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.
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.
The rooms were really clean and well kept. The location is really good it's close by to all the major attractions. The balcony is awesome to sit and have a nice drink with the sea breeze . Over all great experience will definitely stay there next time I'm in Colombo
very good location facing the ocean. also the aparment is located in a nice neighborhood of colombo. close to all the happening places - the dutch hospital mall, mount lavinia are all close by (max 20 mins in tuk tuk). the rooms are also adequately provided. plus the couple managing the place are also very nice - we came in a little early so the rooms were not ready. they let us keep our luggage in their apartment in the same building and we went out for some shopping :). everything in the rooms works fine - no broken ACs, clean bathrooms. overall very happy with the place
The place was very neat and comfortable for 8 people.
People were very friendly. Uncle even told us the places to be visited, helped us with taxi booking.
There was one helper, whose name i forgot, he was very good.
no fuss and very friendly atmosphere.
The apartment was EXACTLY what we needed!!! We had traveled to Sri Lanka for the cricket T20 World cup. Mostly basing ourselves in Colombo for the trip we needed something large enough for 5 of us, centrally located and reasonably priced, this was the perfect apartment for us! The apartment only has 2 A/C's (which are in 2 of the bedrooms), but with the beautiful sea breeze there is no need for more. The free wi-fi was super handy and super fast. Upeka's communication throughout the entire booking process was fantastic and her family, living on the 2nd floor, were very helpful!!! Nothing was ever a problem!!!
Thanks for a great stay and I would definitely recommend a visit here.
The over all experience was good. I flew in very early in the morning, the host were there to receive me and accommodate me. The internet speed was very fast as I had to do some office work. The location is ideal as it is close to malls, restaurants and ocean.
Incredible view, great location and incredibly friendly, hospitable people. I highly recommend this place, and look forward to staying here again.
Since my original reservation in another hostel was cancelled on short notice, Upeka wrote me to suggest I could stay at her place, which actually is really nice and located in the center of Colombo. She and her parents were extremly friendly and helpful.
Because I was in such a hurry through the whole rebooking thing, I did book those two nights at Upekas on the wrong dates. Although it was my fault, her father insisted of giving me the money back for the night I`ve booked too early - really, really kind! I`d stay at her place anytime again!