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Ocean View Tourist Guest House
Ranked #22 of 202 Negombo B&B and Inns
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Zagreb, Croatia
2 reviews
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“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Nice and cozy, really beautiful. Would always reccomend it! It is really clean, the service is great, it's peaceful and I had a really great night sleep there. Then you have some great shakes and you really feel at home.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tihana_jungle
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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review, 18 October 2014
Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your excellent review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

We came to Ocean View straight from our flight and stayed 2 nights here at the start of our trip and 1 night at the end. It was a great introduction to Sri Lanka with the beach just a few minutes walk away, lots to do in town and the airport close by. The rooms are clean and modern with fans and air conditioning (at an extra cost) and newly fitted bathrooms. We often dined at the little restaurant next door "Sea Joy" which was clean, convenient and served great food. I would recommend.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Katie H
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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review, 18 October 2014
Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your very good review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

We stayed in Ocean View Guest House for two nights. We really enjoyed our stay! The rooms are very clean and the location is perfect. The staff is extremely helpfull, kind and professional. The owner Mark is super friendly and knowledgable. We used the airport pick-up service (guesthouse is only 15 min. away from the airport) as well as the taxi service to our next destination. It was quite a long trip to our next destination but with Marks stories about the history of Sri Lanka time passed by very quickly. We also visited some spots along the way. The whole trip was a great experience even more so because Mark is a very carefull and safe driver. Actually it was the best drive we had during our stay in Sri Lanka. We would highly recommend a stay in Ocean View Tourist Guest House.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sarah K
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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review, 18 October 2014
Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your excellent review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country.
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Taif, Saudi Arabia
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91 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

This was the first stay in Sri Lanka. I am glad to have chosen Ocean View. It was a short 15-20 minute ride from the airport to the guest house. It is close by a few restaurants and other businesses. The check-in was quick and easy. I was shown directly to my room. I had an A/C room on the 2nd floor. The room was nice and comfortable. The bathroom was nice and clean. Breakfast cost was minimal with a few eggs, toast, and tea. Check out was simple as well. I would recommend Ocean View as it is a good value for the stay.

Room Tip: A/C Deluxe room is worth the extra expense to beat the heat and humidity to relax.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank flyhi_nelson
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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review, 18 October 2014
Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your very good review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Hot shower, a clean and comfortable room and a friendly welcome. The owner was very helpful imparting local knowledge and helping arrange transport to Kandy. I may just swing by before leaving Sri Lanka

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank Eva T
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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your very good review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Clean, comfortable rooms with hot showers and extremely friendly service. Provided an extra mattress for our room free of charge. Good value for money in comparison to other guesthouses in the area. Allowed us to store baggage before our flight with complimentary use of a washroom and shower. Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Try and haggle down the price in low season
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank originallucyli
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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your very good review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country.
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Quite noisy for sleeping once the traffic starts in the morning (and it starts early!). Breakfast was fairly average; didn't feel that we were made particularly welcome or given much information considering it was our first day in Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AB_and_AB
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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Dear guest thank you for your feed back. I was really sad to hear about your experience. Our road is not a very busy road normally, it is not a main highway to any ware. but on the day you stayed it was the day that Sri Lankan cricket team won the T20 world cup against India and people celebrating it on the street throughout the night. Then about not providing information. For this you have to come to our travel desk. We never come and disturb you like on the street or on the beach asking or promoting tours or goods. We are sure about giving very correct information for our house guests or even if some one come from out side. Thank you.
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Additional Information about Ocean View Tourist Guest House

Property: Ocean View Tourist Guest House
Address: 122,( old number 104) Lewis Place, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 202 B&Bs / Inns in Negombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean View Tourist Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ocean View Tourist Guest House Negombo is the most convenient place for your stay in Negombo.You can reach us from airport in 20 minutes any time of the day. We have got different rooms for different prices according to your budget. We are specialized in organizing inbound tours as well.Our experience is since 1978. If you want to know the country well, come with us. ... more   less 
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