Small House Boutique Guest House

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Small House Boutique Guest House

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse in Galle

9.2/10 Superb

9 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
2, Parawa Street, Galle, 80000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Fort Galle

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 109 min drive
  • Midigama Railway Station - 25 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Small House Boutique Guest House

Small House Boutique Guest House offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 65 per vehicle one way. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby scuba diving, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and English breakfast daily between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM. A terrace and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travelers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


English, French, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 24-hour room service

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom


  • English
  • French
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 65 per vehicle (one way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Small House Boutique Guest House Galle
Small Boutique Galle
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Small House Boutique Guest House Guesthouse
Small House House Galle
Small House Boutique Galle
Small House Boutique Guest House Galle
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Small House Boutique Guest House Guesthouse Galle

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very Good

Bumped to another place in Galle
I was actually bumped on arrival and I never like when that happens, but the place that I booked had been bought out by a group. So at that point, even when you express your displeasure there’s not much you can do. They insisted that the room in the hotel they moved me to was an upgrade but aside from the balcony with a view of the ocean, I disagree. Anyway, breakfast was good and everyone was as friendly as all Sri Lankan’s are. Too bad I didn’t get to stay in the place I booked for the reasons I booked it.
Scott-Ryan, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Cosy guesthouse in the best neighbourhood.
Super convenient location and rustic surroundings. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was great!
Li Qi, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Beautiful guest house in the heart of the vibrant historical walled old town of Galle. Friendly staff and excellent, bountiful, delicious breakfasts. Hard to find as the guest house has no sign or street number. Very hot and the air conditioner struggled to keep the room cool so hard to sleep at night.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Small quiet hotel right in the Galle Fort
We enjoyed our stay in this small and comfortable hotel, were we felt very welcome by the staff. The hotel is right in the fort, in a small and quiet street, surrounded by restaurants and shops. Each room had an outdoor patio with table and chairs where we enjoyed a delicious breakfast in the morning.
Annie, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay!
Great service, wonderful place and service!
Tanya, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Full of Dutch colonial charm
We pulled into Galle station after a beautiful coastal train ride from Colombo, and quickly found a Tuk Tuk driver who drove us into the Galle Fort area and down the narrow streets to Small House. Our host greeted us with a warm smile and took us up the stairs in the quaint colonial house to our room. It was spacious and clean, with big shuttered windows to let in light from the courtyard area. The host was happy to give us tips on what to do in the city, suggesting we start by exploring the fort and rampart, which did not disappoint. Just a one minute walk from our room and we were stood on the edge of the Dutch fortress' rampart looking out over the sea. We strolled around the perimeter taking in the sights such as the lighthouse, mosque, clock tower and cathedral, finally watching the sun set, before heading to the Dutch Hospital later that evening for food. On our first morning we woke to a pleasant but basic breakfast of eggs, toast, fruit and coffee, before going to Unawatuna beach for the day, something I would highly recommend doing. The bed was comfortable and our room was very clean and well air conditioned. In terms of location you are right where you need to be. Overall it proved reasonable value and I would certainly suggest staying here to my friends.
Jonny Chatfield, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Great stay, but room for improvement
We had a nice stay at the Small House. The owner and staff were very helpful. The owner lent us his phone so we could book a taxi service we found online, which we think was really great. The breakfast was very tasty, with a mix of western and local foods. The room shows some age though, and is in need of minor repairs. The hotel was also hard to find, with no name on the door! The room is also not completely sealed from the outside,and had no mosquito net, so there is a risk of bugs getting in during the night! We also needed to ask them specifically to provide WiFi and toiletries. After we asked, they provided without issues. All in all a great stay, but with room for improvement.
Hans F, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great little hotel ! Don't hesitate to book it
Great small hotel that I strongly recommend. Very friendly staff , warm welcome ! Very good breakfast and the room was nicely decorated. This is a very good value for money. We really liked staying at this Small House Boutique Guest House. It is very well located. The streets nearby are so cute and there are many restaurants around.
Jessye, 1-night romance trip
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