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Ocean View Tourist Guest House Reviews

104 Lewis Place,Negombo,Sri Lanka., Negombo, Sri Lanka

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113 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Great value for money - simple guesthouse, clean, tidy, safe, wifi, very comfy bed with decent breakfast. Owner family was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. They organised a diver for us for several days at extremely short notice despite the high season - the guy was excellent, good English, safe driver, explaining us a lot on Sri Lanka. He referred us to a couple of very good guides in the historical triangle. And was fun to chat with! Would definitely recommend the place and would return.

  • 31st Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Place was ok for a night, but negombo is not nice, owner charged 10000 rupees for taxi to kandy, looking back this is a rip off. Cancelled future stay here due to this and the fact negombos beeches are dirtier than a mechanics bath tub

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Dear Sir Andrew Bennrtt, Sorry to hear your comment. You were taken to Kandy in a vehicle which is valued about 6.5 million rupees. Do not compare the rate with TUK TUK or Nano taxis. The whole journey was up and down 250 kilometers. 250 X 40 = 10000 rupees.


I had a good stay at Ocean View Tourist Guest House. The location is great. Close to the water and good restaurants. Negombo in general is a great place to go right after you arrive to get your bearings or right before you leave since it's close to the airport. Staff was courteous and welcoming. The facilities are OK and some attention needs to be paid to the amenities (my air conditioner worked half the time and the mosquito net on my bed had seen better days).

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