The property is conveniently located in Colombo in a lovely residential area. Its strategic location ensures that guests can easily reach many local points of interest. The city's numerous attractions such as Barefoot, Paradise Road, Museum, Independence Square, Old Parliament, Galle Face Green, Vihara Mahadevi Park, Gangarama Temple,Old Dutch Hospital, the Fort Railway Station etc.
Away from the traffic and the noise in a residential neighbourhood, its only a 10- 15 minute ride to almost any location in town. Its a superb base to discover the exciting city of Colombo.
About the property
A double bed room...simply and beautifully decorated in white, with an attached bathroom,offers travelers a comfortable home. The room has a fan and is surrounded by trees making it comfortable. It accommodates two adults and a child.
Wi- Fi and hot water are free.The room comes with a mini library for those who enjoy reading.
This is shared accommodation as I have a small home office in the premises. The guests are given a key , so that they can get about freely at any time.
My second room available for you ( Similar listing) in the event the dates you require are unavailable please check the second listing under "New White Charming Room"
Breakfast is on the house and consists of fruits,eggs and toast alternated with traditional Sri Lankan food.
You have access to a separate dining area, while a fully equipped enables you to prepare your own meals if you so wish.
If you are travelling with children, we are happy to share our 5 year old daughters playroom and toys to keep your little one happy.
Linen and towels are provided and changed
every 3 days for long term visitors.
Airport pick up
Airport pick up can be arranged for US$ 22 Rs. 2500 and RS 300 for the highway toll. Payable in Sri Lankan rupees to the taxi service directly .
please send passenger names and flight information.
Check in and check out
check in time is flexible subject to the previous days booking , If there is no booing arrival time is flexible.
The lobby area is a common space for the guest to enjoy and relax.
Interaction with Guests
I am available most of the time when guest arrive. If i am not available by any chance,i will always be available on the phone. You may ask anyone in my home to get a call through to me if you need any help. You can even send me a message through the airbnb message thread and i will attend to your needs.
The house is located in a private lane behind the Bandaranayake Memorial Conference Hall. Its on Malalasekara Mawatha, also known as Longden Place. The main road that connects to Malalasekara Mawatha is Baudhaloka Mawatha. Its the road with the traffic lights, on the opposite side the Independents Arcade on Baudhaloka Mawatha. once you get to the top of Malalasekara Mawatha ( The one with the trafic light on top) as there are two.You proceed straight down passing the Chartered Institute of Accountants and Sri lanka Development Authority. ( With a Peoples Bank ATM outside) You will arrive at a T- junction. At The T- Juction turn right and take an immediate left at 30/74 (yellow metal gate) and take another immediate left after the speed bump to a private road. Its before the bridge. If you pass the bridge you have gone too far. The house is on the left hand side, 3/4 way down the road next to a big tree. Black gate. number is 30/12 a 1/1 Longden place Colombo 7.
You can hail down a tuk tuk on top of the private lane on which we live or anywhere on route to the main road. Its easily available, expect late in the night and early morning.
Smoking is permitted only in the balcony out door area and not inside the rooms.
If the guest are bringing outside people to the premises, I would need to be informed for safety reasons.
If the guest have any concerns or need clarity is best to speak to me ( your host) before making any adjustments. ( Eg changing rooms etc)
We had a terrific stay, the room was clean, spacious and private, breakfast was great too. The bed was extremely comfortable and we felt really safe and welcome in Gayathri's home.
Gayathri was such a friendly and welcoming host, getting up for us at 2am to let us in, really kind. She was also happy to have a chat and give us tips on Colombo.
We really enjoyed our stay and couldn't have asked for a better start to our trip in Sri Lanka.
Nice white cozy space...convenient central location in colombo and awesome breakfast by host..
Gayathri's home was the perfect place to stay on our first night in Sri Lanka! Colombo 7 is a really nice part of town, just a short tuk tuk ride into town and Colombo Fort Station. The breakfast of string hoppers and curry was delicious! Gayathri and her family made us feel at home and gave us lots of advice. It was really helpful of her to arrange for a driver to pick us up from the airport when we arrived. It was a great start to our holiday - thank you!
Nice and clean room in a great place of Colombo.
Gayathri and her lovely familly were very welcoming. She shared a breakfast with us, it was nice to talk with her.
She also help us to book a private car for our next stop, very kind!
The house is located on a beautiful lane.With (website hidden) map tuktuk driver sucessfully find it. Room is well decorated,modern and tidy. but its different from the picture. There is fence on window, mosquito net in the room, dark in room on the contrast to the picture no fense, no mosquito net brightlight in room. As some people work in the common room in daytime, no 100% privacy. In case they walk in this " office " before we get up and look at the room we sleep in through big window by accident , we have to keep the door closed and curtain down, as the result very hot in the small bed room. Mosquito is a problem, we cannot stay outside the mosquito net even we has insect repellent . Either stay in net in the room or stay outside the room. We dont have mosquito and hot room problem in kandy and mirissa, just here. No idea why.Besides There is a fat insect alive on towl on bed. Maybe it is an accident because in general the house is clean. we appreciate the map and info of colombo provided by the host is helpful. Breakfast is nice too.
Dear Sasa, Thank you for your feedback. Yes i have introduced the mosquito net and the grill as apart of the on going improvements i do to ensure that my guest are safe and comfortable. It was an add on improve guest experiences. Over 100 of guest have reacted positively to the improvements. As for my home office is the varendha, the screen covers the tiny view to your room and the windows are concealed with curtains for privacy and as i said 100s of guest have had very happy and private experiences. We are approaching the hottest months of the year and the heat is on. Kandy is in the hills and is a cooler place than the city. Marissa is by the beach with a sea breeze. Therefore i have introduced and extra fan and an air conditioner. Thank you for your feedback. I take every opportunity to improve.
Das Zimmer ist wirklich wie beschrieben. Das Haus liegt in einer sehr gehobenen und sicheren Nachbarschaft ein bisschen abseits vom Trubel der Stadt. Mit dem TukTuk kostet die Fahrt z.B. zum Barefoot Cafe ca 150 Rs und dauert an 5 Minuten. Sehr saubere Unterkunft einer sehr netten Familie. Das Frühstück ist auch sehr gut. Auf Anfrage wird auch Sri Lankan Breakfast angeboten. Und die Matratze ist ein Traum!
Kann die Unterkunft auf jeden Fall empfehlen!
We arrived very early in the Morning and gayathri was so nice and made us some tea immediatly and organized a Place to Rest until our Rom was clean. We stand only One Night But thanks to our Host tips we were able to receive Good Impression of colombo. We are very thankful to her Great Host.
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Hi I am Gayathri, i'm married to Malsri and we have a 6 year old daughter, Amaya.
I'm in advertising and run a home office. I enjoy working for clients who appreciate creative thinking and gives us a space to think.
Malsri is a tea taster and is an avid reader.
We welcome you to our home for a comfortable stay and experience the way we live in Sri Lanka.