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“Great value in a lovely location”
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Tropic Inn Hotel
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
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“Great value in a lovely location”
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

Rooms large and spotlessly clean with TV, fridge and wardrobe. Loads of hot water. Definitely more than basic. Manager and staff very friendly and helpful.

Buffet breakfast very good and includes fresh fruit and both western and Sri Lankan dishes.

The quiet leafy suburb Mount Lavinia is a good place to stay away from noise and pollution of central Colombo. Plenty of restaurants 5 mins walk on the beach.

Would be difficult to get better value in Colombo area.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Stayed there for more than a week. Had a wonderful time. The rooms and service were very good. The breakfast in the mornings and the occasional meal i had there were also very nice. Great value for money. The location of the hotel is also convenient. Beach as well as Galle Road are just minutes away and you can easily get transport to go to main town. Lasith and the old lady Ms Perrera were ever smiling and very helpful.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

I stayed here for three nights on my own. I paid the cheap price for a shared dorm but ended up having a room to myself as it wasn't peak tourist time. Price was very good and includes a nice breakfast including fresh fruit and tea. All staff were very helpful and friendly which was a main positive of the place. Rooms were simple and not the cleanest but included towels. I booked the airport transfer from here which was a very efficient service, despite me having to change plans last minute because of a flight change.
The only main negative was that I was asked to change rooms on the second night. It didn't bother me as I didn't have a lot of stuff but might have bothered others.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

I got affordable price stay here with my friends . The staff was very friendly and helpful. They kindly answered all of our question, especially about places. They helped us by writting place where we gonna go in Srilankan letters.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Stayed here for a night in early December of 2012.
Nice quiet location within 5 mins walk to the beach / 10 mins walk to main road.
We were given a refreshing welcome drink upon our arrival.
Our room was on the top floor on the right as you come up the stairs.
Nothing fancy - quite old but decent room w/hot shower and a mini tv.
Food in restaurant was pretty good, and the petite one-man-show gentleman running it was extremely chirpy, friendly, and charming.
You can also easily find street food vendors along the alley if you like.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Karachi, Pakistan
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Stayed for 4 nights in all. During first 2 nights probably room 26 or 27 room had very dull and depressing lights, TV was not working properly, at times tap water in bathroom stops and you have to complain. Stayed again for 2 nights while on return journey from Sri Lanka. This time given another room at 2nd floor which had no lock in the bathroom door, very funny. Upon query was told that management knew abt it, still they offered this room. Staff was friendly and helpful, particularly the man at reception who was single-handedly doing all the jobs, like serving, trying to mantain the rooms and also dealing at reception. Overall it is an average hotel and needs lot of maintenance in rooms. Cable tv was very ordinary it definitely needs more international channels for people from India, Pakistan and other regional states. I dont know how a certificate of 4 star was issued to it from tripadvisor which was displayed at 1st floor. It is an average 2 star plus hotel and needs lot of improvement in room maintenance and where AC remotes were also not working properly.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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mountlavinia, Owner at Tropic Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Thank you for your review. We try our best to give you the best possible rooms and service. As we have always told, our rooms are basic but clean. You get a good comfortable bed to sleep. A/C room, clean bathroom and free breakfast. We have basic cable TV channels with about 35 channels. If you are looking for 100 or more channel then you are at the wrong place. Most of our repeat clients are looking for this type of hotel room with affordable price. We are not a 5 star hotel and we do not charge $100 or $150 per room. Our room charge is $35 to $60 depending on how many people stay. Once again thank you for your review. We will do our best to make everyone happy.
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Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

The service was friendly, but the room and facilities were average compared to what is available elsewhere in Sri Lanka. Decent but not overly clean and basic decor. The price was not average, charged much higher than advertised.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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mountlavinia, Owner at Tropic Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 11 October 2013
Thank you for your review. We will look into your concern. We are disappointed with your comment about "charged much higher than advertised". We never charge higher than what the hotel and the guest has agreed when booking. For that matter we don't even charge taxes for your stay. Our hotel is clean, has good beds, good linen, good A/C, good breakfast. All this from $ 35 to $ 60 depending on how many people are staying. Our goal is to satisfy our guest first.
Thank you.
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Property: 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 10 Hotels in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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