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)
This is a very nice place to stay in colombo! The room is very clean and beautiful with a nice view to a little garden. The bed is also very nice, we slept like babies. Gayathri is a very welcoming host, tries to help you with everything and she has a very good humour! We liked her a lot! She arranged for us a driver for picking us up from the airport in order to have a comfortable arrival. She also provides cards with information about all the interesting places as well as food spots in colombo, this was very helpful. The house is situated in A very nice neighborhood and you are very quick at the Colombo train station as well as all the sightseeing places with a tuk tuk. The tuk tuk to the train station will cost about 300 rupies. We really recommend this place highly! Thank you again for having us and giving us a good start for our trip through this beautiful country!
We had a wonderful first day in Colombo at Gayathris place. Arriving very early in the morning from the airport it was no problem to check in at 8 am. The place is 15 minutes away from the colombo forte railway station by tuktuk. It is a very nice place to begin with your Sri Lanka - journey.
Great place and nice friendly people. Was charming indeed.
Very well taken care of. We came early in the morning after a long night on flights and airports and she gave us a spare room to rest before we could get the one we had booked. Fantastic breakfast.
la chambre convenable, quartier très difficile pour les tuc-tuc (taxi ne trouvent pas l'adresse !
petit déjeuner , très basique, propriétaire gentille mais pas très concernée ,quartier très calme , pour une nuit fait l'affaire si l'on veut se perdre a colombo
Hi Partick. Hope you had a nice holiday. When I met you for breakfast you said that everything was fine. Its great if you have spoken to me about what was making you uncomfortable. I would have been more than happy help, like I do for all my guest. Honesty always helps.
La chambre est fidèle aux photos. L'endroit est propre dans un quartier calme.notre passage à été bref mais Gayathri a été attentionnée :appel d'un taxi pour nous conduire à la gare et réveil quelques minutes avant alors que le nôtre n'avait pas sonné !!je recommande cette endroit !
Gayathri's guest house offered us a great beginning in Sri Lanka. The house is surrounded by a comfortable neighborhood in Colombo 7, closed to The National Museum and other sites. With tree&flowers in the yard and lovely balcony, it is a good place to enjoy a quiet reading time. There are many interesting and insightful books in this intellectual family as the picture showing. Gayathri is a kind and graceful lady taking good care of guests. I bought two pieces of paintings in the Kala Pola Btw Art Market but forgot to take them away when we left for other towns. Gayathri helped me keep them until we returned Colombo. Feeling so safe!
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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.