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No 7, Karlshrue Gardens | Colombo 08, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Garden Guest House
Ranked #7 of 76 Colombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • 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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Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for 1 night before my flight back from Colombo and enjoyed a nice and clean room and the hospitality of the very friendly and welcoming owners. Very special place which I can recommend to everyone who likes to stay in a personal (and decoration-wise quite unusual) setting.

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights upon arrival in Colombo. It was not easy to find (without the help of our local friends, we would have struggled). The house was in a quiet back road. It was comfortable and clean, and also extremely quirky, and our room was a little old-fashioned, which might not be to everyone's taste. However, the... More

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

Dear Madam, Thank you very much for choosing Garden Guest House for your accommodation in Colombo and for posting a review on TripAdvisor. We are very sorry about the problem you had with the door lock which was attended the following day itself. Thank you for recommending our accommodation which we appreciate very much. We look forward to welcome you... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at this guesthouse for one night with my friends as we were in Colombo for a day before our international flight back home. However, I felt so welcomed and comfortable here that I wanted to stay longer! This place was recommended to me by a friend for being 'cheap and cheerful' and it was everything I could have... More

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

Dear Madam, Thank you very much for posting a review so promptly and for your lovely review on TripAdvisor highlighting our friendliness and our warm hospitality and for awarding "Five Stars" for our all round service. We are so thankful for choosing Garden Guest House for your accommodation in Colombo. We were honored to be of service to you and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hosts are very kind and gracious. The whole place is very clean. The breakfast was delicious. The hosts were very helpful and accommodating to our needs. We highly recommend.

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

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for posting a review on Tripadvisor and for awarding "Five Stars" for our service and hospitality. We were delighted to meet you and we are looking forward to welcome you once again and to be of service to you. Thank you once again for choosing Garden Guest House, Colombo for your accommodation and for... More

Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This Guest house have all that you need. You get a wonderful warm welcome from Mrs. de Fonseka, with a fresh juice included, when you enter the living room of the family. The Room is really nice. The bed is very comfortable with good AC. You can get a late breakfast that is really delicious. It was my very first... More

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

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your quick feedback on TripAdvisor about your experience at Garden Guest House and we greatly appreciate for awarding "Five Stars" for our service and hospitality. Thank you very much for choosing Garden Guest House and we look forward to welcome you once again. Wishing you our Best Wishes Chitrupa de Fonseka. More

Bangalore, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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 April 7, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

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 April 1, 2014

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

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Address: No 7, Karlshrue Gardens | Colombo 08, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Garden Guest House Hotel Colombo

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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.Delivery of Food for Lunch & Dinner could be arranged. Thirty minutes drive to the International Airport. ... more   less 
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