May 26, 2013
relaxing, but badly organised by owner
No staff following us around, movie channels on tv and 2 big bedrooms.
No one was expecting our arrival, as the owner was in Dubai.
Thankfully their was a sign with a phone number to call for people to rent the room on the door was a phone number we could call to let us in (guy downstairs who was living there spoke no English), as the number on the agoda website booking was turned off.
Our driver managed to sort it all out for us in the end, and we got in eventually after the brother of the owner checked my booking over the phone.
If we hadn't had a sinhalesh driver, we wouldn't have stayed as we wouldn't have had a clue what to do or how to talk to the guy downstairs.
Bad start, but nice to be on our own completely in a self-catering place.
We weren't sure if someone was going to come back or not, because there were some things left about, but we guessed the beds were fresh, and I took a gamble that the folded towels in one of the rooms were clean enough to use.
The tv quality wasn't great but we'd great time just watching dotty movies by ourselves in what felt like a proper house again as they'd loads of chanels, especially movie channels.
As no one was staying after us, they let us check out late which was good as we were flying home late in the evening.
Really close to mount lavinia beach (2 mins), and like 10 minutes from a food city, so able to cook for ourselves for first time in whole holiday.
Very humble house, but very pleasant, and the guy downstairs was lovely.
WAY overpriced for what we got though, was the priciest hotel we stayed in in our travels all around Sri-Lanka. The room had the lowest mod cons and had no service whatsoever, so it appears we paid like 20 quid more for self-catering than a 4 star hotel (and it's not tourist season!)
Families with young children
January 28, 2013
greta family accomodation
great apartment close to the beach, shops, resturants & supermarket but out of hectic colombo although it's only a quick tuk tuk ride into the center of town.clean apartments with great bathrooms facilities, washing machine which is great when traveling with kids, iron & ironing board & basic cooking facilities. the owner sameen was extremely accommodating & friendly. great cheap bakery a couple of minutes up the road plus odel. would definitely stay here again & was great value for money.
Lots of restaurants along the beach only five minutes walk away
December 29, 2012
Great Location, Very Friendly and Welcoming Owne
The Apartments are very spacious and clean, the owner is very friendly and extremely helpful.
The Apartments are walking distance from the beach, but very quiet. They are a bit tricky to find.
Families with young children
December 27, 2012
Simple apartment with a friendly owner
We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment - we had a good stay generally. Our rooms had an attached bath.
There were some roaches and we brought it to the owner's attention. We wasn't aware of it and said he would look into it after we check out.
The heater wasn't working the night we arrived but the owner got it fixed as soon as we notified him.
The owner was very helpful. He helped us with getting transportation to the shopping centres and places of interest.
What this facility lacked in terms of luxury, it makes up for in friendly great service.
December 2, 2012
Fabulous big apartment
Close near beach and a lovely owner Sameen who helps you with everything
Very near to the beach,restaurants and supermarkets. It was à wonderful stay we had here and the owner sameen was extreamly helpful with everything. Specially on planning our tour in sri lanka. Hè is very caring and we felt alot safe and happy choosing this apartment. The apartment is very big and very clean. Its located in à peaceful environment and most importently its à familie own place and we felt really comfertable since there are only few people around. Complimantry water,towels made us extra happy. sure Will come back here and recomanding to anyone.
5min from the beach, shopping and busses.Central.
October 8, 2012
Good place with peaceful environment
Close to Mount Lavinia Beach
We had a very peaceful stay there, Owner of the appt Sameer was very helpful and good guy.
Appt was very clean and spacious for couples and families traveling.
Families with young children
October 2, 2012
Great location with good rooms
had a comfortable stay. As specified there are no services. Be prepared for this. Good for budget travellers. Lots of resturants nearby.
September 22, 2012
Location good, service bad.
the only advantage that the beach is in walking distance.
We opted for an extra bed as special request, also told it to the concerned person one day before our arrival. but we were surprised and helpless when the person told after arrival that they have no arrangement for extra bed. Regarding this his behavior was not proper as well. Charge of transport was much higher than the actual market.
September 4, 2012
Big apartment in Mount Levinia
Roomy, washing machine, close to plenty of restaurants
Great place if you want to get away from the city centre. However fairly far to the main shopping area in city (around 8 km).
As another review here suggests a branch of Odel is close by, but the "big" store is in the city - much to our surprise.
United Arab Emirates,
August 15, 2012
A luxury home away from home..
Friendly staff, luxury apartment, clean, easy to find location
Very easy to locate as the Apartment is along the Colombo main road.
It’s a fully furnished all inclusive apartment where you feel like at your own home. Quiet environment. Beds were clean and comfortable. No bath tub in the toilet but well cleaned. Kitchen is fully equipped and very clean.
Perfect location of the Apartment as it is in the middle of everything you need. 2 minutes walk to the lovely beach of Mt.Lavinia and to many restaurants by the side of the beach..
Very friendly staff.. People were amazing and I would definitely come back to the same apartment on my next visit because it's worth the money.
I recommend this Apartment for couples and family..