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Sheffield
Reviewed 9 September 2016

There is an unusual choice of decor in this home stay but don't let this put you off. The family, including two little cuties rocko and bimbo, are so kind and welcoming. They couldn't be more helpful, whether it was picking us up from the airport, dropping us off at a local restaurant or helping us with our visa extension....

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Fonny28, Manager at Garden Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to post a review for us for which we are very grateful and appreciate very much. We are very happy to note you have enjoyed your stay with us which gives us the greatest pleasure. We are very thankful for awarding "Five Stars" for our service and hospitality. Thank you once again...

Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The rooms are located in the house in which Mr. Fonseka and his mother live. The ambience is quite old-fashioned but the breakfast and the service are very good! Mr. Fonseka gave us helpful information. We had a good start in Sri Lanka with our stay in this guesthouse.

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Fonny28, Manager at Garden Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing our Home Stay for your accommodation in Colombo and for posting a review which we greatly appreciate. Happy to note you have enjoyed our service and hospitality. Thank you and hope to see you again in your next visit to Colombo.

Lunderskov, Denmark
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Our stay in Garden Guest house was our first in Sri Lanka. We where picked up in the airport. We felt at home as soon as we arrived. Chitrupas was so helpful and we loved staying there. If we ever come to Colombo again, we will visit here again. Also very nice staff and breakfast.

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Fonny28, Manager at Garden Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing our Home Stay and for your comments posted on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to note, you have enjoyed your stay with us and for appreciating our service and hospitality. Thank you once again and we look forward to see you again in your next visit to Colombo. Best Wishes.

Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We had an excellent time in Chitrupas home! Noisy Colombo can be stressful, so it was very nice to come to this peaceful Garden with the very helpful people. We can absolutely recommend this Guest House.

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Fonny28, Manager at Garden Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your precious time to post a review on TripAdvisor and for awarding Five Stars for our service and hospitality. We look forward to see you again in the future and to serve you. Best Wishes.

London, UK
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This is my second stay at the Garden Guest House and it continues to provide an oasis of calm in the midst of busy Colombo in a genuinely homely atmosphere. My room was quiet and very comfortable; the breakfasts plentiful; and everyone very helpful. The airport/ train station collection/ pick-ups were really useful, as were the tips about where to...

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Fonny28, Manager at Garden Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much Madam for choosing Garden Guest House for the second time during your visits to Sri Lanka. We appreciate very much for posting a review on TripAdvisor and highlighting about our service and the Sri Lankan Hospitality. Thank you for awarding "Five Stars" and we look forward to see you again in your next visit to Sri...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This is a really nice guesthouse in Colombo. We were picked up at the airport by the very friendly owner Chitrupa de Fonseka and brought to his beautiful house with a nice garden. We were welcomed by his mother and some cool juice. The room was excellent, very originally decorated and Chitrupa helped us with everything, from booking train tickets...

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Fonny28, Manager at Garden Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for choosing Garden Guest House for your accommodation at the beginning and at the end of your holiday in Sri Lanka. We were very happy to meet both of you and we hope to see you again in your next visit to Sri Lanka. We are very thankful for taking your time in posting...

Reviewed 12 September 2015

Very nice night at garden guest house. The place is charming ans the service can not be better. The owner will do all his best to help you and make you enjoy your trip :) thanks again Chitrupa and your staff !

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Fonny28, Manager at Garden Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Garden Guest House for your accommodation in Colombo and we appreciate your kindness in posting a review on TripAdvisor and for awarding "Five Stars" for our service and hospitality. Looking forward to see you again in your next visit to Sri Lanka. Thanking you once again.

Reviewed 4 August 2015

Nice hotel, very friendly family. The manager will do anything to make your holiday comfortable. He kwows Colombo very well and he can make good suggestions about sights and restaurants. Delicious breakfast. Thank you for your hospitality.

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Fonny28, Manager at Garden Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for taking your time to post a review on TripAdvisor and for awarding "Five Stars" for our service and hospitality. We were delighted to host you and we look forward to serve you again in the future. Thank you once again for choosing Garden Guest House for your accommodation in Colombo.

Kathmandu, Nepal
Reviewed 7 July 2015

the owner of garden guest house is lady and she is the symbol of hospitality. The manager of guest house, Mr. chitrupa is so nice guy that i even could not find word to describe his goodness.Every thing in the guest house from room, bed, garden across the window of the room makes me feel good when i was at...

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Fonny28, Manager at Garden Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Sir, First of all may I thank you for choosing Garden Guest House for your accommodation for your group of five persons. We really enjoyed very much hosting you'll and it's memorable and live in our hearts for ever. Specially the evening sing song after a hard days work. We are delighted to hear about your explanation regarding our...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2015

This is a great place to stay for those wishing to sample authentic Sri Lankan hospitality. Room clean and comfortable and breakfasts with family are a great way to sample local food. Fresh mango with coconut roti and local jams(wood apple and pineapple great) were my favourite. Mrs de Fonseca welcoming & Chitrupa was very kind ferrying me to both...

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Dear Sir, Thank you very much for choosing Garden Guest House for your accommodation in Colombo. We were so glad to host you and to have you with us. Thank you very much and we appreciate very much for posting a review on TripAdvisor so promptly and for awarding "Five Stars" for our service and hospitality. We look forward to...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Home-Stay is situated in Colombo in a very quiet residential area within close proximity to the City Center. The National Museum, Places of Worship, Park,Restaurants,Shopping Malls, Casinos, Golf Links and International Cricket Grounds,Central Bus Stand and the main Railway Station could be reached within quarter of an hour.We have WiFi which is free of charge accessible to the Bedroom. This is a Family Run business and we go out of our way for them to feel at home and experience the Sri Lankan Hospitality. As we are a Bed & Breakfast unit main meals could be ordered from Internationally Recognized chains such as McDonald's, KFC ,Burgher King or leading Italian, Indian, Chinese or Eastern and Western restaurants in Colombo. Thirty minutes drive to the International Airport on the Expressway. Airport Transfers and Tours and Excursions could be arranged for nominal fee with English Speaking / Driver Guide. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Garden Guest House

Address: No 7, Karlshrue Gardens | Colombo 08, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $81 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“The upstairs room is superior”
 of 5 bubbles PaulCBuryStEdmunds, 18 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms are much nicer than the one downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Zukokun, 15 Jan 2015 | Read review
“As this is a family house, book early to avoid disappointment as they have limited rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles ZenGirlMalaysia, 3 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The pink room is so lovely with a nice view to the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles tinaw567, 1 Apr 2014 | Read review
“We had the family room (which has no A/C) and were happy with it, though the school across the road started the morning sessions around 8.00 AM which this week meant drum lessons in the yard... Not too bad, since we were getting up early anyway.”
 of 5 bubbles telcoprot, 25 Feb 2014 | Read review
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