First of all I would like to say that everyone that works there are very friendly and the room was ok. But I was surprised by the breakfast prices, which turned out to be the most expensive meal I had during my whole stay in Sri Lanka :( And it was not even that good. How is it possible that the breakfast costs more than staying at the hotel for two nights? Having to pay in US Dollars so is seems cheaper kinda backfired. I definitely felt deceived by the hotel.
We stayed in Negombo after the long flight from the uk. The room was a nice size and very clean and we both slept well. The staff were very friendly and welcoming . The breakfast was most enjoyable served by a most charming hostess.
We have just arrived to Sri Lanka and chose this hotel due to the closeness to the airport and rating. We arrived at 9am and we were led to our room (which was not at all expected). Room is clean, a/c working perfectly ans walking distance to the beach and some traditional restaurants. Have yet to try the breakfast but it has won our hearts with their hospitality.
Went to visit some friends in Sri Lanka, Negombo, shortly after the easter bombings, beginning of May. I expected a difficult transit in the airport due to security, but despite a lot of military personnel standing around (and this is a good sign) I felt immediately comfortable and never had the impression to be unsafe, never. People are very nice and helpful. Shanelo Hotel is very close to the airport and is situated in the center life of Poruthota Road full of restaurants, shops, markets and a protected ATM machine very close. You turn a corner into a side street and the hotel is a true corner of paradise!!! Luxuryous plants, nice lawn, very stylish hotel, clean, very nice and welcoming staff. The rooms have sat TV and air conditioning. And as I discovered, very comfortable bed!!! The owner, a young and extremely knowledgeable woman with an unexpected european culture, will assure you have the best possible stay. Excellent and nourishing breakfast with fresh fruit, eggs, local dishes, ceylon tea or coffee. Shanelo Hotel is at walking distance from the free Negombo beach. If you want an incredible and wellness experience please ask the owner to make a reservation for you at the Jasmin Villa, an ayurvedic temple where you will find deep relaxation, massages and other treatments. She has brochures and will be happy to explain the treatments. No problem for finding a place to eat, just walk 20 meters and you will find yourself a multiple of choices. I repeat myself, I never had the feeling of beeing in danger, never. Overall a very very positive experience. I want to go back and expand my trip range.…
Clean place, good breakfast, sideway street to the main road, near beach, Hotel on main street will give access to pool for little money. We had our first day there after a night flight from Europe to Sri Lanka. Good for relaxing and having a walk. We enjoyed our stay and recommend this hotel.