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Hotel Silver Sands
Ranked #24 of 43 Hotels in Negombo
Reviewed 26 February 2013

We got one of the bigger rooms upstairs with a balcony for about $33/night, with a/c.
The view and balcony area was darling, but the room was fairly plain, and the beds are a little stiff, but adequate.
Our shower leaked from underneath its pedastal, leaving a constant puddle whenever you stepped foot in the bathroom.
When we checked out, there was some confusion about the price of our room, as they tried to charge us much more. Thankfully I had the email on-hand to prove our agreed-upon rate...

Room Tip: Don't stay too long in Negombo. Not worth it.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

After long flight we came to Negombo and stayed in this hotel because of good references. We took the cheapes available room for 2 300 RS (little bit dark room, without any view). Room was clean, big enough for 2 nights stay and there was no noise. Good for our purpose - sleeping and relaxation after flight to Srí Lanka. I enjoyed architecture of the house, it seemed much more interesting than other hotels (guesthouses) in Negombo.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

Cost of on night 2600R.The breakfast is OK, but if your are very hungry, go to a another restaurant. We had breakfast and dinner at the PancakeHouse restaurant. Great. This restaurant is next door to the hotel. Beware of mossies.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank maiya
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Reviewed 27 November 2012 via mobile

First night in Sri Lanka - as we travel around we realise that this hotel rely was not great - but was clean and have us a plz d to sleep after long flights.
No pool but on the beach very poor breakfast.
Would not come here again.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Thank 33Doc
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

We stayed one night at the silver sand guest house in negombo . Suitable for people who are looking for affordable accommodation . the staff was very friendly. Prices are Cheap. Centrally located in the main street.
Very large rooms. Shower was fine and clean. The bed is very large and comfortable. Was a ceiling fan.
If you are in Negombo and want a comfortable place to sleep and not expensive. This is the place for you

Room Tip: Ask for a large room with balcony
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

We arrived in Negombo and spent over an hour looking for hotels we eventually settled on the Silver Sands Hotel. Although I thought it was a bit dingy and grubby it was right on the beach and we had a balcony (although right next to the stairs). We were on a budget and I thought this hotel would do for a night.
Unfortuntunatley not long after checking in we found the door to our balcony wouldn't lock and could be easily pushed open. When we reported this the staff were not concerened. They would only offer another room at a more expensive rate (double the price) had no ability to negotiate did not offer to even fix the lock so we would stay in the cheeper room. They did not appologise once and just sat looking at us and talking about us.
I am absolutely sure the problem with the lock must have been reported befor it was so obvious and dangerous but the hotel dont seem to care and carry on selling the room. DO NOT STAY HERE IF YOU VALUE YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF YOUR BELONGINGS! - Anyone can walk into this hotel there are may entrances.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Amhow
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

Nice place to stay and rest after flight. Hotel is 7km from the airport. Clean, spacious room with balconies, mosquito nets and ceiling fans. Rooms without a/c aren't expensive - 2200rs.The hotel is next to the beach.It's all you need for the first night in Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 229 Lewis Place, Negombo 22100, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Negombo
Number of rooms: 317
Also Known As:
Silver Sands Hotel
Hotel Silver Sands Sri Lanka/Negombo

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