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Palm Nest
Ranked #6 of 148 Colombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Vilnius, Lithuania
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A good place to stay”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

I stayed in Palm Nest in January 2014. The reception was very warm. The hostess cooked a good home-made traditional breakfast and helped in organizing sightseeing.Good location. Recommended for budget travellers.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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anomi_desilva, Owner at Palm Nest, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Hi Irina,

Thank you very much for choosing Palm Nest for your accommodation in colombo and for taking time for your wonderful review on Tripadvisor.. We hope you had a great time in Sri Lanka... Hope to see you again...Best Regards.. Anomi
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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Our family of 5 stayed here in December 2013 and found it a tranquil and well run place to stay. Anomi organised transport with no fuss and the breakfasts were delicious. Though not right in town easily got to by tuk.Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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anomi_desilva, Owner at Palm Nest, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Hi..

Thank you very much for choosing Palm Nest for your accommodation in colombo and for taking your time for your wonderful review on Tripadvisor and for appreciating our services and hospitality. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and recommending our place to other travellers as well.. All the best your entire family... Warm Regards - Anomi
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

A nice quiet place, but difficult to find, even for local Sri Lankan tuk tuk drivers. The rooms were clean. Make sure you check which room is booked for you at the time of booking. Though our room was clean, the bathroom was on the ground floor, which made things a bit inconvenient. There were better rooms available at the same cost. The host Anoma was very hospitable. You could take printout of your tickets here. A recommendation to our fellow travelers: House of Fashion is pretty close by. Try not to visit House of Fashion during the weekends. It is super crowded.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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anomi_desilva, Owner at Palm Nest, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Hello Dhillip,

Thank you very much for choosing Palm Nest for your accommodation in Colombo and for taking time for your wonderful review on tripadvisor and for appreciating our services and hospitality. Hope you had a memorable holiday in Sri Lanka with happy memories to take back home... Looking forward to have you again with us in the future...Regards - Anomi
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Kent, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Four of us (two couples) stayed at Palm Nest B&B for 3 nights. Our rooms were lovely, everything was stylish and spotlessly clean. Anomi and Vipul are a lovely couple who made us all feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble - they gave us lots of help and advice, booked taxis and auto-rickshaws whenever we needed them, booked spa treatments, organised a laundry service, made phone calls for us etc. Anomi prepared a Sri Lankan breakfast for us on 2 of the 3 mornings and the food was delicious. Palm Nest is quite a way out of the centre of Colombo, but it is a very nice, peaceful area to stay. There is also good Wi-Fi there which is free. We were so happy with our stay that we have booked to stay again before we fly from Colombo. Very good value for money and highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank butterfills
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anomi_desilva, Owner at Palm Nest, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Hi Tracey,

Thank you very much for choosing Palm Nest for your accommodation in Colombo and for taking your time for a wonderful review on Tripadvisor and for appreciating our services and hospitality.

It was a pleasure to have such nice people staying over with us kept the place clean and were really friendly. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and recommending our place to other travellers as well.

Stay safe on your travels.. See you on 30th March.. Give our loving regards to your sister and John..

Warm regards - Anomi & Vipul...
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Anomi and Vipul has done a great job in making our stay a memorable and pleasant stay. We stayed with them for 4 days and must say it felt like home. I visited srilanka with my hubby and parents in the month of Nov 2013, first was a skeptical if my parents will be comfortable in a B&B since its the first time we r satying in a b&b but Anomi made sure that my parents and including us really comfortable and welcomed. They hospitality was Top Notch. She gave alot of trip advice and help us visit places in srilanka. One more thing about Anomi is that she is an "amazing cook". Loved the String Hoppers, Milk Cake,Dhal Curry, Fish Curry.. it was delicious and mouth watering:). My hubby and my parents still talk bout them... Thank you..
We definitely love to visit them again and spend more time.. Truly you guys are the best and amazing hosts

Anomi you have a beautiful home and i loved the decor.

Thank you for the wonderful and memorable time :)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank sallyjmenezes
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anomi_desilva, Owner at Palm Nest, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Hi Shalini,

Thank you very much for choosing Palm Nest for your accommodation in Colombo and for taking your time for a wonderful review on tripadvisor for appreciating our services and hospitality.

Looking forward to have you again with us in the future..

Our best wishes to your entire family..

Warm Regards - Anomi & Vipul
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Anomi's place is not directly in the city, which turned out to be both great and frustrating at the same time. You need quite some time to get to the city centre (a lot of traffic), but after a whole day of urban jungle, this getaway was more than welcome.

The stay was amongst our moust expensive ones, but the rooms were amazing and the hosts are more than welcoming, so it's a great way to start discovering Sri Lanka.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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anomi_desilva, Owner at Palm Nest, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Hi...

Its nice to hear from a very interesting couple from Slovenia...

Thank you very much for choosing Palm Nest for your accommodation in Colombo and for taking your time for your a wonderful review on Tripadvisor and for appreciating our services and hospitality..We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.. It was lovely having you stay with us. We look forward to have you again with us in the future... A very happy new year to both of you...

Warm regards - Anomi
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stayed with Anomi and Yipul at the end of November 2013. They were both awesome hosts. Anomi couldn't do more for us to make our holiday special. She arranged all the transport for us and gave us loads of trip advice. We were travelling with 2 young boys and one morning Yipul played soccer with the boys for ages. They loved both Anomi and Yipul and still talk about them since we've been home. We stayed there for 3 wonderful nights and would love to visit again in the future should we come to Sri Lanka. Their house is a little way out of the city but it's just what you need in a busy city - to retreat to a quiet place. Anomi's food was fantastic! We loved her Sri Lankan breakfasts every day. Wish we could have brought her home with us. The place was immaculately clean - sorry Anomi we made a big mess for you every day.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank AussieFamily_of4_12
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anomi_desilva, Owner at Palm Nest, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Hi Jane..

Thank you so much for choosing Palm Nest for your accommodation in Colombo and for taking your time for a wonderful review on Tripadvisor.. Hope you had a memorable holiday in Sri Lanka with happy memories to take back home...We were so happy to host such a lovely family. We look forward to have you again with us in the future.. Our best wishes to your entire family.. Happy New Year - 2014....!!!!
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Property: Palm Nest
Address: No. 237/9B, Vijaya Mawatha | Rajamaha Vihara Road, Pita Kotte, Colombo 01100, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 148 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Palm Nest 2.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an approved BnB and Homestay accommodation provider by the Tourism Development Authority of Sri Lanka under "Superior" category. Licence No. HSU/2013/0023 & Registration No. SLTDA/SQA/HSU/0363Owned and managed by a couple who worked as banking professionals.This is a modern newly built house, 8 km away from Central Colombo located in Administrative capital in Sri Lanka, which gives a a calm and quiet environment and a lot of attractions of exotic birds and the occasional Monkeys who cross overClose distance to Banks, Hospitals, Supermarkets, Restaurants (Thai, Chinese, Indian, KFC, Pizza Hut, Dominos, Mc Donald) and coffee shops, ODEL (Premium fashion store) and other shopping complexes, Ancient temples and churches and also the Parliament Complex and Ferry rides in the Diyawanna Lake.This guest house offers 03 specious, very clean Double Rooms with attached bath. All rooms are featuring Tiled Floor, hot and cold water, Double Beds, Ceiling Fans, Dressing Table, Wardrobe, writing table, chairs, Mosquito Nets, Chairs. Also a large common sitting area and a specious TV Lounge that can be used by all guests. Towels and bed linen is provided and changed on regular basis. Room Rate includes the regular room cleaning and bills.We ensure that all your needs are undertaken and provide you a friendly, caring and secure atmosphere, to make your stay a nice and memorable one. Free advices and guidance on your tour.. Arranging tours according to your budget on your request.. ... more   less 
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