We stayed in this hotel for an evening after a poor experience at a different place of residence in Colombo. I had come for business with 3 other colleagues.
4 of us arrived late in the evening, approximately at 11pm, trying to get a room. The reception didn't want to know, at first, but then managed to find a room, which we appreciated, although it took nearly an hour.
It cost £70 for the 4 of us, which was quite cheap, however the room wasn't great either. I'd like to note the visit was in August 2011, and therefore the hotel may have improved since then.
Essentially, the room was very dated, with old wallpaper, carpets and furniture. The wallpaper was coming off in places, with cracks across the ceiling. The air conditioning made a noise when turned on, and the old glass in the room had a covering of dust, as did the carpet.
The bathroom had random bits of brown across the tiling and toilets, which was disconcerting. In fact, we decided to shower by going to a different hotel
The beds were fine, easily sleepable, but nothing more.
I was disappointed with the experience, especially after the reviews it has received here. I would have expected better, especially for international business guests. If I do return, I would expect a vast improvement in quality of delivery and service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Desirably located in the heart of Colombo’s the city center, Galadari Hotel excels in modern amenities sophistication and a stunning, unparalleled view of the Ocean...Step-in to be lost in cozy hideouts, pleasurable surroundings and the best of Sri Lankan hospitality... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Galadari Hotel Colombo