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Ocean View Tourist Guest House

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Singapore
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ocean View Tourist Guest House is the best guesthouse in Negombo. It is flexible towards Colombo city tour arrangements. As I was transiting in Negombo for one night, the driver of Ocean View Tourist Guest House that picked me up at Negombo's airport of Colombo brought me to see Colombo before bringing me back to check-in at the guesthouse at... More 

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your excellent review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. More 

Verona, Italy
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the past four years I went to SL six times. I always spent my first and last night at Ocean View Guest House being conveniently close to the airport. The rooms are quite nice and very clean, the staff very friendly and helpful all the time. Although the room rate is a bit higher than other places in SL... More 

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your excellent review. This genuine feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. Best regards, Mark Thamel. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a clean hotel and there wont be any problem if the breakfast costed 500 with only 2 eggs, butter and some bread. And the room doesnt cover the breakfast which costed 2000 for a single bed. I made assumption that the breakfast was covered (because it was when I stayed in Candid) and after being charged 500 just... More 

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Thank Phuong T
MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Thank you for saying place is clean. The problem for you was the breakfast.Yes our breakfast is 500 rupees or 4USD per person and at the time you check in we have informed you the indicated room rate is room only. Then for the breakfast it is not just eggs and toast. We provide any... More 

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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

A bit expensive for Sri Lankan standards but is close to the airport so lot of people do go to this kind of places after arriving to Sri Lanka. There are many touristic places around for lunch and dinner and is close to the beach as well.

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your excellent review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. Best regards, Mark Thamel. More 

Netherlands
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60 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Ocean View is a moderate guest house in Negombo. The rooms are quite basic but clean. Breakfast is simple but tasteful. All in all a good place to start your trip. What makes that this place deserves a four star rating? That is for sure the owner, Mark Thamel! He is a wonderful business man who helped us with a... More 

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your excellent review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. Best regards, Mark Thamel. More 

Berlicum, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

we came severall times to this great guest house , and again we are very happy , also our friends from Holland came back to here the second time. A great service, and the last night we armengeld a great dinner with 20 packs for sri lanka people. It was great.

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your excellent review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. Best regards, Mark Thamel. More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This guest house was recommended by Rough Guide. Got an air-con unit for US$35/night. About 20 mins away from Colombo airport, taxi costs Rs1,000-1,500. Clean, ok location (2km to Negombo Lagoon, 1km to Ethukala). Lots of restaurants around. Though the thing I was really looking for is someone to consult on itinerary around the Island. Here's where the owner, Mark... More 

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your excellent review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

It was too hot in the room, even with the fan. However, if you pay for an air conditioner, I guess your experience will be much better. The place was relatively clean for Sri Lanka and there was a mosquito net over the bed which was vital for us. Unfortunately, there was a huge hole in one of the walls... More 

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your excellent review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. I have to correct your misunderstanding about the card payment amount. It... More 

Pont-l'Abbé, Bretagne, France
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

In couple or in familly, the place is confortable. If you send a mail to the nice boss Mark, he come to pick you up at the airport even if it is in the night. The rooms are so clean and the bathroom has a seperate shower. The breafast is very correct. All the people of the team are very... More 

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your excellent review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

I stayed in 2014 as well now, 2016, so I can compare. First of all, their great points are: 1. Location near airport - you dont stay stucked in trafic jam as on the way to Colombo 2. Clean batrhroom and linen. 3 They can arrange transport as you wish, car, tuktuk, only what you need, is tell them what... More 

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your excellent review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ocean View Tourist Guest House Negombo is the most convenient place for your stay in Negombo.You can reach us from airport in 20 minutes any time of the day. We have got different rooms for different prices according to your budget. We are specialized in organizing inbound tours as well.Our experience is since 1978. If you want to know the country well, come with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean View Tourist Guest House

Address: 122,( old number 104) Lewis Place, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Negombo
Price Range: $18 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean View Tourist Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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