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Colombo Haven B&B - Palmyrah Den
Hosted by Jonathan
Jonathan is the host.Jonathan is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Modern new private bathroom just outside the room door only for the guests in this room. The room can be set up with a sofa bed as well.Free WiFi, fresh fruit juice on arrival, a bottle of water, etc. Our price includes a sumptuous breakfast as well.

The space

Our home is a tastefully furnished four bedroom B&B located in the heart of the Colombo suburb of Colpity (Kollupitiya), Colombo 03.

The “Haven” is central to some of Colombo’s most iconic and must see sites. It is literally a stone throw away from Liberty Plaza which is one of the two major shopping centres in Colombo.

The location provides a central gateway to the beautiful white sandy beaches of the south, the tea and rubber estates of the hill country, the surfing paradise of the east coast, the fishing and seafood of the western coast, and the historical islands of the north. You will find the “Haven” an ideal location to get your bearings no matter where you are traveling to within the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Whether you are here for a cricket match, a conference, or just holiday, come stay with us and experience hospitality at its best.

All our rooms come with air condition, tea/coffee making facility, fresh high quality cotton linen, each room has its own bathroom with hot water and very modern showers, etc., including complimentary WiFi/Internet.

Caretaker Nandakumar and his wife reside on site. We also provide breakfast that can't be beat with a great spread of local and western delights. We arrange for airport pick up/drop off as well as customised travel and tour services for our guests. If you want to be pampered in Colombo, this is the place to stay.

Guest access

lounge, Free WiFi, kitchen, etc.

Interaction with guests

My manager and his wife live on the premise and is available any time the guests needs them.

Air Conditioning

Extra people £16 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Have all the fun you want with due respect to others and the property. There is 24 hour resident caretaker/manager help available.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - at least one floor up or down.
Some spaces are shared - lounge and dining areas are shared.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

21 Reviews

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Matthew User Profile
July 2017
Amazing place! Brilliant location. The breakfast provided is brilliant. Awesome value for money. If you're looking for somewhere to stay in central Colombo then stay here!
Jonathan User ProfileJonathan is a superhost.
Response from Jonathan:
Thanks Matthew for your very kind review. It was indeed our great pleasure hosting you and very happy that I got to meet you. Hope our paths will cross again sometime down the road. Who knows. All the very best for all your future endeavors.
July 2017

Milanka User Profile
December 2014
What a wonderful stay!!! I would highly recommend this guesthouse to anyone wanting to spend some time in Colombo. Great location, quiet and the hospitality can't be described! John is an absolute star, took so much time making sure we were clued up not only on the capital but also the whole island. He organised cars and tuk-tuks as we needed. The traditional Sri Lankan breakfast was unbelievable, (I would recommend booking a night just for this alone) amazing flavour and taste, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! Wow!! Me and my boyfriend use air BnB a lot but have never experienced hospitality on this level. We will come back for sure! Thank you.
Jonathan User ProfileJonathan is a superhost.
Response from Jonathan:
Thanks Milanka for staying with us and also for your raving review. It was a great pleasure hosting you and your guest. Glad to hear that my manager John took very good care of you. Yes, he is a wealth of information having spent over 30 years as a tour guide and running his own transport company. We would love to host you and/or your friends any time.
December 2014

Sally User Profile
July 2012
We were due to arrive in Colombo in the early hours of the morning & we hadn't booked a room for the night we arrived, just the following two. Despite that we were collected from the airport, driven straight to the hotel & given use of a room & bathroom until our room was ready which was very generous & very much appreciated after a long flight! The staff were really welcoming & friendly, the room was lovely & it was an excellent base for our explorations of the city. I found Jonathan really helpful in his emails before we arrived, giving me advice on anything I wanted to know about Sri Lanka. This willingness to go above & beyond what was necessary was evident throughout our stay & I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this B&B.

Sachin & Sharada User ProfileSachin & Sharada is a superhost.
October 2017
Great place, great location, spacious and super delicious breakfast. Honestly, it would be difficult to find a problem with the space. It's right in the heart of the city, yet classy enough. Great value for money and the breakfast the caretakers provide sets you up perfectly for the day!

Chen User Profile
September 2017
All the people so nice.

Charlotte User Profile
August 2016
Welcoming, great breakfast, Manager very helpful with travel plans and itinerary. Location near Galle green is good. A bit hard to find,down lane behind ice cream shop. They can arrange airport pick up, very nice at 3AM. Actually think they can arrange just about anything. Stayed in larger room which was adequate.

Manasi User Profile
April 2016
Lovely, helpful staff and great location on a quiet part of galle road. This is my third time staying at Colombo Haven and I will certainly return.
Jonathan User ProfileJonathan is a superhost.
Response from Jonathan:
Thanks again Manasi for staying with us. It was once again our greatest pleasure to host you at the Haven. We look forward to seeing you again soon as well.
April 2016

Colombo, Sri LankaJoined in April 2012
Jonathan User ProfileJonathan is a superhost.

My place is called Colombo Haven B&B. Hospitality is our Heritage!. I am deeply passionate about Hospitality and Service. We welcome guests from all over the world. I currently live in Australia but my caretaker Nandakumar and his wife Dharshani will welcome you with a welcome drink, the broadest smiles, and the warmest of Hearts. They would also serve you a complimentary breakfast that is claimed by our guests to be the best in the island!!. We also organise airport pick up/drop off as well as other customised travel and tour services for our guests. We look forward to the opportunity to host you at Colombo Haven B&B soon.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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