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Suriya Arana

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92 St. Joseph's Mawatha Ettukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #12 of 119 Negombo B&B and Inns
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Hawalli, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night after arriving at the airport at 8 PM. It's conveniently located. Children (6 & 4) liked the small but cosy pool. Nice garden to get used to Sri Lanka climate and listed to all the birds. Extra bed (4th bed) had a terrible thin mattress, only good for very small child. The fridge was not working. Generally,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

When my boyfriend and i arrived at suriya arana we were met by the lovely couple who owns it. They are so helpful and kind! I liked the atmosphere and company so much i came back for two days while waiting for a friend of mine to arrive to sri lanka. Once again i was met by the warm med... More 

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Oslo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This was the first place we stayed in Sri Lanka. Judith and Saman arranged for us to be picked up at the airport at 03:00 in the morning by the excellent driver Malin. What followed was an amazing combination of professionalism and warmth. We were only going to stay there two nights, but ended up letting Saman arrange a tour... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Recently discovered Sri Lanka. Stayed at this hotel for my birthday celebration Apr 22-24. The hotel was great, BUT the staff was incredible. The young man that made our room, I regret not having his name, decorated patiently my bed with leaves forming Happy Birthday, took time to form towels into elephants and kept room spotless. Rooms were very ample,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed at Suriya Arana our first couple of nights, when we arrived to Sri Lanka and the last night before departure. We felt lucky to start and end our trip here. Saman and Judith(the couple, who owns the hotel) are amazing people, who made us feel at home right away. We were offered a guided trip around Sri Lanka... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Very nice place that feels like home! This hotel is close to Bandaranaike International Airport and only 10-minute walk from the beach. The owners are very friendly and helpful, and the food is delicious.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

On 28 December 2014 my mother, aunt, cousin and I spent our first night in superb Sri Lanka in the homely and welcoming environment of Suriya Arana. Judith and Saman made us feel immediately welcome and as though we were part of Sri Lankan family. The upstairs/downstairs family room was clean, comfortable and suited our needs. The outdoor patio and... More 

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NZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Sam picked us up at the airport and Judith served us tea at 0500 when we arrived at the guesthouse. Our room was spotless and comfortable. Sam and Judith were kind and always able to help. Sam helped us sort out a cell phone dilemma and arranged for transport to Colombo to catch the train to Kandy. The pool is... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Me and my daughter stayed here one night and the best part of two days , on our last night before coming home. Judith and her husband were very welcoming , the food was lovely and the room was clean and cool. They were kind enough to allow our friends that were travelling later that evening to use the facilities... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Judith and Saman made me feel very welcome,nothing was too much trouble for them,Judith is an excellent cook offering a good choice of meals The room was very clean and the bedding and towels changed every second day The small pool was very inviting on the hot days All the staff were pleasant and well dressed and polite Highly recommended

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