I was very happy to receive an email from Colombo Haven Bed & Breakfast confirming my booking for the Palmyrah Den on the night I was to arrive in Colombo. Their response was quick and polite. This was in strong contrast to my experience when I arrived at their establishment at 1am (after advising them I was arriving at this time from Australia). The website directions made it easy for the cab driver to find the place. After 30 mins of ringing the door bell and calling the provided phone number, we gave up on the Colombo Haven B & B and were left to wander Galle Rd Colombo at 2am to find another hotel.
Luckily the Juliana Hotel down the room saved us.
I can't tell you what the rooms were like at the Colombo Haven B & B. The outside foyer looked nice in the dark. I would recommend booking a hotel with 24 hour reception rather than this establishment if you are arriving into Colombo late at night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With Daily rate of only $50-$60/night/double, and right next to the Sheraton Colombo (opening soon), why not stay in the best area in Colombo at an affordable B&B with 7 star hospitality? You can't miss Colombo Haven B&B either on the internet search, TripAdvisor or in person. We are one of the longest established B&Bs in Colombo. With a chef on site to make you fresh, customised breakfasts, lunch and dinner, we are as well known for our rooms and hospitality as our food. People even saying "it's the best food in the entire island" that they have had!(TripAdvisor reviews). Colombo Haven is a tastefully furnished four bedroom B&B located in the heart of the Colombo suburb of Colpity (Kollupitiya). Which is literally a stone's throw away from Liberty Plaza and is walking distance to places such as British council, American consulate, the presidential palace, Cinnamon Grand hotel, Galle Face Green, Liberty theatres, restaurants, carnival ice cream, Gangarama Temple, Vihara mahadevi park, etc. Facilities:• Air conditioned • modern bathrooms with Hot water• Five star hotel quality beds and linen• Freshly prepared breakfast,lunch, dinner, drinks • Free Internet/WiFi • 7 star hospitality!!! ... more less