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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 #6 of 117 Negombo B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked Ayubowan for 2 nights as it is close to the airport and we wanted to relax after a long flight before commencing our tour around the country. The whole place was immaculate and well maintained with the benefit of a pool to cool off. Having stayed in 8 different guesthouses during our stay in Sri Lanka we can... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful guesthouse and a lovely warm welcome from the owners Brenda and Ron. The beds were super comfy, and the aircon was a welcome relief from the blast of hot and humid Sri Lankan air, which first greets you. The pool was well maintained. The wifi was strong throughout the house, and the breakfast was delicious. Highly recommended

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I stayed in this beautiful guesthouse for just one night, but felt like coming to long-time friends . The house, garden and room are impeccably clean and very tastefully decorated. The quiet and very safe location is in walking distance to the beach, excellent restaurants( thanks Brenda for your recommendations), shops and tourist facilities. The delicious breakfast, served on the... More 

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

Hi, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write such a positive review, we were pleased to read it and to know you both had such a nice time here. We too looked upon you both more as friends rather than guests and we certainly look forward to the time when we meet again . More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This was the first place we stayed in Sri Lanka as it is very conveniently located near the airport. I really enjoyed our 2nights here, it has a beautiful garden and pool and the staff are very friendly. It is also very clean and very well maintainfed. Now that I have moved around Sri Lanka and stayed a few places... More 

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

Thank you for writing a review for Ayubowan, we happy to know you both enjoyed your stay with us and compared us to other guest houses within your budget and that we came out on top, it just proves that we the owners and staff have succeeded in making Ayubowan what it is to-day, thank you once again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 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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happySriLanka, Owner at The Ayubowan Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out of your work load to write your review about Ayubowan, we are pleased that we were able to help you with all your questions and to make the start of your journey easy. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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

Hi, thank you for writing your review and thank you for waiting to leave before telling of the 2 negative points, you had the sole use of the bathroom as it is an attached bathroom to your room, the dinner option, if you mention to the staff about dinner in we will bend over backwards to please you as others... More 

Oranjezicht
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

Thank you for being honest in your review, your right when saying to stay longer than one night you will appreciate Ayubowan and the surrounding area more and leave knowing you have had a true taste of sri lanka at the begining and a Bon Vouage at the end, once again thank you for your review and we hope to... More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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

goodness me thank you ever so much for the glowing review if ever you would like a job promoting Ayubowan you've got it, once again thank you for the time you have spent telling what it's like here and the time you spent relaxing at AYUBOWAN. More 

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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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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happySriLanka, Owner at The Ayubowan Guesthouse, responded to this review

Sorry it's taken some time to reply to your review,i'm here now, glad you enjoyed your stay with us, as our guests arrive all hours of the day & night we aim to be at the airport waiting for them, some prefer to get an airport taxi which takes longer and can cost more but thats their choice. We just... More 

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