First of all that romantic picture that is given above is not showing the place. The "Ambalama" is simply one half of a double house built in the 60ies, Mr Ranjit just lives next door. Very Basic, shabby furniture. worn out beds, No cleaniness in the shared bathroom/toilet. A very sneaky house owner will walk in your room at any time he pleases by using his general key. We had his visit twice while we were in bed and also had our luggages examined while our absence. If you really want to stay there, then INSIST on immediate hand over of a receipt when you pay and make sure it is filled in correctly, dated and signed, beause Mr Ranjit will never hesitate to take advantage of credulous customers. Also be careful about to agree with Mr Ranjit about using the antique AC (loud like an airplane motor) in the first place, otherwise you will be charged with a hefty extra. We were invited for a drink to Mr Ranjits private living room, where, after a while, he expressed his sexual interest in both of us. Also we had to refuse politely his offer to move in with him in the private half of this house... The drinks were on the bill later on...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ranjit’s Ambalama in cinnamon gardens provides comfortable rooms in an eco friendly setting with a leafy courtyard, verandas and large garden with thick vegetation. A peaceful hideaway in a homey atmosphere with personalized service unique in the city of Colombo. It is very centrally situated in close proximity to all embassies, visa offices, shops and other places of interest in the city of Colombo with easy access to transport. Swimming pool nearby is available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ranjit`s Ambalama Hotel Colombo