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“A warm ,welcoming and very comfortable place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Delma Bungalow
1009/6 Nagahamulla Road | Pelawatte, Battaramulla, Colombo Co.10120, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #4 of 80 Colombo B&B and Inns
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“A warm ,welcoming and very comfortable place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A very warm and hospitable home with very comfortable air conditioned rooms and bathroom. This vey airy and comfortable bungalow is run by a charming Sri Lankan family who made us feel very at ease in their beautiful home,. They looked after us extremely well from early morning cups of tea in the lovely garden to fresh fruit juices in the evening. Breakfasts were first class, with both local and Western cuisine on offer if requested, accompanied by local fresh fruit. We stuck with the Sri Lankan cuisine prepared by our hostess and found it excellent and plentiful. Our host was helpful, cheery and welcoming. We enjoyed chatting with them in the evening about this beautiful Island and enjoyed further hospitality. I would recommend this guest house very highly
Recommendedvery highly and

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Chula Manel D, Owner at Delma Bungalow, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
We are delighted to hear your comment and recommending Delma Bungalow to other travelers and thank you for taking the time to do so. We also enjoyed your company very much and hope you would come again soon.
Love Chula and Manel
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Comfortable and quiet/ peaceful place to stay with very friendly hosts. We arrived late and fresh juice on arrival was greatly appreciated. The breakfasts and dinner we enjoyed were traditional and extremely tasty, and we were really well looked after.
The only drawback is the distance to the city combined with rush hour traffic, which wasn't such an issue for us but more than doubled the usual 25 minute tuk tuk ride.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chula Manel D, Owner at Delma Bungalow, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful comment. We're glad that you enjoyed our food.
We look forward to have you again with us soon.
With Love - Chula and Manel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We stayed here for just 1 night on our way back to India. Delma's is an absolutely beautiful bungalow.. the rooms are clean and well airconditioned. we had the best srilankan breakfast while at Delma's. The appams were to die for... Both our hosts very extremely helpful in guiding us with restaurants to eat, places to shop, things to do & arrange for tuk-tuk to go around the city... at odd hours.

Thanks a lot for the pleasurable stay and your hospitality.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chula Manel D, Owner at Delma Bungalow, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Aditi,
Thank you for your wonderful comment and for choosing Delma Bungalow for your accommodation in Colombo and for appreciating our services and hospitality. It was a pleasure to meet you. Hope to see you soon.

Love Chula and Manel
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I had a wonderful experience staying with Manel and Chula in Delma Bungalow during the Tamil New year. The welcome was warm and friendly. Both the guesthouse and rooms are airy and spacious with fans and air conditioning. Next morning the breakfast was outstanding. . . . mixed native fruit with a typical Senegalese breakfast to follow . . . my 1st experience of hoppers....delicious!
The beautifully maintained garden with its native flora, fauna and little animals was a lovely surprise. A veranda encourages one to sit, reflect and meditate.
Well done to Manel and Chula!

Room Tip: All the rooms are spacious and quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Chula Manel D, Owner at Delma Bungalow, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Yogini,
Thank you for your wonderful review and glad you enjoyed your stay at Delma Bungalow. We always make sure our guests have a peaceful stay.
We look forward to seeing you again!

Love Chula and Manel
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I had a wonderful stay recently at Delma 's Bungalow in Colombo. The warm welcome , the fabulous food , the air conditioned room , the beautiful house and incredible garden all added to the enjoyment of my stay . Manel and Chula were absolutely wonderful hosts . The breakfast consisted of fruit option and the fresh juice of the moment which was always a surprise .... Avocado or mango or some other exotic combination . The hoppers were divine ! I am now a convert to rice flour . My trip was a cultural trip and I surely experienced the true culture when I stayed at Delma's Bungalow . Highly recommend Delma's a home away from home . Deirdre Ireland .

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Chula Manel D, Owner at Delma Bungalow, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Deirdre,
We are glad you had a wonderful stay at Delma Bungalow. Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are pleased to have been a part of your cultural trip and hope to see you soon.

Love Chula and Manel
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Paris, France
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Delma Bungalow Is a great place when you land in Sri Lanka or depart from it. Delma and Chula are very pleasant and Make you feel very welcome. We arrived very early in the morning and still had no problem getting there.Two thumbs up!

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Chula Manel D, Owner at Delma Bungalow, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Jcaouiz,
We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at Delma Bungalow during your last visit.
We hope to see you soon.

Love Chula and Manel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a bed and breakfast in a beautiful house with a nice garden of an elderly couple. It is in a quiet residential neighborhood. It is a great place, if you like to stay with Sri Lankan family, it is not, if you prefer privacy. It is very difficult to find, even for taxi drivers. There are no nearby restaurants where you can just walk to and the place is far out of downtown and on the other side of town from the airport. The quality of the food is excellent and served in style at the dining table in the living room. You pay three times more than a local restaurant, but it is still cheap for Western standards. The couple is very friendly and helpful towards the guests, but I was disturbed by the authoritarian management style of the owners toward their only servant who has to work hard and long hours (Please tip him). Neither were they very transparent about the prices they charge for food and drinks unless you ask. We had to pay additional for the use of the air conditioning and the AC was blowing uncomfortable straight on our bed. In order to go to the bathroom we had to pass through the living room, which does not contribute to a feeling of privacy. I recommend the place, if you don't mind less privacy.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chula Manel D, Owner at Delma Bungalow, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Haelen,
Thank you for your valuable feedback. We take into account all the comments and suggestions of our guests since it helps us improve our service and hospitality.
We hope you would visit us on your next stay in Colombo.

Love Chula and Manel
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Address: 1009/6 Nagahamulla Road | Pelawatte, Battaramulla, Colombo Co.10120, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
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Ranked #4 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an approved B & B and Homestay accommodation provided by the Tourism Development authority of Sri Lanka under the "Delux" Category. Our Homestay is located in Pelawatta, 8 km away from Central Colombo, which is very convenient for travelers to reach from City Centre Delma Bungalow is a modern Villa built in the traditional Sri Lanka style presenting comfortable living area, set in tranquil tropical garden surroundings. Enjoy lavish Sri Lankan style meat and sea food meals prepared in Menel's Kitchen. Just minutes outside the beautiful landscape, Parliament Gardens, and War Memorial in Battaramulla, and a few more minutes in a budget taxi will take you into the heart of shopping, night life, hotels, Art Galleries, Museum, and National Zoo in Colombo. Suited to travelers wishing to stay in Colombo before proceeding North or South or simply having a rock solid secure base in Colombo to come back to, or for anyone wishing for a longer stay in Sri Lanka. • 03 Spacious fully-furnished Double Bed Rooms with attached Toilets including the spacious Sitting area, TV Lobby, Dinning and a long Verandah open to the spacious Garden • Air-condition for Rooms on request • Towels & Bed Linen can be provided and changed on regular basis • Meals can be provided on request We ensure that all your needs are undertaken and provide you a friendly, caring and secure atmosphere to make your stay a nice & memorable one. ENJOY !! ... more   less 
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