About the Homestay
I live in a nice neighbor hood 3 km from central Galle in ten Minutes to Dutch Fort and International Cricket Stadium . We have 2 Double rooms available with suite bath room ,nice balcony ,kitchen with all the utensils ,Free gas for cooking,TV. I'm interested in music, gigs, festivals and gardening but open to accepting all types of guests.
Heman Dharmapriya is 44 and enjoys socialising, cooking, reading, learning foreign languages, travel, gardening, and car, bike racing. He speaks English
Rincy Priyadarshani is 42 and enjoys socialising, cooking, watching movies, music, gigs, festivals, painting, learning foreign languages, travel, nature, and fashion design. She speaks English.
Out of 2rooms 01 room available Air condition, you can reserve wz extra 6USD per night, same can pay when you are checking -out time.
There is no better way to learn a foreign language than to speak it in everyday situations. Your host Heman offers qualified language instruction in his native language Sinhalese. One hour of instruction costs 7.00 LKR. The classes will be given by the host himself at the accommodation.
The room rate includes the following services: regular room cleaning, laundry, and internet access
Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):
Pick up service: 80.00 LKR one-way
Dinner: 7.00 LKR per person per night
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is a great location if you want to stay in 10 minutes Galle Fort . Don't worry as soon as you complete your booking and pay your deposit online you will get an email with our exact address.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Horse Stables
- Water sports
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Please keep our home secure and double-lock the front door when entering and leaving the house
Please do not adjust the heat settings yourself, ask me and I will happily do it for you
Keep noise to a minimum after midnight please
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
We had a great time at Heman’s Homestay. We had the whole upstairs- kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms! More than we needed! The location was great as we were based at Karapitiya hospital and it was a 15 minute bus ride away, and was equidistant to Galle city centre. The living space was clean, comfy and spacious. There was a small problem with ants in the apartment, we had to throw away food that had got infested but we had to learn to seal everything away. Also, I think on homestay.com it said a ‘light breakfast’ would be included in our stay, however it wasn’t... apart from this the place was perfect. Heman and his wife were so friendly and welcoming, Heman even organised a whole safari for us which was brilliant!
I had a wonderful time at this homestay, the hosts were very warm and hospitable and the accommodation itself is comfortable and homely.
The location is in a leafy suburb of Galle and bus transportation to the main bus station is easy and continues until around 10pm. A tuk tuk from the centre of town is less than two dollars. The beautiful beach at Unawatuna is easily reached within 30-40 minutes by bus for less than a dollar.
The hosts provided me with a lot of ideas about where to visit in the Southern Province and about how to get there. They did not try to convince me to take a taxi everywhere and respected the fact that I liked to take the bus and train. They were also kind enough to pick me up and drop me off at the bus station.
I would highly recommend this homestay as a base to explore the surrounding area and experience life in Sri Lanka. I felt very welcomed into the host's family and as I was travelling alone, this made a big difference to how much I enjoyed visiting Sri Lanka.
Heman and his wife have been very good hosts, they take care of their guests in the most friendly way,giving the best of themselves. I highly recommend this place, clean and nice. They are also very human persons
We stayed with Heman and Rincy for three nights 21st to 23rd Feb. Although their place is a little way out of the centre it really added to our stay in Galle. The location is in a very quiet road and surrounded by trees and a paddy field at the back. The room we had was large and clean, with its own balcony and sitting room, and kitchen if we wanted to cook for ourselves.
They were excellent hosts giving us loads of information, even taking us to the nearby famous Lighthouse hotel.
Nothing was to much trouble and the breakfasts and dinners they cooked for us were very good. We will certainly be back when in Galle again.
Peter & Barbara UK senior citizens
Had been here recently that is , jan 2014. Well ... The place is very comfy and most amazing is that it was well equipped with necessary stuff like utensils, toaster, water boiler, mosquito net, mosquito coils , clothes washing stuff. Although I couldn't stay for long it was a great stay . The Dharmapriya family is very friendly, helping and fun part was that they invited me over for lunch on a Sunday and also Mrs.Rincy gave me a nice cooking lesson of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine which was a fun thing as well . All n all for people travelling to Galle looking for a clean n hospitable place to stay at good price must go for this homestay
We came in September for an internship at the Karapitiya Hospital which is nearby and easy to reach by bus, as well as the Galle Fort and the beaches around the city. Rincy and Heman welcomed us very friendly and we quickly felt like home. We had delicious breakfast every morning and they helped us with any question we had. We´d love to come back and highly recommend this place for people who would like to take part in a Sri Lankan family´s every day life.
Unterkunft mit Familienanschluss
Für unseren Aufenthalt in Sri Lanka wollten wir eine nette und günstige Unterkunft in Galle finden. Nach langer Suche im Internet kamen wir auf Heman und Rincy. Wir buchten sicherheitshalber erst einmal nur für eine Woche. Die Auskunft auf der Webseite war spärlich und auf den vier winzigen Fotos war auch kaum zu erkennen, was uns da erwarten würde. Das wurde mittlerweile geändert, die Anzahl der Fotos wurde zwar nicht erhöht, da homestaybooking nur vier Bilder zulässt dafür sieht man jetzt wie die Gästewohnung von Heman und Rincy aussieht. Das Erdgeschoss bewohnen die beiden, die ganze obere Etage stand uns zur Verfügung. Man hat einen separaten Eingang und einen schönen Balkon. Frühstück haben wir von den beiden bekommen, die Waschmaschine und den Kühlschrank konnten wir ebenfalls benutzen. Die beiden sind an Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft kaum zu übertreffen. In der Preisklasse darf man keinen Luxus erwarten, aber es war sauber und groß genug für uns beide. Wir haben uns während unseres Aufenthalts bei Heman und Rincy sehr wohl gefühlt.
This is a jewel of a homestay. You get a one bedroom apt upstairs with a separate entrance, very hospitable and helpful hosts and easy public transport to the large gorgeous Old Fort marine park downtown and to some of the best beaches in Sri Lanka. Great value.
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