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Marine Tourist Guest House @ Negombo Beach Reviews

No.118 Lewis Place, Negombo, Sri Lanka

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160 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Booked in to this hotel in Negombo rather than Colombo from the airport as it's only 20mins away and a lot nicer than the hectic city and traffic if Colombo. The staff were friendly and let us get on with things. Room was clean, no complaints.


Fantastic place.


Amazing place run by amazing people


Near airport, good location! Cool A/C dorm bed, with locker, power shower, equipped with electrical socket and reading light! Started my trip at a pleasant way, thanks to the boss, gave me an easy & good tips to Anuradhapura and Kandy! Sure will stay here again before return home.


The hostel is perfectly located. You just cross the street and you're on the Beach. The rooms are very clean and the Breakfast delicious. We enjoyed our stay very much and we appreciated a lot the staff!! Very welcoming and very helpful.They gave us very good advice for the rest of our trip especially concerning transports (bus, train, til Turk, etc...) I will definitely recommend this place.


Staff is very distanced and business seems more to be hotel than a guesthouse. Confusing booking overview. There are other stays in Sri Lanka more worth a few days.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest We regret to hear that, we always strive to give more privacy and full hand help to guests. Appreciate your further elaboration for us to improve. Regards Nishan /owner Marine Negombo


When we arrived we were told we were overbooked! They had arranged a different guesthouse further along the main street. This was a clean, quiet and fine place but I still think it's very bad service to overbook people that have booked 2 months ahead! Also, we had booked with Marine Tourist Guest House including breakfast and the second guesthouse had staff that didn't speak English so didn't understand our request for packed breakfast in the early morning so we didn't get any...

  • 14th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are regretted this happened due to peak season in Negombo, and all over Sri Lanka, I hope you can understand and we absorbed the cost of transportation from our guesthouse to another, and even made sure you were happy with the replacement room before we left you. You may refer to the agreement with HOSTELWORLD, if overbooking happens; the guesthouse is responsible to ensure a replacement room for the guest(s) in similar or higher standard. We believe Dions guesthouse has a standard and even higher ranking rate than us in Trip advior. Marine Tourist Guesthouse with HOSTELWORLD offer to book room online,and no breakfast included.


A very big plus that the dormitories had lockable lockers for back packs and every bed had it's own socket. Internet was working well in the common areas, it would be nice if it would work in the dormitory as well. Really easy to reach Negombo city from the hostel by bus.


Very helpful but not brilliant english speaking. Then again I can't speak Sri Lankan! Arranged tuktuk to airport for early flight, so cheap I realised how much we'd been ripped off on the way in! Don't pay more than SRu 500 to get from airport to Negombo. When coming out if arrivals terminal turn right walk to end of building and across the road on your left under some trees will be 'relatively' honest tuktuk. Guest house needs booking in advance its always busy!

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