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“our stay at the juliana hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Juliana Hotel
Ranked #43 of 52 Hotels in Colombo
Alicante, Spain
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173 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“our stay at the juliana hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

this is an intriguing place, would say the right name is KITSCH.
You never know what you are going to find there, a luxurious bath with demodé shower ?
we took it as a good joke but cant complain except that they made us pay in advance and leave a deposit on plus.
The location is very good.

Room Tip: it s all a mystery there, u see when u go in
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Maria S
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Malmo, Sweden
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

I can only say that the place was probably the worst hotel I´ve ever been to.
So run down that even if they were to clean it properly, It wouldn´t have helped.
After going to 5 other hotels who were all full, we felt we had no choise but to take the room here with no window, black mould in the bathroom and old toothpaste allover the showercurtain. (5500Rs)
Only positive was the friendly man operating the elevator. Housekeepingman and 2 young men in reception was also friendly. The others we met were rude.
So, book (another) hotel in advance coming to Colombo!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank KatjaKarolina
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Juliana hotel is the best budget hotel in the heart of colombo and it is worth for the price you pay in sri lanka. hope they will continue the same. as most hotel charge range of 100 US$ up words and mainly this is discounted rated hotel equipped with a lobby bar and a restaurant coffee is available free of charge 24hrs on the house. ...

best regards UK Errol....

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank errol j
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Surat, India
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74 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

It's a budget hotel, situated in a great part of town - Galle Road. The lobby area looks fresh and attractive; the rooms are a bit run down and shabby. There's no in house restaurant or room service, only a bar menu is kept in the rooms. There is a Korean restaurant, but the board is in Korean, and it's kept sort of secret.
The area is good - lots of restaurants nearby, and Galle Face Green just a 5 minute ride away. The room we got had a narrow window facing a wall, but the room itself was quite comfortable. Had a large TV (which we didn't try), and a small refrigerator.
The staff was mostly nice to us. We had an early morning flight on the third day, and the receptionist made several phone calls till he could get a station wagon for us. One of the receptionists was a bit supercilious and unpleasant, but there's a rotten apple in every barrel.
There's free wi-fi in the public area, but you need to pay for it in the rooms. There's free coffee at the reception area, but often it's old, and once we saw a lizard running over the machine. As I said, a mixed experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Parang_Mehta
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Canadian in Paradise
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96 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

Juliana Hotel is probably the best bargain hotel in Colombo, because it is in the heart of the city, where the hotels range from $100 upwards, but it still maintains decent rates.

However, service is lacking, there is no breakfast included, and only one Korean restaurant, so this is a great hotel to sleep at, and spend the days roaming around, eating at other restaurants in Colombo, etc.

All rooms are airconditioned, with attached bathrooms, so it is definately worth the money!

Room Tip: As with ANY hotel, anywhere in the world, don't simply
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank SamAndSheena
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UK
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

This hotel should be renamed bed bug and biting insect haven. Terrible!
Would never recommend anyone to stay here. Bitten hundreds of times. Headboard was infested with tiny mites and the bed bugs were huge crawling both on the head board and the sheets. When deciding to move out to another hotel, to add insult to injury the hotel would not refund the money for the night we moved out. Terrible customer service. Their quote to us was that they have no refund policy!

Room Tip: To my knowledge there are not any good rooms unless you can find one bed bug free!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank UKLara
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Hyderabad, India
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

A budget hotel in the heart of city and close to beach but without any facilities. It has a korean and Chinese restaurant in house but for me it was a nightmare. Had to eat out good restaurants in walkable distance. Thai massage is what i liked in the hotel. Worth the money spent. Staff courteous but very lazy and slow. Housekeeping average.

Room Tip: Choose the sea view rooms they have good view but not great view
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank pinku1717
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Property: Juliana Hotel
Address: 316 Galle Road, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #43 of 52 Hotels in Colombo
Number of rooms: 51

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