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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Ocean View just over 2 years ago for over a week and returned with my partner and mum to find it's just as I remember. The hotel is a comfortable, safe environment right across from a pathway to the beach. The owner and staff are friendly and helpful and my stay both times have been such a breeze!...

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

Dear Cassandra, 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.

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

It's a simple, really proper guest house near the Colombo/Negombo airport. The rooms are big, the bed is comfortable, the shower was the best of all we experienced in Sri Lanka and the wifi works perfectly. Additionally the rooms have a balcony, a TV, a fan and a mosquito net. The staff members are extremely friendly and one person always...

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

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your 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.

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Chose this place over others based on the reviews and wasn’t disappointed. This beach is about 50 metres across the road down a lane. If you need to see the water, this is not the place for you. When we arrived, we were immediately taken to our room (10) on the 3rd floor (no elevator). The room had two singles...

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

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your 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.

Vancouver
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Driver met us at the airport, about 25 minutes by car to the guest house. Our room on the third floor, balcony with partial ocean view, a/c, fan and mosquito net (saw a few mosquitoes at dinner but none in room). Good breakfast. Lots of restaurants nearby for the other meals. Guest house is well run by Mark. He arranges...

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

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your 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.

Nanaimo
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Located in Old Town near the beach, lots of restaurants and shops in the area. The room was clean, air conditioned, upgraded bathroom with warm shower. Wi-Fi in the room, TV. Staff were very helpful. We heard music one night from a neighborhood pub lasting until midnight but the remaining two nights heard no music at all. You can here...

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

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your 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.

Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Liked this place. It was clean and comfortable. They recommended a boat tour which was a really good experience. Delicious food at the restaurant next door. The wifi was good as well as breakfast. Lots of mosquitoes at night, so beware. You need the nets

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

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your 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.

Reviewed December 9, 2016

Clean. By far the cleanest place we have stayed in for a long time, anywhere. Everything was clean, including the owner Mark's car! It really showed a sense of pride to me. Staff was wonderful, very helpful and friendly, always attentive. Breakfasts are simple, but wonderful, tea, coffee, perfectly fried eggs, fruit plate, toast and jam. While not a curry...

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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 services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you and your friends when ever you come to our beautiful country. Best regards, Mark Thamel.

Athens, Greece
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

The sheets on the bed had some marks. They were washed but old. We couldnt lock the door. I had to ask from one of the boys to come and help me but even for him it was difficult. The room needs renovation and more cleaning

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

Dear friendly guest, Thank you for your review. This genuine feedback encourage us to improve our services. i have gone through all our locks after your review.Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you and your friends when ever you come to our beautiful country. Best regards,...

Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

We landed in negambo and finding it hard to look around srilanka. Local tuk tuks charge a bomb and out of all that they try to cheat you. We wanted some one to be truthful and take us around srilanka, we stepped into ocean view and spoke to Mark about a day tour. He suggested places which we can cover...

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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 services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you and your friends when ever you come to our beautiful country. Best regards, Mark Thamel.

Planet Insectia
Reviewed October 23, 2016

We had a early arrival to Sri Lanka and wanted to use stay in Negombo to for the first few days. The owner made arrangements to pick us up from CMB and also made the room available for us when we got there mid morning. We had an ocean-facing room in the tall wing of the hotel. Room is basic...

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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 and your friends when ever you come to our beautiful country. Best regards, Mark Thamel.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
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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: $21 - $33 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“There are rooms on the ground floor with their own patio for those who don’t like stairs but might not have AC.”
 of 5 bubbles robn802, Jan 14, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are more private and include a small balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Restless_S0ul, Jan 13, 2017 | Read review
“Go for AC if you can afford it”
 of 5 bubbles LindaS562, Oct 22, 2016 | Read review
“Budget Rooms on Ground Floor”
 of 5 bubbles lacasasiolim, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Choose the ground floor if you are on transit to another city.”
  • Protect yourself with mosquito net while sleeping.
  • Prominent mosquito net in the room. Ground floor room.
 of 5 bubbles 168gany, Jul 23, 2016 | Read review
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