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Nicosia, Cyprus
Reviewed February 10, 2016

The shower and toilet are very dirty .The room was terrible full of spiders and cockroaches. I didn't like anything and had very bad experience. I do not recommend anyone to stay there.I got sick because they didn't have hot water for shower. The small kitchen was very dirty and couldn't use it.I just stayed there for 2 days and...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 24, 2015

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Baden, Austria
Reviewed January 21, 2015

stayed there just for two days and then left to lavinia beach hostel - much nicer and cheaper!! what to say? fan not working, bed broken down, shower and toilet terrible and not functional . . need a painting and a repairing session

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed January 17, 2015

A very basic place , no luxury but clean and helpful staff ! Good proximity to near by places. In the centre of mount lavinia so you can stroll around and will have a nice evening .Transport can be arranged by the staff on request.

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Palma
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Basic guesthouse with friendly staff. No luxury but at a budget price you get all you need. Has a good Wifi connection. Owner is very helpful and provides all the information needed to go around. Close to the beach and the train station.

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Bournemouth
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Where do I start. We stayed here beginning of February and have noticed some of the original photos have been taken down from the Agoda site we booked through. When we booked there were photos of a different hotel on the website, Mount Lavinia House. If you compare them to the real hotel you will see why we were so...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed May 6, 2014

I would say that for the money it's worth it. You are not paying for comforts like A/C etc so keep this in mind for someone on a tight budget this place ticks many boxes. The rooms are adequate although it can get a bit hot without A/C. The location however is great in the centre of Mount Lavinia where...

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Karlsruhe, Germany
Reviewed April 18, 2014

With a common area containing some couches, magazines, a big table and a TV the manager was watching himself, the place has a really homely feeling. The manager was nice and helped my to find my way around for diner and to move on by train. Rooms are simple but good. Located in Mt. Lavinia, around are endless streets full...

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Spent one night there with cocroaches running in very neglected bathroom, having to listen to nearby local celebration to early morning hours, fighting with mosquitos. Electricity only for US plugs. Visit only if you have no other choice. The neighbourhood should offer a lot of alternatives.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed December 12, 2013

Fantastic owners, making you part of the family. Helped me to book and plan a 6day trip over the country for a good price. to qute them "People need people, specially when you travel alone". Rooms are very basic but with towels, clean sheets etc. The wifistrength is strongest on the bottomfloor and the more walls between you and the...

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Address: 23A, Simon Abeywickrama Mawatha | Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $16 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“No good tip.”
 of 5 bubbles abaluk, Feb 10, 2016 | Read review
“good position for beach - you have to walk down on rail track for a little bit but trains slow and only about 3 a day so don't worry!! ”
 of 5 bubbles karenjanegreen, Mar 24, 2015 | Read review
“Room with big balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Poulomi13, Jan 17, 2015 | Read review
“We saw others rooms and they were no better. Don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles Noonoo76, Jul 8, 2014 | Read review
“It's not the Ritz, it's a budget guest house, but it is clean, friendly and well situated. We will stay there again; whenever we visit Colombo. Just ask staff for the sort of room you require. I think they all will be pretty quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles gms_chi, Dec 4, 2013 | Read review
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