Goldi Sands Hotel
Goldi Sands Hotel
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8.8
Excellent

"Very convenient location."

Arlie J.

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December 12, 2016

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What guests are saying:
Clean and spacious room.
Frank from Germany
Couple
Very good deck chairs are provided.
Tan from Singapore
Solo traveler
We had another quick stay but it was very nice. We enjoyed relaxing and being able to walk every where would definitely stay here again.
Michelle from Australia
Couple
Nice sea view rooms. Very comfortable and clean.
Xixian from China
Couple
This hotel is near the airport which is convenient for the travelers. The hotel has its own beach. It's so beautiful. You can feel the breeze even in the hot summer. The food is very good, too. Full of choices. The staff is helpful.
LJ from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Very convenient location. You can easily go around. There are even buses that can take you to town at a very cheap fare. Nice restaurants around the area.
Arlie from Philippines
Business traveler
i stayed there for two nights. the lobby and dinning room are open plan and clean. the room was very comfortable. large tv.scrumptious breakfast. amazing food. try the pineapple surprise. you will be pleasenlty surprised!
Wajid from Pakistan
Couple
Its a hotel ideal for beach lovers and sun bathers. in nice location close to the tourist shops and bars. Food was mostly buffett but very good. Guest seemed to be mature age and german.. Not to many kids or young people. but still ideal for solo or couples.
Garry from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Very good
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7.5
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10
Very good service
7.6
Recommended by 84% of guests
Value for money7.2
Distance to city center4 km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportBandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
Distance to airport8.5 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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Promo Room - Non Sea View
Promo Room - Non Sea View
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard
Standard
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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Suite with Sea View
Suite with Sea View
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 super king bed
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Suite with Sea View
Suite with Sea View
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Promo Room with Non Sea View
Promo Room with Non Sea View
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Shower
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            What people love about the property

            • 7.6
              Very good

              "Good pool, and beach area"

              Karen

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              May 30, 2017

            • 8.8
              Excellent

              "Great breakfast buffet."

              Timothy

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              April 25, 2018

            • 9.2
              Exceptional

              "Warmly recommended for a stay in Negombo"

              Branimir

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              September 16, 2016

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            6.4
            Good

            "Good decent hotel and good beach"

            mohamed G.

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            May 26, 2017

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            8.0
            Very good

            "Staff on the whole were pretty friendly."

            Frances-Anne

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            January 17, 2018

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            Agoda Reviews (464)Booking.com Reviews (429)
            7.5
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            10
            Cleanliness7.4
            Facilities7.4
            Location8.2
            Room comfort and quality7.3
            Service7.6
            Value for money7.2
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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Leslie from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Standard
            Stayed 9 nights in October 2018
            Lovely stay at Goldi Sands”
            We were surprised on arrival to have a room without a balcony but upgraded to a sea view room for $10 per night. Well worth it. Good room , good staff, nice breakfast and nice size swimming pool. Friendly chipmunks visited us regularly. Plenty of tuktuks available to go down to the main strip. Particularly enjoyed the food in Sherry land just down the road. All in all a lovely holiday
            Reviewed November 07, 2018
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Michaela from United Kingdom
            Solo traveler
            Promo Room - Non Sea View
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2018
            Great location ”
            Pros: The staff are very lovely and helpful. The hotel is right on the beach, only walking distance from shops, tea cafes and restaurants. Cons: I was in room 101 which was very pleasant but I felt secluded from all the other guests as I had no1 near me. I've also heard chanting from outside my window which was a bit scary. Not sure what was being said as I don't speak the language. Although there's 24hr staff on reception and local police, there aren't any doors at the entrance to stop random people from walking off the road. Also the office where you pay for your hotel expenses, shows which room each guest are in. Other than that, I've throughly enjoyed my stay.
            Reviewed October 26, 2018
            8.0
            Excellent
            Tan from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            Promo Room - Non Sea View
            Stayed 1 night in April 2018
            beachfront property”
            it has a beautiful beachfront vista from the rooms with balcony. however, compared to other countries ive stayed in, the prices were a little less competitive. the big quiet beach is right on the doorstep. very good deck chairs are provided. however, there were many birds/crows and a few of the deck chairs were riddled with bird poop. you run the small risk having your food eaten by the crows and chipmunks on the property. a little far (10min walk) from the touristy bars and beach cafes on negombo. a 200rp tutuk ride takes you into the main town as well. surprisingly near the airport at colombo.
            Reviewed May 01, 2018
            8.0
            Excellent
            Monica from Bangladesh
            Family with young children
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in April 2018
            Nice beach, friendly staff”
            We stayed here one night before leaving early the next morning for our flight. Although it took us a while to find the hotel in our taxi, we were greeted with cool towels and a welcome drink. The lobby is beautiful as was the view from our room. We had a huge balcony that ran the length of the restaurant roof below. Although there are signs of wear and tear in the room, it was clean. Wifi/AC/hot water etc. worked well. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Nice fairly large strip of green grass between hotel building and beach for kids to run around on. Pool was perfect for an early evening swim. Overall we enjoyed our stay and wish we had had more time to enjoy the place.
            Reviewed April 07, 2018
            8.8
            Excellent
            Alison from United Kingdom
            Group
            Promo Room - Non Sea View
            Stayed 1 night in August 2018
            Good value for money for a transit stop”
            We stayed in the Goldi Sands for one night as our party were travelling to Sri Lanka from different places. It was very good value for money. We had chosen the value non-seaview rooms so obviously did not have a view. But the rooms were comfortable and clean. The staff were friendly. The location is good - it is close to other resorts and restaurants, should you want to eat outside.
            Reviewed August 29, 2018
            8.0
            Excellent
            Dennis from Sweden
            Couple
            Standard
            Stayed 3 nights in February 2016
            Nice beach hotel”
            Clean friendly nice beach
            Nice beach BUT sadly the people selling on the beach will not leave you alone, Nice food A little boring restaurant, should have more beach view seats and specially bar seats. One problem is you have to reserve tables and sunbeds early if not no left (full with retired people reserving everything all day but only use for short time) Most staff wonderful, some boring staff in restaurant. One big minus, very noisy rooms. they play music in the evening in the restaurant and you hear it clearly in your room
            Reviewed February 22, 2016
            8.3
            Excellent
            Simone from Australia
            Couple
            Standard
            Stayed 4 nights in October 2014
            Relaxing by the pool”
            Pool, big room kept very clean, great shower
            We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights to relax after a 8 week camping trip through Africa and it did not disappoint. The cleaning staff and the gardeners need to be congratulated for doing an amazing job always with a smile on their face. The wait staff were friendly and the food was nice. Breakfast was a good selection. Management need to look at educating the front desk and reception area on how to properly greet customers as NO imfomation was given about the hotel, restaurant, pool or surrounding area. No smile just bored faces not very welcoming. The room was comfortable, great shower and movies on the TV.
            Reviewed October 26, 2014
            8.7
            Excellent
            Joerg from Germany
            Family with young children
            Promo Room - Non Sea View
            Stayed 2 nights in June 2013
            Nice End to an Amazing Holiday in Sri Lanka”
            Nice beach, excellent breakfast, close to airport while being at a lovely beach
            We enjoyed our stay here. Staff was friendly, pool was great. There are birds around the general beach area (ravens, so this is something you'd find at any hotel in Negombo. This hotel is on the outskirts of many high price and touristy places. easy walking distance so not too far, but there's also some smaller shops and family-owned restaurants. Best choice in Negombo. We were there with our 23m old daughter who loved it.
            Reviewed October 29, 2013
            8.0
            Excellent
            Alan from Ireland
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in August 2012
            Nice hotel, competes well with Jetwings”
            recently refurbiished, nice food
            Great hotel. Didn really like Sri Lanka but this hotel saved the holiday. Its on a nice beach with the beach sellers kept at a distance. Go for the cabana room, they are definitly worth the extra / beside the pool
            Reviewed September 06, 2012
            8.3
            Excellent
            Talal from Oman
            Standard
            Stayed 2 nights in June 2012
            Good location”
            Friendly staff
            I stayed with Goldi Sands hotel for two days, found it good hotel with a very good location, it is near the beach and the staff are friendly the have a lovely smile The room was very nice and big, the restaurant also was good and have many goo dsortsof food
            Reviewed July 02, 2012
            8.4
            Excellent
            Chris from Australia
            Business traveler
            Single Standard
            Stayed 3 nights in June 2018
            Excellent”
            A warning to all person who are booking on line, if the room you book is a standard room. Don't book it as it is a dog box with no view. I had to pay extra to get a room with beach front view on my arrival. Otherwise great place to relax. Chris from Australia.
            Reviewed June 10, 2018
            6.4
            Good
            Sw from United Kingdom
            Family with young children
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in December 2018
            :-) ”
            :-)
            Reviewed December 26, 2018
            2.4
            Nathan from Australia
            Couple
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in August 2018
            Goldi Sands Hotel - Dreadful”
            After reading many reviews on Agoda and other sites regarding Goldi Sands Hotel in Negombo, we were led to believe that the hotel was clean, comfortable, had a great ambiance as well as having helpful and welcoming staff. This could not be further from reality. On arrival we were met by disgruntled staff who were neither welcoming or of assistance. when we got into our room there was two small single beds (despite prior requests for a large bed) and located on a very busy and loud main road. We requested a room change to which the staff made us feel incredibly uncomfortable and appeared angry. After waiting over an hour the staff gave us another room. there was a king bed however it was incredibly uncomfortable (we could feel each bed spring poking into our backs). After chasing down the numerous mosquitos in the room we went to the dining area. The staff in the dining area were abrupt and rude towards us. As a result we chose to have in-room dining. The food quality is basic boarding on poor (Lacking a standard of taste and quality expected by an apparent 4-Star hotel). To add further insult, the shower amenities were broken and unclean. Throughout our short stay, we found the overall quality of the hotel to be substandard and would highly recommend anyone looking to stay in Negombo to seek another destination.
            Reviewed September 01, 2018
            3.6
            Jawad from Pakistan
            Family with young children
            Promo Room - Non Sea View
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
            Fake pictures of Promo Room-non see view”
            Old hotel...pictures of the room are fake...no sofa in room...size was very small less then as mentioned in Agoda...and the window opened infront of water drain pipes...room was filled with small ants
            Reviewed October 11, 2018
            8.0
            Excellent
            Frances-Anne from United Kingdom
            Group
            Promo Room - Non Sea View
            Stayed 1 night in January 2018
            Good enough for price.”
            This is a fairly good hotel in an area full of them. We did buy a cheap room with no sea view but basically there was no view at all unless you count corrugated roofs, although these could only be seen when you opened the frosted glass, metal bar covered windows! Food was decent enough. The pool area was fine and beach pleasant, despite many hawkers trying to sell you their wares. Staff on the whole were pretty friendly. Adequate for a stopover.
            Reviewed January 17, 2018
            8.0
            Excellent
            Amanda from Australia
            Couple
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in January 2018
            No wifi”
            This hotel was nice, but expensive for what it is. The WIFI is non-existent, so if you need to check in to flights or do anything online before you fly out, forget it. We did not get any wifi for our entire stay. Refreshment and meal service is very slow. There are cheaper hotels and villas in Negombo, eg Jetwing Blue just 100 m down the road. There are also many decent restaurants within 500 meters of the hotel. Wouldn't recommend.
            Reviewed January 17, 2018
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Frank from Germany
            Couple
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in November 2017
            Great Choice”
            We stayed for 1 night, arriving directly from the airport. We did not want to get into traffic jammed Colombo. This was an excellent decision. As the room was ready for us already at 11am (we landed 9am at the airport). Terrific! Thanks a lot! Clean and spacious room. We felt really good and had a relaxed day at the beach and the hotel. A perfect start into our 2 week vacation in Sri Lanka. Taxi ride from the airport was smooth. No traffic jams. We did not pre-arrange the taxi, but booked on at the official taxi counter at the airport. 1.600 SLR. The beach itself is a bit less nice then the pure "holiday" beaches in the south. We would definitively book the hotel again. Thanks a lot for giving us a great time!
            Reviewed November 18, 2017
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Stevan
            Couple
            Standard
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
            Great place to relax”
            The layout and facilities of this hotel make it a great place to relax in and enjoy. The ground floor lobby, restaurant and bar is open to the air. The restaurant and bar face out directly to rows of palm trees, broad beach and open ocean. You can sit in the shade of the palm trees, watch the wooden outrigger sailing boats plying the sea for fish, sip cocktails and take an occasional dip in the pool or ocean (though it's not a great swimming beach). The rooms are clean and well presented. There is a buffet dinner each night which we didn't find it to be impressive or good value, but there are lots of restaurants nearby. If in Negombo, I would certainly choose to stay again.
            Reviewed November 05, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Robert from Canada
            Family with young children
            Standard
            Stayed 1 night in April 2017
            Clean hotel Close to the airport”
            We stayed at Goldi Sands because it was close to the airport and had a pool and beach access. We found the beach access to be above average and the pool to be great for our daughter. The food was great and service was top notch which was great for our daughter who doesn't travel well. We will definitely be back!
            Reviewed August 04, 2017
            8.4
            Excellent
            T.H. from Sri Lanka
            Couple
            Standard
            Stayed 2 nights in June 2017
            The overall rating is 8/10 for the Goldi Sands Hotel!!”
            The location was great and has a nice sunset. The room was good and pleasant. A/C,shower,TV all worked fine. Toiletries are rich and good. The bed,bed linen,towels,sofa were very clean and well maintained. The pool was very nice however it wasn't clean properly. Daily housekeeping was good and on time. The Food was delicious. The restaurant is good. Specially the chefs, crew members were really friendly always with a smily face. Siri Nimal chef was really careful about my child and food. Thank you and hope to visit again :)
            Reviewed July 07, 2017
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