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Summer Side Residence
Ranked #1 of 19 Kochchikade B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

I stayed here one night a few weeks ago as the start of my Sri Lankan itinerary. Large, clean, air conditioned rooms provided a good night's sleep and it was close enough to Colombo airport to get a taxi straight off the flight which only cost a small amount. The staff were very friendly and arranged a drop off to Colombo Fort the next morning. A 5 min walk to Negombo beach and my room had lovely views over the canal. Would stay here on a stop over again.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

This was our first stop after a long international flight. We arrived late but our guide assured us that the hotel owner was waiting for us. He may have been waiting but the were neither towels nor soap in the rooms! Not possible to get a bite to eat either. Fortunately the beds were comfortable (although there no blankets) and towels, albeit damp and smelly, arrived in the morning.

Breakfast was fine as the breakfast room is beside the pool. The staff was helpful too.

This hotel needs to work to ensure that guests leave with pleasant memories. They should be sure to see that rooms all have clean, dry towels and soap.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

Nice, clean room. Lovely hot shower. Simple but perfect for a stop over after and before the flight. Walking distance to the restaurant. They sorted our tuk tuk's out too. From earlier reviews seems they might have been building previously and refurbishing the rooms - this seems to have finished now. Great service. Nice little pool (we didn't go in, but nice to sit by) and a river at the back. We saw a large water monitor swimming there straight away - what a treat! Good aircon.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

We arrived at Colombo airport at midnight and by advising the owner that we would be arriving late he gave me his mobile number to give to the taxi driver for directions. He took these calls and waited for our arrival and made for a very easy check in. The hotel was though hard to find.
We had a pleasant night sleep and a had a great breaky - fruit, bread, jam, tea and our choice of eggs!! We tried to book again for our last night but was full!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Kim P
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Overall, we are not quite happy about our stay. The room was basically clean. The major problem was that we didn't have hot water to shower. We struggled that it might be because we arrived after midnight. Yet, we were disappointed to find that there's still no hot water in the morning. Anyway (luckily), we only stayed here for a day.

Breakfast arrangement was also quite disappointing. We sat in the table but the staff around seemed not willing to serve, until our local friend talked to them in local language.

Meanwhile, another point to note is that they don't check emails regularly. It took me 2 weeks to get a reply from them for arranging airport pick-up. Also, the price for airport pick-up was more expensive than others. They offered it at USD20, while the other guesthouse we stayed at Negombo offered it at RS1500.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank hereist
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

This place is new and clean, with all neccesary stuff equipped. Brekki was good. Owner is friendly. Although it was close to the beach but didn't have time to check out beach though. Overall, a good place to recommend.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

This house is situated 5 min walk from the beach in a quite area near Negombo centre. R200 in a tuk tuk. Small plunge pool is available to cool off. The rooms are very clean with all amenities and nicely decorated. The owner and his wife are very friendly and make you feel at home but not intrusive at all. Nearby you can find some local shops for fresh fruits half the price of the main beach strip.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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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 19 B&Bs / Inns in Kochchikade
Price Range: $26 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Summer Side Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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