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The Ayubowan Guesthouse

47/55 School Lane | Ettukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka
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The Ayubowan Guesthouse
Ranked #4 of 86 Negombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
39 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to relax, unwind and soak up the charming atmosphere that greats you from the moment you arrive until the time you have to sadly say goodbye. The Guest House and gardens are beautiful, the food is amazing and the lovely couple who own the guest house Ron and Brenda make you feel so welcome that you... More

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

it gives us great pleasure to write this response, why, because you took it upon yourselves to come back not only to sri lanka but also to ayubowan to celebrate your wedding anniversay and to invite us as guests in your celebrations. when some of our guests leave here we look upon them as friends as we do with you... More

Fribourg, Switzerland
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
26 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stayed two nights at the end of our three week trip and this was definitely one of the best accomodations we've had. Ron and Brenda really do their best to make you feel at home and everything, from arrival, room, breakfast onto the departure is done with a very personal touch. They also help with any activity you may... More

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

thank you so much for your review it means so much to the management and staff when past guests can take the trouble to write these, and with getting your review it means a lot knowing that your stay with us was just one step before going on to another part of your vacation. More

Dorset
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I spent two nights in the Ayubowan Guest House in March 2014. It offers very good value for money. I had a lovely, very clean room on the first floor with air conditioning and a nice view over the garden. The bathroom too was spotless. I was able to have an early morning cup of tea and after a lovely... More

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

took a bit of time to write a response,sorry we could not make all 5's maybe you could drop a line and let us know what the problems were so we can rectifie them for the future. More

Letchworth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We first stayed with Brenda and Ron last year and were delighted on arrival to find them as warm and welcoming as we remembered. We stayed for 5 nights at the beginning and 3 nights at the end of our month travelling around Sri Lanka - a perfect start and finish to a lovely holiday. The garden is a lovely... More

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

we always thank our guests for taking the trouble to write a review,in your case we look upon you both as friends, we were so happy when you came back after your last stay and even more happy when you chose to stay with us at the beginning and the end of your vacation. p.s.how is the croquet. More

Hereford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We spent the last 2 nights, of a month long trip, at The Ayubowan, and it was a perfect ending to an amazing trip. The guest house is immaculate and very comfortable. The garden is gorgeous and we even took some cuttings home (with Brenda & Ron's permission of course), and you will be glad to know that they arrived... More

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

we at ayubowan would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your review and are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us,we understand that in this busy world guests cant always find the time to write reviews so when they do it means all the more to us. glad the cuttings arrived ok and you can enjoy... More

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Having just arrived after a long flight, this was a wonderful first place to ease us gently into the Sri Lanka experience. Owners were extremely welcoming, we were met at the airport and we could check into our room even though it was early morning. Our room was spotless and comfortable, with a sitting area just outside and a lovely... More

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

so pleased you were happy with your stay at ayubowan, if the guests are happy then we are happy also we are pleased you found the English breakfast as it should be, not messed around with curry potatoes or crisp fried eggs . We do hope to see you again and to enjoy our hospitality. The management. More

Devon
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
29 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Our first stop, chosen for the good reviews and the proximity from the airport on arrival. Although we only stayed 1 night, we were made very welcome by Brenda and Ron at their lovely home. We had a welcome drink and chatted before going up to our room. Ron prepared a lovely dinner (and breakfast) and we enjoyed our chats.

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happySriLanka, General Manager at The Ayubowan Guesthouse, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to write your review we understand perfectly if guests take a bit of time to do so or even forget to do so, we are just happy that what we did was to your satisfaction and that you had a great stay with us. Ron G.M. More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Aybowan is a perfect little place with a beautiful garden with a small pool on a quiet back street very close to the beach and the main road. The rooms are spic and span and very well maintained. Ron and Brenda are really very good hosts. We spent 4 nights and enjoyed every minute.

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happySriLanka, General Manager at The Ayubowan Guesthouse, responded to this review

thank you for writing a very nice review but can I correct you on 2 items,1.the [small] pool is in fact 30mtrs long, we are not in a back street but located in a cul-de-sac. but never mind we all make mistakes. we were glad to have your company and hope to see you again. Ron G.M. More

melbourne
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

A very well run guest house that was a perfect start to our Sri Lankan holiday. Brenda and Ron are a great couple who have four immaculate guest rooms. Our every need was met and we felt comfortable the whole time of our stay. They seem to have an uncanny knack of knowing when to be involved with their guests... More

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

Thank you so very much for your kind review, as you found out we will welcome our guests any time of the night or day the same goes for their check-out. Glad you had a great tour the driver makes all difference again as you found out.So we hope to see you again, on behalf of myself my wife and... More

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Additional Information about The Ayubowan Guesthouse

Address: 47/55 School Lane | Ettukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Ayubowan Guesthouse Hotel Negombo

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Guest House is situated in Negombo on the west coast of Sri Lanka.2 Double ensuite rooms on the ground floor.2 Double rooms on the 1st floor with shared bathroom, private eating area and balcony All rooms have A/C, ceiling fan, hairdryer, bathrobe. This guesthouse is suitable only for adults, Weddings can be arranged at the house. We also provide airport transfer,free wifi is available. Lunch and dinner is available in the dining room and in the garden. Tourist board approved grade A. ... more   less 
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