We arrived Swarna´s place at 9 pm, tired from a long trip on bus. Swarna was not very friendly with us, telling us all the rules from the first minute, about what things not to do. We were going to fly back home in the afternoon of the following day, so we asked her to keep our baggage at her big house in the morming, so we could go for a walk in Colombo. Firstly she asked us to pay half the fee if we wanted to leave our baggage there. Because of this we tried to find a solution, and we asked her about some locker in the city. She realised that this was not a good idea, so she finally let us keep oru luggage in her house. It was surprising her reaction, having such a big house with so much room and a man working for her at home all the day.
On the other hand, we were 3 girls, so when we booked the room she asked 5 extra dollars for the mattress. We thought it was fair so we did the reservation, but once there, we found a bad quality and very incomfortable mat.
In contrast, the house was very nice and well located in a good district (Colombo 5) with restaurants and a supermaket around. However, it was 30 min far from the station and the fort (by tuc tuc). Also, the room was spacious and well equipied .
In conclussion, our general impression was not good because we didn´t feel wellcome.