Heritance Negombo

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

The hotel

A barefoot stroll from the Indian Ocean, a lagoon pool curves along the lawn leading down to Negombo’s sands. It gives a view that is tirelessly intoxicating – which is why the team at Heritance Negombo also made sure you can see it from almost every guestroom, from the penthouse spa, and from their aptly named ‘See Lounge’ – whose rooftop residence guarantees spectacular sunset views. The perfect pairing for trips to Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, or for those simply after a beach holiday in a style-conscious hangout, this swanky hotel is also well-placed for experiencing the buzz of Negombo, with nearby bars and restaurants giving ample alternatives to the international ‘feasts’ of Heritance’s Bluetan restaurant and the swim-up drinks of its B-Bums pool bar.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Along the beach in Negombo, just a stroll from bars and restaurants, 2km from the main fish market, and 3km from St Mary’s Church in the town centre. It is also 40 minutes from Colombo City, and within around three hours’ drive of cities in Sri Lanka’s famous Cultural Triangle. Transfer time from Colombo International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

139 rooms. All with private terrace or balcony facing towards the ocean, air-conditioning, fan, 42” flatscreen LED TV with cable connection, WiFi, telephone, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, rain shower, hairdryer, bathrobes, and beach slippers. Deluxe Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (in existing bedding) or 1 infant.

Half Board option: includes dinner (buffet or set menu) in the main restaurant. 

Full Board option: includes lunch and dinner (buffet or set menu) in the main restaurant. 

Superior Deluxe Rooms are the same but with upgraded amenities including iPod docking station and sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child (in existing bedding) or 1 infant.

Premium Rooms feature a spacious balcony and ocean views and sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child (in existing bedding) or 1 infant.

Junior Suites have a master bedroom with an interconnecting parlour room (a separate living/dining room), a private balcony and amenities including an iPod docking station. They sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child (in existing bedding) or 1 infant.

3 restaurants and bars including Bluetan (international buffet feasts, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), See Lounge (light dining, open for lunch, dinner, and late-night dining), and B-Bums (swim-up bar, open for daytime snacks). Lagoon swimming pool. Rooftop spa*. Fitness centre. Concierge. Complimentary WiFi. Laundry services*. Airport transfers*. 24-hour room service*.

2 nights

*Denotes local charge

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Beautiful Makeover

Sep 30, 2020 Max J Colombo, Sri Lanka

We have been to this hotel some 45 years ago when it was Browns Beach Hotel. The Heritance Group bought it, pulled it down and built a spanking new 5-Star hotel with 138 rooms a few years ago. There's a wide stretch of beach, all rooms face the sea, curious sculptures of Sri Lankan boys and girls playing traditional games are scattered on the… Read more
We have been to this hotel some 45 years ago when it was Browns Beach Hotel. The Heritance Group bought it, pulled it down and built a spanking new 5-Star hotel with 138 rooms a few years ago. There's a wide stretch of beach, all rooms face the sea, curious sculptures of Sri Lankan boys and girls playing traditional games are scattered on the front lawn and facade. Breakfast was served at a restaurant run by the hotel across the street, which we considered an inconvenience as that meant having to dress up. Even for the few guests the hotel could have done it in the restaurant within the hotel itself. The service was excellent and so was the food. However I have chosen to give only a very good rating and not excellent as the quality of sleep was affected due to the following reasons: (1) The pillows were smaller than the standard (2) The toilet did not have a separate light, causing one to switch on all the lights in that section thus disturbing the sleep of the other person (3) The window blinds did not meet properly in the centre and left about a foot uncovered letting in the bright sunlight to the bed which faced the window. Read less
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Sep 30, 2020 tharangaraju

Even in COVID 19 situation in the country, Hospital staff were quite good and supportive for their guests. Rooms were clean and well maintained. Their hospitality was remarkable and highly recommend every one to visit and stay at Negombo Heritance.
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Sep 26, 2020 36sahanl

We had a great weekend at heritance negombo, fresh food ,good service,great vibe all are there ,very impressive staff service specially from mr.chiranga and from mr.sampath , personally i recommend this place if u wanna have a great weekend❤️
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Sep 21, 2020 Sonam B Colombo, Sri Lanka

This review comes very late, but it is one that is very important given the absolutely amazing service that we received at the Heritance Negombo. My fiancé had arranged a surprise dinner for me overlooking the beach and the hotel staff had taken every measure to make it a day we will never forget. The table had been arranged so tastefully with a… Read more
This review comes very late, but it is one that is very important given the absolutely amazing service that we received at the Heritance Negombo. My fiancé had arranged a surprise dinner for me overlooking the beach and the hotel staff had taken every measure to make it a day we will never forget. The table had been arranged so tastefully with a magical view of the sea and the 5 course dinner was definitely worth every bite. There were a variety of options to choose from for each course, each surprising us more than the other. Taste was exquisite, portion sizes were just right and presentation was on point. The waiting staff managed to look after us without getting in the way of our romantic evening and even surprised us with a delicious cake plus a box of chocolates. We stayed the night and the exact service was extended to us by the reception, housekeeping, room service, F & B department and at every touch point. The rooms were extremely clean and cozy with so much attention to detail i.e. the packaging of the toiletries etc. It was truly a value for money experience and all of this was achieved during the COVID lockdown. We recommend this hotel to anybody who is looking to be taken care of from start to finish. Thank you to the staff at Heritance Negombo for an unforgettable anniversary :-) with love, Lakmal and Sonam Pushpakumara Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Comfy stay and amazing food !

Sep 20, 2020 Draupadie W Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

We wanted a break from Colombo and picked Negombo as its a quick getaway, and really enjoyed our stay at Heritance Negombo The hotel adheres to fairly strict precautionary safety and healthy guidelines due to COVID19. So , though pretty much everything is accessible and accommodated, you do have to follow the rules that the management has set… Read more
We wanted a break from Colombo and picked Negombo as its a quick getaway, and really enjoyed our stay at Heritance Negombo The hotel adheres to fairly strict precautionary safety and healthy guidelines due to COVID19. So , though pretty much everything is accessible and accommodated, you do have to follow the rules that the management has set . Check in was breeze as they had shared all measures and prepared us for what to expect on arrival. The staff and the front desk was so hospitable, incredibly informed and tried to accommodate every thing possible . Pool use was welcome but had to be planned around an hour ahead. The rooms are the standard hotel toom sizes found , with great and amenities and new fixtures- with the best shower! The food was an absolute highlight as well. Witb a fabulous spread starting from breakfast and a la carte option served at the restaurant opposite the main property. Our three day stay was truly a great one and very pleasantly surprise too. They have some great deals ongoing , but they hadn't really cut down on the level of service offered. Overall a great stay! Would definitely visit again Read less