Goldi Sands, favoured by several top, value-seeking European package tour operators, is surely the most reliable bargain choices on Negombo’s hotel strip. It has a great setting on Negombo’s broad and sandy beach, a decent swimming pool, well-designed bar and restaurant and a happy and committed staff who bring a good feel to this value-for-money hotel with a loyal repeat clientele that speaks for itself.
There are 130 rooms, categorised into Economy Rooms, Standard Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites and Suites. All but the Economy Rooms have views of the ocean, and increase in size and quality of furnishings as you move up the categories. All rooms are in good condition and have a double or twin beds, tv, telephone, mini-fridge, electronic safe, and tea/coffee making facilities. Ensuite bathrooms have h/w showers.
The main restaurant serves a range of fresh sea food dishes, Sri Lankan and international cuisine. Theme nights and BBQs are held at the `Beach Hut’ restaurant, and private dinners can be arranged on request. A range of alcoholic beverages are available here. A fresh water swimming pool is located amidst gardens scattered with coconut palms, and there is also a spa offering traditional Ayurvedic treatments. Goldi Sands is well equipped for weddings, private celebrations, as well as conferences and seminars. Other facilities include IDD telephone, internet facilities and doctor on call.
Why We Like It
Traditional beach budget option in Negombo with a reliable track record of doing the basics well.
Goldi Sands has an excellent location at the northern end of Lewis Place, the main beach drag in Negombo, just 20 minutes from the international airport. Relax and unwind here after a long journey. The capital city of Colombo is about one-and-a-quarter hours to the south.