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Golden Star Beach Hotel

3.0 of 5
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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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Golden Star was our first stop in Sri Lanka. We arrived in the dead of night after 9 hours of flight and after finding someone we were directed to our basic but comfortable room.The sound of crashing waves and the sea breeze blowing through the palm leaves very cool. All that was needed was a good shower to wash... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I visited your hotel last month.Very good food. Also you get a nice feeling when you are sitting in the bar. A very nice place and the pool is good too. But the only negative is the Calypso band.They come near the tables and just scream. Only sings sinhala songs even if they sing English songs its pretty hard to... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Could use some updating in the pool area. Becareful what room you get. On the first part of our trip we had an older room with a poorly working air con that leaked water in our room and a rather tired looking bathroom. On the end part of our trip we had a deluxe room and it was much better.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This hotel is quite decent - linens were clean, rooms were renovated; has a beach at the back. Breakfast has variety, even for vegetarians. Generally a decent hotel. Rooms are quite spacious and beds are clean.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Stayed here from 6th February 2015 to 13 th February 2015 excellent Location, and large rooms all with view of the lovely beach. I feel that the hotel requires a stronger management we arrived at 4.00 am taken to our room which did not have any towels in the room, I reported this matter to the reception at 8.00am no... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

For what you payed for it was not a good hotel the air conditioning didnt work , we had to change rooms the doors didn't lock, no plug to charge anything, we had to get a new cetle. the only two good things about the hotel for me was the pool and the breakfast was good.

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Arendal, Norway
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stayed here the first two nights via an Intrepid tour. It is an old hotel, not well maintained, but it works. The paint is falling off the walls, and it probably hasn't been updated in a few years, at least this is what struck me upon arrival. The rooms are basic with fan/AC and small fridge/kettle. Beds are okay, with... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This hotel was a very good deal. They had the best breakfast buffet of all hotels we stayed at during our two week trip. The dinner was also high standard and a la carte as well. Pool is clean and nice, maybe a bit too much chloric but I guess it´s necessary. The bar, located in front of the sea... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This was our first stay on arrival in Sri Lanka. Very basic older style hotel. We were taken to a room on first floor. Could see the sea if stood outside of door and looked between other accommodation. Room had no air con, fan only. No refrigerator no tea / coffee facility. Bathroom was old and in disrepair. Breakfast was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Got stuck staying here at the beginning of an Intrepid trip. They put me in a room directly above the pool where they were having a live band. When I complained that I couldn't sleep because of the unbelievably loud noise, I was basically told that it was Christmas time in Sri Lanka and to deal with it. The hotel... More 

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