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Tropic Inn Hotel
Reviewed 13 November 2012

My fiance and i stayed here for the t20 cricket world cup. So glad we decided to stay just out of Colombo. Its a nice quiet location in easy walking distance to the beach and located close enough to Colombo that transport into the city is easy. Lasitha who works here was amazing!! So helpful and always happy and gave us some great ideas of things to do.. The rooms are basic, but clean and all you need plus more. The food provided is brilliant and of a decent variety.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

I have been travelling to Colombo several times for work. Close to the beach on Mount Lavinia and to some good restaurants, Tropic Inn in School Rd. has been a good choice where to stay for a few days for many times now. It's nice before the working day starts to practice some yoga on the beach or once back from office to to have a stroll there.
Rooms are ok, TV, A/C and fan are available, nothing fancy though, as the whole ambience, but cleaned up every day. A safety box would be useful. No mini bar, but the hotel has a restaurant. Breakfast is average, there is though a choice between a basic 'continental' (fruit, toast, butter, jam, eggs, sausages, pancakes at times) and Sri Lankan specialities. I tried once and enjoyed the room service from restaurant.
Wi-Fi is available in the rooms. Staff is kind.
Room prices varies from 35/45 USD. In any case, value for money, if you need an accommodation and do not care too much for frills.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

I stayed at the beginning of August for 4 nights. The rooms are clean, there is a bed, TV and a shower with warm water. It is not normal in Sri Lanka to get a shower with warm water in this price category. The service is friendly and associates are very helpful. The safety is first priority in this hotel. The main door is locked at night but there is someone on standby to open the door in the middle of the night. The hotel has no real luxury but its perfect for people who are young until middle age. I saw many single travelers (males and females) who are staying there for a short time to relax. The breakfast is ok... nothing special but ok. I did not tried the restaurant for lunch and dinner so I can not tell you how it is.

Would I go back? Yes for sure. The value for money is really good compared to other hotels in this category. Thank you for the enjoyable stay Tropic Inn Hotel

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

After my first stay a bit more than a year ago, I thought, heck, it was all good, the price was alright, and the drive by train from Colombo doesn't cost much, why not stay again here.

It was pretty much like the same time - I got a different room (slightly smaller, still very nice for what I paid) - all basic in the room, but good water pressure in the shower, comfortable bed, and air condition which did it's job.

Hotel staff are friendly, of course they're trying to sell the restaurant (ok, but I would choose to eat out unless you arrive late) - but they're professional.

Overall, a really good place for those travellers with a limited budget but who still want some kind of decent room. Don't expect too much, and you get a nice enough room to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

Tropic inn at 30 College Avenue Mount Lavinia is only a short walk to the beach which is always good. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The breakfast was also impressive and offered a wide range of eastern and western options. The best part of our stay here was definitely the service and Lasitha was so helpful and nothing was too much to ask. He offered good local information and helped us whenever he could. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay in the Mount Lavinia area.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

Room was decent. Pretty large. Warm and working showers. Can't complain. Hotel looked pretty dead. Hardly any other guests, could be because it was off season. not too sure about that. Not too much to do around the area as well. Just some nice restaurants by the beach down the road but they were pretty pricey.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Tropic Inn @ 12, 12 Hotel Road, Mt Lavinia.
We had booked at the main Tropic Inn site on College Road over three months before our arrival, in order to be near the beach and have the benefit of the in-house restaurant. However, on arrival the hotel car which met us at the airport took us to the facility on Hotel Road, which is just off the main Galle Road in town. This is a clean modern unit with big airy rooms and very pleasant staff, however the only meal catered for is breakfast which was quite adequate . College Road is a good 10 minutes walk away, but there are some decent Sri Lankan eateries to be found nearby on Galle Road.
WiFi is available (in the lobby) but does not reach all rooms, if any.
I believe that College Road accepts credit cards, but Hotel Road cannot – if you don’t have enough cash at checkout you will be taken to a nearby ATM.
Beware of the booby trap step down into the well at the bottom of the spiral staircase!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tropic Inn Hotel

Address: 30 College Avenue | Colombo - Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range: £17 - £34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tropic Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tropic Inn has been providing clean and comfortable rooms for the traveller for past 33 years. Our hotel facilities and rooms are upgraded to present standards to keep up with the current demand. We have 16 rooms and all with A/C and private bathroom. Free WIFI, cable T.V. Free breakfast. We have a restaurant that can accommodate upto 50 people serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mount Lavinia is only a 15 minutes drive from capital Colombo. The only beach closer to capital Colombo. At tropic Inn we offer •Great customer service•Very clean rooms•Safe environment•A/C rooms & hot water shower•Free breakfast•Restaurantserving lunch & dinner•Free wireless internet•Airport pick up and drop service ( not free)•Early check- in, if rooms are available.Come and stay with us. You will love it. ... more   less 
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