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1 room, 2 adults

Emel Boutique Hotel

4-star4 stars
No. 15, Lurudu Road, Poruthota Rd, Negombo, Sri Lanka

4-star guesthouse in Negombo with outdoor pool and restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

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  • We have just come back from an amazing holiday thanks to having booked at this hotel. It…Jun. 7, 2018
  • Made to wait forever at check in as the manager insisted they don't have our booking and…Jan. 6, 2020

Emel Boutique Hotel

from A$37
  • Double Room
  • Deluxe Triple Room, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View

What’s around Emel Boutique Hotel


  • Negombo Beach - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Negombo Beach Park - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • St Anthony's Church - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Ave Maria Convent - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • Negombo District General Hospital - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • St. Sebastian's Church - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Maris Stella College - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • St.Mary's Church - 4.7 mi / 7.6 km

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 34 min drive
  • Railway Station Negombo - 9 min drive
  • Seeduwa - 20 min drive
  • Gampaha Railway Station - 40 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Sri Lanka may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Low-height counters/sink
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 36-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Emel Boutique Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Emel Boutique Hotel Negombo
  • Emel Boutique Negombo
  • Emel Boutique
  • Emel Boutique Hotel Negombo
  • Emel Boutique Hotel Guesthouse
  • Emel Boutique Hotel Guesthouse Negombo


For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property only accepts cash for all onsite payments.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 5.00 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15.00 per person (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Emel Boutique Hotel

  • Does Emel Boutique Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Emel Boutique Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at Emel Boutique Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Emel Boutique Hotel?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Emel Boutique Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Emel Boutique Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Emel Boutique Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include The Coco Beach (2.1 mi), Sunny Restaurant (2.2 mi), and Petit (2.2 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Emel Boutique Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15.00 per person one way.

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 13 reviews

Poor 2.0
Hotel closed no refund - stranded at midnight
The hotels says 24 hour check in. However, when I arrived at the hotel around midnight all doors and gates where closed and when I called the number at the main gate the answer was that there where no reservations in my name. This even though the hotel has already charged my bank account. I can in no way recommend the hotel. I have send the hotel mails around my situation with all details regarding confirmation without any answer back!
Mathusuthanan, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Definitely worth 5 Stars
Great Hospitality & personal touch. Small Boutique hotel with only 5 rooms and a large swimming pool near airport. We occupied 3rooms on our last day after a fabulous Srilanka tour. Would definitely recommend the place to friends & everyone.
in1 night trip with friends
Poor 2.0
Wow, what can I say. After 24 hours of air travel I was just ready to get to the hotel and sleep. I first peeked at the mattress and was taken back by how dirty it was, but at this point I was just ready to sleep. I took a shower, and then pulled up the sheets to get in bed and what I saw was disgusting. There was significant amounts of blood stains, hair, an wet spots. These sheets had clearly not been washed for a long time I left the the hotel immediatly after and ended up having to take a 45 minute ride to downtown Columbo in TUK TUK on a rainy night at 1:30 AM to search for another hotel. Then the guy would not even issue a refund. Please, I'm warning you, do not book this place. There are plenty of other decent and clean accomodations in Colombo at the same price where you dont have to be freeked out about sleeping in the bed.
John , us2 night trip
Good 6.0
helpful and attentive host
room needs a little renovation but the hosts are extremelly helpful, thumb up for the service!
usRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Cheap and cheerful
Excellent value for money. Lovely staff. Easy place to stay for short trip.
Martha, as2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Boutique hotel
Very nice boutique hotel.Wonderful and attentive service!You'll feel like you're staying with friends in no time.Airport transfer went smoothly,room was spacious and breakfast was fresh and tasty!Will stay here again next time,thank you!
cn1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
A home from home.
Emel Boutique Hotel, proved to be a fantastic stay. Close enough to the airport to recover in a relaxed manner from a long haul flight and before heading out on the road around Sri Lanka. Nalaka and his staff are very attentive and go above and beyond to help. Either chilling out by the pool or just relaxing in the lounge, Emel proved to be a home from home. As a solo female traveller, it was a good place to start my adventure. I will return again and again.
Vajini, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
It’s the staff that makes the stay.
I wanted to stay around Colombo as I thought it good to visit the city for a day. However, Nogombo is about 30 KM north of Colombo, but fairly close to the airport. I found Nagombo more interesting and this hotel a quirky but very nice find. Emel is a cross between a small hotel and a B and B. The most memorable part of the stay was the 2 staff. Nalaka is the manager who went out of his way to make sure I got picked up, advised me on places to go in Sri Lanka, and arranged for transportation to Kandy and Galle. Abee (probably not spelled correctly) was I also incredibly nice. When I got up at 4 am jet lagged, he was immediately up and got me coffee and breakfast. The room was comfortable and a good value. But, it’s the staff that makes the stay.
David, sg2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Sehr freundliches Pesonal
Kleines, schönes und gepflegtes Hotel. Liegt etwas abseits von den “Hotelburgen” von Negombo. Mit dem Tuk-Tuk in 5-7 Minuten zum Strand. Sehr freundliches und zuvorkommendes Personal. Hotel im Preis-Leistung-Verhältnis empfehlenswert. Garten und Pool sehr gepflegt. Zimmer etwas verspielt und könnten ein Design Update vertragen.
Christian, de2 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Very hard to find even for taxi drivers. Rooms are large, but need renovating. Metro nearby. Good enough for one night.
Juergen, de1 night trip

Emel Boutique Hotel