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“Great Location - needs an overhaul”
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Hotel Sunset Beach
Ranked #39 of 43 Hotels in Negombo
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Great Location - needs an overhaul”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

Right on the beach in Negombo and away from the vendors this is a nice place to stay if your standards re a little flexible. Rooms are dated but the price is right and staff is friendly. Breakfast is provided and it is right on the beach as well.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed February 26, 2014

the most shabby rundown hotel….not money put into it… food terrible….
overpriced……avoid at all costs its awful…..got bad stomach cramps after eating there…
pool is tiny and not deep, chairs around pool all broken..no money put into the place
just there to take your money….run down….awful awful awful

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Tangalle
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18 reviews
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Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Although rather run down the basic needs of a stop near to the airport are here. A good pool, air conditioning, tv , good beach and food and drink. The rooms are ok but the shower tiles need re grouting.
If you are paying about £33 it a fair deal and on the same stretch as many hotels four times the price.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Incredible location, beauiful colonial building. Good place to land in Sri Lanka and get used to the country. Don't except any luxury. Service of the hotel is not that good and it is very noisy due to the many local parties they organize next to the pool.
The dinner at the hotel is quite expensive, but the food was good. Breakfast also quite ok.

The rooms are comfortable but the bathroom is very crappy.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Geelong, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed February 2, 2014

We went there on 2014 January.
The photos mentioned on this site as "Professional Photos" are not photos of Sunset Beach Hotel Negombo, Sri Lanka. They so not have any resemblance to the hotel or the surrounding beach. Do not get deceived by the pictures.

Photos uploaded by travellers are realistic.

Over priced
Food poor selection, quality and taste
Service was terrible from front office it self
Poor facilities

Only enjoyable experience we had was playing in the beach and easy access to beach as it was the last hotel in the in the street.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed February 2, 2014

• Very Poor service
• Terrible customer service
• Food Terrible
• Poorly maintained premises
• No changing rooms or shower rooms for the pool users only a dirty toilet
• Be aware of broken tiles at the shallow end of the pool
We made a reservation for a family evening get-together at Sunset Beach Hotel Negombo Sri Lanka.
For a 04th January 2014 event we made the reservation in 2013 December.
At the time of reservation we were promised of two rooms and the agreed check-in time was 3:00 PM.
When we arrived on the day we realised that the car parking facilities available are minimum. We managed parking by ourselves on the road and at the beach carefully enough not to disturb other vehicles.
At 4.00 PM, I filled in the documentation and requested the room keys. I was told,
• Only 1 room can be given instead of the 2 agreed
• Room is still under preparation (Even 1 hour after the promised check-in time)
• And it was mentioned at that time that they need the room back by 6:00 PM.
Dinner was terrible for the price we paid.
(Later we realised that there are much better places with better food for same price)

Later we were asked to live the room we were given.
(As they have given the room to another guest)

We had to take our bags and our infant children and sit outside on pool chairs and share our family gathering with the entertainment of mosquitos.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Vedbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2014

1. They didn't pick us up at the airport because they apparantly did not read any of the emailadresses that are listed on their website.
2. They did not have a voucher on the booking which was made through booking.com.
3. We were given a room in the neighbour hotel which had no windows and had never been cleaned. Charming for the average backpacker, had it not been for the rate.
4. The food was horrible, especially the breakfast buffet which was (sorry dad) YUCK!
5. They didn't care about us in the least. Smile and wave - and take their money.

P.s. don't book drivers through the hotel, they put in at least an extra 33% in'service charge'

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Sunset Beach
Address: No. 5 Carron Place | Lewis Place, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #39 of 43 Hotels in Negombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sunset Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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