Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Location of “Self-Catering Tranquility”
The space is located in a highly residential area of Colombo, surrounded by a number of foreign missions such as Japanese, British, Australian, Swiss, Canadian etc. Its uniquely convenient location ensures that guests can easily reach many local points of interest; while being surrounded by streets with lush greenery.
The city's numerous attractions such as the National Art Gallery, Museum, Independence Square, Viharamahadevi Park, The Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond) Theatre - fully equipped performance centre in Colombo, Sambodhi Vihara Temple, International Meditation Centre, Bandaranaike International Conference Hall etc. are within ten minute walk from the flat.
Despite the absence of the noise and pollution typical for a city center, it is only a 10-15 minutes ride to many key locations in town. Many restaurants and fast food outlets are located in the neighborhood such as McDonald's, KFC, Coffee Bean, Coco Veranda, Odel food outlets, Urban Kitchen, Bread Talk and many more. Cargills, ARPICO and Laugfs super markets are within a ten minute ride. The latest high-end shopping malls: 'Racecourse Shopping Precinct' and 'Arcade Independence Square' are within a fifteen minute walk.
Several cycling tracks are around for you to enjoy riding, and two bicycles are provided, free of charge, to experience this pleasure; which is becoming increasingly popular among Colombo folks..!
This flat is a superb base to discover the many facets of the city, while living in self-catering tranquility.
About the property
A single air-conditioned large bed room with wooden furniture, artificial timbre flooring (in bedroom) and a separate bathroom with hot-water, offers travelers a quiet and comfortable haven to rest and recuperate. The bed-room has a large collection of books, including cookery books, and a reading table, to cater to different tastes. The bedroom opens, at the back, to our home garden and children's play area, but access will be provided once the pet dogs are locked up.
The living cum dining room is separately air-conditioned and has cable TV, Wi-Fi connectivity, refrigerator, water-cooler, leather chairs and dining table, and ironing board.
The kitchenette is fully equipped with gas and electric utensils and various other appliances, such as electric bread-toaster, rice-cooker, kettle, and microwave-oven are available and these could be supplemented, on request, with special appliances such as barbecue oven, bread-maker, electric deep-oil fryer etc.
The flat has a separate gate and an entrance. The guests will be given the keys to enable them to can move about freely. The open space at the entrance to the flat has an exercise machine “Total-Gym” for the guests' exclusive use.
Meals are not provided but provisions are made available, free of charge, for two days to prepare breakfast such as milk, coffee, sugar, eggs, butter, yogurt, cereal and tropical fruits.
Linen and towels are provided and an extra set is provided for long term visitors.
A fully automatic washing machine and washing powder are available for the guests to do their own washing.
A cloth-rack for drying washed clothes is available in the open-yard in front.
Toiletries including soap, bath liquid, shampoo, toothpaste, shaving cream, cologne, air-freshener and toilet paper are provided.
Dust pans are provided in the kitchen and bathroom with a large garbage can outside which will be collected daily.
Airport pick up
Airport pick up can be arranged. But it is more convenient to get an Air Port taxi which will cost Sri Lanka Rupees
2500 and extra 300 for the highway toll. The ride will take around 20 minutes on a typical day.
Check-in and check-out times
Check in time is flexible subject to the previous days booking. Very late checking-in is not encouraged.
Check out time is 12 noon but could be made flexible depending on the next booking.
Interaction with Guests
Depending on the interests, the guests could discuss Eastern philosophy and Tai Chi Qigong practice.
It is the most expensive residential area in Colombo with large houses in the neighborhood.
The Canadian, Swiss, Japanese and Australian embassies are all on Gregory's Road.
Several restaurants are within walking distance from the house.
The main public roads namely, Buller's Road and Horton Place, are just a five minute walk from the flat.
Other Things to Note
If the guests are interested Eastern cooking could be demonstrated using modern kitchen equipment.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Galle Face Green beachfront 4.1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake 32.5 km, Nearest railway: Maradana Railway Station 4.6 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
Availability Your dates are available
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2 Oct 2014
"Very Affordable, Very Classy"
Recently the two of us were in Colombo to attend a professional gathering in BMICH, and were directed to “Self catering tranquility “ by a mutual friend. We stayed there for 2 nights.The location … More
It was a pleasure hosting a couple like you and I am thankful for the kind review you have posted. You surely were able to grasp the essence of the location. I would be more than glad to welcome you, on your next visit to Colombo as well.
20 Feb 2014
"excellent in every respect"
It is impossible to speak too highly of my stay in this excellent accommodation. The owner provides a great choice of kitchen equipment, a very comfortable double bed, a good tv, an outdoor area that catches the sun but includes areas of shade, double sliding full length windows open onto a rear garden, and all within a quiet quarter of Colombo that is a 200-250 rupee taxi drive from the very centre of the city (ie less than a couple of pounds sterling).
On the guest's suggestion the kitchen lighting and power supply to various appliances were improved.
The guest left behind his chess board for the use of other guests. I have now supplemented it with a Scrabble Board and two packs of playing cards.
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