I stayed at 55TG's for three nights and was delighted to be greeted with the artistic, light, calm and tranquil decor. The hotel is based away from busy roads, noise and pollution with mature trees, elegant furniture and wind chimes. The room was cooled prior to arrival and scented with lemongrass which added to the overall tranquility. The room contained lovely antique furnishings and very comfortable mattress and pillows. The owner Thanuj and his mother were very attentive, accommodating and helpful adding a personal touch to my stay. Thanuj is a talented interior designer with an abundance of stunning artwork which each carry their own interesting story. Madush was extremely attentive and diligent, ensuring that all of my needs were met. The food was absolutely delicious and varied, compliments to the Head Chef!I would definitely come back to 55TG's and will recommend it to my friends and colleagues when staying in Colombo.
55TG's - Angel's is simply breathtakingly beautiful! But it’s not beauty without a soul. The soul of this particular property being the owner Thanuj. Warm, friendly, extremely helpful yet completely non-intrusive. This review would be incomplete without the mention of the caretaker of the property- Madhu. Just so sweet, helpful and accommodating at all times. Both him and Anuj were up late to welcome me after my midnight flight into Colombo. Madhu was present to help me with whatever I needed- sudden dinner cravings, tuk tuks into the city, traditional Sri Lankan breakfast etc. I must also mention Anuj’s super sweet mother who made me feel so welcomed when she came to my room with some yummy home-made cake. A real treat after a long day of travelling! Adding to the homely charm of the estate are their 3-4 dogs. I’m a dog person and loved having them around.
Coming back to the actual property, the hospitality of the residents is matched by the beauty of this lovely home-stay. The rooms are exclusively and tastefuly designed by Anuj himself who is also an interior designer. Each room is different but each room has a royal, regal feel to it and your first thoughts as you enter the place are “Wow! I wouldn’t want to disturb anything in this room. It’s so picture perfect!”
I would recommend this place to everyone, anytime!
The only minor complaint I had, which really isn’t that much, was that the TV was not working throughout my stay and could not be turned on. That being said, chances are you’ll be spending the whole exploring the beauty of Sri Lanka and won’t even need it.
All in all, perfect 5 stars for this beautiful, artistic abode.
Beautiful and relaxed place, very tastefully decorated with all comfort at hand. Kindest reception by the family and especially Madu who made sure nothing was missing. Loacation bit far from key locations, but easily reachable with tuk tuk or taxi.
We stayed at 55s for 4 nights at the studio, they have another one bedroom too.
The B$B option was great, Madusha does a great job, free WiFi included.
Centrally located place, hidden Jen.
This is, without a doubt, the best place to stay in Colombo. As soon as I arrived, I was greeted by Madhu, the sweet, polite and accommodating butler, and Thanuj - the host. I also met the hosts brother, mother and the lady who cooks delicious food on the premises. I felt it was a privilege to be able to stay in his home and meet his family, gaining an insight into the way they live, his impeccable taste in art, design and interior styling and learning a little about Buddhism. I was upgraded to the Angel's studio apartment and had the most comfortable stay. It exuded freshness, being spacious, super clean and flooded with natural light. It has a large wardrobe, washing machine, kitchen and luxurious sink and shower area. I would therefore highly recommend it for longer stays. Thanuj was charismatic and clearly has bags of experience in the hospitality industry. Breakfast was a definite highlight - healthy and really hit the spot. Overall, I thought it was excellent value for money, being able to live in a luxurious apartment in a quiet residential area, with the location being close enough to all that Colombo has to offer.
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Beautiful place, tastefully decorated with high-end furnishings and crafts. A constant cool breeze flows through the windows and for more privacy there's A/C and dim lighting. The view is into the city and the nearby village. There's a full kitchen available, seating, dining and full en-suite bath. The oversized bed and linens are carefully created and constructed for ultra comfort. I will definitely be back when I visit the beautiful country again! Thank you and looking forward to staying again.
I arrived earlier than the expected check in time and the host Thanuj was very flexible and prepared the place for me in a few minutes. The butler prepared me a nice Ceylon tea while I was waiting. When I entered the room I was amazed by the collection of art, antiques, and the interiors. The room was lightly sprayed with a nice lemon grass incence which was quite relaxing and the place was nicely chilled with air conditioning. The room (Tresure) has a beautiful bathroom which is opened to a private garden with a direct view of a small lotus pond which was so peaceful. Even the bathroom is decorated with nice artwork ! There was a collection of architectural, historical, and local novels which I wish I had more time to go through but would be so nice for a traveller who's planning to stay longer in Colombo. The host Thanuj is so very friendly and was kind enough to take his time to recommend me best restaurants in the area for me to have lunch and dinner. There were fruits, juice, oatmeal, milk, yogurt, tea, coffee and biscuits which was very convenient as I had to check out early in the morning to leave to Kandy. The stay in Colombo had never been more convenient and relaxing thanks to 55TG's. The host gave me a tour of the upstairs open plan apartment 'Angels' which included a laundry area, fully equipped pantry and kitchen. The place was so peaceful and eligant! I will definitely come stay there next time I come to Colombo for a longer stay. I would recommend 55TG's for any individual traveler or a couple coming to colombo and wants a peaceful and homely place to stay with a true Srilankan hospitality experience.