Loading.. Loading...
You are in › Home › How to Write A Review

How to Write A Review

How can we achieve this? With your help, of course! Our operations team at govisitsrilanka.com have made a solid start by publishing information regarding places of accommodation, restaurants, nightspots, car rentals, tours, shopping, personal care, events and writing many articles on regions, towns, attractions in Sri Lanka and with your help we can create the kind of guide that you want. After all, it's your opinion that matters most.


Have you ever had thoughts like this?
  • My trip to Sri Lanka was the best holiday I ever had
  • The hotel we stayed in had a fantastic restaurant, and the people were really friendly, our kids simply loved it!
  • I love that festival and fell in love with the beach - I have been there every year ever since
  • That bar has the best vibe! Bunch of gorgeous patrons too!
  • I found the best place on earth for meditation and herbal body massages- I feel very relaxed nor and I'm really thinking of going back just for that experience!
  • Our 10 day Tour of Sri Lanka was worth every dollar, our car driver knew almost everything about the places we visited. We want to tell the whole world about it!


Yes? Then tell the world! No? It's time to start!


How do I write a review?
Click on the Write a Review link at the top right of any of the listings on the site. You can either click to rate a listing - it'll take you about 30 seconds to, rate and review it. So we can keep our reviews legitimate, if you want to write a review, you'll have to sign in. Not a member yet? Simply choose a username and password, validate your email and you're ready.

Reviews don't have to be long - post few sentences and let your words become part of the GoVisitSriLanka.com website!

How long should my review be?
Your review can be 20 to 50 words (or even a little more if its excellent writing). Keep it short and simple. Always use a good short word rather than an obscure long one. Break up long sentences. Keep paragraphs to one to three sentences as a general rule. While it's always interesting to hear what happened to you at the supermarket the other day, it's not when you're meant to be discussing the Villa, Hotel or Motel stayed at last week.

Regardless of whether you are panning or praising, always be accurate and fair. Fair comment, based on accuracy, is legitimate and within the law. Nothing defamatory, plus it needs to be relevant.

GoVisitSriLanka.com will not post offensive materials, personally insulting remarks, smear campaigns, or any other content that is irrelevant to its users. We don't want to make GoVisitSriLanka.com a forum for political, ethical or religious opinions. We will not post questions or comments directed at staff, or other.com reviewers.

Please remember:
The website is intended for English speakers, so please write your review in English.

GoVisitSriLanka.com is not the hotel management of the place you stayed, so if you're upset that your room was not up to a standard you expected, you can tell us about it, but don't come to us asking for a refund. While managers may read your message, we don't communicate your review to staff, so you will need to contact them directly.

Does it have to be about my own experience?

Please refrain from using quoted material from other sources, no material published elsewhere, including other travel sites. We want to know your Sri Lanka travel experience, not about Jenny and Jack from Number 11's.

No reviews written by owners, managers or employees posing as guests. No second-hand stories. No hearsay, including rumours, quotes from other sources or the reported opinions of others.

I.e. you can mention in your review that someone told you something, but you cannot say that someone told you something that they heard from someone else.

Will my review definitely get published?
All reviews are proof read by our editor before they get published, and 9 times out of 10 they will. However if a review is found to be somehow defamatory, aggressive, or otherwise offensive it will not be published. If your review is not constructive and would be of no use to travellers to Sri Lanka it will not get published.

GoVisitSriLanka.com also reserves the right to edit reviews for length, grammar and content. Also GoVisitSriLanka.com may give some of the venues an opportunity to contact you via email in order to gain more insight with regards to your experience.

Here at GoVisitSriLanka.com we want to create a fantastic online forum for you to share your Sri Lanka travel experiences, both the good and the bad. All you need to do is follow these handy hints and your little piece of wisdom can be shared with travellers from all over the known universe.

Review Guidelines

With GoVisitSriLanka.com, you now have the power to share your thoughts on all listed services in Sri Lanka with other like-minded travelers. On behalf of everyone who will be reading your review, thank you for taking the time to share your experiences to an eager audience. In order to make your reviews as strong as possible, here are a few guidelines to follow to make sure everyone gets the most out of your review.

The best reviews:

  • Are concise, descriptive, helpful and interesting.
  • Include advice for other travelers: What do you wish you had known before your stay? What would you do differently?
  • Give praise when it's due, and criticism when warranted.
  • Provide information about a property not easily gleaned from the website (we know there's a fitness center, but is it a room with lots of equipment, or a tiny closet with just a single, dust-covered treadmill?)
  • Provide anecdotes of your experience at the Venue that are uniquely yours, yet shed light on the quality of the Venue (eg. if you had a good experience with the concierge, it's likely others would as well.)
  • Look professional with good grammar and spelling.
  • Have a title that grabs the reader's attention and summarizes your feelings about your stay that are honest and personal reflection of your stay.

Here are some ideas to get you started:
Location:

  • Is it close to major attractions?
  • Is it really a beach-side resort, or did you have to take a shuttle to the shore?
  • Is the neighborhood safe for a late night stroll?
  • Is it easily accessible from the airport, or will a taxi set you back $50?
Amenities:
  • Is the pool big enough for laps, or is it hot-tub sized?
  • Are the TV's flat-screens, or 1960's black and white models?
  • Does the bed feel soft and dreamy, or does it feel like you are sleeping on a twin-sized wooden plank?
Services:
  • Is the check-in process smooth?
  • Does the hotel staff greet you with a smile?
  • Does the staff take care of special requests appropriately?

So ... what are you waiting for? Get writing!

HOTELS

The Lake - Polonnaruwa
Overlooking the scenic beauty of the Parakrama Samudra (sea of Parakrama), Hotel Seruwa is built on three acres of landscaped garden.

CAR HIRES

Ruchi Cabs & Rent a Car
Ruchi Cabs & Rent a Car is renowned for fast, cost-effective and reliable rent a car service in Sri Lanka. Whether you are looking for

RESTAURANTS

Dine more - Moors Club
The Branch is specialized in Pizzas

NIGHTSPOTS

Pool Bar
Busy throughout the day, this bar is shaped like a traditional wooden boat, echoing the vessel in the Infinity Pool.

ACTIVITIES

Sri Lankan Safari
We operate Safari camping in Yala and Udawalawe to provide your clients an unforgettable safari experience they get by Camping inside the National Park is

SHOPPINGS

Lak Salu Sala

PERSONAL CARE

Diviyan Spa
At Diviyan Spa our philosophy is simple : we want to make you feel better and more beautiful. Our three fundamentals are professional expertise, professional

WEDDINGS

Salon Manaliya