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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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    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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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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22 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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70 hotel reviews
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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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Accra, Ghana
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The room to start, was just above average. The hotel was just above par. The food was a whole different story, Excellent and full of flavor and sri lankan culture. The staff was very helpful and the bar was very cheap. The beach was very beautiful and a great place to relax Traveled in March 2012

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The official pictures were obviously taken some time ago. Faded glory would be the polite way to describe this hotel. Pool area dirty and poorly maintained, drain covers and doors to pump rooms etc missing or open, outside toilets unusable, tatty grounds, food seriously overpriced for the quality, rooms basic, bathrooms dirty, cracked tiles & bathroom equipment stained & tatty... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Stayed here on three occasions in 2011, 2012 an 2013. Staff are amazing from reception to restaurant staff to housekeeping, every single one of them, they are a great asset to the hotel. Great location near town of Negombo. Rooms have all been renovated to good high standards. Food and service is excellent. Great selection for breakfast buffet. Lovely atmosphere... 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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