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26/7 Poruthata Road | AK. Schnakenberg, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka   |  
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Simply the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012 via mobile

Outstanding resort, with lovely spacious gardens, and excellent swimming pool. All rooms are well furnished, and cleaner than most top hotels. Dick and the staff there are 12 for 7 rooms make your stay unforgettable. The only exclusive gay place, others claim to be but are not. Don't miss this gem if you visit this island

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Stayed a few times now and have never been disappointed.
A quietly located GAY bed & breakfast establishment.
Location: 15-20mins from the airport, they'll pick you up/drop you off, down a lane off the main Poruthota Road in Negombo. The lane is unmade and some problems can occur when it rains.
Welcome: Excellent by the owner and all staff, including drink.
Rooms: Huge, with floor to ceiling glass wall and aircon.
Food: Breakfast is excellent - particularly the fruit plate. It is possible to order an evewning meal but it does mean eating around 6.00pm.
Facilities: Inhouse - Swimming pool is excellent, wifi and laundry available for a small fee - though check payment detail as some things can be inclusive. Trips can be arranged.
Electricity: Sri Lanka can have power outages, there is an onsite generator but don't expect the internet!!!
Outside - the beach is a short walk away, a varied choice of restaurants and bars
Night life: This is not Thailand or Gran Canaria!
I have always found the staff, friendly and accommodating. The owner, Dick, lives on site and keeps a strict control on his staff and on who can/cannot come in. His policies have maintained a very high standard.
Overall, if you're looking for a quiet holiday location then this is probably ideal!

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 26/7 Poruthata Road | AK. Schnakenberg, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Negombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a 15 minutes drive from Colombo International Airport, a short stroll to the beach and boulevard, makes it the perfect retreat in the heart of the bustling Negombo Strip. This Straight & Gay Friendly private paradise features 8 exclusive and well-appointed rooms and suites around a charming Mango Garden and Eco swimming pool.Negombo is known for its tropical climate, wide beaches and fresh breeze, quality dining options and nightlife, which makes it the perfect place for a peaceful and relaxing dream holiday. You certainly will make good friends in the affordable luxury of "Adult Only Hotel" Dickman Resort. ... more   less 

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