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The Ayubowan Guesthouse

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We only have been here for one night (we left very early to catch our flight), but what we have seen is a nicely decorated and neat guesthouse. It has a beautiful garden with pool, on walking distance of few restaurants. The owners were helpful and kind, they arranged a taxi for us. The room was clean and had AC... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We spent 2 nights at this guesthouse at the start of our Srilankan holiday and what a fabulous time we had. The guesthouse is gorgeous and has a lovely walled garden with a swimming pool. We spent a whole afternoon just relaxing in the garden watching the wildlife and cooling off in the pool. Ron and Brenda are great hosts... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this nice and honest review we just wish more of our guests who have stayed with us would also take the time as you did and write a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed ayubowan and its property and were relaxed to start you vacation, that's all we can... More 

Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Friendly and welcoming British owners. Delicious English breakfast. Beautiful home and gardens with great facilities. The room was serviced daily. A great start to the holiday - convenient for restaurants, beach and the airport,

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

Thank you for your review , we do try make our guests feel at home by making every clean and tidy for their arrival and during their stay with us, surly you expect nothing else. Our welcome is not false but from the heart as does the name ayubowan. Being close to the restaurants gives the guests a chance to... More 

Grimsby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Just back from staying for 2 weeks with Brenda & Ron & it was excellent, they couldn't do enough for you, and the property was kept immaculately clean. We had a lovely time with them, couldn't recommend it highly enough,

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Alta, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

A great place to start or finish your travel around Sri Lanka!! At our arrival at the airport Ron had arranged a car to pick us up. After a long flight from Europe, it was a 20-30 min drive to the guesthouse and it was like arriving to the house of friends! Ron and Brenda gave us a warm welcome... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and honest account of your stay with us at ayubowan, to read such a review proves that we are still doing something right, and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again as we do to all our past guests [ friends]. Ron More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

This guesthouse is a perfect way to start or finish a trip to Sri Lanka, being close to the airport and also the beach, providing a lovely restful and quiet environment. The rooms are comfortable with thoughtful details and very clean; wifi available everywhere (unlike some bigger hotels) and a gorgeous little pool. It is like being a guest in... More 

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

Once again thank you for your review, as you know we open our home to all our guests who we feel enjoy it and respect it but most of all rest and relax and like you said enjoy the [not so small] pool. once again thank you and hope to see you soon.Ron. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

Stayed just the one night on route back to the UK. Brenda and Ron have a delightful house, and are great hosts. Our room was comfortable and spotless. The house has a lovely pool but we weren't here long enough to use it. Close to the beach and local restaurants. We left at 6am but Ron (bless him, he'd had... More 

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

Hi thank you for understanding the bags under my eyes, no matter how much you want to enjoy yourself you must always remember your guests come first hence the coffee & fresh baked croissants at 6am, glad you enjoyed them, once again thank you for taking the time to write your review, we hope to you again. Ron. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

This was our first time staying at Ayubowan and the last of 7 hotels travelling through Sri Lanka. Run by a British couple Ron and Brenda with great personal and friendly service. Location is just a short walk from the beach and the many restaurants on main road. We had a en suite double bedroom on the ground floor, very... More 

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

We are glad that you found a plaice at the end of your holiday that gave you that friendly touch, by staying with us gives us a feeling of satisfaction knowing that when guests leave for a tour that we have arranged or are going home that they have a great big smile, we are happy. Ron. More 

Drachten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at this place. It is quiet but close to good restaurants. The owners are very friendly and helpfull. The garden with the pool is a great place to relax after a day of sightseeing.

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

Thank you for writing your short but sweet review it just goes to show that you dont have to write a manuscript to express your feelings. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at our home. Ron. More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

This is my sixth time at the Ayubowan at least. I have reviewed them before, but they are worth another thumbs up. Their service is consistently over a number of years excellent. They are always trying to do things better and provide a great service. Love the cleanliness and the ability to get a hot shower. They will do you... More 

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

Sir, thank you once again for such a great review, we know you have a busy time with work and travel but being able to sit and write this review show's you want future guests to know the truth about how we run this guest house, once again thank you and look forward to seeing you again dear friend. Ron. More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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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 now 4**** ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ayubowan Guesthouse

Address: 47/55 School Lane | Ettukalla, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Price Range: $54 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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