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“Great service and value for money. A quite and comfortable place to stay in the heart of the city.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Whitehouse Residencies
Ranked #27 of 131 Colombo B&B and Inns
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“Great service and value for money. A quite and comfortable place to stay in the heart of the city.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for one night here and was pleasantly surprised. Large rooms with comfy beds and pillows aircon and fan. Good location for the price making it great value for money. Best of all - the attentive service was very helpful. Only criticism - the breakfast was OK - not bad - just average, apart from that nothing bad to say at all.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Nice but very hard to find.

Remember, tell drivter to drive you to ""Abdul Cafoor Mawatha'' and Hotel is one minut walk away there. Hotel is one of the bests, best and very nice and clean. New building and host 'Hasanka" is very cool guy. It is also very safe place and you will be nice there.

We would go there again if I have to go to Colombo.


But Colombo is sucs, bad terrible. Terrible place, people are bad, streets are dirty and like Africa. Anarchy is over ther.

We would never go in Colombo in my life, ever again. DO NOT GO THERE, beleve me.

Room Tip: Any room is good
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Pedja-Maka
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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

This place is clean, had a nice kingsize bed, minibar, good bathroom, dvd-and satelite-facilities and free wifi.Breakfast is good, and the time of breakfast I could decide by myself. It's a house at a good shopping location in Colombo. Shops are on walking distance. With the guard in front of the house, I felt totally safe here (woman alone). Staff Kassanka is very honest and friendly, and helped me in a professional, polite manner. Fair price. I really recommend this place!

Room Tip: When you want to ask something, just call Kassanka with the phone. Even there's no real receptio...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank miss C
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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed there one night during our trip in Sri Lanka. This place is centrally located with shopping centre very close. Staff is very friendly and helpful. This is a good location for 1-2 day stay in the capital of Sri-Lanka.
We were very pleased to see full tooth care set in the bathroom (forgot ours). Rooms are clean.
We stayed in suit and there were 2 balconies - one from the bathroom and second from the living room (yes you have living room and bedroom). There was a mini bar with reasonable priced drinks.
In total will rate it as a strong 3 star European hotel.
But couple of minuses that decreased my mark to VERY GOOD from Excellent
1) For private sector apartment style hotel 100 USD per night seems to be a little bit expensive.
2) We had some conserns regarding security - there was no real safe box in the room (or we did not find it and there were only wardrobe with a key), the balcony doors were so weak with a lock like in the bathroom at home (and there was stairs to the roof).
3) Breakfast is local cousine. But I am sure that in case of the request it could be European. Also quite poor for the price they charge.
4) Problem for most of the hotels in Sri Lanka, some strange smell in the room.
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But despite of all above I would recommend this hotel for 1-2 night stays for your trip over the country.

Room Tip: Better pay a little bit more and get a suite.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Konstantin1978
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Warrington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed for one night in the Suite - very much like a 4/5 star suite, with a lounge, bedroom and bathroom, and a great balcony giving views of Colombo all around.

It offers a nice, modern, clean break from the hot, choked hustle and bustle of Colombo below. The bespoke hot breakfast is also very good.

$100 per night is pretty expensive for Sri Lanka, but you are guaranteed a good, comfortable night sleep, which is rare in Colombo!

Although the location is good (200 r tuk tuk ride from Fort), it is not easy to find (down a side alley) - make sure you have a map as none of the taxi drivers, police or members of the public had heard of it, making it very difficult to locate to begin with!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 2OLEGEND
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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146 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

We stayed one night in the suite, which was as comfortable as a five-star hotel and much more spacious.
The owner was so welcoming and cared for all our needs including an early breakfast and taxi.
Breakfast was generous, hot, Sri Lankan curries, fresh fruit, rotis, juice and yoghurt.
The room was fresh with crisp white linen , comfortable bed, great bathroom, toiletries. Suggest you ask how to operate spA bath if unsure.
Sitting room was a great place to chill on lounge and watch DVDs from big collection.
We could walk to Barefoot, Paradise Rd cafe, Liberty Plaza and Green Cabin easily from here.
Highly recommend this well-priced accommodation to anyone who likes quality and value for money

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Colombo
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

Real value for a place this size, location and breakfast. Exceptional service, you are made to feel at home instantly. Its a rather new place in the city, close to restaurants, shopping malls, the museum and a 5 minute drive to the fort train station. Its a family run boutique style residence which has a very clean, tidy and stylish sense about it. One of the places you feel you wish you could have one day more!

Room Tip: Go for the Penthouse Suite for a few extra dollars. Has a jacuzzi tub and huge private balcony.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrew N
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Property: Whitehouse Residencies
Address: 265/2 R.A.De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #27 of 131 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
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Hotel Class:3 star — Whitehouse Residencies 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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