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“Best beach budget in Negombo - airy, breezy near airport.”
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Hotel Silver Sands
Ranked #25 of 43 Hotels in Negombo
Reviewed 16 January 2014

This must be the best value for money in Negombo. Family-run. Right on the beach. Twenty minutes by tuk-tuk to/from the airport. Airy, breezy hotel and rooms. Very comfortable and large double bed with mosquito net intact. Love the wooden ceiling and floor. All have private balcony/terrace with at least some view of the beach and ocean. The restaurant had great curry as well as very descent European food. We stayed here on our last night in Sri Lanka and will definitely return.

Room Tip: Wifi reaches room right above reception. More privacy on second floor as rooms on first floor face c...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

We looked at a lot of places in Negombo and in our price range this was by far the best option. Nice old rustic vibe, big white-washed walls, decent wi-fi in reception and friendly staff.

Beds were clean and comfortable, we had one of the rooms up top and close to the beach which was quiet and breezy. We ate elsewhere as there are so many better and cheaper options around for food. We stayed here for 2 nights at the end of our trip.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

We spent two nights in this guesthouse, after arriving and before leaving Sri Lanka.
Overall a nice small guesthouse on the beach side of Lewis road. We had a room on the second floor, with air-condition and balcony facing the sea. Room and bath are clean, with good supply of hot water. Room size is Ok, having a table, chair and a small closet.
Stuff are friendly. We arrived early morning after the flight and they prepare a room as soon as they could, we got it at 8 am. They also kept a small bag for us, until we returned from our tour for the last night.
The restaurant on the beach side is a bonus, having breakfast, dinner and few beers close to the sea. Very pleasant. The food they served was good.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We stayed here for two nights when first flying into Sri Lanka and paid 2600Rs a night. We arranged an airport pickup which was expensive but efficient and he was waiting with our name on a sign when we arrived. The hotel is a big old building right on the beach. Our room had a balcony with a sea view, an en-suite bathroom with hot water and a double bed with mozzie net. The rooms are old but clean and the staff were always helpful. They have wifi in reception for free. The restaurant is lovely, right near the sea so you can here the waves and the food was really good. On the Main Street are a few cheaper places to eat and small supermarkets. This place is a good place to start a Sri Lankan trip as it is close to the airport and the town is really friendly with a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

I think 'could try harder' sums it up. Everything was okay, but nothing was great! The room was rather dark and in need of a refurb. The mozzie net had holes. The restaurant was okay, but overpriced. The staff were fine, helpful and polite. The airport pick up was hugely overpriced, and was late! It's a bit disconcerting to arrive, having reserved a car and driver, to find nobody waiting for you at the airport. I was given phone numbers to use in such an event, but this isn't easy to do within minutes of arrival - I had to queue up at the ATM to get money first, then queue up again to buy a local SIM for my phone, before I could use the phone numbers. The driver had arrived by this time, but .... for the amount I paid, he should have been there and waiting with my name on a placard!
A word of advice - if you want to organise a car/driver don't use the hotel! This is probably obvious - just step outside and choose any of the agents nearby. I immediately found a car for a much better price, without even trying!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Karentoday
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Lovely family run hotel. Basic but spotless rooms. Old run down colonial. Bit of a hidden entrance but great location right on the beach. No pool but plenty of access to pools at loads if surrounding but bland hotels. The food was great too.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

We wanted a budget hotel in Negombo for one night. This fitted the bill perfectly. The hotel has a lovely quirky charm, with long colonnaded corridors leading to an open air restaurant. The bedrooms were equally quirky but clean and we slept well. Good rice and curry, and an excellent location, although it was a pity that the sea was too rough for swimming (August). However, one can pay 500 rps to swim at the next door swimming pool. My oldest son and I also appreciated it being near enough to cruise the leather, jewellery and handicraft shops which offer a surprisingly good selection with surprisingly cheap prices.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Silver Sands

Address: 229 Lewis Place, Negombo 22100, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#14 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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