Ascot Alcove


Entire rental unit hosted by Tilak

2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the flat to yourself.
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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Nestled amidst tropical foliage, Ascot Alcove is a quiet retreat in the heart of Colombo. It's an oasis for travelers with an eye for a captivating contemporary space carrying the unmistakable touch of Tilak Samarawickrema, one of Sri Lanka’s leading artists and architects. The Alcove’s design evokes a sense of free movement between its interior and exterior spaces, with skylights and doors that open into a private garden.
Tilak's hand woven tapestries and drawings embellish the interior space.

The space
The Alcove contains a large queen-sized bed, side-tables with reading lamps, a small round table for dining and a mahogany writing desk. The kitchenette is fully equipped for day to day meal preparations and dining and contains a gas stove, a kettle, a fridge, as well as tableware and cookware.

The sensuous quality of the space extends to the private bath, where natural light pours in through the skylights above the shower cubicle. The bathroom contains a large mirror and a window with a view of the garden.

Guests have access to Wi-Fi. Laundry services can also be provided for a fee of LKR 1000 per load. For long-term guests, we offer weekly cleaning and fresh linen.

What this place offers

Free on-street parking
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.92 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews


Where you’ll be

Colombo, WP, Sri Lanka

The property is centrally located in Colombo 05, in a quiet neighborhood with a cul-de sac street. It is amidst a number of cafes and restaurants. For breakfast or coffee, there are two cafes within a five-minute walk. Lunch and dinner options are readily available in the neighborhood offering wood-fired pizza, Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese cuisine.
The Alcove is within walking distance from the United Nations Office and a short taxi ride from the University of Colombo, Independence Square, a popular area for walking and running. Several yoga studios are located nearby, as well as a spa.

Hosted by Tilak

  1. Joined in October 2014
  • 332 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost

During your stay

Architect, Artist Tilak Samarawickrema's studio residence is within the same compound and he is easily accessible to the guests. Tilak also operates an art and design gallery within the main residence. His architectural studio is located on its upper floor. He is fluent in Sinhala, English and Italian.
Architect, Artist Tilak Samarawickrema's studio residence is within the same compound and he is easily accessible to the guests. Tilak also operates an art and design gallery withi…

Tilak is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Italiano
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 12:00
Check out: 10:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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