2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 private bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 private bath

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About this listing

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.


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 14%


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.

The neighborhood

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.

Getting around

The most convenient way to get about is on a tuk tuk. You are able to get a tuk tuk from the Malalasekara road. Also you can download the mobile app (Pick me/Uber) which allows you direct pick up from the location.

Other things to note

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

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.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

1 night minimum stay

424 Reviews

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John User Profile
April 2017
This quiet, clean, tasteful house eases you out of the hot Colombo sun and gives you the time to recover that you were looking for. Our room spacious, full of interesting features (packed with a great collection of books, antique furniture, beautiful shower, excellent bed, fan). Who really wants to go home now. Breakfast excellent. All things considered you might expect a fussy,haughty host but not at all. Our hostess was so lovely and interesting. I would recommend this stay to anyone including my Granny and hope to return again.

Nicole User Profile
April 2017
good start into bustling sri lankan life at gayathri's. quiet residential area though not far from everything by tuktuk. very good communication. very helpful, thank you for all!

Philipp User Profile
April 2017
Gayathris place is very clean and it's siutated in a very calm area. You've got a pharmacy and a supermarket in a 5 minute walking distance. For everything else you can take a Tuk-Tuk. Gayathri is always there, if not you can call her always, she helps you to organise things and gives you advises what could you or where could you go. We really enjoyed our stay there.

Philipp User Profile
April 2017
Gayathris place is very clean and it's siutated in a very calm area. You've got a pharmacy and a supermarket in a 5 minute walking distance. For everything else you can take a Tuk-Tuk. Gayathri is always there, if not you can call her always, she helps you to organise things and gives you advises what could you or where could you go. We really enjoyed our stay there.

Matilda User Profile
April 2017
Beautiful home stay as always

Eoin User Profile
March 2017
Fantastic room in a very quiet family friendly area, there is a keels supermarket nearby and drinking water and tea/coffee provided at no extra charge. We didnt use it but it was mentioned to us that use of A/C is 1000slr extra. Breakfast is provided along with tea/coffee and there are a plethora of books to read from during your stay. Host is friendly, very kind and understanding of our delayed check in. Even when asked to vacate the room we were told we were welcome to stay in the seating area as we had hours before our flight.

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 Lanka · Joined 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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