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Summer Side Residence
Ranked #1 of 16 Kochchikade B&B and Inns
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
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“highly recommended”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

the owner was very friendly, he even shared to us the materials he used for the wall finishings! haha.. the place was clean, modern, and nice. a bit out of town, have to take taxi to the city center, but close to the airport. it was still new when i was there but i'm sure it's gonna be a lovely place to stay. worth it!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

A wonderfully new small guest house, very modern and stylish, yet simple. Only few rooms and nice family owned guest house. Owner is most helpful and always ready to help. An all-rounder that allows you to get a glimpse into local life, while being perfectly looked after. Close to airport and short nice walk to the beach.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stopped here for 2 nights on our way out of Sri Lanka. In its price range of around USD 50 per night, the rooms were by far the best we stayed in Sri Lanka. The room and bathroom were modern and clean. Breakfast was standard in Sri Lankan hotels, toast, eggs made to order, juice, tea/coffee and a fruit platter. The beach and all the restaurants are a 20 min walk or 10 min tuk-tuk ride (SLR 150) away.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Staffordshire
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Lovely little welcoming family run hotel location alongside river. Rooms nice and clean. Easy walking distance to beach, shops and restaurants. Would recommend for first night or two to get over a long flight. Small but clean refreshing swimming pool.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

We (family of 5) stayed for 2 nights in this hotel. Not on the busy Negombo beach road, but a 10 minute walk ( or 150 rupees tuktuk ride) from the beach. When we arrived we were welcomed with a nice cool drink by the 2 brothers and their family taht run this place. The rooms are very stylish, clean and spacious. The breakfast was fine; eggs any way wewanted, as much toast as we wanted, juice, coffee, tea, fruit and jam. The swimming pool is perfect for a refreshing dip after a long day in a bus/car, but is too small to hang around for a full day ( we spent a day at the pool of Jetwing beach hotel, which was really nice). This place stood out for theirrooms and their service: free bicycles, packed breakfast before going on an early morning fishing trip, extra matress in the room, laundry service in their own washing machine ( because we had a lot of laundry, their regular laundry service would be way too expensive, so they just used their own machine for us)..to sum it up: nice place to end or begin your sri lanka trip!

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Having visited Sri Lanka numerous times over the past 37 years, and tried most hotels, thought I would try to economise and book Summer Residence. Disaster ! I arrived very late at night but having advised the place of late arrival was not worried. On arrival at 1am after 40 hrs on the road, my room was "not ready". I was left in the road with suitcases and told to find another hotel ! No taxi or anything I asked to be allowed inside. BIG fight with the owner threatening to hit me. I ducked and his wife & sister held him. Eventually, at about 4am, relatives were turfed out of an unfinished room and I got to bed. Next day, breakfast being 2 eggs and toast (no choice) I went back to bed - only to be entertained by a very loud wedding which continued under my room most of the day. The canal is filthy, the pool is small and could do with clean, flies abound in the dining area due the canal and there is no lounge. It is a LONG walk to the beach area and definitely not for the single or elderly especially at night. Other guests I met were leaving early as pretty disgusted also. I moved but they refused any refund. BE warned - if you are a young backpacker on a budget there are better places, if you are a family or older - find a hotel on the beach. I learned a hard lesson and have to say it is the first time I have been frightened visiting Negombo or anywhere in the world and I travel a lot.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Me and my wife stayed at this hotel for 2 days. This hotel was started one year back. There are 8 rooms in total. Rooms are very spacious and calm. staff members are very helpful.

Disadvantages - Hotel is not situated on the negombo beach road. It would take 5-10 minutes walk to reach this hotel. For the first time visitor, finding this hotel is bit difficult. Swimming pool is very very small.

Room tariff is very reasonable.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Summer Side Residence
Address: No.84, Planagathurei, Kochchikade | Negombo, Kochchikade, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Kochchikade
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Kochchikade
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Summer Side Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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