Tucked away down a little side street inside the historic Galle Fort, Parawa House is a gorgeous guesthouse with six bedrooms. In keeping with most guesthouses inside the Fort, Parawa House is compact in nature but its lovely open-air courtyard and Koi Fish pond adds charm and a sense of spaciousness to the property. The rich bursts of colour used on the doors, windows and on the soft furnishings, combined with the greenery of the courtyard, gives the property a cheerful and happy vibe.
Parawa House has small but functional rooms with a/c, hot water, fan, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and good wardrobe space.
Quadruple Family Room: Furnished with two single ladder beds and one double bed, the Quad rooms are situated on the first floor and are ideal for families with younger children.
Upstairs Double Room: This room has a lovely balcony sit-out looking down on to the quiet Parawa Street.
Downstairs Double Room: There are two Double Rooms on the ground floor that opens up to the well-maintained courtyard garden.
Downstairs Twin Room: The only twin room opens up to the courtyard with its lovely Koi Pond.
Relax in the open-air courtyard listening to the soothing swishing sounds from the Koi pond. A good breakfast is included with the stay and dinner is served on request. Galle Fort has a wide array of restaurants within a few minutes’ walk from Parawa House so guests do not lack choices of places to dine. Exploring the Fort, steeped in history, can be done at your own pace from the central location of Parawa House.
Why we like it
This characterful, clean and attentive guesthouse offers a sharply-priced option in the heart of Galle Fort.
Parawa House is located on Parawa Street, just off Pedlar Street which has some of the best restaurants and shops inside the Fort. It is also an easy walk to most of the must-see sites inside the Fort.