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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
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I loved the view from the balcony, the bathroom was clean, the staff were nice- I loved how you could pick whatever you wanted for breakfast. Would recommend for families. It's location is close to negombo beach and it's not too far from colombo, so it is a good base for family trips to the capital city!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stayed in this hotel for one night as we were on transit to Maldives. Firstly no one came to pick our luggage, the guy at the reception said that the staff had left, so we had to carry our own luggage. Rooms had insects , A/C wasnt working properly,dirty bed sheets. Thankfully we were there for a few hours... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I have booked 6 room night two rooms in golden star beach hotel. I request them that second room I booked for honemon couple and do some arrangement for them . Such as some decoration. When the couple come nothing has be done. Some how they forgot to put all those. They received just plain room. After all of those... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I stayed here for my stopover accommodation provided by Srilankan Airlines after a 12 hour flight. Needless to say I was quite disappointed. You have a bed, a bathroom which would just meet your needs. No TV in room ( may be because I was a stopover passenger ) , bathroom looks antique and shower just managed to work. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Stayed here on the first night of a Intrepid tour. The accommodation was average but clean. Had all the amenities that you needed and nothing more. Close to the beach to watch a perfect Sri Lankan sunset. I personally didn't find Negombo worthwhile for a visit but this was where the tour started.

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