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Serenediva Colombo Transit

Level 2, Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Serenediva Colombo Transit
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Like a budget inn, ordinary bed, dim lighting, racks and furniture with some dust, but felt not dirty. Slow drains. Attendants might deliver shampoo or things to you; you may save the tip though they welcome it ~ a room got everything without tipping,but a room tipped at their first delivery got no blanket because they stop coming to offer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were on a 20 hour transit at the colombo airport, flying back to karachi. The hotel is located on the second floor of the airport. The room and wash room both were clean and well kept. The bed was comfortable and the airconditioning was great. We were provided coupons for dinner and breakfast. There isnt much to do at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Given the convenient location of the hotel, it is a nice option for travelers transiting through Bandaranaike International Airport. However, I find it a bit overpriced (55 USD for first six hours, 15 USD for every additional hour of stay). We made an advance booking through serenediva@srilankancatering.com. They promptly responded with a schedule of room rates and ask for your... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The hotel is part of SriLankan airline so major cusutomer are of srilankan airline. I had a 10 hour transit between flights, and someone recommended me to stay at Serenediva Hotel as it is right inside the airport so i will not have to stand in long line of immigration and then for the hotel bus, if i chose another... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

i had to stay in this hotel, while flying through srilankan airlines, as my connecting flight was on the next day. I was given a complimentary stay, but really got disappointed by the services. The soap bottle in the washroom was almost empty, and its hanger was broken. The shower was also broken and leaking from all attachments. I couldn't... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We were not told by our travel agent that our baggages could not be claimed since this hotel is inside the airport. (our luggages were loaded directly to tomorrow's domestic flight to Male). So, if stay in this hotel, people do not need to pass through immigration. Undoultly, here is a choice to rest after a long flight. However, the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The only positive thing about this hotel is the location inside the transit hotel and the large rooms. Everything else is negative uncomfortable beds slow wifi 17inch tv the size of a small computer monitor poor tv reception noisy airconditioning electrical issues difficulty in turning off the lights no window and not clean no blankets no ability to adjust the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We stayed here on sept 13. We had an about 9-hr layover at the Colombo airport,from 6p-3am for our emirates flight to Dubai. We walked around going into a couple of SriLankan airline lounges and they cost about $15 for 3 hrs, one had free wifi and snacks, the other lounge had buffet dinner. We walked out towards the sign... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It was with some trepidation that I went to this hotel, having seen the Tripadvisor reviews but I was vey pleasantly surprised. The en-suite room was excellent and, contrary to what I had read, the staff were exceedingly pleasant. It is a transit hotel so is a bit noisy with people coming and going, putting on TVs loudly and children... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed at this hotel during our 8 hours layover in Colombo. Hotel is conveniently located in second floor (one floor above departure/arrival level) and was easy to find from signage on the wall. Room was spacious, clean and provided us with essential toiletries. Overall, a great place to stay for shorter layover (anything longer than 7-8 hours will be... More 

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