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Star Anise Boutique Capsules

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No 15 1/1 Mudalige Mawatha, Colombo 00100 Sri Lanka
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#3 of 248 Specialty lodging in Colombo
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Star Anise is Sri Lanka’s First Luxury Capsule Hotel that offers travellers private sleeping sanctums that is inviting and decked in an antique and modern designer finishing. The brand also takes on a liking for local heritage and culture. We pride ourselves with local artwork of floral and fauna of the local habitat into its branding.
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pjlrst wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, IL31 contributions10 helpful votes
For a "capsule" hotel, this is a GREAT spot! Location is brilliant. right in the center of the Fort area -- easy to walk around this beautiful historic area. The capsule has plenty of space, especially for one person, as well as multiple plugs and USB charging ports and great lighting. The whole place is clean and tidy. Showers have hot water. Wifi is very fast. I cannot say enough about the staff -- they are fabulous!!! Very friendly, very helpful, just great people that make the stay that much better! The breakfast changes each day, always plenty of food (fresh fruit, coffee, tea, fresh juice, and yummy hot foods) and is very tasty and filling. I booked for one night, but ended up returning and would definitely go again! And the bed, pillows, comforter, all SO comfortable!!! My only recommendation is when you close the shade to your capsule, it can get a bit warm during the night as the (working perfectly) aircon cannot easily circulate into the capsule. I recommend leaving it a bit open at the bottom. Don't hesitate to book when in Colombo and enjoy!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Double bed suits are VERY roomy and comfortable -- for one or two people!
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Selma Lee wrote a review Feb 2020
Taiwan55 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed in Star Anise 2 times when I travelled in Sri Lanka. Nice place to stay when you fly in /before fly out of Colombo. Friendly staff and clean comfortable environment. I love their breakfast. And it’s located in Pettah area which is very close to train station, bus station. 10-15 mins walk.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Shanthan Thevar Suppaya, Owner at Star Anise Boutique Capsules
Responded Feb 28, 2020
Dear Guest We would like to thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you with us! We are glad you had a good stay and enjoyed the capsule bed the privacy it has to offer. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the morning breakfast. We always strive to ensure that our guest feel comfortable and relaxed when they stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. The Capsule Hotel is closely located to many landmarks in the Colombo Vicinity including the train, bus stations.
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Logan Walker wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Star Anise Boutique Capsule is Sri Lanka’s first luxury capsule hotel that offers guests private sleeping sanctums at an affordable price. Each capsule is designed with a combination of modern and antique touch and comes with a seating area and a bathroom. They also come with modern amenities like television and free Wi-Fi. Some capsules also offer a view of the garden. The hotel offers a continental or à la carte breakfast.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Shanthev, Manager at Star Anise Boutique Capsules
Responded Feb 13, 2020
Dear Guest We would like to thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you with us! We are glad you had a good stay and enjoyed the capsule bed the privacy it has to offer. We hope our staff were able to assist you in your needs. Our single and premium capsule rooms do have windows which shows the buildings surrounding us. We hope that you have enjoyed the fixed menu breakfast offered to you. We always strive to ensure that our guest feel comfortable and relaxed when they stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.
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Žaneta B wrote a review Jan 2020
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One of the best place in Sri Lanka for stay and get a good sleep. The most comfortable bed and pillow! :) People there is so friendly and kind.! The space is very clean!!! Location is ideal because is very close to railway station. I really recommend. I don't believe Can exist better place than this in Colombo! :)
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Shanthev, Manager at Star Anise Boutique Capsules
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Dear Guest We would like to thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you with us! We are glad you had a good stay and enjoyed the capsule bed the privacy it has to offer. We are happy to know that our staff were able to assist you with your questions. We always strive to ensure that our guest feel comfortable and relaxed when they stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.
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Kelley Chang wrote a review Jan 2020
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My flight got delayed in India for 2 days so when I arrived in Colombo Sri Lanka at 4am my booking was canceled by my hotel... I went to the Star Anise capsule and the manager charged me 3 times the rate... I had no choice because at that hour a lot of places weren't open... I needed internet so I could rebook my stay at one of the hotels... I booked my room and took a 2 hour nap... I woke and the mam get approached me and demanded I give him a early check-in fee... The price of a night's stay there on top of the triple charge... This guy is shady and crooked... I left as soon as I could... You don't want to stay here with this kind crooked and courpt people... What would happen to you while you sleep there... I'm sternly warning all foreigners stay away from this place... That kind of practices are boadering criminal... Kelley
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Shanthev, Manager at Star Anise Boutique Capsules
Responded Jan 18, 2020
Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your constructive feedback. Firstly, we would like to address the issue of triple charge. we did not do that, our price is relatively economical for a one night stay and it is the price you will find on the online travel websites. We have checked our CCTV footage on money being handed over from you to the manager and it shows the correct amount for the bed rate. Please note that we are a capsule hotel and we pride our ourselves in ensuring our service standards are as such. Please note that we do have early a check in fee if you come in early and stay for the night. As such the manager had to inform you of the fees. He was not demanding in asking you for the money but only informing you since you wanted to stay for the night. Also we do know that you did not take a 2 hour nap but had a good sleep longer than 2 hours. We would like to inform you that if you do not want to pay the walk in rates, than you can do a reservation on the travel sites, but we would like to inform you to refrain from using words such as corrupt, crooked or boarding criminal. We have had many guest experience a wonderful stay with us and our reviews speak for itself.
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$28 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceColombo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Star Anise Boutique Capsules
Which popular attractions are close to Star Anise Boutique Capsules?
Nearby attractions include Laksala (0.10 miles), R. Premadasa Stadium (0.3 miles), and Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Star Anise Boutique Capsules?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Star Anise Boutique Capsules?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Star Anise Boutique Capsules?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Ocean, The Kingsbury, Kings Steakbar, and L.A.B.
Does Star Anise Boutique Capsules have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Star Anise Boutique Capsules offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Star Anise Boutique Capsules located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Colombo.
Are there any historical sites close to Star Anise Boutique Capsules?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Colombo Fort (0.2 miles), Wolvendaal Church (1.0 miles), and Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (3.1 miles).