We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Worst hotel except for the beach!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Golden Star Beach Hotel
Ranked #38 of 43 Hotels in Negombo
Reviewed 4 November 2013

The hotel was booked by our travel agent and was assured that it was good. We arrived here around 8pm, raining, tired from our long journey from Kandy to Colombo, then here (Negombo). The reception looks very welcome. The family room was not what we expected, not refurbished room as told by the agent, rather small, aircondition not working, cockroaches, rude staff. We requested to change our room, after more than an hour of arguing and yelling at each other we were given another room which was a little bit better only. Breakfast was not great at all. Even though the location is good, I will not come back here anymore!!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank FZavier6052
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (391)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

150 - 156 of 391 reviews

Reviewed 21 October 2013

Just stayed overnight because it was close to the airport. Seems like a place that attracts young low budget travelers. There was a bit a noise in my hallway past midnight. The bathroom was in bad shape; really needed a face lift. I think it is an overpriced 2 star hotel posing as a 3 star on the different travel sites.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank ciararivera
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Hotel is on sprawling grounds. Nice swimming pool. Rooms are big. A sofa settee would increase the room comfort. Refrigerator needs to clean and change. Bathroom is small.
Excess luggage was collected and found intact. :)
Breakfast buffet was nice and had a nice variety of choices.
The beach is beside the hotel. Some restaurants nearby (Hotel is in Lewis Place). More restaurants on Beach Road.

Room Tip: Choose the rooms closest to the beach.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank KIM C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 October 2013

There's no wi-fi in the rooms, only in public areas. The rooms were nice and clean, with balconies. The beach lounge chairs were great for sun tanning. However, there are quite a few peddlers and touts hanging around waiting to sell you something. Hotel is directly on the beach, which is nice. There's also a good pool area for lounging.

Room Tip: Corner suites is nice one
See more room tips
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank MarjorieO164
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We were really pleased with our stay at the hotel. It has a newly refurbished, lovely looking front and while our corridor clearly hadn't been refurbished yet, our room was nice, spacious and had a pleasant terrace with pool view. You can get wifi pretty much everywhere around the hotel (through different networks, but still) and the pool is large enough to have a good few rounds' swim in it. The location is great, halfway between the town and the tourist spots, and the sea right in front. The staff were very forthcoming, helping with arranging taxis or late check-out when required. The breakfast was very nice, with a good combination of western and Sri Lankan dishes. Overall, for that price, very happy.

  • Stayed: September 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank AndyOTA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

Staying for 3 nights before heading home. Hotel is central to shops, bars and restaurants. Rooms are clean and spacious. Good mix if Sri Lankan and western breakfast in a buffet style. Staff are friendly, the hotel has good wifi and fridges are provided in the rooms.

  • Stayed: September 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Kate W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night before an early morning flight. The hotel reception is inviting and they have free wi fi. We checked in and were asked if we wanted to eat dinner that night. We said we wee unsure but they badgered us saying it was a set menu for $10 so we booked it. We checked into room which was ok, was glad we were only staying one nite. Bathroom was larde but had an opening in wall for all sorts of creepy crawlies to get in. A/c was v noisy. Pool bar boy was annoying and kept asking if we wanted cocktails even after I ordered a coke. Went for dinner in evening and instead of set menu got an a la carte menu. When we said we thought it was a set menu they looked at us as they didn't underhand. Food was just ok. We paid up about 4000 for dinner and went to bed. Checked out the nex morning and arranged a hotel fiver to take us to te airport. While on our way his mobile rang and he handed it to my husband. The girl at reception was accusing him down the phone of not paying for dinner the previous night and that we had to pay the driver of the car.y husband explained twice that we did of course pay and she still had the cheek to insist we didn't. It was very unnerving. She then insisted we produced a receipt to the driver who hasn't a word of English but we just ignored her and headed off to our flight. It left a v bad taste in our mouths. The waiters are obviously on the fiddle with the gulable looking tourists as we got no receipt, same in pool bar. I also had a very dodgey stomach a few hours after the food.

The only good thing about the hotel is the location to the airport but would not reccommend.

  • Stayed: September 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Ontour13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Negombo hotels
0.1 mi away
Catamaran Beach Hotel
Catamaran Beach Hotel
#37 of 43 in Negombo
274 reviews
0.5 mi away
Camelot Beach Hotel
Camelot Beach Hotel
#11 of 43 in Negombo
681 reviews
0.9 mi away
Topaz Beach Hotel
Topaz Beach Hotel
#28 of 43 in Negombo
270 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.4 mi away
Waves By Tranquil
Waves By Tranquil
#20 of 43 in Negombo
26 reviews
0.2 mi away
The Beach – All Suite Hotel
1.4 mi away
Paradise Holiday Village
Paradise Holiday Village
#36 of 43 in Negombo
331 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Golden Star Beach Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Golden Star Beach Hotel

Address: 163 Lewis Place, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Negombo
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Negombo
Price Range: £42 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Star Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 62
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, LoveHolidays, Travel Republic (UK), Agoda, TripOnline SA, Hotels.com, getaroom.com, Evoline ltd, Ebookers, HotelQuickly and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Golden Star Beach Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Golden Star Beach Hotel Sri Lanka/Negombo

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing