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Serendib Guest House
Ranked #6 of 228 Negombo B&B and Inns
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Melbourne
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing!! 100% recommended!”
Reviewed April 24, 2011

Without a doubt one of the most friendly and hospitable stays in Sri Lanka! We arrived supremely jetlagged, it was a fantastic place to stay for our first night in Sri Lanka. Buddika was incredibly friendly and treated us as if we were family he went out of his way to make our stay easy, and convenient. We
would highly recommend to all!

  • Stayed April 2011
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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed April 20, 2011

We stayed only one night before our flight home and really couldn't have been happier. We were honestly treated like guests in someone's house and the bill almost left us feeling guilty that they charged so little. We got their driver to the airport (I15 mins) in the morning and it was the most comfortable car we'd been in all holiday. My wife and I loved it, from the swimming pool to the lovely dogs to the drinks by the pool in the evening, and the people in charge couldn't be friendlier and more helpful. We arrived at the airport completely refreshed and ready for what turned out to be a nightmare flight due to delays, so in the end it was just as well we stayed here. I'd recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2011

Like many other contributors, I can't fault the Serendib - Hilary and Buddika have got their guest house right - they are laidback but efficient, friendly without being in your face, there when you need them without being obtrusive.

The house itself is spotlessly clean, breakfast is great, and the pool a godsend in the heat, especially as Negombo doesn't really have a swimming beach.

We will be back without question - just hope there'll be room for us with all these good reviews!!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2011

It is difficult to add to all the comments below except to say that it is all true and the praise is well deserved. Hilary and Buddika are perfect hosts and the guesthouse is clean and excellent value for money. We stayed at both the beginning and end of our holiday
The only thing I regret is not getting Hilary and Buddika to arrange our trips around Sri Lanka for us but we are already planning to go back next year so hopefully they will be able to help us then.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hull, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2011

Situated in a quiet residential area just off the main beach road, Hilary and Buddika's home is a wonderful place to be......in all our travels, nowhere beats the hospitality we received during our all too short stay. It felt as though we were with family..... lazing by the pool, afternoon tea with cake, pre dinner drinks........why did we have to leave!!!
The reviews are littered with nothing but praise.....believe me it is earned and very much deserved.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Potsdam, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2011

To avoid buzzing Colombo, we decided to stay in the Serndib in Nogombo for four nights at the end of our vacation. The right decision! Buddika and Hilary are wonderful hosts. The breakfast is awesome. The spotless and spacious airconditioned rooms are a pretty good value.

The beaches in Negombo are nice, though a bit polluted by the fishermen. That is why we enjoyed to swim in the pool at the Serendib Guesthouse. So, if you are around don't miss an stay at the Serendib!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2011

I have never stayed in a guest house and felt so much at home. The bedroom was large, as was the bed and bathroom. The pool may not be large but it is deep and very clean. All the facilities were extremely clean and comfortable.
Breakfast was very good and help organising trips and places to go was always on hand.
Very friendly owners made us feel like we were family and we could not have asked for better hosts. Thank you Hillary and Budika.
If your thinking of visiting Sri Lanka and want somewhere to stop just after arriving or just before leaving, then this is the place, only 20 minutes to Colombo airport and they will even organise the transfer for you if you ask.
Fantastic.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Serendib Guest House
Address: No 83/1 St Joseph Street, Negombo 11540, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 228 B&Bs / Inns in Negombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Serendib Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ENJOY OUR PEACEFUL AND FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE Situated only 7 kilometres from the airport and a 5 minutes walk from the beach, Serendib Guest House has the perfect location for your holiday in Negombo. Enjoy the comfort of five individually decorated rooms with separate bathrooms, - and equipped with good beds, AC / fan, and mosquito nets. In the morning, we serve you the included generous breakfast with fresh fruits, eggs, bacon/sausages, and vegetables, plus toast with butter and jam and of course coffee/tea. Our peaceful garden invites you to relax under palms and mango trees and cool off in the pools. You are welcomed to use a spacious living room with TV and prepare your snacks and drinks in our guest kitchen, where you can store food/beverages in the refrigerator. You also have free access to our WiFi. Our reception will tend to your needs, if necessary all day around, to make sure your stay will be as satisfactory and pleasant as possible. EXTRAS: To make your holiday in Sri Lanka memorable, we are happy to offer the following extra services: Pick up and drop off the airport. Sightseeing in Negombo by bike or "Lucky tuk tuk" Planning and organizing your Sri Lankan day or round trip with our car and experienced English speaking driver cum guide. Ayurvedic massage by a professional masseur, according to your need, in our massage room. Special honeymoon arrangements ... more   less 
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