Serendipity at The Exotica near Colombo in Kotte
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||3000 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Luxury, Romantic, Away from it all, Rural, Tropical|
Description from the owner
A mere 10 minutes from the Parliament, the Villa Exotica nestles expectantly in lush
green surroundings.Designed and built in true Geoffrey Bawa style, this colonial stlye villa offers privacy and luxury in equal measures. It's an ideal getaway from the pressures of urban and modern living. Romantics, nature lovers, newly weds on a honeymoon or families with children
will find the Villa an oasis of pleasure and peace.
Nestled at the top of a hill in an affluent neighborhood, the Villa's two
bedrooms are furnished in colonial style with magnificent four poster
beds dressed in local designer linen.The third bed...Read more
Serendipity at The Exotica near Colombo in Kotte
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Additional Location Information
10 minutes from the new Parliament in Sri Jayawardene Pura - Kotte, the Exotica is located behind the MP's hostel on Obewatte Road, nestled at the top of the hill that is GreenField Park. Located in a cul-de-sac, it offers maximum security not only from human elements but those from nature as well.
It's far away from Colombo to offer peace and solitude and yet close enough to the city for shopping and tourist expeditions.
Experience nature at the nearby Bird Park and the Talangama Bird Sanctuary.History buffs can visit the Colombo Museum for insights into Sri Lankan History. Night life is stimulating with discos and clubs operating well into the early hours.
For the odd health emergency,24 hour MediCall Doctor services, pharmacies and health care services easily available
Sri Lankan, Chinese and Greek Restaurants in the vicinity and Keells/ Cargills supermarkets in the neighbourhood, along with Shopping Malls.
Reasonable Trishaw and Taxi services available.Airport pick up and drop available.
Linked with teams providing assistance, guidance and advice / tips for mountain climbing(near Adam's Peak/ Sigiriya)holidays and meditation retreats
Location Type Away from it all, Rural, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$130||$130||$700||$2,000||1 night|
|All Dates||$130||$130||$700||$2,000||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $100 - Security Deposit
- Additional guests - $15 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than guest(s)
- Damage deposit - $100 / stay - Security Deposit - Damage deposit will be returned after inventory.
Additional notes from owner
Utilities charges for A/c use extra - charges as per meter readings. Cleaning charges $ 15 . Bed linen is complimentary and changed once in 3 days. Extra charges apply if linen changed before stipulated period.
Extra charges for towels if required changing before two days.
Chef/ Valet services at extra charges.
Meals provided at extra charges
Breakfast @ US $ 6, Lunch @ US $ 8 and Dinner @ US @ US $ 12
5% off on Rental if booked 6 months in advance.
10% off on Rental if booked 12 months in advance.
Car Hire available - request for charges
All extra charges to paid in cash before departure.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
My family just spent a week in this lovely villa, with excellent facilities and very helpful owners who live right next door. Two bedrooms are excellent, with cold aircon and comfortable beds. The third bedroom is small with bunk beds, which would suit children, not adults. Overall the villa is stylish and comfortable, located in a leafy suburb of Colombo near the Parliament building. Local taxis take half an hour to the Fort area of Colombo for shopping and eating out. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience, apart from the humidity!
Response from Vasantha Rajaratnam - 04/27/2013
Thank you, Mark . It was lovely meeting you and your charming wife. We hope to see you again. Cheers Vas
Serendipity says it all!
I have traveled to and trough Colombo many times over the last five years. Like most capital cities, prices are inflated and friendliness is measured by the gratuity one is willing to pay. However, my recent visit to Colombo and my stay at Serendipity was... a very pleasant surprise. My group of four arrived at the airport in Colombo at different times, however, Mr. Rajaratnam had reliable transport waiting to greet us. This was no small feat as our arrivals were often at 04:00!
Upon arrival at the Serendipity, we were greeted by Mr. Rajaratnam and given the tour. The courtyard was nicely groomed and the rooms very tastefully decorated. We were all delighted with our accommodations. The rooms spoke of a by gone era, yet radiated the graciousness of our host and and his staff. The rooms were spacious and well appointed. The queen size "canopy" beds were beautiful, although a bit hard for my taste. Each was fitted with high quality linen as was the private baths. Rooms feature ceiling fans and aC, as well as reading, writing and dressing areas. Wifi is available on the property and proved reliable, though slow at times.
The property offers several lounging areas for meetings and relaxing with friends as well as a private kitchen. The courtyard provides a wonderful covered veranda for outdoor dining and fellowship. A key feature (for me) was a delightful bench swing which remains today only because I could not fit it into my suitcase!
Too much cannot be said about security. Mr. Rajaratnam is very conscientious about his property and guest. Living adjacent to the property he is available and keeps a secure lot. The property itself has garaged parking and is enclosed by an outer wall which transports one fromt he bustle of the city into the bliss of soft breezes and lingering evenings.
I highly recommend Serendipity at The Exotica near Colombo in Kotte for the night, the week or even longer. This is a family friendly environment that is sure to delight.
Very Comfortable Home in Kotte.
If your looking to stay in Kotte, .
Serendipity Villa exotica is the place.This is a quiet locality.If you are used to space you would certainly feel home here. A huge garden inside the home , open to the sky lots of natural sunlight...The bathrooms are comfortable, shower pressure is very good.We really enjoyed our stay and would like to re visit once we are back in Srilanka.
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA
Exotica in one sentence is Home away From Home.
I am a seasoned traveller and have stayed in a 2-Star thro' to 7-Star lodges. The uniqueness of my stay at Exotica is the promptness of service. It is a most tidy atmosphere as the bed linnings, towels are sparkling. From the bedrooms, bathrooms thro' the lounge to the lawns are all very clean and well looked after.
The location of Exotica is also an asset. It is close to most outlets in town, be it shopping or dine out.It's money's worth. Keep the good work, which ofcourse is customer satisfaction. Bravo .
Response from Vasantha Rajaratnam - 07/25/2012
Thank you Don, it was a pleasure having you stay with us. Hope you visit us again.
Vas & jasmine
Dubai & Mumbai
Serendipity-Old World Charm still Present
Serendipity stands on a hill and a gentle breeze passing through brings into the room the freshness of the tropical monsoon lands, the languor of the earth, the bewitching breath of the Eastern earths first embrace of the rain showers. Call it nostalgia or simply meandering the wonderful alleys down life's memory lanes, Serendipity dissolves the two in a stream of harmonious influence. Old school settings in present day comfort. You don't get greeted by a front lobby manager or a constantly hovering guest relations hostess but then you suddenly remind yourself the entire abode is yours for the duration with the privacy at a price quite difficult to imagine. Forget a hotel, take a vacation in a house which can be home without the complications.
The hosts themselves are a cheerful couple, well connected in more ways than one and can offer a bunch of useful tips to find ones way around in this part of the world
Response from Vasantha Rajaratnam - 07/21/2012
Thank you Anurag, We were delighted to host you and hope you will be back for more . Jasmine