INDULGE

Mahasen by Foozoo is a popular Colombo Guesthouse that is also owned by the Foozoo Group of Companies. It expertly blends the fun atmosphere of a hostel with a homely vibe for a truly unique guesthouse experience. Each of the 8 rooms on the property is individually designed and tell a story. The common areas which include the rooftop terrace, garden and dining areas is where everyone comes together to play music, engage in fun chatter or smoke up and chill.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also an LGBT welcoming guesthouse in Colombo. It has continued to support Colombo Pride and is a great place to meet like-minded people as it is safe and welcoming to gay and lesbian people in Sri Lanka. It is also a much-loved stopover for single ladies, couples and families as is clear from all the fantastic reviews.

 

In collaboration with Foozoo Travel, Mahasen by Foozoo offers train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka, guided tours and airport transfers. They also offer cooking classes in Colombo, The Colombo Guided Shopping Tour and the well-connected team are always happy to help you network and meet the right locals for the right job. So if you are visiting Sri Lanka for business, art or activism, chances are that the duo of Dinesh and Damith will help you by making the right connections.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also run with a deep respect for nature and the environment. From offering a water dispenser to discourage the use of plastic water bottles to encouraging communal spaces that reduce the need for individual resources, Mahasen by Foozoo is a Colombo guesthouse that strives to make a difference. The core team are also heavily involved with rainforest protection, animal welfare and human rights (particularly that of LGBT rights and equality.)

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also a pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo

 

Mahasen by Foozoo

Highlights

  • An amazing ambience that mixes a vibrant setting with a cosy homely feel
  • Train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka
  • Airport transfers from Bandaranaike International Airport to Colombo
  • Delightfully and individually designed guestrooms
  • LGBT Friendly guesthouse in Colombo /Gay-friendly Colombo guesthouse
  • Pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo
  • Custom Tours to Sri Lanka
  • Cooking lessons in Colombo
  • Colombo Guided Shopping Tour

INDULGE

Mahasen by Foozoo is a popular Colombo Guesthouse that is also owned by the Foozoo Group of Companies. It expertly blends the fun atmosphere of a hostel with a homely vibe for a truly unique guesthouse experience. Each of the 8 rooms on the property is individually designed and tell a story. The common areas which include the rooftop terrace, garden and dining areas is where everyone comes together to play music, engage in fun chatter or smoke up and chill.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also an LGBT welcoming guesthouse in Colombo. It has continued to support Colombo Pride and is a great place to meet like-minded people as it is safe and welcoming to gay and lesbian people in Sri Lanka. It is also a much-loved stopover for single ladies, couples and families as is clear from all the fantastic reviews.

 

In collaboration with Foozoo Travel, Mahasen by Foozoo offers train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka, guided tours and airport transfers. They also offer cooking classes in Colombo, The Colombo Guided Shopping Tour and the well-connected team are always happy to help you network and meet the right locals for the right job. So if you are visiting Sri Lanka for business, art or activism, chances are that the duo of Dinesh and Damith will help you by making the right connections.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also run with a deep respect for nature and the environment. From offering a water dispenser to discourage the use of plastic water bottles to encouraging communal spaces that reduce the need for individual resources, Mahasen by Foozoo is a Colombo guesthouse that strives to make a difference. The core team are also heavily involved with rainforest protection, animal welfare and human rights (particularly that of LGBT rights and equality.)

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also a pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo

 

Mahasen by Foozoo

Highlights

  • An amazing ambience that mixes a vibrant setting with a cosy homely feel
  • Train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka
  • Airport transfers from Bandaranaike International Airport to Colombo
  • Delightfully and individually designed guestrooms
  • LGBT Friendly guesthouse in Colombo /Gay-friendly Colombo guesthouse
  • Pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo
  • Custom Tours to Sri Lanka
  • Cooking lessons in Colombo
  • Colombo Guided Shopping Tour

DELUXE

Mahasen by Foozoo is a popular Colombo Guesthouse that is also owned by the Foozoo Group of Companies. It expertly blends the fun atmosphere of a hostel with a homely vibe for a truly unique guesthouse experience. Each of the 8 rooms on the property is individually designed and tell a story. The common areas which include the rooftop terrace, garden and dining areas is where everyone comes together to play music, engage in fun chatter or smoke up and chill.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also an LGBT welcoming guesthouse in Colombo. It has continued to support Colombo Pride and is a great place to meet like-minded people as it is safe and welcoming to gay and lesbian people in Sri Lanka. It is also a much-loved stopover for single ladies, couples and families as is clear from all the fantastic reviews.

 

In collaboration with Foozoo Travel, Mahasen by Foozoo offers train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka, guided tours and airport transfers. They also offer cooking classes in Colombo, The Colombo Guided Shopping Tour and the well-connected team are always happy to help you network and meet the right locals for the right job. So if you are visiting Sri Lanka for business, art or activism, chances are that the duo of Dinesh and Damith will help you by making the right connections.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also run with a deep respect for nature and the environment. From offering a water dispenser to discourage the use of plastic water bottles to encouraging communal spaces that reduce the need for individual resources, Mahasen by Foozoo is a Colombo guesthouse that strives to make a difference. The core team are also heavily involved with rainforest protection, animal welfare and human rights (particularly that of LGBT rights and equality.)

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also a pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo

 

Mahasen by Foozoo

Highlights

  • An amazing ambience that mixes a vibrant setting with a cosy homely feel
  • Train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka
  • Airport transfers from Bandaranaike International Airport to Colombo
  • Delightfully and individually designed guestrooms
  • LGBT Friendly guesthouse in Colombo /Gay-friendly Colombo guesthouse
  • Pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo
  • Custom Tours to Sri Lanka
  • Cooking lessons in Colombo
  • Colombo Guided Shopping Tour

STANDARD

Mahasen by Foozoo is a popular Colombo Guesthouse that is also owned by the Foozoo Group of Companies. It expertly blends the fun atmosphere of a hostel with a homely vibe for a truly unique guesthouse experience. Each of the 8 rooms on the property is individually designed and tell a story. The common areas which include the rooftop terrace, garden and dining areas is where everyone comes together to play music, engage in fun chatter or smoke up and chill.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also an LGBT welcoming guesthouse in Colombo. It has continued to support Colombo Pride and is a great place to meet like-minded people as it is safe and welcoming to gay and lesbian people in Sri Lanka. It is also a much-loved stopover for single ladies, couples and families as is clear from all the fantastic reviews.

 

In collaboration with Foozoo Travel, Mahasen by Foozoo offers train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka, guided tours and airport transfers. They also offer cooking classes in Colombo, The Colombo Guided Shopping Tour and the well-connected team are always happy to help you network and meet the right locals for the right job. So if you are visiting Sri Lanka for business, art or activism, chances are that the duo of Dinesh and Damith will help you by making the right connections.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also run with a deep respect for nature and the environment. From offering a water dispenser to discourage the use of plastic water bottles to encouraging communal spaces that reduce the need for individual resources, Mahasen by Foozoo is a Colombo guesthouse that strives to make a difference. The core team are also heavily involved with rainforest protection, animal welfare and human rights (particularly that of LGBT rights and equality.)

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also a pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo

 

Mahasen by Foozoo

Highlights

  • An amazing ambience that mixes a vibrant setting with a cosy homely feel
  • Train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka
  • Airport transfers from Bandaranaike International Airport to Colombo
  • Delightfully and individually designed guestrooms
  • LGBT Friendly guesthouse in Colombo /Gay-friendly Colombo guesthouse
  • Pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo
  • Custom Tours to Sri Lanka
  • Cooking lessons in Colombo
  • Colombo Guided Shopping Tour

INDULGE

Mahasen by Foozoo is a popular Colombo Guesthouse that is also owned by the Foozoo Group of Companies. It expertly blends the fun atmosphere of a hostel with a homely vibe for a truly unique guesthouse experience. Each of the 8 rooms on the property is individually designed and tell a story. The common areas which include the rooftop terrace, garden and dining areas is where everyone comes together to play music, engage in fun chatter or smoke up and chill.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also an LGBT welcoming guesthouse in Colombo. It has continued to support Colombo Pride and is a great place to meet like-minded people as it is safe and welcoming to gay and lesbian people in Sri Lanka. It is also a much-loved stopover for single ladies, couples and families as is clear from all the fantastic reviews.

 

In collaboration with Foozoo Travel, Mahasen by Foozoo offers train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka, guided tours and airport transfers. They also offer cooking classes in Colombo, The Colombo Guided Shopping Tour and the well-connected team are always happy to help you network and meet the right locals for the right job. So if you are visiting Sri Lanka for business, art or activism, chances are that the duo of Dinesh and Damith will help you by making the right connections.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also run with a deep respect for nature and the environment. From offering a water dispenser to discourage the use of plastic water bottles to encouraging communal spaces that reduce the need for individual resources, Mahasen by Foozoo is a Colombo guesthouse that strives to make a difference. The core team are also heavily involved with rainforest protection, animal welfare and human rights (particularly that of LGBT rights and equality.)

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also a pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo

 

Mahasen by Foozoo

Highlights

  • An amazing ambience that mixes a vibrant setting with a cosy homely feel
  • Train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka
  • Airport transfers from Bandaranaike International Airport to Colombo
  • Delightfully and individually designed guestrooms
  • LGBT Friendly guesthouse in Colombo /Gay-friendly Colombo guesthouse
  • Pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo
  • Custom Tours to Sri Lanka
  • Cooking lessons in Colombo
  • Colombo Guided Shopping Tour

DELUXE

Mahasen by Foozoo is a popular Colombo Guesthouse that is also owned by the Foozoo Group of Companies. It expertly blends the fun atmosphere of a hostel with a homely vibe for a truly unique guesthouse experience. Each of the 8 rooms on the property is individually designed and tell a story. The common areas which include the rooftop terrace, garden and dining areas is where everyone comes together to play music, engage in fun chatter or smoke up and chill.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also an LGBT welcoming guesthouse in Colombo. It has continued to support Colombo Pride and is a great place to meet like-minded people as it is safe and welcoming to gay and lesbian people in Sri Lanka. It is also a much-loved stopover for single ladies, couples and families as is clear from all the fantastic reviews.

 

In collaboration with Foozoo Travel, Mahasen by Foozoo offers train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka, guided tours and airport transfers. They also offer cooking classes in Colombo, The Colombo Guided Shopping Tour and the well-connected team are always happy to help you network and meet the right locals for the right job. So if you are visiting Sri Lanka for business, art or activism, chances are that the duo of Dinesh and Damith will help you by making the right connections.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also run with a deep respect for nature and the environment. From offering a water dispenser to discourage the use of plastic water bottles to encouraging communal spaces that reduce the need for individual resources, Mahasen by Foozoo is a Colombo guesthouse that strives to make a difference. The core team are also heavily involved with rainforest protection, animal welfare and human rights (particularly that of LGBT rights and equality.)

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also a pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo

 

Mahasen by Foozoo

Highlights

  • An amazing ambience that mixes a vibrant setting with a cosy homely feel
  • Train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka
  • Airport transfers from Bandaranaike International Airport to Colombo
  • Delightfully and individually designed guestrooms
  • LGBT Friendly guesthouse in Colombo /Gay-friendly Colombo guesthouse
  • Pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo
  • Custom Tours to Sri Lanka
  • Cooking lessons in Colombo
  • Colombo Guided Shopping Tour

STANDARD

Mahasen by Foozoo is a popular Colombo Guesthouse that is also owned by the Foozoo Group of Companies. It expertly blends the fun atmosphere of a hostel with a homely vibe for a truly unique guesthouse experience. Each of the 8 rooms on the property is individually designed and tell a story. The common areas which include the rooftop terrace, garden and dining areas is where everyone comes together to play music, engage in fun chatter or smoke up and chill.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also an LGBT welcoming guesthouse in Colombo. It has continued to support Colombo Pride and is a great place to meet like-minded people as it is safe and welcoming to gay and lesbian people in Sri Lanka. It is also a much-loved stopover for single ladies, couples and families as is clear from all the fantastic reviews.

 

In collaboration with Foozoo Travel, Mahasen by Foozoo offers train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka, guided tours and airport transfers. They also offer cooking classes in Colombo, The Colombo Guided Shopping Tour and the well-connected team are always happy to help you network and meet the right locals for the right job. So if you are visiting Sri Lanka for business, art or activism, chances are that the duo of Dinesh and Damith will help you by making the right connections.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also run with a deep respect for nature and the environment. From offering a water dispenser to discourage the use of plastic water bottles to encouraging communal spaces that reduce the need for individual resources, Mahasen by Foozoo is a Colombo guesthouse that strives to make a difference. The core team are also heavily involved with rainforest protection, animal welfare and human rights (particularly that of LGBT rights and equality.)

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also a pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo

 

Mahasen by Foozoo

Highlights

  • An amazing ambience that mixes a vibrant setting with a cosy homely feel
  • Train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka
  • Airport transfers from Bandaranaike International Airport to Colombo
  • Delightfully and individually designed guestrooms
  • LGBT Friendly guesthouse in Colombo /Gay-friendly Colombo guesthouse
  • Pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo
  • Custom Tours to Sri Lanka
  • Cooking lessons in Colombo
  • Colombo Guided Shopping Tour

INDULGE 

Mahasen by Foozoo is a popular Colombo Guesthouse that is also owned by the Foozoo Group of Companies. It expertly blends the fun atmosphere of a hostel with a homely vibe for a truly unique guesthouse experience. Each of the 8 rooms on the property is individually designed and tell a story. The common areas which include the rooftop terrace, garden and dining areas is where everyone comes together to play music, engage in fun chatter or smoke up and chill.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also an LGBT welcoming guesthouse in Colombo. It has continued to support Colombo Pride and is a great place to meet like-minded people as it is safe and welcoming to gay and lesbian people in Sri Lanka. It is also a much-loved stopover for single ladies, couples and families as is clear from all the fantastic reviews.

 

In collaboration with Foozoo Travel, Mahasen by Foozoo offers train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka, guided tours and airport transfers. They also offer cooking classes in Colombo, The Colombo Guided Shopping Tour and the well-connected team are always happy to help you network and meet the right locals for the right job. So if you are visiting Sri Lanka for business, art or activism, chances are that the duo of Dinesh and Damith will help you by making the right connections.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also run with a deep respect for nature and the environment. From offering a water dispenser to discourage the use of plastic water bottles to encouraging communal spaces that reduce the need for individual resources, Mahasen by Foozoo is a Colombo guesthouse that strives to make a difference. The core team are also heavily involved with rainforest protection, animal welfare and human rights (particularly that of LGBT rights and equality.)

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also a pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo

 

Mahasen by Foozoo

Highlights

  • An amazing ambience that mixes a vibrant setting with a cosy homely feel
  • Train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka
  • Airport transfers from Bandaranaike International Airport to Colombo
  • Delightfully and individually designed guestrooms
  • LGBT Friendly guesthouse in Colombo /Gay-friendly Colombo guesthouse
  • Pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo
  • Custom Tours to Sri Lanka
  • Cooking lessons in Colombo
  • Colombo Guided Shopping Tour

INDULGE 

Mahasen by Foozoo is a popular Colombo Guesthouse that is also owned by the Foozoo Group of Companies. It expertly blends the fun atmosphere of a hostel with a homely vibe for a truly unique guesthouse experience. Each of the 8 rooms on the property is individually designed and tell a story. The common areas which include the rooftop terrace, garden and dining areas is where everyone comes together to play music, engage in fun chatter or smoke up and chill.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also an LGBT welcoming guesthouse in Colombo. It has continued to support Colombo Pride and is a great place to meet like-minded people as it is safe and welcoming to gay and lesbian people in Sri Lanka. It is also a much-loved stopover for single ladies, couples and families as is clear from all the fantastic reviews.

 

In collaboration with Foozoo Travel, Mahasen by Foozoo offers train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka, guided tours and airport transfers. They also offer cooking classes in Colombo, The Colombo Guided Shopping Tour and the well-connected team are always happy to help you network and meet the right locals for the right job. So if you are visiting Sri Lanka for business, art or activism, chances are that the duo of Dinesh and Damith will help you by making the right connections.

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also run with a deep respect for nature and the environment. From offering a water dispenser to discourage the use of plastic water bottles to encouraging communal spaces that reduce the need for individual resources, Mahasen by Foozoo is a Colombo guesthouse that strives to make a difference. The core team are also heavily involved with rainforest protection, animal welfare and human rights (particularly that of LGBT rights and equality.)

 

Mahasen by Foozoo is also a pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo

 

Mahasen by Foozoo

Highlights

  • An amazing ambience that mixes a vibrant setting with a cosy homely feel
  • Train ticket reservations in Sri Lanka
  • Airport transfers from Bandaranaike International Airport to Colombo
  • Delightfully and individually designed guestrooms
  • LGBT Friendly guesthouse in Colombo /Gay-friendly Colombo guesthouse
  • Pet-friendly guesthouse in Colombo
  • Custom Tours to Sri Lanka
  • Cooking lessons in Colombo
  • Colombo Guided Shopping Tour

INDULGE 

Wild Grass Nature Resort – A perfect congruence of comfort and nature

 

We had a busy morning filled with meetings and calls that got even more complicated by a later than expected start. So we, Damith and I, were quite ruffled when we drove into Wild Grass. A large tree stood at the Centre of a clearing surrounded by what seemed like an eternal forest. 5 minutes later, having been graciously welcomed by the Front Office Manager at the minimalist reception area we found ourselves to be at complete peace. From experience, we know that trees are living breathing beings with healing powers. But the calm and joy that swept over us felt instantaneous. In the pristine stillness, all we could see was green, freckled with the bright spots of butterflies bobbing about and all we could hear was the constant call of numerous birds overpowering the chatter of the insects.

 

Later, we were escorted to our villa. The pathways were wide so you could see any creature clearly ahead of you should they step up for a quick hello. The paths (which we later found out) were also well let at night but with a mechanism to switch off once we had passed on, so as to make minimum impact on the wildlife. Just beyond the paths was the forest, alive and left to its wild ways. The layout has been planned out well so that one doesn’t get lost or inadvertently trespass on the privacy of another.

 

Our villa was one of 8 at the property and each of them was unique in design and layout. We stayed at a Villa named ‘Mouse Deer’ and the two of us played the part! And boy oh boy were these villas a treat. First off their architecture was simple, minimalistic and elegant. The layout was thoughtful, the amenities spot on and the cleanliness was top notch. A tough yet wonderful achievement when you consider that all this is the middle of the jungle where things can get truly messy. This also meant that the use of resources was considered well and the solid construction and high-quality facilities would last a considerable amount of time. Plus marks in our books as we also consider the strain on natural resources and construction of the properties we recommend. Concrete, glass and timber were the main materials and were ideal for this environment. The spaces were large and airy with soothing aesthetics that enhanced the setting. A footpath that extended from our villa went straight to a lake in which some buffalo were playing in the warm mid-day sun. Large, floor to ceiling glass panels offered us beautiful views of the forest around was spectacular as an evening thunderstorm brought sheets of rain, making our stay feel even cosier.

 

The team had used a cinnamon-infused cleaning agent to naturally repel insects and creepy crawlies but a few did get in and that is in no way a complaint because anyone choosing to stay here would obviously be 100% okay with sharing space with mother nature and all her wonderful creatures. But in case you are a little too sensitive to bugs, bringing your own insect repellent might be a good idea.

 

Meanwhile, the food was amazing! We tried the Sri Lankan food as we feel we can identify the authenticity of our cuisine versus more standardized western fare and the team at Wild Grass hit yet another home run. The portions were generous and the flavours were just the right blend. The elevated dining area treats you to beautifully wild views by day and star-filled night skies at dinner time. The remote location means you cannot head out for food elsewhere with ease, but we had no complaints considering the rich menu and wonderful service.

 

The following day, we prodded Mr. Nimal Thennakoon, the Resident Manager who had overseen the operations for the last 6 years on all that makes Wild Grass a genuine nature-based resort. As he pointed out the property offers Bird watching excursions that incorporate the local farming community for added value, offer reasonably priced tours to Sigiriya and other places of interest nearby and one can enjoy a bicycle ride, hike the nearby rock or stroll around the 30-acre gardens. But what struck us the most was the lengths Wild Grass goes to protect the environment on a day to day basis. The use of solar power for electricity, minimizing external wastage, segregation, and recycling, water treatment practices that prevent groundwater contamination are all essential practices for a truly eco-friendly and sustainable practice that shares its space with original and wild inhabitants of the area. And as guests are made aware of these practices and value of nature, we believe a stay at Wild Grass is also an educational one that will leave a lasting imprint, encouraging more and more people to think and travel in a way that respects and cares for nature and the wider environment.

 

Finally, a holiday is about rest and relaxation. And here Wild Grass scores a perfect 10. The level of privacy we enjoyed was outstanding and the bliss we experienced, cut off from all outside contact was magical. This is why we highly recommended Wild Grass for couples who would like to connect with each other, families who need a time out and for those seeking a completely refreshing and rejuvenating holiday

Highlights

The wildlife we saw: Numerous birds including an eagle, peacocks and the jungle fowl, insects, butterflies, lizards, buffalo, monkeys.

Recommended Duration: 02 Nights (we only stayed for one)

Main Attractions: Sigiriya Rock, Dambulla Rock Cave Complex, Kalu-Diya Pokuna. Don’t miss a drive or bicycle ride to Kandalama Lake which is stunning.

Food and Beverages: Coconut Roti, Papaya Salad, Kiribath (Milk Rice) served with an assortment of curries, Mojitos

Key Strengths: Privacy, Nature setting, Genuineness