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Golden Star Beach Hotel

163 Lewis Place, Negombo, Sri Lanka
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pl don't waste your time and get fooled by the photographs you see, it's nothing like it, the staff are fantastic, but management need to make an effort into cleaning the rooms and fixing all the things that are broken, the rooms smell, the air conditioning doesn't work ,the toilets stink and have mold everywhere

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Bentota, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are old and need of urgent renovation. Don't book in on a weekend, as it is likely a function will happen and there will be 500+ people (locals) partying. On the Saturday, the Management (or supposed Management) closed the pool for 4 hours for their party, and had music that topped 90 DB playing for 5 hours. The solution... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this hotel for 1 night for our last night in Sri Lanka as we wanted to stay somewhere nice after travelling round the country and it is not far from the international airport. We booked this hotel based on the pictures online and the pool (which is lovely). However the pool was the only nice thing and so... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the service from the staff is generally ok as well as the room the toilet though was a total disgrace. See the photos attached. It certainly did not look clean and had an awful smell as did the towels provided. I also observed a dead bug on the sink. Going back to the room. The mattress on the bed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We landed at Colombo Airport at 3 AM after a long flight desperately in need of some rest . Ms Nilendra of N2 travels , who was our tour provider had strongly recommended this place given the need of the hour . She was bang on target with the very first shot . The trip from the Airport was very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Poor service. We have made reservation for full board basis. For two meals we had to select from set menus. And the best thing is one waiter came and ask about any fresh juice during our meal without telling that it is chargable. When checking out we had to pay for full board basis and for fruit juice too. Dirty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It was a pleasure to stay at the Golden Star Beach hotel. Especially the location right on the beach and the rolling Indian Ocean offers a view to die for! Dining was beyond expectation with good variation. various, delicious and creative kitchen on the Michelin-restaurant level. I ate crumb fried prawns with tomato salsa, spinach soup and chicken satay. Already... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Golden Star Beach Hotel was a spacious hotel which hinted at another era. Wide, breezy, open air corridors linked the guest rooms with reception, restaurant, pool and conference areas. Rooms were clean, spacious and airconditioned. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The restaurant food that I sampled during my one night stay was well -presented, tasty and there... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

This hotel looks much better on pictures than in real life. Staff are friendly and attentive as in most places in Sri Lanka, but the building and facilities leave a lot to ask for. We stayed one night only before our flight back. Rooms are spacious, which is a plus, but the toilet had a stench that was coming out... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Very small rooms with a dodgy bathroom, two of my fellow travelers in my group woke up at night in horror with a mouse running over their heads. I couldn't believe it……The only thing I can't complain about it was the coffee, I was not impressed while there, but i got to appreciate later when I toured around the country... More 

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