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Shanith Guest House

8A Kattuwa Road | Ettukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

From the online websites, you get the impression that this guest house has a rooftop restaurant where you can enjoy a beer and eat etc. You can do neither. The rooftop is not used except for breakfast. The photos and description are old and need updating.The rooms are as described and shown, quite clean and large. We did not feel... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Flew into Colombo and decided to have first three days relaxing. I had the small room on the top floor. Single bed had thin worn sheets. The sea facing window allowed for a cool breeze. I had the shared bathroom to myself. Only cold water. I would not recommend this room to everyone, however, it was very cheap and met... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Me and my husband had a bad experience from this hotel. When we were checking in we asked if the kabeltv worked because the description on the internet said it did. The owner got irritated and said the room did not have tv and if we were not pleased with the room, we should leave. This lead to an arguement... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

As out first stop in Sri Lanka we weren't too sure what to expect but were greeted by lovely staff and shown to our room. There was some paving work going on but it did not effect us at all. The room was spacious and very clean. The a/c worked well and the hot water too although it was not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Very nice hotel!!! The best boss- men! Help us with scooter and another, meet us at night after flight! The location very close with sea and the best breakfast!! Comes all! Ребята из России! Не пожалеете, выбрав этот отель, во всем помогут здесь! Особенно для тех кто первый раз!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The atmosphere is very relaxed and the team running the place are extremely friendly and good fun. The fruit juice with breakfast is great! We took up the day tour to Kandy which is averagely priced but proved to be very good value. I can't recommend this guest house enough for those travelling on a budget but with certain expectations... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

What a wonderful experience. Our first taste of Sri Lanka, and it left us hungry for more. Almost didnt want to move on! Staff incredibly helpful and friendly. Very secure and immaculately clean rooms. The breakfast, which was included, was delicious and plentiful. Mirando, the manager, gave us sound advice and the warmest welcome one could ever expect. Would recommend... More 

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Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Thank you very much for arranging 6-day trip included historical sights, beaches and safari. Thank you for very safety driving and guide service as well as useful advice for our own travelling along Sri Lanka. And nice place to stay in Negombo when you arrive and before you leave. Ayubowan

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were in the family room for three nights and it was very good- The staff was very nice, especially the boss. The room was clean and the shower was good. It is really advisable to stay here. Very close to the beach and the trainstation. The breakfast is very good.

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paraparap
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

What a find! On our6th trip to Negombo we found shanith guest house and stayed for 5 days.... A warm welcoming host and a friendly quiet setting provided us with a relaxing and memorable last few days of our 5 weeks in Sri Lanka. I would unreservedly recommend this lovely clean guesthouse to any travellers who are looking value for... More 

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