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“Love this little hotel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Tropic Inn Hotel
30 College Avenue | Colombo - Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Kuala Lumpur
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Love this little hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Tropic Inn is a little bit old in appearance, but the highlight of the hotel is definitely their delightful staffs! The wonderful and always cheerful Lasitha always greet you with his sincere and smile, and very helpful too.

The room is clean and functional. Bathroom is nice too, but need some face lift. Breakfast is good, with choices of toast and jam, roti with curries, stringhoppers, pasta, fruits, juice etc.

Location is good too. close to the main road, and close to the beach too. All in all, a pleasant and relaxing experience!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

they offer a very good breakfast buffet. this is open even for non-hotel clients. the spread is not wide but a mix of western and sri Lankan, with fruits, juice followed by tea and coffee. eggs (always done to you choice) with toast. recommended cos it is very good value for money.

have been back for the breakfast many times after a morning stroll on the beach on weekends

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stirling
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24 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here in January for a week. This is the sixth or seventh time I have visited Tropic Inn and the service is as good as ever. It is in a good location for visiting Colombo and the beach. It is a very comfortable and secure and a good breakfast. There are plenty of restaurants on the beach and it is safe after dark. If you want a swimming pool then try the Mount Lavinia Hotel there is a 600 Rs charge and 500 for a beer! I will return!

Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We stayed here for the last 2nights of our holiday, as fairly convenient for the airport. Our room was AC plus fan the room was a good size with a small balcony. We could not see the sea but it was less than 5 minutes walk away. The room was basically furnished the shower was Luke warm but this did not matter as it is so warm you don't want a hot shower. During the day you can use the pools at all the near by hotels by purchasing a day pass. This actually means you have a room of a good standard but access to 5 star luxury which we enjoyed at the end of 3 weeks backpacking!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Good budget hotel which is a good alternative to staying in Colombo City.
The staff were excellent and couldn't be more helpful-I took up the their offer of a taxi transfer from the airport which cost 35$.
I had a double room with breakfast for $40.
The room had a tv, mini fridge and good sized bathroom. The furnishings are basic.
Breakfast was good and the evening meals are tasty and good value although the only downside to my stay was that I had something live on my lettuce so food prep needs to be looked at.
The beach is a 5min walk away and the local train stn abot 15min away although there are plenty of tuk tuks.
The bus stop to Colombo is 10 min away and it's about 20 min to the city cost 15p

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

My Friend and I stay in the Girls dorm room for two nights. It was comfortable and had all creature comforts of a privite hotel room.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful. When we arrived we were welcomed with a cold fruit juice while checking in.
Great buffet breakfast! Close to the beach bars and resturaunts.
Would definelty stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Good location, near the beach, quite place, clean and comforatable room, good breakfast, nice hospitality, courteous and friendly staff, especially Lasita who was always helpful. The stay in the hotel for a week was pleasant.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 30 College Avenue | Colombo - Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tropic Inn, a family owned business for the past 30 years. Our hotel facilities and rooms are upgraded to present standards.We have 16 rooms and all with A/C and private bathroom. Free internet, 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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Also Known As:
Tropic Hotel Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Tropic Hotel Mount Lavinia
Tropic Inn Hotel Sri Lanka/Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

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