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The Ayubowan Guesthouse

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47/55 School Lane | Ettukalla, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
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The Ayubowan Guesthouse
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Ranked #7 of 109 Negombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in this excellent guest house on first night in SL. Owners organised car & driver to pick me up from airport and took the hassle out of finding way round a new environment. Room clean and comfortable, breakfast good and hosts offered lots of useful advice including places to eat, tuk tuk drivers etc. I would recommend this to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place, owned by British - beautiful garden and breakfast area, big room and comfortable bed and very clean room and bathroom. We stayed on the second floor and the bathroom was a bit outside of the room. But yet nobody used this floor except us. Tasty and big Sri Lankan breakfast. Small disadvantage for me is that they... More 

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Oranjezicht
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 5 night before flying home. It's one of these places that you can tell the hosts [Brenda and Ron] have thought about everything to make their place perfect. The location is handy for the beach and also for nearby restaurants [I particularly liked Tuskers]. There is a very nice garden a a decent sized swimming pool. And... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this guest house at the end of our holiday in Sri Lanka with the intention to relax before travelling home. The pool and garden are lovely and very well maintained and it was indeed a really nice place to relax. However, there were a number of instructions issued by Ron explaining what guests can and cannot do... More 

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happySriLanka, Owner at The Ayubowan Guesthouse, responded to this review

thank you for your review,'British ' no English yes, furniture in the house mostly came from Colombo thats in sri lanka not England. 8kms from Negombo i dont know what route you took but it\s only 2kms, instructions given by me about the poolside, may be you could send an e-mail to clarify this, as far as i'm aware none... More 

Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ron and Breda have made this guest house a real home from home for guests. A lovely garden and pool to enjoy; excellent food and superb service. Its within walking distance of the beaches, restaurants and shops and they can arrange transport for sightseeing trips to any other part of Sri Lanka. Nice rooms and free wi-fi.. but the garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We loved our four nights with Ron and Brenda. It was a wonderful beginning to our stay in Sri Lanka. Even though our flight was almost three hours late, our requested airport arrival transfer was waiting with our name. A most welcome sight after 30 hours of travel. They also arranged tuk tuk for our onward tour meeting point. We... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We arrived at 2 am, Ron greeted us cheerily and got us to bed as quickly as possible, just what we needed. Next morning we were able to appreciate our peaceful and pretty surroundings. We sat by the pool as Ron cooked and served a super breakfast. All too soon it was time to move on. Our room was squeaky... More 

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IPSWICH suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

From the moment you arrive to your departure, Ron and Brenda will make sure you have everything you need. I came alone for a few until the arrival of my family and Brenda and I had long chats and I felt I had a friend. The rooms are beautifully kept with shower gel, shampoo and soft towels. They all have... More 

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happySriLanka, Owner at The Ayubowan Guesthouse, responded to this review

Bonjour, thank you for your great review on behalf of yourself and your family we were so happy to see we are doing something rite but you know we still get negative reviews from people who don appreciate the finer things and the hard work done by the management and staff to make their stay enjoyable. We really enjoyed your... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Our experience of Ayubowan began with email exchanges over room booking, suggested itineraries, booking amendments and arrangement of tour drivers. Ron and Brenda were both prompt and clear in their responses which made the initial planning of our trip very easy. We stayed at Ron and Brenda's for two nights commencing on 3rd March. We found them extremely accommodating, altering... More 

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happySriLanka, Owner at The Ayubowan Guesthouse, responded to this review

what a great review, thank you both for putting a few things straight about comments made in other reviews. It was an absolute pleasure having you both stay with us and knowing you enjoyed our home and sri lanka. Ron & Brenda. More 

croydon london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

we stayed here for five nights and have to say what a very enjoyable five nights it was as said in other reviews it is a lovely house set in well maintained grounds but what really made it for us were the owners ron and Brenda they were great hosts making us very welcome over the time we were there... More 

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happySriLanka, Owner at The Ayubowan Guesthouse, responded to this review

Well what can we say it was a great pleasure having you both stay in our home it was almost like family and to share our happiness over the birth of our great niece, was most enjoyable, also can we say that when it came to say goodbye there was a little tear in every ones eye. Certainly hope to... More 

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