About this listing
We are Palmyrah Residencies in Colombo Sri Lanka. This comprise a building with ground floor for parking etc and 5 more levels.
This budget apartment is located on the top most floor (level 5) and has beautiful sea views. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Amenities include WI FI, living room and kitchen (with fridge, kettle and stove).
Depending on the size of your party you can choose to rent either the whole apartment or individual rooms.
We are located in central Colombo, about 30 minutes from the airport.
Drop us a note and we can talk about what your requirements are.
--Amenities and other information--
You have access to a fully-equipped kitchenette, which has a stove, fridge, kettle, cutlery etc.
We provide linen and towels. These are changed every five days.
We clean the room/apartment every five days unless otherwise requested.
We can arrange transport to any part of the country or airport pickup/drop service. Van and drivers are registered with us, which we make available to our guests at reasonable rates. Please let us know at least a day in advance.
Please be kind to the environment - turn off all ACs, lights and fans when you leave the room.
Please use ACs in their designated area only. ACs in the rooms are not powerful enough to service the whole apartment and may burn out if done so.
Please do not leave valuables in the room and make sure you lock your room door when you leave. If your apartment is shared with other guests, please do not leave valuables in common areas. We cannot be responsible for any losses.
Please use appliances carefully. Costs for damaged appliances will have to be borne by the guest.
Please inform us in advance of any visitors to your room/apartment.
First Floor Apartment: Got a musty smell when we entered the apartment. The Refrigerator and wifi were not turned on. Next morning the Refrigerator didn't work and the owners that lived on the 2nd floor brought another one to the apartment.
On the 2nd day we found cockroaches in the bathrooms and ants that look like worms on the dining table. We were very upset and informed the owner that this was unhealthy and not acceptable. We were seriously thinking of moving to a hotel but because of the holiday season couldn't find any rooms.
The owners sent a cleaning crew the next day and cleaned the whole apartment which made it better.
The bedrooms were good and the air conditioners in the bedrooms were working well. No air conditioning in the living or dining rooms which made it very warm and uncomfortable even with the fans. The bathrooms were very outdated.
The owners were nice enough to clean the apartment, but why could they have not had it presentable when we arrived.
If there were reviews specifically for this apartment with what we witnessed we would not have stayed 6 nights and paid $806 and not rented this particular apartment.
The location is great.
This review is confusing. At check in on 31st Dec, we showed Dushy the complete apartment and they said everything was good ! On 2nd Jan late evening they complained via email about cleanliness. Since then we offered to clean the apartment daily. We also helped the guests with transport arrangements. Airbnb web site gives details about this apartment. Apartment is large (200 M2) and the 3 bed rooms are air conditioned. Other areas are fitted with ceiling fans. Location is Colombo 3, which is central Colombo. We have priced this 3 bed room apartment with a fully fitted kitchen, only for $ 120 which makes a room price $ 40. Average room only price in this area is more than $ 40. Apartment and building is about 11 years old.
Rakni is a very helpful host who takes care of all your needs - whether you need to know about drivers to other cities , trains, taxis etc!! Thanks for all her help!
The apartment itself is a bit retro and the kitchen is not entirely equipped. But for the rest you have the sea view so just BYOW!
You can easily take tuk tuk around the town.
Centrally located accommodation, clean but could do with a face lift. Ok for a short stay in Colombo - not inviting enough for a long stay.
The apartment at Palmyrah Residencies was ideal for our trip. The location is easy to find and well located relative to other places of interest in Colombo.
The apartment is well furnished, clean and spacious. Each of the 3 bedrooms was large, bright and came with a fully-functioning and very welcome A/C and ceiling fan. The kitchen was well supplied with fridge and cooking equipment, which we were able to use during our stay.
Rakni and team were very welcoming, arranging drivers to and from Colombo when we needed them. They were all very friendly and approachable and made us feel very welcome.
Thanks for an excellent stay!
Palmyrah Residency was a lovely place to stay during our days in Colombo! We were with seven girls thus sleeping on one camping bed since there were beds for only six people. The camping bed was a little disaster for a good night of sleep though.. But, Rakni's service was brilliant! :-)
We spend one night on the penthouse appartment.
It is well located and people there were very helpful.
Our stay at Palmyrah Residencies was good. We stayed at the penthouse apartment (3 bedrooms). Overall, considering the price, it's good value.
* The staff are very friendly, always willing to help for bookings, etc.
* Location, as mentioned in other reviews, is good.
* A/C works well.
* Rooms are of good size
* Fridge is small but works well
Negatives / Things that could be improved:
* Overall cleanliness: the shower curtains had mold, this could be easily fixed.
* Kitchen under equipped: it would have been nice to have extra bowls and plates. Only some basic stuff available.
* Location: as I said before, location is good but Palmyrah Av is a very small street, so it could be tricky to indicate the taxi/rickshaw driver how to get there. Better to have a map / use a reference such as the nearby 'Majestic City'
* Wi-fi: It was a bit of a hit and miss. Very slow sometimes.
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About the Host, Rakni
I live in San Francisco but I am from Sri Lanka. I manage my parents' property, Palmyrah Residencies and Fife Residencies in Colombo, Sri Lanka through Airbnb.