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Ellen’s Place

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Ellen's Place was named after Ellen Senanayake - the youngest child of Mudaliyar Don Charles Gemoris Attygalle and his wife Peternella Abeykoon. Ellen Senanayake contributed much to Ceylon's independence struggle, being the supportive wife of F. R. Senanayake, one of the post independence national heroes who propelled the Independence movement. Ellen Senanayake, who at one point owned all the houses and land down Shady Grove Avenue in Colombo 8, built a house for her personal physician who was expected to live there and treat her and other members of her family. Years later, the house was inherited by her great grandson Hon. Vasantha Senanayake, a young and dynamic parliamentarian who decided to convert the beautiful house to a modern boutique hotel, yet retaining some features of its original decor. He decided to name the property "Ellen's Place" in memory of his great grandmother, an ardent Buddhist, generous Philanthropist, astute businesswoman and a devoted mother to her six children.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Golf course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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We loved our stay here, 2 nights before setting out on our adventure and one on the way back to airport. Staff did everything to make us feel welcome; nothing was too much trouble. Delicious food. Our first and then last 'rice and curry' of holiday. And our bench mark!
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(1) Good services / サービス Every staff was helpful. You can stay comfortably. / スタッフはみなよく声をかけてくれて助かる。よい滞在が望める。 (2) Good location / 地の利 Any touristic places within 10-20 minutes by cheap tuktuks. However you will need "Google map" or "PickMe App" to lead your tuktuk
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We where absolutely surprised to experience this hidden treasure in this huge Asian Metropol of Colombo. The whole staff is doing an extraordinary job to make you feel at home. The property isn't huge but they did an outstanding job to make it look bigger because of a swimming
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This was a pure internet find and a perfect landing. They arranged late night airport pick up. They did all they promised and more. The food is great and my wife is their first Wheel Chair guest and this place works perfect for this too.. Super friendly staff. Amazing food.
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We arrived slightly early from our first night in Negombo. We were warmly greeted, and given our room early. We had missed breakfast, so ordered food and ate by the pool. Good sandwiches, and good price too. The room was huge, we were upstairs, great air con, and a sofa area.
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How many rooms?
seven Rooms : 2 Standard Rooms 4 Deluxe Rooms 1 Suite
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distance from the International airport
32 km
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"Think they are all the same."
"Wheel chair we needed ground floor. They have a few. The entire ground floor, dining and pool area works very well for special needs."
"We had a luxury suite, which was huge"
"We had a big one over looking the pool on the first floor, 207"
"As it's not on a main road so I guess all are quiet."
$75 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceColombo
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