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Shanith Guest House

8A Kattuwa Road | Ettukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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wiltshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

this is a lovely guesthouse with decent sized rooms which are clean and comfortable. our room had a small kitchenette in it including a toaster and a fridge, which we personally didn't need but useful if you are staying for a while. Our room was a little stuffy and it was hard to get any air coming through. We stayed... More

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31 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed here for two nights after arriving in Sri Lanka. Guest house is ok, clean rooms and AC. Close to the beach, not so close to the center. Owner was kind (even spoke Dutch), unfortunately he left after one night, leaving us with a bill including 10% tax (which wasn't mentioned) and a breakfast served including frozen juice. I... More

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

The room was clean and quite spacious, which was nice. The guesthouse is also located near the bars and restaurants. We stored our luggage in the office, since we had an evening flight, but the office was not locked and there was nobody there to watch it, so we had to take our valuables with us all day. Also, we... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I've been travelling a lot around Australia,Asia and Middle East,have tried many guest house but this is definitely one of the best ever. We slept there the first night at the beginning of an amazing trip around Sri Lanka by motorbike with my girlfriend and decided to come back at the end of the holiday just because it was too... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed here for one night only more or less in transit to Anuradhapura. Our A/C did not work and the owner simply moved us to another room and was very apologetic. He even brought up a cold beer as a goodwill gesture. The room was fine, a little basic, but clean and well located. The owner also assisted us... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Accidentally we reached to this place. We never thought of starting our vacation with this hotel. Terrible room with transparent Windows and Door. Lot of Mosquito. If you are bachelor and looking for very economical options then please go ahead with this hotel. Not a good option for family.

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Address: 8A Kattuwa Road | Ettukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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