Black Cat B&B King Room 1 (Budget)
Hosted by Black Cat
Black Cat is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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.

The space

Please note, if you are planning to book this room, it is the smallest room we have with a king bed. This room is best if you are looking for a good night's sleep and adventure during the day. Best suited for those looking for budget accommodation.

'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 most days. If you need anything and we are not around our house-keeping and cafe staff are there to help between 8 am - 9pm.

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

Air conditioning
Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace

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

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).

12. 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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27 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
October 2017
Really comfy! The showers are a bit chilly as the heater is solar powered, but everything is comfy and clean. The WiFi can also be a bit weak in the rooms but it’s fine in the cafe. If you are fine with both these things then can’t recommend it more!

Matthias User Profile
October 2017
I had the smallest room (budget), which was surprisingly spacious, and with a great bathroom. Very much appreciated also the flexibility and support from the hosts and naturally the great cafe, very practical and enjoyable. The location is especially convenient, if you want to check out several places all over Colombo, as everything is nicely reachable.

Oliver User Profile
September 2017
Very helpful throughout my stay - was able to leave bags while I was travelling, and arrived late on several occasions. All went smoothly.

Oliver User Profile
September 2017
This is a great place - fantastic location, very nice food, extremely friendly and helpful staff, and good facilities. Highly recommended.

Kaleigh User Profile
September 2017
Lovely place to start our trip in Sri Lanka - amazing flat white / eggs benedict to start the day as well! Very comfortable and clean room, along with a really helpful host who was full of useful advice and tips for our trip.

Shaina User Profile
August 2017
The best coffee!

Jane User Profile
August 2017
Ok this place is amazing. Loved everything of it. Quiet location, Simple n elegant interiors, safe, super clean, very friendly n helpful hosts, awesome cafe downstairs with a good choice of menu, music n sofas.. Highly recommended.. Completely enjoyed the stay.

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Coffee | Books | Cats | Sleep | Tropics
Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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