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Hotel Sunset Beach
Ranked #39 of 43 Hotels in Negombo
Reviewed 24 April 2013

I don't where the photos of this hotel come from because they do not resemble the hotel we stayed in at all. The hotel is very scruffy and much in need of a face lift. The rooms are very basic and although there was a/c it was falling off the wall and the front was broken. The bathrooms are old, the common areas inside are full of unused furniture and the passage ways to the rooms are dark and depressing. The food was also awful. This is used as a transit hotel for people's last night in Sri Lanka before they fly out and it is a shame because it left us with a negative impression about a country that we had really enjoyed up until then.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

We stayed here on the last night of our holiday. At first we thought it was a nice location and a clean basic room. We arrived late and they kindly prepared dinner for us and our driver. The next day on our flight we sure regretted it as I spent the whole flight in the toilet with watery diarrhoea and severe stomach cramps. Our driver and my friend who ate the same meal have the same symptoms and now I have to take time off work. Not recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank lizziestutters
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

Stayed here on our last night of a 3 day tour.

After the stunning hotels we had previously stayed in on the tour, this hotel was some what disappointing. However, the dinner we had was fantastic. Beautifully fresh and well cooked fish and excellent choice of foods on the buffet with a nice view of the beach.

We didn't make use of the pool as we arrived late at night, but the cocktails at the pool bar were nice.

Our room was very average, verging on poor. It didn't feel very clean at all.

Overall, this hotel is fine for an overnight stay before flying out or when just arriving in Sri Lanka (much nicer area that Colombo), but would not recommend for a longer stay.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank LP1ECP
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

Stayed here for 1 night at start of trip and 1 night at end of trip and not at all impressed with this hotel. In a good location on the beach but that was about it. Hotel very noisy 1st night and rooms dirty. Ceiling fan looked as if was going to fall off so did not use it. Paint spilling off on balcony doors. Hotel badly needs upgrading and cleaned up as now very run down. If ever going back to Negombo would not stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Pollok1
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

We spent our last night in Sri Lanka at the Sunset Beach and it suited our needs perfectly We had a ground floor room facing the sea: the room, although basic, was clean and the had large and comfortable bed. Bottled water provided free. Good to be so close to the beach - a few metres away - so we could fit an early morning walk in before our flight (only 15 mins from the airport). Breakfast was OK - perfectly adequate; we had walked to a local cafe for evening meal. No problem with noise at all - bar closed early (and this was Saturday night) so this seems to be the luck of the draw. Good fan - AC bit noisey. Need to mention too the presence of mosquitoes but we asked for the room to be sprayed and there was a plug-in deterrent provided.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank mwdebbie_12
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

We stayed at the Sunset for one night. We arrived fairly late at night, so I had looked forward to having a drink on the balcony, while listening to the waves breaking on beach. Unfortunately, the hotel also held a reception by the pool, which was right next to our room. The Music was extremely loud. At the front desk, they told me that the party would stop at 11 PM. Since the music continued after that time, I tried to get a hold of somebody in charge, but none was to be found. I finally contacted the travel agent through whom we had made the booking, demanding the Music to turned Down or giving us a refund. Shortly thereafter, the music was turned down. The room itself is VERY basic. The A/C makes so much noice that it is hard to leave on while sleeping, there is no TV or fridge. On the positive side, the bath is very nice and now that the sun is up, we can look at the beach and the ocean. Overall, this hotel is not worth the money and if you travel with children, don't stay here, too much partying.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jaa68
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

Thank you for Inquiring of Hotel Sunset Beach for your leisure requirement and specially thanks for your valuable comments about us with your experience about our Hotel.We really motivate with your comments because we were able to re arrange many things and upgrade our standards while serve to our most valuable guests.We were highly apologize any inconvenience occurred during your stay at our hotel regarding to the construction disturbance but we are happy to serve you with our new additions and upgraded facilities in your next visit. Please be with us and comment to serve you in better way with your valuable ideas.

Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Address: No. 5 Carron Place | Lewis Place, Negombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Negombo
Price Range: £29 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sunset Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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