Our stay at the shalimar residence has been the highlight of our Sri Lanka trip. The property is very well maintained. Rooms and bathrooms are in excellent condition. And in addition to this, the experience is made complete with excellent home made food. The star of the show is Deva all along. A big thanks to him for taking care of us during our stay. Deva helped us with our questions on Colombo sightseeing. He cooked several varieties of tasty curries. We will remember this for a very long time. Hope to come back again.
Beautiful house with amazing service, especially for the price! Deva - the house-keeper -- will give you an amazing introduction to Sri Lanka.
The house is not located in the most touristy of locations, but it is a great place to see how Sri Lankan families actually live. It is clean and comfortable and provides all the necessary facilities.
The owner is the friendliest landlord we've met in all of Sri Lanka. He was ready to help us with anything we needed, and offered us laundry service for a very reasonable price.
One of the best houses we've been to so far. Would definitely come here again :)
This was a fantastic home base. The house is lovely, a lot bigger than you would think. The air-conditioning in the bedrooms is really effective- and needed, the rest of the house stayed pretty cool with the ceiling fans , we were here in June when it was pretty hot and rainy but the house was comfortable. Deva, the caretaker is a wonderful person. He helped us so much, with not just the day to day but also when we all got sick with a 24 hour bug and also on the crazy busy day of my brother's wedding even organising food for a traditional Sri Lankan breakfast table. He is also a phenomenal cook and taught me how to make Ambul Thiyal, which he says would keep for a month.. we wouldn't know, it was all eaten up in a day . My sister and her two kids occupied two of the bedrooms I. The house and were kept entertained looking for tiny native iguanas in the garden, watching cable and chilling out. It's quiet here and you feel you're in an oasis, but it's only a 15-20 minutes taxi ride to the heart of Colombo..Get Deva to help with the directions to the taxi driver... Thank you Deva for making our holiday so easy to enjoy.