About This Listing
Parklyn Lodge is a 150 year old charming Colonial family residence beautifully maintained by a german-sri Lankan couple situated in one of Colombo’s up-market residential areas adjoining an ancient Buddhist temple.
Parklyn Lodge has private access from the garden and offers 2 lovely cozy connecting rooms with ceiling fans and a spacious en-suite outdoor bathroom with a hot water shower for a tropical experience of its own.
An ideal retreat for 1-3 adults who wish to experience a pleasant Sri Lankan home-stay, child-friendly for families with one or two children. A coffee / tea making facility and filtered / energized drinking water are free of charge. A Sri Lankan-fusion breakfast choice and a small snack menu is offered on prior request (at nominal charge) for dining on the beautiful private garden verandah. However a wide variety of restaurants are in walking distance or offer free home-delivery service for your convenience. A mini fridge is in the room. Fresh Linen and towels are provided and will be changed on request. Laundry service is offered at a nominal fee. The internet connection (WIFI) is free. Mosquito repelling vaporizers, a pop up mosquito net and a baby cot are available.
Private Parking on the property is possible.
Three loving house dogs protect the residence's security.
Board Games and an in-house-library is there for your leisure. A renowned yoga and fitness studio is within walking distance, a cross/trainer machine on request as well as in-Room Reiki Healing Therapies and Acupressure Massage Treatments with prior bookings.
A beautiful large garden with a secluded private terrace and labyrinth walkway for a meditative experience.
Interaction with Guests
Always there for my guests.
Location – Neighborhood description and Attractions
Direct and quick access to the Airport Highway and 20 minutes to reach the Southern Expressway to reach the beaches down south, within 1-2 hours. Parklyn Lodge is located in central Colombo 05, public transport is all around, taxis and airport pick-up-drop off can be arranged. Two minutes walk to all major transit points on Havelock Road and a few minutes tuk-tuk ride away from the city's most popular shopping venues, galleries, cinemas, cafes, restaurants and clubs.
Tours of the City / Sri Lanka can be organized.
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
Due to the central vicinity of temple and sports grounds Colombo, city sounds may be experienced. On Full Moon Days the temple may send chanting and blessings across.
Regular Check in time is 1pm
Regular Check out time is 11am
If there are no previous or following bookings these times are flexible.
15 U$ for Early check in (before 8am) or Late Check out (after 4pm)
(subject to availability)
Parklyn Lodge inside is a shoe free and dog free zone for your own hygiene
There are good hosts, great hosts and then there is Anja. Combine this with the most beautiful property in Colombo and there you have it, your stay at Parklyn lodge.
Anja provided great tips on what to do while we were in Colombo (she knows her city well, so do take recommendations!!). She was also very responsive right from the time we booked, answering all our questions in record time, putting us in touch with a great taxi driver, letting us check in early (6:30am!!), well you know, the list goes on.
Special mention about the breakfast she serves in that beautiful garden. This is the one meal you definitely don't want to miss. My mouth still drools at the thought of the wonderful spread she would prepare every morning.
then there's the property..words won't do justice..sprawling area with a historical temple right next door..There is this sense of peace you discover in the house, that stays with you long after you've left..everything about the house is just so right - the open air shower, the yellow walls, the lawn. the aesthetics of it will please just about anyone.
Thanks a lot Anja and Jayendra for hosting us. We are die hard fans.
Not only are you among the top of the "My-Best-ever-guests-list"
but you have overwhelmed me with this heartwarming review!
With much gratitude for choosing Parklyn Lodge and
with high hopes we will meet again as my guests of honor next time...soon!
Take care and All the best from Colombo
clean, lovely, relaxed spot; very central. Easy access and lovely outdoor breakfast area. The breakfast was a mix of continental and sri lankan, very tasty and filling.
It was easy and clean also for my 10 month baby. Anja was very helpful and let us do a late check out which was super useful. I definitely will come back on my next trip to Colombo.
We had a lovely experience at Anja's home. Our space was beautifully decorated and comfortable. The outdoor bathroom and breakfast on the outdoor terrace was also a highlight. We will definitely return. A haven in The city:-)
Anja did a fantastic job with providing me with lots of details about Sri Lanka before my flights. She was very professional and went out of her way to help me, for which I very much appreciate.
Anja place is every bit as good as the photo's show. A very comfortable and homely place. Anja was great to deal with and a very wonderful person to meet, we really felt at home and well looked after.
No hesitation in recommending her home (and dogs) and we can only hope it will be available next time we are going through Colombo, which I think will not be too far of.
Anja's place is a lovely haven near the centre of Colombo. It is very comfortable, with a lovely outdoor shower and your own terrace to sit out on in the grounds. The breakfast was great and anja's advice on how to get to my meetings was invaluable. She was kind and attentive throughout my stay. I would highly recommend staying here
I proved to be a challenging guest, arriving well past midnight. Anja was extremely accommodating, meeting me at such a late hour, and welcoming me into her home. The following days, she provided me with countless tips and advice on how to make the most from my Colombo experience. The lodge is one of a kind, a private suite in a wonderful charming colonial set back in a lush oasis next to the temple, I could not have chose better. My only regret is not staying longer. You will not find better, and I highly recommend to stay here.
About the Host, Anja
As a german Hospitality Professional I will ensure you a comfortable, happy stay at our colonial family residence. With 18 years in Sri Lanka I am happy to assist you by making your visit in Colombo and this beautiful island a memorable experience.
My husband and daughter, are as much looking forward to share our tranquil home with you, as I am.
Welcome at Parklyn Lodge, the colonial experience.