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Sitting Area within the fully air conditioned Bedroom
Cozy double bed, with reading lamp, opening up to Dining Area
View of Gregory's Road (aka R.G Senanayake Mawatha). The flat is located at a lane off this roa
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Location of “Self-Catering Tranquility” The space is located in a highly residential area of Colombo, surrounded by a number of foreign missions such as Japanese, British, Australian, Swiss, Canadian etc. Its uniquely convenient location ensures that guests can easily reach many local points of interest; while being surrounded by streets with lush greenery. The city's numerous attractions such as the National Art Gallery, Museum, Independence Square, Viharamahadevi Park, The Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond) Theatre - fully equipped performance centre in Colombo, Sambodhi Vihara Temple, International Meditation Centre, Bandaranaike International Conference Hall etc. are within ten minute walk from the flat. Despite the absence of the noise and pollution typical for a city center, it is only a 1...Location of “Self-Catering Tranquility” The space is located in a highly residential area of Colombo, surrounded by a number of foreign missions such as Japanese, British, Australian, Swiss, Canadian etc. Its uniquely convenient location ensures that guests can easily reach many local points of interest; while being surrounded by streets with lush greenery. The city's numerous attractions such as the National Art Gallery, Museum, Independence Square, Viharamahadevi Park, The Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond) Theatre - fully equipped performance centre in Colombo, Sambodhi Vihara Temple, International Meditation Centre, Bandaranaike International Conference Hall etc. are within ten minute walk from the flat. Despite the absence of the noise and pollution typical for a city center, it is only a 10-15 minutes ride to many key locations in town. Many restaurants and fast food outlets are located in the neighborhood such as McDonald's, KFC, Coffee Bean, Coco Veranda, Odel food outlets, Urban Kitchen, Bread Talk and many more. Cargills, ARPICO and Laugfs super markets are within a ten minute ride. The latest high-end shopping malls: 'Racecourse Shopping Precinct' and 'Arcade Independence Square' are within a fifteen minute walk. Several cycling tracks are around for you to enjoy riding, and two bicycles are provided, free of charge, to experience this pleasure; which is becoming increasingly popular among Colombo folks..! This flat is a superb base to discover the many facets of the city, while living in self-catering tranquility. About the property A single air-conditioned large bed room with wooden furniture, artificial timbre flooring (in bedroom) and a separate bathroom with hot-water, offers travelers a quiet and comfortable haven to rest and recuperate. The bed-room has a large collection of books, including cookery books, and a reading table, to cater to different tastes. The bedroom opens, at the back, to our home garden and children's play area, but access will be provided once the pet dogs are locked up. The living cum dining room is separately air-conditioned and has cable TV, Wi-Fi connectivity, refrigerator, water-cooler, leather chairs and dining table, and ironing board. The kitchenette is fully equipped with gas and electric utensils and various other appliances, such as electric bread-toaster, rice-cooker, kettle, and microwave-oven are available and these could be supplemented, on request, with special appliances such as barbecue oven, bread-maker, electric deep-oil fryer etc. The flat has a separate gate and an entrance. The guests will be given the keys to enable them to can move about freely. The open space at the entrance to the flat has an exercise machine “Total-Gym” for the guests' exclusive use. Guest Access Meals Meals are not provided but provisions are made available, free of charge, for two days to prepare breakfast such as milk, coffee, sugar, eggs, butter, yogurt, cereal and tropical fruits. House Keeping Linen and towels are provided and an extra set is provided for long term visitors. A fully automatic washing machine and washing powder are available for the guests to do their own washing. A cloth-rack for drying washed clothes is available in the open-yard in front. Toiletries including soap, bath liquid, shampoo, toothpaste, shaving cream, cologne, air-freshener and toilet paper are provided. Dust pans are provided in the kitchen and bathroom with a large garbage can outside which will be collected daily. Airport pick up Airport pick up can be arranged. But it is more convenient to get an Air Port taxi which will cost Sri Lanka Rupees 2500 and extra 300 for the highway toll. The ride will take around 20 minutes on a typical day. Check-in and check-out times Check in time is flexible subject to the previous days booking. Very late checking-in is not encouraged. Check out time is 12 noon but could be made flexible depending on the next booking. Interaction with Guests Depending on the interests, the guests could discuss Eastern philosophy and Tai Chi Qigong practice. The Neighborhood It is the most expensive residential area in Colombo with large houses in the neighborhood. The Canadian, Swiss, Japanese and Australian embassies are all on Gregory's Road. Several restaurants are within walking distance from the house. Getting around The main public roads namely, Buller's Road and Horton Place, are just a five minute walk from the flat. Other Things to Note If the guests are interested Eastern cooking could be demonstrated using modern kitchen equipment.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Gamini K
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is hands down the best place to stay in all of Colombo! Beautiful neighborhood with easy access to restaurants, shops, banks/ATM. The flat is outfitted with everything you could possibly need for a home away from home--full kitchen, washer/dryer, full bath, AC/ceiling fans, walk-in...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Sherpa695541
gamini k, VR Owner at Self-catering Tranquility..., responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

It was a pleasure to host Crystal who was very appreciative of that we could offer. gamini

Reviewed 10 August 2017

My son of 10 and I stayed at Gamini's Self Catering Tranquillity for 5 days; then my Husband joined us and three of us stayed for further 3 days. Gamini, from the beginning had been so helpful and kind and he is one of the...More

Date of stay: August 2017
2  Thank Araliya13
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Right from the day I booked this apartment Gamini was very helpful sending details of events in and around Colombo, a map of the immediate area and directions to the apartment for the taxi dropping us from the airport. Our flight arrived early in the...More

Date of stay: March 2016
4  Thank northoftheborder2013
Reviewed 25 February 2016

How you feel about this apartment will depend on what is important to you and your tolerance for the noise of an extended family. Gamini, without any doubt, is the kindest, most helpful, and intelligent host one could ever hope for. He truly wants you...More

Date of stay: December 2015
7  Thank aroundthenextcorner4
gamini k, VR Owner at Self-catering Tranquility..., responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2016

Tranquility has several connotations. One is a state of mind realized by insight and it is not dependent on external factors. The other common understanding is that the environment generates tranquility. However, we will look into reducing sound level.

Reviewed 5 July 2015

I stayed here with a friend for one month and I couldn't be happier with my stay. The location was great, we could walk to our place of work. The neighbourhood is very safe and tuk-tuks are easily available. There are many great places to...More

Date of stay: June 2015
1  Thank tsumwanyi
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Reviewed 10 January 2015

I had a remarkable time during my stay. Great location, easy access to several offices and recreation centers. Spacious bedroom has a sitting area for reading while facing to the garden. Dining area seats for four people, complementing the well equipped kitchen providing all the...More

Date of stay: December 2014
1  Thank Indra20
gamini k, VR Owner at Self-catering Tranquility..., responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

It was a pleasure to host them, they kept a very tidy and clean flat and were very helpful in managing the flat during their stay. Gamini

Reviewed 2 October 2014

Recently the two of us were in Colombo to attend a professional gathering in BMICH, and were directed to “Self catering tranquility “ by a mutual friend. We stayed there for 2 nights. The location was perfect. It is situated In the center of posh...More

Date of stay: September 2014
1  Thank Gamed77
gamini k, VR Owner at Self-catering Tranquility..., responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2014

It was a pleasure hosting a couple like you and I am thankful for the kind review you have posted. You surely were able to grasp the essence of the location. I would be more than glad to welcome you, on your next visit to...More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2014

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Date of stay: February 2014
gamini k, VR Owner at Self-catering Tranquility..., responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Books
Ceiling Fans
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Paper Towels Provided
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Good Nightlife
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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Car not needed
Activities nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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