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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

We have just returned from a holiday and stayed here in Colombo and returned 3 weeks later for our flight home. It is a quiet and historical place to stay, rooms are huge with ensuite, aircon and mossie nets. All rooms are quiet. Includes breakfast and Deepani and staff a delight to deal with. It is close to historical sights,... More 

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Giessen, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2016

As soon as you enter this super nice old villa, you feel very welcomed. The staff is just so nice. The rooms are big, cool and clean. There is a nice veranda where you can relax from busy Colombo. Breakfast is included. Everything was perfect! Definitely recommendable!

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1 Thank Leonie S
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87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We stayed here 3 nights and we had here nice time. The lady was very nice, helped us with the necesarry information about the surroundings (places to go, prices, food). The rooms are in older stylish house and we liked it. I had a nice flaire to stay here and in the evening to chill in one of those chairs... More 

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Raynham, Massachusetts
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a triple room (no a/c) for our first night in Colombo, and liked it so much that we stayed here again at the end of our journey. The guesthouse is clean, and has a lovely central area where breakfast is served in the morning. There is also an outdoor area that you can use to sit back... More 

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Toronto
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We spent a night here and enjoyed it. Centrally located, but quiet. They've kept the character of the nice colonial building with old furniture and historical pictures. Staff are friendly and helpful. Very good value for rather pricey Colombo.

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2 Thank unomarcus
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2016

200+ year old Dutch villa, spartan yet spacious room, clean & tidy. Close enough to walk to the art market to the south and Galle Face to the north. We had a late night flight to catch, and Deepani was kind enough to let us leave our bags after checkout and have an evening shower - thanks so much!

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

We arrived at 1.00 am to a ready-made, cool room. It was so welcoming. The rooms are basic but clean and our room (4) was spacious (we are 2 adults and a child). The breakfast is simple and satisfactory, lots of toast, coffee/tea, jam and a boiled egg. The main common area is very pleasant with a large and comfortable... More 

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1 Thank Jeannine O
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

What an elegant old colonial building. The rooms are big, clean and the air-con is wonderful. Our front room was not noisy and had some beautiful old furniture. Deepani and her staff are lovely and she is so helpful. Having a cold beer on the verandah in the evening was a Colombo highlight for us. There is a supermarket, great... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

A great budget option. Beautiful property. Good location. Helpful staff. Clean rooms and facilities with AC and fan. The coffees and toasts at breakfast just kept coming =) The porch area is perfect for winding down after a long day or if you're taking a mid-day break.

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2 Thank EmWu0000
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38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Beautifull property, very good location and the rooms.. I was speechless !! Very kind staff and very helpfull.. We are with a family of 4 and just checked in... But so far so good !! Happy we chose for YWCA 😄 rates are good for the quality that you get, wifi works very fast.. Again, staff very helpfull

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Additional Information about YWCA International Guest House

Address: 393 Colvin R. De SIlva Mw (Union Palace), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Number of rooms: 10
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“Room 4 is right near reception and you may be disturbed by talking and the phone.”
 of 5 bubbles JeannineO, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“There is a smaller, cheaper room available. Perfect for us but can be loud as it faces the street (don't know about other rooms)”
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 of 5 bubbles Sirenita1984, 4 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Be sure you have a quiet room. Some rooms are noisy (at the street side)”
 of 5 bubbles DirkVermeulen_13, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
“any room is good”
 of 5 bubbles nomad4838, 17 Mar 2014 | Read review
“1) Mosquitoes can be an issue so carry repellants or mosquito coils. (It is also provided by the hotel staff) 2) The rooms within the common dining area, although fitted with AC and far superior to the outside rooms, lack privacy.”
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  • Room 9
 of 5 bubbles jasonrebello, 10 Dec 2013 | Read review
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