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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
RobinWK Chennai (Madras), India
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Chennai (Madras), India
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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71 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We spent 3 nights here after landing in Colombo at Easter time. It was the perfect hotel to acclimatize to Sri Lanka. We had room 17, near the pool and restaurant courtyard. It was quiet, clean, new quality bathroom, and much better than you should expect for the reasonable price paid. We really felt at home, no posh grand air-conditioned... More

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Darwin, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Right on the beach with a good pool Good breakfast overlooking the pool. Most of the staff were very helpful. Good location with restaurants just out the front gate. They are renovating the rooms so everything should be bright and clean.

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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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