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Reviewed 23 September 2016

We only stayed here for one night.
At the reception we felt that first attention seemed to be given to large groups arriving in busses. We got room 1, the room itself was nice, but all rooms in this section (1-16) are close to a busy street, with hardly anything that separates you from the street noise.
Pool area seemed OK, but the beach area a bit disappointing (a few chairs in the sand in a separate area about 100m from the sea).
A wide range of food was available, quality generally good, and the choice of breads better than other places.

Room Tip: not sure about other rooms, but 1-16 close to noisy street
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Patrick V
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

There is no negatives to report on my solo stay for 2 weeks except to say I missed being able to swim in the sea as it was too rough but there is a lovely big and clean swimming pool. I had a lovely twin room with a large balcony and a wonderful view that you just don't tire of. The staff are exceptional and so happy and helpful. The Manager was very sociable and approachable and is held in high esteem by his staff. I have to say that the guests I spoke to were also very happy with everything. All nationalities mixed very well including other religions. A shame this can't be managed worldwide. I think this hotel deserves another star as was so clean and the food delicious - I may have to buy a size larger in my clothes after staying here. Yes I would definately stay again and highly recommend this hotel. I had no problem staying here for the whole two weeks and as I said, I just didn't want to leave.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
1  Thank Janet P
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goldiNegombo, General Manager at Hotel Goldi Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Thank you so much for taking time to share your experience with other Tripadvisor visitors about your recent stay with us.

We are glad that you were overall happy with the services rendered throughout your stay and it is very pleasing to learn that the room was up to mark and you find our staff friendly and helpful. I shall definitely share your positive feedback with our team and this will definitely be a motivation to the staff.

We look forward to your next visit again in the not too distant future and look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back.


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Reviewed 16 September 2016

We spent our last night here in Sri Lanka, our room was huge with a massive balcony overlooking the beach. Sensational views over Indian Ocean, especially at sunset, only problem was there was a Sri Lankan wedding at the hotel & the very loud music did encroach on our peace & quiet. It thankfully only went from midday and finished by 5:00pm (it was however non-stop & the dancing & band were set up right next to the pool, so it was incredibly noisy trying to relax beside pool with wedding guests close by). Before booking in, try & check to see if a wedding has been booked for same time. Otherwise nice hotel, great breakfast, good location & friendly, helpful staff.

Room Tip: Rooms away from pool probably a little quieter.
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank HappytravelSydney
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goldiNegombo, General Manager at Hotel Goldi Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Thank you for taking time to write a comment on Trip Advisor. We regret the inconvenience caused due to the wedding function.

We shall take precautionary measures in the future. We are happy to hear that you had a pleasant holiday in Sri Lanka and at Goldi Sands.

Please visit us again to stay for a longer period.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The rooms are very nice, clean and we had a very big balcony. We only had the possibility to eat breakfast, because we had to leave for the next hotel, but it was good. Nice staff and helpfull. In ten days we will come back.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Suzanne D
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goldiNegombo, General Manager at Hotel Goldi Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

We thank you for your stay and your lovely comment on trip advisor.
We look forward to seeing you once again at Goldi Sands soon.
Assuring you of our best services and personal attention at all times.

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Lovely pool, Lovely rooms, good food and amazing staff. What else would you want during your stay in Sri Lanka. Love the fact that they have a pool table to kill time on with a beer during the afternoons and a chilled out pool to take a dip in.
The location is perfect overlooking the beach and few steps away from feeling the waves!

Room Tip: Lodges next to the pool or Rooms overlooking the beach
  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Dilshi D
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goldiNegombo, General Manager at Hotel Goldi Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Thank you so much for taking time to share your experiences with other Tripadvisor visitors about your recent stay with us.

We are glad that you were overall happy with the services rendered throughout your stay and it is very pleasing to learn that the room and other facilities was up to mark and you find our staff amazing. We shall definitely share your positive feedback with our teams.

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