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I'm an entrepreneur from the Netherlands and have a company in Sri Lanka. When I'm not there I rent it out to nice people...
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We booked this apartment for 2 nights .. We were due to arrive very late one evening so Lalitha( caretaker) left the key at reception. So I never met lalitha during my whole trip.. Wifi wasn't working at all.. I notified lalitha (caretaker) and she said someone would come to fix but no one turned up.. I texted Barend too, he sent me another wifi name and password which didn't work...very poor in my opinion.. Washing machine was labeled in Chinese so was a nightmare to operate!! And master bedroom shower wasn't working.. I checked out on the 13th of June, and I haven't heard anything back from them... Not even an apology... So for those of you that want to book this apartment, make sure they've fixed these issues before you book! Very disappointed that they didn't even try and fix anything!! Especially when we booked for 2 night! Sharing a shower between 4 is a nightmare! Nice apartment but very poor in terms of looking after your guest! Worst hosts I've dealt with!
Good Apartment near beach and very clean. We 2 families travel together so we found it at less space otherwise single family this would be perfect. Swimming pool was under the construction also 2 elevator works all the time. The guards downstairs very supportive and friendly
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The apartment was easy to locate and the security guards assisted with locating the live in housekeeper who was ready to take us to the apartment. The place was exactly as described and in very good condition. There was a deck with fantastic views of the ocean. the beds were comfortable and the kitchen fully equipped. the air conditoning kept the whole apartment at a decent temperature.
The place was great and Barend was totally accommodating. Early check-in? No problem. Ample space in a great location just outside the bustle. Security was very kind and helpful. Fully equipped kitchen, two a/c units and a water heater - had everything we needed. It sure beat getting two hotel rooms or staying at a hostel. Thanks Barend!
The apartment is spacious and well enough for two to three people.
Throughout the two nights we stayed there, rain was leaking in from the windows, water pressure in the main shower was low and the internet was not working at all. As travelers, we were very much depending on accommodation with wifi (as advertised). Despite many requests, the host did not get this fixed or respond in a timely manner. Amongst many reasons the host named bad weather and connection instability. Strangely the host did not know wether web credit was sufficient (which we suspect was the real reason) and also failed to brief the staff in a manner that could have resolved this. The three of us were very disappointed. For fairness sake barend did respond within 5 min of our initial availability request and got the apartment ready in no time. We were in touch with another person in colombo which might have les up to these mishaps.
Nice location and good size apartment , however it was a little tired
I stayed there for a week and what a great place it is. Very conveniently located in a good neighborhood and at the sea. Great views from the ninth floor. And how lovely to have a swimming pool at the tenth floor. What a start of the day. Will definitely come back when I revisit Colombo.
Great place to stay the first night in Sri Lanka! Although Barend was not onsite, we got some helpful advices online. Lalita his housekeeper cared wonderful for us and prepared coconut rice breaky for us! best wishes for the two of you :-)))
Reception good. The apartment has a potential to be 4 stars, for the good taste of furniture and for its location near the sea. The security surveillance operates 24 hours and there is always someone ready to help you. Unfortunately the apartment suffering from a maintenance not very careful that, with the passage of time should be performed. Sheets and not very white sofas. WiFi that often has to be reset to be working. Minor maintenance (unloading of bathrooms faulty). Reduced water flow (I assume due to the fact of being on the eighth floor). Air conditioning and fans working properly we have to forget these little inconveniences. The hosts are abroad, but there is a lady who thinks the reception and are contactable at all times.