We booked this guest house on line in advance of arriving in Sri Lanka and were very pleasantly surprised when we checked in. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was spotlessly clean with air con, fan, TV, hot water, small private terrace and well located for all your needs. We had booked 2 nights upon arrival and had also taken the risk of booking 3 nights for our last few days in Sri Lanka before the flight home - so glad we took that risk as we were more than happy to return to the same hotel - it was nice to finish the holiday with familiarity and friendly faces just the way we started it.
The breakfast consisted of fresh fruit juice, toast with butter and jam, tea or coffee and a small omelette which was cooked to perfection.
The owner is keen to know if you have any problems and is helpful if you need any information about getting around the area ie, tuktuk prices, where to go and how to get there etc.
If you get the chance email the owner direct to negotiate a price rather than booking on line and paying all the extra booking fees that we paid - I would definitely do that in the future and will definitely return to the Blue Elephant when I go back to Sri Lanka in 2 yrs time!!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND this guest house.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the coastal town of Negombo, 20 minutes away from the airport and 45 minutes drive to Metropolitan Colombo. Blue Elephant Guest is ideally situated in the heart of Sri Lanka’s most popular & oldest tourist resort that has known to attract a vast number of travelers from all over the world all around theyear since Sri Lanka became a popular tourist destination centuries ago. Blue Elephant Guest provides accommodation to holiday makers who wish to spend their holiday with friendsand loved ones in a convenient & safe location which has a tourist friendly atmosphere and is within awalking distance to many multi-cuisine restaurants that serve the best of food & beverages to suite anypalate. ... more less
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