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Fethiye, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

A beautiful place to stay. Very comfortable and welcoming. Gorgeous garden and pool area. Walking distance to all Negombo has to offer. Breakfast was delicious. Ron and Brenda made us feel so welcome and could not do enough for us during our stay. Highly recommended.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Brenda and Ron were exceptionally accomodating and we had a great stay. Breakfast was lovely and we were lucky to eat maybe a third of it! Ron helped us organise a driver and everything we needed. Our driver Priantha was one of nature's gentlemen and I would trust him completely, he also drove very safely. The pool was great in... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Brenda greeted us warmly on our arrival despite it being well after midnight owing to a delayed flight. Everything possible was done to make our visit enjoyable and we cannot adequately express our appreciation. Ayubowan is quite simple the most beautiful place in which to stay, and the experience was all the more enjoyable for the knowledge that we were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Hello stayed here for 8 nights in two blocks of four nights each what a fab place to stay! quite clean and relaxing! the owners brenda & ron where just so helpful nothing was to much trouble for them or there staff. what a wealth of experience that they have got and shared with us which was a great help... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Where to start hmme let me see.......... I booked Ayubowan soley on the previous positive reviews. I was not disappointed. I booked 4 nights , from booking to arriving I felt I already knew Brenda, delightful warm person couldnt do enough for you!. I totally admire what Brenda & Ron are doing I certainly couldnt share my home the way... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

I stayed for 10 nights at Ayubowan , and had a splendid relaxing time eating in 7 out of the 10 evenings, Nothing was too much trouble for Ron,Brenda & the 3 Women that work for them! The house, rooms and gardens are Immaculate and I watched them clean the garden, pool and furniture every morning while i enjoyed several... More 

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

We stayed two nights in Ayubowan Guesthouse. The room and bathroom were perfectly clean and well maintained - western standard. Brenda and Ron (the owners) are very helpful, nice people, answered all our questions before we came and during our stay. The guesthouse has nice garden with a swimming pool and is located quite close to the beach - 10... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

We stayed at Ayubowan guest house for two weeks in January 2012. The guest house is immaculate, but to the point where you are unable to relax and feel comfortable. When we arrived at our room, we were surprised that there were no tea or coffee facilities for guests, either in the rooms or in a communal area, as we... More 

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

We have been waiting for your review & surprised that it has taken this long to post it despite a comment you made on how you do not believe in writing reviews. First let us take the issue of tea/coffee making facilities. Although we do not have this facility in the rooms or other areas we do provide tea/coffee at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

The guest house is small but the property is very attractive and clean. However after a long chat with Brenda it was abundantly clear that they don't really like running a guest house. We did not feel comfortable there and fortunately only stayed one night. On the back of the bedroom door are a series of rules, see attached photo.... More 

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

This certainly contradicts what was written in the visitor’s book by one of your group. Maybe you were not really listening too clearly during the so called long chat. We have been running the guest house for 8 years now; don’t you think we would have closed it if we don’t really like running it? Maybe your judgment was based... More 

watton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

We have just returned from an excellent 2 month stay at Ayubowan guest house.We could not have found a more delightfull place to stay.Ron and Brenda`s house is spotlessly clean and very comfortable, with a beautiful garden and pool, which is so nice to dip into. Our hosts were most wecoming and very helpfull to all the guests.Excellent breakfast,whatever you... 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
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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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: $59 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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