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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Being a transit hotel, this place pleasantly surprised us. Hotel is actually beach facing, which we were not able to explore more due to very short duration of stay that too late in the night. Food is decent and very reasonably priced. They accept Indian rupees as well for payment.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Catamaran as part of the transit hotel deal with Sri Lankan airways (I was stopping over in Colombo for 8 hours). The hotel is VERY basic, to the point where I think I would have preferred to stay at the airport or paid for the hotel in the airport itself. I was only hoping for a short sleep,...

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Goa, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't rate this hotel enough, was literally in the country overnight but fell in love with the vibe and will certainly return. Such super friendly and helpful staff, easy airport pick up and return, nice room and pool overlooking the beach.Did some photography at 3:00AM in the morning. nice pool. Specious rooms.

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Anna Paulowna, The Netherlands
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

We had a most wonderfull dinner at the Catamaran Beach Hotel restaurant. A variety of dishes was served with the fish and chicken curry. All very tastfull, healthy and good looking. The chef did a great job and the friendly waiter served us well. This was our last dinner in Sri Lanka, we could not have chosen a better place!

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Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a day as there was a day gap between our flights. The hotel is very near to the beach. The beach beautiful. Food was pathetic. Room was clean but ac wasn't working and we had to request again and again for it to get repaired. Would not recommend it.

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north yorkshire
Reviewed September 20, 2016

I can't rate this hotel enough, was literally in the country overnight but fell in love with the vibe and will certainly return. Such super friendly and helpful staff, delicious buffet dinner, easy airport pick up and return, nice room and pool overlooking the beach. Had a lovely stroll along the beach before watching the sun set. A slice of...

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Staff very friendly and rooms nice if a little tired. Nice to have furniture on the terrace outside. Good size pool right next to the beach, lovely place to relax. Breakfast was good on our first day with a full buffet and they were cooking waffles and hoppers to order, but on the second day it was continental breakfast only...

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Reviewed September 6, 2016

It was great for a one night stay on arrival in Sri Lanka.The hotel is right on the beach which is great .It is more convenient to stay at Negombo for transit visitors. Staff and management are very helpful.The dinner and breakfast buffets offered a good variety and service was good.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed September 1, 2016

We,group of six persons liked this place for its proximity to Airport and stayed for a day each before visiting places of interest in central and south Sri Lanka and after our completion of journey.. Rooms are comfortable and facilities are adequate. Morning breakfast etc are good. Its location near sea beach, is good. Unless one likes to visit Colombo...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Most people come here when they arrive as it is close to the airport. We found a large room with noisy aircon, firm but acceptable beds and a comfortable balcony. The bathroom was decrepit and the shower barely worked. The pool was lukewarm cloudy and smelled slightly of rotten eggs. Bizarrely there was a petrol tanker parked in the forecourt....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Catamaran Beach Hotel is a beautiful hotel facing the famed Negombo beach just 20 minutes away from the Bandaranaike International Airport. The palm fringed garden opens to a white sandy beach which acts as an ornament to the hotel. There are plenty of exciting things to see in Negombo renowned for its cultural heritage dating back to the Dutch period and beyond. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Catamaran Beach Hotel

Address: Lewis Place, Negombo 22100, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Price Range: $59 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Catamaran Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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#13 On the Beach Hotel in Negombo
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“Wifi was very slow in Room 15”
 of 5 bubbles LNDTraveller, 1 week ago | Read review
“For short stay this hotel is recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles JGoswami, Sep 1, 2016 | Read review
“the rooms are ok”
 of 5 bubbles 220sameerap, Apr 29, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face each other corridor style and no sea views”
 of 5 bubbles 407marilynd, Apr 8, 2016 | Read review
“ground floor rooms for easy access”
 of 5 bubbles seahousebandb, Aug 24, 2015 | Read review
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