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Swathi R
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Several branches and so many useful things to buy. Their books and stationery sections were good as well.
Written 26 December 2023
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Marc S
London, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
As frequent visitors to Colombo, Odel has become a regular visit over the years. This year was more memorable than most for different reasons. As an aside some of the new T-shirt designs are excelent. More importantly my 4 year old left his back pack unattended in the courtyard outside the main entrance. unfortunately it contained my IPad. We had not noticed until we had returned to our hotel and we were scheduled to fly back to the UK that night. It was five minutes to the store closing when we phoned to see if they had been handed in an regrettably it had not been. Then 30 mins later a representative of the security at the store phoned, they had reviewed the cctv and had seen my son leave the back pack on a table and one of the staff took it and gave it to the checked bags section at the front. It was located and two members of the security team delivered the bag to my hotel, totally unexpected as we were prepared to have a friend pick it up and return it to when visiting the UK at a later date. It is easy to think that institutions can rest on thier reputation especial one as established as Odel, but this act of dilligence and kindness shows that customer care is still very important at this store. My only regret is i did not remeber the names of the staff involved. Thanks Odel for hiring good people to the less celebrated but equally important part of your team.
Written 29 September 2023
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indramich
Singapore, Singapore52 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
DeliFrance Cafe at Odel

Scam .
The manager was very friendly and was happily chatting away ,he spoke Malay and said he had visited Singapore n Malaysia.

I had ordered a tuna sandwich and a coffee.I gave him a Sri Lankan Rupee 5000 note .Later I realised he gave me balance change SLRupees 700 ( all in single 100 notes making it look lots of change ) Far short than it should.

Some days later ,I encountered exactly another incident like this .
A very friendly encounter and almost got shortchanged. Looks like this
is a common scam on foreigners

Written 3 September 2023
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AnudeSilva
Christchurch, New Zealand215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Odel is the first place we visit when doing shopping in Sri Lanka.

It’s a place can buy clothes for whole family and use them more than 4-5 years without any problems. They have their own brands. Worth trying them if you a foreigner. Brand cloths are bit expensive than Australian countries.

Shoes are nice too. There is band from Brazil. Love that as can use for number of years.

Not only clothes, there are some delicious Sri Lankan sweets to purchase for reasonable price. If you visit the store in April then can try some Sri Lankan new year sweets for sure.
There is a small food court out side the building but within the premises. Root is a place highly recommend for fresh juices. We feel it’s something essential on busy shopping.

Customer service is excellent. Muthakeen was the boy who helped us when visited last time. His customer service skills are extremely good.
Beyond the job and highly recommend to get services from this boy if you can.
Written 23 May 2023
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krazy_kolyn
Bangkok, Thailand165 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Odel is a very good place but very expensive.. Odel sells clothes,makeup,etc. But WHAT THEY NEED is a LESS EXPENSIVE COST.
Good but needs a les price!
Written 24 February 2023
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Maneesha Anderson
Wattala, Sri Lanka2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
I Visited Odel Wattala as usual to buy something which matches me. yet due to the poor customer service I will not visit Odel or I will not recommend my friends to visit that establishment anymore.
Staff name Sithumi who was about 5 feet 2 and with straight tinted hair in particularly Show me such ignorance and attitude. I approached her multiple times to get her assistance. but its really disappointing to see such high level poor service in Odel wattala. She didn't even bothered to talk to me or assist me. I will make sure to pass this type of behavior to the Google and as well as my known friends who were shopping with odel since last 5 to 7 years.
Written 26 January 2023
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kevusue
Nottingham, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
We visited the original Odel store in Colombo in May whilst on holiday in Sri Lanka this year.

Myself and my daughter purchased some lovely designer goods that we hadn’t found here the UK.
We had help from one of the stores managers “Charles” whom was exceptionally helpful.

Today we were looking online at the Odel site for a birthday gift to send to a friend in Sri Lanka.
My husband messaged Charles to check if the item we had chosen was available in the store. Although Charles wasn’t at work today he kindly liaised with the store on our behalf and has arranged for the gift to be ready to pick up tomorrow.

We would like to thank Charles and Odel for your fabulous customer service and going above and beyond our expectations.
Written 4 November 2022
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thedealhunter
Discovery Bay, China24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Still a great shopping experience. Since the last time I was there they have very cleverly renovated the front parking lot into a food court and a bar.
Written 3 November 2022
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T&K Grubenmann
Bern, Switzerland153 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
HEATH & SAFETY at danger!!!!! Today a freak accident occurred at the open cafeteria at ODEL. A huge iron bar came down in few seconds from upper floors of the construction site right next to the property. Luckily no one was seated there at the time of not it would have been a death on the spot. I literally felt sick in my stomach because my family and I were few meters away when it happened. Please pay attention to your own safety.
Written 22 July 2022
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Wickramarachchi Opticians
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
visited Odel at this location and their 1 Galle Face location within a day of each other.
The quality of service at both locations was appalling.
Written 12 February 2022
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