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The Ayubowan Guesthouse

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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this Guest house online before heading to Sri Lanka The owners were very pleasant to us but not to their staff It is in the vicinity though not particularly close to the airport The cost quoted on the booking website was less than we ended up paying which was annoying If you want a colonial English experience complete... More 

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Thank Phil R
happySriLanka, Owner at The Ayubowan Guesthouse, responded to this review

We really do not understand where you are coming from. You arrived very late at night when no staff are on duty just the owners & you left the next morning after breakfast so during your very short stay here you can judge us on how we treat our staff, surely if this were true staff would not stay in... More 

Stuttgart, Germany
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend our last 2 nights here in this beautiful homestay. The house and the two hosts are just amazing! Hilarious British humor :-) I've haven't seen a cleaner and nicer place on Sri Lanka. Breakfast was also very good. We had our first good coffee here ;-) The house is very central, bars, cafés and supermarkets are in walking... More 

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

Can i take this opportunity to thank you for a wonderful review, we at ayubowan are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us all the way down to our humor. Just one thing though we are a guesthouse not a home stay , they are cheaper, we just had a review from a couple whom the lady did... More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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131 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in this oasis our first 2 nights before we started our 16 days grand tour of Sri Lanka and I can't think of a better place to recharge our batteries after a tiring journey... We occupied 3 out of 4 available rooms and as we have been the only guests we have been completely pampered.... Brenda, Ron and... More 

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

what a great family you were, and how we enjoyed having you all stay with us, when it comes to being pamered we feel we pamper all our guests even if they don't want it they get it so enjoy it {ha ha}. We are glad you would recommend us to others, thats what its all about. Once again thank... More 

London, United Kingdom
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49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

With friendly British owners this felt more like a comfortable UK Bed and Breakfast than a Sri Lankan guesthouse. Great way to relax ahead of our flight home. Our family of four had the two rooms on the first floor, sharing a clean bathroom. Lovely garden with pool - and excellent outdoor breakfast in the shade. The very good Tuskers... More 

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

it was great to get to get your review, so glad that your family enjoyed their stay with us and we came up to your expectations, as you know we serve breakfast and dinner out side, we will also soon be starting a seafood menu for our guests to enjoy. If we can say just one last thing we had... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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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Thank elientjez
happySriLanka, Owner at The Ayubowan Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your reply its good for the management & staff to know that you had a pleasant stay with us, we are pleased to arrange transfers to the airport at any time day or night. Once again thank you for taking the time to write your review. RON & BRENDA More 

England
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8 hotel reviews
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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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9 hotel reviews
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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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7 reviews
3 hotel 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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55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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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  • 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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  • 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: $60 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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