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“Nice but expensive boutique hotel in downtown Colombo” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Zylan Luxury Villa
Ranked #18 of 131 Colombo B&B and Inns
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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147 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Nice but expensive boutique hotel in downtown Colombo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

This place is really good. Small, clean, very private and very personal. You feel you are in your own private bungalow. The staff is nice and not over bearing. I was luck to get a good deal from Agoda, but the normal room tariff at US$ 180 -210 a night is a little too steep for me.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Tapan-Patel
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Brook_Boutique, Manager at Zylan Luxury Villa, responded to this review, June 14, 2012
Appreciate your honest feedback. You mentioned That Zylan is "really good. Small, clean, very private and very personal" .Thank you, We have only 10 Rooms to sell and we are located in Colombo 7, Highly residential and High end / Best area in Colombo.Our rate includes American breakfast and Taxes, Service charge and no hidden costs plus all what you mentioned above.Thank you and hope to see you soon at Zylan.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

I set my husband the task of finding our first nights accommodation in Colombo. He did a great job :) I was a doubter......but Zylan was just fantastic! Classy, yet Rustic. It reminded me of our stays in a riad in Morrocco. A little away from the hussle bussle of Pettah and the like, but not a long way away. The guys at the desk will flag you down a metered tuk tuk, which cost very little really. Then after the craziness of Colombo touring you return to the hotel for sheer tranquility and a peaceful atmosphere.. We were lucky as there were few guests whilst we were here, but i suggest this will change very quickly over the next 6 months. We managed to get the pool up on the roof to ourselves as the sun was going down. The food - WOW! Curry was amazing!! And the accompanyments, YUMM!! I ordered the Sri lankan breakfast for our last day and was not disappointed. Breakfasts are hearty and varied whether sri lankan or western. SO much food is brought out. In so far as the room: We had a huge patio to ourselves. The room was not huge but sufficient. There are bigger rooms available and i managed a sneak peek and they look great.
Only gripe was that our phone did not work the whole time there. Not sure why they did not fix. TV was out for a day. When it was fixed there was very little cable access. HBO and Movie channels etc not available for example:( This will surely change as they grow their reputation. Also hot water in shower was very hit and miss. Luke warm on most occasions? Also they did not make our room up after our first night - not sure what happened there.
Indi and Sumith at the front desk helped organise a driver for us, which was great - for our continuing journey. Very helpful and friendly. All in all we loved it and would return. Suggest if you stay here, make sure you have the address and more imortantly the phone number before you hop in your cab. Our cabbie had no idea where it was and had to make several calls to get us there. Enjoy :)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Belgrade, Serbia
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

Hotel was opened in January 2012,so it was to stay in new hotel. We took taxi from the airport (prepaid taxi was 3000lkr=25Usd). Taxi driver didn't know the address,but he called the hotel and got directions.My advice is to have hotel number with you all the time ,especially if you use taxi or tuk-tuk,because it is new hotel. French embassy is in the same street.
Staff-very kind,helpful and polite, always smiling. We came late in the evening and had light dinner in the small ,beautiful garden. They didn't want to charge for dinner, because the second morning we had to leave early, and we wan't have a breakfast.
Breakfast-you can choose from fruit platter and corn flakes and eggs. There is a fresh orange juice ,butter , jam, croissants,rolls and tosted bread. Coffee was great. The waiter from Kendy was nice.He even showed us the rooftop terrace and small swimming pool.
Room-we had living room, bedroom and bathroom. 2 small bottles of water free. Bed was big and very comfortable.bathroom clean with good shower,big terrace with nice view.We had room 201,just above the reception.There is the a/c in the romm and two ceilling fans.Free Wi-Fi in the room.
Location-excellent! quiet street with tuk-tuk passing by if you need it. 10 minutes walk to Odel-shopping paradise, 15 minutes by tuk-tuk to Galle road.
I highly recommend this nice,tastefully designed hotel with great staff.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

Wish we could have stayed longer! Stunning, minimalist Asian influence was such a pleasant change from British colonial! Hip and tranquil. Intimate, as if we'd been invited into someone's home, yet extremely professional service. Zylan is in the heart of everything Colombo had to offer us, and yet blissfully away from all the Colombo chaos on a quiet, tree-lined street in an upscale, residential neighbourhood. Fabulous food, and there's even a wonderful, rooftop pool. Overall, it's understated decadence, which is the best kind.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank ritajeff
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2012

We got there the evening before leaving SL with an early flight. we did not know what to expect as it s a brand new hotel (openend in october 2011 i believe) but we were so pleased to find that place!
So briliant to stay there on a Friday night and get to experience Colombo and the night life one last time!
Hotel has a great location, very new accommodations, great team in charge, brilliant pool, everything was really perfect!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Zylan Luxury Villa
Address: 115 Rosmead Place | Colombo 7, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 131 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Zylan Luxury Villa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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