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Marine Tourist Guest House
Ranked #18 of 228 Negombo B&B and Inns
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“lovely homestay in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

I stayed 2 nights.the Guest House location is perfect.the bus stop in front of the door and so many restaurants around.The dorm is very clean,air condition working well and the shower was the best i ever had in Sri Lanka.you can even use the kitchen. The owner can arrange a day trip to duballel and sigriya.”

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

We stayed at Marine Tourist Guest House in Negombo the first and the last two nights of our stay in Sri Lanka. We got the room No.8. It was very clean, got a big and comfy bed with mosquito net, a balcony, a fridge to cool beer :-) and A/C but no hot water in the bathroom. And free of insects or other animals! We were happy with the place.
We think, however, that it was a bit overpriced - RP 5000 for the Room/night without breakfast and the breakfast was little for the price (RP 400). The staff was very helpful if we had questions and did not try to sell anything, we did not ask for. And the bike rental of the Guest House is a good deal (RP 250 / all day ).

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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St Neots, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Staff are friendly and helpful, the room we stayed in was spacious but quite basic. The bathroom, again was big but basic. Both bedroom and bathroom were clean.

The breakfast was awful, we were served (without being asked) slightly toasted bread (as is the way in Sri Lanka), undercooked fried eggs, sausages and fresh pineapple. We both would have preferred a Sri Lankan breakfast or at the least an option as this was chargeable.

The area is quiet around the hotel, and the ambience is nice, a large communal area with lots of plants (no music). If you want to be near more bars and nightlife I suggest you are further up Lewis Place nearer Cemetery Road (north).

Overall a decent place to stay for a night or two.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Xi'an, China
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

last year i travelled to Sri Lanka for the first time,and also ,Negombo is my first place,i surfed the internet,exactly,tripadvisor,finding Marine Tourist Guest House.The result proved that i made an excellent decision.the host is very helpful,and the staff is very kind.He invited me to have traditional and typical Sri Lanka food as my breakfast.good location,anyway,everything is excellent!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

One of the tidiest and well-maintained places I faced during my 4 months of traveling in South-Eastern Asia so far. Toilets and showers (and these are shared toilets and showers) are of an extreme cleanliness. My special prize goes to the owner and personnel - it almost feels like you are a part of a family. The area adjusting to the dorms is ideal for relaxing with a book and a cup of tea. Close proximity to the airport: as some here point out it is an ideal starting and ending point for the trip. Excellent value for your money.

I did not use the pool (not even know if there is one) and fitness center, so you can disregard my scores below.

Room Tip: I prefer the dorm due to its revolving nature Both dorms are in excellent condition, are cleaned reg...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

With a huge king size 4 poster bed, AC and fan, a balcony, across the road from the beach, a nice common area and friendly staff, this is a good budget option for backpackers. Don't expect the Ritz (remember its only £18 per night) but the bed alone puts this place in the would recommend category.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 14 February 2014 via mobile

We booked this place for arriving in Sri Lanka. The room booked was arranged on the spot by the owner since we needed extra bed and space as a family. The staff was very helpful. The beach is about 100m across the street. The room had a balcony with sea view.

Stayed February 2014
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Property: Marine Tourist Guest House
Address: No. 118 Lewis Place, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 228 B&Bs / Inns in Negombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Marine Tourist Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Marine Tourist Guest House in Negombo. Our budget Guest house ,hotel is located 100 m away from Negombo beach. The Marine Tourist Guest House of Negombo is in the Negombo tourism resort. If you are looking for the ideal home-away-from-home accommodation, Marine is the ideal place. Situated in a peaceful environment and just minutes from the Colombo airport, Marine Tourist Guest House is the place for you. Largest, cleanest budget guest rooms in Negombo. ... more   less 
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