About this listing
Sunny, quiet, family friendly room in the heart of Colombo 04 at forty upon two Joseph Lane. It has two comfy beds, ensuite bathroom, tea and coffee, kettle, mini fridge, filtered water, hot and cold shower and fresh towels and linen and a microwave
Your private space is in the secluded corner of a the garden of a 100 year old house 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 strong 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 furniture inherited from our ancestors and colourful local fabrics.Though you will not have access to a kitchen, the room has a refrigerator, an electric kettle and a microwave to add convenience to your holiday. Tea, coffee, milk and sugar are provided along with filtered drinking water.
We provide fresh linen and towels that 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 live in a very safe, primarily residential neighborhood shared by members of our family. We are proud our neck of the neighbourhood which is in a quiet alcove in the buzz of the City of 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 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