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Mrs Padmini Nanayakkara's Chelsea Gardens

20 Chelsea Gardens, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Mrs Padmini Nanayakkara's Chelsea Gardens
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Miss Padmini has a adorable guest-house, with confortable and nicely decorated rooms, and a beautiful garden. You feel invited at home by a nice and cultured Sri Lankan family. Miss Padmini speak a very good French. The railway station is very near, you can get the coastal train to Mount Levinas easily. There is also a shopping center close-by with... More 

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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Mrs. Padmini Nanayakkara's when we first arrived in Sri Lanka. Although our stay was pleasant overall, having travelled around the country for a month, we realised that this guesthouse was ridiculously overpriced for the price we paid (4,500 rupees per night). By way of comparison, we stayed in a modern hotel with air con, where our room... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

We had a very pleasant stay. The guesthouse consists of a colonial house and a few more rooms that are located next door in an modern appartment house. The guesthouse is central located, has a nice small garden backyard where they serve the breakfest and a museum like living room. Very friendly owner and good value for colombo.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

I am not at all sure where the people who provided the negative review thought they were staying. My experience was excellent. Mrs Nanyakkara is a very thoughtful and grateful host. The room was clean and the secuirty was good. I plan to return soon.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

We were made to feel very welcome by Padimi, and our stay was like staing with your grandmother! You will be staying in a small apartment complex with people who live there, and so I felt a little uncomfortable. There was no A/C or mosquito net, but the place was clean and tidy, the bathroom excellent, despite prior reviews. I... More 

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
28 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2011

I am VERY surprised by the previous review. The place is dirty - in our bathroom I could write 'wash me' with my finger on the dirt in the shower! When we arrived there was a dead cockroach in the filthy bathroom where there was no hot water, the light did not work (we needed to wash our teeth with... More 

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Squamish, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2010

Padmini's is very centrally located - in a very nice neighborhood, close to shopping, the coast and all amenities. We stayed in her garden room and as the title says, it's like going to a friend's house for a few days. It is simple with books and nic-nacs and a private entrance. The bed is large - two doubles that... More 

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