Patini Bungalows is a family guesthouse. Most of your requests could be satisfied if you let us the time...
The bungalows don't have AC (air conditioning) because they are very well ventilated by the sea breeze and they are built with materials that keep the cool inside and the warmth outside. Each bungalow has a stand fan that you can move around where you need the breeze.
In each bungalow, hot water for the shower only has been installed. Hot water is optional, we can switch it on or off on request for the whole stay. Hot water is not really necessary because the cold water temperature is about 30 degrees when the sun is shining. You can try a first shower without hot water. If you need hot water, we can switch it on for LKR 250.- per people and per night.
The five bungalows are planned for 2 people but we can also accommodate families of three, four or five members. One bungalow (C1) has two single beds we can join to make one double bed for couple. The four other bungalows have a double bed. C1's single beds are 90 x 210 cm (3 x 7 feet), so when they are joined the bed is 180 x 210 cm (6 x 7 feet). C2, C4 and C5 beds are 165 x 210 cm (5.5 x 7 feet). C3's bed is 150 x 195 cm (5 x 6.5 feet). Two bungalows (C1 and C2) are enough big to add (on request) single or double extra mattress on the floor or small bed for children under 5 years old. In C4 and C5, we can add only a single mattress/bed for one child but the bungalow becomes small. In C3, we can add a baby cot or a small child bed (under 5 years old). The extra bed is 70 cm x 180 cm for children under 5 years old (only one bed is available). The extra mattresses available are all foam mattress on the floor. The available size are 90 x 180cm for single child, or 120 x 180 cm for two children, or 150 x 180 cm for three small children. All these extra bed/mattresses are installed with a mosquito net. These mattresses are comfortable only for children. Some adults could have back pain to lay on foam mattress on the floor. Families can also book two bungalows next to each other. One baby cot with mosquito net is available for a child until 2 years old.
Many items for babies and children are available (toys, eating items, bathroom items,...), please request them.
Patini is a family friendly or child friendly guesthouse. We provide many facilities for the children (extra mattress/bed, toys, kitchen cuttlery,...). We have two children 6 and 9 years old who stay at Patini from 10am to 6pm and who share their toys (boy and girl). During the school holiday (July-August, Christmas, February-middle March, Easter (April)), we can have few children at Patini. Outside of the school holiday, very rarely children stay at Patini.
Two private hammocks and two deck chairs are available under the palm trees in front of each bungalow.
We don't provide any meal. Cold drinks (no alcohol) are available in self service. You can store your drinks, beers and others food in our commun fridge. A restaurant is available next door (40 m from your cottage) and many others nearby. Due to Covid, we had to adapt Patini to the new requirements (beakfast could be provided in case of lockdown, kitchen is available). We explain all the modification in the Covid19 page.
Wifi is available on our veranda on all day and night. It is free of charge if the usage is less than 1GB per night per bungalow. Otherwise, we will charge according to Dialog costs (tax is 15%). (The "unlimited" wifi is included into the normal rates.) This router will be shared with other guests. Be aware that unlimited package is not usual in Sri Lanka. We encourage you to buy a Sri lankan SIM card (Dialog or Mobitel) for call, sms and internet (more than 90% coverage). This card is sold in the Dialog or Mobitel outlets and also in the phones shops. Your passport is required. Then, your phone can be used as a router/wifi provider (hotspot) for your laptop. Due to Covid and online school, we took the router to our home, so, our children are able to follow the online school. A computer with an internet connection is also available for short time connection.
All the following services are available
- Taxi (A/C van) and tuk tuk services
- Internet facilities include WiFi, Skype and webcam (computer available)
- National and international call
- Laundry and ironing
- Library with French, English, German and other languages books and magazines (free)
- Indoor games, board games, cards (free)
- Outdoor games for children (bat, sand toys, balls,...) (free)
- Babies and children items (free)
- Extra mattresses with mosquito net for children
- body boards (free)
- cold drinks (no alcohol) in self-service (due to Covid, it is not any more available. We hope this facility will be back for the high season from December)
- Massage at the next door guesthouse (due to Covid, it is not any more available. We hope this facility will be back for the high season from December)
- Daya can drive you with his comfortable AC car where ever you like.
- Our nephew Wasentha has a van (maximum 7 people) to drive you where ever you like and for tour.
- Daya's brother, Karu, can drive you with his tuk tuk where ever you like.