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New Rani Inn
Ranked #36 of 240 Negombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Great place to start your trip”
Reviewed 13 February 2014

This is a family owned business. I arrived very late at night but they still had someone come and show me to my room. The wife, Rani, is extremely helpful with everything that you need. Being my first stop in Sri Lanka, she gave me an itinerary for my trip and provided her nephew as my tuk tuk driver for the first portion. She even included an ayurvedic potion that she had created with my breakfast to help my upset stomach. She also gave me her phone number and let me call her with any questions I had throughout the trip. The hotel itself is very clean and the rooms come with new mosquito nets. It's also a block away from the beach. I definitely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Even though I hired a tuk tuk when I started the trip, I would recommend taking trains throughout Sr...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

New Rani Inn is close to the airport yet a 2 minute walk from the beach.It is set well back from the main street so the whole place is fairly quiet. The staff are particularly helpful and friendly - we received good advice on the best budget way to travel from Negombo to Kalpitiya. This turned out to be a bus at 0540 which took us straight through to Kalpitiya.
The room was clean and comfortable and breakfast was good.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Euskirchen, Germany
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Rani are the heart and soul of Sri Lanka, they feel very responsible for their guests. They help in all things and fulfill all wishes. Mr. Rani is an excellent cook. Hotel guests receive at any time a delicious meal.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Forestville, California
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Rani is a sweet spirit who lovingly cares for you and your needs. Her inn is newly built, so everything functions well, and the rooms are nice and clean. Negombo is nothing special, but it's a great place to land when you first arrive in Colombo or before you have to fly out. Rani's Inn is a short drive to the airport, and she has safe and good drivers who service her customers. All of her staff are sweet and kind, and Rani can help you with travel plans if you need advice. The inn is across from the beach -- a 1-minute walk away.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

The first time we stayed he we just arrived from the airport and Rani was really helpfull. We stayed in a very clean, spacious and almost new room with bathroom. We came back for our last few days in Negombo. The last night we stayed in a room on the first floor which was not as good as the other rooms, but it was ok for one night.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

Whilst we only stayed here one night after a flight, we would definitely come back & stay again for longer! Rooms were spacious & clean with a great view. Staff were friendly and happy to help both make your stay comfortable and book taxi drivers for you.

Stayed January 2014
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Beetsterzwaag, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

A guesthouse with a very friendly family. We stayed 6 nights, 3 nights when we started and we came back for the 3 nights. They always where very helpfull and wiiling to make a pleasant stay.
Rani is is the perfect host and Sarath is a great chef. They have a nice restaurant and the food is delicious. The rooms are very clean and beds are big and comfortable. All together we enjoyed it very much.
New Rani Inn is a very good choice if you are traveling in Sri Lanka.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: New Rani Inn
Address: No. 82/1 Lewis Place, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 240 B&Bs / Inns in Negombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — New Rani Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New Rani Inn is a Bed & Breakfast guesthouse. We are located in the heart of Negombo tourist city. It's only 20 minutes drive from the international airport. Only walking distance to the beach. ... more   less 
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