We visited here again after about three years. We were amazed to see the level of service was still amazing, but this time, pretty much every room was booked. All the guests we spoke to commented on how much they enjoyed staying here. The Wi-Fi worked great.
The breakfasts in the morning are really something special. The attention to every detail, with high-quality fruits, presentation and cooking techniques made each breakfast an experience on its own.
We spent a total of eight nights here, in between two trips around the island. We had people to visit in the Colombo area, and so this was a convenient base for us. Some guests we spoke to liked to walk to the downtown (galle-face) area, while others prefered the Tuk-Tuk. In either case, it's an easy ride, or a long walk...with our kids, we preferred the ride.
Good shopping is very close by, and this rest house is in a quiet area away from the very busy Colombo traffic. We spent the first couple of days just relaxing from our 30 hour flight from Canada, so the peace and serenity of this place was very much appreciated.
I think another reviewer commented this is a luxurious stay at a very modest price. I would totally agree. This is the perfect place for someone who wants to be pampered but does not want to pay the high prices of Colombo area hotels, which are 2-3 times the price of this place.
I think the type of experience you will have at the Garden Guest House goes back to Colonial Ceylon, and will soon be lost in the modern-day Sri Lanka. Stay here while you can, to experience something truly unique.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Home-Stay is situated in Colombo in a very quiet residential area within close proximity to the City Center. The National Museum, Places of Worship, Park,Restaurants,Shopping Malls, Casinos, Golf Links and International Cricket Grounds,Central Bus Stand and the main Railway Station could be reached within quarter of an hour.We have WiFi which is free of charge accessible to the Bedroom. This is a Family Run business and we go out of our way for them to feel at home and experience the Sri Lankan Hospitality. As we are a Bed & Breakfast unit main meals could be ordered from Internationally Recognized chains such as McDonald's, KFC ,Burgher King or leading Italian, Indian, Chinese or Eastern and Western restaurants in Colombo. Thirty minutes drive to the International Airport on the Expressway. Airport Transfers and Tours and Excursions could be arranged for nominal fee with English Speaking / Driver Guide. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garden Guest House Hotel Colombo