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Villa Capers

26 Chandraleka Mawatha Off Cotta Road, Borella, Colombo 00800 Sri Lanka
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#36 of 224 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
20 minutes drive from the International Airport, Villa Capers offer 7 luxurious private rooms, each with its unique features, private garden, and bathroom. The Villa is built around a turqoise blue open-air pool, has a terrace garden, and wide open living spaces to unwind and relax.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Mosquito net
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala, Tamil
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Vykz wrote a review Feb. 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom60 contributions10 helpful votes
So this place is more of a homestay than a hotel. It’s not nearly as nice as pictures (but I never really expect they are ) It’s started pretty badly as I had booked a deluxe double and upon arrival was told wasn’t available! So that’s annoying seeing as it clearly stated that’s what I’d booked. They presumed that by pushing two singles together it was acceptable. It was a completely different room.The room was small dark and quite unkempt to be honest. Cobwebs hanging from the ceiling and a couple of dead cockroaches. The rooms weren’t cleaned daily and my bin wasn’t emptied and I had to ask for loo roll. The breakfast was nice though, fruit and omelette pretty standard for Sri Lanka The pool looks nice but not really for swimming in. The little garden was quaint, and the staff were nice and polite and got us taxis wherever we needed to go There’s s small supermarket round the corner which was handy and I recommend eating at ‘paradise road the Gallery cafe.’
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Emilie B wrote a review Dec. 2019
10 contributions9 helpful votes
Loved the staff, they were friendly and nice. The rooms were not in the best shape, lots of water damage on the hotel, and the breakfast was late most of the time- even though it was pretty ok. Cute but not the best standard.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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bellajune wrote a review Aug. 2019
Adelaide, Australia215 contributions58 helpful votes
Such a beautiful and very well presented boutique villa, run by a well informed manager and house lady. We had the best stay here as the staff were the best and the house lady was such a beautiful person with a soul that reached into your heart. Delicious breakfast served when you request at an enormous beautiful table. So much to see here as antiques collected throughout. Dinner or lunch is not available on site but they will order in take away if required or will order transport to any dining experience you desire. We went to TGI Friday which was wonderful experience. Nothing was any trouble for the staff he xx
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Date of stay: July 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: No suitable for wheelchair access
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Sally H wrote a review Oct. 2018
Wirksworth, England, United Kingdom66 contributions49 helpful votes
nice place and lovely staff in an impractical location. Near nowhere but traffic jams. Better to stay in albeit more bland hotel in the forte area or Galle Road. for people passing thruough Colombo it really isnt an option
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Date of stay: October 2018
JazBaz wrote a review Sep. 2018
Brisbane, Australia60 contributions26 helpful votes
We stayed here with friends (2 couples) for 3 nights. While it is a quiet oasis in the city, think twice before booking here. The location of the pool - some bedrooms have windows opening to the pool - means that when guests decide to have a swim at 10pm you will hear it! The beds had a lightweight quilt/duvet which did not have a cover on it. Our friends reported the same on their bed. I am doubtful they are changed between customers and so their cleanliness is questionable (mine certainly had marks/stains on it). There were no top sheets provided either so it did not feel “nice” sleeping under the cover-less quilt. The bathrooms are just okay in terms of cleanliness and amenities. Another consideration is the location - it is about a 20 minute to tuk-tuk ride from the city centre. If I had my choice again I would pick a place closer to the sights. NB: however within walking distance of the villa is Borella Cemetery - we had an enjoyable and interesting two hour walk around, reading old gravestones. The author Arthur C. Clarke is buried here. Nevertheless the breakfasts were great and there was always plenty to eat. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$38 - US$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceColombo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Capers
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Capers?
Nearby attractions include Borella All Saints Church (1.2 km), Borella Kanatte Cemetery (0.8 km), and House of Fashion (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Capers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Capers?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Capers?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Capers?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Capers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Epicure, The Barnesbury, and The Bayleaf.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Capers?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Villa Capers have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villa Capers offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Capers?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Capers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Tamil, and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Capers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Colombo Fort (5.1 km), Wolvendaal Church (4.1 km), and Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (1.8 km).