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House Of Arts

20, Beach Avenue, Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Show on map)

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"Location to beach, art collection, quirkiness..."

  • Richard, United Kingdom
  • January 20, 2015
  • Area: Location: Mount Lavinia
  • Rooms : 7
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Room Types
Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room


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Photos of House Of Arts

House Of Arts Colombo - The Garden
The Garden
House Of Arts Colombo - Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
House Of Arts Colombo - Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
House Of Arts Colombo - Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
House Of Arts Colombo - Verenda
House Of Arts Colombo - The Garden
The Garden
House Of Arts Colombo - TV Room
TV Room
House Of Arts Colombo - Reception area
Reception area
House Of Arts Colombo - Lobby area
Lobby area
House Of Arts Colombo - Lobby area
Lobby area
House Of Arts Colombo - Lobby
House Of Arts Colombo - Book Shelf
Book Shelf
House Of Arts Colombo - The Interior of the hotel
The Interior of the hotel
House Of Arts Colombo - Statues
House Of Arts Colombo - Hotel Ornaments
Hotel Ornaments
House Of Arts Colombo - Ornaments around the hotel
Ornaments around the hotel
Features of House Of Arts

24-hour room service

airport transfer

car park

coffee shop


family room

laundry service

meeting facilities

pets allowed


room service

smoking area


Sports and Recreation




free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas


car park

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If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Colombo, look no further than House Of Arts. Situated only 10. Km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Mount Lavinia beach, Concord Cinema, National Zoological Gardens.

House Of Arts also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Colombo. A selection of top-class facilities such as car park, 24-hour room service, room service, meeting facilities, family room can be enjoyed at the hotel.

Step into one of 7 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as complimentary bottled water, ironing facilities, internet access – wireless (complimentary), separate dining area, non smoking rooms which can be found in some rooms. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as massage, garden. House Of Arts is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Colombo.
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Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Guests over 6 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

Airport Transfer Fee
26 USD

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)

Check-In From
:30 PM

Check-Out Until
12:30 PM

Distance from City Center
10. Km

Distance to Airport
42. Km

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Parking Fee (per day)

Reception Open Until
12:00 AM

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from 62 reviews

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Richard M. Solo travelers United Kingdom, January 20, 2015
Quiet pleasant hideaway

Location to beach, art collection, quirkiness
Very satisfied with the House of Arts. It's a quirky old building full of interesting ephemera, paintings and furniture. Sammy is a very laid back character and the staff and family who work here very polite and courteous. The rooms are a bit basic but good enough for me for a couple of nights. I had hot water, clean sheets and a good mozzie net. No a/c but that wasn't expected and two fans in the room were enough to keep me cool. Location wise, it's far away from the centre of Colombo, but that's what I wanted. Mount Lavinia beach is unspectacular but just a few minutes walk away and a breezy spot to cool down at the end of the day with a beer. It is a bit difficult to find the place first time round, with only a very faint sign next to an unassuming garage door. After a while though, this adds to the hideaway charm
Edmar O. Business travelers Philippines, October 29, 2014
unique hotel

Hotel design, near to the beach, price
I stayed one night in this hotel before going to Dubai. I was amazed by the designs and creative concepts of the hotel. The owner was hospitable and kind. The room was quite old and creepy but safe. I enjoyed playing with Bruce - the big dog in the hotel. No special attractions near the hotel. The near beach - it was dirty and not for swimming. You just go to Mt. Lavinia Hotel for swimming and good food.
David M. Couples Australia, August 31, 2014
Mt Lavinia and Samy Pavel

Samy, breakfast and the decore.
We stayed at The House of Arts for 2 nights when we arrived in Sri Lanka. We decided to stay away from Colombo as we had stayed there before. Although a little way out of the capital it still enabled us to do a days sightseeing. Samy arranged our pick up at the airport and filled us in on were to go and what to see. The staff were very helpful and made us feel very welcome. Although the house has seen better days the rooms are comfortable. I would suggest replacing the mosquito nets as they are sadly in decline. We enjoyed our stay and found the discussions with Samy and his son enjoyable and stimulating. The near by beach has a selection of restaurants and Galle Rd, a walk away, has a supermarket and a variety of typical shops/eateries/banks. As budget accommodation goes this is OK.

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Customers like this guest house for:
Nearest transport:
  • Mount Lavinia Bus Station (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • beaches
  • restaurants
  • shopping
Distance to airport:
  • Ratmalana Airport (3.3 Km)
  • Bandaranaike International Airport (37.5 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Good breakfast" , "Great staff" , "Near the beach"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Mount Lavinia beach (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)
  • National Zoological Gardens (2.1 Km / 26 min walk)
  • Odel Colombo (3.2 Km)
  • Wellawatta Beach (3.4 Km)
Note: Distances are measured as a straight line, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

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