My partner and I spent Christmas and New Year at this hotel. Overall, everything was excellent. As you would expect of a Hilton, the service was to a very high standard. My only complaint was the inflated prices of food/drink, etc. (in comparison to everywhere else in colombo). There are a variety of restaurants is very good and the food is flawless - there really is something for everybody. The pool area is very clean and not overcrowded - even in peak season. True, there is a bit of a walk to the pool but it is no great hardship. Staff are very friendly, polite and are very efficient at giving advice on getting around/ going out, etc.
The only negative is the location. The hotel is situated in the business district where all the best hotels are located. there are a few small shops, a KFC (why you would need this beats me), and some street sellers' stalls. tuk tuks are your best bet for getting around. haggle with them and you'll get to wherever you want to go for a cheap price.
We went to a variety of restaurants, shops, malls and they were all fantastic. I bought 6 bags of clothes and shoes and spent just shy of £100.
i would recommend the trip to Kandy. the Hilton charge £70-90 per person but this is a ripoff. the train costs £3 return for first class which looks extremely daunting but is very easy. on arrival, we hired a driver to drive us around for the day which included a visit to the temple of the tooth, herbal garden and elephant orphanage for around £30pp. it was a fab day out.
don't go to colombo if clubbing is your ideal holiday. we ventured to a few bars and clubs which were... interesting! Alcohol is the same price as UK unless you buy from an off-license (buddhist/muslim country remember).
All-in-all, a fantastic holiday/hotel and would go back in a second!
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