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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Excellent place to have something to eat or drink. The customer service was the best we'd experienced in Sri Lanka and the garden has a very pleasant atmosphere for dinner. The prices are more than what we were used to paying in Sri Lanka, but still a great deal compared to what we would pay back home.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had here a coffee and a rootbeer, but we immediately fell in love with the atmosphere. It is primarily a hostel. The washrooms are very clean, the have tortoises walking around. The place is being run by a Swiss guy and you notice how well it is run. I regret that I didn't stay here!

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Gante, Bélgica
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The place is amazing, warm welcome and the service is over the top in general. The location is really good. I really enjoyed my stay. Didn't eat in the restaurant so no opinion on that but it looked and smelled great and the garden is ideal for a beer. Classical music isn't what I want to hear on the beach...

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016

My adult daughter and I stayed at The IceBear for 5 days prior to a 2 week guided tour round Sri Lanka. It was my second visit to IceBear and it is a little haven tucked away from the busy noise and hassle of Negombo. The perfect place to start or end your holiday in Sri Lanka. Situated on the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had booked what was sold to us via email as an 'Ayurvedic package' offering Ayurvedic food, beautiful rooms and a friendly atmosphere. What we got was the absolute opposite - an intensely rude manager (not only rude but deeply unpleasant, he accused us of lying and when he was proved wrong he tried to threaten us, no doubt he...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I've stayed here a number of times during the course of my three trips to Sri Lanka, the first being in 2011 and the most recent in mid 2015. It never fails to disappoint. If you want to avoid staying in Colombo when you fly in, Negombo where Icebear is located, is a good place to come. Even better as...

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This is worth the visit just to go and chill while having a drink. The place was empty when we event but still we enjoyed, Its on the Beach but protestes by a fence, we could still feel the warm breeze from the ocean . Its an old colonial house, the rooms also looked very Nice

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here by accident! We were looking for the Icebear coffee shop and came across the guesthouse instead. We decided to stay on for lunch and it was the right decision. We ordered crab, cuttlefish and their 3-egg all day breakfast. The food was generous and tasty, the location lovely and quirky and the service was excellent.

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London
Reviewed 24 May 2016

When we arrived in Negombo, fresh off the plane in January 2006, one guesthouse sign caught our eye. "With added Swissness" said the sign for the Icebear guesthouse, set a little back from the main road which runs parallel to the beach. Not exactly the authentic Sri Lanka experience we'd promised ourselves, but it became our first accommodation after arriving...

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Perfectly situated at the beach and with a lovely garden this guesthouse offers a good package. We stayed in room no 3 is nice and have a good atmosphere. Locals also uses the very good beach adding to the local spirit. Staff was nice and pleasant. Taking it to excellent rating could have been a bit better travelling services.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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Sri Lanka with Swissness, Rooms-In-Home for over twenty years ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Icebear Guesthouse

Address: 95 Lewis Place, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Price Range: £18 - £53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
The Icebear Hotel Negombo
The Icebear Guesthouse Sri Lanka/Negombo
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“Rooms looking out onto the beach”
 of 5 bubbles charliewatson7, 31 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Room 2 was good, on the ground floor, so cool.”
 of 5 bubbles 693pascalf, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
“No special room.”
 of 5 bubbles KimiCC, 16 Oct 2014 | Read review
“In summer choose a room with airco”
 of 5 bubbles MarinaT69, 27 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Corner room is very large compared to some of the rooms above the restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles GypsyGirl888, 26 Aug 2014 | Read review
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