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“Horrible mattress! Very nice family!”
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Villa Taprobane
Ranked #11 of 269 Negombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

This guests house is ok but lacks some improvements to get the score it has:
- It,s away from the center (about 500 rupees)
- The fan made a strange noise and was super uncomfortable mattress (it sagged in the middle). I would recommend you check both when you get the room). The owner gave us a stand fan wich really helped but the mattress was killing us!!! Maybe was only ours
- I think it,s expensive. We would be happy to pay 1500 rupees, no more (considering what we have been paying during our month is Sri Lanka).

In the other hand:
- family is so friendly and ready to make you confortable.
- breakfast is very good
- they were very flexible with the check out and we really aprecciate it.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Mercè R
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Derine_VT, Owner at Villa Taprobane, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2014

Thank you very much for your review in TripAdvisor.

We did inquire about your mattress matter with the other guests and they were satisfied with the comfort. However, we would have provided you with a solution if you complained to us during your stay just as we did when you complained about the noise.

I bet, you will not be able to find another double room equally comfortable In Negombo with - Private External Bathroom with hot shower, air conditioning, rich breakfast, evening tea with snacks, finest Sri Lankan tea bags at your disposal & other facilities as free bicycles for 1500 Rs. You could find 2 beds with breakfast in a mixed dormitory room for that price.

We hope that you would come to Villa Taprobane and we are sure to give you a more pleasant and comfortable stay when you visit Sri Lanka the next time .

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

A wonderful place to end our trip in Sri Lanka, a bit far away from Negombo downtown and beach but many advantages compensate this minor inconvenience. Wonderful reception, beautiful setting, nice and clean rooms, excellent breakfast. Many thanks to our hosts.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Khawaga
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We recently decided to finish our one month trip through Sri Lanka in Negombo, as it was close to the airport and a little bit away from busy Colombo. Through Tripadvisor and Airbnb we found Villa Taprobane and based on the reviews decided to book a four night stay.

Sampath runs this place together with his wife, children and mother. Unfortunately his wife was not around when we were there, so we were not able to meet her. The place itself is actually more like a homestay, which is just perfect. There are only four rooms in this beautiful (!!) building. We were treated with a western breakfast (toast, omelet, butter, jam, fresh fruits, fresh fruit juice and coffee/tea) and some other treats (Sri Lankan snacks) and tea during our stay. It was furthermore great to chat with Sampath, who you will find to be great company.

We stayed in the double room in front of the building with en-suite bathroom. This room is spacious, clean and has a desk, chair, mosquito net, fan and air-conditioning

It is a little bit more than one kilometer away from Kochchikade train station, just north of Negombo. If you walk towards the west from the train station (towards Negombo beach), you should turn right when you see a Christian cemetery on your left. You will find Villa Taprobane on your left after about 200 meter.

We used the (free) bikes to go to Negombo for dinner. It is also possible to go to Colombo on a day trip by train (30 Rupees, 1:45 hours one way).

Stay here and you will not be disappointed!!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank The_Dutch_Wanderer
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Very helpfull owners. Very nice, very friendly.
We get very lovely food. They really want to make you feel comfortable.
We would recommend this accommodation to anyone!
Close to airport, but hard to find.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank NTolh
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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Amazing Sampath and Derine. They will help you and give you tips about everything. He gave me a ride on his moto to a near place to change money... can also provide airport transport and delicious food made by Derine. Its a very calm place to rest and prepare your journey in Sri Lanka. By bike (free) you can also go to the near beach and Negombo City...
Definitly the best choice!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Miguel E
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Stayed at Villa Taprobane on the last night of a two week trip covering a large portion of Sri Lanka. This was by far the best place we stayed and would have liked to stay longer. Very peaceful but an easy stroll to the north end of the beach strip. Our hosts, Shamilla & Sampathy were wonderful and surprised us with cool fruit drinks, offers of home cooked meals and organised airport transfers. The residence and grounds are beautiful, well kept and spotless - even their dog seemed pleased to meet us. We stayed in the front double room with ensuite and considered the price very good value. Highly recomended!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mr_Roodog
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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Very friendly family runs this guesthouse and is eager to help you with anything. Nice and clean rooms in a quiet area, extensive breakfast in the morning. We had a lovely stay. They helped us plan out the rest of our trip through Sri Lanka which was very helpful!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Margriet B
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Address: 11/3 Thalgahawatha Road, Duwana, Kochchikade, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #11 of 269 B&Bs / Inns in Negombo
Price Range: £15 - £24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Taprobane 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Taprobane located in a quiet seaside resort of Negombo. It is the perfect place to plan your visit to Sri Lanka after the arrival, or even take a break before leaving the country. This is a good place to relax yourself with tranquil sounds of nature and relaxing atmosphere in the lively village in the bustling city of Negombo. ... more   less 
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