About This Listing
This independent vintage hideaway in a quiet corner of Colombo, is the perfect place for anyone looking to explore our city. The space has tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge, filtered water, hot and cold shower and fresh towels and linen
Your independent, private space is in the secluded corner of a the garden of a vintage residence in a quiet alcove, down a small, shady lane lined with trees. It comfortably accommodates two single beds which can work as one double bed. The room is not air-conditioned but a ceiling fan and a large window make it cool.
A compact en-suite, renovated bathroom with a hot and cold water complements the room. An intimate private sitting area with a view of your own corner of the garden is also a part of the accommodation. Your room has also been modestly and tastefully decorated with vintage pieces from a past generation and colourful local fabrics.Though you will not have access to a kitchen, the room has a refrigerator and an electric kettle together with everything you need to make your own tea or coffee as well as filtered drinking water.
We provide fresh linen and towels are and can be changed on request.
You will have access to your own private room and private bathroom, with a separate entrance and private sitting area. The room also has an antique writing table, a wardrobe to hang your clothes and a comfy armchair to relax in. You will also have access to a small garden through your private sitting area, with which we hope you don't mind sharing with us.
There is a internet connection (WIFI) with free access available, so are Mosquito repelling vaporizers. We also provide you with a map of the neighbourhood so that you can orient yourself in respect to what you want to see and where you want to go in Colombo, once you arrive.
Laundry service is offered at US 5 a load. A Dry-Cleaning service is close by.
Interaction with Guests
Chandrika works part time at a charity and Prasanna is a retired musician who has social engagements but someone will be at home on most days and you can always call us or knock on our door if you should need any help with anything. We love Sri Lanka, and would be very happy to share what we know about our island home with our guests. While we enjoy meeting new people, we also believe in respecting your privacy, and are open to interaction as much (or as little) as you would like.
We are proud of our beautiful City of Colombo and privileged that our home is in a quiet corner of the heart of it located at the private street in small residential neighbourhood in Colombo 04 . Being so central means that Supermarkets, Shopping Malls, Cinemas, Restaurants, and Nightclubs are only a hop, step, and a jump away. Independence Square, Independence Arcade, the Dutch Hospital Complex, and the Colombo Fort are a few of the near by attractions. The Viharamahadevi Park, The National Museum, The National Art Gallery, Galle Face Green, Mt. Lavinia Beach and Gangarama Temple are just a tuk, tuk ride away. If you want to watch beautiful sunsets the the Beach is within a five minutes walking distance.
We live in a very safe, primarily residential neighborhood shared by members of one family
We are only a two minute walk to the nearest public bus stop. Metered Tuktuks can be flagged down at any time of day at the top of our lane, and are a great way to get around. This side of Colombo is also a nice place to walk around and explore.
Many different bus routes intersect around the area, and all are walking distance.
Distance to places of Interest * Keels and Food City Supermarket - 500meters – Local eateries and famous Fast Food outlets within walking distance -500m to 1.5km radius * Dehiwala Zoo - 3km * Victoria Park, Colombo Museums, Independence Square Jogging Tracks- 3km * Majestic City (MC) shopping complex, Barefoot Gallery - 3km* The historical Colombo Fort, Galle Face Green, the Pettah Market and major 5 star Hotels 7-8km * Casinos, Clubs and Bars - within 1-3km * ODEL (premium fashion store) - 5km * Royal Colombo Golf Club - 5km * Beach @ Colombo 06 Wellawatte- 3km * Mount Lavinia Bathing Beach - 6km
Airport Taxi one way- approx.: 25$
Tuc Tuc 1 km approx. 0.5$ / 35 LKR
Taxi 1km aprrox.: 2$
Other Things to Note
SPECIAL WEEKLY RATE: U$ 200
SPECIAL MONTHLY RATE: U$ 700
We don't charge extra for an more than two guests but if you have someone extra over please let us know because would like to know who is in our home
Prasanna was kind enough to stay awake and direct us to his home even though we reached at a rather inconvenient time from the airport. Chandrika was also a very considerate host and checked up on us to make sure we were having a comfortable stay.
The bedroom and bathroom were spotlessly clean and the location was very convenient for us to efficiently explore Colombo- there are tuk tuks just outside their gate . It was certainly a very comfortable 3 night stay at their place.
Firoz and Sunaina
accueil simple et chaleureux---tout à fait bien situé--une carte du quartier (plus que pratique!) nous attendait ainsi que des jus de fruits et de l'eau (website hidden) chambre est simple et propre,parfait pour quelques jours sans se ruiner.
Chandrika was a perfect host, very kind and helpful. The room was clean and provides you with everything you even get a little porch in front of the room. It is close to the sea and railway station. It takes you 10-15min to go to the center of the town by train or tuk-tuk.
Thank you, Chandrika!
Prasanna und Chandrika waren sehr nette und hilfsbereite Gastgeber.Unser Gepäck ist nicht angekommen und sie haben uns die wichtigsten Sachen für den ersten Tag gegeben.
Das Haus und der Garten sind sehr schön.Das Zimmer und das Bad waren groß genug und sauber.Wir haben uns sehr über den Kühlschrank gefreut.
Diese Unterkunft ist mit einem Bus vom Hauptbahnhof sehr gut und schnell erreichbar.
This was a lovely little oasis in the middle of Colombo. A very comfortable room, stocked with drinking water and tea. It was lovely to have the little garden sitting area, especially in the heat of the afternoon. Great neighbourhood with lots of good food options within easy walking distance - definitely go to the Green Cabin for the lunch buffet! Would definitely go back!
Prasanna & Chandrika's place is perfect for exploring a great part of Colombo on foot - we found heaps of great places to eat and chill out close by. They are both super friendly and stayed up till around 2am for our arrival which was beyond generous of them! It's close to everything but tucked away, the local map they supply you with on arrival is really helpful and they are always there if you have other questions. Thanks for a great stay!
About the Host, Prasanna And Chandrika
Hi there! Welcome to our page. We like travel and culture. Most of the time we are at home and happy to share our experiences from around town and the island see you soon!