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“Very noisy, bring your earplugs!”
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Hotel Sunshine
Ranked #81 of 136 Colombo B&B and Inns
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“Very noisy, bring your earplugs!”
Reviewed 25 December 2011

Stayed here for three nights over Christmas, have lived in Sri Lanka for three years, just about to leave.

Starting with the good points: clean rooms that are big enough, staff who are friendly enough, rooms are nice and cool even with only fan and location is great.

Bad points: cockroaches and a pigeon in the bathroom during our stay with plenty of holes under the sink for insect activity; a lack of hot water consistently over the three days in the evening and barely lukewarm in the morning (despite asking); booking process is hit and miss and time consuming; selected room then given to someone else and we were bumped into a room on a lower floor (problem due to more noise); the set-up of the rooms compared to the stairs and lift is poor and so the noise is a real problem... metal banisters means that even when people tap them or hold them lightly the noise echoes through the building; lots of local tourists, which means a different body clock with people up and very loud from about 6am.

Overall it is one of the few cheaper places to stay but is more expensive than Greenlands Hotel next door... if you are going to stay at this level and therefore get early morning disturbance from local businessmen and tourists then you can get a room cheaper there...

The hotel management have the feeling of being disorganised and you never quite trust your booking is going to be valid when you arrive... no carpet and big central stairwell means that the doors slam loudly and people sound like they are shouting...

Still, close to things and relatively cheap (double a/c room at Christmas Rs 4,000 a night)...

Poor, but not awful...

Room Tip: Not 304 or 305 as they are right by the lift... pretty sure that applies to all the 04s and 05s
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Sunshine
Address: 5A Shrubbery Gardens Road, Colombo 00400, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #81 of 136 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sunshine 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A/c and n/ac comfortable rooms with free wifi / elevator/24hrs room service/laundry /24hrs security / Taxi service/ Master / Visa card accepted / close to all major shopping malls and hospitals. ... more   less 
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