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Norfolk, UK
Reviewed 11 December 2012

My husband and I stayed at Garden Guest House as our first stop of a two week trip in Sri Lanka and it was the perfect introduction to Sri Lankan hospitality and kindness. Chitrupa and his mother were lovely and welcoming and after two flights we slept soundly in a comfortable bed. Chitrupa was *incredibly* helpful to us - even...

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

Dear Sir / Madam, Thank you very much for your kind patronage and for taking your precious time to review us on TripAdvisor and for awarding us with Five Star service. It is extremely kind of you to appreciate our services as our guests deserve the best and our aim is to make them feel at home. Thank you once...

London
Reviewed 25 November 2012

We stayed for two nights at the start of our trip and found it great. Chitrupa, Chitrangi and the rest of the staff (and Bimbo the dog) were so friendly and welcoming, meeting us at the airport and suggesting places to go and eat not just in Colombo but the whole of Sri Lanka. The house has a very serene...

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

Dear Sir / Madam, Thank you very much for your kind patronage and for posting a review on TripAdvisor about our services and for awarding “Five” stars for which we are very thankful as you have appreciated our hard work to make you feel “home away from home”. Looking forward to see you again at Garden Guest House in the...

Preston
Reviewed 13 November 2012

My wife and I had just set off on a round the world holiday. Our first stop was the Garden Guest house in Colombo. We were met at the airport By Chitrupa with a big smile on his face which was still there 5 days later. The hospitality given by Chitrupa and his Mum was wonderful. On our first evening...

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

Dear Sir / Madam, We appreciate very much for your prompt and great review on TripAdvisor. Thank you very much for your kind patronage and it was our great pleasure to meet both of you. Hope you are having a wonderful “Round the World” tour and having a great time. May I take this opportunity to thank you once again...

Reviewed 12 November 2012 via mobile

The best thing about staying here is that everyone here is very nice. Which gave the whole place a lovely calm atmosphere. The room was very large and the a/c was brilliant. The staff there were so helpful and the family who run it were very attentive. We arrived very late and there was no problem with collecting us from...

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

Dear Sir / Madam, Thank you very much for your kind patronage and for posting a review on TripAdvisor about our services and for awarding “Five” stars for which we are very thankful. Thank you for all the tips you have mentioned in your review so that it will be helpful for the future guests. Hope you had a very...

Brescia, Italy
Reviewed 10 November 2012

very good accomodation, comfortable and clean. very good breakfast and tea time. The staff are very efficient and Chitrupa and his family are very friendly. close to the down town but not in a noise area. Chitrupa help us to organize a tour of the island and find for us a very professional driver/guide. we raccomended to stay in this...

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

Dear Kumar, Thank you very much for your kind patronage and for taking your time to review us on TripAdvisor inspite of your busy schedule. We appreciate very much for your kind sentiments and looking forward to see you again in the future. Our greetings to the rest of your group and wishing you all the very best for the...

Lincolnshire
Reviewed 1 November 2012

We stayed at this lovely guesthouse for 1 night, Chirupta and his family were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean, large, comfortable and full of character. Warm showers and a very good breakfast. The staff are efficient and polite. The location great for Colombo, close to the town but in a nice quiet area. We would definately...

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

Dear Sir / Madam, Thank you very much for your kind "Patronage" and for posting a great review on TripAdvisor and for awarding us with "Five Stars" for our services. Lookingt forward to see you, when ever you visit Colombo and wishing you good luck in your new venture. Thanking you once again and Best Wishes. Chitrupa

Texas
Reviewed 31 October 2012

I stayed at the Garden Guest House from Oct 15 - Oct 19. It was the most pleasant stay I had in Sri Lanka. As a single women, traveling the country on her own, I was looking accommodation that was family owned and more personable then a 5 star hotel would have been. Chitrupa and his family and staff were...

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

Dear Madam, Thank you very much for your kind "Patronage" and for your beautiful review on TripAdvisor regarding our services and for awarding "Five Stars" for our services. We appreciate very much for taking your time to review us on TripAdvisor which will help our guests who plan to stay with us in the future and to improve our services....

Ramat Gan, Israel
Reviewed 28 October 2012

We stayed at Garden Guest House for 2 nights at Oct-2012. at the end of our trip. The place is very clean and comfortable, the location is good and owner is very nice and helpful. Actually, Chitrupa and his mother were the nicest people we met in Sri Lanka, Chitrupa even drove us twice to an Italian restaurant near by...

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

Dear valued Guests, Thank you very much for your kind "Patronage" and for taking your time to review us on TripAdvisor and for your great comments. We are very proud to hear from you that we were the best people you met during your stay in Sri Lanka. Thank you once again and looking forward to meet you in the...

London
Reviewed 25 October 2012

Our family stayed twice at Garden Guest House, in the family room. We found it a charming, friendly family guest house - and would not have booked a return stay if we had felt otherwise. Chitrupa was kind enough, never having met us, to book us the train tickets we needed before we even arrived. He also provided well-priced airport...

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

Dear valued Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review on TripAdvisor and for your great comments. We are very Happy to hear that you have appreciated our services. A Special "Thank You" for defending us regarding an adverse review posted by one of our guests. He has realized that it is completely futile and now he has got...

Reviewed 15 October 2012

This is the 2nd time we have stayed here a great place to stay whilst visiting Colombo.A family run business run by very Hospitable and very helpful and freindly people.Highly Recomended Accomadation will allways stay here when we visit Colombo.Thank You Chitrupa and Family for your help and politeness

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Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your repeat patronage and taking your time to post a review on TripAdviser and for awarding "Five Stars" for our services. We appreciate your comments to improve our business and do our best to our guests. Thank you once again and looking forward to have you with us in the future as well....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • 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: $76 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“As it's a guesthouse, there are only 3 rooms.”
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“Family Room if you have children”
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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.”
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