Large airy rooms in a Colonial setting. Guests have access to all areas in the house. There are two verandahs, and a garden and living rooms upstairs. Original Burma teak Flooring upstairs and a cool red tile floor downstairs.
This colonial heritage 150 year old house was the home and dance school of a famous srilankan dancer in the 1950s. The house is situated close to the Colombo Port and is 3 kilometers from Pettah and Fort..Pettah is one of the most vibrant and colorful parts of Colombo. In Sinhalese called Pitta-Kottuwa, literally translating to Outer Fort, Pettah is known for its bustling open air bazaars and markets. You name it and your will find it in Pettah, with each thoroughfare having its own specialty — Gabo’s Lane and 5th Cross St specialize in Ayurvedic medicines, while jewelery stores line 2nd Cross Street and Sea Street.
If you end up on Prince Street, be sure to visit the Dutch Museum which was originally the 17th century residence of the Dutch Governor. Pettah is also of the most ethnically mixed parts of the city and the streets are dotted with several interesting Mosques, Hindu Kovils, Churches and Buddhist Temples. Next to it is the transport hub with the main railway and bus stations.
a beautiful 170 year old colonial house, the home of a famous srilankan dancer. Close to Fort and along the Port in the heart of Colombo city. The house is airy and spacious and guests can sit out in the garden.
All the living spaces such as the Living Rooms, the verandahs and the garden
Interaction with Guests
I will be available to guide and offer my help on travel and sight-seeing attractions around Colombo and Sri Lanka if required.
The area is a community friendly place with old historical Hindu and Buddhist temples and Churches.
One of the few areas around Colombo open till 10pm at night where you can walk around small shops, markets and eat street foods. Its bustling lively and colouful. the house is down a residential street. The Harbour Lights are visible
Yes, It is also just 20 Mins away from the Airport and 3 kilometers to the heart of Colombo's CBD
Other Things to Note
Cooking facilities can be made available
Smoking should be limited to verandahs and garden.
It was great to stay at The Collage House. Very authentic old Sri Lankan house close to the centre by tuk-tuk.
The hosts were great. They introduced us to a Sri Lankan game called Carrom. We had a short stay here but we enjoyed it a lot.
Vali is a fantastic host. We totally felt part of the family during our two nights in her house. We were greeted like old friends on arrival and invited to share a delicious home cooked lunch with the family. This continued with family members telling fascinating local stories, arranging tuc tucs anywhere we wanted to go and generally treating us as well as we could have hoped for
We stayed here for one night. Unfortunately the room we were given was not in the photos and was very basic and very hot with a window that didn't close properly and a net with holes.
The shower in the evening only had cold water and there was no water at all the following morning which was unfortunate as we had a 9 hour train journey ahead.
Having said this, the family were welcoming,kind and helpful. It was just not for us.
It was such an amazing experience. Everyone is friendly and the house is so beautiful. I felt in love with the house and the host was so friendly. She helped us to organise our trip to visit a maximum for cheap. Thank you so much
I, my husband and my two daughters, we were greeted in a very warm welcome. (website hidden) Valli gave us valuable information on places to visit, tips on where to eat or have a cocktail. We really enjoyed the warm hospitality and availability even when we returned to Colombo for a few hours after a trip to NuwaraElya.
We really enjoyed our stay at the College House. Valli was a wonderful host who went out of her way to make our stay comfortable. Valli spent a lot of time helping us navigate maps and explaining the sites. Raja spoilt us with dinner and breakfast and made us tea after a long day. We also ventured into the local town with Raja and he was a wonderful guide. The College House has shared bathrooms and is more of a home stay however i would highly recommend staying here.
Great place! Very beautiful and very accommodating hostess.
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