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Ranjit's Ambalama

53/19, Torrington Avenue, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
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Ranjit's Ambalama
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Ranked #57 of 91 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The beds have been improved and the green and lush garden is still growing which makes for waking to the sound of birdsongs in the morning a delight. The cost of the meals is worthwhile as eating at the guest house is not only tasty but the serving large and the setting is relaxed.It is eating at a home so... More 

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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Despite the barking dogs as a late arrival welcome, our children grew fond of the three dogs, but we didn't, as one started snarling at our son who was grabbing a bite. Ranjit is friendly enough, but the beds are literally falling apart and have been needing a good wash for several years now. Tea came at a very expensive... More 

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Deniyaya, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

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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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

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

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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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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