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“Decent place to start the holiday” 4 of 5 stars
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229 Lewis Place, Negombo, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #12 of 26 Hotels in Negombo
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“Decent place to start the holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

A little way from the airport, but worn it, rather than staying in Columbo.

We arrived very late, but greeted and checked in no problem. Room was ok, but not excellent...beds were ok with mosquito net.

Beach isn't great here, but fine for lazing around and recovering from the flight!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We spent our first night in Sri Lanka here at the Silver Sands. Having arrived on an early flight and were very grateful to be allowed an early check in at 9:30a.m. The room was basic, but clean and tidy. As a tripple room, it comprised 3 single beds pulled together under a large mosquito net - it felt a bit like posh camping !!

Our balcony had a great view out over the internal garden and over the hotel roof top to the sea.
The food was fine and the staff were friendly and helpfull. Because we had an early start in the morning, they even provided us with some packed sandwiches in lieu of breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We spended a few days at Silver sands with friends. The staff are very friendly with helpfull for all guests. Only some off them don't understand English. The rooms are clean and with equipment what do you need. The beach is big and swimming it's safety for non-swimmers. They have only few sun beds , not for all guests.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Like most, we stayed here for our first night in Sri Lanka straight from the airport. We were looking for somewhere to lie our heads, decent value and on the beach. For what we paid, although 'ocean view' was a bit of a stretch (not direct view from the room), we found Silversands to be good enough value for a simple first night - mosquito net and fan but quite dimly lit. It had more of a guest house feel and friendly, helpful staff. Overall, I'd recommend this for a quick, budget-friendly easy one/two night stay with the airport in mind.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is a really good place to stay for one or two days when you arrive at Sri Lanka or just before you leave. You are quite close to the airport and don't have to make all your way through the Sri Lankan traffic.
The hotel has a very nice atmosphere, and so do the rooms. They are clean, and you sleep well in the beds. Depending on the room you get you have a beautiful sight on the beach or in the garden, but there are also rooms where your balcony just shows to the patio. There is also a nice restaurant where you can eat luscious food. The nice garden has some great palm trees and some sun-loungers which are quite old but ok. The value for money is in sum really good.

The beaches are not the best, the sand is partially black (I don't know if that is oil) and there is quite a lot of trash in some parts of the beach, so I cannot recommend to spend several days or weeks there as I have seen much better beaches in Sri Lanka. But if you want to relax the first days after your arrival or the last days of your holiday, this place is a really good choice.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had pre booked a room as we were flying into sri lanka that day. We had requested the cheapest room but the booking kept taking us to the second cheapest room. On our arrival there was a cheaper room but the didn't give it to us, instead giving it to another couple. The room was small for the price, with broken flyscreens/ and no fly screens on the windows. no hot water, no wifi in the room and a view of a water tank off our tiny balcony with one broken chair. When we asked if we could change rooms or get a discount they did not try to accommodate us. How ever it did have nice access to the beach and a nice are for sunbathing and a nice restaurant.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We’ve stayed at Silver Sands 6 times (3 visits to SL), each time on arrival and departure. Always basic, it now seems tired and could do with a few coats of paint in the rooms. Some of the staff – not all - seemed quite surly at the beginning although they loosened up after a while. Having had that whinge, they did a good job of arranging transport and accommodation for multiple arrivals and departures at different times for a group of 12 people. Would stay there again as it was pleasant in the end but hope the management will talk to their staff about keeping a smile on their face.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Silver Sands

Address: 229 Lewis Place, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Negombo
Number of rooms: 317
Also Known As:
Silver Sands Hotel

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