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“Charming Change of Pace from Business Hotels” 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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Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Colombo
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“Charming Change of Pace from Business Hotels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The four and five star business hotel options are very limited in Colombo, and the Casa Colombo is a charming change of pace for a jaded business traveler like myself. It is centrally located off of Galle Face Road, the main drag, and hotel itself is a classic boutique hotel in a restored old colonial era mansion. The rooms are very large and quirkely decorated. The staff is attentive and friendly. Like any boutique hotel, it has its quirks - things like figuring out how the TV and air con work. Overall, I highly reommend it. I had a great breakfast and lunch in the dining room. There is a cool bar in the front and a pool and lounging area with chairs under a large shade tree in the back. Unfortunately, there is no gym, and th pool is on the small side.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, June 13, 2014
We are so glad to have been your choice in Colombo during your stay, and are very happy to have had the opportunity to give you a true CASA Colombo experience, one that is unique and amazing in every way.

We loved reading your review of CASA Colombo and a heartfelt thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the recommendation.

We would love to see you again at CASA Colombo, and await your return with much anticipation.

Sunny regards,
Horst

General Manager
CASA Colombo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

As others pointed out the place is very interesting, with a conservative and artistic restoration that makes the place worth a stay per itself. All modern amenities in the room.
Nice staff very helpful that even accommodated a very early breakfast for us (we had the plane in the morning).
You can safely walk around the hotel (even if Galle Road has constant traffic) and places of interest easily reached by tuk-tuk.
We also liked a lot the bathroom products (that you can also purchase there).
All in all I would recommend this place even if maybe a little bit pricey compared to other places of similar standard we visited in Sri Lanka.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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GmCASAColombo, General Manager at Casa Colombo, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
We are so happy to note that you have enjoyed your stay at CASA Colombo. Thank you for a lovely review and for your recommendation of us to other travelers.

We do like to be “out of the box”, so that your experience at CASA Colombo is unique and memorable in every way. We also want you to be fully relaxed and comfortable whilst you are with us, which is why assisting you with any special request, whether it is for an early breakfast, late dinner or arranging a tour, is nothing but a pleasure for us to do.

We would love to see you again at CASA Colombo.

Sunny regards,
Horst

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We LOVED Casa Colombo. The decor is amazing - so over the top but it works! I had read some reviews that the hotel can be noisy but we were in the Tickell Suite and it was really quiet. The staff are great and anything you need is organised. Food is fantastic, cocktails are great and one night they had a live band play in the garden area and it was such a fun night. Make sure you visit the spa - we both had massages that were so relaxing. It's a little hard to find but once you are in that oasis it's really hard to leave.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, May 20, 2014
We loved your review! Thank you for some wonderful comments about your experience at CASA Colombo.

There is nothing we love more than looking after you whilst you are at CASA Colombo and ensuring that you are pampered in the luxury and exclusivity that is synonymous with the CASA Colombo name, which is why we always endeavor to give you the most personalized service ever!

We are so glad that you have had a memorable stay at CASA Colombo. Your Oasis in the City awaits your return.

Sunny regards,
Horst

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

It is a wonderful boutique hotel. They have a tiny car park which is a disadvantage for them. But once you step into the hotel you will be in heaven.
They have nice food. Try their koththu. And my personal favorite is, little roast paan strips they give before every meal. It comes with mint and tomato paste. Its wonderful. And they have most delicious butter cookies. Try it with a coffee.
Their cocktails are good. And 5PM to 7PM you can get drinks 50% off.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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GmCASAColombo, General Manager at Casa Colombo, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Wow! It is so nice and encouraging to read the comments in your review of CASA Colombo.

We are thrilled that you have had a wonderful experience at CASA Colombo, and that you have enjoyed what our menu has had to offer you. Thank you for the delightful comment about our Butter Cookies.

We would love to see you more often at CASA Colombo. Please visit us again.

Sunny regards,
Horst

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This hotel has a particular design and I would say very exotic and luxury. the rooms are large and all the decoration make it a different place to all hotels, Only slept one night and it was very pleasant. the staff are friendly and answered all our questions, they speak very good English. I recommend this hotel for couples and honeymooners. Is only about 40 minutes from the airport, The food is well prepared and tasted good. fulfilled expectations, we were happy here, Thank you. Recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GmCASAColombo, General Manager at Casa Colombo, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
We are absolutely thrilled that you have truly appreciated the difference and uniqueness of CASA Colombo, and have enjoyed your stay with us, although it was a short one.

Taking care of your needs whilst with us has been a pleasure and our Team always endeavours to give you the best possible service, no matter what your request, whether it be information on where to visit or dine or whatever else you may require. We believe that this is what sets us apart from the more establishment hotels around.

We look forward to seeing you again soon at CASA Colombo for a much longer stay, where we will have the opportunity of pampering you in the luxury that is CASA Colombo.

Sunny regards,
Horst

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had a nice stay at the Casa Colombo in Colombo to start off our trip. Upon arrival staff prepared our room immediately and contracted to pick us up from the airport with ease. Rooms are pretty amazing and our last night we returned to votive candles and a very beautiful set up. Meals in the restaurant were of a high quality and our butler, Arun, was absolutely lovely. We stayed in a room with the largest copper bathtub I've ever seen and didn't get a chance to frequent the bar outside but noticed they had various teas available during the day and cocktails at night. Overall a very nice start to our time in Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, May 12, 2014
We at CASA Colombo understand that each guest’s needs, wants and likes are different, which is why we always strive to make your experience with us a unique one. There is nothing more gratifying for us than knowing that we have been successful in giving you a stay just like that, and a memorable one too, which means we will have the pleasure of seeing you again someday soon at CASA Colombo.

Thank you for the wonderful review on Trip Advisor and for sharing your experience with other travelers. We truly appreciate it.

Sunny regards,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Arrived bright and early at 6am, service was superb. They got us coffee and breakfast and made the room in under hour. The room was amazing, hands down the best I've stayed in. We stayed for 2 nights but wished it could be a longer stay. In fact I'd be quite happy to live here. The bathroom was a huge highlight with a giant bath tub and dual rainforest shower heads. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, May 12, 2014
Thank you for an amazing review of your stay at CASA Colombo. We love it that you love us!

How lovely to know that your stay with us has been a wonderful, unique and memorable experience and that we have been successful in giving you a stay beyond your expectations.

We look forward to seeing you again soon at CASA Colombo, and yes, next time let’s make it a longer stay!

Sunny regards,
Horst

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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 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
#1 Business Hotel in Colombo
#2 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
#2 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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