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Villa Shade

Aruna Mw, Thimbirigaskatuwa, Negombo 001, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Villa Shade was the best value place we stayed on our trip. The rooms are arranged in private detached buildings, so you have privacy. They are spacious and with beautiful bathrooms with really stylish features. The gardens are lovely, and each room has a little patio seating area for relaxing in. It was exceptionally clean and well appointed, really more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

nice, clean place to stay for around $35USD per night. we didn't have breakfast but it is an extra cost. only 300 rupees to the centre of town with a tuk tuk. cool treehouse you can climb. friendly, helpful owner. you can catch the local expressway/highway bus to Colombo in around an hour for a few dollars from the local... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night and had a lovely time. Villa Shade was a bit out of the tourist area which turned out to be better. The owners were very friendly and hospitable. The room was basic but clean and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and included a traditional Sri Lankan dish. Most enjoyable!

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Beijing Region, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my husband and I spent one night in villa shade .clean room ,beautiful garden,friendly owner,lovely waiter and very good service .After we leave there to Kandy,we waited the bus at bus station,but the time is not ok.So I called the owner,asked the normal price of taxi to Kandy,he said it's too expensive and advised us by bus to Colombo and... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Our arrival via a flight to Colombo from Delhi was seamless as management arranged, for a relatively small fee, to have us met at the airport. The new suites are generously sized, and very comfortable, Full screening, two joined oversized joined twin beds, a huge fan, a clean and serviceable kitchen, a private porch for al fresco breakfast, and a... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I stayed at Villa Shade for the first two nights when I arrived in Sri Lanka and the last night before leaving .Besides clean room,beaytiful garden and nice breakfast,the owners arranged a wonderful half-day trip to Negambo city.The hostess even wrote down every place which is worthy of visiting on the paper and told the driver to take me to... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I and my wife spent last two nights at villa shade in Negombo, which is really amazing. Maybe villa shade is not a big luxury hotel, but it makes me to reconsider what are the difference between big hotel and simple but boutique guest house? Why a guest house could offer superior service than hotels? Where the amazing service from?... More 

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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

What to say about this lovely place? A warm welcome. A very cute little house. An amazing bathroom, very good bed, a kitchen. And a garden....it seems a Paradise. The tree-house is the garden was so very nice. The children adores it. The owners are so very kind, warm. They advise you, are interested and help you to give you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Fantastic place with very nice people. Beautyful garden and only five minutes in a tuk-tuk til many restuarents and shops. Unfortunately we missed our plane to Denmark, and the owner was a great help. He even offered to lend us the money to buy some knew tickets. What a trust he gave us. I can warmly recommend this guesthouse. These... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

During our stay, they are very kind and also give us some introduction on some vegatables/fruit they plant. They are willing to tell you what you need. It's very good to choose this one as your last stay or first stay in Sri Lanka as it's close to Colombo airport. It's very clean and shower place is very unique.

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Address: Aruna Mw, Thimbirigaskatuwa, Negombo 001, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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