Petit Guest House Double AC Room near beach
Negombo / Palangature, Western Province, Sri Lanka
Situated on the first floor above a family owned restaurant called "Petit" these new spacious modern rooms have comfortable sofa, air conditioning, Cable TV, modern attached bathroom and a spacious balcony directly overlooking the beach. Large Double AC room with small balcony, sofa, flat screen TV and modern attached bathroom. The owner Joseph and his wife offer a very warm and friendly welcome and they will look after your every need. Price excludes breakfast. The restaurant (featured in Lonely Planet) is open all day for drinks, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Only 20 minutes drive from the main Katunayake airport, Negombo tends to attract tourists at the beginning or at the end of their holiday. The region is distinctively catholic with over 80% of the population of this creed, whereas in Sri Lanka as a whole the dominant religion is 80% Buddhist. With the abundance of churches, it is no wonder that Negombo is often referred to as “Little Rome”, and was visited briefly by the Pope in January 2016. The Catholic origins can be attributed to the Portuguese who once inhabited this corner of Sri Lanka. Names such as Silva, Perrera and Fernando are today still common local surnames, and Portuguese words have been adopted into the Sinhala language. Outside tourism, an important source of income is fishing. Visiting the Negombo Fish Market early in the morning is a major tourist attraction. You can also see them drying the fish in long rows alongside the market. Adjacent to this is the Dutch Fort which has now been converted into a prison. Negombo is Sri Lanka’s second largest fishing port. The property is located in an area called Palagathura junction which is basically located at the north end of “beach Rd” which is the main strip with all the bars & restaurants. In the last 12 months Palagathura junction has been transformed and now comprises of some of the best bars & restaurants in Negombo. However with a huge difference than the rest of Negombo, better quality and lower prices than the established bars like Lords, Rodeo & Serendip which are situated near to Jetwing Blue. Situated above Petit Restaurant which is a family run business specialising in seafood, curries, burgers and snacks. On the opposite side of the road is the delightful family restaurant run by 2 twin brothers – Sunnys Restaurant with its modern setting and interesting attached art gallery. Sunny specializes in seafood and Sri Lankan rice & curry. On the same side of the road, close to the junction is Machang which is a new bar/restaurant, this is a franchise owned by Lion beer so here you will find the cheapest beer prices on the whole strip. You can sit upstairs and watch the world go by. Opposite Machang is Bee Beach, again newly opened and has a lovely beach setting, its great here for sunset watching and they have great seafood, chinease food, pizzas and their highly recommended Sri Lankan rice & curry. We can arrange airport transfers for you from 2500 rupees depending on number of passengers and the time of day/night.
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