“A budget boutique hotel with lots of color and flair”

(Lonely Planet Sri Lanka)






Expect the unexpected now

THE MYTHICAL easy-going atmosphere of The Icebear Beach Guesthouse is preferred for the first few days after arrival in the island and for the last few days before departure. But keep care, some of our guests fall in love and stay for long. Enjoy the 3000 m2 tropical garden oasis, named "The greenest Grace at Lewis Place". There is a gate straight to the beach of the Indian Ocean. Relax in hammocks, long-chairs, beach-beds, rocking chairs. Watch chicken Laura VIII and the duck couple and learn from the happy tortoise’s family how to handle time.

THE ROOMS are different in location, size and design, all with attached bath room, air-condition, large nets, new mattresses all around, hot water, tea-making-facilities, CD-Player and other pleasant amenities like a hairdryer.

ENJOY MORE extras, all included in the room rate - a welcome drink, mineral water beside the bed (drink plenty in the tropics!), a weak-up service, night-security, a free luggage storage room, a scale for your suitcase, personal room safe and mini-bar in the larger rooms, a healthy ayurvedic give-away, afternoon-tea, and if possible free early check-in or late check-out.

BRING YOUR laptop, tablet, smart phone with you and use the Wi-Fi / WLAN access point completely free of charge. More, stroll with our free bicycle downtown to see the old city of Negombo, Dutch Fort, Kerk, Lagoon, Fish markets, Cricket ground and Belvedere.

PLAY WITH the fisher folk beach volleyball or cricket in afternoon. Jeu-de-boule, carom and plenty of other games are available at The Icebear. Retreat to our silent meditation corner; call for private Yoga lessons or a traditional Ayurvedic herbal oil massage by one of our serious in-house masseurs. Baby cot, children seat, laundry service, a doctor, airport transport is available on request.

THREE TROPICAL buildings accommodate you with care. A splendid Dutch period bungalow with three rooms and a De-Luxe apartment is located closest to sea. The architectural remarkable beach-side villa with four rooms is designed by a famous Swiss artist. The cottage in the rear garden serves with two rooms and a 3-bed-room holiday apartment for long-stays.

THE KITCHEN is a legend under leadership of a creative chef-du-cuisine. The beach-side “Icebair” Restaurant and the boulevard “Coffeetearia” is in service mainly for room guests, this is why the atmosphere is extraordinary private and tranquil. For sure fresh sea-food from neighbors day catch is careful prepared and served in beauty and style while mood music waves through the gardens. Breakfast is served till late afternoon, even in your room.

THE ISLANDS friendliest (and well promoted) staff and resident manager Mr. Cristi provide you with excellent attention. Swiss owner Mr. Gerry lives here on his premises. With Son David he runs the private guesthouse since 25 years,  in best British “rooms-in-home” tradition, approved by the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, and recommended by the Ceylon Tourist Board.