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The Ocean Front

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this hotel by a travel website having good promotional pictures for usd 70 a day .but when I reached the hotel , the entrance was small and dark...there was no lift and one has to climb two storey to reach to the room. Though hotel manager claimed that hotel is full, i rarely found a soul in lobby... More 

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Thank Rohit A
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Ocean Front after arriving in Colombo late at night. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The hotel has simple stylish decor, with concrete floors, white walls, wooden doors and furniture, and colourful touches of textiles and artwork. The bathroom was very clean and attractive. The bed was comfortable and I had everything I needed. Breakfast... More 

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1 Thank lozzy13s
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

My wife and I stayed at this hotel one night in October. We wanted a deacent hotel not to far from the railway station. We was a bit sceptical when approaching the hotel from the outside, just a small door and a narrow stairway up to the reseption. Our sceptism dissapared when coming up to the reseption and a small... More 

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3 Thank Arnt E
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stayed at Ocean Front for three nights. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. So courteous and eager that we should enjoy our stay. We had dinner in the evenings served on our little balcony overlooking the ocean. Absolutely superb food cooked by a young chef who really knows nutrition and flavour. Made fo a great stay. The management... More 

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3 Thank Chris L
Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel looks out to the Indian ocean. The room size was ok. It was very clean. The rooftop was a great place to sit and see the trains and ocean. Breakfast was very good. The staff very friendly and helpful. They even got me flowers and a cake on my birthday and sung happy birthday. Made it special. Would... More 

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2 Thank Tina S
Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We stayed at the Ocean Front for three nights and enjoyed every bit of it. It has great location, magnificent ocean view, simple but beautiful room, and great shower. We stayed in the room with the view on the top floor and really liked it. It has a small balcony that we used in the morning before the sun was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

A nice little hotel. Pictures were a little misleading (we'd booked on booking.com - the roof top is small and the 'pool' is a tiny jacuzzi) but enjoyed our stay. Nice room, very clean, good a/c and shower and well equipped with hair dryer, safe & fridge. The staff were nice too and very helpful.

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2 Thank H D
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

We spent 4 nights in Colombo for a friend’s wedding and all the suggested hotels were booked out or too pricy, this boutique hotel is very much like a B&B with very friendly staff and is right on the ocean. We stayed here for 4 nights and were given their best room which overlooks the sea and had its own... More 

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Arrived in Colombo and understood straight that there was no swimming pool but just a jacuzzi (although pictures could imply a pool). Nice rooms; friendly staff; good breakfast. In front of ocean and railway track which could give some vibrations when a train passes

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

I was disappointed the hotel had no lift as I have difficulty climbing stairs and my room was on the third floor. So a daily trek and and down steep stairs was not what I expected. However, the staff were very obliging and did their best to make me feel comfortable. Somewhat noisy as the railway line was very close... More 

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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: £65 - £94 (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”
 of 5 bubbles idas2013, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“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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