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8.0
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7.8
Very good
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Very good location - 630 meters to the beach
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  • Senok Te Kade Shop80 m
  • Mothercare Spa120 m
  • House of Fashion210 m
  • Q Bar250 m
  • Ramani Fernando Salons - colombo 05350 m
  • Ariyanna Spa360 m
  • Vajiraramaya Temple450 m
  • The Factory Outlet470 m
  • Maldives Embassy480 m
  • Raja Jewellers500 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Thambili Island @ Stubbs

    Stubbs Place, Bambalapitiya, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 00500 - See map
    "Very friendly staff, mostly foreign guests and location was near a bus line running to downtown."
    David - 03 June 2017
    Excellent service
    8.3 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.1 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • 630 meters to the beach

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Colombo in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 2,743 Colombo properties at Agoda for various dates

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    Value for money score
    8.0/10
    Service score
    8.3/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.1/10
    Better than
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    Value for money8.0
    Location rating7.8
    Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
    Distance to airport8.1 km

    Rooms available at Thambili Island @ Stubbs

    Dorm Bed in Co-Ed Dormitory Room (6-8-Bed)
    Dorm Bed in Co-Ed Dormitory Room (6-8-Bed)
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • City view
    • 6 bunk beds
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    Twin - Private Bathroom
    Twin - Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds & 2 single be...
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    Double Room - Attached Bathroom
    Double Room - Attached Bathroom
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed & 1 king bed
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    Basic Triple/Quadruple
    Basic Triple/Quadruple
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Shower
    • 3 single beds or 2 single b...
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    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Double Room with Balcony
    Double Room with Balcony
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
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    Double Room
    Double Room
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
    Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
    Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed
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    Double Room with Balcony
    Double Room with Balcony
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    What people love about Thambili Island @ Stubbs

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "WiFi connection was very good even in the room."

      Eva

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      14 September 2016

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "The room was clean & nice and bed comfortable."

      David

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      03 June 2017

    • 6.0
      Review score
      Staff 

      "The staff were very friendly and helpful."

      Tanya

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      17 August 2018

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    6.0
    Review score

    "Ms. Manuri and the guy at the reception were nice."

    mitzilyn

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    04 February 2018

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    Breakfast
    2 mentions
    Internet
    2 mentions

    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff is polite and is a good value for the money."

    Joshua

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    01 May 2017

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    Reviews of Thambili Island @ Stubbs from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.0
    Excellent
    From 896 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda8.0
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    Cleanliness8.1
    Facilities7.8
    Location7.8
    Service8.3
    Value for money8.0
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    9+ Exceptional (29)
    8-9 Excellent (6)
    7-8 Very Good (8)
    6-7 Good (6)
    <6 Below Expectation (15)
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    Mar - May (5)
    Jun - Aug (8)
    Sep - Nov (38)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Juan from Argentina
    Solo traveler
    Dorm Bed in Co-Ed Dormitory Room (6-8-Bed)
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

    Perfection”

    I come back again before left Sri Lanka

    Reviewed July 14, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Marrimutthu from Indonesia
    Family with young children
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Good for stay 1 night or 2 Maximum ”

    The place is located in the heart of the city & everything is nearby around in just walking distance... overall staffs attitude is good & WiFi is very slow & they maintain the average standard clean process plus some issues with hot water & I hope they will fix it as soon as passible thanks

    Reviewed January 16, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    David from United States
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

    Very good budget option”

    We got an AC room with balcony for just $17. The room was clean & nice and bed comfortable. No TV in room and slow wifi but those things did not bother us. Very friendly staff, mostly foreign guests and location was near a bus line running to downtown. Breakfast was good and worth the price.

    Reviewed June 03, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Ahsaan from Pakistan
    Solo traveler
    Double Room with Balcony
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Awesome experience. Very caring and friendly staff specially Mr Shaun he makes you feel at home ”

    No cons if there was a microwave it would have been excellent

    Reviewed January 08, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Alexsandr from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    okay room, terrible staff ”

    The room was clean and as described. Price is great for location. The person working the front desk put us in a room next to a loud party. He allowed guests who were not staying at the location to have a loud birthday party. They were inches away from our window, screaming, playing music and banging on furniture. We were informed the party would stop by 10pm. This was not the case. We had to walk outside past the party goers to find the host downstairs watching TV and ask him to please move us into another room. He finally decided to shut the party down which took another 20 minutes of us waiting to get back into our room. He also refused to give us the wifi password for the common area and said we can only use the Wi-Fi on the floor we were staying.

    Reviewed June 22, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    SIAU from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

    easy to get around”

    location is off main roads but easy to go to any sight attractions with bus 101 and 102. we took bus from airport and at the fort main station took a 101. nice neighbourhood and quiet compare to the chaotic fort area. furniture is quite new and modern. very clean.

    Reviewed January 05, 2018
    5.6
    Jeremy from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

    Very Mixed Impression”

    Other travellers and we arrived at 4:30 am, haven given prior notification. The staff person resented us coming at that time and was so unfriendly. As we were tired after 6 hours travel we retired to a very clean but pokey room on the top level. We got into bed when a loud motor started up. If it had been a consistent sound we may have gotten accustomed to it - but it wasn't! The motor came on for 10 seconds, switched off for ten, then came back to life ten seconds later. After half an hour of no sleep, I went down the many stairs to ask for a different room. Again the staff person was resentful and this time, rude. He told me to go upstairs and knock off two switches near the room. He told me he didn't want to be disturbed because he had to wake up early. Two days later I went to have a shower and there was no water in either the basin or shower. The staff person was contacted. He eventually came upstairs and now the water came on. He actually accused me of lying!

    Reviewed December 15, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kumaraswamy from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 10 nights in August 2017

    Exceptional”

    Very efficient hard working manager - Shawn. Only setback is with residents who are loud well into the night with no consideration for fellow residents trying to sleep. There should be a sign advising guests to be quiet after 11pm.

    Reviewed August 27, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Bernadett from Myanmar
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

    Great place”

    Very helpful staff, good location if you need to sort out Indian visa, very clean new room. The only downside is the ongoing construction, though it doesn't start too early and ends at 6pm. Supermarket nearby. You can use the communal kitchen.

    Reviewed May 07, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Eva from Belgium
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in September 2016

    I was not expecting such a nice, clean and spacious room with air conditioner at a low price that I paid”

    We stayed in the dorm. The staff are always friendly and helpful if you need to know anything. They were so kind and picked us up last minute from colombo fort. Everything was very clean. The air con worked really well. The beds were really comfortable. Each bed has an international (three types of plug in one) plug socket and a lamp. We were given towels and our lockers were right beside our beds. There are two toilets, two showers and two sinks and the bathroom was very clean. The roof terrace was a nice area to chill out and meet other people. There is a kitchen you can cook in if you'd like, free tea. There's a common area downstairs with a TV too. It was a bit far from fort, but was walkable distance from all the shopping places that we wanted to visit. Perfect hidaway with a quiet environment. WiFi connection was very good even in the room. Breakfast was fresh and good, fully worth for $2.50 with unlimited toast etc. Had a great stay and recommend to all type of visitors.

    Reviewed September 14, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    mumtazahmad from Pakistan
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    Wonderful ”

    Everything was perfect!

    Reviewed January 19, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Marc from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    Everything Perfect”

    Everything was perfect.. enjoyed my stay here. Thank you!

    Reviewed November 06, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ali from Maldives
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Good location and nice staff”

    Clean rooms and friendly staff

    Reviewed February 05, 2019
    4.0
    Krishnan from India
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    Acceptable”

    - No phone, small room size, Difficult to find the recharging point, very difficult to find the place - many stores close to hotel doesn't recognize the name, breakfast so expensive (500 rupees for 2 eggs and some toast). - Not advisable to stay this place. + Clean bathroom and hot water

    Reviewed January 02, 2018
    7.2
    Very good
    Alexander from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017

    Decent for one night ”

    We stayed one night as we had to catch an early train to Kandy in the morning. If you’re planning to do the same, it’s a 15 minute tuk tuk drive to the station in the morning before the traffic starts. The place itself is okay. The shower was great, very hot and powerful. The man at reception booked us a tuk tuk for the morning. It was a little far from everything, is my only issue, so if you were staying a few days you’d want to stay nearer to the town.

    Reviewed December 11, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    toshiki from Japan
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Very good staying in Colombo”

    The owner recommended me some good places, beautiful spots and point of interest in Sri Lanka. Staffs are very kind for guests. But, the floor was so dirty, and walking with bare feet got dirty on the sole of the feet black. It's just a weak point, I thought.

    Reviewed February 14, 2017
    5.2
    jasmine from Austria
    Couple
    Double Room with Balcony
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

    ok for a night.”

    we took a double bed room with a private shower and toilet. because of all the moisture from the shouwer there was mould in the shouwer and a very unpleasant smeel in the room especially because there was no windows to open to get some fresh air. we got warned in advanced about the construction work at the building but we were surprised that it started at 6am !!

    Reviewed February 06, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ajith from Austria
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2017

    A wonderful place at the center of Colombo!”

    Very helpful and kind staff. Visit again when in Colombo next time.

    Reviewed November 01, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Janika from Finland
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

    A very nice place to stay!”

    The room looked exactly like in the photos, so you know what you're getting. The room was clean and tidy. The staff is great and very helpful! Would definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed June 30, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anjalo from Sri Lanka
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017

    Nice place”

    Great Room good value for money. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed June 12, 2017
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