The SpaceVilla Nelum (Lotus House) is a modern architect-designed house completed in 2013 and situated in a large secure gated garden. There are 3 equal sized bedrooms, one double, and two twin (all air-conditioned). Two spacious bathrooms, a light and airy open plan lounge & dining area, with an adjacent modern kitchen.
Conveniently situated in Tudella (near the town of Ja-Ela), just 6 miles from Colombo Bandaranakaye Airport (CMB). It lies in a quiet residential area, yet only 800 yards from the main Colombo road, an ideal base for the independent traveller from which to explore the island and as a useful stopover on arrival, or prior to departure. One can reach the centre of Colombo (about 13 miles away) using the newly-built Expressway in a short time.
The vibrant seaside town of Negombo lies just 11 miles away, with its modern hotels, pools, beaches, restaurants and shops.
The area provides an excellent starting point for a tour around the whole island to discover all the wonders that Sri Lanka offers. Guest AccessThe bungalow is light and airy, built to Western standards of safety and comfort; with level access throughout with only a few steps into the garden which surrounds the whole house. It has ample secure parking with a large car port for sun protection.
Guests will have exclusive use of the entire bungalow and garden.
The three spacious air conditioned bedrooms, provide flexible accommodation for a total of 6 guests.
There are two beautiful bathrooms, all towels and bed linen provided.
The kitchen is fully equipped including a duel fuel (gas/electric) cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave oven and water filter.
Delicious home-cooked meals can be provided by prior arrangement. Interaction with GuestsThe tranquil oasis that is Villa Nelum is situated in a friendly residential community in a large garden, overseen by Mervyn’s sister, Beatrice, who lives in the adjoining property.
Beatrice along with her daughter and niece will welcome guests and ensure that their stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
They will be available as required to cook for or with guests by prior arrangement at an additional cost. The NeighborhoodA tranquil home from home, part of a peaceful and friendly community, where you can explore the local shops and facilities in Tudella and Ja-Ela, including banks, bus and train stations.
Both western and Asian foods are available in supermarkets, as are a full range of household items.
The scenic coastal road takes you into Negombo, with its lovely lagoon and colourful fishing boats where you will find many excellent hotels, pools, restaurants and beaches, a good place to sample the fresh fish.
Drive the new express way into the capital of Colombo although traffic can still be heavy near the city, it is well worth a visit. Try taking tea at the old Galle Face hotel. Getting AroundWhile there are plenty of buses and trains, Tuc-Tucs (three-wheelers) and taxis are modestly priced, usually more convenient and easily arranged.
While taxis are readily available at the airport, private transport can be arranged with prior agreement, to pick you up on arrival or to drop you off for departure.
Both local trips and longer tours can be arranged to help you make the most of the amazing experiences that await you in Sri Lanka! Other Things to NoteSri Lanka packs so much into a small space: scenery, history and culture, fauna and flora, precious stones and cuisine, to name just a few. Having explored extensively and enjoyed what the island has to offer, we are passionate about Sri Lanka, and are keen to share it with our guests and ensure that they make the most of their trip.
Therefore, we are happy to offer help and advice with:
- Planning your trip
- Advice on flights
- Booking your tour with a guide , transport and accommodation.