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Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast

263/6 Galle Road | Kollupitiya, Colombo 03, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #17 of 68 Colombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to know of this place through our cab driver and were we glad he did! We checked in the day before we were to fly out of colombo back home. The place is tucked away in a narrow lane behind Carnival Ice cream. Once you enter, you feel as if you were home. Our room was in the... More

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks so much for your kind and detailed review. We greatly appreciate it. I am very glad that my manager John and his wife took great care of you. Whether it's a guest who had booked well in advance or a last minute guest, we value them all and it is a great pleasure to be of service... More

Middelfart
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

We startet our Sri Lanka vacation in Colombo Haven, the perfect start! We stayed in the Bamboo Den. The room was large with 2 kingsize beds, TV, fridge, possibility of making coffee/tea, a large bathroom with a good hot shower. Our room was clean and nicely decorated. The hosts made us feel like guests in a Sri Lankan home. We... More

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks so much for staying with us at the Haven and also for your review. We delight in serving our guest the best authentic breakfast they can have and glad it was received that way as well. We take pride in keeping our place clean and welcoming and glad that you agree with that as well. It was... More

Sussex
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I stayed the first two nights of my holiday here. I had the Banyon the first night and the Bamboo den on the second night. Both rooms were comfortable - I had no problem with the internal window in Banyon, as there was a curtain, but the Bamboo room was infinitely better. Banyon was basic, but Bamboo was a lovely... More

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your detailed review and recommendations. We greatly appreciate your time and effort in providing such a detailed review. It was our pleasure hosting you and being of help with your tour and other accommodation needs across the island. We sincerely look forward to another opportunity to host you again. Blessings, Jonathan More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed here on our last night in Sri Lanka before out flight! After eating the breakfast before our flight, I wished we pre booked dinner for the night we arrived as the women who worked there made the breakfast amazing which was a great end to out holiday! Best breakfast of the holiday had a range of foods! I'm... More

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear CarolynLYD, Thanks for your kind and detailed review. i am very glad that my team took very good care of you and that the breakfast was the best you had in the island. That is a compliment we get from many of our guests, that not only the variety, but also the qty of the food we serve is... More

Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Once our driver found the place ( no sign on the road outside) we were warmly welcomed by the family who run the place. They were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The Sri Lankan breakfast was amazing. The room was big and clean, hot shower, comfortable bed. I was so tired from the night flight we had that I... More

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Sally, Thanks for your review. We appreciate your time and effort to provide this review for us. It was our greatest of pleasures hosting you.. Sorry about any inconvenience caused due to not having a signboard on the main road. The ice cream parlour takes up all the prominence on top of our road and that's why we direct... More

Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The Manager and presumably his wife were very nice and helpful and we found we needed good, honest, local advice in Sri Lanka. The location is a very noisy, exhaust fumed walk to Galle Green. Take a tuk tuk instead. The room was a decent size but had two double/queen beds in it. We were just a couple, therefore they... More

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear G.P, Thanks for your detailed review, but very sad to hear that your experience was not the best. While we can't do much about the smoke from the vehicles on Galle Road while walking to Galle Face green, we can do something about improving things within our premise. Having read your other reviews about places and hotels in Sri... More

Athens
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

The best thing about this place is the husband and wife team who run it. They are lovely, genuinely trying to help and prepared to go out of their way to meet guests needs (something we rarely found in other hotels and guest houses in Sri Lanka). The location is also fantastic, central and just off the main Galle Rd... More

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Guest(s), Thanks for your review. Glad to hear that my manager and team took good care of you. On the other hand very sad to hear that you thought the place was over priced. Not sure what price point you think is acceptable, but we have compared prices for places around us and have been competitive. That said, we... More

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed here for the last 2 nights of our holiday. The room was fine, and the shower was great! Despite the building work going on all around it stops at about 8-9 at night so doesn't keep you awake. John, his wife and the lady who works for them were all lovely hosts. John was really good to talk... More

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thanks so much for staying with us and also for your kind review. We appreciate you pointing out that the construction around us didn't affect your stay. We do believe that we are in a very good, convenient location for Colombo, a very short distance to many of the things you want to do in Colombo. It was... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Pros: City of the city In Galle Road, behind Carnival Ice cream! Walk able distance to all Restaurants Bigger rooms and nicely decorated Traditional Srilankan Homely breakfast..I like it. They served me Veg only when I asked. Friendly Staff! Cons: Big issue is Construction is going on behind this place, that cause noises in Night too!! This make the place... More

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us and also for your review. Sorry about any inconvenience caused due to the construction near us. Even though it's not within our control, our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. Since your stay in Sept, the noise has subsided a lot. We hope to host you again very soon so that you can experience... More

Dundee, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We stayed at Colombo Haven on the final night of our Sri Lanka trip. It is situated behind the Carnival Ice Cream bar but despite its busy location the guest house remains calm and peaceful while being ideally located for many restaurants and shops, including the well known Barefoot. John and his team were very friendly and despite our very... More

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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for staying with us and also for your kind and detailed review. As you have mentioned, even with the hustle and bustle of Colombo, we are glad you had a quiet and comfortable stay with us. It was our pleasure to have been of service to you and very glad that my manager John... More

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Address: 263/6 Galle Road | Kollupitiya, Colombo 03, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Colombo
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Ranked #17 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colombo Haven is a tastefully furnished four bedroom B&B located in the heart of the Colombo suburb of Colpity (Kollupitiya). It is literally a stone throw away from Liberty Plaza and is walking distance to places like British council, Galle Face Green, Liberty theatres, restaurants, carnival ice cream etc. Facilities:• All rooms are Air conditioned • Hot water in all bathrooms• Five star hotel quality beds and linen• Freshly prepared breakfast/drinks • Internet/WiFi • 7 star hospitality ... more   less 

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