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Don's Beach Hotel

171/2 Lewis Place, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
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Don's Beach Hotel
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Ranked #37 of 59 Specialty Lodging in Negombo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

when arrived from the airport got to Don's Beach Hotel and no staff at reception, eventually after half an hour the driver managed to find a staff. We had being travelling for almost 24 hours and felt very tired. We asked the staff to show us the room, the sheets were dirty, the kitchen too was very dirty. We did... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We checked in to the hotel at night and there was no one there so we had to call the hotel to find out we had to go to the reception at the hotel next door ( golden star, it's the same owner ). They told us it was going to cost 7000 lkr, wich we thought was okey because... More 

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Massama, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

we ended our Sri Lanka trip in Negombo and decided that a hotel on the beach would be nice to spend our last 5 days relaxing, and we did but not without a few problems! The first room we got was on the 1st floor and the AC didnt work it was more like a fan moving the air, we... More 

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london
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The hotel doesn't look like much from the outside, but the rooms are fine, free wifi and it is only a few meters from the beach. Plus you can use the pool and restaurant and spa at the hotel next door.

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juncos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you love the ocean view this is wonderful but not for swimming as waves are huge. Recommend Trinco for that. The place is nice and clean and the pool next door I took advantage of several times. Just to get away and read and soak up the sun this is the place. The breakfast buffet was excellent and a... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When we pulled up (I travelled with my husband and some friends - another couple) we were not that impressed with the place, but luckily the outward appearance is deceptive. The room was fine, in need of a paint but it had hot water and a flatscreen T.V. Furniture looked good (two singles pushed together for a bed though). In... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Grossly overpriced for what it is. Though this is the obvious risk of having to book something in advance due to landing in Colombo on a late flight. The owner adds on all types of extra % charges at check out and screws you on the exchange rates if you don't have Sri Lankan rupees. If you *must* visit this... More 

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Denver
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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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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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