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Sha Residence

11, Thakkiya Road | Daluwakotuwa Kochchikade, Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #65 of 89 Negombo B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Lovely home stay, very accomadting lady that ran the place. The price was very reasonable and nothing was a chore. Stay here as a quick stop if arriving late at the airport. They were able to pick us up from colombo international and dropped us off in the city of be Negombo in the day

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We decided last minute to stay in Negombo to get a bit of beach time before we flew home. We tried a couple of places on Trip Advisor, but were all fully booked. We looked in the Lonely Planet and the review was pleasant for Sha Residence. I called and they said they had rooms. I then told them that... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We used the Sha residence as our first stop on landing in Sri Lanka as we were hiring a motorcycle from them for the rest our trip. The guest house was conveniently located near to the central 'strip' of Negumbo but a little outside for some quiet. The garden is picturesque with animals roaming around and the rooms are decent... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Had a great trip in Sri Lanka by motorbike to Sigirya, Arugam Bay and up he hills to Tea Country. The roads away from the main city's and towns up in the hills are some of the best I've have ever been on. Came close to kissing the tarmac on the some of the endless bends on the mountains roads.... More

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

It has been our first stop in Sri Lanka. Clean and nice rooms with AC, close to the hotel area and the beach of Negombo. Call the day before you arrive to check the taxi transportation. 5 percent reduction for tripadviser review !

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We stayed 3 nights at this place in Negombo, we had a nice pick-up from the airport. The staff is friendly and we had a nice balcony with good breakfast with nice fruit. The place is really close to the beach and to some nice restaurants. But still there are a few things that they can improve, there is no... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This has been the bad place of our trip in Sri Lanka (I guess there has to be one....) although we paid here more or less the same rate as in other locations and cities. I can't understand how the Lonely Planet can recommend this place. Yes the house is nice, however it was nice when it was built about... More

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Suranga007, Manager at Sha Residence, responded to this review

Dear Sir First of all, let us feel sorry about the problem you had had, after your stay at Sha residence. Though we are confident that it will remain an accidental and isolated episode, we have seriously investigated the case and put in operation few measures to avoid in future the risk of such an inconvenience. The freedom of expression... More

Hanoi, Vietnam
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

I thought it was something different and really looked forward to staying here. But one more time I was wrong! The room they gave us was on the ground floor on the right. It was damp as hell and smelled really bad. We turned on fan and AC (worked as fan not AC) and left the room for a few... More

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Sha Residence has a great location, adequate facilities (everything works), good brekky and the husband runs the very best motorcycle hire business in Sri Lanka! Visit Sha Lanka Tours. As a husband and wife team, they will organise the lot, from airport/hotel transport to a comfy bed and well maintained motorcycles to get you around Sri Lanka...including a map with... More

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Hong Kong
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

This is a basic but friendly guesthouse that has been open about a year. It has made improvements such as putting satellite TV into at least one of the bedrooms - you should check before booking - and including free wireless internet. Some rooms have airconditioning. Breakfast is available on request. There is a small area in the garden with... More

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Address: 11, Thakkiya Road | Daluwakotuwa Kochchikade, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
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Sha Residence is a friendly family-run Guest house only 2 min driver from Negombo's beach, shopping street and historical sites. It is the perfect alternative for those who are tired of staying in big hotels and who want to experience the real Sri Lanka. Sha Residence is managed by the owners of Motoclub Sha Lanka which offers motorcycle tours, car rental and sightseeing tours. ... more   less 
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