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Golden Star Beach Hotel

Expedia.comUSD 43*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a hotel arranged by the airline and not worth the visit. The bess were really uncomfortable. The Air-Conditioners were not working properly. The breakfast was just Okay, lacked variety and freshness. The location was also not good since no place to visit nearby after 10 pm but I guess that's normal in Srilanka.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We spend just 1 day in transit stay from kanday for our onward journey to Dubai. The hotel is near to the airport which is just 25 minutes. The Rooms are not well maintained and most of the socket port in the room did not work. The Food quality and operations requires improvement - it is not well Organized to...

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Anghiari, Italy
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Ok the staff was pleasant but the room, frankly, dirty. One wondered about the bed linen. I was with a group and others faced similar conclusions. The beach was nice as was the lobby....but the rooms quite horrid....the worst i have encountered in Sri Lanka. And the mosquitos were so bad i could not sleep. That combined with a large...

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1Thank marcocurfootmoll2016
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here to use a sunbed to make the most of the weather (500 rupees for the day if you're not staying at the hotel) Beer is reasonably priced at 440 rupees. Staff all speak good English. I didn't have any food despite there being an extensive menu. Good wifi.

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Turku, Finland
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived 2 am and did not see anything else then the rooms. Room need little update but ours was clean and toilet and shower room was reasonable. Water pressure just so low that need long showers. In the morning we notice that we had pool just in front our terrace and also have nice sea view to the side....

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Thank Joni K
Finland
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Externally this hotel looks great! Pool is clean and big, sea is nearby and relatively tidy (although often very windy) Breakfast is OK if you are not picky on limited variation. However - the rooms are the problem. They lack in maintenance and may have e.g. broken locks, rattling windows, leaky toilets. Be especially ware of non-functioning aircons (they do...

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Thank Bengt E
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

A really shocking hotel from the very first minute, why Intrepid chose this one I have no idea. Let's start with check in, no information about the local area was given to us, we actively had to press them on breakfast times - and the information we were given turned out to be wrong. Then there's the room: dirty, exposed...

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1Thank PetieB
Cheshire
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Paid 1000 rupees each day for a sunbed at the beach. Plastic beds nearly all broken somewhere on the frame. Mattresses were flat or ripped and torn. Could use the pool which wasn't bad and the pool and beach attendant did his best for us. Glad we were not staying at this hotel.

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1Thank Norjay
De Bilt, Utrecht, Netherlands
Reviewed 8 February 2017

this hotel states itself to be in the middle/ top segment. Jet I absolutely don't know why. in Resume: pro's: - location: at a clean beach close to city center - breakfast buffet Con's: - rooms were outdated, dirty and curtains were missing in ons of two windows (room 39) - beds had to thin mattresses on planks. this can...

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Sydney
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The hotel looks impressive from the entrance but once you get upstairs it becomes obvious that the place is run down and needs renovation. The phone, TV, a/c and Internet either didn't work or were useless. I asked 3 times for something to be done about the TV, they came 3 times played with the remote but did nothing. I...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Golden Star Beach Hotel

Address: 163 Lewis Place, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Price Range: $62 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Star Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 62
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Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Negombo
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Negombo
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“Go to another hotel!”
marcocurfootmoll2016, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms in upper north area (around 40-50). They inhale exhaust fumes from the power generator. Watch out for rooms with broken aircon.”
  • Air conditioning very broken
  • Aircon falling apart
  • Crack in balcony - is this safe?
424bengte, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the best advice on toking a room: book it somewhere else!”
498reneh, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pool Side view rooms :)”
AaronMirza, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 40 or any other rooms on that side.”
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iiand, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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