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Garden Guest House

No 7, Karlshrue Gardens | Colombo 08, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Garden Guest House
Ranked #4 of 68 Colombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bangalore, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This very comfortable guest house is situated in an easily accessible and convenient location. Breakfast and hospitality are the highlight. Very, very helpful family made us feel we were with our extended family. Even took us to the nearest shopping complex!

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Fonny28, Manager at Garden Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Sir & Madam, Thank you very much for your kind feedback on TripAdvisor regarding our service and hospitality and for awarding "Five Stars". We appreciate very much for taking your time to review us so promptly with your busy schedule. Looking forward to see you again in your next visit to Sri Lanka to be of service to you.... More

Paris, France
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed for a short week in Garden Guest House and really loved the place and the people. Despite arriving at 6AM on a Sunday, I was greeted and offered a drink. The room was very comfy, the breaks fast was excellent and the family always eager to care and help. Many, many thanks for the stay, I will come... More

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Fonny28, Manager at Garden Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for choosing Garden Guest House for your accommodation in Colombo and for taking your time to post a review regarding our service and hospitality. We appreciate very much for awarding "Four Stars". Your review will help us to improve our business as the guests who intend to visit Sri Lanka will have an idea... More

Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All in all we were very content with our stay at the Garden Guest House. The rooms are very cozy and the breakfast is excellent. Chitrupa, the owner, is very firendly and helped us to make the most out of our stay in Colombo (tips about Tuk Tuk rates, good restaurants nearby, directions to temples and other sights). Thanks!

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Fonny28, Manager at Garden Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for choosing Garden Guest House for your accommodation in Colombo and for your feedback about our service and hospitality. We appreciate very much for awarding "Five Stars" and we were honored to be of service to you. We look forward to welcome you once again. Best Wishes Chitrupa de Fonseka. More

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9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for one night at the Garden Guest House with a friend and I have to say that I was impressed. What a wonderful place to stay! It is a delightful Sri Lankan home, with lots of character. Spotlessly clean, with cozy air conditioned rooms, impeccable bathrooms and perfectly comfortable. But what makes it truly special is the owner,... More

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Fonny28, Manager at Garden Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for choosing Garden Guest House for your one night stay in Colombo and we greatly appreciate for your wonderful feedback regarding our service and hospitality. Thank you once again for awarding "Five Stars" which we are so proud of. We look forward to welcome you once again. Our greetings to your colleagues as well.... More

Dresden, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed with the Fonseka family for 5 weeks because of an internship in Colombo. I just can recommend this lovely place with Chitrupa and Chitrangi as wonderful hosts. Whenever I had a problem, they helped me. They cared so well about me. I really felt like a family member! I enjoyed my breakfast every day with fresh fruits, omelette... More

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Fonny28, Manager at Garden Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Tina, Thank you very much for choosing Garden Guest House for your accommodation for your five weeks stay in Sri Lanka for your internship. It was a great pleasure to have you with us and we too felt as if you were a part of our family. We appreciate very much for your kind feedback regarding our service... More

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Me and my friend stayed two nights in this beautiful little guesthouse in Colombo. We were picked up by the very friendly owner Chitrupa de Fonseka and brought there. He suggestet to rest a bit (long flight- no sleep) and than gave us the hint that there is a big procession in the evening which we shouldn`t miss. A very... More

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gardenguesthouse, Manager at Garden Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Garden Guest House for your accommodation in Colombo and we greatly appreciate for the wonderful review posted on TripAdvisor for which we are very thankful and for enjoying our hospitality. We were honored to be of service to you and we look forward to welcome you once again. Hope the happy memories linger in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We travelled to Sri Lanka for a 2-week vacation for the first time, and decided to stay with Garden Guest House our first night in Colombo before continuing south, mostly based on the rave reviews in guidebooks and on the web. We can only agree with them; the rooms are spacious and well-furnished (some may say over-furnished) and the decor... More

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Thank you very much for choosing Garden Guest House for your accommodation in Colombo and for posting a review on TripAdvisor about our hospitality and for awarding "Four Stars" for our service which we greatly appreciate. We were honored to be of service to you and we look forward to welcome you once again. Sorry to hear about the noise... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We ended up staying at Mr. De Fonseka's charming guesthouse on 4 different occasions during our-month long stay in Sri Lanka (as all trains and buses go via Colombo). While the guesthouse is located in a residential area (Colombo 8 - Borella), it's easy to get into the heart of the city on a 200-rupee tuk tuk ride. And the... More

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gardenguesthouse, Manager at Garden Guest House, responded to this review

We are very thankful for your excellent review on TripAdvisor about our hospitality and for awarding "Five Stars" for our all round excellence specially from a well experience traveller like both of you. We were honored to be of service to you and we look forward to welcome you once again. Thank you for "Lighting Up Our Lives". More

Nottingham, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights at the end of January 2014. The guesthouse is a delightful place to stay, very comfortable and clean rooms in a family home with hosts who make you very welcome. The Lonely Plant guidebook lists this as Mrs de Fonseka's guesthouse. The house and rooms are charmingly decorated and furnished in a somewhat 70's... More

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Dear Sir, Thank you very much for posting a review on TripAdvisor and for awarding "Four Stars" for our service and hospitality. Thank you for your detailed description which would help the guest who intend to come and stay with us. We were honored to be of service to you. Looking forward to have you once again. Warm Regards Chitrupa... More

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

My husband I stayed here for two nights when we first arrived in Colombo and again on our last night before we left and are so glad we chose to stay here. Chitrupa and his mother Mrs De Fonseka could not have been more helpful and kind. Bimbo the dog was always there to welcome us whenever we arrived back... More

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gardenguesthouse, Manager at Garden Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Sir & Madam, A very special thank you from Garden Guest House including Bimbo for choosing Garden Guest House for your accommodation and for "Lighting Up Our Lives" by giving us an opportunity to be of service to you. We look forward to welcome you once again. Thank you once again for awarding "Five Stars" for our service and... More

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Additional Information about Garden Guest House

Also Known As:
Garden Guest House Hotel Colombo
Garden Guest House Hotel
Address: No 7, Karlshrue Gardens | Colombo 08, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Colombo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Home-Stay is situated in Colombo in a very quiet central spot within close proximity to the Museums,Places of worship,Park,Restaurants,Shopping Malls,Golf Links and International Cricket Grounds.Central Bus Stand and the main Railway Station could be reached within quarter of an hour.We have WiFi which is free of charge. This is a Family Run business and we go out of our way for them to feel at home and experience the Sri Lankan Hospitality. ... more   less 

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