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Macclesfield, Cheshire, Uk
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Icebear was recommended to us by friends in UK as the perfect stop after a longhaul flight. As it is north of the airport, it is a quick and easy journey, avoiding the Colombo traffic. Whilst Nogombo town is nothing to write home about, Icebear is on a quiet stretch of beach which is safe and used by both visitors...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this guesthouse has a very lovely garden, where you can rest, eat, drink and enjoy. you feel very comfortable and the busy streets of Negombo don't bother you anymore. the staff is very friendly and works fast. rooms are extravagant and individually designed, which makes this place unique. food in the restaurant is rather expensive.

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Exeter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for one night at the end of our trip as it was really close to the airport. It is a gorgeous hotel, beautiful rooms and lovely grounds and gardens. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a late afternoon drink. The German coffee and the banana Lassi were both very good. The quiet garden, facing the beach is a nice escape from the busyness along the main street. We enjoyed hearing a group of local people singing and drumming on the beach, as we watched a lovely sunset. A perfect atmosphere for...

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Thank Eileen3
Negombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking one´s mind off the daily bustle in negombo city, this place is an oasis for the culinary seekers (best coffee in western province, served in silver ware), the ones longing for a cosy hotel room, europeans feeling homesick and single female travellers wishing not to be flirted with (sorry sri lanka, but yes, that´s you). As I had some...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The ice bear restaurant (in icebear guesthouse which was fully booked when I wondered in). Stumbled into this place for some relief from the main stretch behind. Lovely place to relax. Restaurant is in the Gardens of the guesthouse and looks on to the beach. Staff are lovely. Breakfast was yummy. Came with eggs (however you like them) toast (which...

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Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

First and foremost, the staff here is friendly beyond belief. They go above and beyond! The rooms are fun. The location is lovely with the sea breeze. The bathrooms could be construed as a little rustic but no big deal. I had a guard gecko in mine! I would definitely return.

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Thank tinyplankton
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Icebear Guesthouse is Swiss owned and is quite atmospheric with rooms located in a sandy garden just in front of Negombo Beach access to which is via a lockable gate. The guesthouse is closer to Negombo Town than most of the others making it quite easy to walk to tourist sites such as the various churches including St Mary’s...

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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

You will find more modern hotels in the Negombo area but having stayed at others I preferred the Icebear guesthouse. It's main assets are lovely gardens separating the various buildings and the great service from the staff. The garden links directly onto the beach which is ok but does not compare with many better ones on other parts of Sri...

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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Internet
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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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“A room with a view of the beach garden and away from the music is best.”
 of 5 bubbles Eurasiatraveller2014, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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