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YWCA International Guest House

393 Colvin R. De SIlva Mw (Union Palace), Colombo, Sri Lanka
YWCA International Guest House
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long 10 hour flight from Tibet and arriving to guesthouse at 1am, we were welcomed by a beautiful smiley face Deepani, whom provided a comfortable room and made us feel at home! This place offers a great location walking distance to downtown, market and frequent bus stops making it a convenient place to stay! The staff are helpful... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed here at the end of February and were very happy with the place, although the tuk tukdriver struggled to find it. Clean, newly refurbished bathroom, huge room, good fans. Nice outside tables and chairs, also inside lounge area. Helpful staff. Offered shower room for us to freshen up when we came back to collect our luggage before going... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We booked a room arriving at around 5 am and leaving after lunch and were given a smaller room for a cheaper price. The place is nice, clean and well located although can get very loud for the big street it's on. Breakfast was basic but good enough and staff were very very friendly. Location is good for exploring the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

After you have made a tour in Sri Lanka this is the place to relax. The Guesthouse is situated in a Dutch mansion. The lady of the hotel does everything to give you a good time. There is wifi. I would recommend this place to all my friends. And also to you

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is excellent budget accommodation in central Colombo. It's an old colonial building with large rooms and high ceilings. Deepani, the manager was very welcoming, helpful and friendly. The location is excellent and convenient to get to many sites. Happily recommending this place.

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This delightful heritage building is pristine set back from the street with spacious rooms and very friendly and welcoming staff. Breakfast is included in the room rate which makes it even greater value. Only 5mins from the railway station means that it is easy to access. The rooms are large with very high ceilings, white washed rooms, mosquito nets and... More 

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Giussano, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A nice oasis in the caotic and disappointing Colombo. The owner is very nice and helped us to find a car when we needed. Our room was big and very clean. The place itself is characteristic (being a colonial house) and quite, despite the central position in Colombo. So, even if it might not be the cheapest gh ever, it... More 

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Paris, France
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30 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Lots of character and good location but a very basic night's accomodation. Good mosquito nets provided and just as well as there are quite a few around! Basic breakfast. Rooms are large and have high ceilings although a bit spartan in comfort. Cheap and cheerful but don't stay here for your honeymoon!

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29 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

This place is a gem! An old Dutch house a little faded and jaded yes and the nice tree area does turn into a car park but... The rooms are cavernous air conditioned or fan the common area is huge and the verandah fantastic sitting in your plantation chair watching the world go by. There is a cheaper not advertised... More 

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Fethiye, Turkey
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38 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I think this is a rigth place to stay in colombo,we found it on the guide book,we wanted to check it first but as soon as we saw it ,we decided to stay,it is in the center of colombo close to shoping area,I recomend this place to stay in colombo also manager is very helpful,

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