A Warm Welcome to the Oasis!
Unique architecturally designed large room! (aircon and non aircon) with attached large toilet, available for Foreigners with all facilities in central Colombo -5 location, in Sri Lanka.
The property is in close proximity to following attractions in Colombo city:
- the famous Mount Lavinia Hotel (it's wonderful to sit in the open terrace by the pool overlooking the beach at sunset!) - it's about 20 minutes ride by Tuk tuk,
- Barefoot Gallery (ideal place to chill out by the cafe, and check out some batik clothes, books etc) - 15 mns by Tuk tuk,
- the sought after Gallery Cafe restaurant (excellent food!) - around 15 minutes by Tuk tuk,
- the serene and calm Galle Face Green and the imposing Galle Face Hotel - around 20 mns by Tuk tuk,
- Green Cabin restaurant (good Sri Lankan food!) - 15 mns by Tuk tuk,
- the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple - around 20 mns by Tuk tuk,
- MacDonals, Pizzahut, Fab pastry shop, Tasty caterers, etc around 10 mns by Tuk tuk.
Internet, cable tv, laundry, 24 hr security, etc included.
There is facility to make one's own coffee/ tea (self service) in the large common kitchen area, and there are some nice take away restaurants nearby (ten minutes walk).
In case there is no availability, one could look at 'My Other Listings' indicated on right side of same Airbnb web page.
There is a large common sitting area, with a large common kitchen and Cable TV lounge area.
Description of property:
The large unique room is designed in a very exclusive and unusual architectural touch that would make one's sojourn here all the more memorable!
One just has to stay in one of the room(s) to experience the ample number of large windows and antique doors that have been placed in the premises!
The room(s) would be cleaned regularly including bed linen.
It is located in a very residential quiet area. This accommodation has been recommended by other Foreigners from Europe, Asia and the Far East. Do come and experience our warm/ homely hospitality and have a comfortable stay here in central Colombo-5, Sri Lanka.
We could arrange Airport pick ups and drops at around USD 35/ and tuk tuk/ threewheeler hires around Colombo city and transport for tours in the island.
Check-in time: Flexible
Check-out time: Flexible
Cable TV, Wireless Internet , large unique Kitchen, Free parking on Premises, Doorman, Washer, Dryer
Wi-fi is available free of cost
We mostly cater to Foreigners who come here on short stays and also upto 3 months period or slightly a longer period. It is very centrally located and upto a standard rating.
Alot of young Research students and Medical students from the UK and Holland have been staying with us as its average priced and in a secure location in Colombo -5, Sri Lanka, with Supermarkets and easy access to various shopping centres nearby.
So, come and experience the true warmth and hospitality that is a true trait of the simple minded individuals of this island!
Explore the world when one has the time and the means to do so before the moment arrives for one to say Adios to one's sojourn on this earth!.
Kindly contact the host if possible before making a reservation, and also kindly tell us something about yourself.
We had a lovely stay with Dijen and his family. The house is beautiful and the bed was very nice and soft. I would highly recommend this lovely home stay to anyone passing through Colombo . Thanks Dijen and family it was the perfect start to a wonderful holiday
I had a great time at Dijen's! The room is really nice (clean, beautiful, spacious), and so were the hosts. In the morning there is breakfast and I got to know fellow AIRBNBlers.
Thank you so much!
I must say the stay I had in the home of Dijen was one of the best Air B&B experiences I have enjoyed, and was certainly one of the finer homes in Colombo I have ever lodged in. So much better than any hotel, even the Galle Face. The bedroom and bathroom was pristine, the bed comfy, the neighborhood quiet. Dijen was particularly gracious, even welcoming me from an international flight at 3:30 in the morning! I enjoyed the marvelous breakfasts set up each morning by the koi pond. It was a wonderful, peaceful stay – highly recommended. Tip: if you are coming in from the airport, make sure to tell your driver that you will cover the charges in the Expressway (under $5) or he may take the local road… Dijen shared this with me.
It was a pleasure indeed to host you recently. Thank you for your kind Review, and the precious little souvenirs. Trust you had a fruitful and enjoyable visit of the island!, and hope to see you again in the not too distant future. And wishing you all the Best in your present and future endeavours to give 'a helping hand to Mankind' as and when the need arises. Kind Regards, Dijen.
I spent 5 nights at Dijen's place and I had a good time there. He and his family are nice and accommodating persons, and the room was lovely, spacious and clean. The house is conveniently located to explore Colombo. I would definitely stay there again.
Very comfortable, spacious and stylish family-run guesthouse. The luxury ensuite room on the top floor is large, elegantly furnished with large comfortable bed, large writing desk and excellent wifi. Despite there being a fan there was no mosquito net - so needed to keep windows closed. The room was very hot. You might wish, as I did, to consider opting for the AC facility and which added consisderably to the comfort of the room. However one is not informed of the cost of AC until after payment and final confirmation are made, and, at $15 per day (irrespective of volume of use), and, notwithstanding the Sri Lankan price of electricity, the supplement is rather steep. Discussed with the host and suggested a more modest charge for others in the future (on the assumption that most travellers will be prepared to turn off the AC when away from the room for extended periods).
The bed and breakast/shared kitchen facility is excellent (even Marmite is available for those who like it!). The kitchen can also be used to make ones own tea and snacks later in the day. Peaceful location and very private courtyard and pond. Taxi and tuk tuk services arranged.
I needed to travel (light) upcountry prior to check-in and was very grateful to the host for his willingness to store my large suitcase for a few days.
Great place, value for money! You will have to catch a tuk tuk into the centre of town about 250-300 SR, so not too much.
The host `Dijen & family were very welcoming.
Dijen and his family are very welcoming and Dijen is a great host. After 3 weeks traveling through Srilanka we spend our last two nights at his place. The house is amazingly beautiful, the room we had was spacious and very clean. Dijen gave us advice on where to eat and everything is quite close to his place. We can fully recommend staying there and it has been nice that there were other Airbnb guests staying at the same time whom we met at the big breakfast table.
Thank you for your kind Review. It was indeed a pleasure to host you recently.
Trust you had a good vacation in the island, and hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Wishing you all the Best!, and do continue to explore the vast World as and when your time and means permits one to do so, before the time arrives when one has to say 'Adios' to one's sojourn on this earth! Kind Regards, Dijen.
I really had a wonderful stay at Dijens house.
The en-suite room is wonderful, very tastefully furnished and has a super spacious bathroom.
I can fully recommend this accommodation for everyone looking for a nice big room in a good area of Colombo.
Everything is very accessible by tuk tuk and it is a good neighbourhood. A supermarket is just 1 minute away for some quick shopping and some little restaurants and a cinema in walking distance.
I can really recommend this room, the nice house and the friendly host and his family. Thanks for everything.
Dijen and his family were great hosts! Our room was a good size and there was a great selection at breakfast. Water in the room was also a lovely touch when we arrived extremely dehydrated! Would definitely stay again, very good value.
Thank you for your kind Review. It was indeed, a pleasure to host you recently. Trust you had a pleasant stay here and a good vacation in the island! Do continue to explore the vast World, and hope you are presently enjoying the vibrant flavours of the Far East! Hope to see you again in the not too distant future. All the Best! Kind Regards, Dijen.
Dijen's place is exactly what you need in Colombo. Beautiful room, very close to principal points of interest and the best breakfast in the country to kick start your day!
Thanks to you and your wife!
La maison de Dijen est l'endroit rêvé pour un séjour a Colombo, lieu central a proximité des points d'intérêts de la Capitale. Superbes chambres et unajustueux déjeuner pour bien commencer la journée!
Merci a toi et ta femme!
It was a pleasure to host you recently. Thank you for your kind Review! Trust you had a good visit of Colombo city, and are presently having a pleasant tour of the island! Wishing you all the Best! and do continue to explore the vast World. Merci beaucoup pour votre Review! et Bons Vacances. Kind Regards, Dijen.