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The Icebear Guesthouse

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice garden and location by the sea. Close to many restaurants. Good service and food. A few details could be worked out (rooms a bit old, 1 bottle of water per room only, tons of mosquitos etc...). Would recommend.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 18 March 2017

To arrive at the Ice Bear Guest house, after a long journey from Australia for 10 friends and all photographers was like coming home. The rooms are quaint, clean and comfortable with amazing local decor and truly a photographers dream from the garden to the locals on the beach. The staff at the Icebear are truly warm and friendly and...

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Very pleasant place to stay in Negombo as a first or last stop in Sri Lanka. The Ice Bear Guesthouse is at the beginning of the hotel street and therefore closer to the center than other hotels. It also is right on the beach. A tranquil garden is well set up there and they will let you stay on and...

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Macclesfield, Cheshire, Uk
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Icebear was recommended to us by friends in UK as the perfect stop after a longhaul flight. As it is north of the airport, it is a quick and easy journey, avoiding the Colombo traffic. Whilst Nogombo town is nothing to write home about, Icebear is on a quiet stretch of beach which is safe and used by both visitors...

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1Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 26 February 2017

this guesthouse has a very lovely garden, where you can rest, eat, drink and enjoy. you feel very comfortable and the busy streets of Negombo don't bother you anymore. the staff is very friendly and works fast. rooms are extravagant and individually designed, which makes this place unique. food in the restaurant is rather expensive.

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Exeter
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for one night at the end of our trip as it was really close to the airport. It is a gorgeous hotel, beautiful rooms and lovely grounds and gardens. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stopped here for a late afternoon drink. The German coffee and the banana Lassi were both very good. The quiet garden, facing the beach is a nice escape from the busyness along the main street. We enjoyed hearing a group of local people singing and drumming on the beach, as we watched a lovely sunset. A perfect atmosphere for...

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Taking one´s mind off the daily bustle in negombo city, this place is an oasis for the culinary seekers (best coffee in western province, served in silver ware), the ones longing for a cosy hotel room, europeans feeling homesick and single female travellers wishing not to be flirted with (sorry sri lanka, but yes, that´s you). As I had some...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The ice bear restaurant (in icebear guesthouse which was fully booked when I wondered in). Stumbled into this place for some relief from the main stretch behind. Lovely place to relax. Restaurant is in the Gardens of the guesthouse and looks on to the beach. Staff are lovely. Breakfast was yummy. Came with eggs (however you like them) toast (which...

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Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

First and foremost, the staff here is friendly beyond belief. They go above and beyond! The rooms are fun. The location is lovely with the sea breeze. The bathrooms could be construed as a little rustic but no big deal. I had a guard gecko in mine! I would definitely return.

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Sri Lanka with Swissness, Rooms-In-Home for over twenty years ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Icebear Guesthouse

Address: 95 Lewis Place, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Price Range: RM102 - RM300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
The Icebear Hotel Negombo
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“Room 1 or 2”
iphotographmagic, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“A room with a view of the beach garden and away from the music is best.”
Eurasiatraveller2014, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms looking out onto the beach”
charliewatson7, 31 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Room 2 was good, on the ground floor, so cool.”
693pascalf, 17 Mar 2015 | Read review
“No special room.”
KimiCC, 16 Oct 2014 | Read review
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