The Penthouse Above Sea
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9.2Exceptional

377 reviews

377 reviews

Cleanliness 9.7
Service 9.6
Facilities 9.1
Value for money 9.1
Location 8.4
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8.4Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Mount Lavinia Beach
870 m
Independence Square
5.9 km
Independence Memorial Hall
5.9 km
Colombo National Museum
6.6 km
National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka
6.9 km
Closest landmarks
Dehiwala Railway Station
60 m
Dehiwala Super Market Complex
280 m
Fashion Bug Dehiwala
360 m
Concord Cinema
640 m
Mount Lavinia Beach
870 m
Entire apartment

The Penthouse Above Sea

Colombo Wellawatte beach, Colombo, Sri Lanka - See map

Conveniently situated in the Colombo Wellawatte beach part of Colombo, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

60 meters to public transportation

Top Value

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transfer

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Breakfast [free]

Breakfast [buffet]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Colombo every 4 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.1
Distance to city center1.5 KM
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
Distance to airport4.4 km

Rooms available at The Penthouse Above Sea

Grand King
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Double Room without En-Suite Bathroom
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior King
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Premium King
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Elite King Bed Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Twins
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe King Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 super king bed
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King Room with Mountain View
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 super king bed
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King Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 super king bed
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Superior King Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 super king bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Penthouse Above Sea provide airport transfer?

The Penthouse Above Sea offers airport transfer service upon request with an additional fee of 28 LKR in local currency. To request, check the box on the booking form just before the payment page.

Does The Penthouse Above Sea provide dry cleaning services?

Yes! The Penthouse Above Sea provides dry cleaning service that is available all throughout your stay, ensuring you're always looking your best in your favorite outfit. Please contact the property for more information.

Is car parking available at The Penthouse Above Sea?

The Penthouse Above Sea has car park onsite free of charge for guest visitors traveling with vehicles to take full advantage when staying at this property. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

What is the average travel time to the nearest airport from The Penthouse Above Sea?

The average travel time to get from The Penthouse Above Sea to the airport is 90 minutes, but please keep in mind that the travel time may differ based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at The Penthouse Above Sea?

The Penthouse Above Sea's policy pertaining to children's bedding considers guests age 11 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional charge. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

What do past visitors love most about The Penthouse Above Sea?

Past guests that stayed at The Penthouse Above Sea have given this property a rating of 9.654 for its exceptional cleanliness as the major highlight for their stay.

What is the verified guest review consensus about The Penthouse Above Sea's breakfast?

70.0% of our verified guest reviews have given an optimistic review and comments about this property's breakfast. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for The Penthouse Above Sea down in the review section.

What is the verified guest review consensus about The Penthouse Above Sea's view?

73.0% of our verified customer testimonials have given a positive review and comments about this property's view. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for The Penthouse Above Sea down in the review section.

What is the verified guest review consensus about The Penthouse Above Sea's wellness amenities?

100.0% of our verified customer testimonials have given a positive appraisal and comments about this property's wellness amenities. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for The Penthouse Above Sea down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Business travelers' have given to The Penthouse Above Sea?

Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given The Penthouse Above Sea an average rating of 9.1. You can look up more detailed customer assessments and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Families with young children have given to The Penthouse Above Sea?

Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given The Penthouse Above Sea an average rating of 7.3. You can look up more specific customer ratings and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What are popular points of interest in close proximity to The Penthouse Above Sea?

The Penthouse Above Sea’s location in the Colombo Wellawatte beach neighborhood puts it close to popular points of interest including Mount Lavinia Beach.

What people love about The Penthouse Above Sea

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "The room was clean, spacious and extremely comfortable."

    Panchali

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    January 28, 2020

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "The breakfast provided is phenomenal!"

    Panchali

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    January 28, 2020

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Both the hostess and the staff were friendly and courteous."

    Panchali

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    January 28, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 698 Colombo properties
Cleanliness score
9.7/10
Value for money score
9.1/10
Service score
9.6/10
Couples review score
9.3/10
Better than
99
%
of Colombo properties
Better than
98
%
of Colombo properties
Better than
98
%
of Colombo properties
Better than
95
%
of Colombo properties
More about The Penthouse Above Sea

More about The Penthouse Above Sea

Well-placed in the beaches area of Colombo city, The Penthouse Above Sea provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At The Penthouse Above Sea, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping, grocery deliveries.

Step into one of 7 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, additional bathroom, additional toilet, clothes rack, complimentary instant coffee which can be found in some rooms. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the The Penthouse Above Sea.

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Amenities and facilities

Exceptional
Facilities

9.1

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

49 mentions

Housekeeping

17 mentions

View

10 mentions

Swimming Pool

8 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Khmer
  • Lao
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil
  • Thai
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Tours
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Coffee shop
  • Grocery delivery
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
Access
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout curtains
  • Complimentary tea
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Free welcome drink
  • Hair dryer
  • High floor
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Mirror
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Scale
  • Slippers
  • Swimming pool [direct access]
  • Toiletries
  • Towels

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental

Location

46 Station Road, Dehiwala,, Sri Lanka, Colombo Wellawatte beach, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10350
Excellent
Location

8.4

Airports
  • Ratmalana Airport (RML)
    4.4 km 20 min drive
  • Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
    36.7 km 1.2 hour drive
Public transportation
  • Dehiwala Railway Station
    60 m
  • Mount Lavinia Bus Station
    2.0 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Dehiwala pharmacy
    890 m
Shopping
  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
    9.4 km
Convenience store
  • On-site
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Mount Lavinia Beach
    870 m
  • Independence Square
    5.9 km
  • Independence Memorial Hall
    5.9 km
  • Colombo National Museum
    6.6 km
  • National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka
    6.9 km
  • Viharamahadevi Park
    7.1 km
  • Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
    7.5 km
  • Galle Face Green
    8.2 km
  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
    9.4 km
  • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque
    9.7 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Dehiwala Railway Station
    60 m
  • Dehiwala Super Market Complex
    280 m
  • Fashion Bug Dehiwala
    360 m
  • Concord Cinema
    640 m
  • Mount Lavinia Beach
    870 m
  • Dehiwala pharmacy
    890 m
  • Crystal Super Market
    1.1 km
  • Family Super
    1.1 km
  • Dehiwala S.D.S Jayasinghe Ground
    1.1 km
  • Free ayurvedic medical centre
    1.1 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-10 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until23:30
  • Check-out from03:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until23:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee28 LKR
  • Distance from city center1.5 KM
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)90
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1667 LKR
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of rooms 4
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2012

Reviews of The Penthouse Above Sea from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
9.2
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.7
Service9.6
Facilities9.1
Value for money9.1
Location8.4
High score for Colombo
Rating
9+ Exceptional (203)
8-9 Excellent (24)
7-8 Very Good (20)
6-7 Good (8)
<6 Below Expectation (12)

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9.6
Exceptional
Kartik from India
Couple
Superior Twins
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Hidden gem”

We booked a room at the Penthouse Above Sea on a whim and because it seemed good. Nothing that you read online will prepare you for how good it is, how spectacular the view is, how wonderfully warm and friendly Chitra is, how much thought has gone into conceptualising and designing the spaces and how blissfully you will sleep at night. Situated on the 15th and 16th Floors of the building, the Penthouse Above Sea takes the best of serviced rooms/apartments and 5-star hotels and offers up a unique experience. Some rooms have a sea view, and being that high up, you'll get a fantastic view of the coast for miles, and with that a view of Colombo city. That there is a train station right across the road means you can take a train trip down the coast if that's appealing to you, although it seemed like the trains are incredibly slow. The charm of the place though is Chitra. She is absolutely wonderful, with an amazingly warm and welcoming energy, something that she has infused into the entire space. She's always smiling and so are the staff. The rooms are spotless, well laid out and the mattress is just so comfortable and cozy, you'll fall asleep in seconds. Bathrooms are just as spotless, and I'm saying that even though my expectations of a bathroom are extremely high. Their food is simple yet excellent, with the option of eating with other guests at a large long table or at one of many cozy tables located on the balcony. All in all, I would happily stay here over and over, and definitely see myself going back to Colombo to stay here, and also see the city. You cannot go wrong if you book here. In fact I would encourage you to book here over a hotel, you won't be disappointed; I know I wasn't.

Reviewed February 16, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Samantha from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

Fabulous!”

As a solo female traveller I wanted to stay somewhere safe and 'Penthouse Above Sea' offers just that in a 'home away from home' environment. The apartment is perfectly located next to Dehiwala Train Station which is a good navigation point for yourself and tuk tuk drivers alike. From here you can get the train to Mount Lavinia or Colombo. In fact anywhere in Sri Lanka. Penthouse Above Sea is decorated to 5 star hotel standard and the service also reflects that. I felt that nothing was too much trouble and welcomed from the moment I stepped inside. An oasis from the hustle and bustle of Colombo without being too far removed. I can't recommend this place highly enough and I will certainly stay here again on my next trip.

Reviewed July 05, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Virginie from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

Million dollar views!”

Deluxe rooms in a near new penthouse (as the name suggests) on the 16th floor with beautiful views of the sandy coastline from Fort to Mt Lavinia and the mountains to the east. The owners Chitra and Ranjith are highly experienced in the top class hotels around the world and certainly know how to look after their guests. We spent our first two nights in Sri Lanka at The Penthouse Above Sea and were thoroughly spoilt with the facilities and hospitality. Chitra and Ranjith even organised a lovely traditional Sri Lankan meal for our anniversary (thank you so much Neeta, you are an amazing cook). There is also lovely rooftop pool and gym available for use. The rooms were furnished with tasteful luxury and the whole apartment is decorated with stunning works of art from their travels as well as was some of Chitra's own work. We were upgraded to the largest room which opens out onto a huge balcony and the lovely evening breeze. The apartment is ideally located across from a train station allowing for easy access to Colombo and the south. There is an ATM available and a supermarket in the building too. This is certainly a place we would recommend to everyone. Loved it - thank you so much Chitra and Ranjith.

Reviewed April 08, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Christine from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Ultimate luxurious stay”

My husband and I recently had the supreme joy of staying at The Penthouse Above Sea. From the minute we stepped through the door to hosts Chitra and Ranjith’s penthouse, we were warmly greeted into an environment of supreme luxury. Being experienced hoteliers, our hosts knew exactly how to cater for travellers’ needs. Our room was beautifully decorated with state-of-the-art facilities and extra personal touches such as magazines, as well as poolside accessories including towels, sarongs and flip-flops. It would be remiss not to mention the ultimate comfort and supreme quality of the bed, pillows and bed linen giving us a heavenly night’s sleep. Chitra and Ranjith eagerly shared their knowledge and recommendations regarding shopping and eating in nearby Mt Lavinia and Colombo, which proved most helpful in our travels. On the morning of our departure, we enjoyed a delicious continental breakfast with our hosts before leaving. We left with one regret which was that we only had one night at this remarkable boutique hotel. We will definitely return and highly recommend this accommodation to others

Reviewed August 19, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Harshini from Australia
Couple
Superior King
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

Perfect Holiday Location”

We definitely recommend the stay at The Penthouse Above Sea when visiting Colombo. Chitra and Ranjith are wonderful hosts and their staff are extremely friendly and courteous. The view of the beach while having breakfast or just relaxing was something we really enjoyed. The Penthouse is even perfect for a large group and is very homely. The room was equipped with everything we needed and more. The food was delicious and all the amenities included are worth the stay. The price is affordable and much better than staying at a hotel. We are even thinking of booking a few more days for the rest of our holiday. Thank you so much for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

Reviewed May 27, 2017
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