About this listing
Room that opens to a tropical garden and located at Bambalapitiya with convenient train connection to the City Centre. The sunset and the sea are a 5 minute walk. Plus there are plenty of food places around here and Colombo 03 which is our neighbour. You will have with two comfortable single beds, fresh linen and a bathroom with hot water. Filtered water, chilled juice, toiletries and towels are free. We advise on where to go and what to do in Colombo. Smoking is ok in the garden and verandah.
Our home is inside the City but seems like it is outside. This room has a separate entrance with its own key and and a bathroom of its own with a hot water shower. You have a fully-equipped room, with fast and free wifi, The fridge is stocked with a complimentary bottle of filtered water and juice. There is a kettle in the room. Cutlery, Tea bags, instant coffee are provided. The closet space, writing table and comfy couch come in useful for longer stays too. The window has a mosquito screen. The room has a ceiling fans but there is no air-conditioning. With the exception of really hot days (in April and in August) the room is cool. You also have access to a tropical garden that is green and flowering throughout the year.
Whether you are transiting through Colombo to somewhere else in Sri Lanka, or whether you are here to stay a few days in the city, Prasanna and Chandrika's homestay is somewhere you can return to relax. Prasanna and Chandrika's Homestay is also very appropriate for people who want to see the sights of our big City or connect very quickly to transfers to the entire island without the hassle of too much traffic that you are prone to encounter if your stayed outside. We are happy to host you for two nights or more. Last minute one night stays can also be accommodated, but we would require an additional payment of $10 per person that can be paid in LKR on arrival.
Barefoot Gallery Cafe, Green Cabin and Elite Indian Restaurant and Chinese 88 are some of our guests' favourites and are literally round the corner. You can walk to the Indian Ocean and the Marine Drive which has many unique restaurants of its own like the Fat Crab. There are two cash points/ATMs on the the Galle Road. If you'd rather not walk, Prasanna and Chandrika's Homestay is close to several major bus routes and tuk tuks are also readily available.
In the evenings you could relax and enjoy a silent evening with the cool breeze in a garden. Or enjoy the stars at night seated on the garden bench. You will have keys to our gate and your room. Once through the gate, it's through the garden and into your own room, sit out and en suite toilette. Map of the neighbourhood provided. Our room also has a folder of information on take-out menues to places to visit, bus routes and train timetables. We also advice you on several options of how to get to and from our place to the airport and back.
We provide linen and towels. These are changed every five days for long term guests. but just ask if you need a new set.
We clean the room every 5 days too for long term guests.
Laundry facility is also available on request. A Dry-Cleaning service is close by.
Interaction with guests
We interact with you as much as you want us to
Our room is located at 40/2, Joseph Lane, Colombo 04. We love our neighbourhood because of the people who live here, because it's quiet, and because it is so easy to come and go. Bambalapitiya (Colombo 04) is our area and it is in the City itself and is probably the closest to a tourist centre you get in Colombo city with tons of cheap cafes, internet shops and up market restaurants withing just a few minutes walk. There is chinese, thai, indian, fish and chips. pizza, sri lankan and a really super juice bar. Perera and Sons a cafe with its iconic sri lankan pastries and snack that you must try as well as cake shops. Arts and Craft shops are all around you. Paan Paan is a good place to breakfast.
Majestic City is the large and busy shopping mall - the best place for cheap DVDs and CDs, - House of Fashion is packed full of cheap designer clothes, and there are a number of good bars such as the Cricket Club, the Gallery, and Rythm and Blues and you'd be happy to know Barefoot Cafe is just five minutes walk .
you can come in straight from the airport if you are early and leave your bags and walk around the neighbourhood or have a chilled milkshake or hot coffee at the air-conditioned Bookshop at the top of our road till check in at 11 a.m.
Please take a pre paid taxi from inside the airport arrivals area. Rs 3000. Its the easiest and takes approx 1 hour
please could you check out of your room by 10 am
you may leave your bags in the house till you need to leave :)
bags will be safe if you need to leave them and go out.
Bambalapitiya Bus stop is in front of our house. From there you can take the 100 and 101 buses to the old town of Pettah and Fort. It will also take you to the Fort Railways station. Tuktuks are outside our doorstep. In fact we have local tuk tuk drivers that you can strike a deal with to take you around for the whole day. 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$
IMPORTANT: Please tell us your time of arrival so that we can prepare for it. While enjoying the freedom of vacations respect the normal accepted local etiquette.
Hi there! We are an artist and a musician and we have lots of artists and musicians visiting our place too. You are welcome to be a part of our community. See you soon