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Sanjeevani's Homestay
Sanjeevani's Homestay
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

This warm family house is a great home base from where to explore Weligama, the surrounding area and Sanjeevani’s awesome cooking.

Price is for a double bedroom with attached bathroom including hot shower. There's another double bedroom available.

The space

The home itself is a well-kept, warm family home. As part of their house, they built an extra bedroom with double bed and attached bathroom especially for guests. Meals are served on the veranda, where we heard live organ music come from one of the neighbouring houses.

Interaction with guests

Your host, Sanjeevani, lives here with her husband Ranjith. Sanjeevani is all genuine smiles, as she served us delicious Helepa, a Sri Lankan sweet she made herself, to go with the herbal tea. This treatment certainly was no coincidence, as she’s known to love cooking and can even give proper cooking classes to her guests. Ranjith is a happy chap too, who is a tuktuk driver so he can take you all over the place and can arrange for longer trips too, for instance to the Sinharaja forest. All in all a really nice couple of hosts, these two.

Amenities
Kitchen
Pets Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Free parking on premise
Prices
Extra people No Charge
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Cancellations
Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Fareed User Profile
March 2016
Sanjeevani and Ranjith made the stay for us. They were both extremely kind and helped us whenever we needed anything no matter what the time was, we felt very welcome in their home. They take a lot of pride in there home, the rooms was spotless! Sanjeevanis cooking was easily the best food we had in Sri Lanka. A great place to stay I haven't got a single negative!!!

Phil User Profile
March 2016
We had a fantastic stay with Sanjeevani and Ranjith and really can't recommend their place enough. The room we had was spotlessly clean with fresh flowers on the pillows. The hosts were happy to let us explore Mirissa on our own but were only too happy to help us organise excursions when we asked. Would recommend doing Sanjeevani's cooking class. She is a very knowledgeable chef and makes very good curry! Hope to return one day!

George User Profile
February 2016
Beautiful room in a lovely home. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Sanjeevani speaks excellent English and answered lots of our questions about Sri Lankan life and culture. We did the cooking course for dinner on the night we stayed, which was one of the highlights of our trip. It took about 3.5 hours but we were constantly learning the whole time and ended up with a delicious candlelit meal - which was some of the best food we had eaten on our trio (particularly the pumpkin and sweet potato curries). The house is set back slightly from Mirissa beach, but if you're like us and found the beach a bit touristy and resort like, it is perfect. It is a short (6km) drive from Weligama bay, and her husband has a tuktuk and is always happy to take you where you need to go. We would very much recommend this as a place to stay.

Angus User Profile
December 2015
Great host. Food was excellent

Georgia User Profile
November 2015
I couldn't recommend this place more! Sanjeevani was an incredible host and could not have been more accommodating. Her cooking class was fantastic and also one of the best curries we had whilst in Sri Lanka. The room was spacious, comfortable and clean.

Dean User Profile
November 2015
A massive thank you to Ms Sanjeevani and Mr Ranjith for allowing us to stay at their home. They are the epitome of the word host. So hospitable and very welcoming and Sanjeevani's cooking... WOW!! We felt we experienced the true Sri Lanka. We know that our stay with them will be one of the best memories of our holiday. We cannot thank you both enough for welcoming us into your home.

Shanna User Profile
September 2015
Sanjeevani and her husband are the loveliest people we met in Sri Lanka. We felt completely comfortable in their home and they went out of their way to help us with any questions we had, even checking transport timetables and reserving me a seat on the bus for my journey home! The cooking class was brilliant value and Sanjeevani's food is delicious. I can't recommend this home stay highly enough :)

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