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The Ayubowan Guesthouse

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47/55 School Lane | Ettukalla, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #7 of 108 Negombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Perth, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were made very welcome by Ron and Brenda at the Ayubowan Guesthouse for our first night in Sri Lanka. After a long flight it was the perfect relaxing start to our 10 day holiday in Sri Lanka, a short taxi drive from the airport, 10 minutes walk to the wide uncrowned beach of Negombo. The rooms are simple but... More 

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

hey thank you for the review it's never too late to say something nice and this certainly was. Thank you. oh, by the way the recipe is the the way hope you enjoy. Ron & Brenda More 

Javea, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We highly recommend this guest house. It is quiet, comfortable, serves a great breakfast and you get very helpful advice from the English owners. There is a lovely pool and garden. It is not far from good restaurants and some shops. The owners helped us arrange our trip round Sri Lanka.

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

we the management and staff thank you for your review and are glad you have enjoyed Ayubowan, from the breakfast to the garden then to the pool and also agreeing with us that restaurants, Beach and Bars are not too far from home. Once again thank you for taking the effort and time to write this review. Ron & Brenda. More 

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