Customer Reviews

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Christine - Paris, France, January 2016

Christopher est un hote charmant, tres attentionne, disponible et Chamida, son aide, est un excellent cuisinier. Les chambres sont simples et tres propres. Je vous recommande cette excellente adresse (sauf si vous etes un(e) inconditionnel(le) des pieds dans l eau) mais Christopher met gracieusement a disposition de ses hotes des velos.

Response from Christopher:

Ma chère Christine Quel arrivée difficile pour vous au Sri Lanka ! Votre vol de 3,5 heures de retard et vos bagages , avec des contenus vitaux , perdu par la compagnie aérienne Air India ! Une catastrophe ! Mais vous avez réagi courageusement avec le désastre . Bravo ! Vous pensiez que votre bagage a été perdu à jamais , donc bien sûr, je suis très heureux , après votre départ pour Putallam , pour être en mesure de vous téléphoner hier pour vous dire que votre sac avait été retrouvé et livré à la Famille d'accueil de Christopher à Negombo . Nous attendons avec impatience votre retour de rester avec nous plus tard cette semaine pour récupérer votre sac . Avec tout votre courage , la force et la résilience Je crois que le malheureux épisode ne sera pas gâté votre plaisir de Sri Lanka , la perle de l' océan Indien . J'espère que non. L'île est trop belle , et ses gens aussi aimables et charmantes , pour un tel incident à avoir gâché votre séjour . A bientot Christine . Cordialement Christopher

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Jakob - Heidelberg, Germany, January 2016

Christophers Homestay was the perfect start into our Sri Lanka tour. He organized a pick up at the airport and arranged everything we needed. He even had bicycles that we could use to explore Negombo. We can highly recommend his place and already booked a room when we fly back end of the month. Thanks Christopher!!

Response from Christopher:

My dear Jakob We were so sorry to see you go. You and your beautiful fiancé were such lovely guests, and an absolute joy to host at Christopher's Homestay. We were so pleased that at the end of your visit to Sri Lanka you were able to come and stay with us again, the night before your departure, and we were very pleased to be able to drop you off at the airport in our tuktuk. I was so sorry that we were not able also to welcome you for the previous night too. It would have been so nice for us to have an extra night of your charming company, but unfortunately when you made the request through AirBnB the house was already full for that night. We were so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to Sri Lanka, and how impressed you were by the kindness of the Sri Lankan people whom you met all over the island. As you experienced, English is widely spoken and people are very eager to be kind and helpful. Almost everywhere you will nearly always find someone who speaks English and who will go out of their way to be helpful, as you reported. We were so pleased to hear that you will very likely be returning to Sri Lanka, and we very much hope that you will come and see us again. You will both always be very welcome in our home. Kind regards and best wishes Christopher and Chaminda

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Juliane - Tübingen, Germany, December 2015

We came back here on our way back to the airport for 2 nights after having stayed here before. It was a great stay. Christopher makes you feel so welcomed and at home. He lent us two bikes for a day and the food was fantastic. Shortly before leaving we even had a short cooking lesson were we got the recipes. All in all a lovely place to stay. Thanks again Christopher.

Response from Christopher:

My dears Juliane and Ronald It was a great pleasure to host you for the second time as you were leaving Sri Lanka, and it was nice that you were able to stay a couple of days to rest after your trip round the island, before facing your return journey to Germany. It sounded as though that long stopover in AbuDhabi was going to be a bit testing. I'm glad that you were able to make use of the bicycles to explore the area, and to cycle to our favourite restaurant Rolanka, in Kochikade, where you were able to join local people for an authentic and cheap Sri Lankan curry lunch. I'm happy that you enjoyed the lunch, and the bicycle ride. It was nice for you to be able to to relax and explore locally on the bikes, free to go wherever the fancy took you. Chaminda very much enjoyed giving you the cookery lesson on cooking Okra curry. We were only sorry that you had to rush off to the airport so you couldn't stay again for dinner and taste your handiwork. We enjoyed the fruits of your labour when Chaminda got back from dropping you off at the airport in the tuktuk. We were very sorry to see you go. You were delightful guests. We hope that you will come again next time you come to visit your aunt in Sri Lanka. Kind regards and best wishes Christopher and Chaminda.

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Quang - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, December 2015

The host Christopher and his tuktuk man Chaminda were very friendly, polite and helpful. Christopher is a real gentleman. They stayed up late to wait for us at the airport on the 1st day in Sri Lanka. We only spent one night at his place but that was a pleasant stay. Christopher's house was exactly the same as in the pictures here and not too far from the airport. The rooms were clean, cosy and comfy. We also had a great breakfast the next morning with plenty of food. Thank you for your kindness, Christopher. We wish we had more time spending with you.

Response from Christopher:

My dears Qang and Trang Thank you very much for your kind and gracious review. You are both perfect guests and we very much enjoyed hosting you, even for so short a time. We wish that you could have stayed with is longer, but if we were able to contribute in a small way to your introduction to the lovely island of Sri Lanka, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, then we are very happy. We hope that you will come again to Sri Lanka, and that you will tell all your friends about us and the enjoyable time that you spent here on the island. Best wishes and kindest regard Christopher and Chaminda

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Coleman - virginia, U.S., December 2015

This may have been one of my favorite Airbnb experiences. I returned for two nights after staying with Chris once shortly after arriving in Sri Lanka. Chris is such an amazing host, very friendly, polite, helpful, courteous, and amiable. I really enjoyed staying at this lovely little villa which offers solitude and privacy but also easy interaction with Chris, Chamindra, and other guests. The rice and curry for dinner was maybe one of my favorite meals of my whole trip. Chris was very helpful in arranging airport drop-off and pick-up, and was overall such an excellent host. Will definitely return if I'm back in Sri Lanka in the future. Highly recommended!

Response from Christopher:

I am absolutely delighted to write a review of Cole because he and his friend were our first guests from AirBnB ! Cole was pleasant, polite and well mannered. It was a pleasure to host him and his friend as our first guests. And we were very happy that, following their trip round the island of Sri Lanka, they returned to stay with us the night before their departure. And we were glad to be able to take care of their heavy bulky bags while they were away on their island tour. We hope that their first visit to Sri Lanka, and to Chris's Homestay, will not be their last. we look forward with pleasure to seeing them again.