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Reviewed 26 September 2014 via mobile

I ended up here after I found out my credit and debit cards didn't work...good start to a 3week holiday! from the outside it looks a little run down but I thought the location it was in, it must be ok in side... oh how wrong was I!!! The reception's only highlight is the lovely staff who are polite and...

Thank atkinsoncj
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Good location but thats about the best thing here. The rooms were damp, dirty and there was no point trying to get clean in the bathroom as you come out feeling dirtier than when you went in. They also messed us around with room sizes, giving us a double room when we'd asked for a triple one.

Thank Kl L
Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 27 August 2013

I have stayed here a few times through the years and latest for a week eight years ago in the beginning of 2005 without any reservation in advance. And in Feb. 2013, I just went for a cup of tea. If you are looking for a cheap and conveniently situated hotel in Colombo just a short distance to Fort, the...

1Thank Kokomo_13
Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 21 August 2013

We didn't book any hotel in advance so randomly pick one from Agoda, base on the photos showing on their website and the price is relatively cheap, we gave a try. The reception is antique style, which is fine, however the room is horrible, first of all they didn't give us double bed, so the twins bed in different color...

Thank Quak M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 18 April 2013

We stayed only one night in an fan-room. I would not have stayed another night even if we planned it. But first the positive: Very good location and friendly and helpful reception staff. Not very positive are the rooms. The hotel is old and in dire need of repairs. Our bathroom was a dark hole with light fittings missing (and...

1Thank sangoma02
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2013

Cockroaches in my room, in the halls, and on the breakfast table. Reception area clean and modern, everything else in this place is worn out and dirty. Avoid unless you really need somewhere central and cheap.

2Thank Eric754
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 22 February 2013

I visited colombo for 5times. Now 3 years ago tax changed and almost all reasonably priced hotel changed prices up more than double. But funny enough this hotel did not change the price that much. Caz all other hotels added little bit renovation and tried to make bigger money. This honest and lazy hotel remained cheap and dirty ,aha aha....

Thank Maguder D
Oita, Japan
Reviewed 21 February 2013

We used Hotel Nippon on the last day in Colombo in order to take a rest before going to the airport for a midnight flight. Since Galle Face Hotel did not allow us late check-out, we moved to Hotel Nippon at 10 AM and checked out at 9 PM. Although we paid for one full night, 3,600 Rs, it was...

Thank Tsutomu A
Reviewed 10 February 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in one of the corporate suites. It was huge, and very well appointed. There was a slight mix up with our rooms when we arrived at around 2.00 am, however this was handled very well by the hotel - always a test of a good hotel. The rooms are eclectic in their design but with...

Thank rowansSingapore
Reviewed 25 December 2012

Large room/aircon/flat screen TV satellite many channels/fan/big bathroom/if this is the standard of budget hotels in Sri Lanka they can forget enticing the backpackers and budget travelers/bath room dirty /no hot water/room needed a good clean and airing to get rid of the stale cigarette smell/believe it or not this hotel did not even have internet for its own use...

Thank 29OAK

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Address: 123 Kumaran Ratnam Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Number of rooms: 15
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“Rooms with balcony are all facing a busy and noisy main road in front of the entrance. All other rooms are more quiet. Furthermore and as already mentioned in another review, check that the windows can be opened and are provided with an insect net.”
 of 5 bubbles Kokomo_13, 27 Aug 2013 | Read review
“try to get a room facing away from the main street”
 of 5 bubbles sangoma02, 18 Apr 2013 | Read review
“besides with or without aircon,,there are 2 type of rooms( little better room than just old little dirty room).and it seems like there is no strict rule = for what price for what room.. so try to get the better room with lowest price . If not, you lose nothing.”
 of 5 bubbles MaguderD, 21 Feb 2013 | Read review
“If you want to sleep in the daytime, avoid a room facing the road.”
 of 5 bubbles TsutomuA, 21 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Check that the windows has insect nets, so you can open them in the night, in case you are not a freind of air condition.”
 of 5 bubbles DanKoehl, 15 Oct 2012 | Read review
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