About the Homestay
When visiting Panadura I highly recommend staying in Panadura / Wadduwa. It really is the best place to get a real flavour of true Panadura life. It's five minutes walk to beautiful sandy beach. Also home is pretty close to facilities like restaurants, shopping malls, bars and transport. I'm happy to give you some tips to enjoy your trip in Panadura / Wadduwa. I have 3 Double romms available with Fridge, Mirror, Radio, and Desk and Lamp.
We are family with 3 kids. We have 2 houses nearby.
The room rate includes the following services: regular room cleaning, washing machine usage, and internet access
Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):
Pick up service: 75.00 USD one-way
Lunch: 5.00 USD per person per night
Dinner: 5.00 USD per person per night
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is a great location if you want to stay in Panadura / Wadduwa. Don't worry as soon as you complete your booking and pay your deposit online you will get an email with our exact address.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Please keep our home secure and double-lock the front door when entering and leaving the house
Please do not adjust the heat settings yourself, ask me and I will happily do it for you
Keep noise to a minimum after midnight please
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
I must say i was disappointed, because the pictures of house and rooms presented on the homestay booking profile do not represent the reality. The pictures raise expectations only to disappoint. I suggest Saminda uploads the real pictures of their home and rooms. Other than that Saminda and his family were kind and helpful. The only thing is, i felt mislead.
This home was very nice to stay in. The family was so kind, and always made nice meals. The children are a lot of fun! It is back up in the jungle a little in a residential neighborhood in Malamulla West, about a 20 minute walk into Panadura, or about 3-5 minutes by tuk-tuk. The address listed on the website was incorrect when I first booked, so I wound up staying much farther away from Colombo than I had originally hoped to, but it wound up working out alright as I got to stay in a rural area home and have that experience. This home is also a host home for a volunteer abroad organization and there is usually a volunteer staying in the other bedroom. They were really kind and on their days off from volunteering, usually wanted to hang out.
I had a very good time in the family of Saminda and Geethika. At first I was planning to stay there only six nights but then I decided to stay five more nights over there. I enjoyed being in their home very much. Every family member was very friendly and treated me with respect. The atmosphere was very heartily and welcomed.
Though I was travelling on my own as a woman and safety is an important feature. Over there I felt all the time very safe.
Additionally the room was comfortable and clean. There is also one fan and mosquito net inside.
It was no problem to take the bus to go to Panadura from where you will find easily some more buses to different destinations (f.e. Colombo, Galle, Kandy…).
So I can definitely recommend staying there!
I have now been here for 5 nights and have settled in well. The family and children are friendly and it is a nice atmosphere. My room is clean, tidy and spacious with a fan and mosquito net. I type this on their computer and there is a clean bathroom and shower. Tyey will make meals to your taste for a reasonable charge.
By slow bus, Panadura the local town, is 1.5hours south of Colombo, but there is an express bus and train. The fare is only Rs.70. The local bus to P. takes 15 minutes and only costsRs.10.
Panadura is on the main road south/north as the train station. It a bustling town with an excellent market and, I am pleased to say, very few tourists.
I hope to return here after travelling around S.L. I would reccomend here to anyone who does NOT want to be in a busy town or swim in the sea, although the beach is beautiful. Adrian
Saminda is a very accommodative and helpful host and his place is a quiet retreat for one and all, very peaceful and good countryside.
Facilities are very good and we have no hesitation to recommend. If someone has a transport it is fine otherwise one can easily adjust to public transport to the city
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.