The SpaceModern, minimalist design, spacious and recently renovated two-floor apartment in central Colombo located above a photography studio.
Bright and spacious living room, with a modern open kitchen, which includes an oven, a microwave, and a nespresso machine. The dining area overlooks the living space with a large couch, a flat screen TV and blu-ray player. Large french widows in the living area open up to a terrace facing a small street.
The master bedroom with shower and toilet is located on the second floor, and the smaller bedroom with attached bathroom is on the first floor. Both bedrooms are air-conditioned.
The apartment is perfect for one or two couples or friends traveling. Guest AccessAccess to the apartment is through the studio entrance. Guest have full access to the top two floors which is the whole apartment. Interaction with GuestsFamily next door will provide keys when guests arrive. For longer term stays, the cleaning will be done during mornings on Mondays and Thursdays between 10.00 and 15.00. In case of emergency, the host will provide a contact number. The NeighborhoodThe location of the apartment is in the very center of Colombo, with Ward Place at only a five to ten minute tuc tuc drive away. The area is called Colombo -09 or Little Borella.
Ward Place is a busy central Colombo street which has several ATMs, a lovely coffee shop called Coco Veranda, a supermarket where most essential food shopping can be done, as well as the shopping center ODEL which has a dialog phone shop where SIM cards can be purchased, lunch restaurants and Spa Ceylon White Spa outlet for relaxing after a long trip.
Right next to ODEL you have the Victoria Park, which is lovely for a day time stroll. Ward Place and Victoria Park are part of the lovely residential area Colombo -07, which is great to get around both through walking and tuc tuc rides.
Dining and Shopping
During the day many great places to eat can be found close to Colombo -07 with a few favorites such as Sugar Bristo which serves breakfast, lunch or dinner and is located Crescat mall next to the Cinnamon Grand Hotel.
A bit further on is one of the top 50 restaurants in Asia by the name Nihombashi for fabulous Japanese cuisine which is not to be missed. Other really good restaurants are Gallery Café and Barefoot Gallery, which both have unique souvenir shops.
For a little bit of a french touch, the host especially recommends Café Français for fine french cuisine with a lively bar specially on a Thu-Sat evenings (near Victoria Park on Park Street), as well as Sugar 41 which is in Col-07, Cinnamon Gardens. Both places are at about 10min distance from the apartment with a tuc tuc.
Other fantastic places to shop nearby is PR, a much recommended boutique which can be found down Horton Place, 7 min away from the apartment, housing a unique selection of cloths and products. A little bit further away, on Duplication Road in Colombo-06, we would recommend you to visit Atelier Touché for beautiful women's wear design. Getting AroundThe easiest and cheapest way to get around Colombo is by tuc tuc taxi. You will find one at the nearest street corner of Elia's Place, and any other street in Colombo. It is recommended to check whether the driver is using a meter, otherwise tuc tucs are a safe and usually hassle free way to travel around Colombo. At night time and for longer taxi trips, it is recommended to call a cab company such as Kangaroo cabs or to get a cab through the Uber application. Other Things to NoteThe photography studio is sometimes, although rarely, in use (during day time only), and the host will inform you in case it will be in use during the time of your stay. The use of the studio will in now way hamper your access to the apartment.