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Hotel Shanelo

78/11 Poruthota Road, Negombo 11500 Sri Lanka
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#21 of 455 B&Bs / Inns in Negombo
This property is a 1 minute walk from the beach. Located just 500 m from the scenic Negombo Beach Park. Hotel Shanelo provides free WiFi access. Each air-conditioned room here will provide you with a satellite TV and a balcony with garden view. The property offers free parking. The Bandaranaike International Airport is 8 km (20 minutes) away. The guests can enjoy their meals at the in-house restaurant. Room service is available. This is our guests' favorite part of Negombo, according to independent reviews. This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Negombo!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Parking garage
Breakfast available
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Italian, Sinhala
108Reviews1Q+A9Room tips
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Paulo Pi wrote a review Aug 2019
7 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Sue, wrote a review Aug 2019
16 contributions4 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2019
arianna1daniela wrote a review Aug 2019
11 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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RoadWolf73 wrote a review Jun 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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Thomas G wrote a review Apr 2019
Uhldingen Mühlhofen, Germany54 contributions36 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Shanelo
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Shanelo?
Nearby attractions include LUV SL Negombo (0.2 miles), Negombo Beach (0.1 miles), and Kashmir Heritage Pvt Ltd (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Shanelo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Shanelo?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Shanelo?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Shanelo?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Shanelo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lords Restaurant Complex, Salt Restaurant, and Greek Grill.
Does Hotel Shanelo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Shanelo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Shanelo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, Dutch, and Sinhala.