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Renuka City Hotel
Ranked #21 of 54 Hotels in Colombo
Reviewed September 16, 2012

We needed a place to stay for the night and chose this place. I've read some of the bad reviews it's received and can gladly say that we experienced nothing similar at all!

The room was great - really clean, spacious, comfortable and (most importantly) cool! But the real gem for us was the food. We spent a good couple of hours down in the basement with the friendly staff giving us a culinary tour and really showing off their best food! And it was the best!

The staff were friendly, helpful and clearly took great pride in their jobs. I'm pretty sure we got a load of free food - tasters of this and that but don't tell the management ;)

This hotel was the perfect first night in a strange land. Welcoming, comfortable, relaxed and with food fit for a king who could possibly complain?

Not us that's for sure! 5 out of 5 and we'll definitely be back for seconds..!

Room Tip: It is on a main road so if you're a light sleeper just let them know when you check in and they...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

I stayed in Colombo at the Renuka for a short 2 day trip....I chose this hotel mainly for it's location as I had to go to some of the embassies in the area.
Reading at previous comments I wasn't quite sure what to expect since not all comments were great....
Arrived very early morning and got checked in. Surprisingly I found the room to be of a good size...mine was facing teh maint street so a bit noisy but most of them face the alley which are less noisy....Room is nicely set up and nice bathroom....not huge but decent enough....
I have a luxury hospitality background so tend to be quite picky....but overall I found this hotel very decent for what you pay.
Breakfast I thought was average....the service was not very attnetionate and the food ok. Location of the hotel is great and as many others pointed out the staff is very attentive and friendly.
Pool seemed to be out of operation for long time which would be nice if it could be brought back in operation....and yes the WIFI could be free to make it a great hotel.
But all in all I would definitely recommend the place....

Room Tip: Ask for a room not facing the maint street....although better and bigger windows, but too noisy
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Arrived at about 1.45am and was checked in and escorted to our room without any fuss. Great accommodation and fantastic breakfast (western and Sri Lankan) every day. Front desk were always helpful with any queries about how to get places and what to expect to pay for transport. The restaurant staff were marvellous and became very friendly with us due to our 5 day stay. As we were going to Kosgoda for 2 days before we left Colombo, the hotel very kindly held our heavy luggage whilst we were away.

Close to the hotel is the Cricket Club and Barefoot. A tuk-tuk drive away is the Galle Face Hotel where "sunset drinks" are a must.

Just one tip - if having drinks in the restaurant, make sure you are well aware of the price you are going to pay. There are service charges to be considered and also, make sure you get what you ask for. If it's "house wine", reconfirm that it's what you're getting when it arrives!

We would definitely stay here again. Overall a very pleasant experience.

Room Tip: Room 302 was very comfortable. Sea views, albeit through construction.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

I stayed at new wing, opened recently. Stay was quite comfortable with very good room service. Staff and front desk is very very helpful. Food was good with 24 hrs restarant service.

It just need to re-open swimming pool facility ; which was closed during my visit and also free WiFi (currently charged) would make it an excelllent hotel in Colombo. Thank You !!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

This is a economical place to stay bang in the city centre. everything is within walking distance from this hotel..i had a sea view room and the ambience is really great.. the housekeeping staff is professional.. the rooms are neat and clean.. the breakfast menu though limited is sufficient to jump start a day..

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

I have never stayed in the hotel, but heard good reports, but I have eaten in the restaurant which was extremely good and not too expensive, when one considers the location, although the air conditioning was somewhat fierce.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

The service is of an exceptional quality. The food was great. The staff were very courteous and concerned. The hotel is centrally located and is much cheaper than any of the other hotels in the area. The only complaint if I had one would be the rather shabby interior but who cares about that at this price.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Address: 328 Galle Road | Colombo 3, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Formerly Hotel Renuka)
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Colombo
Price Range: $76 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Renuka Hotel Colombo

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