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No 40 Melbourne Avenue on Marine Drive, Colombo 00400 Sri Lanka
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#27 of 121 hotels in Colombo
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The Ocean Colombo is located facing the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean with 49 stylishly designed guest rooms.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Rooftop bar
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Harbour View

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Grade: 74 out of 100
29Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
3Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Nazi N wrote a review Dec. 2022
Very best place to dine in with family and wonderful gestures shown by trainee akeel with lots of gratitude and best high tea in town, specially savoury item's recommended Thanks for cinnamon lakeside for wonderful high tea buffet
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Date of stay: December 2022
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lindawS8013RX wrote a review Nov. 2022
Bittern2 contributions1 helpful vote
The Ocean Colombo was a nice hotel overlooking the the sea. Our room was comfortable, but we were a bit disappointed that parts of the hotel were being renovated and were not accessable The staff were lovely very helpful and friendly. We found the food very basic but tasty
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: make sure all facilitys are open before going
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Nikini H wrote a review Mar. 2021
10 contributions1 helpful vote
Went with my family on a busy Saturday night and the service was amazing. Niroshan helped us out with the menu and ordering and the recommendations were on point. Tharindu was good as well. We will definitely come again.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thejan jayanga wrote a review Jan. 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka6 contributions
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The ocean colombo is another beautiful hotel in Colombo. The view of the place as the sun goes down is amazing.Also the customer service was of a very high standard. I will definitely come back again..
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Firzan Ameer wrote a review Aug. 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates17 contributions1 helpful vote
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I was with my friend for the first time at The Ocean Colombo, Check in till check out everything was perfect. My room was 705 and the view of the sea and the rail track close by. We were welcomed by Upendra in the front desk and his costumer care was excellent. Mr Jamal Deen he helped us to open the mini bar and filled our needful drinks, his smile and the innocent attitude was heart melting. Room was super clean and the washroom as well. Room set up and environment was absolutely great. We used to go to the rooftop for smoke and for some drinks coz we requested for a non smoking room. At rooftop the guys were so friendly and kind. The day when we checking out we were so sad to leave the room coz it’s a wonderful place. Early morning the sound of the sea waves and the train passing by was really great. I really enjoyed it. Nothing made me uncomfortable. Special thanks to Tuwan, he questioned us how was your stay! There where he touch our hearts. He’s so kind and assist us in a very welcoming way. Everything was excellent. We will surely back to The Ocean Hotel...
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Neha Agarwal Haria wrote a review Apr. 2020
Mumbai, India163 contributions79 helpful votes
Breathtaking view of the sea. The only memory that flashes my mind when I think of my first ever trip to Colombo. Large windows with an astonishingly amazing view of the sea as long as your eyes can see, welcome you as you step into the room. They only have sea-facing rooms if I am not mistaken. A narrow two-way road and a railway track are all that is in between your view if you are standing at the gate of the hotel. The rooms are neat, accommodative, comfortable beds and all amenities you would look for in comfortable accommodation. Ask for a room on the top floors. Breakfast is limited but sumptuous. Very cooperative, friendly and accommodative staff.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Warren Jesudhason, General Manager at The Ocean Colombo
Responded Aug. 6, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for the comment on TripAdviser! We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you for all the recommendations. Thank you for the highlights of our team and our service and facilities. We look forward to welcome you again to The Ocean Family. Kind Regards, The Ocean Team
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Quarterplater wrote a review Mar. 2020
Mumbai, India176 contributions58 helpful votes
The best thing about this hotel is the view. As we opened the curtains on a large window, in front of us was the sea. Separating the hotel from the ocean was a road and a quaint railway track. It was like a scene from a comic book, unreal. The Ocean also has a nice rooftop restaurant, though the rest of the food and service is average.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Ask for a sea facing room on a higher level but not the top one because there may be noise from...
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Response from Warren Jesudhason, General Manager at The Ocean Colombo
Responded Aug. 6, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for the comment on TripAdviser! We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you for all the recommendations. Thank you for the highlights of our team and our service and facilities. We look forward to welcome you again to The Ocean Family. Kind Regards, The Ocean Team
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Prathamesh Shinde wrote a review Feb. 2020
Mumbai, India4 contributions1 helpful vote
Very pleasant stay,rooms, bathroom are clean & nit, specious too..& not to forget,best views of sea. I had included breakfast with room booking & it was really worth.So many varieties they provide;serving staff themselves asks if we want to try any different dish from their kitchen & they will make it immediately. Had dinner once,but didn't like it so for next days dinner I chose to walk out. For backpackers,who wants to keep their bags after check-out & roam around the city, they have a rest-room but don't have shower & in a sea side city like colombo,shower is must after a tiring humid day. That's the only drawback I faced. Overall a good stay..will definitely recommend
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from The-Ocean-Team, Front Office Manager at The Ocean Colombo
Responded Feb. 25, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for the comment on TripAdviser! We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you for all the recommendations. Thank you for the highlights of our team and our service and facilities. We look forward to welcome you again to The Ocean Family. Kind Regards, The Ocean Team
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tabbhi wrote a review Feb. 2020
9 contributions2 helpful votes
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Located in Colombo on Marine Drive. Ocean is just across the road and beautiful view from the room. Very clean and well maintained rooms. Worth a stay here. If in colombo then try and stay here. Staff is very friendly.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from The-Ocean-Team, Front Office Manager at The Ocean Colombo
Responded Feb. 25, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for the comment on TripAdviser! We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you for all the recommendations. Thank you for the highlights of our team and our service and facilities. We look forward to welcome you again to The Ocean Family. Kind Regards, The Ocean Team
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mihlar wrote a review Feb. 2020
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Clean rooms in the heart of Colombo, very convenient. Value for money- ac was working adhoc - but was fixed promptly by staff. Staff very polite and helpful. Did not have meals in the restaurant but had drinks in the rooftop bar-great view.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Responded Feb. 25, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for the comment on TripAdviser! We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you for all the recommendations. Thank you for the highlights of our team and our service and facilities. We look forward to welcome you again to The Ocean Family. Kind Regards, The Ocean Team
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US$63 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
49
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ocean Colombo
Which popular attractions are close to The Ocean Colombo?
Nearby attractions include ON14 Rooftop Lounge & Bar (0.3 km), Escape Colombo (0.5 km), and The Station Shisha Lounge & Cafe (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ocean Colombo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Ocean Colombo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Ocean Colombo?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ocean Colombo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ocean Colombo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dwaraka, Geek HQ, and Crepe Runner.
Does The Ocean Colombo have airport transportation?
Yes, The Ocean Colombo offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Ocean Colombo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Ocean Colombo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ocean Colombo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Colombo Fort (5.9 km), Wolvendaal Church (6.2 km), and Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (2.7 km).
Does The Ocean Colombo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.