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“WHAT A STUNNING PLACE” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Colombo
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   231 Galle Rd | Bambalapitiya, Colombo 4, Sri Lanka   |  
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“WHAT A STUNNING PLACE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Classical old architecture, combined with modern, stylish arty design, really friendly and a attentativ staff all combine into one of the most special and amazing hotels I've ever stayed. It is nice to feel the "privately owned" atmosphere.

Rooms are very art deco | boutique styled. From a bronze bathtub in the middle of the room, an underlit double bed, great music and lounge facility all the way to an in room MacBook allowing for the guest to access internet etc. even if he/she has left theirs at home. Additionally there is in room WLAN. I couldn't get it working, but that may be just my useless computer technology understanding :-) at the end of the day, I'm writing this review from the in room MacBook, so it's not that bad :-)

I will definitely be back asap!

Room Tip: Room 10 is amazing! Brilliantly setup however due to the close proximity to the hallway where everyo...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GmCASAColombo, General Manager at Casa Colombo, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
A stunning review is what you have given CASA Colombo!! Thank you so much.

We loved making your stay with us a special and memorable one, and thank you for your lovely comments. We always endeavor to give you a unique experience whilst with us, and this is what our CEO and Designer Lalin Jinasena aimed for when creating CASA Colombo.

We definitely want to see you again at CASA Colombo…. Come soon.

Sunny regards,
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CASA Colombo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

I was extremely impressed by Casa Colombo and would come back to Colombo just to stay here for 2-3 nights.

The hotel is beautifully and imaginatively designed with many unique design touches in the rooms and throughout. The food was very good (particularly the Sri Lankan breakfast) and inexpensive (by boutique hotel standards) while the service was attentive. The facilities are great too. We didn't use the bar or T-Republic but I'd be here pretty regularly if I lived in Colombo! T-Republic has a lot of potential to be developed further and I'd suggest increasing the number of tea-related/tea-infused desserts and doing a modern/contemporary take on afternoon tea could be interesting things to explore.

I was surprised the hotel was over 6 years old as it feels fresh and new. I think it's all the better for not being part of a big chain like Relais & Chateaux as while it retains a similarly sophisticated vibe to many of their staple of hotels, it also feels laid-back and individualistic.

All in all, this place feels like a v well run ship with lots of attention to detail. It'll need to be going forward though as one of the hardest things is to stay at the top and maintain standards like this as expectations grow. But if anything I feel this place could continue to get even better and it's a world-class boutique hotel already.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GmCASAColombo, General Manager at Casa Colombo, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
It is a fabulous feeling to know that we have WOWed you at CASA Colombo, from the design of the hotel to the food to the service, you have certainly given us a review to be proud of. Thank you a million times over.

Yes, we do like to give our guests a unique and out-of-this-world experience at CASA Colombo, and it is a great pleasure for us to note that we have been successful in creating a memorable and totally personalized stay for you, which means that you will always want to come back to us. For us, it is like family visiting us, when you return to CASA Colombo, since that is what you become to us as soon as you enter through the gates of CASA Colombo.

We can’t wait to see you again, and next time you will be able to enjoy a unique cocktail or tea at the Zaza Bar. See you soon.

Sunny regards,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

We went for a Dinner with my family. Hotel architecture is unique in Colombo. Good service. Menue choices were limited. But the available items food quality was great. Very friendly and attentive staff. Not enough parking. Overall experience was good.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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GmCASAColombo, General Manager at Casa Colombo, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you for your review of CASA Colombo. We are so glad that you have enjoyed your dinner with us.

Giving you a personalized service is what we always aim to achieve and it is a great pleasure to note that we have been successful in this endeavor. We look forward to seeing you time and time again at HVN and CASA Colombo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Colombo and this hotel was our first stop of our tour of Sri Lanka and it did not disappoint. The building is of Moorish design with beautiful original floors and ceilings. Our room was massive with a separate seating room and huge bathroom. The bathroom was fab looking, but a tad dark to do your makeup in! But with a computer, Ipod dock and a great tub bath in the bedroom I wasn't complaining! Arron who was our Casa Domo was very helpful and friendly showing us around and explaining things to us about the hotel and local area. The restaurant has a fresco painting on one side of the wall which really made the place feel different from anywhere else. The food was very good value, but a bit laking in the quality we had else where on our trip.

The area the hotel is in is away from the main hub of the city so if you want to visit the main sites you need to arrange to get a taxi. But there are shops and few things like a coffee shop not too far away on foot. This is a great hotel and would really recommend it, as it is small and beautiful.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GmCASAColombo, General Manager at Casa Colombo, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Thank you for reviewing your stay at CASA Colombo, and sharing your experience with other travelers. We are very happy that you have had an enjoyable stay with us, and that we were able to give you a great start to your Sri Lankan holiday.

It is simply fabulous that you liked the design of CASA Colombo, and the rooms. Our greatest endeavor is to give you an out of this world and unique experience and an unforgettable stay, coupled with the best possible personalized service we could offer.

Thank you for you recommendation of CASA Colombo, and we look forward to seeing you again within the walls of CASA Colombo.

Sunny regards,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Had such a lovely time staying in this exceptional hotel at the beginning of Sri Lankan holiday, cut beach holiday short by one night to return to Casa Colombo before heading home to UK, so a great beginning and end to our holiday.
This hotel is fantastic, an oasis of calm in Colombo providing impeccable 5 star service. The hotel building itself and the decor are stunning, a great mix of tradition and modern funkiness. The suites are amazing, we were stunned with the size of our first one (Rm no 2?), huge bedroom, lounge, marvelous large copper bath in a small room to itself. So many extras laptop, music system, ipod charger, flat screen tv, and more. Our 'Domo' was the charming and delightful Giayan, on both occasions, such a treat, he made our stay extra special.
Food very good and pleasingly inexpensive for such a outstanding hotel and the staff are very friendly as well as being extremely professional. Was nearly put off from having a massage as they are rather expensive but I decided to have one and pleased to say it was excellent.
Cannot recommend this hotel highly enough and thank you to all those tripadvisor reviewers who directed us to this hotel when we were searching for somewhere to stay in Colombo last December.....it was as fantastic as you said.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GmCASAColombo, General Manager at Casa Colombo, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you for a simply fantastic review of your stay at CASA Colombo, and thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We are so happy to have impressed you to the extent of wanting you to stay with us again before your departure.

It was nothing short of a pleasure to have looked after you during your stay with us, and our only regret is that we could not keep you with us for longer. We are very happy to have made your holiday in Sri Lanka a special one.

Please do visit us again at CASA Colombo.

Sunny regards,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We stayed at Casa Colombo for 2 nights in March 2013 in the Traveller Suite. The room was absolutely gorgeous. A large duplex with TV and sofa upstairs and bedroom and bathroom with his n hers sinks. The food and the service was fantastic - we had our own host who looked after us throughout our stay. The bar was also very nice - with great deals on drinks in Happy Hour. It is a great boutique hotel with small but lovely pool and lush outdoor areas. Awesome value for money. Only very small downside was the location - it's a bit of a walk to the Galle Face Green and the beach which is where most of the action seemed to be but plenty of tuk tuks to get you around.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GmCASAColombo, General Manager at Casa Colombo, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
We are glad to have been able to give you a unique and wonderful experience at CASA Colombo, and are thrilled with your review. Thank you so very much. Your kind words have been shared with our entire Team.

We are so happy that you were able to experience the Zaza Bar, and hope you got a chance to sample some of the exotic teas we serve there during the day time. We strive to give you the best possible stay at CASA Colombo, and to have achieved that is an achievement indeed.

Please do visit us again at CASA Colombo very soon….

Sunny regards,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

After 11 nights travelling around Sri Lanka on a fairly tight budget we decided to splash out a little for our last night in Colombo before flying home.. Are we glad we did; absolutely!! The whole team at CASA Colombo go out of their way to ensure that your stay is seamless and that everything they can do is done with a smile. The suite we had was simply awesome! huge comfortable bed, lovely bathroom, luxurious amenities, relaxed lounge area, office area with complimentary laptop, gigantic copper bath in the bedroom with a waterfall effect tap. etc etc..

The food was also extremely reasonably prices and I had the beef tenderloin entrée, which was by far the best main course I had during my entire stay in Sri Lanka.

The pool is currently having a new restaurant built next to it, but the works are being kept to a minimum and shielded off well, so we enjoyed a dip in the 'pink pool' in the evening and again before we left in the morning!

Overall a great stay and CASA Colombo lived up to our expectations as #1 on tripadvisor!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GmCASAColombo, General Manager at Casa Colombo, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
It is fabulous people like you who have made us the No. 1 Hotel on Trip Advisor, and a big heartfelt thank you to you for the lovely review. Our CASA Colombo team enjoyed reading it.

We are very happy to have been able to make the last night of your Sri Lankan holiday a memorable one, and to have contributed to you having an overall wonderful experience in Sri Lanka. We do hope you were able to see some of the fabulous sights around the country, from the sunny beaches to the cool climes of the hill country.

It is great that you were able to relax and unwind at CASA Colombo after a long tour around the country, and we would like nothing more than to see you once again at CASA Colombo, but next time for a much longer stay.

Sunny regards,
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Address: 231 Galle Rd | Bambalapitiya, Colombo 4, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Colombo
#2 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
#2 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
#4 Family Hotel in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Casa Colombo 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 200 year old mansion restored and converted to a retro-chic hotel with 12 exclusive designer suites, 2 trendy restaurants the stylish bar and tea garden, and a pink pool. Guests looked after by private Domos and transfers done in vantage cars or helicopters. ... more   less 
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