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  • Sunshine Supermarket90 m
  • Gallery Darshana140 m
  • Sun Shine Jewels510 m
  • 4 Seasons Gift Collecton710 m
  • Bluemoon Jewellers710 m
  • Selyn710 m
  • The Touch Boutique710 m
  • Rodeo Bar880 m
  • St. Sebastian's Church910 m
  • Negombo Beach Park1.09 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Golden Star Beach Hotel

    163 Lewis Place, Negombo Beach, Negombo, Sri Lanka - See map
    "Good staff and very good breakfast"
    Bernard - April 22, 2017
    Good comfort
    6.7 room quality and comfort
    Good service
    6.5 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

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    Review score - United States
    7.2/10
    Location score
    7.7/10
    Room comfort score
    6.7/10
    Value for money score
    6.4/10
    Better than
    96
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    Better than
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    Better than
    95
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    Better than
    91
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    Value for money6.4
    Distance to city center2km
    Location rating7.7
    Nearest airportBandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
    Distance to airport7.7 km

    Rooms available at Golden Star Beach Hotel

    Standard Room
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Partial ocean view
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Partial ocean view
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            Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed
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                    What people love about Golden Star Beach Hotel

                    • 8.4
                      Excellent
                      Location

                      "Pros: location, good food, attentive staff"

                      Anastasia

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                      April 10, 2018

                    • 9.6
                      Exceptional

                      "The room was comfortable, the whole place needs a little TLC, besides that great value"

                      Phil

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                      August 16, 2018

                    • 7.6
                      Very good

                      "Enjoy walking along the beach."

                      LYNN H.

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                      November 10, 2016

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                    8.4
                    Excellent

                    "A good place to relax"

                    Gerard

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                    July 29, 2018

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                    What they offer

                    6.8
                    Good
                    Breakfast

                    "Buffett breakfast was good"

                    Janet

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                    September 16, 2018

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                    Food and dining

                    Restaurants on site

                    Main Resturant
                    Cuisine:Asian, Indian, International
                    Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte
                    Restaurant #2
                    Cuisine:Asian, Indian, International
                    Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

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                    Reviews of Golden Star Beach Hotel from real guests

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                    Agoda Reviews (400)Booking.com Reviews (167)
                    Cleanliness6.3
                    Facilities6.4
                    Location7.7
                    Room comfort and quality6.7
                    Service6.5
                    Value for money6.4
                    Rating
                    9+ Exceptional (31)
                    8-9 Excellent (47)
                    7-8 Very Good (75)
                    6-7 Good (72)
                    <6 Below Expectation (148)
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                    Mar - May (91)
                    Jun - Aug (105)
                    Sep - Nov (71)
                    Dec - Feb (106)
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                    9.7
                    Exceptional
                    Damien from Sri Lanka
                    Couple
                    Stayed 1 night in September 2013

                    Superb Hotel with Value for Money”

                    Staff, Location, Value for Money

                    It was one of the best weekends for me and my girlfriend the days we stayed at the Golden Star Beach Hotel. Value for money is at its best and I would surely recommend the Hotel for Foreigners as well as the Locals. The location is central and plenty of leisure activities are there to enjoy. One point I must highlight is the 'staff' that are really helpful and provide a speed and a superb Service.

                    Reviewed September 11, 2013
                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    Craig from United States
                    Couple
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

                    Right on the beach with a fantastic pool and bar!”

                    The rooms were worth the price. The pool being right by the beach was great. The breakfast buffet was incredible.

                    We enjoyed our stay here. It is right on the beach and the pool is great. We enjoyed the local breakfast as well as all your western staples. The local restaurants and bars are all within walking distance and if they aren't; your trishaw is less than $1 to any where you would want to eat or drink. the best part about this beach is the close proximity to the airport (especially if you have a 1 AM flight). We would stay here again and recommend this wonderful hotel to anybody!

                    Reviewed April 24, 2013
                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    ASHER from United Kingdom
                    Family with teens
                    Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

                    A relaxing end to the holidays”

                    The beach, room and swimming pool

                    a sensible and comfortable place to end your Sri Lanka visit. Good rooms , well attended gardens, a good swimming pool and bar facilites and right on the beach. Bathrooms could be updated although perfectly functional

                    Reviewed April 16, 2013
                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    ASHER from United Kingdom
                    Family with teens
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

                    A really good end the holidays”

                    Te swimming pool, beach and bar

                    a really good place to start or end your holiday in Sri Lanka. A good size, clean room (although the bathroom could do with an update) . A good swimming pool a good restaurant and bar and with immediate access to the beach

                    Reviewed April 16, 2013
                    8.3
                    Excellent
                    Thomas from New Zealand
                    Couple
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

                    Nice hotel right on the beach”

                    Clean quiet hotel with pool next to beach

                    Our room was nice and clean and serviced daily. We had a room with view over the pool area and out over the beach. The pool bar is nicely placed under palms between the beach and the pool where they serving drinks and snacks at any time. Breakfast was included in our room rate and was set up in the main restaurant as a buffet with juice, fruits, eggs, cereals and various type of breads with jam, very delicious. Dinner at the restaurant is rather expensive for Sri Lanka but there are places nearby where you can eat too.

                    Reviewed September 17, 2012
                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    Tsz from Hong Kong
                    Couple
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 1 night in October 2011

                    Great Location”

                    Nice beach view

                    We reached SriLanka mid-night and then took tuk tuk to this hotel for a few-hours sleep. The location is great which is located along the beach. The breakfast is nice with swimming pool and beach besides. Manager is very nice as well. The room is really simple while the controller of the air-conditioner is out of order unfortunately to us.

                    Reviewed October 14, 2011
                    10.0
                    Exceptional
                    john from Australia
                    Couple
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

                    LOCATION , FOOD , SERVICE”

                    room was very big , clean , the breakfast was amazing so many choices, the pool bar staff very friendly , right on the beach, nice walking distance in town Sana's restaurant was so cheap and lovely food , we walked the other way to the Negombo fish market it was a lovely place to explore on foot and a tuk tuk back , would defiantly come back and stay here for sure

                    Reviewed October 12, 2018
                    5.2
                    Matt from United States
                    Solo traveler
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

                    Majority of the issue comes down to the room location”

                    My main issue was the room and its location. It was what seemed like a maze to get to, and once arrived it seemed more like a room that had a bad floor layout and they decided to cobble something together during construction. Speaking of construction the room seemed like it was partially under construction when rented out to me; specifically the bathroom. Also because of the location it was close to the main road or something that seemed to have a loud generator blaring outside of the window at night and early in the morning. Service also was a bit slow in the restaurant. Great beach access though.

                    Reviewed January 09, 2018
                    3.2
                    Rajiv from Malaysia
                    Couple
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

                    Disappointed ”

                    First and foremost, I’m not sure how this hotel managed to get a 3 1/2 star rating. I would think a 2 star rating best describes this hotel. We had a room on the ground floor which had a really bad musty smell. The place was full of mosquitoes. We were bitten by many mosquitoes while having breakfast at the restaurant. They wouldn’t provide mosquito coils unless requested. We also had non-staying guests occupying the patio of our room because they wanted to use the hotel swimming pool. Surprisingly, it seems that the hotel management is aware of this yet condones it at the expense of the privacy of guests. On a positive note, breakfast served at the restaurant is pretty decent.

                    Reviewed October 22, 2017
                    9.2
                    Exceptional
                    Jonathan from United Kingdom
                    Couple
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

                    Close to airport, fair price!”

                    Incredibly helpful and friendly staff, we choose this hotel because it was close the airport with a pool for a few days of relaxing after a long journey. It was clean, spacious, and friendly with a good breakfast. What more could you want.

                    Reviewed August 07, 2017
                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    ketevan from Georgia
                    Family with young children
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

                    for little more expences- can be much better..”

                    location..pool.stuff

                    first of all in room discription was said that it is free wifi - it wasnt at all in room - even i asled that i can pay - but just it wasnt - was only in public areas and too slow..can get crazy...brakfast was ok..pool and spa - great

                    Reviewed May 22, 2015
                    10.0
                    Exceptional
                    Sharon from United States
                    Couple
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

                    Insecticide spraying -- unacceptable”

                    beach clean, pool clean, food choices good

                    horrible, They sprayed insecticide near the dining area while all the dishes were out. We had to rewash our plates. Second they sprayed during the evening while people were around the pool and you couldn't go out of your room. We were told that they don't even know what is in the insecticide. This is shear insanity. They could use electrical mosquito traps, propane mosquito traps as well as nontoxic neem spray. I would never go there again.

                    Reviewed February 09, 2015
                    8.3
                    Excellent
                    Mohammad from Bangladesh
                    Couple
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 1 night in August 2014

                    Nice hotel at affordable price”

                    location was excellent, hotel was really clean and well maintained. The staff were attentive

                    The stay was excellent. Felt like a top quality hotel. Service was excellent, nice view. Didnt try the pool but looked good. Lots of restaurant and shops across the street. I am glad didnt spend crazy money for a 5 star. This was more than enough. Will recommend to friends.

                    Reviewed September 02, 2014
                    4.7
                    Laurence from Australia
                    Solo traveler
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 1 night in May 2014

                    Close to Airport”

                    One the beach. 15mints to the airport

                    Did not like the hotel at all and bad value for money, I would expect a lot more from a three star hotel, The food was NOT good, would not like to stay for longer then a night airport stop over. Many better hotels going south from Colombo and better value for money

                    Reviewed August 07, 2014
                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    Janaka from Sri Lanka
                    Couple
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 1 night in April 2014

                    Not as expected”

                    Beach, Breakfast, Peaceful surrounding

                    Actual view of hotel was completely different from their images on Agoda. It was not such a beautiful place. Clean beach area and Peaceful surrounding. Breakfast was good. Bed was uncomfortable. Shower water overflows into the room.

                    Reviewed May 03, 2014
                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    Stephen from United Kingdom
                    Family with teens
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 7 nights in April 2014

                    Relaxing and enjoyable”

                    Close proximity to the beach, friendly staff, close to the airport

                    We had a very enjoyable stay and our children loved it. Perhaps the 'family room' we were given was a little small although adequate and the en-suite bathrooms lacked any ventilation. The drains in the bathroom were a bit smelly though all this matched our expectations. The rooms were cleaned every day and the A/C and WiFi facilities were very good.

                    Reviewed April 28, 2014
                    4.0
                    Daniel from United Kingdom
                    Family with young children
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 1 night in April 2014

                    Faded Glory”

                    Location for Airport

                    The official pictures were obviously taken some time ago. Faded glory would be the polite way to describe this hotel. Pool area dirty and poorly maintained, drain covers and doors to pump rooms etc missing or open, outside toilets unusable, tatty grounds, food seriously overpriced for the quality, rooms basic, bathrooms dirty, cracked tiles & bathroom equipment stained & tatty looking. At the end of the day this is a cheap beach hotel - but its not a bargain, you are getting what you pay for not what the official pictures are showing. We had to wait 7 hours for the extra child bed we booked, involving three phone calls and 2 visits to reception. In the end had to stand there and demand it so we could go to bed at night (it was New Year, so probably a skeleton staff on, but 7 hours for a bed that was promised on arrival is slow on any day of the year?)

                    Reviewed April 28, 2014
                    8.3
                    Excellent
                    Benjamin from Ireland
                    Couple
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

                    Great Hotel on the Beach”

                    Location on the beach, Cleanliness and comfort of rooms

                    We have stayed here on a number of occasions and on each occasion there have been no issues. Rooms are large with good air con, working fridge and friendly staff. Good buffet breakfast. If you want to eat elsewhere there are a myriad of places on the street outside to suit all tastes and prices.Also the airport is only 15-20 mins away by taxi or tuk-tuk so we have used it when arriving from and going to the airport. The hotel also has a safe feel about it and you can trust the staff which is very important.

                    Reviewed April 04, 2014
                    8.3
                    Excellent
                    Tania from Canada
                    Couple
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

                    Relaxing and comfortable ”

                    The staff, food and service

                    Our stay was very comfortable and relaxing. The staff were very good in accomodating us. The only issue was with the toilet and bathroom. The toilet did not flush properly always and we had to fix it a few times. The flow of water from the shower was very slow and did not make for a comfortable experience. Though it was fixed and replaced it did not work properly.

                    Reviewed February 17, 2014
                    9.0
                    Exceptional
                    MINOO from India
                    Business traveler
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

                    Good hotel in Nigambo”

                    good staff,clean and safe rooms,good food

                    Very comfortable and enjoyable stay.Best facilities available in the area. Very good food available in the hotel as well as in the surrounding eating joints.it is very good for family stay. Staff is very supportive and always ready to serve you with a smile.Beautiful beach area. very clean and safe swimming pool.In short value for money. The management should arrange for slippers and dental kits.

                    Reviewed December 22, 2013
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