We stayed here for just one night, the hotel was recommended by tourist information at Colombo Fort Station.(I don't know why)
Arriving at the hotel we were impressed, it is a stunning building from the outside. Unfortunately the hotel does not live up to its grand exterior. Our room was basic, not even a kettle, the bedding was clean but in need of replacement. We had an evening meal in the restaurant overlooking the harbour, it was not good. Tepid buffet style, we left more than we ate.
Entertainment was a guy on the organ playing 70's/80's songs, lots of Elvis and even the birdy song. The large table of German tourists next to us seemed to enjoy it but the words shoot me now came into my head. Checked out the next morn at 5am.
Its a shame because with some investment this could be a fabulous hotel. The staff did what they could with what they had but sadly not enough to make this an enjoyable stay.
Very expensive for a room of this standard.
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