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
Nice room and garden (and lovely but shy cat). It's easy to find something to eat in the neighbourhood and you can join the main train station in 15 minuts by tuk-tuk. Nice welcoming hosts.
We were made very welcome by Prasanna and Chandrika when we arrived. They were very accommodating to our awkward arrival and departure times and looked after our luggage for us. We were very pleased with the room and garden. Their house is in a good part of town: quiet but still great for exploring the city. We would highly recommend a stay here.
hey, we enjoied staying for 2 nights at this guesthouse in the centre of colombo (col. 4)... a nice, good place to stay... beautiful garden... walking-distance to food city (supermarket), cinema, restaurants & cafes, railwaystation... Philipp & Christina
We were made very welcome by Chandrika and Prasanna with a lovely cold juice to start. Their private room with an ensuite bathroom is wonderful with a nice outside spot to sit. We loved having a fridge and the bottled water was plentiful. Thank you very much. The area is really nice with all kinds of restaurants and shops. Plus, the Bambalapitya Railway Station is very close as well as the Unity Plaza bus stop so getting to Colombo Fort is easy by public transport. A great place to stay in Colombo.
A very friendly and attentive couple, who are willingly to satisfy our needs without hesitation. They kindly booked advanced train tickets and gave us free ride to bus station in an early morning. My partner and I really appreciate what they did for us.
The room has independent access to the front door. Its window opens to a green garden with some beautiful flowers. It is perfect for a short vacation.
We were very happy at prasanna and chandrika. Prasanna was very helpful and recommended us great places for dinner.
Nice and clean room and a very noce garden!!!
Thanks P and C
The room was simple and comfortable. We had a good stay. The hostess was welcoming and friendly. Location is good and safe. Good for food. Not as busy as the Colombo Fort area. We would recommend going to Colombo Fort and the market there by train. The station is about 10 minute walk away and 10 rupees for a 3 or 4 stop scenic coastal Sri Lankan train experience. We highly recommend it.
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!