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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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King room 4 is a spacious room with a balcony verandah. If you're travelling with kids, or are 3 adults preferring to share a room, this room is just right. We can comfortably accommodate an extra bed/ spare mattresses, at an additional charge of US $15 per child/ US $30 per adult, per night.

Alternatively, King room 3 is also an option.

The space

Black Cat Bed + Breakfast is set on the upper floor of a beautiful colonial house, above a garden cafe and bookstore. 5 spacious bedrooms with four-poster King-size beds, A/C, ensuite bathrooms with rainfall showerheads and solar-powered hot water.

'Basic Luxury' is what we like to call it, here at Black Cat; 5 spacious bedrooms including four-poster King-size beds, A/C, ensuite bathrooms with rainwater showerheads and solar-powered hot water, as well as an airy shared lounge and large balcony full of plants.

Guest access

Our guests have a private, secure entrance to the Bed + Breakfast, which allows them the privacy and convenience to enter and leave as they wish, without having to go through the cafe. However, should they wish to pop in for a coffee, fresh juice or sandwich during the day, they're welcome to pop in anytime between 8am - 6pm Monday-Tuesday and 8am - 10pm Wednesday-Sunday.

Interaction with guests

Black Cat Cafe and Bed + Breakfast is owned and run by a a husband-wife team, who are on site everyday.

Other things to note

Breakfast is available downstairs in our cafe. It is not included in the room rate.

Network: Black Cat Cafe
Password: 1morecoffee

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with doorman

1. Check in is at 12pm midday.

2. Check out is at 11am.

3. The cafe is open 8am - 6pm Monday-Tuesday and 8am - 10pm Wednesday-Sunday.

4. Breakfast is not included in the room rate, but is available downstairs at our cafe.

5. If you arrive between 8.30am and 12pm midday, drop your bags with us, and have a coffee and bite to eat at our cafe downstairs while we get your room ready.

6. If you arrive after midnight, please book and pay for the night before. ie. If you arrive at 1am on Tuesday, please book from Monday onwards.

7. Absolutely no smoking in the bedrooms, or indoors. Smoking is only permitted on the balconies or on the cafe verandah.

8. Unfortunately we cannot offer train booking services. Please click the following links for more info and bookings. TIP: In our experience, bookings are best done in person at Fort Railway Station, Colombo 1, which is a 15min tuk tuk ride away (and should cost approx. LKR 350).
(URL HIDDEN) (Colombo - Ella/ Kandy/ Badulla/ Haputale)

9. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly (and make use of Lanka's abundant sunshine!), our hot water is solar powered. TIP: Hot showers are best had during the day/evening as it's in limited supply early morning and late at night.

10. Please keep windows and doors shut in the evenings/at night as night-time is when mozzies, bugs and critters like to come indoors.

11. The airport is a 45min drive to central Colombo where Black Cat is. Taxis are available at the kiosk at the Arrivals hall and should cost approximately LKR 3000, including the highway toll. Alternatively, you can use Uber to book a car. Our address is 11 Wijerama Road, Colombo 7. (Just off Ward Place). If you arrive after 6pm and your driver requires directions, please call +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). For directions between 8am - 6pm call +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). If you’d like an airport drop, just let our cafe manager Roy know during the hours of 8am-6pm, and he’ll organise it for you at your requested time. NOTE: Bandaranaike International Airport is currently under renovations until April 7th 2017, directly affecting arrivals and departures. The airport is shut between 8.30am - 4.30pm, leading to long queues and traffic. For departures, the airport authority advises guests to check in 5-6 hours prior to your flight, even if you’ve checked in online.

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57 Reviews

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Amanda User Profile
September 2017
Great place to say. Very helpful staff. Great cafe to hang out in.

Wouter User Profile
October 2017
Clean, stylish, great breakfast. Relatively quiet for Sri Lankan standard as it is a short tuktuk ride from the main center of the city.

Kirsty User Profile
September 2017
The area is lovely, the staff are absolutely brilliant and the food in the cafe is AMAZING!

Michael User Profile
September 2017
This perfectly clean room focuses on the most important things like A/C, a nice bathroom etc. and covers all the basics you could ask for. The location was perfect to explore Colombo during the day. The cafe downstairs really is the icing of the cake, where I enjoyed the best coffee I during my stay in Sri Lanka. Would definitely stay here again!

Sarah User Profile
September 2017
It is a lovely house that has a very homely feel, with the added bonus of a great cafe downstairs. If you want a decent coffee this is the place to go - but guests can also make their own instant coffee and cups of tea upstairs free of charge. The location is good and it felt like coming home at the end of the day. Highly recommended.

Rachel User Profile
September 2017
Lovely stay at Black Cat, everyone was really friendly and the place was beautifully decorated. Great location, lots of great shops, bars and restaurants in walking distance. Amazing list of suggestions of good places to eat etc which was so handy as we only had one night in Colombo. We had breakfast at Black Cat Cafe which I would highly recommend. The perfect last stop before heading back home!

Guillaume User Profile
September 2017
Thank you for the lovely stay. Love the functional design. A couple of minor reparations (like making the lamps on the terrace work or the one above the mirror in the bathroom) can give extra value to the room so it sure is worth the money.

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