2015
Good 6.6
Based on 334 reviews

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About Golden Star Beach Hotel

Description

With a prime location in Negombo, Golden Star Beach Hotel puts everything the city has to offer just outside the guests’ doorstep. Guests to the hotel surely will enjoy the umbrellas and sun loungers for a relaxing day at the beach. At Golden Star Beach Hotel, there are plenty of activities to enjoy, including pampering oneself with a treatment at the full-service spa, or have fun in the sun with activities such as scuba diving and sailing.

Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant. A poolside bar is on-site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access and self-parking are available at no additional charge for guests.
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Features

Internet access

  • portable wi-fi rental
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Taxi service
  • Car park
  • Airport transfer
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Bicycle rental

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Boats
  • Badminton court(s)
  • Private beach
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Fishing
  • Spa
  • Massage(s)
  • Tours
  • Garden
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Convenience store
  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Room service
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant [halal]

Access, services, and conveniences

  • Postal service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • security [24-hour]
  • Fireplace
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • front desk [24-hour]
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Library
  • Currency exchange
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area
  • Lockers
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Doorman

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room

Working and staying connected

  • Photocopying
  • Fax machine
  • Printer

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil
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Policies

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-11 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 01:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 2km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 62
Reception Open Until: 12:00 AM
Room Voltage: 230
Time to Airport (Minutes): 20
Year Hotel Built: 1975
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2014
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Verified traveler reviews

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 6.2
  • Facilities 6.5
  • Location 7.7
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.7
  • Service 6.3
  • Value for Money 6.3
  • Food/Dining 6.4

RAKESH S.
India
August 10, 2016
Faciliites not up to the mark as ..... :(
Internet was not working... Rest Rooms not clean

Ulf S.
Sweden
July 05, 2016
At the beach
Somewhat dated hotel with excellent location, big breakfast and friendkly staff, Renovations were going on and they were quite disturbing.

Dylan B.
United Kingdom
May 15, 2016
First night, and glad it was the only night...
This hotel is in desperate need of love and updating, the food offering was fine, the rooms were large, but in need of updating and refreshing. All we needed was a good night sleep after a long flight, but were kept up by the internal staff telephone ringing all night. We will not go back.

Stephen D.
United States
April 14, 2016
Better than most but still felt #binlankaned
Fleas or bedbugs

Pat O.
Sri Lanka
March 06, 2016
Generally good
A lot of early noise from building work at the side of hotel a bit annoying at 7am. Otherwise a good value hotel with good food. Swimming pol could do with a clean up around the edges.

Yong T.
Malaysia
February 15, 2016
Outdated
Maybe due to current construction, there are too many mosquito within the vicinity. For the pricing, the facilities and rooms must be updated.

Eric B.
Canada
January 07, 2016
Overrated, run down, wouldn't recommend.
The photos do not accurately represent the hotel. The room was out dated, the beds were really uncomfortable. there are many rooms in the back of the hotel that you may end up in, like we did. There are weird sewage smells emanating from places. The bathrooms don't come with complimentary shampoo, which compared to other hotels at this price across the country is out is the ordinary. The staff we the most unfriendly of any hotel we stayed in; for example, our flight was leaving later after we checked out, and the hotel was keeping our bags, but then the pool attendant kept questioning us and made us feel uncomfortable for being there. You can get WAY better accommodation for the price all across Sri Lanka. There are many touts on the beach in Negombo, which isn't the hotels fault, but still annoying, and other places we visited don't have them. If you want a beach vacation, I wouldn't recommend this hotel or city to anyone. I was hoping for a relaxing time on the beach for the last days in SL, but the hotel hosted a wedding, so there was 0 view of the water, just a giant white tent, and loud music. That was just bad luck, but again, for the price, I was really disappointed.

Hans R.
Sweden
December 29, 2015
Two star hotel
Service in reception and location
Golden Star Hotel is a two star hotel not a four star, slow service and average menu. Rooms and beds terrible bad condition.

Shashi S.
United Kingdom
December 28, 2015
It does not deserve 3star rating.
Not good at all. The place was very dirty and not comfortable at all

Lee P.
United Kingdom
December 13, 2015
Nice Hotel
On the beach, Location, Vlaue for money
Arrived & was in room within 5 mins, Front staff good. We enquired about one-way taxi to Train station $65 Hotel Vehicle!!!!! Went out hotel, less than 5 mins walk, got the same requirment for $30+ amg. Staff were friendly. Thou, dont want to be asked by staff, locals if I/we have booked trips. This seems to be the way over here... Would I go back again if in area, then for price & location a big yes.



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