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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Miss Padmini has a adorable guest-house, with confortable and nicely decorated rooms, and a beautiful garden. You feel invited at home by a nice and cultured Sri Lankan family. Miss Padmini speak a very good French.
The railway station is very near, you can get the coastal train to Mount Levinas easily. There is also a shopping center close-by with all facilities (internet café). Beware of the tuktuk drivers close-by, they extra charge tourists. Better to pick up one taxi on the main avenue.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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5  Thank CedGouv
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Reviewed April 29, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Mrs. Padmini Nanayakkara's when we first arrived in Sri Lanka. Although our stay was pleasant overall, having travelled around the country for a month, we realised that this guesthouse was ridiculously overpriced for the price we paid (4,500 rupees per night). By way of comparison, we stayed in a modern hotel with air con, where our room backed directly on the beach, in Hikkaduwa, for less.

Our stay was made pleasant as the host was very hospitable, and took her time to chat with us ans provide refreshing tea when we first arrived. There was a also a very nice garden to enjoy breakfast in. The location is also ideal being away from the main street (Galle Road) which is heavily congested.

However, the rooms were VERY basic and well worn. To re-echo another reviewer, our towels also had holes in, windows had holes in them, and the mosquito netting provided (there were lots of mosquitoes) was inadequate as it was old, dirty and had numerous holes in that too. Moreover, we found our bathroom to be very dirty (lots of other peoples hair etc.).

This would be a very good budget option if the pricing was made more fair. I suspect that a lonely planet recommendation had helped to inflate prices.

Finally, when I made the initial booking I asked for 2 nights stay and was quoted 4500, which I thought was reasonable. However, upon checkout, there was a misunderstanding as she meant 4500 per night. This was not made clear at the time of booking so having to pay 9000 meant we left not feeling very happy at all.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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4  Thank William399
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

We had a very pleasant stay.
The guesthouse consists of a colonial house and a few more rooms that are located next door in an modern appartment house.
The guesthouse is central located, has a nice small garden backyard where they serve the breakfest and a museum like living room.
Very friendly owner and good value for colombo.

Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
3  Thank asdfgbernd
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

I am not at all sure where the people who provided the negative review thought they were staying. My experience was excellent. Mrs Nanyakkara is a very thoughtful and grateful host. The room was clean and the secuirty was good. I plan to return soon.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank Anna E
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Reviewed December 12, 2011

We were made to feel very welcome by Padimi, and our stay was like staing with your grandmother! You will be staying in a small apartment complex with people who live there, and so I felt a little uncomfortable. There was no A/C or mosquito net, but the place was clean and tidy, the bathroom excellent, despite prior reviews. I also saw no cockroaches, but if there were any, then they are an unavoidable part of living in a hot country.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank martleese
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