Location. Location. Location. Its a minute walk to the beach! The beach, although a little crowded, was clean and had some great restaurants by the side. The friendly owner of the guest house couldn't give us the room we wanted but it wasn't a problem as the room we got was just as good. They checked to see if all our needs were met and apologised a few times for the unfortunate circumstance. - The fans in the room were really old and dirty. Needs to be changed!
+: Location (Get a room with a balcony. It overlooks the beautiful mountains in Kandy and with the cool temperature, the balcony was the perfect place to read a book and drink tea.) The owner of this guest house was really friendly and welcoming. Gave us all the info we needed and ensured that we had the perfect stay. And he cooks really well! Stay comes with free breakfast. The rooftop restaurant is a huge plus, overseeing the beautiful mountains. I highly recommend you to stay here!!!
+ : Location! Minutes from Galle Fort and the bus/train station. - : I have nothing but positive feedback for all the guest houses I stayed in except for this one. Thank God it was for only one night or the mosquitoes would have sucked every bit of blood out of me. No mosquito nets and the bed was uncomfortable to sleep on. There was hardly any light in the room (the only light was really dim) and the fan hardly turned. Was glad to check out early the next day!
The rooms were just like in the hotels, air conditioned and I was really pleased with their security (I was given three keys for the main gate, common room and then our room). There were also a lot of info booklets on Sri Lanka and Colombo in the common room and a satellite television.
Plus: 1. Location (5 mins walk to Negombo beach and 5 mins tuk-tuk to rail station) 2. Spacious room with satellite TV and an attached toilet 3. Mosquito nets provided. Minus: 1. Although highly rated by many travellers, it felt like we were the only ones staying at the hostel. 2. There was construction going on at the back but that didn't really affect us too much.
Real value for money! Four of us stayed in one room for four nights. We paid a little over five dollars each per night. For that we got - free breakfast every morning, free coffee/tea and fruits at the reception, a mini fridge, a satellite TV, air conditioned room, our own wash room, room service (they gave us new towels every day and also did the beds for us) and the staff were great in answering our queries and helping us to book tours on a really short notice. Why wouldn't you stay here?!
The hospitality of the staff was brilliant! They took really good care from the moment we checked in. We also got a detailed where to eat, shop and see guide from them.
-The strength of the wifi in the rooms can be improved. -Loved the quiet and cozy atmosphere in the lounge. -Rooms/toilet were kept spotless. -Security was good; doors are kept locked and a bell will have to be pressed before entering.
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