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“Wonderful Stay with Dick and his Staff”
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Dickman Resort
Ranked #2 of 42 Hotels in Negombo
Certificate of Excellence
Madrid, Spain
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13 reviews
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“Wonderful Stay with Dick and his Staff”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

THis 8 bedroom boutique hotel doesn't hold back on all the finer details. I have just spent a wonderful 5 days there - Interent access, free tea & coffee at any time of the day, a beautiful pool and decor but most of all it's the genuine service that the owner Dick and his staff give you that will give you an unforgettable experience. It's more than highly recommended - it's a must!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Had a lovely free minded days in the hotel. All the staffs are very friendly n feel like that we all are in one family. i thank the staff in the hotel for the nice hospitallity u all gave me. u guys did not give a single minute for me to b lonely. will b there soon. THANK U AGAIN AND AGAIN

F & N

  • Stayed September 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Another great trip to the resort, so attentive and the staff make you feel like you are at home, nice to feel safe and secure. Nothing is too much trouble and you can do as much or as little as you please. Weather was a bit hit and miss, however still managed to have a great time :) we shall be back soon - N & F

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

It is hard to beat Dickman's when it comes to comfort and service. Dick, Damith and the crew run a great boutique hotel that keeps me coming back - and it is always wonderful to meet there with other guests who always seem to find there way back as well !!
The rooms are comfortable, the food is delicious, especially the huge breakfast fruit platter and the bar is always fun. The salt water swimming pool is plenty big, is constantly maintained by an efficient pool boy and it is there to be enjoyed. Since the hotel is located across the beach road it is good to have front door security;I never worry that uninvited people are wondering around.
I highly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Dickman Resort is a high quality place to stay, far and away the best of three places we stayed in Negombo (background: Dickman was our personal choice before an orgnaised tour, the hotels over which we had no control). The welcome is warm and friendly, the rooms spacious with excellent bathroom facilities, and the whole resort is pristene.
We stayed in a suite overlooking the pool and can highly recommend treating yourself to this upgrade, though I did also see another guest's standard room which was spacious and I would have been happy to stay there.
We travelled out of season and shared the resort with only one or two other guests, and we were relaxed about the inquisitive staff that wanted to chat with us from the pool to the bar. However, over any long stay (we stayed only 2 nights) this could wear thin if you value a European/American approach to personal space and like to be left alone.
Finally, disregard the review below regarding security: it's nonsense. All the hotels in the area are walled and we were glad of it to keep the noise of beeping cars out. It's a tranquil haven inside. Regarding price, it isn't cheap but is good value given the quality of the place, and beats hands down the nearby seedy competition.

Room Tip: I believe there are only 8 rooms, all of which you'll find spotlessly clean and quiet. The suite...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rockdale, Australia
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

I was staying locally close to Dickman Resort & decided to call in to checkout of the room rates, I'm shown a room & given a rate for 6 nights, also given a discount of 10- euro per night for being a member of Utopia, however I didn't feel comfortable staying in a resort with so much security with CCTV & 24/7 security guy on the front gate with very a very high wall around the resort, I felt like every move I made was being watched by many !!!! Therefore decided not to stay & felt it was expensive, considering the place I was staying in close by was half the price & had more freedom to come & go. The room i'm shown looked very nice & the staff member on the front desk was very polite.

Room Tip: Always view the room first before showing your passport
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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D D, Owner at Dickman Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
It is not so chic to make comments on hotels where you not stay Mr. Stephen. We love our security men he is very popular among Dickmans guests they feel save there he take care for the closed door policy of the house and no strangers without invitation knocking on guest doors. We like to thank you about the positive part of your comment on Tripadvisor even never stay with us and it's very rare that people walk in and out to check rooms asking for discount and later write comment like yours. Small secret: there are no cameras in the hotel only the sign of CCTV and that helps already a lot we feel. Thanks for that too Mr. Stephen . Wish you great time in the price range you looking for.

Room Tip : Check Room rates of hotels always on their rates pages there we give good package rates for stays of 4,7 and 10 days in a row it saves you (and the hotel) a lot of time and money;-)
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

We enjoyed our first stay at Dickmans but were very disappointed at having to wait an hour and a half for the airport pick-up even though reconfirmed two days previously. The hotel is small but comfortable and generally the staff very pleasant. Over-priced? You decide!

Room Tip: 1st floor over looking the pool preferable to ground floor due to privacy.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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D D, Owner at Dickman Resort, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Thank You for your stay and good comments of The "Small Boutique Hotel" Dickman Resort .

First my apologies about your late airport pick up and I like to comment directly on it .
We make from today new rule when guest of Dickman wait longer then 45 minutes on the Airport there Airport Pick Up will be free of charge even it happen once a year it is still to much.

The Crew also very happy with your stay and comments they send their Finest Regards .
Ps; The Room Rates are after the Peak Period of 18 August back to the Low Season rates
as before. Thanks for understanding.
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Property: Dickman Resort
Address: 26/7 Poruthata Road | AK. Schnakenberg, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 42 Hotels in Negombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a 15 minutes drive from Colombo International Airport, a short stroll to the beach and boulevard, makes it the perfect retreat in the heart of the bustling Negombo Strip. This Straight & Gay Friendly private paradise features 8 exclusive and well-appointed rooms and suites around a charming Mango Garden and Eco swimming pool.Negombo is known for its tropical climate, wide beaches and fresh breeze, quality dining options and nightlife, which makes it the perfect place for a peaceful and relaxing dream holiday. You certainly will make new friends in the affordable luxury of "Adult Only Hotel" Dickman Resort in Sri Lanka. ... more   less 
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