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The directions were confusing. The name of the road was not included, and the local drivers found it extremely difficult to reach the place.
A large house - neatly walled and gated, having green surrounding. The entrance and stairway areas, having tall walls were cleanly and tidily presented. The caretaker was courteous and ready to help but, was struggling to entertain more guests at once due to lack of time.
When entering to the bathroom through bedroom the appearance was not as in pictures. The old, worn-out towels with holes were suitable to clean dirty vehicles. Visitors are advised to take their towels and bathroom mats with them. Hot water availability is subjected to presence of sun light. WE did not have hot water during our stay because of the rain. The kettle in the kitchen had a melted lid which was falling on the ground when hot water was poured into the cup. If these areas were improved by getting the comments on board, it would be a better place for guests. Ramya
Super Place.. Nishan the Host is great.. Friendly.. Caring person... To improve I can say cleanliness is need to be done far better than now... Service can be improved... Not only focus on money... Easy access to main places... Transport is easy to find... Train tuk tuks are available... All day long...and TV is still 1990s... Channels you have non international or sports.... Better for Sleep over night and go out early morning....
We stayed at the property for a little over 4 weeks whilst undertaking a placement at Colombo North Teaching Hospital in Ragama.
The property has three large en-suite bedrooms, a large living area, dining room and kitchen.
There is wifi throughout, although during our stay the speed was rather variable.
Each bedroom is of good size, containing a double bed, bedside tables and a desk. There is a fan and A/C unit, although use of the A/C is not included in the price of the room.
There is access to a fridge freezer, microwave, toaster and gas hob in the kitchen.
Meals can be provided at an additional cost. This is flexible, and so on occasions took advantage of the evening meal if we were returning late from a day trip for example. The food was very tasty and enough to feed twice as many people.
There is a large balcony on the first floor and a small pool on the ground floor. We often used the balcony, but didn't use the pool.
There is a very friendly and helpful housekeeper who maintains the communal areas. The bedrooms are not routinely cleaned.
Both the landlord and housekeeper are friendly and accommodating. They are a good source of local knowledge, and very both extremely helpful in suggestions day trips and helping to organise transport. Both are a real asset of the property.
Overall we had a very enjoyable stay and would recommend the property, especially for medical students looking to undertake their elective at the local hospital
We stayed here for our Elective placement at Ragama hospital (Colombo North teaching Hospital). As a place to stay, could not recommend more highly. Nishan and Ruwan (owner and housekeeper) are both incredibly friendly, helpful and welcoming. They make you feel safe and like one of the family. It's a great location for the hospital, (150 Rs in a TukTuk), less than 10 minutes to the supermarket and ATM, and 2 minutes to a local shop and take away kitchen where you can buy rice an hoppers cheap. The lady there is lovely. Ragama station is busy but well located and you can get pretty much anywhere from there (although trains can get very busy). Nishan is great for recommendations about what to do on afternoons an weekends, and Ruwan is full of local knowledge and tips.
Aircon was available at an extra cost, but there are ceiling fans in all the rooms.
Cleanliness was ok, there were a few critters so don't leave food lying around. Some of the towels/sheets could do with a refresh, as they were a bit tired and mildly stained.
Wifi was provided but at times was extremely slow, loading webpages was tricky, but this was often due to the other guests.
Overall we had a really great stay, especially if you're going to be there for a while. It's very much value for money and cheaper than Colombo, which you can travel to very easily. Locals were much friendlier than in Colombo as it isn't touristy at all. So tricky to find postcards but cheap to actually post them!
Great property, airy spacious, food was traditional and authentic.
Very conveniently located for airport- we had our first and last night in Sri Lanka here and it was a good decision.
Good for holiday and medical purpose. We enjoyed alot in the swimming pool . Hope to visit there soon.
excellent place to stay, helpful staff, clean and comfortable place, sufficient amenities, close to airport