The place is tastefully decorated and located centrally in Colombo. Warning: "Boutique Colombo" has a very STRICT booking policy. Even if you cancel a week in advance, you will only get half of your money back. So if you have travel plans that are flexible or you end up changing your dates around, don't expect to get your money back. Because I was doing research (I have been lived in SL off and on since 2003), my schedule shifted, and I tried to shave a couple days off my booking. My request was rejected with no explanation. I have had other airbnb experiences where they refunded a night because I couldn't get a seat on the train, etc. Ishara said that she would get in touch with others who had inquired about the room and that she would make it available again online to find a replacement. However, when I checked airbnb, the room still showed up as booked! Since I paid already, I shifted my research around and decided to stay for the whole booking...mostly.
The first night I arrived, the hot water was not working. In the morning I called Ishara and she sent someone quickly to fix it. Because they were not able to fix it, they moved me into the other bedroom. I appreciated this. The other room was more spacious!
After my third night, I developed a mysterious rash: I thought they were mosquito bites, but they turned into an outbreak of itchy bumps all over my face, neck, back, and stomach. The place is very clean, so I didn't think it was caused by bedbugs; I just asked to have the linens replaced. That night, I discovered that the linens were not changed. That was ok with me and I did not want to bother late in the evening. Waking up, my condition got worse, and I ended up going to the hospital. An allergic reaction they said. After one more night at Ishara's, I felt worse, went back to hospital and got antibiotics. They suspected mite (URL HIDDEN) friend finally convinced me to leave and stay with her.
I can't confirm that my allergy was because of Ishara's place. But the response regarding the whole affair was HORRIBLE and RUDE. When I emailed Ishara about leaving and requested a refund for three nights (2 nights without changed linens, 1 night that I didn't stay), she insinuated that I was attempting to trick her out of money! Instead of asking me if I was okay (I sent her photos of my gross condition) she asked me why I didn't leave earlier! Well having already PAID and given how strict their cancellation was, and because I wasn't sure what caused my rash, I didn't want to leave!
Finally, Ishara relented to refunding me the one night that I didn't stay. After two weeks, I still haven't received it. In short if you want to stay at a place run by cold, corporate-minded folks, this is it!