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“Overnight and Gone”
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Renuka City Hotel
Ranked #22 of 55 Hotels in Colombo
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Level 6 Contributor
258 reviews
85 hotel reviews
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“Overnight and Gone”
Reviewed October 25, 2011

The Renuka is fine for an overnight on the way to somewhere else in Sir Lanka. The location is in the middle of nowhere-no restaurants, no shopping, no nothing is nearby. The rooms are adequate-bed was fine, bathroom was so dark, even with the one light on, that taking a shower was an adventure. There is no wifi, but there is cable television with about 8 channels in English, including CNN, BBC, and HBO. Room was fairly clean but window sills and other areas were in need to cleaning and/or painting. Restaurant in the basement of the hotel has reasonably priced food. Given that Colombo is pretty expensive in terms of hotels, I suppose one can't complain at paying $97 for an average place. Front desk staff were okay, but other staff were friendly and warm. Like I said, one night, and one night only.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

its a value for money hotel...rooms are nice with very comfortable bed...location is the best part...i will def stay if i went thr again...i had some trouble regarding currency exchange rate with staff on reception but manager handled the situation nicely.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 30, 2011

Its a clean hotel but I think having a good comment in the lonely planet lifted up the prices too much. The pool (the reason why we choose the hotel unless the high price) is under construction. We had to wait nearly two hours after a long overnight flight before our room was ready without being offered a drink or at least a cup of tea. Reception staff isn’t very helpful and there is no Asian hospitality like elsewhere. The restaurant serves good food and breakfast is okay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

This hotel is in the heart of Colombo. The location is good. That's probably the best thing I have to say about this hotel! The staff are almost grim and not a word of welcome. The rooms are clean and neat. But one cant help but notice singularity in towels, napkins, soap, coffee / tea sachets etc.

The breakfast is also very light and with a scanty menu.

They also stick to check out time up to the minute and don't expect even an hours extension never mind how long you stayed there.

Certainly not worth paying more than USD 100 for it.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 23, 2011

We arrived at the hotel, early in the morning. They were still preparing the rooms, so we had to wait for a longer time after staying awake the whole night. We had only breakfast every day, but the food was frightfully expensive! Rooms were comfortable, a clean surrounding, etc. The location of the hotel was also pretty good, everything was nearby. If you have a short business stay, please select this one!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Bristol
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

This hotel is clean, and the staff are friendly.

However don't trust them to do an airport pickup. After getting off an 11 hour flight there was no sign of my arranged taxi, which they had specifically said would be waiting for me in the arrivals foyer.

When I rang up the hotel they said he was 'nearby' and to wait there. After waiting 10min I rang them again to be told the same thing. After another 10 I jumped in a normal taxi which cost less than they'd quoted anyway.

This sounds fairly minor but after a long haul flight when all you want to do is get in to bed and you're being hassled by a load of touts looking to overcharge you for a taxi it is very annoying.

There was no apology on arriving at the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Renuka City Hotel
Address: 328 Galle Road | Colombo 3, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Formerly Hotel Renuka)
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Renuka City Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Colombo, Renuka City Hotel is Colombo's premier business hotel, committed to providing guests excellent facilities at the best value in the city. Hotel Facilities Include: Air-conditioned Rooms with TVs (Local & Cable Channels), Mini Fridges, Safes, Internet & IDD Facilities. Other facilities: Breakfast Buffet, 24 Hours Room Service, Palmyrah Restaurant serving authentic Sri Lankan and Continental Cuisine, Two Bars, Business Centre, Free Wifi facilities in guest rooms and public areas, Conference & Banqueting facilities, Swimming Pool, Fitness Centre & Laundry & Dry Cleaning Facilities ... more   less 
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