Why Guest Houses are a New Favourite Choice of Accommodation 0 187

Why Guest Houses are a New Favourite Choice of Accommodation 0 188

Yoho Rock View Guest House

It wasn’t that long ago when hotels were pretty much your only accommodation option when on a holiday. But with the turn of the new millennium came an avalanche of advancements. Including ones to the tourism industry of Sri Lanka and this is obviously great news.

But, here’s the bad news – with so many accommodation options ranging from hotels and villas to cabanas, guesthouses and much more, you will literally spoilt for choice. But worry not – as always, here we are to lend you a helping hand.

Why opt for Guesthouses?

When on a holiday, no matter how awesome the destination is, homesickness can strike at the most unpredictable times. This is where guesthouses come into the rescue. As cliche as it may sound, guesthouses are your best chance of a ‘home away from home’.

Guesthouses are an extremely popular accommodation option in Sri Lanka. It is particularly ideal for budget travellers looking for an authentic and unique experience. It’s also a very flexible option and if you’re smart, you can pick a wonderful guesthouse complete with all amenities within your expected budget in addition to other services such as catering, security and transfer services.

Guesthouses in Galle – Yay or nay?

Galle is, without doubt, one of the and even centuries later, this quaint town retains its whimsical old-world charm. This is where classical beauty blends with artistic inspiration to paint a canvas of sporadically scattered jewels all along the stunning coastline. This is where history echoes in the cobbled streets and ancient fortified walls and for such an iconic destination, you need to base yourself in an equally iconic accommodation.

True to its reputation for being a tourist hotspot, the options are virtually endless when it comes to places to stay in Galle. Sri Lanka is one of those destinations that instantly makes it visitors feel at home and a good reason for this is the charm of a good ol’ guesthouse. Guesthouses and villas in Galle range from rustic ones to plush boutique retreats so you can make your pick fairly easily.

To make your job all the more easier, once again, here we come to your rescue. Be sure to check some of our best guesthouses in Galle.

If you still need more convincing, just keep reading on to know how and why guesthouses can make for a more memorable experience in more ways than one.

  • Makes you feel instantly at home

While it’s true that guesthouses may not be as polished as boutique hotels, you can always count on the fact that it will be much more welcoming.

  • More savings

Travelling can be an expensive business so it’s always wise to save money whenever and wherever you can. Guesthouses are cheaper than hotel rooms but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the quality is any less.

  • More personalised service

Let’s face it – we all love being pampered. Since guesthouses are smaller than hotels, it can accommodate fewer guests and this naturally means that the level of service you receive is going to be more attentive.

  • Authentic, home-cooked meals

When you’re exploring a new place, sampling the local cuisine is an absolute must. At a guesthouse, you can sample some delectable dishes ranging from homemade string hoppers and fresh seafood curry to classical Kottu Rotti or perfectly cooked chicken that can compete with any high-end restaurant around in Sri Lanka.

Have we convinced you enough?

Let us know what you think of guesthouses in Sri Lanka below!

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Freelance writer by profession, travel and shopping aficionado, vintage stuff hoarder, absolute cricket fanatic and hopeless day dreamer, Afra is a 20-something obsessed with a multitude of things. When she's not writing, scrolling endlessly on Tumblr or obsessing with what to eat next, you'll find her nose buried in a novel or hands stained with water paints.

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