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Blue Gum Hotel

No 219/1, Tudella | Ja-Ela, Colombo 11350, Sri Lanka
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Hyderabad, India
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My family and I stayed at Hotel Blue Gum from December 23-24. Customer service is unbelievably poor. Food is very cold, they take ages to give the breakfast, have a I care a damn attitude about customers. Even to serve simple tea, it takes a long time and they don't give everything at one go. They will give 2 cups,... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Pleasant hotel, near the airport. For a good price, quite nice accommodation. Very friendly staff. Quiet neighborhood. I recommend for a short stay. Clean rooms with air conditioning. Close to shops and markets.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Staff is friendly and made a good impression. Rooms are clean and airconditioning sufficient. There is cable TV which introduced me to some entertaining Sri Lankan programmes. However, the area seems to have a mosquito problem as the hotel is located in a grassy area quite far from the city center. But if you have an early morning flight, this... More 

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Forest Glen, Australia
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36 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 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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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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pune
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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
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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