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The Ayubowan Guesthouse

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked here at the start of our trip and liked it so much that I came back to spend my last night here too. Very friendly couple Brenda and Ron went out of their way to help us with travel plans, luggage collection, washing etc. Great breakfast, lovely pool, quiet, nice airy room, lovely balcony to sit on. And...

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We stayed there only 1 night. It was a nice experience. The owners are very friendly and we have had a realy nice breakfast. De B&B was realy clean.the owners very friendly. There is a nice garden with a swiming pool. It is agood place if you dont care about staying at the beach, but a nice place ifyou only...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for only one night, arriving late in the afternoon just in time for a refreshing dip in the pool after a long travel day. The garden is lovely and our room opened directly onto it which is very pleasant except when others are breakfasting at the table immediately outside our door so that we needed to keep...

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happySriLanka, Owner at The Ayubowan Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear DISAPPOINTED, Thank you for taking the time to write your some what strange review yes you did arrive early evening, and yes you did have a refreshing swim then came the first complaint " i cant dive in the shallow pool' this came from an adult man who should know better. You made a point of breakfast on the...

chichester
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

As soon as we arrived at this guest house we knew we would enjoy our stay. The garden is beautiful and pool very refreshing after a day sightseeing in Negombo. Brenda and Ron are a friendly couple who have thought of everything. Very clean and a good breakfast too.

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UK
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stopped here with Brenda, Ron and their lovely team both the first and last nights of our trip to Sri Lanka. Our room was great, good size, very clean and a with a comfy bed, the pool very refreshing and breakfast was great. The guesthouse is set just back from the main coast road through Negombo on a quiet...

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happySriLanka, General Manager at The Ayubowan Guesthouse, responded to this review

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to write a review about Ayubowan and letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to seeing you again in the future .

Reviewed 18 September 2016

We booked this Guest house online before heading to Sri Lanka The owners were very pleasant to us but not to their staff It is in the vicinity though not particularly close to the airport The cost quoted on the booking website was less than we ended up paying which was annoying If you want a colonial English experience complete...

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3Thank Phil R
happySriLanka, Owner at The Ayubowan Guesthouse, responded to this review

We really do not understand where you are coming from. You arrived very late at night when no staff are on duty just the owners & you left the next morning after breakfast so during your very short stay here you can judge us on how we treat our staff, surely if this were true staff would not stay in...

Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We spend our last 2 nights here in this beautiful homestay. The house and the two hosts are just amazing! Hilarious British humor :-) I've haven't seen a cleaner and nicer place on Sri Lanka. Breakfast was also very good. We had our first good coffee here ;-) The house is very central, bars, cafés and supermarkets are in walking...

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happySriLanka, Owner at The Ayubowan Guesthouse, responded to this review

Can i take this opportunity to thank you for a wonderful review, we at ayubowan are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us all the way down to our humor. Just one thing though we are a guesthouse not a home stay , they are cheaper, we just had a review from a couple whom the lady did...

Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stayed in this oasis our first 2 nights before we started our 16 days grand tour of Sri Lanka and I can't think of a better place to recharge our batteries after a tiring journey... We occupied 3 out of 4 available rooms and as we have been the only guests we have been completely pampered.... Brenda, Ron and...

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happySriLanka, Owner at The Ayubowan Guesthouse, responded to this review

what a great family you were, and how we enjoyed having you all stay with us, when it comes to being pamered we feel we pamper all our guests even if they don't want it they get it so enjoy it {ha ha}. We are glad you would recommend us to others, thats what its all about. Once again thank...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

With friendly British owners this felt more like a comfortable UK Bed and Breakfast than a Sri Lankan guesthouse. Great way to relax ahead of our flight home. Our family of four had the two rooms on the first floor, sharing a clean bathroom. Lovely garden with pool - and excellent outdoor breakfast in the shade. The very good Tuskers...

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happySriLanka, Owner at The Ayubowan Guesthouse, responded to this review

it was great to get to get your review, so glad that your family enjoyed their stay with us and we came up to your expectations, as you know we serve breakfast and dinner out side, we will also soon be starting a seafood menu for our guests to enjoy. If we can say just one last thing we had...

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We only have been here for one night (we left very early to catch our flight), but what we have seen is a nicely decorated and neat guesthouse. It has a beautiful garden with pool, on walking distance of few restaurants. The owners were helpful and kind, they arranged a taxi for us. The room was clean and had AC...

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happySriLanka, Owner at The Ayubowan Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your reply its good for the management & staff to know that you had a pleasant stay with us, we are pleased to arrange transfers to the airport at any time day or night. Once again thank you for taking the time to write your review. RON & BRENDA

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  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Guest House is situated in Negombo on the west coast of Sri Lanka.2 Double ensuite rooms on the ground floor.2 Double rooms on the 1st floor with shared bathroom, private eating area and balcony All rooms have A/C, ceiling fan, hairdryer, bathrobe. This guesthouse is suitable only for adults, Weddings can be arranged at the house. We also provide airport transfer,free wifi is available. Lunch and dinner is available in the dining room and in the garden. Tourist board approved grade A now 4**** ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ayubowan Guesthouse

Address: 47/55 School Lane | Ettukalla, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Price Range: ₹ 3,741 - ₹ 4,073 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Upstairs room are quieter. All have good hot water.”
andrewe181, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We especially like the double room ensuite on the ground floor facing the swimming pool”
InesS156, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had room 3 but imagine all rooms are good”
773brenda, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Always ask Ron and Brenda what they can do for you - you will be surprised how much they can help with your overall holiday.”
greygrump, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor great for access to the pool.”
LincolnUKAllen, 8 Nov 2015 | Read review
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