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Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2012 via mobile

We only stayed at Colombo Haven for one night (due to the cricket we needed to move hotels). The room was large and the en-suite had a great shower. Having a proper seating area and large tv was also welcome. The only drawback was the building site directly outside our window - not the fault of the Colombo Haven owners,...

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear JRWales, Thanks for your kind review. Sorry for any inconvenience caused due to construction of the near by building. As you said, there is very little we can do but looking forward to it being finished. It was our pleasure hosting you and look forward to the next time. Blessings, Jonathan

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 October 2012

I've been to this city a number of times in the past and this was my first B&B here. Finding the place will be a bit tricky if you're coming here on your own without the help of a local as the place is tucked behind an ice cream parlor (I always used that landmark whenever I used the autorickshaw)...

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear drmcflurry, Thanks for your kind review. Sorry about the WiFi issues you had while you stayed with us. My manager tried his best to get it sorted out, but the Telecom people couldn't identify what the problem was until you had left. It ended up being a faulty WiFi router instead of the modem, which is what they though...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2012

We searched high and low for fairly priced accommodation and came across Colombo Haven and were certainly not disappointed. Their hospitality is fantastic, the rooms are tastefully decorated and clean and breakfast... where do you begin? Breakfast was a 5 course meal and all of it was delicious! I ended up feeling rude when I couldn't fit anymore in and...

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Tess712, Thanks for your kind review. Don't feel bad about not finishing all that's put in front of you at breakfast. As you may have noticed, it is our pleasure to show off the traditional hospitality and for Sri Lankans food is a very big part of it. It was our pleasure to have hosted you and look forward...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 9 October 2012

Very friendly and welcoming family run guest house within walking distance from center of the city. Our room on top level was big, with big patio, unfortunately that was more used as a storage place. Our private bath room was outside the room in the staircase, but it wasn't a problem for us. Hosts made all they could to make...

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Purjelentaja, Thanks for your kind review. Sorry that our balcony had few building materials since that portion is being extended to make it a more practical space. Sorry if there was any inconvenience caused due to that. It was our real pleasure hosting you and look forward to the next opportunity. Blessings, Jonathan

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2012

An easy tuk-tuk ride from the station. Warm welcome with brilliant smiles and a plate of fresh fruit. Rooms spotlessly clean and a great respite from the rest of Colombo. The breakfast was seriously delicious (you won't need to eat for the rest of the day!) and John able to help with any travel arrangements.

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Diana W, Thanks for your kind review and endorsement of our B&B. It was our pleasure hosting you and look forward to the next opportunity. Blessings, Jonathan

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 7 September 2012

if you are looking for a quiet guesthouse in the center of colombo - this place is for u. we came without reservation and were welcomed wormly by the John - the owner. the room was actually a small appartment fuly equiped with everything we needed. we had a small living room with TV, AC, and coffee and tea for...

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Irenakopel, Many thanks for your kind review and endorsement of our B&B. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and look forward to the next opportunity. Blessings, Jonathan

New York
Reviewed 22 August 2012

We stayed here our first two nights in Sri Lanka and found the proprietor Jonathan and his wife wonderful sources of information, a retiree couple who opened their home in 2011. The homecooked breakfast was some of the best food we had in all of Sri Lanka. Rooms were very clean, hot water and AC. Ours had no windows which...

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Jesse G, Thanks for your review. Sorry if you felt the price was a bit high. As you may have noticed things are a lot more expensive in Colombo than elsewhere in the country. We are aware of the 3-4* hotel you mentioned and people who stayed there and then with us swear they would never stay there again....

Reviewed 16 August 2012 via mobile

The room was very big, had ac and tv. Thoug the house is central it is very quiet because its a bit away from the road in a inner yard. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Thank you very much for this great srilankian breakfast! It was wonderful! Only point wich could be improved: bathroom could be cleaner.

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Saintgermais, Thanks for your kind review. I am sorry that the bathroom was not as clean as it should have been. My sincere apologies for any inconvenience that this might have caused you. We have taken your comments to heart and have instructed the team to make sure they pay more attention when cleaning. Thanks once again for your...

SIngapore
Reviewed 14 August 2012

We were amazed and overawed. Within minutes of arriving we felt like we had known John and his wife for years, so comfortable is the feeling in Colombo Haven. Their welcome was genuine and caring. The rooms are comfortable, clean and spacious. Food is terrific. Service is excellent. We would recommend a visit, without any doubt. It is worth reporting...

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Batami, Thanks for your kind and detailed review. Once again, sorry for any inconvenience caused due to the local incident you mentioned, but very glad that it was solved to your satisfaction. As you said, things do happen, and sometimes beyond our control, but we strife to make our guest's stay with us the best possible. It was our...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 July 2012

On the basis of positive TripAdvisor reviews I booked one night at Colombo Haven and was not disappointed. Jonathon and his wife operate a lovely little B & B from their home which feels like you are a family friend rather than a paying guest. I landed in Colombo after midnight where a driver was there to greet me and...

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear jlock44 Thanks for your kind review. We are thrilled to hear that we contributed towards a positive impression of SL. It was our pleasure hosting you and look forward to the next opportunity. Blessings, Jonathan

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With Daily rate of only $50-$60/night/double, and right next to the Sheraton Colombo (opening soon), why not stay in the best area in Colombo at an affordable B&B with 7 star hospitality? You can't miss Colombo Haven B&B either on the internet search, TripAdvisor or in person. We are one of the longest established B&Bs in Colombo. With a chef on site to make you fresh, customised breakfasts, lunch and dinner, we are as well known for our rooms and hospitality as our food. People even saying "it's the best food in the entire island" that they have had!(TripAdvisor reviews). Colombo Haven is a tastefully furnished four bedroom B&B located in the heart of the Colombo suburb of Colpity (Kollupitiya). Which is literally a stone's throw away from Liberty Plaza and is walking distance to places such as British council, American consulate, the presidential palace, Cinnamon Grand hotel, Galle Face Green, Liberty theatres, restaurants, carnival ice cream, Gangarama Temple, Vihara mahadevi park, etc. Facilities:• Air conditioned • modern bathrooms with Hot water• Five star hotel quality beds and linen• Freshly prepared breakfast,lunch, dinner, drinks • Free Internet/WiFi • 7 star hospitality!!! ... more   less 

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Address: 263/6 Galle Road | Kollupitiya, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Hotel Class:3 star — Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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