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Hotel Goldi Sands
Ranked #8 of 43 Hotels in Negombo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Nice Hotel, design zen and simple, the room is nice, good view to the ocean, confortable.

- we enjoyed the buffet and the club sandwich at the bar restaurant.
- kids enjoyed the pool, we felt safe at the hotel.
- staff from the cleaning room are very professionnal and smiling.
but we are little bit disapointed from the restaurant staff and the reception, the service is simple, not enought welcoming for the price comparing to the differents hotel as we went in sri lanka.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

This trip has been our best by far. Excellent food. Room, restaurant and pool very clean. All the staff were helpful and always there to help. Great location and you can do as much or as little as you wish - will return in 6 months for another stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

I had a short stopover for 2 nights and it was the right decission, because its not far from the airport but have a quiet and relaxed resort feeling .
Rooms are newly refurbished and comfortable enough for the category.
Nice open air restaurant, mix of Sri Lankan and western food, delicious currys.
One evening they moved all tables in the garden and arranged a very nice barbecue.
I had an All Inclusiv package, not a big choice of cocktails, no wine, but all basic drinks like Beer, Long Drinks (Gin Tonic), Pina Colada and all kind of soft drinks. Excellent fresh pressed Fruit Juices.
Nice location on a big beach, around 10 minutes walk along the main street to shops and restaurants.
Big quiet garden and small size pool, but enough sun chairs for all guests.
The Restaurant and Bar service is sometimes a bit disorganized and you have to wait a bit until they serve you (also with Tip), but thats maybe the stlye how it works generally in Sri Lanka.
I can recommend a stay here if u on a smaller budget and not have 5 star expectations.
For a short stopover it is the perfect hotel, would not mind to spend more days.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Arrived late at evening and left early the next day. The hotel is very close to the airport, 30 minutes or so. The room is large but not very clean given the price. Good value for transit for early/late flight, though.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank SasiSSSS
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

we were only at this hotel one night after long flight so did not as to be moved. The room was basic but clean no chair no day light. very dull Must say food was good and staff lovely.the pool was clean and welcomming.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank CaroleCrystal
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

We stayed at Goldi Sands for ten days. The hotel itself is quite basic but clean. The staff are all extremely friendly and helpful.
All in all we had a fantastic time and would recommend the Goldi Sands hotel to anyone looking for reasonably priced accommodation.
We will definitely return next year!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Poppycock77
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Thank you for your comment on Trip Advisor. We definitely look forward to having you at Goldi Sands Hotel next year too. Assuring you of our best services and attention at all times.
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

My wife and her sister were sexually abused (by western standards) by the masseuse of this hotel. When it was brought to the attention of the General Manager he said he would "take care of it"

Not only did he do nothing but we were expected to pay for the privilege of this disgraceful act. When we refused to pay upon checkout the individual in charge yelled at my wife and I quote " act like a woman" which is indicative of the mindset and treatment of women in this country.

If this happened in Australia, it would be all over the news, the masseuse would end up in jail, and the duty manager would have found himself in hospital drinking out of a straw for 12 months.

We were intercepted at the airport by the authorities because we did not pay for the two massages as the hotel reported us. This was worthy of an international investigation and is an abomination of service by any countries standards.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
12  Thank Grant V
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Additional Information about Hotel Goldi Sands

Address: | Ethukala, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Negombo
#5 Spa Hotel in Negombo
Price Range: $79 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Goldi Sands 3.5*
Number of rooms: 71
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