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The Ocean Front

No 14 Sellamuttu Avenue | (on Marine Drive, Kollupitiya), Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #12 of 80 Colombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at The Ocean Front for a few nights of our Sri Lankan honeymoon and were so happy with our choice! The hotel staff are the most charming, helpful and friendly people. They are more than happy to recommend places to see in Colombo and even organised our train tickets to Kandy. The view from our window of the... More 

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Surat, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are a family of four pax( 2 adults + 2 children above 18 yrs of age )!We have booked 2 delux rooms ! Rooms were quite big and have all reqd room ameneties like aircon,LCD,hot&cold shower etc and all were in good working conditions ! The food prepared was also good and enjoyable ! The only thing I don't... More 

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DinLaos, Owner at The Ocean Front, responded to this review

We are extremely sorry that we were not able to live unto your full expectations as you clearly expected a big hotel experiance. We are a small boutique hotel that caters to select customers who are looking for a personilsed and different experience to that of a larger hotel. I am a bit surprised by your comment on our location... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in this lovely boutique hotel about 3 weeks ago with my 20 year old son. It was such a great place to stay because the staff were so helpful and so smiley, it was clean, breakfasts were great and the view from my room was fabulous. I had the room on the top floor looking out over the... More 

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DinLaos, Owner at The Ocean Front, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a good review. It is much appreciated! It is always so nice for us, to have people like you, who truly enjoy our product and appreciate the service we try to provide to make all our guest feel special and at home. We look forward to seeing you again... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel in November 2014. It is a relatively small hotel, which makes it all the more charming and calm. The hotel is very very clean, they have nice rooms and lovely food. The staff are absolutely amazing, they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and ensure you have everything you need. We... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel at the end of our Sri Lankan stay, on the day just after the presidential election. Due to the situation we arrived from Galle early in the morning and were very pleased that the hotel let us into our room immediately. We had requested a seaview room and our room was in fact literally across... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am writing this review to thank the team of the Ocean Front who was so kind and helpful throughout out stay. The hotel, even not easy to find, is very well located by the Ocean. The rooms are very clean, the bathrooms as well and all the amenities are just perfect. The price is absolutely reasonable. A great find... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We had a very nice stay in the Ocean front hotel. We were there for a business trip. The rooms are comfortable, nicely decorated and very clean. The people working there are very helpful and friendly (almost too friendly as they are constantly ready/wainting to help you). There is a nice sea view. Unfortunately you can't go into the sea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at this Hotel & really enjoyed our stay.The location is great as it is just on the edge of the main city.Access to all modes of transport with walking distance.The staff went out of the way & beyond to help us in booking train tickets and offered advice on what to see in the area &... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Stayed for one night and my driver found it very difficult to find it.Small hotel with 6 rooms and friendly staff .The marine drive was very dark in the night and it was noisy all through the night with the trains running up and down.The website pics were misleading and I would stay here if the price is right.

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DinLaos, Owner at The Ocean Front, responded to this review

We are sorry that the driver did not know our hotel but now most drivers tend to know where we are and believe the Marine drive will be better lit at night soon. A good land mark would be if you tell them we are down the same road as Renuka Hotel and we are on the Marine drive end... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights when we first arrived in Sri Lanka and loved it. If you are looking for a plush flashy hotel this is not it but it is modern, clean and has fantastic staff. It is in a good location (15 mins walk to galle face) and a short tuk tuk ride to anywhere in Colombo.... More 

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DinLaos, Owner at The Ocean Front, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad to have been of service and very happy to have helped in any way possible. Hope you felt better and had a safe journey. We look forward to having you with us again soon. More 

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Address: No 14 Sellamuttu Avenue | (on Marine Drive, Kollupitiya), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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