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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The Ocean Front is located near by sea and Train line. So, we could always enjoy the great Indian sea and some trains running. The owner and other staffs were so kind and friendly. We stayed one night before 3 nights trip to Kandy, after depositing our baggages in the hotel we left Colombo early in the morning. Coming back...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We "slept" here only one night, and it was enought. The place is really nice, room are clean but a little bit overpriced, and the personnel is cordial. The problem is about the location, rooms are seafront but also railways front! We couldn't sleep at all.

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1Thank Clelia G
Booneville, Mississippi
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I needed a place for a few days and looked around. Found this place and thought I'd try it out. Booked in line and easy checkin upon my arrival. Arrived late and was greeted with a smile. Great service with an ocean view. Good location and price. Amazing breakfast. Gives a good feel of home away from home. Staff was...

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2Thank Mike H
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Location and staff. Very convenient location. The staff is quite helpful. They gave me an ocean view room on my request. It looks like a big hotel on beach in photos displayed but it is just an apartment building converted in to a hotel with three rooms on each floor. I booked the hotel for US $ 58.74 but the...

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1Thank jatrabels
Bath, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I had a great one night stay in this quaint boutique hotel located on the breath-taking and very well located Marine Drive. Management and staff were extremely courteous and helpful. Should I go back to Colombo I would definitely stay there again.

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1Thank Edward S
Shanghai, China
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We stayed 2 nights at this wonderful little hotel just outside Colombo. The view from our balcony was great - directly looking down at the ocean. The room was spacious, clean and had all the necessary amnesities. Best of all was the amazing staff! Everyone went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We really...

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1Thank Ida S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Nice small hotel right on the ocean front with good views from the rooms and balconies. Clean and tidy hotel. Only six rooms and no elevator. Tasty wholesome breakfast especially Sri Lankan fare. Staff are very hospitable and friendly. Office areas are nearby.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 April 2016

The hospitality and genuinely friendly staff here made our stay here very pleasant. Its in a local neighbourhood where you can shop and walk around to get a good idea of the local culture. The people hanging out of the trains that run along the beach front were a constant source of amazement! lovely cool rooms and great food too.

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2Thank Sally N
Sydney
Reviewed 11 April 2016

The staff at this hotel are very friendly and welcoming. We arrived very early in the morning and we were able to check in and our rooms were ready. We were also provided with breakfast which was most appreciated. We had a room on the top floor that was accessed by stairs. Room was large and very clean although basic...

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2Thank Rvee2010
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

They really try and do everything for you. So friendly and service minded that it is a real pleasure to stay here. Great showers and nice and clean rooms. We stayed there on two different occasions and both times was great. Loved the location too.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ocean Front Colombo is a unique property with 6 individually created deluxe bedrooms with its own character. The property has been designed so all rooms and common areas have amazing Ocean views. It Is located in Kolpity, Colombo 3 (also known as Kollupitiya) in the very heart of the city, making it the ideal place for the regular business traveler, or for those who want to discover the city. It is our aim to provide an personalized service that few could match, and to make every endeavor to make the property feel like your home in Colombo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ocean Front

Address: No 14 Sellamuttu Avenue | (on Marine Drive, Kollupitiya), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: €77 - €107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Ocean Front 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Not a good place to stay if you have a problem with stairs as no lift.”
 of 5 bubbles marydV2622AB, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If at all possible, get room 204”
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“Rooms facing the marina”
 of 5 bubbles SiddharthaPande, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Lots of stairs to the top floor !”
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“No elevators, only stairs.”
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