The Ocean Colombo

40, Melbourne Avenue00400ColomboSri Lanka
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About The Ocean Colombo

Set at the centre of Colombo and offering panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, The Ocean Colombo takes pride in its huge conference and banquet space. The Majestic Shopping Mall is only a four-minute drive from the hotel.

All accommodations are well-appointed. The floor-to-ceiling windows and ambient lighting give off a relaxing vibe. In addition, each room is equipped with digital safe, ironing facilities, and big flat screen television, while upgraded rooms feature separate sitting areas, and Jacuzzis.

The Ocean Colombo features a rooftop plunge pool, and a business centre with 27-inch iMac and photocopying & fax services. Moreover, the on-site Bliss Spa offers massages and facial treatments.

Mint Restaurant offers buffet breakfasts and an a la carte menu. Guests can have beverages and snacks at Sunset Bistro or Cloud 9.

The Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple is a three-minute drive from the hotel, while MGM Casino is a five-minute drive away.


40, Melbourne Avenue, 00400, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 115110000 | Fax: +94 115110009 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Hot stone massage
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massage


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Fantastic views of the ocean and cityscape!

Most guests noted that they were so amazed by the panoramic views of the sunsets from their rooms. There is also a plunge pool and a bar at the rooftop that provide better views of the ocean. Aside from the lovely ocean views, spectacular city views can also be seen from the hotel.

Well-appointed and fully equipped rooms

Some guests expressed that the look of the rooms in person is so close to those in the pictures. Furthermore, the rooms are well-appointed, and the amenities provided are modern and fully functional.

Easy and reliable transportation services

The Ocean Colombo has a good contact to companies offering transport services, so the guests do not have worry about getting late with their appointments and flights. Furthermore, guests who availed the service expressed that the drivers are very friendly, and the transportation rates are affordable.

Negative Reviews

Soundproofing system is quite poor

Since the hotel is located at the bustling centre of Colombo, many guests complained of the noise coming from the nearby busy street and marine drive. In addition, there is also an on-going construction inside the building, which disturbed some of the guests.

Foods served are a hit and miss

According to some guests, their meals were overcooked while others said that the food was undercooked and had the inappropriate temperature. However, the staff quickly reheated or replaced the food upon guests' complaint.

Overcharging during check-out may happen

Some guests noted in their reviews that they were charged for stuffs or drinks from the refrigerator, which they didn't consume. Therefore, make sure to review your billing before checking-out.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 259 reviews across the web
7.8 /10
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7.8 out of 10 based on 259 reviews