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This is essentially a small guest house so we weren’t expecting the level of service we received, it was a really pleasant surprise. We arrived at a ridiculous time in the morning and my husbands luggage had been lost also so a terrible start to...More
What compels me to go back and review this hotel 2 months after our stay? The Staff! They were truly hospitable. They handled all of our many and various requests (transport, activities, laundry, logistics, beds, food, World Cup on the TV, you name it, we...More
Beautiful boutique hotel . Ambience of an old world Ceylon charm with all the modern conveniences . Fabulous staff delicious food, big clean rooms with character . Great pool to cool off in . We enjoyed our stay immensely .
Staff here very helpful and kind , went extra to help to get daughters mobile fixed taking it to shop and back for us , rooms big with big bathroom with separate shower and bath. Good WiFi . Excellent breakfast, safe in room with digital...More
This was our 2nd stay here and not disappointed, equally as good as last year. The staff are very attentive helpful even giving us an umbrella to take with us as thought it was about to rain, they saved the day!
The room was amazing...More
Ellen's Place was named after Ellen Senanayake - the youngest child of Mudaliyar Don Charles Gemoris Attygalle and his wife Peternella Abeykoon. Ellen Senanayake contributed much to Ceylon's independence …Morestruggle, being the supportive wife of F. R. Senanayake, one of the post independence national heroes who propelled the Independence movement. Ellen Senanayake, who at one point owned all the houses and land down Shady Grove Avenue in Colombo 8, built a house for her personal physician who was expected to live there and treat her and other members of her family. Years later, the house was inherited by her great grandson Hon. Vasantha Senanayake, a young and dynamic parliamentarian who decided to convert the beautiful house to a modern boutique hotel, yet retaining some features of its original decor. He decided to name the property "Ellen's Place" in memory of his great grandmother, an ardent Buddhist, generous Philanthropist, astute businesswoman and a devoted mother to her six children. Less
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