Colpetty House is a modern, arty house - with three spaces currently listed on Airbnb - The Saffron Room, The Fuchsia and The Sky.
About the Room
The Fuschia is a sazzy, modern and comfortable room in the second floor ( with direct elevator access) of Colpetty House – a recently remodeled house with a fusion of modern and rustic architecture. The room has all the amenities (Wi-fi, / A/C) and is being offered on a Bed and Breakfast basis. Guests will be provided with their own set of keys enabling them to enter and leave Colpetty House. Guests may use the lounge/dining areas, and have access to the pantry – microwave and refrigerator, cutlery etc.
Location – Colpetty House is located in central Colombo in a highly residential and peaceful neighborhood. It is minutes away from Shopping Centres such as Odel, House of Fashion, Barefoot and Paradise Road. Colpetty House is walking distance away from the National Museum, University of Colombo and Downtown Colombo. It is also in close proximity to several Restaurants, Galle Face Esplanade, the famous Dutch Hospital Arcade and Casions. There is a Food City (Sri Lanka's leading Supermarket Chain) 100m away from Colpetty House,– and the guest can stock up on all required items, which if needed can be stored in the fridge.
Public Transport - Bus route and the Tuk-Tuk stand is just 100m away.
Breakfast is included and will be fresh juices/ fruits and either eggs with toast and homemade preserves or traditional Sri Lankan, if requested.
We provide complimentary water and fruits, in your room.
Check-in time: Flexible
Check-out time: Flexible
We will correspond with the guests to request them for their time of arrival and departure and will inform them if another guest is staying prior to or arriving straight after, so as to coordinate the timings of both sets of guests.
Linen and cleaning
We provide fresh linen and towels for all guests. We clean the room and bathroom everyday and will change linen and towels every 3 days too for long term guests.
Laundry service will be provided for long-term guests at a nominal charge.
Wi-fi is available free of cost
Value added services
Your hosts will be happy to help you plan your excursions in and out of Colombo/ Travel around Sri Lanka.
The following services can be arranged on advance request. (Payments can be settled directly to service provider)
* Airport pick/ drop - US$ 30
* A Taxi/Tuk-tuk with a meter can be arranged to pick the guest up from Colpetty House and take the guest to any required destination.
Host received us when we arrived, was extremely friendly, welcoming and generally extremely hospitable. The place was as beautiful (if not more) than the pictures, extremely clean, incredibly accessible. Private entrance after certain hours allows access without the feeling of being intrusive which is great. The room was fantastic, air conditioning worked perfectly, cleanliness obviously taken very seriously. The bathroom was clean, very aesthetically pleasing. Actually have nothing negative at all to say about staying at Colpetty house and would recommend it over most hotels in Colombo. Location is brilliant and the other guests were friendly too. Worth every penny of the price and would definitely stay again!
Colpetty house was the perfect start to our 3week Sri Lanka trip. Pick up from the airport, great tips for our remaining jounrey, friendly staff, good food... ideal! I can highly recommend staying there.
Thanks Michael - it was our pleasure to host both of you. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to host you. We are glad you were able to stay at some of our recommended properties - Polwatte House and Octopus Reef. I am sure you guys are still having a super stay in SL! Good luck guys!
We enjoyed the time in Anushikas home very much. It was clean, she was really helpful and the stuff was very friendly too. Anushika took us even for a ride to some places and organized a pick up from and to the airport.
We stayed in the Fuchsia room for two night at the end of December. Our stay actually started on the wrong foot. We arrived there early evening and were put in a room on the first floor, with a shared bathroom. It wasn't either one of the Airbnb rooms. We didn't realize it right away (blame it on Jet Lag). However later on I looked at the pictures on the website and realized the mistake. I contacter Anu (she wasn't in) and she immediately made sure the staff fixed the mistake. And from there it was smooth sailing. The Fuchsia is nicely located on the 3rd floor. Lots of natural light and a quiet and effective AC. We had the 2nd floor pretty much to ourselves, as the only other room on that floor was occupied by the grandmother (and she really was extremely discreet) and we liked to spend time there, even though it's not AC'ed (efficient Fan), and we had our breakfast there (simple but plenty, and very tasty!). Another nice touch was the brochure they provide which contains recommendations on sights and restaurants. Extremely convenient for visitors. As other mentioned, there is a real sense of hospitality here and the staff tried to help.
The house is located in Colombo 3, very quiet area in a town that can get hectic. Everything is a relatively short (and definitely inexpensive) Tuk Tuk ride away.
We had a chance to chat with Anu briefly before we left and she gave us loads of advice for the rest of our trip, and helped our (lost) driver find his way to the hotel. Definitely a great hostess and genuine person. You can tell that she loved her country and is eager to share it with others.
Also worth mentioning: Anu's responsiveness and communication was flawless, and even though she was not there she made us feel like she was just a call or an email away
We received a very warm welcome at the Colpetty house by the helpful staff of the house. Situated on a quiet road in Col 3, it is perfectly located. We stayed 3 nights in the Fuchsia room, which was very pleasant, clean and cool (thanks to the AC and fan). The common room has a very modern feel to it and it's nice to hang around and use the wifi connection. The bathroom was also clean and modern. We'll definitely come back when we're in Colombo!
Anu's apartment was a welcoming oasis in the best part of Colombo. We arrived just after midnight and not only was the taxi waiting as promised at the airport but there was somebody to greet us when we arrived at Colpetty House... and then the Sri Lankan breakfast on the balcony in the morning was amazing and got our holiday off to the best possible start.
From the house itself we were able to walk to many of the places that we wanted to see or it was a short tuk-tuk ride to anywhere else.
Anu was also genuinely helpful in terms of both providing information that helped us plan our trip as well as actually making a number of phonecalls to help us organise things properly. These plans also happened perfectly.
Would absolutely recommend staying at Colpetty House whenever you are in Colombo.
This family was very helpful in helping us plan an itinerary for the day. This was more than just a place to stay -- Anushika and her husband really helped us make the most of our brief time in Colombo. When we arrived, they helped us plan a day within our budget, and when we returned in the evening, we had the chance to chat with them. The accommodations were extremely clean and well kept. At night, the neighborhood was hard to navigate, and our two tuk tuk drivers didn't know how to get there, which was troubling, but Anushika was able to give directions and help us back. Overall, a really positive experience!
Dear Anu, my son Chinthana who stayed at The Fuschia was very happy with the way he was treated by you and your family. Safety and security was great as well as the room being cleaned regularly etc. I am sorry I was unable to meet you, but hopefully will be able to experience your wonderful hospitality when I visit Sri Lanka next year. Thank you once again for taking good care of him.
Anushika was warm and welcoming she was very generous with information regarding Siri Lanka and guiding me with things to see and do. I was made very comfortable and fed well whilst there Thank you Anushika I did enjoy it
Anu (and Romma) were great hosts. They were so helpful, especially in times of need and would recommend them to all. The rooms were really nice and comfortable and the location was great. I hope to be back!