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Blue Gum Hotel
Ranked #73 of 153 Colombo B&B and Inns
Reviewed 17 July 2013

This hotel is nice and a comfortable place to stay. Ideal for budget travelers. Clean rooms, food is good. Their staff is friendly and very accommodating. It is in good location between airport and city centre.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

We, a group of three couples, stayed in the Blue Gum Hotel just for one night, but it was a good stay. Very nice stuff, our room was very clean and the bathroom new (the others said their room wasn't that great) and the breakfast was very good and freshly made. Short but good stay!

Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank agi l
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

The only reason I can think of to stay at the Blue Gum is for a late night arrival or early morning departure out of Colombo. It's fine---fairly clean rooms and bathroom, aircon, and close proximity to the airport. The rooms are quiet and the staff is friendly, but it is BASIC. Breakfast is all you need to get you going for your transfer to somewhere else: eggs, toast, and fruit. It's fine for a quick stopover, but I wouldn't stay more than one night.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

My husband and I arrived in the middle of the night and they arranged a last minute taxi to pick us up from the airport which was great knowing we didn't have to barter a fair at 2am. The room was clean and spacious and the bed very comfortable. All of the staff were extremely helpful and very accommodating. Yes it is a little far from the city, about 45 mins by tuk tuk, but if you only need the city for a day what does it matter, the beach is closer.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank GemBath
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

You get a good deal for your money at the Blue Gum. The airport is a 15-20 minute drive away, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the service is excellent. The location is pleasant, and far enough away from the road that it's pretty quiet (with the exception of some construction going on during the day at the property next door). I really enjoyed my interactions with the staff, and felt they sincerely cared about their guests. The breakfast is simple and there is not much variation, but it is tasty. I have no difficulty recommending the Blue Gum to budget-minded travelers looking for a good product at a fair price.

Room Tip: The two rooms we stayed in on our two stays (on the 2nd and 3rd floors) were more or less identical...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank AndyWaldor
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Reviewed 5 December 2012

Actually we reached in this hotel very late at night, but the way they welcomed us was impressive. Staff was polite and helpful. food we enjoyed was great. rooms were very neat and clean. and i would like to give thanks to lady manager(sorry for forgetting her name...) for her caring attitude at the last moment. It is very good and safe place to stay.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

If you need hotel thats close to airport and within a reasonable budget this is the one. It's clean and the staff is very friendly. We slept there day after arrival and day before departure and it was a good experience both times.

Only weird thing is that through online booking you can get the price a lot cheaper than they offer at the spot. We had to negotiate for about 10 minutes to get the price around the same number, even though this time they got it without the comission for booking service.

Someone mentioned that it's about 30 minute drive from airport. That's definitely not true If you land on the one near Negombo. Unless you get scammed by a taxi/tuk tuk driver.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank shdw
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Additional Information about Blue Gum Hotel

Address: No 219/1, Tudella | Ja-Ela, Colombo 11350, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 153 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Price Range: £24 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Gum Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the Blue Gum experience with spacious luxurious rooms with spectacular views, fully equipped with air conditioning and the option of an attached bathroom with both hot and cold water capabilities. Each floor also has adjoining fully furnished dining and living areas for relaxing nights in front of the television. We also provide a free wireless Internet connection for easy access to the web. We are located to the north of the Colombo CBD and conveniently situated off the Colombo-Negombo main road. We are only a short fifteen minute drive from the Bandaranayake international airport, with the beautiful Sri Lankan coastline also only a short ten minute trip away.10% service charge will be added. No additional taxes. Breakfast included to the Room charges. ... more   less 
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