Our first night in Hilton Colombo Residences was not a very good one as there was repair work happening on a floor above us. We Were on 27th floor and strangely we were not told of this construction work at check in.
Anyways, long story short. When I raised an alarm next morning (we were up at 5 am due to constant noise), we were graciously upgraded to the PentHouse suite on 33rd Floor.
The Hotel: This is a suite hotel only. All floors have 1,2 or 3 bed room suites with kitchenettes, living area, dining area etc.
The suite: Our suite was spacious enough for atleast 5 people. The master bedroom had an attached bathroom and closet space. The other 2 bedrooms had single beds with closets inside the room. Both the other rooms had 1 common bathroom which we thought was a little inconvenient but when enquired, all the suites had similar layouts hence we couldn't shift anywhere else.
Breakfast: very average, infact some of the food items on menu like sambaru, vadas, open dosas were really bad in taste. Same goes for muffins, dough nuts, breads and cakes. Service was quite nice but the food was very average.
Other amenities: Pool is a good place to lounge around in evenings. They also have happy hours. Their steam/ sauna is decent as well. Gym: Cardio section is good, weight training equipment is very old, hence wouldn't recommend it's usage to anyone.
Internet is chargeable (Rs 2000 for 24 hrs) but it didn't work in certain parts of our apartment and hence we thought, it was a rip off.
Overall hospitality: humble staff: be it bell boys, reception staff, chefs, pool staff. Everyone was very friendly and that was just a very good feeling.
Our multiple requests for ice buckets, wine chillers etc was duly met and they never gave a reason to complaint.
Also, welcome fruits platter, cookies and complementary red wine was of good quality.
Restaurants: Didn't see much here. I am told Hilton Hotel has better places to eat. We ate there as well (that will be a separate review).
Will I stay again? If going with family (incl kids): for sure, yes... if going with friends or partner: maybe no. Rather stay on Galle Face road for it's view..
- 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