28 Dec 2019
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
If you are looking for a quiet place nearby Colombo, that's definitely the place where to go. The surroundings are green and welcoming, you'll occasionally meet a herd a cows grazing on the lawns nearby the road and a couple of dogs barking at you when approaching the property (but they are not dangerous, those will hide when you come closer). Practically, you'll benefit from the same quiet conditions as the patients of the hospital close by, being in a calm and natural place to heal which is a very much appreciated aspect when you know the traffic condition of Colombo. Be careful that the place is not easy to find though. There is no billboard mentioning the direction of the hotel from the main/secondary road (New Hospital Road) nor do the locals seem to know the hotel by its name if asked where it is, and there is not even a sign mentioning you actually arrived at the hotel in question! You'll have to engage a small alley on the right before actually entering the hospital (that you shouldn't do), follow the elbow turning left, pass the main portal at bottom of the dead end and that's it, here you are, at the place! You'll meet the staff there. Note that the quietness won't limit at the place. Do not expect a TV or even the wifi to be working (for me it occasionally worked from 1 am to 4 am... sometimes). If you absolutely need an Internet connection, bring your own solution such as a local SIM card. That's the price to pay to be in a peripheral calm area close to the city.
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2019