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“Feels like home”
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House of Arts
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“Feels like home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We loved this hotel and give more of a homely feeling. It's not the most luxurious place in the world, but for the price, it was great. The interior was really beautiful and loved the antique things all over the place. We got a continental breakfast included which was perfect for setting us up for the day. Samy and Rishan were very friendly and jovial and they gave us a good explanation about their antique collection and the history behind every piece. It is such a convenient place to the main road and just walking distance to the lovely Mount Beach.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

The first time I walked into the House of Arts I knew what Alice must have felt entering Wonderland! It was a complete surprise - walk in with an open mind and you'll discover why its owners movie maker Samy and his wife Rishan call it the House of arts! Every corner of the house has a hidden story to tell - a picture on a wall, a lamp hanging overhead and a collection of exotic paintings from all corners of the planet - even the stairway is an adventure! The only catch was you might not want to stay in your room with so many things to look at outside! Not for the faint hearted though - the bright red walls and interior may not appeal to some but it's boldly different and makes the House of Arts a truly unique place to stay! Frenchtastic!

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about House of Arts

Property: House of Arts
Address: Beach Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautifully and artistically designed old colonial house, full of the charm of old Ceylon. La Maison des Arts is situated just 100 meters from the beach. House of Arts has 5 charming double rooms with attached bathrooms, which give you a feel of going back in time with its many colours and designs. The beach is walking distance and it's close to the amazing nightlife of Mount Lavinia. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
House Of Arts Sri Lanka/Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

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