Ocean Blue House

Ocean Blue House

4/1 Barnes Avenue, Mount Lavinia off Hotel Road MOUNT LAVINIA, Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10370
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    Ocean Blue House Reviews

    6.3
    Good
    /10
    (83 reviews)See what guests said
    7.6
    Very good

    "Good room, cheaper price."

    Nipuna

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    February 6, 2018

    Things you’ll love about Ocean Blue House

    Things you'll love

    • 770 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Currency exchange

    • 400 meters to the beach

    Very good
    Location
    7.3
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    Very good location - 400 meters to the beach
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Lion Pub110 m
  • St Thomas College350 m
  • Mount Lavinia beach450 m
  • Mount Lavinia Bus Station770 m
  • Mount Lavinia Train Station1.04 km
  • Fashion Bug Dehiwala1.16 km
  • Buba Restaurant & Beach Club1.23 km
  • Concord Cinema1.7 km
  • National Zoological Gardens2.14 km
  • Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple2.68 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked a few minutes ago

    Value for money6.3
    Distance to city center15.0 km
    Location rating7.3
    Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
    Distance to airport3.3 km

    Rooms available at Ocean Blue House

    Air Conditioning Room
    Air Conditioning Room
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Non A/C
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 double bed
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    Air Conditioning Deluxe Double Room
    Air Conditioning Deluxe Double Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 double bed
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    Room Shared Bed
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      Deluxe Room
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          9.2
          Exceptional

          "Clean and big room, a nice home to relax of the busy Colombo..."

          Vincent

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          May 28, 2016

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          9.2
          Exceptional

          "The staff were great and the location is good for exploring."

          paul

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          October 20, 2016

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          Agoda Reviews (83)
          6.3
          /
          10
          Cleanliness6.0
          Facilities4.9
          Location7.3
          Room comfort and quality6.1
          Service6.9
          Value for money6.3
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          1234
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Krzysztof from Denmark
          Solo traveler
          Standard Non A/C
          Stayed 1 night in January 2019

          Near beach, great value for price”

          It is a nice homestay. Due to some problems I arrived almost 2 hours later than planned, and even though it was already way after sleeping time, they opened the door for me and checked me in. It is very simple homestay with all the essentials. I believe that you can also ask them to cook a meal for you but I am not sure about it. But the place is located around 5-7 minutes walking from the beach, depending on how long your legs are and how fast you walk. Recommended.

          Reviewed February 27, 2019
          7.6
          Very good
          Nipuna from Sri Lanka
          Couple
          Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 1 night in February 2018

          Average ”

          Good room, cheaper price. Soaps were not replaced. There were only used soaps in the wash room

          Reviewed February 06, 2018
          2.0
          Kim from Canada
          Solo traveler
          Standard Non A/C
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

          Definitely don't go there at night ”

          Down a dark alley, no visible sign and no outside light! Even with Google maps, it was really hard to find and although I had messaged that I would be arriving late, the place was totally dark when I arrived and there wasn't a bell and no one responded to knocking. There was no answer on the contact number provided but the taxi driver finally found a small sign with just the initials of the place and a different number and got someone on the phone. Eventually a man opened a door leading into an unpaved courtyard but there were no lights. When I asked the man to turn on a light, he disappeared and then turned on a light upstairs outside of what I assumed was the room, but it was on the opposite side of the yard from the entrance. He didn't even bring a portable light. I thought it was dangerous to try to carry luggage over uneven surfaces with no light and there was something creepy about the whole place so I didn't stay there and found another place nearby.

          Reviewed January 16, 2017

          1. We have a very powerful light in front of the gate which makes it visible from the road 2. The light is connected to the roller shutter and stays on till the morning - always as we also have cctv 3. There is very clearly a bell which is well lit and is below the sign to the house 4. The courtyard is made up of small gravel rocks 5. We ALSO have a small sign on the opposite end of the roller shutter which gives the facility number 6. The guest did not enter the property or come up the stairs but turned around and left without a word

          Responded May 18, 2017
          Ocean Blue House
          9.2
          Exceptional
          paul from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Standard Non A/C
          Stayed 8 nights in October 2016

          Basic Clean and Friendly”

          Excellant value for the money. The staff were great and the location is good for exploring. The hotel has two dogs, so keep that in mind if you have a problem with animals. The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable.

          Reviewed October 20, 2016
          2.4
          Nazesh from Oman
          Family with young children
          Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

          Not Recommanded at all!!”

          If you can tolerate barkimg dogs,unco-operative staff,bad location and mosquitoes ,then go for it.Area of living aroumd &tuc tuc hiring all expensive Better to try Colombo City center with same rates.We moved out before time. This is not a hotel,just an incomplete house with few rooms,two employee are illiterate, do not know English,will stare. Dogs open most of the time. Manager will not reply to mails at all & say say Agoda didnot transfer our mail replies. Verdict- Bad decission/tough luck if you chose it.

          Reviewed October 12, 2016
          3.6
          seenan from India
          Couple
          Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

          Not satisfied”

          Not satisfied as the room is not neat n tidy .Simply not worth the Money what we paid

          Reviewed August 15, 2016
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Vincent from Canada
          Couple
          Standard Non A/C
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

          Warm welcome”

          Thanks for all the advise Faraz! That was a good place to start our trip in Sri Lanka. Clean and big room, a nice home to relax of the busy Colombo.

          Reviewed May 28, 2016
          2.8
          Aiman from Sri Lanka
          Couple
          Standard Non A/C
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

          Bad rooms”

          It's very bad rooms and filthy. Not recommended for anyone. There are dogs around and alcohol smells every where. Comet flasher broken, had to pull out tap to get the water on shower. They should refurbish ASAP.

          Reviewed April 12, 2016
          6.0
          Allen from Sri Lanka
          Solo traveler
          Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 4 nights in March 2016

          Cheap but not good for families”

          Costwise it is cheap in this locality. It is a private house and not a hotel. They have two dogs in campus. At times they keep barking and it is quite disturbing even at night. There was frequent blackouts during my stay even during nights and they dont have any emergency source of power. There was no staff, i was the only one staying there at that time. I stayed for four days and nobody came to clean the room. Even bedspreads and towel was not changed. Its about 10 minutes walking distance from beach. You dont find quality restruatants. However there are fastfoods like KFC, Burger King, Subway nearby.

          Reviewed March 16, 2016
          3.0
          Amadini from Sri Lanka
          Couple
          Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 1 night in February 2016

          Very bad experience”

          Air Conditioner

          Every thing except Air Conditioner was very bad. Room and bathroom were not cleaned. Room was worst than the images of the site which was booked. There was hair in the pillow cases which were black in color. I'm not sure whether the bed sheets were cleaned too. Can not recommend to any one to stay there. we were having unpleasant experience. Since we reached the hotel about 8.00 pm and for the time being we couldn't find another hotel, we stayed there. Otherwise, we would find and stay another hotel.

          Reviewed March 01, 2016
          3.7
          Joanie from Canada
          Couple
          Standard Non A/C
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

          Disappointing”

          Good location near Colombo and the beach.

          When we arrived, nobody was there except a friend of the owner to open the room for us. It was the kind of feeling that you are not sure if you are welcome to stay or not... We spend 5 nights here, we had barely no conversation, to not say nothing, with the people who own this place. Finally we discover that the bed was full of bedbugs... Basically, I would not recommend this place for now.. It can be really nice, but they defitinly have to make some improvement!

          Reviewed February 26, 2016
          6.3
          Good
          Clair from United States
          Solo traveler
          Standard Non A/C
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

          Very Quirky, But OK In The End”

          Price. Security. House boy.

          THE BAD NEWS: This is a private home on a very difficult to find street. The owner has a huge Great Dane dog living inside the house. The only restaurants in the neighborhood are quite expensive. THE GOOD NEWS: It is close to the famous Mt. Lavinia Hotel and the train station. The dog is very friendly and provides excellent security. The house boy is very helpful. I was initially put off, but would stay there again.

          Reviewed December 07, 2015
          8.7
          Excellent
          Rajeev from Sri Lanka
          Solo traveler
          Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 1 night in May 2015

          Nice and Clean place close to Mr. Lavinia”

          Clean. Neat, Friendly
          Reviewed November 21, 2015
          4.7
          chanaka from Sri Lanka
          Solo traveler
          Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 1 night in September 2015

          Doesn't give value for the money”

          Ac

          Even though agoda advertisement shows that they have wifi, but they doesn't.

          Reviewed September 25, 2015
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Vadivel from Sri Lanka
          Family with young children
          Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 1 night in August 2015

          Nice ”

          good staff ,good location ,clean rooms

          Good

          Reviewed September 03, 2015
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Vadivel from Sri Lanka
          Family with young children
          Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 1 night in August 2015

          Nice place ”

          helpful staff ,very clean place ,location very nice

          very good

          Reviewed September 03, 2015
          8.3
          Excellent
          Vadivel from Sri Lanka
          Family with young children
          Standard Non A/C
          Stayed 1 night in August 2015

          Very nice”

          Good staff,clean place ,clean room

          Good

          Reviewed August 14, 2015
          9.7
          Exceptional
          alex from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Standard Non A/C
          Stayed 1 night in April 2015

          Excellent value for money, comfortable and homely”

          comfortable beds, friendly staff, excellent location

          checked in rather early but the staff were very friendly and immediately offered tea. in fact they gave us tea all the time and theres no charge if its tea without milk. the rooms were very nice comfortable and nice mattresses. the pillows were also nice. a friend had a basic room downstairs and they were also happy. the staff were very k nowledgable and helped us with our tours and also showed us the ropes so we saved money and didn't get ripped off! they also have an in house car with driver so you can do your sight seeing trips with them. quite good prices also reasonable. they have a couple of dogs very friendly! they have a trust bar - you use theirs and you then replace what you use. it was like staying at home and being waited hand and foot! lovely

          Reviewed May 05, 2015
          8.3
          Excellent
          Deaniel from United States
          Group
          Air Conditioning Room
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

          Good time”

          View, location

          We really liked the place it worked out well for us. It's a budget place but was a good option for us.

          Reviewed March 25, 2015
          8.3
          Excellent
          Linus from Sweden
          Solo traveler
          Standard Non A/C
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

          Backpackers Paradise”

          The staff is the greatest bunch of guys! Good internet and very comfy atmosphere!

          My stay has been great! Nothing to complain about. free water and great hangout! I'll definitely come back to Ocean Blue!

          Reviewed March 01, 2015
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          • Very good location
          • Mount Lavinia beach
          • Mount Lavinia Bus Station is within 0.77 km