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Ellen’s Place

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Ellen's Place was named after Ellen Senanayake - the youngest child of Mudaliyar Don Charles Gemoris Attygalle and his wife Peternella Abeykoon. Ellen Senanayake contributed much to Ceylon's independence struggle, being the supportive wife of F. R. Senanayake, one of the post independence national heroes who propelled the Independence movement. Ellen Senanayake, who at one point owned all the houses and land down Shady Grove Avenue in Colombo 8, built a house for her personal physician who was expected to live there and treat her and other members of her family. Years later, the house was inherited by her great grandson Hon. Vasantha Senanayake, a young and dynamic parliamentarian who decided to convert the beautiful house to a modern boutique hotel, yet retaining some features of its original decor. He decided to name the property "Ellen's Place" in memory of his great grandmother, an ardent Buddhist, generous Philanthropist, astute businesswoman and a devoted mother to her six children.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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We where absolutely surprised to experience this hidden treasure in this huge Asian Metropol of Colombo. The whole staff is doing an extraordinary job to make you feel at home. The property isn't huge but they did an outstanding job to make it look bigger because of a swimming
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This was a pure internet find and a perfect landing. They arranged late night airport pick up. They did all they promised and more. The food is great and my wife is their first Wheel Chair guest and this place works perfect for this too.. Super friendly staff. Amazing food.
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We arrived slightly early from our first night in Negombo. We were warmly greeted, and given our room early. We had missed breakfast, so ordered food and ate by the pool. Good sandwiches, and good price too. The room was huge, we were upstairs, great air con, and a sofa area.
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This is essentially a small guest house so we weren’t expecting the level of service we received, it was a really pleasant surprise. We arrived at a ridiculous time in the morning and my husbands luggage had been lost also so a terrible start to the holiday. However the driver
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What compels me to go back and review this hotel 2 months after our stay? The Staff! They were truly hospitable. They handled all of our many and various requests (transport, activities, laundry, logistics, beds, food, World Cup on the TV, you name it, we asked about it!) with
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How many rooms?
seven Rooms : 2 Standard Rooms 4 Deluxe Rooms 1 Suite
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distance from the International airport
32 km
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"Wheel chair we needed ground floor. They have a few. The entire ground floor, dining and pool area works very well for special needs."
"We had a luxury suite, which was huge"
"We had a big one over looking the pool on the first floor, 207"
"As it's not on a main road so I guess all are quiet."
"the rooms on the ground floor has a neat walk out as well"
US$75 - US$102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceColombo
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