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Blue Gum Hotel

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   No 219/1, Tudella | Ja-Ela, Colombo 11350, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #28 of 76 Colombo B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Thulusdhoo Island
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The staff at this hotel went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. They organised our taxi into Colombo and our airport pickup went without a hitch. Our room was large and comfortable, although the pillows were a bit past their use-by date. Breakfast was delicious and healthy. The location of the hotel is just off the road... More

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Algonquin, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Stayed for 1wk excellent service,food, nearby shopping places,15min to airport, boys who works there where simply great. good A/C ROOMS, i think in my view this hotels is simply superb to stay for affordable price.$

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Mahe Island, Seychelles
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Stayed there for 11 days, it was great. The staff are very kind and polite as usual. Now with the new highway it's easy to go to Colombo. Breakfast is nice love the sweet pineapple and banana. The rooms are very clean and spacious. You get value for your money. I recommended that hotel if you wish to visit Sri... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My sister and I stayed one night in the hotel because it was close to the airport before leaving Sri Lanka for London. For what we paid, I reckon we got value for money. The room was large and clean. The staff were excellent. On the morning of our departure they asked us what we wanted for breakfast and I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I stayed at Blue gum for 2 weeks in Feb 2014. This hotel is located very close to the airport, around 15 min drive. I had requested for airport pickup which was very efficient and was charged USD 20 for the same. However later realized that you can also get much cheaper taxis from inside the airport for around LKR... More

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

As good as you would expect for the price but personalised service makes it better. I stayed two nights with two nights in between away exploring Sri Lanka. Owner Stanley (Melbourne) arranged transport to/from airport, his brother-in-law and staff eager to please. Adequate accommodation away from main road - quiet except for neighbouring dog barking occasionally. Food simple but generous.... More

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

As I arrived at midnight and left next day mid-morning I needed 2 transfers: each time I was charged 25 USD - too much I was told by the taxi-office at the airport - but when I wanted to discuss with the driver they were already gone! So not a good start for my holiday.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The staffs were extremely friendly.Rooms were very comfortable and clean.We went to the hotel after our wedding.It was a grate welcome and they have decorated our room in a beautiful way.We had our meals from the hotel and it was excellent.We would definitely go there again!!!

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Mahe Island, Seychelles
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Stayed at Blue gum for seven days, it was great the hotel staff are very nice especially Tuan. Easy to go around, we travelled by bus and 3 wheeler to go to Colombo,Few minutes walk to KFC. Safe to walk at night, you won't get lost because everyone around will help you. I would definitely go there again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Firstly, I'm only giving 3 stars because the standard of accommodation in Sri Lanka generally isn't on a par with other parts of Asia. By Sri Lankan standards this hotel is very good. I arrived at midnight and was greeted warmly and checked in efficiently. I asked for water and was brought a large, cold bottle for which I wasn't... More

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Address: No 219/1, Tudella | Ja-Ela, Colombo 11350, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Gum Hotel 3*
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Enjoy the Blue Gum experience with spacious luxurious rooms with spectacular views, fully equipped with air conditioning and the option of an attached bathroom with both hot and cold water capabilities. Each floor also has adjoining fully furnished dining and living areas for relaxing nights in front of the television. We also provide a free wireless Internet connection for easy access to the web. We are located to the north of the Colombo CBD and conveniently situated off the Colombo-Negombo main road. We are only a short fifteen minute drive from the Bandaranayake international airport, with the beautiful Sri Lankan coastline also only a short ten minute trip away.10% service charge will be added. No additional taxes. Breakfast included to the Room charges. ... more   less 
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