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Don's Beach Hotel

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   171/2 Lewis Place, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #29 of 48 Specialty Lodging in Negombo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Denver
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This hotel is beach side which is nice. But the rooms are definitely a bit grotty. It's not exactly a cheap hotel either- though prices are a bit elevated in Negombo to begin with. Breakfast is actually served at the hotel next door. It's ok- nothing special. Also, if you come in later in the evening you have to get... More 

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Canadian in Paradise
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This seems to be a small new addition to an old large beachfront hotel next door (Golden Star) with very nice large modern rooms, nice clean big beds, clean bathroom, etc., basically everything you are looking for in a hotel room by the beach. The rates seem to be very low, but the added bonus and possibly the most attractive... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We stayed here one night in August and the room was generally ok except a few things.... No mosquito net: luckily we brought our own but it didn't really help as the hook on the ceiling isn't located in the middle of the bed so it didn't cover us properly. No fan: for some people this would be fine as... More 

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Australia
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228 reviews 228 reviews
90 hotel reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

To start with this is a budget choice in Negombo and so my review takes this into consideration. I would not recommend this hotel to others for a few valid reasons. Firstly they tried to overcharge us despite making a booking with Booking.com which clearly showed the price that was due. We booked a triple room yet they had us... More 

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We've stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. The room was basic, but ok. Large balcony overlooking the beach and sea. It doesn't have a pool or breakfastroom, but you can use these facilities at the neighbouring Golden Star Hotel (same owner). Both breakfast and swimmingpool there are good. It's located in walking distance of some restaurants which is conveniënt,... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Is an old and worn-out hotel, but the rooms look nice, are big and tidy. But the bathrooms is awful. What do you get for 30$? It's well-placed next to the beach which - in the out of season periode - is not very charming. The sister hotel next door is where you get breakfast - and you can use... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at like priced hotels all over Sri Lanka and this had by far the best and most functional facilities. It was clean and the water was hot and abundant, the tv, air con and doors all worked. These were problems we encountered everywhere else. The availability of the golden star hotel next door with its great buffet breakfast,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Price on Booking.com is without tax, so when I booked it showed USD38 but after tax it became USD50 or LKR5800, quite pricey. Other than tht the breakfast is Gr8 with gd mix. Room is clean with hot water & ground floor rooms get better wifi connection that upper floors. Room 11 is worst, i stayed room 5 2nd time... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I recently stayed in Don's Beach Hotel in Negombo which is much closer to the airport than Colombo. The advantage to this hotel is that while you stay in the cheaper of the accommodation the hotel next door is the sister hotel so you get to use their facilities - such as the buffet breakfast, volley ball court, swimming pool... More 

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 1 night. I would say it's really good value for your money. The owner of Don's is same as Golden star beach hotel so they share everything including pool and restaurant. Room rate with breakfast was really good and rooms were very clean and nice. We used the pool of golden star beach hotel... More 

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Address: 171/2 Lewis Place, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Don's Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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