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The Ayubowan Guesthouse

47/55 School Lane | Ettukalla, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #4 of 99 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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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Colombo
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This really is a lovely place to stay in Negombo. We have stayed at a few places close by (including the Jetwing hotels) and it's definitely the best stay we've had here. We've travelled extensively around Sri Lanka over the last 4 years too and Ayubowan is definitely the cleanest and tastefully furnished place we've stayed.Great value for money. Ayubowan... More 

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

Good Morning, it was wonderful to receive your review I am just sorry that I have taken so long to reply, please don't put me in detention. because you have been in sri lanka for so long and that you decided to stay with us makes all the difference, that you had a good time here is the iceing on... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This place was our first and last destination on our trip, it was like staying in a 5 star resort, Brenda and Ron are such lovely hosts and make you feel like a part of their family. I can't recommend this place enough, the transfers and the advice they gave was all spot on. Thanks again, and say hi to... More 

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

Hi, g'day, thank you for taking the time to write a review for Ayubowan,we are so pleased that you had a relaxing stay with us both at the beginning and at the end we found it an absolute pleasure, we hope to see you both again. hope the rash has gone and that you had a great time in Singapore.... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Our first guesthouse in SL, very good. Comfi rooms, beds, every thing was just well organized and very clean. With a pool in the garden, the perfect place just to relax from the flight and stay for a couple of days. We stayed a extra night and also went back at the end of our vacation. Really felt like coming... More 

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

we are so happy that you had the time to write a review knowing how busy you both are,also pleased you had such a great time at ayubowan,sorry about the plan going wrong perhaps next time also did you get the monkey for your shoulder (haha)/ rgds Ron & Brenda More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

what a stay we had, we spent a 5day's at this guesthouse,from the first day it just got better from the room through lunch to dinner you know the old saying you've tried the rest now try the best. Talk to Ron and Brenda they will guide you for sure.

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kent
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I had been recommended this little treasure by a friend who'd previously stayed here. I'm so glad I followed her advice and booked directly for the first and last nights of my SL trip. Ron and Brenda were exceptionally welcoming hosts, and their delighful B & B ticked all the boxes. A short trip from the airport, in a quiet... More 

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Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We are a couple from America, we spent a week at ayubowan what a great choice, the room on the first floor was superb and what a breakfast,it kept us going allday. Ron and Brenda were so helpful from meeting us at the airport to arranging a7day tour. thank you for a great holiday

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

hello sam, thank you for taking the time to write a review, it was great to have you stay with us and the amount of time you spent getting a tan we know you were having fun, and we look forward to your return, as you can now see we are slipping down the scale as I said when you... More 

Perth, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is my 5th stay at the Ayubowan, second time for 9 days In a row. I feel some what qualified in providing another review. Many tourists see this place as an over night service and in doing so sell themselves short. Not only are all the facilities and service excellent at the Ayubowan, breakfast, lunches and evening meals are... More 

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

well once again we had the honour of you both staying with us at ayubowan as we know each year the completion increases but our hospitality we hope stays on top. you know we always listen to our guests who take time to talk to us when staying at ayubowan rather than those who wait then post a grudge. we... 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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