The single room was small and not thoroughly cleaned, and the mosquito net was dirty. It was absolutely not worth paying 4500 LKR for. More importantly due to the fact that Padmini is not a woman of her word I would not recomend to stay in her place to anyone. Please refer to the story below.
One evening around 6 PM I came to Padmini's Homestay on Chelsea Garden and booked a stay for 10 days without prior reservation. She offered a price of 4500 LKR per day but we finally agreed on a price of 3000 LKR per night for a single room without AC and without breakfast. I paid the whole amount in advance as she requested. The next day, I found out that I had to leave Sri Lanka immediately due to a family emergency. I explained the situation to Padmini and she seemed to understand the unexpectedness of my situation, so we agreed that I will pay her 6000 LKR for a 24H stay and she agreed to return the rest of the money.
Unfortunetely, she said that she put all the money in a bank so she could give me only a small part of it the same evening. We agreed that one of my friends will come and pick the cash the next day. I rushed to the airport.
Problems started when I left the country, when my friend had difficulties settling on a time and date to pick up the remaining cash. When he finally managed to reach Padmini about a week later she explained that she does not want to give the whole cash back giving unjustified excuses.
I think it was fair to pay Padmini a certain cancellation fee that is why I suggested to pay for an extra night. I just did not appreciate that she disrespected our agreement and made my friend waste his time on phone calls if she did not intend to give the full amount back.
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