Can't say enough good things about the staff at this hotel - they really made our stay. Our flight arrived very late in the evening (or early in the morning) and we didn't arrive at the hotel until 3AM. The staff stayed up waiting for us and made sure we were properly settled before turning in for the night. We requested the traditional Sri Lankan breakfast of string hoppers and it was delicious! Even when we brought back fruit from Pettah market, the staff were able to juice the fruit for us and prepare it on a beautifully arranged tray.
The breakfast was so good that when we met up with our friends in Colombo they insisted on having breakfast with us. The hotel was very accommodating and were able to fit in five additional breakfast portions on short notice.
The location is also great - it is around 170 rupees in a tuk tuk to the Old Dutch Hospital for dinner, and Galle Face Green is just a short hop away.
The only thing is that there is a nightclub just down the street that can be a bit noisy, but we were so tuckered out from traveling around anyway that it didn't really bother our sleep. Also the train runs right across the street along the ocean front from the hotel, but I thought that was more charming rather than intrusive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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