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

(Lonely Planet Sri Lanka)






Expect the unexpected now: An authentic private Beach Guesthouse with a story

An Island reborn: Let's celebrate Sri Lanka's historic new start! With a historic Come-Back-Discount!

So let's go into the sun, it' best to book right here and now:


> Click on "Rooms" above and reserve what you like directly from there

> Or call straight to the manager 0094714237755

> Or email us icebearmanager@yahoo.com




Click the "Various" tab at the top and take advantage of the all-inclusive-promotional-price for the legendary "4-day-paradise-package", even during the running high season


That too:

Early check-in or late check-out is free, even at night (subject to availability)

Service charge and all taxes are included in the room and menu rate


Tailor-made specialities:

Meetings, outings, functions, events, family-weekends, honeymoon-packages, photo-shootings > all with a friendly neighborhood-discount > come and see and discuss with us at Negombo Beach, Lewis Place 95, or make a call to Manager Mr. Cristi 0094714237755






THE MYTHICAL easy-going atmosphere of the Swiss family owned and managed private "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 beach garden oasis, known as "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 star tortoise’s family how to handle time.

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

ENJOY MORE FREE 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 (filled!) mini-bar in the larger rooms, a healthy ayurvedic give-away, afternoon-tea.

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 Guesthouse. Retreat to our silent meditation/yoga corner. Call for private Yoga lessons, professional Ayurvedic massages, or for a short boat- or car-trip in the area. 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 ATRIUM VILLA with four rooms is designed by a famous Swiss artist Daniel Lahaii. The COTTAGE in the rear garden serves with two smaller sized rooms with poster-beds (!) and: A furnished holiday apartment with 3 bed rooms, kitchen, living room, at first floor with a separate entrance (appreciated by long-term guests and families - the longer the cheaper).

THE KITCHEN is a legend under leadership of two creative chef-de-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) team and Resident Manager Mr. Cristi provide you with excellent attention. The Swiss owner Gerd Haisch (Gerry) lives here on his premises and runs his private guesthouse as "late hobby" since 30 years, in best British “rooms-in-home” tradition, certified by BOI, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, approved by Ceylon Tourist Board SLTDA, and membership with ASMET, NTA, SWISS CIRCLE