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The Ayubowan Guesthouse

47/55 School Lane | Ettukalla, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #7 of 102 Negombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed staying here on our last night in Sri Lanka. Ron & Brenda were very welcoming and full of information. Our only regret is we didn't stay here when we arrived in Sri Lanka- would have helped us to 'find our feet'. Breakfast was good - i had a full English breakfast and my partner had pancakes. The location... More 

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New Delhi, India
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This review is rather coming late. I happened to visit Ayubowan guest house from 28th of Dec-29th of December. I was travelling with my wife & 3 year old daughter. Negombo was the last destination of our SL tour. Had read some great reviews about this place on Trip advisor hence decided to book this place. Thought this will be... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place is so good, we could stay here forever. The guest house is runned by extremely nice english couple. They were so helpful and nice. They also arranged the Tuk Tuk -transportation to airport really early.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely place to stay near to the airport if you need to rest before starting your travels . Run by very helpful couple . Even had homemade Christmas cale with our coffee . Excellent value . Nice pool and sitting area . Can walk to beach .

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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182 reviews 182 reviews
44 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed last month on the final part of our trip to Sri Lanka in celebration of our sons 21st birthday and loved it. Ron & Brenda could not have been more helpful. The rooms were spotless and the breakfast was great what more could you ask for. The Ayubowan is only a short walk from bars and restaurants and... More 

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

the management & staff thank you for your review as we take pride in the guest house and hope we do enough to please our guests, it seems in this case we did, once again thank you for taking the time to write your review. Ron & Brenda. More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ayubowan is well located a pretty and well maintained guest house. The rooms are extremely comfortable and clean. The breakfast is good. It ends there. The owner Ron is extremely rude. He had a problem with us because we bought bottles of water outside of his house. He had a problem because we wanted to slightly change our plan to... More 

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

Dear Madam, thank you for your review, shall we get things in perspective, from when you made the booking until you arrived we had a total of 40 yes 40 e-mails one being to arrange a tour for you and your family, this you cancelled and chose one $400 more expensive, your choice. While staying at our guesthouse your family... More 

Dusseldorf, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to start trip to Sri Lanka after arriving from a long flight. Beach, bars, restaurants are just around the corner. Although it's nice to just hang out in the garden. The owners are an adorable British couple who make your stay even better. Had some lovely conversations with them.

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

Hi, its always nice to receive guests upon reccomendations from past guests, it just shows we can do the right thing, it's also appreciated when that guest takes the time and effort to write a review. It was also nice to spend some time and to talk with you when you wanted. once again thank you sorry it took so... More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Ron and Brenda are extremely hands on and involved owners of this charming, clean gem of a guesthouse. Its a bit more than walking distance to the main street of restaurants, but its quiet and tranquil in return. They went out of their way to help us in anyway possible and really seemed to enjoy getting to know my family... More 

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

it gave such pleasure to receive your review and to know that the information we gave so freely was a great help. with reference to the distance to the restaurants, can we draw your attention to 3places being only 5mins walk and the majority of the others being approx. only 10 mins walk, but then being on holiday who's counting... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Attentive hosts Ron and Brenda run a marvellous guest house. They are also a resource of Colombo and Negombo knowledge and helped us plan our holiday. Convenient to the airport, Ayubowan Guesthouse is an ideal destination at the start and/or end of your Sri Lankan travels. Recommended.

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

so pleased you and your family had such a great stay and that we were of help to we also hope that you had a great tour and you return to sri lanka soon. More 

Berlin, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Reasons to stay here: - clean, big rooms with A/C that actually works - delicious breakfast: you'll never get another continental one like this in Sri Lanka! - fair price - great restaurants close by - close to the airport, good for the first day(s) and/or trips to Colombo - extremely friendly and attentive hosts with a great experience in... More 

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

thank you for your review all of which help us to provide a service to our guests satisfaction. you did mention about the bathroom on the first floor open to all guests, can I correct this,the bathroom is a shared bathroom for the two rooms on that floor if only one room is occupied we do ask if a guest... More 

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Address: 47/55 School Lane | Ettukalla, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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