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“Leave your worries behind.” 5 of 5 stars
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Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast
263/6 Galle Road | Kollupitiya, Colombo 03, Colombo, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #18 of 75 Colombo B&B and Inns
Ottawa
1 review
“Leave your worries behind.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Having never been to Sri Lanka I was at a loss as to where to begin planning my Christmas holiday however was fortuante enough to stumble upon the Colombo Haven team. Owner Jonathan and manger John took care of all our travel needs and customixed an 8 day Sri Lanka extravaganza for myself and fellow travellers. from start to finish. Starting with our 2AM pick up at the international airport our driver Anton, arranged by the team at the B&B, was at our disposal 24/7 for the duration of our trip.

Colombo Haven B&B itself is ideally located in downtown Colombo just off the main drag, within walking distance to the ocean and just 30 minutes south of the international airport. Our odyssey began with a breakfast feast of Sri Lankan delicacies at the B&B. Fresh squeezed pineapple juice, string hoppers, beef curry, fish curry, eggs, piping hot coffee and tea prepared us for our journey that took us north east to Sigiriya, south to Yala national park, west along the coast back to Colombo and many, many places in between.

Enjoy a stress free holiday in Sri Lanka by leaving the planning to Colombo Haven, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thanks so much for your kind review. It was our pleasure hosting and being of service to you. We look forward to our next opportunity to be of service to you.

Blessings,
Jonathan
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

It is an excellent place to start our vacation. John or Jonathan can arrange an airport pick up even at 3 am. It felt like a warm welcome after overnight flight. Breakfast is plentiful and delicious! The location is very central to explore either Colombo or the whole country. The Colombo Haven manager, John, and owner, Jonatan, are very knowledgeable about what to do and see in SriLanka. The matter of fact, they arrange the whole week long trip for us: a dedicated and an excellent driver, hotels to stay in multiple locations, tickets to major attractions. If we had any questions through the trip we could always find an answer from either our driver, or from a short call to John or Jonathan. At the end of the trip we felt like we had an extended family in Colombo Haven. The prices are very competitive too. I would highly recommend Colombo Haven. Thank you, Colombo Haven, for an excellent vacation!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear ITanya,
Thanks for your kind review. It was our pleasure to have been of service to you and thank you so much for your kind recommendation. We can't wait to be of service to you yet another time.

Blessings,
Jonathan
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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

First of all the location of the hotel is very ideal. Its away from the hustle and bustle, but at the same time at the center of the shopping area. Also very close to the harbour. We were here for a night and 2 days. But everything was taken care of very well - clean towels, clean sheets. John was always accessible and very helpful. The breakfast was excellent. Dont miss the Carnival Ice Cream Parlour. We wil surely come back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear Leena,
Thanks for staying with us and also for the review. It was definitely our pleasure hosting you and we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us as well. We would love to host you again and look forward to that opportunity.

Blessings,
Jonathan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Couldn't fault Colombo Haven. John and his wife are lovely and very helpful with suggestions of what to do. The rooms are great - clean and comfortable with all the mod cons. In the morning they cook a delicious breakfast. Highly recommended. Walking distance to city attractions and ice cream parlour.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear JamMil_12,
Thanks for staying with us and also for the review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to another opportunity to host you.

Blessings,
Jonathan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I stayed one night at the beginning of my trip and was won over by the hosts - they are so lovely! Lots of helpful advice and the breakfast I had was the best of any of the guesthouses I stayed in. Location is central, room was clean with a very funky bathroom!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear Shelly,
Thanks for your stay with us and also for the review. My manager John and his wife are glad to hear that they were good hosts. They appreciate the feedback and look forward to hosting you again during your next visit.

Blessings,
Jonathan
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I stayed more than two weeks at Colombo Haven, and they couldn't have been nicer to me. The room was fine, the shower played music and the breakfast was more than you could possibly eat. But the best part was the people. They treated me like family, always asking about my day, offering me tea, organizing my excursions within the city and to Kandy. The location can't be beat - walking distance to everything you might need, and convenient for tuktuks as well. John and Shyamali made me feel comfortable and secure.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear Guanyingirl,
Thanks so much for staying with us and also for taking the time to write this review. My manager John and his wife thoroughly enjoyed hosting you during your long stay with us and I am so glad to hear that you did as well. They take pleasure in their service and hospitality and its great to hear the acknowledgement from the guests as well. Thanks for that.

Thanks once again for your stay with us and look forward to your next.

Blessings,
Jonathan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stopped at Colombo Haven for the first part of our trip in Sri Lanka. John (the owner) was very helpful, answering all emails promptly before our arrival. He was very accomodating, and sent a driver to get us from the airport at 5AM. The property in itself is welcoming, light, spacious and beautiful.

We stayed in the bamboo room, and it was large and had a shower which is an experience in itself! Breakfast is served both western and Sri Lankan style with an ample side of fruit, so we were well fed before venturing into Colombo.

John is very helpful and even booked our train tickets to leave to Kandy (book ahead of time to get first class, we didn't manage to!). He gave us great suggestions for things to do in Colombo: do visit the Galle Face Hotel at Sunset and the ice cream shop next to Colombo Haven.

I would recommend this place to anyone - you'll definitely be looked after.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jon_kr, Owner at Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear Avid_Traveller1104,
Thanks for staying with us as well as your detailed review. My manager John and his wife are thrilled that you enjoyed their service, which is something we take absolute pride in. We are glad you enjoyed the food as well, another area we take pride in and are very glad to see that our guests enjoy it.

Thanks once again for staying with us and can't wait for another opportunity to host you.

Blessings,
Jonathan
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Address: 263/6 Galle Road | Kollupitiya, Colombo 03, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
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Ranked #18 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
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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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