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“Excellent stay”
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The Ocean Front
Ranked #14 of 147 Colombo B&B and Inns
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3 reviews
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“Excellent stay”
Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

My partner and I spent two nights at the hotel and were impressed by the friendly service and beautiful ocean views. The hotel was also easy to find since we had a driver and had given him the address prior to our arrival, however it is best to request for a hotel card if you're taking public transportation. The noises coming from the passing trains did not bother us much, perhaps because our room was not street facing. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is visiting Colombo!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We stayed only one night at the Ocean Front hotel and were charmed by this lovely house on the sea front. Rooms are very spacious, clean, and nicely decorated in a modern / urban style. Staff is very friendly and helpful, they helped us find the driver who drove us for one week around Sri Lanka for a cheap price. It's also almost walkable distance from the Galle Face Green or other major places of interest in Colombo. If you like falling asleep or waking up with the sound of strong waves this is a place you'll love too...

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Ocean Front Hotel offers comfort, luxury and perfect location to explore Colombo. We travel with backpacks and tent, but indulge once in a while, and this is the place to do it. (around USD100)Ask for room #4, and have dinner on your balcony overlooking the Indian Ocean, where trains run along the sea wall. The staff are genuinely friendly and the food is fresh. We started our excursion of Sri Lanka there, and liked it so much, that we booked it again after a few weeks traveling.

Room Tip: Room #4 is best, on top floor, overlooking ocean/railway, sleep to sound of waves.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Yangon
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

A wonderful oasis in the city! The small hotel is beautifully designed presenting aestethic simplicity paired with sense for quality and functionality. All rooms are individually designed using local materials. The staff is very attentive and more than helpful to organize e.g. trips in the city and beyond.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Singapore
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

I spent my quick 4-day escape with an impulsive flight from Singapore to Colombo staying here in March with hardly any preparation. Being a solo female traveller, I did receive lots of supports from the staff. They helped me buy the train ticket in Anuradhapura in advance, offered warm welcome & helpful answers when in need. The hostel lies right in the center of Colombo, where every suggested spots are within convenient reach. With the great view towards the sea & railway, it brought back a relaxing feelings at night when the moonlight is shadowing over your window & reflecting on the sea surface. The morning quiet scene with people doing some fishery & train by train passing by actually kept myself at ease.
Dear staff, I am so sorry for my late review, it has been 4 months since my great experience staying at Ocent front. I wish you the best, keep it up with your highly-appreciated loveable service attitudes. Hope I can come back in near future.

Hoa- from Vietnam

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

We stayed one night on the first night we arrived in Colombo. Staff were accommodating and helpful. On the next day, we were actually booked a train to Anuradhapura but we received a call that the train service is cancelled due to strike action. We asked the hotel managers that what we can do and so they gave us some options to get there. They were nice to check all the information for us and even sent and informed a tuktuk driver to bring and show us the right bus to take to Anuradhapura. Overall, we got a really good room and from the room, we can looked out to the ocean and train. Once again, thank you, The Ocean Front for your hospitality!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Laos
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

We had a couple of nights at The Ocean Front at the end of our two week visit to Sri Lanka so we could explore Colombo. We loved having our own balcony and views over the ocean, and the rooms are modern, well fitted out, and comfortable. And the staff were absolutely wonderful. They couldn't have been more helpful or welcoming and made us feel very comfortable. Great food (try the roti for breakfast) available too.
The location is good, close to the historic area and shopping. Easy to grab a tuk tuk from just outside the door.
We liked watching real Colombo just outside with a constant parade of people, trains and fishermen.
A fitting finale to a fantastic trip to Sri Lanka. Recommended.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Ocean Front

Property: The Ocean Front
Address: No 14 Sellamuttu Avenue | (on Marine Drive, Kollupitiya), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 147 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Ocean Front 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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