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Hotel Starbeach

1.5 of 5
83/3 Lewis Place, Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #48 of 108 Negombo B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This guesthouse has a nice location with direct access to Negombo beach. However, the rooms and lobby with the restaurant are quiet a bit shabby. Things could be much more maintained. The staff is friendly, but the overall service is very slow. E.g. we waited for more than half an hour to get breakfast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is set back from the main road, with a nice bit of secluded beach front. Basic but it does have very good service and half-decent food; only there's a clunking water pump on the first floor that wakes everyone up when one person has an early shower...

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Starbeach is close to the airport. We used their airport pickup service, which was well arranged. Negombo is nothing more than an endless string of houses, shops and hotels/guesthouses. Starbeach is pressed somewhere in between, but on the good side of the road with direct acces to the beach. Food is ok, roomrate acceptable. Good place to go when travelling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

While Starbeach Hotel might not look like much compared to the other new resorts popping up nearby, it's the management and staff that really make the place special. Donald and Peter (the owners) threw back a couple of glasses of arrack with us one night and made sure we had experienced all Sri Lanka had to offer. The next day... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Very nice place to start and finish your trip in Sri Lanka. Owners are caring, helpful, pleasant, shining people :-)!!! We had a room No. 108 with a little terrace with a beautiful view to the sea. Staff is very friendly. Fully recommend this place!!!

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Marseille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We came as a family in Sri Lanka and booked two nights there. The staff is very very friendly and the two owners are great people! The rooms are simple but clean and big enough. The place is quiet. We enjoyed the living room opened on the garden... wifi is very good and food also (try the prawns rice and... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We spent 6 nights in Starbeach Hotel with my boyfriend. 4 nights in the beginning of the trip and 2 in the end. In the beginning we payed for all nights and all worked out really well! Everybody's very nice!! The rooms are clean and it's just on the beach and close to everything on Lewis place. Hot water, clean... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We spent 2 nights at the Starbeach guesthouse recommanded by friends, in Negombo ,for 3300rps a night, including taxes. We had room 108 on the first floor with a little terrace, with a clean bathroom with hot water, fan and free wifi, wich was working very well. The staff was very friendly , smily, and the owner came to us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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47 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

stayed there end of the holiday. booked their fan beach side double room for 3800 rps. very friendly staff in a relaxed environment. room was basic but comfortable, bath recently done with smart tiles. enjoyed a beer on the balcony watching the sunset. would I return there ? probably because of their prices and accommodating manner

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Hotel Starbeach is very clean and comfortable with good clean bathrooms (with very good hot showers) and it's very reasonably priced. We stayed here for our 1st night in Sri Lanka and came straight from the airport (Negombo is only 20 mins or so away from the airport, while Colombo is a few hours away)It was a nice place to... More 

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