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Reviewed 25 December 2012

Large room/aircon/flat screen TV satellite many channels/fan/big bathroom/if this is the standard of budget hotels in Sri Lanka they can forget enticing the backpackers and budget travelers/bath room dirty /no hot water/room needed a good clean and airing to get rid of the stale cigarette smell/believe it or not this hotel did not even have internet for its own use...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 20 December 2012

The hotel nippon is a good choice if you want to see the old influence the colonials had on the country. The rooms are spacious, however smelly. The room we had was extremely dark and good for a long sleep as it is kind of like a dungeon. There isnt any outside noise at all and the bathroom is good....

Thank scottplume
Ljustero, Sweden
Reviewed 15 October 2012

This hotel, which has a good location, is a pretty good stay for the money, but is a mix between a charming oldfashioned relict and a low hygiene standard backpacker stay. Its probably not to reccomend for unexperienced travellers, but for people who has stayed on hotels in Asia since the sixties and secenties, this place is a place you...

Thank DanKoehl
Reviewed 30 September 2012

If you need a cheap, well located bed for a night in Colombo - this is a good bet. If you are looking for a nice stay (for more than a day or two), I can't recommend it. The hotel is very old, sad, crumbling, worn down and unloved, and I can believe all of the reports of dirty walls,...

Reviewed 18 August 2012 via mobile

Hotel was filthy and stunk of cigarettes. Our friend was moved as the smell was so bad. Very dirty walls and bathrooms. Half of the ceiling was missing from the bathroom in one of the rooms. Stay as a last resort, if you have to, but would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

1Thank kwillsher13
Sentosa Island, Singapore
Reviewed 9 August 2012

It is one of the cheapest place, that isn't a total hole in Colombo. It has a nice location, close to the train station, Cinnamon Hotel, the post office, the bus stop and the bank. So thats a plus. we stayed in two seperate rooms on two occasions. The first room was clean and the air con was strong -...

Thank Ginergine
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 August 2012

Other than the efficient staff who took my reservation (by phone) and checked me in, this hotel really has very little to recommend about it. Granted it is at the cheap end of Colombo’s accommodation, but the room was very dirty and dusty for which I don’t think there can be any excuse. I saw the only cockroaches of my...

1Thank mapmanish
Reviewed 7 July 2012

Sad old place with dirty halls. If you want colonial atmosphere, go have lunch at the Galle Face Hotel. I was put in the wrong room type, on the road side with a dance party somewhere. Terrible noise that even drowned out the air con. Also I stupidly booked through an online booking agency and the rate was double the...

Thank Stylosarr
Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed 2 June 2012

The Nippon Hotel has certainly seen better days, but if you want to experience what it was like to live in Colombo in Colonial times at a reasonable price, this is it. We have stayed at the Nippon 3 times now and enjoyed our stay every time, We have had both an Air/Con and a fan room with a balcony...

2Thank John S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 April 2012

We stayed for 2N/3D. First to get impress is location. All main attraction very near, frequent avail of tuk tuk and buses. LKR 125-150 to Colombo Fort station, Pettah, Galle Face, Galle Buck Light House. Rooms are clean and very comfortable. Staffs are very friendly. As we went with infant, they allowed us to check out after 2 hrs.. That’s...

Thank RajaJay

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Address: 123 Kumaran Ratnam Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $73 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Nippon 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Try the mutton curry and the Cosmos are good too”
899pinkp, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Best mutton rolls in the country!!!”
dimithrip, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Balcony rooms are fantastic though bit noisy.”
wilsonmaradu, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with balcony are all facing a busy and noisy main road in front of the entrance. All other rooms are more quiet. Furthermore and as already mentioned in another review, check that the windows can be opened and are provided with an insect net.”
Kokomo_13, 27 Aug 2013 | Read review
“try to get a room facing away from the main street”
sangoma02, 18 Apr 2013 | Read review
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