About this listing
Colombo 5, near Independence Arcade in expatriate's secure home with all modern facilities off Thimbirigasyaya Rd, Colombo 5 to stay during your assignment or holiday ? This facility $25p/d all inclusive. Airport pick up arranged for extra fee.
Luxury rooms available in a secure house on Thimbirigasyaya Road Colombo 5, separate entrance and lobby, secure parking, with AC, Microwave, Fridge, cable & satellite TV, Unlimited WiFi daily newspapers, bed linen, towels, soap & shampoo, access to washing machine & drier, modern kitchen with all appliances and access to a resident caretaker, mosquito free environment, large garden, summer house and barbecue facility suitable for holiday makers, visiting expatiates and project personnel
Guests can expect 'home away from home' experience with a host, well traveled, multicultural and friendly.
For those on assignment, in-house office facilities can be made available with limited secretarial assistance, securing meeting, conference and workshop facilities. Secure transport arrangements within Colombo and outside can be arranged, if required. Tours can also be arranged within and outside Sri Lanka for your holiday destinations, to travel to Maldives, Africa and other SE Asian regional countries.
There are many restaurants,shopping malls and attractions within easy reach from the property and free home delivery for meals ordered.
Taxi service and 'Tuk Tuk' are readily available on call and within short walking distance. Leading private hospitals, Railway station and public transport are within walking distance. Airport is 45mts drive during off peak hours
Torrington Walking / jogging track,Swimming, tennis, badminton, squash facilities are available in clubs within walking distance and the International conference center BMICH is with 1km.
Local tours tailor made to suit your requirements can be arranged,if required.
Clean room, beddings towels , double bed, attached bath, soap & shampoo, hot/ cold water, AC , fan, separate lobby and access,fridge, microwave, toaster, sandwich maker, TV, DVD player, WiFi broadband, access to modern kitchen, washing machine with dryer, large garden, summer house with Barbecue facilities and in-house caretaker
Interaction with Guests
We can arrange pick up from airport and drop off, if requested by the guests for a taxi fare Rs2500 ( US$20) one way. We will arrange to meet the guests at the arrival -hall at the airport and more than willing to make their stay in SL memorable. The hosts are well traveled expatriates and always available for travel advice and attend to make your stay more comfortable and peace of mind to carry out your professional assignment or business in Sri Lanka
Access to Torrington walking/ jogging track, sports clubs nearby provide, swimming, tennis, squash, badminton, eateries are within walking distance and Pizza hut, deliver at no extra cost, BMICH International conference centre, planetarium, beach, railway station, bus stand are easy walking distance, leading private hospitals are in close proximity
Railway station, bus stand, are within 1/2 km, airport expressway is 5 km
Other Things to Note
Office facilities are available for professionals on assignment within the premises for printing, fax, emailing, word processing and report printing for an extra fee. Meetings/ workshop/ seminars can be arranged and venues for party/get-togethers secured.
User friendly house with large garden, summer house and braai/ barbeque facilities. Hosts are well traveled expatriates /professionals and support the B&B concept in holidaying.
The rooms are strictly non smoking rooms, but hosts have no objections to smoking at the garden summer house.
Barbecue facilities in the garden are available for use by the guests
Gym facilities at the Independence square jogging track are available free of charge.
I had a very comfortable stay with Mr. Kalinga. The room is as described, and he took care of all aspects to make my stay as easy as possible. Their caretaker was very kind and friendly, and one buzz away from any help (website hidden) refrigerator was well stocked with bread/eggs for a quick breakfast, and there was always coffee/tea available. A laundry facility was provided too. Since I had nearly a month long stay, Mr. Kalinga even moved the TV from lounge area to the room. He also helped me with my movements to and from the airport. Before I left, Mr. Kalinga's wife cooked me a proper Lankan dinner, and it was great food! All in all, a very good stay with a hospitable and kind host.
I had a wonderful stay at Kalinga's place. The room is clean and the house is surrounded by nature. It's close to everything and it was really easy to move around the area with bus or tuk tuk. Kalinga was very kind and helpful with tips and additional services.
Dear Affyf, I am pleased that you enjoyed the short stay at my BnB. It was a pleasure hosting you and thank you for the gifts, unique from Maldives.
looking forward to host you during your future visits to Sri Lanka. We hope to stay with your bnb during my next business trips to Maldives
Hosts were very friendly and pleasant upon arrival but after settling in, they gave me my privacy, but were on hand for questions or assistance. The neighborhood is in a good location to access much of the interesting areas of Colombo, if one is staying for awhile, but might be a little out of the way if a first-time traveler to Lanka, or just staying a couple nights.
The room is nice size and has all the amenities needed, including AC and a nicely-outfitted bathroom with tub and separate shower. The kitchen area with kettle and light breakfast provisions has a good size refrigerator which can be used for additional personal food items, as well as a microwave oven.
The only drawback is that on one side of the house is a hospital and their generators, which run most of the day can be quiet noisy if you are at home. If you expect to be out most of the time, I don't think it would be a consideration. Other than this, this rental was an economical comfortable place for my longer stay and I feel I added more friends!
Kalinga is very kind. When I caught cold, he took me to the hospital by his car. I also have back pein. He introduce special doctor.
I have pain on the back for many years.I told him about it, he took me to nice ayurvada (website hidden) works very well.
The owner was absence but his sister and servant was so kindful.
They help everything. I got a SriLanka's special new year (website hidden) was good.
There is good location.You can go most place Rs100〜200 by (website hidden) central station is Rs300.
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About the Host, Kalinga
I am a South African of Sri Lankan origin and worked oversees for over 3 decades. My wife is an ex-UN Official retired from active service at the World Health Organisation in Pretoria South Africa. She serves the Additional Secretary General of AFICS Association of Former International Civil Servants. We ourselves loved the B&B concept as a great opportunity to meet people from other countries & cultures. We love the opportunity to host people in our quiet secure house with large garden and access to all facilities that you expect in a star class hotel accommodation.
We spend our retirement on social and cultural activities to uplift the poor sections of the society. I do assignments for the World Bank, UNDP, DFID, DANIDA etc on Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development on the provision of Water, Sanitation & Poverty Alleviation.
My wife likes painting and writing short stories. Her first book has come out of the print this week on the plight of women in Asia and Africa. She is in the process of finalising the draft of the 2nd book. We are very enthusiastic travellers and have visited many parts of the world. We have an office adjacent to the house and limited office facilities and Secretarial services can be made available, if required, for an additional fee.
We will be delighted to host you 'home away from home' We can arrange tailor made tours to suit your requirements and will be delighted to arrange pick up on arrival at the airport and drop you to catch your flight on time. All Internet checking in and boarding passes can be arranged for you at home. We also can arrange tours to Africa & Australia through our trusted agents
We love travelling globally and as well as locally and enjoy walking. & jogging, meeting friends , social and voluntary work to support disadvantaged sector of the society and my wife likes writing books and of course shopping. We like Airbnb hosting and to provide the hosts a home away from home.
We like interactions with hosts to share our experiences with different cultural & religious backgrounds and entertain them, take them to our Otters club for swimming, tennis, badminton and social interactions. I love yoga and meditation and practice almost daily at independence square .
Our life motto is to enjoy the life to the fullest and support less previledged sector of our society wherever possible