My husband and I stayed at the Residence in Colombo in April 2011 for 3 nights. We were in town for a wedding and most of the guests were staying at the Galle Face Hotel nearby but we wanted to use Hotel points for our stay to save on costs.
We arrived late at night and were able to arrange taxi service from the airport in advance by emailing the hotel. This was great service and made our arrival in Sri Lanka much more comfortable right from the start. I did not have any expectations of the hotel other than it was a Hilton, so I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the amount of space we had! The room was more like an apartment than a room, with a full kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full sitting and dining area, and a terrace overlooking part of the city. We had more space than we knew what to do with but it worked perfectly for us!
We went to the grocery store across the street to get some food and washing detergent to do laundry. The location was convenient for heading to the grocery store. We were also able to walk to the Buddhist temple from the hotel. The tuktuk or taxi ride from the Residence to the Galle Face hotel was about 5 minutes or so, and was a reasonable price. There were always taxis and tuktuks available for hire outside of the hotel.
The breakfast at the hotel was amazing - they had a full buffet and options available to order as well. I particularly liked the traditional Sri Lankan breakfast versus the western breakfast, though all items were available to choose from.
Service at the hotel was great - we gave them a 9.5/10 star score upon checkout. We had great service, a huge room wtih tons of amenities (including internet and cable TV!) and we greatly enjoyed our experience at this hotel. We definitely recommend it for future business or leisure travelers in Colombo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover an outstanding suite and room experience in the heart of Sri Lanka’s largest city; Hilton Colombo Residences is the ideal choice for business or leisure. Take in panoramic views from this 33-story tower, offering vistas of the Indian Ocean, city and harbor. The hotel includes superb venues for conferences and events for up to 850 people; it is located within 5 minutes of the central business district of Colombo, within close proximity to major banking institutes, supermarkets, shopping and cultural destinations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Colombo Residence Hotel Colombo
- Colombo Hilton