Ocean View Tourist Guest House

Ocean View Tourist Guest House

122 ( Old Number 104) Lewis Place, Negombo 11500 Sri Lanka
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#12 of 129 guest houses in Negombo
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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 have got a swimming pool with a specious garden with sun loungers.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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Bicycle rental
Fishing
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Shallow end in pool
Taxi service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Family

Location

122 ( Old Number 104) Lewis Place, Negombo 11500 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 90 out of 100
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Bandaranayake Intl Airport
Diyawanna Oya Seaplane Base
36.7 km
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Ken W wrote a review Jan 2020
Monterey, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Ocean view Tourist Guest House only one day, our last day in Sri Lanka. It is indeed only 20 minutes from the airport. The hotel is fairly basic, but provides all the essentials. It has a wonderful location, just a 5 minute walk to a fantastic beach, good restaurants and interesting places. It is pretty quiet and the people who work there are kind and helpful.
The price was more than fair.
When we had a miscommunication with our booked taxi, the people at the hotel arranged a ride to the airport for us with 5 minutes notice at 10 PM with minimal cost.
The room itself provides only the basics. The bed was not that comfortable and the air conditioning could only get the temperature down to 86. But the hotel is a good, safe, wonderfully located place and we would recommend it. I would recommend getting a room on the ground floor. Ours was on the 3rd floor and was quite warm.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ground floor rooms would be cooler.
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Response from Mark T, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House
Responded Jan 21, 2020
Dear Sir and madam Ken Wanderman, Thank you for your review. This feedback and the inputs encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you for selecting us for your stay and for the transfer service and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. Best regards, Mark Thamel.
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Unna L wrote a review Jan 2022
Long Beach, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Warm showers, great beds and the long experience of the proprietor, Mr Mark Thamel, makes for a great and safe guest house to stay in. You get the best, to the minute, travel tips there. Emails are answered quickly and your whole itinerary can be secured with Mr Thamel's knowledgeable organization. He can book hotels, find a comfortable car and experienced driver for you. Or something more impulsive where you make lodging decisions as you go. Also where to get return trip covid testing etc. You are in good hands. And the value is outstanding - I've traveled many times to Sri Lanka and his care is the best to be found - all at very reasonable price. He knows the country like the back of his hand, including all the best hotel deals, and has arranged trips to the farthest most isolated parts of the country for me. Those discoveries allowed me to experience the most authentic view of Sri Lanka possible. In my last trip this January, I mentioned to Dennis (perfect driver, totally in tune with the kind of trip I wanted) that I'd like to buy a Sri Lankan nativity creche. Dennis phoned Mr Thamel and he had it waiting for me at the end of my trip. You wont just get a travel planner and guest house proprietor, you will get a true friend in Sri Lanka. I was so lucky the day I first contacted him.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms are really good, also the ones without AC
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Response from Mark Thamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House
Responded Jan 12, 2022
Dear madam Unna Lassiter, Thank you for the great review about our place and the tour services. Thank you again for coming back in this covid situation and using us again as your service provider. Best regards, Mark Thamel.
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cuteass wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I went to Sri Lanka twice, and the second time where I stayed in Negombo is Ocean View Tourist Guest House. I was with my friends. we went there and met Mark, the owner of the guesthouse. he's very nice and spoke good English. so we don't need to worry about the communications. After staying there one night, we decided to ask Mark to help us plan our Sri Landa trip. He offered us a driver whose name is Jude. Jude is a very good and quiet driver/tour guide. He introduced a lot of local restaurants and very good valued hotel for us. all my friends were very satisfied with this trip. And thank you again.
Ps: i would like to say, Rooms in Ocean View Tourist Guest House are really clean and quiet. it provides proper breakfast and Mark also recommends some restaurants sometimes. it was a pleasant journey and i believe i will definitely go back again!
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Date of stay: March 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Mark T, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Dear Madam Christina , Thank you for your review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you for selecting us for your stay and for tours and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. Best regards, Mark Thamel.
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Marek Dragon wrote a review Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice and cosy rooms,good location close to the beach and very good restaurants. Owner and all stuff super friendly and helpful. Tourist and trip around the area on site is also on plus.
Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mark Thamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House
Responded Jan 24, 2023
Dear sir and madam Marek, Thank you for the excellent review. It was a pleasure to meet you and serve you. Hope to see you again. Best regards, Mark Thamel.
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Soumitro_Calutta wrote a review Nov 2022
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Happy to Stay at Ocean View Tourist Guest House. Super clean, near to the Beach. Owner is very helpful. They have facility to airport drop and pickup. Restaurant are nearby. Negombo central bus station 3 Km. Definitely return again.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Mark Thamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House
Responded Nov 10, 2022
Dear sir, It's nice to hear your words of appreciation. Thanks for taking time to review us. Best regards. Mark Thamel.
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James M wrote a review Sep 2011
Cardiff, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here on our first and last nights in Sri Lanka as it's close to the airport and they provide shuttle service. Rooms were clean (we had one of the upstairs rooms), shower had warm water and a balcony - the room on the second night had the larger, better balcony. Possibly a little overpriced for what it is in comparison to other accommodation in Sri Lanka but more of a captive market given the location. Breakfast was an extra 400Rs per person, standard fruit, eggs and toast, tea/coffee.
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Date of stay: August 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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IzmirZeliha wrote a review Sep 2011
izmir
4.0 of 5 bubbles
we are two friend from Turkey stayed in this guest house during our visiting Sri Lanka.It is very near to negombo city center and also air port. there are many different types rooms changing with different prices. all the rooms very simple but very clean. all the person working there are sincerely and kindly.Also you can take a daily tours or others for discovering Sri Lanka. We took 9 night 10 days round tour. It was so wonderfull for us.Mark owner of the house was perfect at his job.Thank you Mark for everything.We strongly comment to everybody who wish to visit to Sri Lanka.
zeliha & gül TURKEY 5 SEPT.2011
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Date of stay: August 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House
Responded Nov 30, 2013
Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your very good 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.
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Snibbug wrote a review Aug 2011
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was a little surprised at the cost of all the hotels in Negombo. Ocean View was good value for money though in comparison to others. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are simple but clean and a good size. Located on the main stretch with the shops and restaurants in easy access. Very easy to organise tours from the hotel. Breakfast good although not included. I would recommend staying here if you are on a budget!
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Date of stay: August 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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jan j wrote a review Oct 2011
Olomouc, Czech Republic
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I took a trip to Sri Lanka with my wife and Ocean view took such an amazing care of us. 1) airport pick-up is so easygoing and refreshing after long flight 2) rooms are just big and and clean enough and chatting with Mark is more pleasant than you can imagine 3) we took 10days tour (it is so perfectly and detailed cleared on guest house website) and we cannot stop to worship Ocean view and our driver-guide Mahi!!! the tour was excellent, excellent, excellent - Mahi become a friend of us and we never forget his advises and good care... We just trusted Ocean view with everything and they made our Sri Lanka trip unforgettable... thank you once again Mark, Mahi and Ocean view team, you do amazing job and we wish you good luck and many new customers - you deserve the best...
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Date of stay: August 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House
Responded Feb 13, 2014
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.
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Pattard wrote a review Mar 2014
Exmouth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We first came to Negombo in Sri Lanka about 18 years ago. The first visit was slightly marred by some of our holiday money being stolen. Luckily, we met up with Joseph Thamel who, with his son Mark (Sujeewa) ran The Ocean View Guest House and Tourist travel service and who spontaneously offered to help us.

This was, and has been, a very happy and satisfying relationship over the years. We return each year for a few days when arriving in Colombo, availing ourselves of his reliable airport pickup service and book in for a much needed 'chill out' stay.

Since the death of Joseph a few years ago, Mark has continued to expand and develop an excellent Guest House experience for visitors which is friendly, reliable, clean and excellent value for money. Over the years we have reflected on the many interesting people we have met during our stays at Ocean View and a lot of them, like us, return year after year.

There are many in Sri Lanka who boast they are reliable and informed guides but Mark is among the very few who truly qualify for this description. Firstly he is an accomplished and safe driver and secondly he has an excellent knowledge of both the ancient and classical sites, and also an unusual appreciation of the flora and fauna of the island.

Mark tells us he is continuing to develop the Ocean View site in the coming years. As long as we visit Sri Lanka we will always stay with him and his helpful staff.

Finally, whilst Ocean View offers excellent bed and breakfast, just next door is an excellent restaurant the Sea Joy providing fresh fish, mixed rice as well as local meals which are always on the menu.
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Date of stay: March 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House
Responded Jul 1, 2014
Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your very good 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.
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neha s asked a question Jan 2022
Hyderabad, India
Are there rooms for self quarantine
Answer from MarkThamel
Negombo, Sri Lanka119 contributions17 helpful votes
No
Answer from MarkThamel
Negombo, Sri Lanka119 contributions17 helpful votes
It is 10US$ extra for AC.
Answer from MarkThamel
Negombo, Sri Lanka119 contributions17 helpful votes
Yes it is not a problem. i will send a van which can easily put the bike boxes. Airport pick up and drop is not complimentary.
Answer from MarkThamel
Negombo, Sri Lanka119 contributions17 helpful votes
Yes it is possible to arrange the transfer at 4 am on the 7th December.
mimou12 asked a question Apr 2016
Chennevieres-sur-Marne, France31 contributions6 helpful votes
Bonjour Avez vous réservé par une agence ? j'hésite à organiser mon voyage par moi même , Merci
Answer from natsimon
Rocheserviere, France25 contributions44 helpful votes
Bonjour, Je ne vous conseille pas de passer par une agence pour votre voyage, vous paierez plus cher et vous n'aurez rien de plus ni de mieux. Nous avons trouvé un guide anglophone formidable qui nous a programmé notre séjour de 2 semaines (circuit + hôtel). Le coût était de 500 € pour les hôtel (avec petit déj pour 2) et 520 € pour le guide. Si vous voulez ses coordonnées, tenez moi au courant. Bonne journée
Unna L wrote a tip Jan 2022
Long Beach, California49 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are really good, also the ones without AC"
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Ken W wrote a tip Jan 2020
Monterey, California13 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground floor rooms would be cooler."
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James D wrote a tip Nov 2019
Yarra Valley, Australia124 contributions60 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quiet rooms towards back."
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20Janine wrote a tip Nov 2018
Dawson City, Canada83 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms upstairs have a small balcony."
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Rob N wrote a tip Jan 2017
Ontario, Canada821 contributions191 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are rooms on the ground floor with their own patio for those who don’t like stairs but might not have AC."
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PRICE RANGE
C$33 - C$45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ocean view tourist guest house hotel negombo
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean View Tourist Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean View Tourist Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Bluemoon Jewellers (0.4 km), Sun Shine Jewels (0.4 km), and Sun Shine Supermarket (0.04 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean View Tourist Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Is parking available at Ocean View Tourist Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean View Tourist Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Edwin Restaurant, Celestia Restaurant Negombo, and Cafe Zen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ocean View Tourist Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Ocean View Tourist Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Ocean View Tourist Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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