Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The Penthouse is a modern one bedroom Serviced Apartment on the rooftop floor (with elevator & stair access) of Colpetty House.
The Apartment is complete a lounge, bathroom and a private balcony with a stunning view of the Colombo Skyline.

The space

Colpetty House is a modern, arty house - with 8 spaces currently listed on Airbnb

The Penthouse is a modern and brand new one bedroom Serviced Apartment on the third floor/rooftop floor (with elevator & stair access) of Colpetty House – a recently remodeled house with a fusion of modern and rustic architecture.
The Apartment is complete a lounge, bathroom and a private balcony with a stunning view of the Colpetty & downtown Colombo Skyline.
"The Sky" has free Wi-fi, and is being offered on a room only basis.

Meals -
Breakfast is excluded from the room rate, but can be arranged for at a nominal rate of $5. Continental or a traditional Sri Lankan meal can be organized for.
We could also turn out a meal for lunch or dinner if the guest requests us to at a nominal charge.

We provide complimentary water in your room.

Air Conditioning can be made available at an additional cost of $5.

Check-in time -
Check-in time: 1:00 PM (We would be happy to accommodate early arrivals at 7:00 AM. However, any arrivals earlier than 7:00 AM will be charged 50% of room the charges. All stated above will be subject to room availability only)
Check-out time: 12:00 PM

We will correspond with the guests to request them for their time of arrival and departure and will inform them if another guest is staying prior to or arriving straight after, so as to coordinate the timings of both sets of guests.

Linen and cleaning
We provide fresh linen and towels for all guests. We clean the room and bathroom everyday and will change linen and towels every 3 days too for long term guests.

Laundry service will be provided for long-term guests at a nominal charge.

Wi-fi is available free of cost

Value added services -
Your hosts will be happy to help you plan your excursions in and out of Colombo/ Travel around Sri Lanka.

The following services can be arranged on advance request. (Payments can be settled directly to service provider)
* Airport pick/drop - Approximately USD 25 (LKR 2500 for the car + LKR 300 for the highway)
* A Taxi/Tuk-tuk with a meter can be arranged to pick the guest up from Colpetty House and take the guest to any required destination.

Guest access

Guests will be provided with their own set of keys enabling them to enter and leave Colpetty House.

Guests may use the lounge/dining areas, and have access to the pantry – microwave and refrigerator, cutlery etc.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)



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1 night minimum stay

8 Reviews

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Sanjeev User Profile
January 2014
We had booked a room for a night from the 1st of Jan. As we landed into Colombo on the night of the 31st, our plan was to celebrate NYE first and then check in. I had specifically emailed the host keeping her informed that we'll be checking in at around 3am on the 1st to which she had no problem at all. The nightmare started at 2am. I tried calling her several times to get directions as we were just not able to find the place. No answer. After an hour and a half of going round in circles while we were exhausted, we found the place with much difficulty. We rang the door bell, the guy taking care of the place was least apologetic and 'homely' to say the least. We were welcomed by "Just sit and wait. Need to call my madam and inquire. There was no answer when he called her too. After another 20 minutes of waiting at the entrance, she finally answered his call. And lo behold, our room that we had reserved was occupied by another guest !! At that point, we just wanted to sleep so we were shown in to the lower category room. I had a word with her finally and she was least apologetic for the ordeal that we'd gone thro for the last couple of hours. She substantiated that the regular check in time was around 1pm. Then why did she say okay to the email I had sent that I'll be checking in at 3am??? The toilet in the bathroom was broken and every time we flushed, water would seep out from the bottom. The tub was so narrow that we lost balance several times when showering. The bed was okay, no issues with that. The morning after, after having requested to meet her, she was nowhere to be seen. We were greeted by her husband who took care of us. He helped with booking our taxi for the rest of our trip and where to get the prepaid SIM. Overall, I feel our experience at the Colpetty house was disastrous as the host had not communicated with us properly and gave us wrong information that we could check in at 3am. And not answering her phone was just not acceptable. And this was a dampener to the start of our trip and moreover, our first experience with AirBnB.

Lachlan And Vicky User Profile
November 2013
We stayed at Colpetty house for three nights. It was very comfortable and the location was very convenient. Our hosts were pleasant and made an effort to advise us about things to do and places to eat.

Haeinn User Profile
September 2013
We stayed at Colpetty house for 3 nights, and enjoyed the most of lovely moments in a huge opened balcony(bigger than the room) for watching sunsets and so on. Even though it is in the very centre of the city, the place is very quite and clam, and of course, a perfect location! The host, Anushika is very kind and friendly. We would love to come back again for our next visit to Colombo.

Cheeson User Profile
September 2013
Anu (and Romma) were great hosts. They were so helpful, especially in times of need and would recommend them to all. The rooms were really nice and comfortable and the location was great. I hope to be back!

Sue User Profile
August 2013
I stayed in the Sky Room , which was comfortable with A/C - and a great view over the roof tops of Colombo. The location was perfect.

Maartje User Profile
July 2013
We arrived at 6.30 in Colombo and were pleasantly supprised that we could already reach Anu. We booked the appartment for the following night, but is we could already enter the room very early the previous morning. We were welcomed with great charm and warmth and lots of tips for Colmobo and for the rest of the Island. the appartment was stunning and we enjoyed the beautiful views. We were with three adults. An extra bed was pleased for the third person. I can recommend this place to anybody arriving in Sri Lanka, or looking for a place for the last few nights in Colombo. Kind regards, Maartje

Dian User Profile
June 2013
I spent almost 8 weeks at Colpetty House. Location is great -- literally a short walk to restaurants, stores etc. Very central in Colombo with easy access to other parts of the city. Rooms and property as a whole are generally well-maintained. I stayed at the Saffron for the first half of my stay and the Sky during the second half. Breakfast was basic but the hosts are flexible so you can make special requests (like Sri Lankan breakfast!). I came to know Romma and Anu pretty well. Overall, they're friendly and wonderful hosts -- helped me arranged a couple of appointments for my research work, planned and gave me advice on a few of my weekend excursions and treated me to dinner a few times. I felt comfortable with them and their 3 kids pretty quickly -- they took me in as part of the family, introduced me to some of their friends, and we had good conversations about work and culture. It's been a great experience living with a vibrant local family -- they were happy to help me soak in the culture (and food!). I do have a few reservations about the stay as a whole -- 1) towards the last couple of weeks of my stay it seemed difficult to get hold of them expediently. 2) I wasn't very pleased with the fact that I had to ask -- on several occasions -- for my room to be cleaned and for my towels to be changed (after more than 3 days). But credit to them for sorting this out pretty quickly when asked. 3) I discovered from another guest that my room had been double-booked when I was away for a week in Europe, even though I had paid for the entire period so I can have my stuff secured in the room. I thought that was not a very nice thing to do, but once I told the hosts of my dissatisfaction they refunded me for the nights in which other guests stayed in the room. It would have been a flawless and perfect stay, but for the issues above. Nonetheless, thank you Anu and Romma for everything -- I really appreciate it. I had a great and fruitful time in Colombo and Sri Lanka -- staying with you guys has made it easier to adjust to new culture and surroundings. I hope to be back and please keep in touch!
Anushika User Profile
Response from Anushika:
Thank you Dian for that wonderful review and for being such a pleasant guest to have in our home. It was our joy to do little bits to help you settle in and feel comfortable in Sri Lanka. We are thankful for your kind words of appreciation and that you felt a part of our family - which is really how we felt also. We thank you for communicating so easily with us and for flagging issues which you needed addressed. We are happy that we were able to sort these out and with that make for a comfortable and fulfilling stay. Do let us know how your country specific research work is going!! Thank you again Dian, for staying at Colpetty House Anu
June 2013

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Anushika User Profile

We are every bit a Sri Lankan family ( Me, my husband, Romma and our 3 amazing kids) based predominantly in Colombo - and on occasion (not as often as we would like) make it to our properties in Ahangama and Nilaveli. So for those of you booking Ahangama House or Nilaveli House - please be informed that we are not based at either of these properties - but our respective caretakers will take good care of you.

We love to travel this Island, soaking in the diversity, exploring and winding down. We feel that the most amazing two things about sunny Sri Lanka is the variety of options for any traveller - all packed into this tiny little island, AND of course the Sri Lankan people.

We look forward to being your hosts and invite you to come stay in our home and experience true Sri Lankan hospitality. However, due to our busy work schedule and shuttling back and forth with our kids, we may not always have the opportunity to meet with our guests - but our loyal and warm caretakers will always be around, ready to see to their every need.

For any of you who has a bit of spare time to read a little bit about ourselves - here goes. We have had the good fortune of travelling in many continents. I grew up hopping from country to country accompanying my dad, who served in the Sri Lankan Foreign Service and every time I did, I couldn't wait to come back home and watch through the shutters as our plane landed in the midst of lush green paddy fields and coconut trees, surrounded by pristine teal waters of the Indian Ocean.

My husband, an electrical engineer by training and a leisure traveller/ entrepreneur through experience, chose to come back home to live in Sri Lanka, after studying and working for over 8 years in USA and working extensively in the Asia Pacific Region.

Again, we invite you and welcome you to our Island and to our home!!

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