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Don's Beach Hotel

171/2 Lewis Place, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #30 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Negombo
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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london
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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25 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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
6 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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94 hotel reviews
294 helpful votes 294 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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28 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
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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