Blue Gum Hotel - Seeduwa

No 219/1, Tudella, Ja-Ela, Seeduwa, Sri Lanka, 00100show map
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Very goodBased on  54 reviews
Overview

Blue Gum Hotel provides guests with a comfortable accommodation in a business area of Seeduwa. Featuring luxurious architecture, the hotel is opened since 2010.

This hotel is about 15 km away from St. Mary\'s Church. The property lies within 5 km from the city center.

The hotel features a central location with proximity to a nature park and a botanical garden.

Blue Gum Hotel is located within a 20-minute drive from Bandaranayake airport.

Rooms

For a pleasant stay in Seeduwa Blue Gum Hotel offers 10 guestrooms complete with a mini bar, cable TV, a laptop safe, a fridge and ironing facilities. The en-suite rooms feature the garden view. These rooms have marble floor and cozy furniture.

Eat & Drink

The small bar serves a selection of coffee and tea.

Services

Bicycles and cars are available for rent at Blue Gum Hotel.

Relax

On-site leisure facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool and a sea water pool.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   10.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Pub

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Saltwater pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Pub
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • High chairs
  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

  • Saltwater pool
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Sun loungers
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Living room
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Washing machine
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
Getting around
Airports
Bandaranayake (CMB)6.3 mi
Colombo Ratmalana (RML)18.6 mi
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Reviews
6.8
Very goodBased on  54  reviews

Rating by category:

8.0
Rooms
8.0
Service
8.0
Location
4.0
Dining
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    I stayed at Blue Gum as it was convenient for a very early flight from Colombo. The owner and staff were very friendly and helpful, explaining the cost of a tuk tuk and making sure that we got the right price. Also as my boyfriend and I had a very early start, leaving at 3:30am, the staff left out some tea to revive us before setting off to the airport. The hotel is clean and the staff are really lovely.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    I liked the personal service I received as I am a bit disabled so they ensured that I had a ground floor room. The staff were also very polite and friendly and the food was excellent.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Nice clean place. Staff excellent., could not do,enough for you. Hot water fantastic. Practically the best shower available in Sri Lanka. Manager can arrange lots of things like hire cars etc if you ask him. All 3 of us thought it was a great base for popping into Colombo just before you fly home.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Room was clean, breakfast was nice and served well, nice surroundings and plenty of parking.

    I will make this as short and as straight to the point as I can. The manager and his wife are liars, cheaters and con artists. My wife arrived at the hotel 6 hours before I arrived in Sri Lanka and she was not informed about a so called early check-in fee. My wife only checked in one hour early and was not notified of this crap fee and yet I had a rather uncomfortable confrontation with the manager/managers wife over this issue. They were clearly in the wrong and simply put, just lied about notifying my wife of this fee and were willing to argue continuously until we paid it. Unfortunately with was not the last time we were almost bled dry by hotel managers, but after this episode, we were wiser to the thought pattern of some of these Sri Lankan people. I have travelled extensively and you may see other reviews I have made, that are good, as a comparison. These people at this hotel had a disgusting attitude to running the hotel and are just plain liars. Take your chances at this hotel people.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    This is only a lodge,not a hotel belongs to star ratings. Rate is very high,price will be worth only charged on the half price., Location is far from the city, do not recomend this hotel

    Poor facilities,far away from the city,high pricing.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The room and attached bathroom were of good size and very clean with a good TV service. Close to airport....only 15 minutes by tuktuk but you need to arrange your own.

    Location not so nice near a very busy road with few restaurants or shops nearby. Wifi didn't work in the room. Only in the common area 1 floor below. Compared to SE Asia, this place is expensive. As with all places in Sri Lanka, you get the feeling the owner/manager is always trying to get extra services from you and they are not very helpful in arranging or suggesting outside services like a tuktuk to the airport.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The owner Stanley was very friendly helpful. This came in handy since I was a lone traveler. Always willing to help. The place was quiet and clean which is what I needed. I would stay here again.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    We used the hotel because we needed a stepping stone to the rest of Sri Lanka-and for that it was perfect! Close to the airport! We have been in Sri Lanka for a week now-and the best meal, was at Blue Gum! Important: You will not get sick from their cooking-and their local cooking is fantastic! The staff was kind and professionel. You can get almost everything- just ask! Seems like the staff will bend over backwards to help with whatever could be the problem!

    It located near Columbo-you need the location near the airport-But Columbo??? If you ever been there, you will understand!

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The staff were friendly and welcoming.The breakfast was great.

    The hotel was being refurbished so there was no hot water.But all in all still it was nice staying there.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    We first reserved the room as close to airport as possible due to the fact that we have to catch a very early morning flight, the location was not far from the airport and close to main street so we could conveniently walk to main street and catch coach and taxi. The breakfast was also well-cooked and tasted awesome according to our Thai taste buds. The room was clean and simple just good enough for a single night stay.

    Despite being close to the airport, nothing attractive nor restaurant was in walking distance from this hotel. The room provided none of supplementary items other than a soap bar and a tissue roll,we had to pay for a bottle of water, no refrigerator, no shampoo. The staffs tried to surcharge us for transportation to the airport even though the fare was already fully paid by other passengers for the trip. This was our first time in Colombo and weren't satisfied with the way Sri Lankan ran business.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    We've chosen this hotel because of close distance to the airport. Hotel is not in the city center, but quite good connected (buses, tuk-tuks etc.) The stuff was very friendly and helpful. We had very early flight, so they served us hot tea & coffee at 3 A.M. - we really approciated it. You can asked at the reception for airport-hotel (and return) pick-up. It's about 20-25 usd (I don't remember exactly how much was it - we didn't get it). You can reach Colombo city center with cheap bus (30-40 minutes depends on traffic).

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The hotel is good value for money. Rooms are clean. Hotel is only 15 minutes from the airport - good for one night if leaving on an early flight.

    Unfortunately the hotel is in the middle of an industrial area on a busy road - ideal if you want you own a tuk-tuk and want it fixed. It has no bar or restaurant and there are no facilities of this type near by (the nearest is a KFC/local bakery about 20 minutes walk away along a very busy road).

  • 6.6
    Good

    The staff were polite and helpful. Everything worked in the room.

    The food was overpriced and absolutely terrible, inedible. This was the most expensive and worst meal of our whole trip. It would be better to not offer food than offer food of this standard.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The staff were very good and did go the extra mile

    Choice of meals, no evening meals menu's.

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    I did not like anything in this hotel. This hotel is worth 1/3 of the price they are asking

    The surrandings are terrible. It is out of nowhere. The rooms are less then basic. Everything looked very very cheep. I had booked a room ensuite but I was given a room with outside bathroom. The place they serve breakfast is also very cheep looking. The breakfast is very basic. This hotel is not worth the money there are asking for. The owner said he would give me a discount for the non bathroom room but then he added tax on to it, making it the same. No toileteries are suuplied exept a bar of soap. I am very sorry I spent my firt night in Sri Lanka at such abad hotel.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  54 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Bandaranayake (CMB)6.3 mi
Colombo Ratmalana (RML)18.6 mi
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