Ayubowan Guesthouse
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9.2
Exceptional
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8.7
Excellent
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Excellent location
  • 4 Seasons Gift Collecton360 m
  • Bluemoon Jewellers360 m
  • Selyn360 m
  • The Touch Boutique360 m
  • Negombo Beach Park380 m
  • Tea Zone400 m
  • Sun Shine Jewels520 m
  • Negombo Health Care Private Hospital700 m
  • Loads Bar and Restaurant870 m
  • Gallery Darshana870 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Ayubowan Guesthouse

    47/55 School Lane, Ettukala,, Negombo Beach Road, Negombo, Sri Lanka, 11500 - See map
    "In town for a short getaway, really enjoyed the proximity to the airport and the local beach in town."
    Derek - May 9, 2016
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.7 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional comfort
    9.3 room quality and comfort
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Private pool

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    Value for money score
    9.2/10
    Location score
    8.7/10
    Service score
    9.3/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.7/10
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money9.2
    Distance to city center2 km
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportBandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
    Distance to airport8.2 km

    Rooms available at Ayubowan Guesthouse

    9.3
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    What people love about Ayubowan Guesthouse

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Convenient for restaurants."

      Kate

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      March 21, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Very good guesthouse and the owners are very helpful and nice."

      Ina

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      March 7, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "A huge thank you to Ron, Brenda and their staff for a truely lovely time at your beautiful guest house."

      Thusara

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      August 31, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Lush garden with swimming pool."

    Jen

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    September 3, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The whole guest house including rooms were clean and well ma..."

    Thusara

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    August 31, 2017

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    Agoda Reviews (62)Booking.com Reviews (167)
    9.2
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    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.7
    Facilities8.8
    Location8.7
    Room comfort and quality9.3
    Service9.3
    Value for money9.2
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    9+ Exceptional (45)
    8-9 Excellent (9)
    7-8 Very Good (0)
    6-7 Good (2)
    <6 Below Expectation (2)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jen from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2018

    Haven in busy locale”

    Great room and property. Lush garden with swimming pool. Amazing Sri Lankan breakfast. Close to beach, shops and restaurants. Could not handle the female owner treating her staff so badly, consistently. This ruined it for me. Apart from this they were kind to me and helpful in booking a tour.

    Reviewed September 03, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Wendy from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Great find”

    We swapped to this guest house for our last night in Sri Lanka after having not a great stay at Hush Lagoon at the start of our holiday, we only wished we had found it for our first 2 nights stay. Brenda and Ron were great hosts, the house is situated down a side street away from the hustle and bustle of the town, which I can't recommend enough as Negombo is very noisy. It was about a 10 to 15 minute walk into the town to eat in the evening. We didn't get to use the pool, but it looked great and clean. Breakfast was whatever we asked for, poached eggs, bacon, sausages etc however I am sure they would have rustled up anything you requested. There was a fridge upstairs for guest, where you could buy beers, soft drinks, chocolates etc all at a much cheaper price than the hotels! 20 to 30 minutes to the airport so an ideal location to arrive or leave Sri Lanka and transport can be arranged and a very reasonable price.

    Reviewed April 15, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kate from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Very attractive B & B convenient for airport ”

    Beautiful garden & pool. Excellent breakfast. Convenient for restaurants. Much more peaceful option than Colombo.

    Reviewed March 21, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Juho from Finland
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Great option in Negombo”

    The guesthouse was so clean it was almost scary. Great value for money IMO.

    Reviewed February 23, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Thusara from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    A little gem in Negombo”

    I stayed at this delightful guest house for 1 night with my brother. I must say the Ayubowan Guest House was a most welcomed stay after a long flight from the UK. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were treated with warm friendly smiles from the owners Ron and Brenda. They were both so amazing hosts and were always helpful and friendly. The guest house itself is a little gem in Negombo. The whole guest house including rooms were clean and well maintained by both Ron, Brenda and their staff. The pool was an added bonus especially after a long flight. Breakfast in the morning was exactly what l read about in previous reviews. Delicious! A huge thank you to Ron, Brenda and their staff for a truely lovely time at your beautiful guest house.

    Reviewed August 31, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ina from Slovenia
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Exceptional”

    Very good guesthouse and the owners are very helpful and nice. Must go!:)

    Reviewed March 07, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Grant from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    Good place to recover from flight and get your bearings. Delightful place and helpful owners”

    Handy for airport and restaurant/bar strip but in a quiet back-street with nice garden and welcome pool. Sri Lankan breakfast recommended. Good source of information to sort out your trip

    Reviewed October 08, 2016
    5.2
    Christine from New Zealand
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

    Terrible hosts”

    While "Ayubowan" in Sinhalese may be a welcoming greeting, it is a pity that the attitude of the "hosts" at this guesthouse does not match the sentiments of the greeting. The two hosts' previous work experience apparently consisted of 29 years as a prison officer for one, while for the other the occupation was that of a local government employee. As an ex-pat British couple, they seemingly created themselves "jobs" by owning this guesthouse. They fail to appreciate that to be a host is not merely to have a "job", it is a service occupation. The word "service" is crucial. If they feel trapped by the choices they have made, then get out of it and return to England. The guesthouse itself is beautiful, and the pool delightful, but a rule that it can't be used after 6.30pm when the day is still 30C is ridiculous. Graham Ross

    Reviewed August 29, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kerrie from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

    Perfect for a peaceful getaway”

    I was traveling just to have a beak and to lie by the pool for a few days and this was the perfect guest house to do this. I didn't particularly like Negombo as a destination but if you're here to go on day tours or to chill out then this place is idea. It's nice to get to talk to the hosts and other guests and it's not a stuffy hotel. The only thing I will say about facilities is that the water pressure wasn't great in my room, but other than that I can't fault it.

    Reviewed August 09, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Gary from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

    Best of British!!”

    This wonderful british couple made our stay a truly awesome one! The place is immaculate & the breakfast to die for....Bacon AND a sausage,which we thoroughly enjoyed after 3 wks in Sri Lanka. I would not hesitate in recommending this Gusethouse to anyone and when we come back shall definitely be staying there again

    Reviewed May 19, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Derek from United States
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

    Short stay, quiet and comfortable”

    In town for a short getaway, really enjoyed the proximity to the airport and the local beach in town. Ron and Brenda provided a sparkling clean premise, serene garden, and plenty of advice. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed May 09, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Hanno from Germany
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    Absolutely recommendable!”

    We can totally recommend this guesthouse. Brenda and Ron are great hosts, very professional and organized and have a delightful humor. Location is great as well: calm but calm to the beach and lots of restaurants.

    Reviewed April 24, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Gontran from France
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Great short stay - felt like home”

    Owner might seem a bit intimidating at first but he's really nice and super helpful Lovely guesthouse with great value for money Nice location and great breakfast.

    Reviewed April 05, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Matthew from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016

    Great Place, Great Owners”

    We arrived at Ayubowan after a long flight from the UK and it was a great place to spend the first night. Ron and Brenda were very welcoming and ever so helpful. Their home is lovely, with a wonderful secluded garden with swimming pool. Ron's breakfast was awesome too.

    Reviewed March 26, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Hannah from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Lovely guesthouse, ”

    exceptionally clean and quiet, comfy bed, good location, lovely helpful owner. Will stay again when next back in Sri Lanka

    Reviewed March 25, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mark from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

    Superb in every way. ”

    Impeccably clean, great breakfast and super pool

    We had a fantastic time at Ayubowen. Ron and Brenda provide the perfect place to stay; nothing can be faulted.

    Reviewed March 06, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Angela from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2015

    The best place we stayed on our 3 week trip”

    Garden, room comfort, owners

    We only stayed one night but I honestly wish it had been at least 3 before we embarked on our trip around SL. The garden and entire ambience were unmatched once we left Ayubowan. I can honestly say the English hosts really know how to do it properly and the Sri Lankans for all that they are beautiful people might take a large leaf out of their book! Fantastic place, fantastic hosts and a fantastic breakfast.

    Reviewed August 10, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Katrina from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2015

    A must stay when visiting Sri Lanka”

    Such a beautiful property, well presented and very clean. The hosts are extremely accommodating.

    With airconditioned rooms, a lovely pool and plenty of spots to relax outside in the gardens, Ayubowan guesthouse is the perfect way start or end to your trip in Sri Lanka. Only 20 minutes from the airport and lots of resturants near by.

    Reviewed June 09, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kinga from Hungary
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2015

    Perfect place to start or end your holiday”

    great service, friendly owners, good location

    You feel like you are home :) Ron and Brenda are excellent host, the house is clean and the location is perfect, the beach and the train staition is in walking distance.

    Reviewed June 04, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Juliet from New Zealand
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

    Negombo's Best”

    Hosts, Pool, Gardens

    Ron and Brenda have created a welcoming serene guesthouse. The gardens are immaculate with many native birds visiting. The pool is great for a refreshing dip after a day out sightseeing and shopping. Ron and Brenda have great local knowledge and recommendations, and can organize onward travel or a local taxi or tuk tuk. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed April 11, 2015
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