I arrived on Sunday 25/08/13 in a Tuk Tuk after spending 10 nights in Negombo & took around 1 hour & 40 min's in the Tuk Tuk into Central Colombo & cost 2000 rupees. On first impressions the hotel looks very modern from the outside. When I approached the front reception desk there was some confusion with my last minute booking from the night before, eventually i had to show my confirmation on my IPhone, then asked for my passport and I asked to view my room before showing my passport, I'm informed my room is on level 4 & I reminded the staff I requested a room on the top floor level 10, then shown room 1007 with 2 single beds & I'd requested a double bed & I ended up excepting room 1007, passport shown & swipe card given & breakfast included at USD $85- per night for 4 nights. The room was ultra modern with a good sized double bed, good bathroom with all the goodies, TV reception good [only watched the BBC news], safety box & tea & coffee facilities with a small fridge, the balcony was a nice size however no where to sit on the balcony, also no ashtrays on the balcony if you smoke ??? Overall I enjoyed my stay and was happy with the room, breakfast served on level one & a very good choice with excellent service, most staff were friendly helpful & professional. A nice pool on the roof terrace & small gym with a sauna. I only had one meal during the evening in the hotel restaurant again on level one, appeared to be more staff than guests in the restaurant and no atmosphere. My only 2 negative comments about my stay was the weak HI FI connection & very frustrating at times, also when you leave your room the power goes off after a few min's & annoying when your charging your phone or other electronic gadgets, at the end I asked for an extra swipe card & much easier charging everything. I slept well with the A/Con on & no noise from other guests. Arranged private taxi transfer late evening on the 29/8/13 to the international airport, cost 3000 rupees one way. I checked out of my room at 12:30pm on Thursday 29/8/13 and then spent the rest of the day on the local Tuk Tuk's around Central Colombo, returned to hotel at 7pm & left to the airport at 9pm. The hotel staff only offer me an extra 2 hrs to keep my room or after 2pm they charge another full night room rate !!!!! You can lock your luggage away in a store room close to the reception desk & they will give you a card to claim on your return before checking out, my bill paid using my credit card without any fuss. I'd like to thank a male staff member who helped with my luggage [sorry can't remember his name[, he was a very helpful & professional young man & once again many thanks............ a great central location to stay & only a 10 min's walk to the local shopping centre.
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- situated in the city centre near Majestic shopping mall, and close proximity for all leading casino,malls etc. ... more less
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