appartment with a very gentle family!!
We had a wonderful experience at Ranjit and Monnina's apartment in lovely Galle Fort.Ranjit and Monnina were excellent hosts,so welcoming,warm,kind and generous.We loved the apartment which was above their living area;it had a side entrance allowing for independence and privacy if you so needed it.But for us it was a joy to have contact with them.Monnina often revived us with her hot tea(brewed from their own grown tea leaves) and ginger biscuits on our return from a hot, tiring day out.The apartment was spacious and comfortable with a cooling sea breeze coming through the airy windows and doors.Loved the quirky decorations and old (website hidden) relaxing watching the little birds and squirrels feeding off the bird feeder in the over- hanging tree.Apartment is just mins from the Ramparts where you can catch the lovely sunsets and enjoy the waves and views.Within very easy reach of eating places and some souvenir shopping.But what made our stay so special are our hosts! They gave us invaluable advice and information regarding transport,eating places,places to see etc.Ranjit even took us through Galle Fort to the town to familiarise us with the Bus station.One day when we were late returning home from a day trip Ranjit phoned us to check that we were O K;how kind and caring!We had our daily breakfast delivered by Ranjit in the form of warm crispy'hoppers' which he buys every morning.Ranjit and Monnina arranged for us to join them on a visit to their small tea plantation which also had cinnamon and exotic fruit trees.Whilst there we were shown how cinnamon as we know it was produced and given a simple but delicious meal by the lovely family looking after the plantation.on our last night Monnina cooked us a fantastic farewell meal!Such generous and warm folks.Thank you very much Ranjit and (website hidden) was a pleasure to meet their lovely daughter, Piyum,too.we definitely recommend staying at their charming apartment in Galle Fort .
Surely it was such a pleasure to meet Susan Yet Yin and Chandra and we were happy that they visited our apartment for a few days. Both of them were very friendly and it was so easy to get on with them. We enjoyed having interesting conversations with them when ever time permitted. We did miss them when they left at the end of their holiday in Sri Lanka. We would really like to meet them again and wish good luck to our new friends, Susan and Chandra.
About the Host, Ranjit
myself and my wife Moninna are retired bankers.......we are most happy to host you and welcome you to the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. We live inside the historical Galle Fort which is a part of Unesco World Heritage.