"Perfect place to stay"
It is such a nice, quiet place. We had the big
cabana and a friend the Moroccan Suite. We enjoyed
delicious Sri Lankan meals together with Richard and
our friends were welcome in his home.
It is really a place for people who don't like big
hotels. This place is for relaxing, but if you need
to go to town or the beach, they are minutes away by
tuk-tuk. So, everything you need in Sri Lanka.
"Silver service in the jungle"
CHE is a stunning, colonial style villa oozing old
world charm ... with ... sprawling lawns and gardens
... filled with wildlife. The pool area is a great
place to unwind at the end of a busy day spent at
some of the world's most stunning beaches. Our host,
Richard, and his staff attended to our every need.
You don't need to go out to eat as ... Richard and
the boys are masters of both local and international
dishes. We had a very memorable stay at CHE and we
will definitely be returning soon.
"Wonderful colonial house in the jungle"
Set in greenery, CHE is a little gem, full of charm
and refinement. Richard welcomed us so well to his
villa, that I didn't want to leave the place. Set
1.5km from the coast, the beautiful beach of Mawella
is easily reachable with a tuk-tuk in 30 minutes.
Breakfast was a real delight and dinner and lunch
can be prepared.
I highly recommend this place for the atmosphere,
the quietness and tropical art of living.
Thank you Richard and your team!
" A great colonial villa in the middle of nature"
What a wonderful experience. This villa was full of
charm and style. Richard and his team were very
considerate throughout our stay. Delicious meals and
a rich and varied breakfast.
Richard, thank you and your team for these 4 days in
Mom and I travelled for 3 weeks through India and
Sri Lanka, and our stay at Richard's was the needed
vacation from our vacation.
" A refuge of relaxation at the portal of paradise.
" A dip in the pool is as refreshing as 4 o'clock
" It was fascinating to hear of Richard's life and
travels in Africa, to see his design work and
compare notes on what it is that calls one to buy a
house in a foreign land and create one's own
paradise to share with others. Never have I
experienced a host who so genuinely delights in the
comfort and joy his guests feel.
"People get called to places for special reasons,
almost like magic. If you are reading this review
..... it may certainly be a sign that this is a
place you should come and stay at."
Ureuk World Music House, Korea. February, 2017.
"I spent a blissful 6 days along with 2 of my
friends in Chawton House East.
It was everything we could have hoped for and more.
Richard, the owner of the paradise guesthouse, could
not have done more to make us feel welcome and at
The space is immaculate, uniquely designed and truly
a special place.......we especially loved the
outdoor shower and daybed.
The location is ideal if you want to get away from
the hustle and bustle of city life, yet a convenient
tuk tuk drive all nearby amenities and beaches.
The food Richard and his team prepared for us was
the best we had on our travels..... We suggest he
writes his own cook book.
However, the highlight of our stay were the evenings
drinking wine and enjoying Richard's great sense of
humour. Thank you for all the laughs and great
chats. Our only regret is that we couldn't spend
longer in the exquisite guesthouse. We will indeed
Katie, August, 2017.
first rate experience at Chawton House East"
I had a very enjoyable three day stay at CHE. The
place is absolutely charming, a walled garden of
peace, order and tranquility. Richard is a master
Inn Keeper. He, assisted by his capable staff,
insures that things run to speed and, further, that
CHE fully lives up to the expectations created by
the website in terms of food, room, service, garden,
etc. I plan on a return visit in 2018.