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Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

It's not long distance from airport to this nice & clean places. There're a lot of guest house in that area. This lovely guest house is just located opposite a church & elementary school.

We took a nap there and hang out to beach side. But if you wanna go to fish mkt, you'd better take a tutu.

The guest house is well managed. Staff will recommend his friend's bus for tour or rent service. But we still insist to go to bus station directly. It's more cost saving way to tour this country.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Roshan D, Owner at Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Though the hotel is 2 years old, it is well-maintained. The rooms are clean and neat. The equipment are working. The TV is set a bit too high on the wall for viewing though.
The manager, Nalaka, is helpful and attend to the guests well.

Room Tip: The rooms are good - it is your choice.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed for one night at this guest house on our arrival to Sri Lanka. We had pre-arranged a taxi with the guest house as our flight arrived at 1am. Unfortunately we didn't even see the "friendly owner that speaks great English" that other reviewers have commented on. Which was a shame as we were hoping that they would be able to help us organise a driver.
The room was basic but clean, the bathroom was spotless (especially compared to other guest houses), and there was a/c and hot water. The breakfast was very basic, and because the person who was working there at the time didn't speak any english we weren't able to ask for juice or tea etc, as they didn't understand anything we said!
There is a church opposite which is VERY noisy. After arriving so late at night we were then woken up at 5.30am with mass being blared out of speakers. This was repeated at 6.30 then 7.30 then 8.30. Do not stay here if you want a quiet room.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We spent last two nights on Sri Lanka in this nice little hotel or betterguest house. Room was spotles, bathroom excellent, landlord is nice guy. He used to work in Italy as a chef, and then returned to Sri Lanka and built this place. So you get european standard of accomodation in SL.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Quiet and family-run hotel near the beach in Negombo. Rooms small but nice and clean with air conditioning. Bathroom clean, new, and soap and towels. Wifi works in the room, but often breaks down. Satellite television channels available in a large number of programs. The breakfast included with the room rate are two of toast with jam and an omelette. For this juice and tea. I do not recommend. The owners very friendly and helpful in every situation. Proposed price to get to the airport too high, so I chose another driver. Hotel good, but too expensive for what it offers. Very close to the beach and restaurants in Negombo, but it is on a busy road. Good hotel for the last night before departure from Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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