The Ocean Colombo
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The Ocean Colombo

No 40 Melbourne Avenue on Marine Drive, Colombo 00400 Sri Lanka
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4.0
#33 of 89 hotels in Colombo
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Ocean Colombo is located facing the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean with 49 stylishly designed guest rooms.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Rooftop terrace
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Rooftop bar
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Bay View

Location

No 40 Melbourne Avenue on Marine Drive, Colombo 00400 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 68 out of 100
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AnuShahJain wrote a review Jan 2020
Jaipur, India104 contributions57 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at The Ocean Colombo for a night, it was a stop over for us from Airport. It took us 45 mins to reach the hotel from the Airport. It’s located on the main road , facing the Indian Ocean and Railway tracks ( they were no disturbance). The room was neat and clean and we had a nice sleep, the morning view from the room was mesmerising. Please do not cross the railway tracks as the area on the other side is pretty less and it’s risky with kids.
For Breakfast they had almost no options for pure vegetarians, so we settled with bread butter and coffee. Overall good experience.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from The-Ocean-Team, Front Office Manager at The Ocean Colombo
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for the comment on TripAdviser! We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you for all the recommendations. Thank you for the highlights of our team and our service and facilities. We look forward to welcome you again to The Ocean Family. Kind Regards, The Ocean Team
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Prathamesh Shinde wrote a review Feb 2020
Mumbai, India4 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very pleasant stay,rooms, bathroom are clean & nit, specious too..& not to forget,best views of sea.
I had included breakfast with room booking & it was really worth.So many varieties they provide;serving staff themselves asks if we want to try any different dish from their kitchen & they will make it immediately.
Had dinner once,but didn't like it so for next days dinner I chose to walk out.
For backpackers,who wants to keep their bags after check-out & roam around the city, they have a rest-room but don't have shower & in a sea side city like colombo,shower is must after a tiring humid day. That's the only drawback I faced.

Overall a good stay..will definitely recommend
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from The-Ocean-Team, Front Office Manager at The Ocean Colombo
Responded 25 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for the comment on TripAdviser! We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you for all the recommendations. Thank you for the highlights of our team and our service and facilities. We look forward to welcome you again to The Ocean Family. Kind Regards, The Ocean Team
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Traveller20175 wrote a review Jul 2023
Arizona529 contributions77 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel and the restaurant itself are ok, nothing great, but the rooms that have a view of the ocean are really nice. The room was spacious and my room was on the 6th floor and I could not see the road in front of the hotel but had a direct views of the waves splashing in the ocean. No complaints about the room itself - I actually loved the views from the glass wall. They do provide bottled water in the room, and kettle for tea and coffee. You can order room service from the restaurant on the ground floor too.

Was not too impressed by the restaurant as it did not have any much vegetarian options and the front desk area seemed to lack air conditioning. Also the hotel itself is situated a little far from Galle Face, which was a nice happening place. This was not a great area to walk at night - it is just a busy street, though it seemed safe. I had a car and a driver who took me around and dropped me at the hotel, so the location did not matter much but otherwise it can make a difference. Maybe there were grocery stores and some restaurants in the nearby streets but could not see anything in the immediate vicinity.

You will hear street noise if you are on the lower floors, since there is a busy road and train tracks right in front of the hotel. There is a bar on the top but I was not directly below it, so am not sure if the rooms below could hear any noises from the bar and the live band upstairs.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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mihlar wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean rooms in the heart of Colombo, very convenient.
Value for money- ac was working adhoc - but was fixed promptly by staff.
Staff very polite and helpful. Did not have meals in the restaurant but had drinks in the rooftop bar-great view.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from The-Ocean-Team, Front Office Manager at The Ocean Colombo
Responded 25 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for the comment on TripAdviser! We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you for all the recommendations. Thank you for the highlights of our team and our service and facilities. We look forward to welcome you again to The Ocean Family. Kind Regards, The Ocean Team
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sankaranarayana wrote a review Jan 2020
Bengaluru, India151 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
As per earlier review, all employees are super Stars for the Ocean Hotel No doubt on it, When you enter, everyone greets you. but welcome drink only for selected guest (I don't know what basis, I guess who book directly) but Management should control the lower level staff with strict supervision. Management should concentrate SPA service GYM and swimming pool is missing. When you compare the cost, they charge more, but when you think about the Stars in the Ocean, it is Ok. Indian Hotels are nearby, bus stop nearby;
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: 9th Floor or 10th Floor
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Neha Agarwal Haria wrote a review Apr 2020
Mumbai, India161 contributions81 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Breathtaking view of the sea. The only memory that flashes my mind when I think of my first ever trip to Colombo.

Large windows with an astonishingly amazing view of the sea as long as your eyes can see, welcome you as you step into the room. They only have sea-facing rooms if I am not mistaken. A narrow two-way road and a railway track are all that is in between your view if you are standing at the gate of the hotel.

The rooms are neat, accommodative, comfortable beds and all amenities you would look for in comfortable accommodation. Ask for a room on the top floors. Breakfast is limited but sumptuous.

Very cooperative, friendly and accommodative staff.
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Date of stay: September 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Warren Jesudhason, General Manager at The Ocean Colombo
Responded 6 Aug 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for the comment on TripAdviser! We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you for all the recommendations. Thank you for the highlights of our team and our service and facilities. We look forward to welcome you again to The Ocean Family. Kind Regards, The Ocean Team
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Muzhir I wrote a review Sept 2023
Maldives1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Very bad service, on arrival no welcome drink was served, they try to charge us more for the room, we refused and said we will pay the exact amount on booking.com. later they said it was a mistake from the system. Everyday after the room service Housekeeping did not provide the bath towels. We have to call for the towels and it took more tha 20 min to deliver. For the breakfast they have buffet and the options are very less.
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Date of stay: September 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Riaz M wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa103 contributions45 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want a bit of peace and quite then this is your hotel. Sea facing has a great view of the Indian Ocean.
One downside is that there is no swimming allowed along Marine Drive where the hotel is situated.
We were upgraded to a corner room which was spacious and airy. Nice comfortable beds too.
The room rates were reasonably priced.
Staff were friendly. Arrived at the hotel at 4am and had the hotel pick me upfron the airport .
Would like to stay here again
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from The-Ocean-Team, Front Office Manager at The Ocean Colombo
Responded 25 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for the comment on TripAdviser! We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you for all the recommendations. Thank you for the highlights of our team and our service and facilities. We look forward to welcome you again to The Ocean Family. Kind Regards, The Ocean Team
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Doreen M wrote a review Dec 2023
The Ponds, Australia598 contributions55 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms were beautiful and spacious. It’s was clean and neat. We had booked 2 rooms and both rooms were neat and clean. My room however did not have towels. Called reception however no towels after 30 minutes so I had to hunt for someone to help me. We booked the room however our flights changed had therefore used the room for few hrs to freshen up. Reception was not receptive to cancellation and wanted 50% cancellation fee though we had given more then 3 days notice. We found out that their family room price was same as booking 2 deluxe room so we just went with our old booking.
It’s a basic no frill hotel with basic ammenities. Good for a night only.
View is of the rough sea and trains only.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Medhat E wrote a review Jan 2024
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia163 contributions6 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My flight was landing at 1 am. after a rather long flight. I arranged with my tour agent to book a simple hotel for some rest before starting our tour.
He booked me one night and managed to ask for early check-in at 2 am. with breakfast for two for an extra 20$!!
The receptionist was waiting for us, and Bell Boy got our bags, we were asleep very soon on our comfortable bed.
We woke up to the beautiful ocean view.
The room is spacious with a bit old furniture. Kettle with tea and coffee with 2 bottles of water. The fridge was locked, and we called the receptionist, who sent the bellboy to unlock.
Comfort room is good, but there were black molds on the ceiling, probably from leaking toilet above.
We could observe the street, people fishing and relaxing on the shore and the passing trains, and best of all the sunset from your bed.
Luckily, it was soundproof, and street and train noise didn't trouble us.
Breakfast buffet has limited items but was adequate. Eggs can be ordered.
House keeping was emotionless and can't understand or speak or communicate with guests. Looks very much depressed.
We had the chance to see the sunset from the roof which was awesome.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from trang2010
Walnut Creek, California1,035 contribution206 helpful votes
I am not sure but I think all places in Sri Lanka have Indian meals. However I did not have a good experience at Ocean Colombo which was recommended by the tour company. If I were to go to Colombo again I would stay at the Cinnamon Grand hotel. The Cinnamon chain is very good.
Rifqa A asked a question Oct 2018
Male18 contributions
Do you have smoking rooms?
Colombo, Sri Lanka11 contributions4 helpful votes
There are no smoking rooms. But it is a beautiful hotel and we are in it even now.
Answer from Shubh
Hyderabad, India27 contributions1 helpful vote
The Ocean Hotel has vegetarian food but their service is slow. I am a non-vegetarian so the food I found was quite delicious. So not sure about vegetarian food. You get taxi service in front of the reception. But, will suggest to look online as the service is quite costly, unless you go for hard negotiation.
tarun2112 asked a question Feb 2018
New Delhi, India15 contributions9 helpful votes
Do you have a spa? What are the prices?
Answer from anushia
no idea
tarun2112 asked a question Feb 2018
New Delhi, India15 contributions9 helpful votes
Do you have a spa? What are the prices?
Lauram wrote a tip Feb 2024
Cambridge, United Kingdom22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Airport 45 mins away."
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Sharon Gabriel wrote a tip Nov 2023
Toronto, Canada177 contributions47 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"There was not pool Baggage Storage comes at a price "
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Marah A wrote a tip Sept 2023
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"DOMT GO THERE "
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Sanjaya T wrote a tip Aug 2023
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go and check in advance before booking the hotel. You can find better hotels in Colombo than this for sure. "
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Thushan W wrote a tip Jun 2023
Colombo, Sri Lanka11 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid the bar. Go somewhere else"
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PRICE RANGE
£31 - £54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceColombo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
49
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ocean Colombo
Which popular attractions are close to The Ocean Colombo?
Nearby attractions include ON14 Rooftop Lounge & Bar (0.2 miles) and The Station Shisha Lounge & Cafe (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ocean Colombo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Ocean Colombo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Ocean Colombo?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ocean Colombo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ocean Colombo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crepe Runner, Geek HQ, and Street Burger.
Does The Ocean Colombo have airport transportation?
Yes, The Ocean Colombo offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Ocean Colombo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Ocean Colombo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ocean Colombo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Colombo Fort (3.7 miles), Wolvendaal Church (3.9 miles), and Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (1.7 miles).
Does The Ocean Colombo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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