We stayed here for our last two nights in Sri Lanka and were pleasantly surprised with the place. It was a very last minute booking on our part (our intended accommodation had been less than expected!) and we were relieved to get a room as most places were fully booked.
Our room was on the first floor with a small balcony and a sea view. It was somewhat shabby and gloomy, but had sufficient electric lighting (better than most) and was clean. The bathroom had plenty of hot water and was also clean (always a bonus in Sri Lanka!). The bed was comfortable and the pillows were some of the best we'd experienced during our three week holiday. It was quiet at night, though on the second morning we were disturbed fairly early by doors slamming (possibly guests leaving early).
Breakfast was extra - we had it one morning and it was fairly standard - toast, jam, boiled eggs, juice, a pot of tea. A Sri Lankan breakfast had to be ordered the day before.
We stayed in many guest houses and hotels of varying quality and price during our travels around the country, and Silver Sands was one of the best we came across when it came to value for money. (We had paid much more for very substandard and dirty rooms elsewhere.) The place could do with a lick of paint and some sprucing up, but otherwise it was very good for the price.
You can use the pool at the nearby Golden Star hotel for 500 LKR, or at Paradise Beach hotel for 650 LKR (we did not).
A tuk tuk to the airport is around 700 LKR.
- Also Known As:
- Silver Sands Hotel
- Hotel Silver Sands Sri Lanka/Negombo