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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 18 January 2014

We stayed here on our first night in Sri Lanka. We arranged an airport pickup and then they were up and greeting us with a warm welcome at their guesthouse and 2 AM. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was very filling and delicious. The owners were so kind and welcoming and we wished we could have stayed...

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Hilsmedic, Owner at Serendib Guest House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your review of Serendib, our aim is to make guests welcome & comfortable after a long flight. Yes, its a shame you stayed a short time with us, but you are welcome back to Serendib any time...just book early! Best wishes, Hilary & Buddika.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2014

We really enjoyed our short stay at Serendib. We didn't get to meet Hilary who had been very helpful via email before our arrival, but we were looked after really well by Buddika who was there to both greet us on arrival and see us off (both at around 5am). We had a big room and decent en-suite bathroom as...

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Hilsmedic, Owner at Serendib Guest House, responded to this review

Hello J. Thanks for the super review here on T. A. it was kind of you to take the time. We are all pleased you enjoyed your short stay with us and were able to make you comfortable, it's a shame you missed the breakfast as it's a star turn! We like to offer guests our hospitality no matter how...

Keswick
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Loved this place! We reluctantly decided to stay in Negombo before our early morning flight but were turned off the idea by the guide books. They couldn't have been more wrong. We loved our stay there and will certainly return to the area. The guest house is an absolute gem. The owners are very friendly and they make you feel...

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Hilsmedic, Owner at Serendib Guest House, responded to this review

Hello M, So please you arrived safely. It was wonderful to meet you both and know you enjoyed staying with us here at Serendib, shame you stayed such a short time. Good that the chair works and all the pieces are there too, you'll just have to get another Fergus to complete the chair and memories. We found an item...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 December 2013

We stayed here 2 nights at the start of our trip and loved it so much we came back at the end of our trip. Hilary and Buddika really make you feel like part of the family and feel right at home. Buddika's huge cooked breakfasts are amazing, no other guesthouses we stayed at in Sri Lanka matched it. The...

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Hilsmedic, Owner at Serendib Guest House, responded to this review

Hi you two! So pleased we were able to make your stay enjoyable & comfortable just like home! We welcome you back to Serendib at any time, Cleo & Fergus will also be happy to see you. Safe travels & come home soon. From all of us at Serendib.

Capitola, California
Reviewed 20 December 2013

My wife and I have traveled to what is now over 100 different guesthouses or hotels over the past four years, most in SE Asia but no matter where we have received breakfast, no place tops this guest house. The place is small but the hosts are easy to be with and the small pool in front is a great...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 11 December 2013

We really enjoyed staying here. Everything on TA is true. Large spacious rooms, peaceful garden and pool, wonderfully friendly staff and the breakfasts are enormous and good, we had to skip lunch! Buddika's recommendations on where to eat were excellent too. We arranged an airport drop-off which made our departure so easy - only 20 mins from the airport. I...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2013

We started out 3 week tour of Sri Lanka here and enjoyed it so much we booked an extra day at the end of the holiday as well. The guest house is well deserving of 5 stars, clean and well appointed with a lovely garden and small pool. The couple who run it, and the staff, are delightful and the...

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Edinburgh, Scotland
Reviewed 17 November 2013

I've just stayed here for 3 nights at the start of 3 week trip and I used the airport pick up service and got a warm welcome from Buddika when I arrived. The accommodation is lovely with huge comfortable beds, good fan and air com and the breakfast is more of a feast! Free water and tea is a great...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 29 October 2013

I would like to give them more than 5 stars. This place is wonderful, peaceful, relaxing, with great service and so much more! I'm travelling longer time with low-budget, but wanted to have luxury for my last night. It's worth every rupies. They gave me discount because I didn't have my breakfast and have to leave so early to the...

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Bologna, Italy
Reviewed 21 October 2013

It’s been roughly two months since I was in Negombo and stayed at Serendib Guesthouse, but I’ve been meaning to write a review ever since and owe it to Hilary to see my plans through. She was an exquisite host, not only during our time there, but also before our arrival and while we were touring the rest of Sri...

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Hilsmedic, Owner at Serendib Guest House, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for this wonderful review, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your short time at Serendib & you were comfortable here. The whole team join me in the thanks and wish you well, it goes without saying you are welcome to return to our home at any time, we look forward to meeting you again. Best wishes,...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ENJOY OUR PEACEFUL AND FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE Situated only 7 kilometres from the airport and a 5 minutes walk from the beach, Serendib Guest House has the perfect location for your holiday in Negombo. Enjoy the comfort of five individually decorated rooms with separate bathrooms, - and equipped with good beds, AC / fan, and mosquito nets. In the morning, we serve you the included generous breakfast with fresh fruits, eggs, bacon/sausages, and vegetables, plus toast with butter and jam and of course coffee/tea. Our peaceful garden invites you to relax under palms and mango trees and cool off in the pools. You are welcomed to use a spacious living room with TV and prepare your snacks and drinks in our guest kitchen, where you can store food/beverages in the refrigerator. You also have free access to our WiFi. Our reception will tend to your needs, if necessary all day around, to make sure your stay will be as satisfactory and pleasant as possible. EXTRAS: To make your holiday in Sri Lanka memorable, we are happy to offer the following extra services: Pick up and drop off the airport. Sightseeing in Negombo by bike or "Lucky tuk tuk" Planning and organizing your Sri Lankan day or round trip with our car and experienced English speaking driver cum guide. Ayurvedic massage by a professional masseur, according to your need, in our massage room. Special honeymoon arrangements ... more   less 

Additional Information about Serendib Guest House

Address: No 83/1 St Joseph Street, Negombo 11540, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Price Range: $61 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Serendib Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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