2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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A double bed room... simply and beautifully decorated in white, with wooden furniture and a bathroom, offers travelers a quiet and comfortable home in a residential location.

If you are travelling in a group or a family, we have an extra room with a king size bed available but no en suite.
4 Adults and 2 small children would be the maximum between both rooms and shared bathroom.
Please book on AIRBnB The Charming Library Room if you would like the extra space.

The space

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 is equipped with fan and A/C and can accommodates two adults and a child.

Wi- Fi and hot water are avaliable.The room comes with a mini library for those who enjoy reading. The guests are given a key , so that they can get about freely at any time.
I have a small home office in the premises.

Air conditioning
The room is also equipped with air conditioning. Its an optional facility available at an extra cost of Rs 1000 per night.

Breakfast is on the house and consists of fruits,eggs tea and toast also occasional traditional Sri Lankan food can be served.

You have access to a separate dining area, while a fully equipped kitchen enables you to prepare your own meals if you so wish.

House Keeping
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. 3300 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. Check out time is 12 noon. We can keep your luggage for you to collect later.

Other Guest rooms available
We can also offer the New White Charming Room and the Charming Library Room if the Charming White Room is unavailable and booked.
These rooms are both in Longden Place and listed under AIRBnB as the "New White Charming Room" and the "Charming Library Room".

If you are looking for a city beach experience please check out our "Charming Colonial Home Near The Beach" situated in Dehiwala, Colombo, listed on AIRBnB and Booking com.

Guest access

The lobby area is a common space for the guest to enjoy and relax.

Interaction with guests

I am available most of the time on guests arrival. If not 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.

Other things to note

This is a safe space for women travelling alone.
Outside guests are not welcome in house. Thank you!

Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 14%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

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)
Please ensure that the keys are returned on check out.


1 night minimum stay

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Marion User ProfileMarion is a superhost.
August 2017
Beautiful room in a beautiful house! The bed is very big and comfortable, the bathroom is one of the best we've had in Sri Lanka. Gayathri is super nice, she was always happy to help us and provide good recommendations. Breakfast was healthy and good. The location is a bit outside of the main tourist areas but the neighbourhood is very quiet and enjoyable so that was not a problem for us. Overall, I'd definitely staying there!

Josh User Profile
August 2017
I stayed at Gayathri's place for one night (my last one in Sri Lanka). I was in the white bedroom, which was phenomenal. It has such a great flow, and can be quickly converted to an indoor-outdoor space. The location is great; you are only 5-10 minutes walking distance from BMICH and Arcade Independence Square. I greatly appreciated having hot water in the shower (not always the case in Sri Lanka!) and a new A/C unit in the room (1000 Rs extra, which is well worth it). When I had questions, I could text Gayathri and get a response in only a few hours. I would absolutely come here again!

Kazem User Profile
July 2017
Had a good stay here

Vidhya User Profile
July 2017
Cozy room. Just as advertised. Very conveniently located in a nice part of the city. Would definitely want to stay there again.

Alexander User Profile
July 2017
Enjoyed staying with Gayathri. Super nice location, loved the Sri Lankan breakfast omelette. Warm and friendly atmosphere.

Eliza Sloane User Profile
June 2017
Gayathri's place was a complete dream. Beautiful, clean, comfortable room decorated with the most amazing book collection! Close to all the sites and restaurants but far enough away to where it's quiet. I would highly recommend this place and I hope to stay again soon! Thank you so much Gayathri and family.
Gayathri User Profile
Response from Gayathri:
So lovely to have met you too.Good luck in the lovely work you do and hope we meet again.
June 2017

Laura User Profile
March 2017
Gayathri was a great host and helped give directions when needed. The airport transfer she helped set up did not show (which wasn't her fault) but definitely added to the stress of a 24+ hr travel day. Overall, I would recommend this place for someone looking for a clean place to start the rest of the trip. If you need assistance setting up private drivers I would look elsewhere as the only one she had suggested was around $20 USD more per day then what we ended up getting. Again, not her fault, but know that there are cheaper alternatives.

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Colombo, Sri LankaJoined in March 2013
Gayathri User Profile

Hi I am Gayathri, i'm married to Malsri and we have a 7 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. Also for a city beach experience please look at our CHARMING COLONIAL HOME NEAR TH BEACH on AIRBnB

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Response time: within an hour

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