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The Ocean Front

No 14 Sellamuttu Avenue (on Marine Drive, Kollupitiya), Colombo Sri Lanka
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#14 of 224 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
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The Ocean Front Colombo is a unique property with 6 individually created deluxe bedrooms with its own character. The property has been designed so all rooms and common areas have amazing Ocean views. It Is located in Kolpity, Colombo 3 (also known as Kollupitiya) in the very heart of the city, making it the ideal place for the regular business traveler, or for those who want to discover the city. It is our aim to provide an personalized service that few could match, and to make every endeavor to make the property feel like your home in Colombo.
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Coffee shop
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Sinhala, Tamil
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Romuald D wrote a review Feb 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom28 contributions5 helpful votes
Last night in Sri Lanka before flying home. Situated overlooking the ocean, the staff of this hotel were extremely helpful, attentive and friendly. The rooms were pleasant with a very good ensuite bathroom. Breakfasts, both Western and Sri Lankan, were very tasty and plentiful. We really appreciated the top floor terrace with our last "Arrack" night cap! The proximity of the trains may be an issue for some but Colombo is a bustling city.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Go for the top floor room (204) if you want access to a private terrace and ocean views.
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Shanti C wrote a review Dec 2019
Ottawa, Canada98 contributions15 helpful votes
As a solo female traveler I was looking for a comfortable place to stay in Colombo. Ocean Front organized my airport pick up, took exceptional care of me while I stayed at the hotel, and helped organize my transportation to my next destination at a great price. The staff were so sweet and attentive. I always felt safe and comfortable. The traditional Sri Lankan breakfast of string hoppers with Dahl was delicious, beds were comfortable, bathrooms were clean, and the location is very central. I’d definitely stay again if I return to Colombo. Be sure to bring ear plugs as you can hear the train. Another huge benefit is it’s one block from the grocery store (Food City) and there’s a fridge in the room. Thanks to Ocean Front for making my stay in Colombo a great one!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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agnesfeigl wrote a review Dec 2019
Tulln, Austria5 contributions1 helpful vote
We were very satisfied with the privately-run, small hotel from which we started our Sri Lanka tour. The room was very clean and the bathroom quite stylish. Big windows open to the sea and also on the train line to Colombo city centre. We found it very interesting to see the trains passing with people on their way to work. The Sri Lanka breakfast was very tasty. We stayed two nights.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Fiona wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions4 helpful votes
Loved my stay here. Very comfy room and bed (slept like a baby), ocean view, sparkling clean, delicious breakfast and fantastic service by the staff. Great location with all you need (including meals) within walking distance or easy hailing of a tuk tuk. Transport to the airport was arranged for me at a very reasonable rate. Can't fault a thing and I will happily return when I am back in Colombo.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Bin wrote a review Sep 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
the rooms we Clean, its a quite place inside, morning evening you may get some vehicular traffic, but nice ambience inside, good breakfast, great staff, good restaurants nearby, super market also nearby
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Sea Facing Rooms
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ocean Front
Which popular attractions are close to The Ocean Front?
Nearby attractions include Traditional Gem Mine (0.3 miles), Vistas Bar (0.3 miles), and Sifani Jewelers (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ocean Front?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Ocean Front?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Ocean Front?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ocean Front?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ocean Front?
Conveniently located restaurants include Palmyrah Restaurant, AYU, and Robata Grill and Lounge.
Does The Ocean Front have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Ocean Front offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Ocean Front?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Ocean Front?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Tamil, and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ocean Front?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Colombo Fort (2.0 miles), Wolvendaal Church (2.4 miles), and Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (1.7 miles).
Does The Ocean Front have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.