The White Nest

The White Nest

48 A,Hotel Road., Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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    The White Nest Reviews

    6.4
    Good
    /10
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    Things you’ll love about The White Nest

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    • 280 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • 240 meters to the beach

    • Located in heart of Colombo

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    Location
    7.4
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    Very good location - 240 meters to the beach
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  • Mount Lavinia Bus Station280 m
  • Mount Lavinia Train Station350 m
  • St Thomas College360 m
  • Buba Restaurant & Beach Club520 m
  • Mount Lavinia beach780 m
  • Lion Pub820 m
  • Fashion Bug Dehiwala1.84 km
  • Concord Cinema2.38 km
  • National Zoological Gardens2.79 km
  • Odel Colombo2.81 km
  • This property is in high demand!

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    Value for money6.3
    Location rating7.4
    Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
    Distance to airport3.0 km

    Rooms available at The White Nest

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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Breakfast charge (unless included in room price): 3 USD

    Reviews of The White Nest from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (14)
    6.4
    /
    10
    Good
    Cleanliness6.4
    Location7.4
    Room comfort and quality6.9
    Service6.0
    Value for money6.3
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    7.7
    Very good
    Mark from United States
    Couple
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

    Nice Mt Lavinia Guesthouse, But not the Real Name”

    Quiet, great location, nice staff

    This is a good guesthouse with a great staff, but it is not the White Nest. The address given for the property is 48A Hotel Road. Easy enough, except there is no sign at all, just the entrance to a private dwelling. If you ring the bell or call the number, the nice man will pop out and walk you down a side street to the Trilanka Guesthouse, which is where we actually stayed. Travelers need to know that this is a tough one to find without a local SIM card phone. Other than that, the place was good and the staff was great.

    Reviewed December 09, 2015
    2.3
    sudarat from Thailand
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in October 2013

    Does not match the ad”

    never

    Facilities did not match the ad .Poorly ventilated . Not worth the price paid

    Reviewed November 04, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    saurabh from India
    Couple
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 1 night in March 2013

    cool”

    owner,beach distance,comfort level

    we checked in very early and got a nice welcome by the owners. Felt homely. overall good

    Reviewed April 05, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    Arunabha from India
    Couple
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

    Lovely hotel, service with a smile, Good location”

    close to most attractions in Mount Lavinia

    Reviewed February 28, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    pamela from United States
    Solo traveler
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

    Simple, great service, near beach.”

    Service was wonderful, location was perfect and quiet. Beautiful.

    I was pleasantly surprised to find such a clean, quiet place in Mt. Lavinia. The hotel is within a short walk from the beach and the service was wonderful.

    Reviewed January 10, 2013
    6.3
    Good
    Mikko from Finland
    Solo traveler
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

    Sleeping ok”

    Close to the beach and Mount Lavinia Hotel

    This is a private home not a hotel. Go to your room and you do not usually crooked path through the lounge upstairs, because the family stays in the living room to a large extent. So if you ok with enough room and you do not need any more room for maneuver in the yard and you do not so this is where the ok choice.

    Reviewed December 25, 2012
    3.0
    Bryen from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2012

    Warm welcome from owners.”

    Owners were very friendly, a nice couple

    The room and bed were fine, but every cupboard and wardrobe were full of clothes. The bathroom was inadequate, the wc cistern did not work, the shower produced a mere dribble of water and there was interesting variety of resident wildlife,cockroaches etc, The "houseman" who was our main point of contact was totally hopeless. Breakfast was awful 1 egg omelette with two whole chillies certainly woke you up. Cold toast and cold coffee to follow. The most expensive laundry in Sri Lanka 1000 rupees for 8 items and not ironed. If the ownersa wish to get good feedback they should address the methods of their staff.

    Reviewed September 18, 2012
    8.0
    Excellent
    Burhan from Pakistan
    Group
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in July 2012

    Great Place to Stay for Budgeted Travel”

    Owner Anil and his wife are very helpful

    A very decent place to stay for a budgeted traveler. Not heavy on the pocket and location is good. very helpful and ready to get things done for you. Breakfast was good (nothing fancy, simple bread, omelet, butter, etc ), but i Loved it especially as I had spent 2 weeks in Shanghai before that, so I guess i was craving for it. Overall an excellent experience. Do not expect the luxury of a hotel. But it is very good when compared to other hotels of similar price.

    Reviewed August 01, 2012
    8.7
    Excellent
    YUN from Japan
    Solo traveler
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

    Lodging run by a kind Buddhist Family”

    Hospitality, Kindness

    I stayed at the White Nest in June 22,23, 2012. The owner family is kind and have nice hospitality. The twin bed room I stayed was cozy and clean. You can access the Lavinia beach and station on foot in 5 minutes. You can ask the family about anything you want to know.

    Reviewed July 03, 2012
    3.7
    Anirban from India
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2012

    Its a Home Stay Not a Hotel”

    Close to the beach

    Rooms are very ordinary. AC is not efficient.Rooms are not cleaned each day unless told. Breakfast is horrible. Toasts are are as hard as rocks with one boiled egg and a banana. Our room did not have proper ventilation. This not worth !!!!!!!!!

    Reviewed April 15, 2012
    2.3
    Aziz from Pakistan
    Couple
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 1 night in March 2012

    Home not a hotel”

    near to beach

    This is neither a hotel nor a guest house. is actually a family place that give rooms on rent. our experience with this hotel was very bad. First day, the room given to us was filthy & had urine smell so we immediately asked to change tis to AC room. During our stay we could only see two people in house and one child. No support staff was there to do room service. the housekeeper asked us to return home before 11:00pm and not properly justified the reason. It was like a hostel where we had to abide by the timings. Won’t stay in this place again.

    Reviewed March 13, 2012
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Maurice from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

    Very nice stay and the owner was so helpfull.”

    Close to beach and reasturants.

    We enjoyed our stay. The hotel was very clean and the room was very nice with En suit bathroom. The owner and staff were very nice. We would recomed the hotel and would stay again.

    Reviewed February 21, 2012
    8.7
    Excellent
    Brian from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2011

    Homey, friendly atmosphere in Mount Lavina”

    Location, staff

    I used to live in Mount Lavina and when I needed to do a visa run from Thailand, I was determined to find affordable accommodation in Mount Lavina. This is difficult to do, as hotel accommodation in and around the Sri Lankan capital is generally quite expensive for the budget traveller. A shame, as Colombo is a great vibrant city. The White Nest, is a person's home that has been adapted to provide travellers with comfortable lodgings. The location is great. A short walk to Mount Lavina Hotel, an old colonial mansion built on the cliffs above the sea with a great swimming pool overlooking the sea with a view up the coast to the city centre. You can use the pool for only 6.00US a day. The food served there is fantastic. As well you can walk up to Galle Road and eat at Queen's Cafe. I strongly recommend the Sri Lankan curry lunch -- 6 curries and rice for only 245 Rupees (about 2.30US). They serve the best Sri Lankan curry, I've had in a restaurant. Most others serve Indian or fusian curry dishes. Again -- the staff at White Nest are very helpful and friendly. Enjoy! And book early -- there aren't many rooms.

    Reviewed December 18, 2011
    3.7
    Margarita from Russia
    Couple
    Standard Non A/C
    Stayed 1 night in December 2011

    Грязно, душно, дешево”

    Дешево, недалеко от побережья

    Темные грязные комнаты с кучей хозяйского барахла. Можно остановиться только переночевать. Днем его лучше не видеть.

    Reviewed January 05, 2012
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    • Very good location
    • Mount Lavinia beach
    • Mount Lavinia Bus Station is within 0.28 km