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Palms Villa
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Palms Villa

10/5 2nd Mile post, Minuwangoda Rd. Kadirana, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
+94 773 474 913   Official website

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Value for money 9.1
Distance to city center 2.4 mi
Location rating 8.5


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  • Excellent
    Oct 2019

    Palms Villa is a really amazing place! We started our 3 week Sri Lanka vacation with a few days in Negombo en stayed at Palms Villa. They arranged a driver for us to be picked up from the international airport quite early in the morning. Upon arrival the staff was very friendly and they spoke very good English (the owner Gerry has lived in the UK). The bed was good, shower had good water pressure and the airconditioning worked well; good price/quality. Breakfast at Pallms Villa is quite good, with fresh fruits, toast and poached egg and waffles with ice cream if desired, accompanied by tea/coffee and fresh fruit juice. For lunch and dinner there is an elaborate menu to choose from, and all the curries that we tasted were truely delicious! What they explained and what we found to be very ture is that the best food you will have in Sri Lanka is the food prepaired at homestays and hotels. That is because it takes long to prepair a fresh curry from scratch, and restaurants don't have the time for that when you order. This was definitely in the top 3 of our three week stay in this entire country! The day after arrival we choose to relax at the pool, and the owner arranged for a massage at a spa centre in Negombo including pick-up and drop-off by a tuktuk driver (no extra charges, and the massage of 75min was around €11 per person!). Needles to say that after 2,5 weeks we returned to Palms Villa for our final night. We also asked the chef Damien beforehand if we could do a cooking workshop with him on the last day. This was really nice and fun to do! He prepared everything very well, let us do the cooking and could elaborate on all the spices, differences in ingredients, what to watch out for when shopping spices, how things are traditionally made and what alternatives there are if you can't find certain ingredients back home. Concluding: Palms Villa definitely gets a 10/10 recommendation!

    Nothing, everything was nice and good.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019

    Friendly staff, comfortable, clean with nice breakfast.

    Airport pickup a little confusing

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019

    Very friendly staff and even owner of the property... Price is also very reasonable compare to market. Clean property and it has very tasty food...


  • Excellent
    Sep 2019

    Because of our flight back home the next day, we were trying to find a nice hotel for one night that was located not to far from the airport. Palms Villa was that place and more! We used the swimming pool, played with the lovely dog and took a tuk-tuk to Negombo for a dinner. The owner of the hotel is a Michael Jackson fan, which you can already tell when you set one foot over the doorstep, but it is in no way too much. Staff is very helpful and the breakfast we got was good. Also booked a taxi to the airport and noticed that the driver spoke English very well, as well as Gerry (the owner). If we ever need a short stay in Negombo, we would book again!

    Nothing really. There was only a little annoing buzzing sound in the ‘green room’ the whole night, but we slept with earplugs so it didn’t matter that much. And personally I would throw the pool table away. It’s to eroded to use it.

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019

    I chose to stay here due to the location and also the great reviews on Tripadvisor. What a great place; clean and cool rooms, a swimming pool and jacuzzi, pool table, lovely staff, brilliant value, wonderful food (we tried the delicious fish and chips and prawn curry mmmmmm), friendly dogs and even a Michael Jackson-themed restaurant. Highly recommended.

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Featuring rustic Sri Lankan-style décor, Palms Villa welcomes guests with its own outdoor pool, a spa and a restaurant. The property is 10 km away from Bandaranaike International Airport and free WiFi, is available at all areas. The rooms at Palms Villa all come fitted with air conditioning, ironing facilities and a large wardrobe. En suite bathrooms include a hairdryer and free bath amenities. Some rooms enjoy pool views while others overlook peaceful garden views. Unwind at the hot tub after a long day out or enjoy various activities including billiards and squash. The property also offers barbeque facilities, a business centre and bicycle rental services. The friendly staff can arrange for water-sport activities including windsurfing and diving. This secluded bed and breakfast is 3.7 km away from Negombo Railway Station. Traditional Sri Lankan meals can be sampled at the on-site restaurant.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

9.1 Excellent

based on 708 reviews








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Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM


Policies vary by room type and provider.


Babysitting or child care
Business center
Laundry service
Bicycle rental
Game room
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Scuba diving
No smoking
Express check out
24hr front desk
Airport shuttle
Free parking
Pool table
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Increased accessibility
Currency exchange on-site
Laundry facilities


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Most Popular Landmarks

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