About this listing
Sam's Studio Apartment is a centrally located self catering apartment with all modern amenities. The apartment has an air conditioned room with a comfortable bed, TV and lots of extra features including a kitchenette (with microwave, fridge, toaster, one burner cooker & kettle), a modern bathroom (with washing machine) a private patio, free WiFi, and hot and cold water. The entire apartment is meshed and mosquito free.
The apartment also has a small, lush front garden for those moments of tranquility that a weary traveller sometimes needs. There is also a small private garden at the back of the property with clothes drying facilities.
Sam's Studio Apartment is competitively priced and walking distance to the UN office, supermarkets, shopping malls, restaurants, coffee shops, cinema and laundry. Guests have included international consultants and business persons who want the peace of mind of a safe and secure setting with a modern and stylish furnishings. Taxis and transportation is easily accessible from the apartment.
The apartment is right in the middle of the city, but in a very quiet neighborhood.
Tours of Sri Lanka (including a city tour of Colombo) can be organized with an experienced tour guide.
Unlimited tea & coffee provided.
Guests will have access to the garden, unlimited internet and all facilities stated in the description.
Interaction with Guests
I will personally meet the guests on arrival and will be accessible anytime for information/support.
Walking distance to restaurants, shopping malls, grocery stores, Laksala (Government craft store), coffee shops, bus stop & train station etc.
The apartment is situated in a very quiet neighborhood although it is in the middle of the city.
Bus stop is only 5 minutes walking, train station 10 minutes walking. Three wheelers (tuk tuks) and taxis on call, or at the top of the lane.
Other Things to Note
There are restaurants and food outlets few minutes walking from the apartment (for breakfast, lunch and dinner)...you actually don't need to cook!
No smoking inside the apartment.
This bedroom comes complete with a television set and air conditioning. It opens out to the back garden.
Absolutely loved staying at the Studio Apartment. Had everything you needed including a relaxing tropical garden at the front door. The kitchenette was a bonus and the whole place was spotless. It's just out of the city centre down a quiet lane, an easy Tuk Tuk ride to Colombo sights and short walk to local restaurants.
Her shank went out of her way to welcome us. Getting up at 2am to let us in. She so insisted we ring from the airport so she could give our taxi driver directions and make sure we got the right price. On top of all that Hershani gave us restaurant tips and directions and let us check out later in the day.
Would highly recommend the Studio Apartment for more independent travelers or those looking for a longer stay. This place could easily feel like home.
Host was very welcoming and informative about the local area. I met her brother also who ended up giving amazing help and advice - thanks. The area was very quiet but only a short walk from transport - very easy.
My stay in Harshani's apartment was great. The location was ideal and the well furnished and well-decorated facility provided a great and peaceful working environment. To be recommended!
Sweet, lovely, warm, can't have enough words to describe the apartment, although the place is not easy to find at first, but on the other hand is a very quiet place to relax, the apartment has everything that I need, wash machine, enough hot water to take a shower , AC in the bedroom, fan, and there is a small attic with a mini scuttle, so lovely. Outside we can walk to the seaside to see the train pass by. Restaurants are nearby, local or foreign, many choices. The hostess is so kind and friendly, whatever I asked, she always so helpful, and the smiling face mades me feel home. If I have a chance to come back, I'll definitely choose this apartment again.（there is a Italy restaurant at the street corner, why I say this because there is a man that is the most charming person that I met during the days in Sri Lanka, his eyes totally melt me down......）
1st time using airbnb and a great result. A lovely apartment away from the noise of the city. Harsh and was a great host, gaining us information about places to eat, shop etc. easy to see the city as tuk tuk are plentiful and cheap. Great stay thanks!
Harshani is a wonderful host. She made us feel most welcome and the cool drink on arrival was most refreshing.
Harshani took the time to explain to us about the local district. About the restaurants, local ATM, where to go and what to do. Harshani was great help when I accidentally forgot my passport back at the studio apartment and had to race back to the train station.
Harshani is an amazing host. I felt at home immediately and the view out to the garden was great for working or just relaxing. The place feels private and everything that you might need is provided. I will surely be back!
About the Host, Harshani
I'm from Sri Lanka, living in Colombo. I enjoy travelling the world and learning about other cultures.. So far I have traveled to 41 countries and hoping to do many more! I also like hosting visitors from around the world and happy to help guests to explore this beautiful island. I use my spare time (as a volunteer) to manage a Boy's Orphanage just outside Colombo.