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“True Spirit of Sri Lanka” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ocean View Tour Inn

Ocean View Tour Inn
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Ocean View Tour Inn
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“True Spirit of Sri Lanka”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

This family run hotel is about as good as it gets for the price. If you want luxury go to the Mount Lavinia Hotel. If you want clean rooms, excellent but simple food, honest staff (you see the same people year after year) then this is what visitin Sri Lanka is all about. The views from the rooms, especially the sunsets, are fantastic and it will take you about 30 seconds to cross the railway line and your on the beech.

The owner, his wife and the staff - who are treated like family - will make you welcome without hassling you. They are all genuinely friendly and between them speak several languages. I love the place and when ever I visit Sri Lanka, this is where I stay.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Howard B
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Rohan314, Owner at Ocean View Tour Inn, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Dear Howard, thank you for your review! I'm glad that you liked our hotel and we look forward to welcome you again! Best regards, Rohan and the Ocean View team.
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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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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

a nice and clean affordable place. Very friendly and helpful staff. We started and finished our trip there. Great view from our room and within a minute you're on the beach.
As elsewhere in mount lavinia you can hear the train cause it's close to the railway. So you just wake up early and you've got more time to enjoy the beach and the city.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lyanne T
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Rohan314, Owner at Ocean View Tour Inn, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Dear Lyanne, thank you for writing a review about my hotel. I'm happy that you enjoyed the stay with us. Please do visit us again.
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Mount Lavinia, null, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

Visited the place again for some food. Enjoyed a String Hoppers and Curry which was really good!
The red String Hoppers (also the white ones) have to be ordered early. Don't forget to tell the service personnel if youwould like the curries "hot" or "mild"!

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hillary W
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Mount Lavinia, null, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

The room simple but comfortable with A/C and hot water, fully tiled. The food tasted very good! Was great to have free WiFi access. Friendly personnel. Just by the beach and also close to the railway line, having some noise during peak hours but you get used to it.
Pricing is very reasonable.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Hillary W
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Rohan314, Owner at Ocean View Tour Inn, responded to this review, 20 February 2013
Thank you for your review, please visit us again.
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Additional Information about Ocean View Tour Inn

Property: Ocean View Tour Inn
Address: 34 / 4 De Saram Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel beside the Mount Lavinia beach, 11 km from Colombo City. 10 minutes walk to Galle road and shopping. Rooms with A/C and hot water, fully tiled. Standard rooms are also available.Please note: 10% service charge will be added to all bills. Thank you for visiting us. ... more   less 

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