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“Just Ok for money. No hospitality.”
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Skyways Inn
Ranked #101 of 162 Colombo B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 20, 2013

It is not a luxury place to stay. Just ok for the money value. Very money oriented maintainer. I don't no whether he is the manager or not. No hospitality. Targetting foreign guests. Not good for locals. Room are not so clean. Un occupied rooms are used by them in the night. Bad experience we had. Location closer to LRH.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Mathurageethan
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

The owner is a retired police person and he did not check our booking through Agoda until we showed up with the receipt. Then he manages 1 room for us. Even though we book one superior room, he gave us a standard room and said that it is a superior room. But later on we saw better rooms with the same price as ours. The room's decoration is really bad and the bathroom door have no lock.

The only reason you can stay there because of its location. Its center of the town and we had to catch an early morning train from fort railway station. The tuk tuk charged only 200 LKR from the hotel to the station. And in that location there is no other hotel which is as cheap as this one.

The owner and his wife's behavior is nice though. And they offered us tea in the early morning.

So, if you are in situation like ours only then we recommend this hotel otherwise not.

Room Tip: Eat out, take a bed sheet and mosquito repellent machine with you.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Roktim H
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

I stayed at Skyways Inn for over a week and I can recommend it to anyone without any second thoughts. If there's only one grouse I had with this budget accommodation then it has got to be the noise from the traffic along the street it's located on. But other than that I had a most pleasant stay at the Skyways Inn and next time I'm in Colombo I will no doubt be staying there.

I read one of the other reviews here and I never experienced any 'False advertising' from Skyways. What they say is what they give. And mind you, for that price getting a room as clean and safe as the ones they provide is a tough job. There is a kitchenette to use, laundry is undertaken by the caretaker for a very nominal fee and the rooms and public spaces are kept neat and tidy.

The owner and her father go out of their way to look after guests and I am very grateful to them. I can further vouch for Skyways as a colleague of mine is staying there right now and they are very satisfied that they've decided to stay there for the entire month that work keeps them in Colombo.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

The hotel is OK for a night or two but wouldn't want to stay any longer rooms are adequate but could do with being cleaner, the bathroom wasn't very clean there was a few hairs that i saw that weren't mine and not all the lights in the room were working. The manager was really friendly and helpful. The rooms have fans and ac which is a bonus.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank TulaTango
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Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Dodgy looking stains all over the sheets - had to get our sleeping bags out!! There was indeed a tv in the room but the only thing on was static. Good luck trying to get hot water... We couldn't even get ANY water from the sink or shower the next day before we left! Was happy that there was a fridge until we opened it and the stench hit us. We ignored the not so great reviews on agoda due to last minute change of plans, please don't make the same mistake.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed November 20, 2014
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Stayed: November 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2013
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Skyways Inn

Address: 28, Borella Cross Road, Colombo 8, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #101 of 162 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Price Range: $33 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8

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