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8.2
Excellent
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Excellent location
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  • Sun Shine Jewels70 m
  • 4 Seasons Gift Collecton280 m
  • Bluemoon Jewellers290 m
  • The Touch Boutique290 m
  • Selyn290 m
  • Gallery Darshana300 m
  • Sunshine Supermarket350 m
  • Negombo Beach Park670 m
  • Tea Zone840 m
  • Viji Medical Clinic1.14 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House

    204B, Lewis Place, Negombo Beach Road, Negombo, Sri Lanka - See map
    "We love it's location right by the ocean, and we love the price!"
    Richard - June 9, 2017
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.5 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent service
    8.5 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Room service [24-hour]

    • Garden

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    Room comfort score
    8.0/10
    Review score - United States
    8.4/10
    Value for money score
    8.2/10
    Location score
    8.2/10
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    Value for money8.2
    Distance to city center2.5 Km
    Location rating8.2
    Nearest airportBandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
    Distance to airport7.9 km

    Rooms available at Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House

    8.0
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Double Air Conditioning
    Double Air Conditioning
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    • Room size: 180 m²/1938 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Family Air Conditioning
    Family Air Conditioning
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 double beds
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    Standard Non A/C
    Standard Non A/C
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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                8.8
                Excellent

                "Lots of little restaurants a short walk away and only Rs400..."

                Sam

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                December 12, 2018

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                8.4
                Excellent

                "It's a nice place to stay for your first day after you arriv..."

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                March 7, 2016

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                Cleanliness8.5
                Facilities7.5
                Location8.2
                Room comfort and quality8.0
                Service8.5
                Value for money8.2
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                7-8 Very Good (61)
                6-7 Good (29)
                <6 Below Expectation (17)
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                8.7
                Excellent
                Denis from United States
                Solo traveler
                Double Air Conditioning
                Stayed 1 night in March 2013

                Excellent value, clean rooms and central location”

                Location, cleanliness, price/value

                The Blue Elephant is well-located near most of Negombo's shops and restaurants. The rooms are super clean and well maintained and reasonably priced. Overall, good value for the money and you can't go wrong staying at the Blue Elephant!

                Reviewed April 07, 2013

                Thank you very much for your valuable comment and you are welcome back to our guest house

                Responded September 21, 2017
                Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
                8.3
                Excellent
                Denis from United States
                Solo traveler
                Standard Non A/C
                Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

                Super clean and well located near airport.”

                Cleanliness, location and friendliness

                If staying in Negombo the Blue Elephant is clean, quiet and centrally located near most of Negombo's main shopping and restaurants. The hotel is also located only 15min from the airport.Friendly staff too!

                Reviewed March 24, 2013
                8.0
                Excellent
                Sheena from Malaysia
                Family with teens
                Double Air Conditioning
                Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

                Lovely Rooms. Great Location. Understaffed”

                The room

                we stayed at this guest house in the beginning and the ending of our sri lanka holiday. there appear to be a difference of experience between our two separate stays. allow me to explain: rooms: our first stay here was lovely. the ac was working fine and there was cable tv, which comes in very handy when the nights ended early and there was nothing for us to do. there was also wifi, which is always a plus point. our second stay was however, a bit messy. there was a problem with the cable, and during our two nights stay there, we couldnt use the tv at all. the staff was apologetic but it would have been better if they tried to compensate via lunch/dinner etc. wifi was also impossible to connect the further you are from the reception area, which was to frown on considering that everybody pays the same rate for their room. breakfast: we love the breakfast on both duration of stay. it wasn't perfect but it was satisfying. staff: we could see that the place was understaffed. they were working so hard, including the manager, but it's obviously not enough. such exhaustion can be seen when they struggled to serve everybody during breakfast time. the guests behind us had to wait around 30 minutes just to get their orders. i know, unacceptable. this guest house is great and i hope that they will find the means to maintain all the services offered in the future.

                Reviewed February 24, 2013

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                Responded September 21, 2017
                Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
                8.0
                Excellent
                Sheena from Malaysia
                Group
                Double Air Conditioning
                Stayed 1 night in February 2013

                Lovely Rooms. Great Location. Understaffed”

                The room

                We stayed at this guest house in the beginning and the ending of our Sri Lanka holiday. There appear to be a difference of experience between our two separate stays. Allow me to explain: Rooms: Our first stay here was lovely. The AC was working fine and there was cable tv, which comes in very handy when the nights ended early and there was nothing for us to do. There was also Wifi, which is always a plus point. Our second stay was however, a bit messy. There was a problem with the cable, and during our two nights stay there, we couldnt use the tv at all. The staff was apologetic but it would have been better if they tried to compensate via lunch/dinner etc. Wifi was also impossible to connect the further you are from the reception area, which was to frown on considering that everybody pays the same rate for their room. Breakfast: We love the breakfast on both duration of stay. It wasn't perfect but it was satisfying. Staff: We could see that the place was understaffed. They were working so hard, including the manager, but it's obviously not enough. Such exhaustion can be seen when they struggled to serve everybody during breakfast time. The guests behind us had to wait around 30 minutes just to get their orders. I know, unacceptable. This guest house is great and I hope that they will find the means to maintain all the services offered in the future.

                Reviewed February 24, 2013

                Thank you very much for your valuable comment and you are welcome back to our guest house

                Responded September 21, 2017
                Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
                8.0
                Excellent
                Sheena from Malaysia
                Group
                Family Air Conditioning
                Stayed 1 night in February 2013

                Lovely Rooms. Great Location. Understaffed”

                The room

                We stayed at this guest house in the beginning and the ending of our Sri Lanka holiday. There appear to be a difference of experience between our two separate stays. Allow me to explain: Rooms: Our first stay here was lovely. The AC was working fine and there was cable tv, which comes in very handy when the nights ended early and there was nothing for us to do. There was also Wifi, which is always a plus point. Our second stay was however, a bit messy. There was a problem with the cable, and during our two nights stay there, we couldnt use the tv at all. The staff was apologetic but it would have been better if they tried to compensate via lunch/dinner etc. Wifi was also impossible to connect the further you are from the reception area, which was to frown on considering that everybody pays the same rate for their room. Breakfast: We love the breakfast on both duration of stay. It wasn't perfect but it was satisfying. Staff: We could see that the place was understaffed. They were working so hard, including the manager, but it's obviously not enough. Such exhaustion can be seen when they struggled to serve everybody during breakfast time. The guests behind us had to wait around 30 minutes just to get their orders. I know, unacceptable. This guest house is great and I hope that they will find the means to maintain all the services offered in the future.

                Reviewed February 24, 2013

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                Responded September 21, 2017
                Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
                8.0
                Excellent
                Shiau from Malaysia
                Couple
                Double Air Conditioning
                Stayed 1 night in January 2013

                Lovely and cozy guesthouse ”

                Cozy and clean

                a very clean and cozy guesthouse with nice furnishing. the location is convenient where you could find little sri lanka shopping and restaurants. the breakfast is nice too! will choose blue elephant for my next visit to negombo!

                Reviewed January 30, 2013

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                Responded September 21, 2017
                Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
                8.0
                Excellent
                Wai from Hong Kong
                Family with teens
                Double Air Conditioning
                Stayed 1 night in December 2012

                Clean and tidy guest house near to the airport”

                Reasonable price and quality

                We arrived at the airport at 0:15am early in the morning. Thus we just wanted to find a place close to it for our first night in Sri Lanka. Blue Elephant Guest House was at Negombo which was quite close to the airport. With the airport pick up they arranged (charged), we arrived there not-so-late and could take a good rest before our trip began. The rooms were tidy and clean and reasonable for the price. But remember to bring everything you need (slippers, shampoo, toothbrushes all not available).

                Reviewed December 20, 2012

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                Responded September 21, 2017
                Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
                8.8
                Excellent
                Sam from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Double Air Conditioning
                Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

                Great place for a couple. 100% recommend ”

                Very clean, staff spoke little English but were very nice and polite. Breakfast was simple but good. Lots of little restaurants a short walk away and only Rs400 tuk tuk from airport

                Reviewed December 12, 2018
                7.6
                Very good
                morgan from France
                Couple
                Double Air Conditioning
                Stayed 1 night in January 2017

                nice room, no wifi”

                Positive: good value, good location, nice staff, nice and confortable room, tv satellite working well, hotel provide electricity plug adaptateur Negative: no wifi in the room, shower water pressure very slow

                Reviewed February 05, 2017

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                Responded September 21, 2017
                Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
                9.3
                Exceptional
                Pravich from Thailand
                Couple
                Double Air Conditioning
                Stayed 1 night in March 2015

                Friendliest stay we had in sri lanka”

                friendly staff, spacious room and deco, location

                Blue Elephant has got to be the friendliest accommodation we experienced in Sri Lanka, in our opinion. We were greeted warmly from the moment we walk in until we left. Not only that the front desk is friendly, the same goes to housekeeping as well. Staff is serious about improving guests' experience and one of them had even asked to learn some Chinese words so that they can communicate with Chinese guests better. That's initiative which we respect a lot. Our room, room No 4 has got a beach view which we enjoyed very much. The hotel and room match with the pictures shown on Agoda and are nicely decorated. We managed to peep into other empty rooms and we found that it is consistent in all rooms. Breakfast comes with fresh fruit smoothie, tea, toast, egg and sausage. We enjoyed the fruit smoothie the most, but of course that's our personal preference. The negative comment we have would be the slow wifi in our room (room no 4). Connection at ground floor (restaurant area) is good though.

                Reviewed April 09, 2015

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                Responded September 21, 2017
                Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
                9.7
                Exceptional
                yu from China
                Couple
                Double Air Conditioning
                Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

                A good place to stay”

                Clean room, good location, friendly people

                It's the last stop of our trip in Sri Lanka, and a pecfect end in blue elephant, located in Lewis place which is convenient and lots of restaurants, even though there is not too much scenic spots in Negombo, but we visit the famous Negombo fish market, and St. Mary's church which I saw the locals wedding ceremony with my own eyes, we have two nights and have to transfer to airport by very earilier morning, the staff helping us arrange tuk tuk and made morning call on time, all the people is nice and friendly here, highly recommend.

                Reviewed December 16, 2014

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                Responded September 21, 2017
                Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
                10.0
                Exceptional
                SHUYIN from China
                Solo traveler
                Standard Non A/C
                Stayed 1 night in October 2014

                good place to stay over for the flight”

                no mosquitos at all, best breakfast during my stay in Sri Lanka and very friendly staff

                I stayed there for only one night. But my overall impression is positive. The room is very clean and surprisingly I didn't see a single mosquito. Breakfast was the best among the guest houses I've ever stayed at in Sri Lanka. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Location is quiet and about 250Rs to the bus-stop.

                Reviewed November 11, 2014

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                Responded September 21, 2017
                Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
                7.7
                Very good
                Christian from Canada
                Couple
                Double Air Conditioning
                Stayed 1 night in October 2013

                Good and convenient”

                Price, location, easy check in and out.

                We only stayed for a night before catching a very early flight. There's not so much to do or see in Negombo so I wouldn't spend too much time there but it was a perfect place to end our holiday. We had arranged a pickup with a local tuk tuk to get to the airport but he never showed up. The hotel staff member was kind enough to call one of his tuk tuk buddies to take us to the airport instead. The price was reasonable too.

                Reviewed October 25, 2013

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                Responded September 21, 2017
                Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
                9.0
                Exceptional
                Jean-Baptiste from France
                Solo traveler
                Double Air Conditioning
                Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

                confortable room, friendly staff”

                large and well decorated bedroom, beach at 2min, good breakfast

                This GH was perfect, large and well decorated bedroom, very confortable and clean. There were fan, A/C and even a flattv. Staff is friendly, and breakfast was good. Wifi ok in my room. This was a really good value for money. The GH is close to the beach, tasty seafood restaurants around. Ideal for my last 2 days in SLK.

                Reviewed October 20, 2013

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                Responded September 21, 2017
                Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
                8.3
                Excellent
                yongshi from China
                Solo traveler
                Family Air Conditioning
                Stayed 1 night in October 2013

                clean, nice stuff, big room”

                clean, nice stuff, big room

                We checked in at the midnight around 1:30am. The stuff was sleeping, we waked him up, but he was still very nice to us. He introduced the room facilities in details. The family room is very big and clean. But it is near road side, a little bit noice in the morning. However, good choice for late arrival.

                Reviewed October 10, 2013

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                Responded September 21, 2017
                Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
                9.0
                Exceptional
                corinne from Australia
                Couple
                Double Air Conditioning
                Stayed 1 night in July 2013

                Perfect for one night”

                Clean, convenient to airport & good value

                Got our room at a bargain price. Only intended in staying one night before going to nearby 4 star hotel. Stayed another 2 nights here instead due to the cleanliness, friendliness of staff, location & comfort of room. Close to restaurants via tuk tuk for 100 sr or walk for 1km near the jetwings. Wifi & aircon very good. Beach is not swimmable & you can pay to swim in nearby hotels. Negombo is not a holiday destination. We think ghat they think it is but sadly due to pollution to beaches & rubbish is an embarrassment. Only a one night stop either before or after arriving in SL. Definitely recommend Blue Elephant for great value. Special mention goes to Ruwan Nalaka. A credit to this hotel.

                Reviewed August 02, 2013

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                Responded September 21, 2017
                Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
                9.0
                Exceptional
                Jaden from Canada
                Couple
                Double Air Conditioning
                Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

                Comfortable and pleasant ”

                Beautiful room, right across from the beach, friendly staff

                I really enjoyed my stay at the Blue Elephant. Room was beautiful, with a nice view. The staff was friendly, it was right across from the beach. Very close to the main strip. Breakfast was good, simple with just eggs, toast and smoothie. Overall, I was very pleased and would stay here again.

                Reviewed April 23, 2013

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                Responded September 21, 2017
                Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
                9.3
                Exceptional
                VARUN from India
                Couple
                Double Air Conditioning
                Stayed 1 night in February 2013

                New hotel, clean and spacious rooms, nice staff”

                Clean spacious rooms, nice friendly staff, lot of good restaurants nearby,

                stayed here for one night. checked in late at night and checked out early next morning. new building with clean, spacious rooms. rooms and other areas nicely decorated with blue elephant themed pics and cutouts. A/C, TV all functioned without any hitch. Only -ve was that our room was in the 2nd floor and there was no lift. but we didnt mind that. breakfast was simple - toast, eggs and coffee with some juice. its about half an hour by cab from the airport.. new place with small entrance. so finding it was difficult. had to ask the cab driver to call the hotel and ask for directions. overall very happy with experience

                Reviewed February 27, 2013

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                Responded September 21, 2017
                Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
                7.7
                Very good
                Luwen from China
                Group
                Family Air Conditioning
                Stayed 1 night in February 2013

                high PPR”

                big room/neat and tidy/nice staffs

                i booked one family room for 4 persons(adults) and its rly huge, i also think its already neat and tidy enough in sri since i traveled to lots of other cities. and the room has a balcony with sea views. its location is not exactly by the sea but in negombo beach area, this guesthouse already okay more than enough as a "transfer station". staffs there are nice as well.

                Reviewed February 21, 2013

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                Responded September 21, 2017
                Blue Elephant Tourist Guest House
                9.3
                Exceptional
                Janet from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Double Air Conditioning
                Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

                Great hotel with friendly and helpful staff”

                Well equiped rooms, clean, great location and friendly owner/staff

                This hotel is a great place to stay when you arrive in Sri Lanka as it's a short taxi ride from the airport. The rooms are large, well decorated and clean with A/C and T.V. The staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast is good and freshly prepared. The location is on the strip which has lots of restaurants and shops. If you don't want to get up early ask for rooms at the back because the rooms at the front are above the road and tuc-tucs are not very quiet.

                Reviewed February 19, 2013

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                Responded September 21, 2017
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