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Golden Star Beach Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   163 Lewis Place, Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #17 of 26 Hotels in Negombo
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not wishing to start in Colombo this was as good a place to start a Sri Lankan adventure as any. Not an expensive hotel, rooms ok but needed a bit more cleaning,staff very pleasant and willing to assist. Pool area and bar were above average. Excellent breakfast with a real Sri Lankan flavour! Wished I had bought a piece of... More

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Arklow, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were helpful, however thr room was not cleaned properly. Sheets were dirty snd found bkack hair in bathroom. Wifi connection is not very reliable. Food is average, pool is ok. Would not choose to stay here, moved for second night of transit.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for the first and the last night of our 4 day trip. The rooms were clean, the bed was clean and the toilet was well maintained. Our kids loved the sea bath and the pool as our sit out of our rooms lead into the beach. The pool was well maintained and clean. We had dinner and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The worst hotel I have ever been to. We were supposed to stay there for 6 nights, but after we saw our room, we immediately checked out. Unknown hair on the bed, AC not working well, toilet not flashing at all, dirty beach, terrible view from the balcony. Do not trust the pictures they have on their website.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Good hotel but expensive for what it is. Great location and pool but the rooms air conditioner did not work and the bathroom was terribly basic with no hot water. Close to the airport and good for a starting point or last port of call when leaving - tuk-tuk to the airport R1200

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Golden Star is right on the beach in Negombo, with a lovely pool, pleasant restaurant and bar. The service provided by all the staff is good, WiFi was effective throughout the hotel and rooms. Safe deposit box is at reception and used a two key approach. The location is good - situated near plenty of restaurants, tour businesses and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Good hotel with great location right on the beach. The bar is a bit expensive though. Breakfast is buffet style and loads to choose from. Nice pool and very friendly staff. Note that you cant swim at the beach in monsoon season. A place popular with tour groups.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is an average hotel, with average food and a nice view of the beach! The room we stayed in was spacious, with a new bathroom! The staff are helpful and friendly. The breakfast is functional, as is the room. Nothing fancy, but nothing to complain about. Could do with a facelift.

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The hotel is really nice, rooms are comfortable, I was in a single room but there were 3 beds in the room which made it a bit cramped, but obviously it wasn't a problem. Bathroom and shower were nice. Hotel complex is very nice, nice reception with wifi, and wifi by the pool too. Had pizza lunch at the restaurant... More

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Ocala, Florida
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72 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Pretty much at the end of its useful life, the Golden Star is well showing its age. Old, odd layout, shabby rooms in need of maintenance, poor plumbing, and so on. The staff does well considering and the restaurant tries. Best thing that could happen would be to sell to monied interests, pull it down, and rebuild a much better... More

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Address: 163 Lewis Place, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Star Beach Hotel 3*
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