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The Ocean Front

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Ocean Front on two separate occasions during our holiday in Sri Lanka and we weren't disappointed even one bit. (1)Excellent vantage point (close to the city center), (2)the scenic view from the room (3) clean and cozy rooms (4) extremely helpful staff (5) last but not the least delicious local cuisine. I would definitely recommend the...

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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I spent my two first nights of our roundtrip in SL with my friends in Ocean Front, in October 2016. Excellent place, extremely helpful and polite staff. Frist class welcome drink and breakfast. Very clean hotel, fast internet. Helpful and freindly managers esp.Mr. Fernando. I loved the style/desing, the furnishing esp. the bathroom. I do recommend this place to all....

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2Thank forgoagnes
London ,England
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Got picked up by a friendly driver after a long flight from UK.The room was excellent .The helpful staff was ever attentive and was given plenty of information about things to do around Colombo and available tours. The meals were well priced and tasty. The room rate was reasonable. I have no hesitation in recommending for any type of traveller.

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5Thank RugbyFan78
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I've stayed for two nights at these great hotel in Colombo. The rooms are nice, clean and comfortable, the staff is amazing and very helpful by arranging transportation or recommendations for restaurants. If I'll be back in Colombo, I'll certainly choose this hotel again!

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Paris, France
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I stayed at the Ocean front in December 2016, for business reasons with my colleagues. The staff was really nice, the food also (although sometimes it took long to prepare), and the location perfect. Thank you for the warm welcome!!!!

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2Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I booked this hotel by a travel website having good promotional pictures for usd 70 a day .but when I reached the hotel , the entrance was small and dark...there was no lift and one has to climb two storey to reach to the room. Though hotel manager claimed that hotel is full, i rarely found a soul in lobby...

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1Thank Rohit A
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I stayed at the Ocean Front after arriving in Colombo late at night. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The hotel has simple stylish decor, with concrete floors, white walls, wooden doors and furniture, and colourful touches of textiles and artwork. The bathroom was very clean and attractive. The bed was comfortable and I had everything I needed. Breakfast...

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2Thank lozzy13s
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My wife and I stayed at this hotel one night in October. We wanted a deacent hotel not to far from the railway station. We was a bit sceptical when approaching the hotel from the outside, just a small door and a narrow stairway up to the reseption. Our sceptism dissapared when coming up to the reseption and a small...

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3Thank Arnt E
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stayed at Ocean Front for three nights. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. So courteous and eager that we should enjoy our stay. We had dinner in the evenings served on our little balcony overlooking the ocean. Absolutely superb food cooked by a young chef who really knows nutrition and flavour. Made fo a great stay. The management...

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3Thank Chris L
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel looks out to the Indian ocean. The room size was ok. It was very clean. The rooftop was a great place to sit and see the trains and ocean. Breakfast was very good. The staff very friendly and helpful. They even got me flowers and a cake on my birthday and sung happy birthday. Made it special. Would...

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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 

Additional Information about The Ocean Front

Address: No 14 Sellamuttu Avenue | (on Marine Drive, Kollupitiya), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: ₹ 4,848 - ₹ 7,111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Ocean Front 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms are well located”
RugbyFan78, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Not a good place to stay if you have a problem with stairs as no lift.”
marydV2622AB, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If at all possible, get room 204”
idas2013, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the marina”
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“Lots of stairs to the top floor !”
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