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Ranjit's Ambalama

53/19, Torrington Avenue, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #52 of 77 Colombo B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Deniyaya, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ranjit is a nice guy and was helpful to us but we did not greatly enjoy our time at his guest house. As pointed out by others - although it provides basic level accommodation, there are some costly extras such as 850 Rs for breakfast (way too much!) and 1750 Rs per room for 12 hours of air con. This... More

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

At this guesthouse, everything has a price : - 6000 rps for an ok room (spacious, but bathroom in poor condition) - a steep 850 rps for breakfast - an even steeper 1750 rps for the AC And you have to pay upfront for each and every service that you ask for. We switched on the AC, but as soon... More

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Singapore
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34 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a very basic place and as such, considering the room rates, this may very well work for some, especially if you are traveling on a budget. However, no matter how affordable, this does not mean lack of cleanliness and poor maintenance are okay. My room was spacious with a large bed (at least for one person), an okay... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Ranjit's Ambalama with my sister at the end of our trip to Sri Lanka in January. This place is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of Colombo, but within walking distance or a short rickshaw away from the train station, excellent museum, town centre and great cafes and bars. The rooms are simple but spacious and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I needed a place to rest overnight on returning from the country before flying out the next day, and chose this as a fellow traveller had booked there. The place is a little hard to find but if you follow the directions you're fine. The nearby mosque is a useful landmark (and the call to prayer isn't toooo early in... More

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We had a lovely stay at Ranjit's in September. We felt a little overwhelmed by the heat and pace of the city- but walking through the gate, it felt like we were a million miles away. Comfortable big spacious airey rooms and a warm and wise host were the perfect combo for our stay. We plan to stay again before... More

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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The place is really quiet, after two weeks of journey through Sri Lanka it was pleasant to take rest in a place as this one. The immense garden gives the sensation to be right in the middle of the jungle while the guesthouse is situated in full Colombo. The owner is pleasant and nice. He gave us indications to visit... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Could you imagine a country house, with a huge garden, tables and sits under a porch, and an spacious living room? This is Ranjit's Ambalama, a pleasant guesthouse located in one of Colombo's best neighborhoods, Cinnamon Gardens. Rooms are upstairs, and we had a big one, very clean and bright, with windows under the tree. The owner, Ranjit, lives just... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

wish I had done more research and read the reviews here on tripadvisor. The property was nice enough and with a little work it could be really nice. The door to our room was really dodgy and didn't shut well, there was a huge gap in the bathroom door that would leave little to the imagination of anyone that should... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This place is not that bad actually. It's clean. Beds are comfortable, rooms are airy. Also garden is fantastic. But the owner is amazing. I think he always wanted to be an army officer. But some how he is a guest house owner now. He has strict rules. And in irrational situations he is still trying to use that rules.... More

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Address: 53/19, Torrington Avenue, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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