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Renuka City Hotel
Ranked #20 of 51 Hotels in Colombo
1 review
“Premier room is a no brainer!”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

After a 4 hour round trip looking for good quality room. This is by far the best IMO.

It's $117pm for the premium rooms and it really is the best place to stay. The food downstairs is awesome and a lot better than many places we have been to in Sri Lanka. Most places we have found have been damp, or very overpriced with some facilities. Here there is a quaint rooftop pool, a gym, and very good sized rooms. Showers are sublime!

OVERSPEND WARNING! ... No tax is applied to the food and drink in most of Colombo so the final bill is always 25% more than the listed price! Please heed my advice as we are routinely getting caught out!

Apart from that... Just relax and enjoy.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Sajeewa P, Manager at Renuka City Hotel, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and also the Srilankan and Jaffna cusine at our Palmyrah restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Currently in the Renuka using free wifi (just ring down to reception and codes provided free of charge). Arrived at 4pm this afternoon and after a lovely swim on the rooftop in the infinity pool watching the sun go down, we began our hunt for a better room. The Renuka Hotel and City Hotel are next to each other and run as one hotel however (big however), the City Hotel is the newer modernised side with nicer rooms (approx month old since refurbishment.) The Renuka side has small cramped rooms - barely room to open a suitcase (or swing a cat...if that's your thing!?) We were told numerous times there were no bigger rooms or rooms with double beds - we were given single beds which slid all over the place! We persisted and after looking at three more rooms (the last on the renovated city side), we found something that began to meet the $100 a night we had paid. The only catch was that we would be required to pay an additional ten dollars a night- completely worth it to receive an ocean view rather than the noisy Galle Road. All the rooms we saw were very clean and the guys moving our cases and showing us the rooms were very helpful. If you stay here, ask for the Deluxe Double on the Renuka City side and pay the extra $10 a night.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Sajeewa P, Manager at Renuka City Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write regarding your recent stay. We are happy that you enjoyed our roof top infinity pool and free wifi facilties. I regret to see that you were not completely satisfied with the room shown to you at first. For the next time we would be happy to show you different room types to find a room better suitable for your preferences. We hope to welcome you back to the Hotel soon to enjoy more of our facilties and services.
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stayed here for two nights at the end of our holiday.

Location: It is a 20 minute walk to Galle Face Green along the Gall Rd. It is handy for shops on Galle Rd. Tuk Tuk to Old Dutch Hospital is around Rs300.

Food: The food in the restaurant is very good and reasonably priced. Breakfast is also OK with western and Sri Lankan options.

Facilities: There is no wifi. The rooftop pool is fantastic. It is an amazing place to watch the sun go down with a drink. There is also a gym if you feel the need.

Staff: Friendly, helpful and polite. They can organise a taxi to the airport for you.

Room: small, but nicely furnished. Aircon. TV. Safe. Fridge. Kettle.

Enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sajeewa P, Manager at Renuka City Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Thank you for your stay at Renuka City Hotel and for taking the time to send us your feedback. Please note that now the hotel guest rooms and public areas have free Wifi connectivity. We look forward to having you at Renuka CIty Hotel in the future to enjoy our facilties and hospitality
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Perfect for business traveler. Very centrally located in Colombo 3.
Breakfast was nice and hearty. I would suggest however to book the new wing of the hotel.
Friendly door staff.
Dining options within the hotel are poor, only one restaurant, however lots of places nearby to eat.
My flight was delayed from Dubai and although i had booked a transfer, the driver was not there.
Room service menu at night was not something to writ home about.
Would recommend for short business trips.

Room Tip: Always ask to book the new rooms in the new wing.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

stayed in Renuka for 4 days, Check in was smooth and amenities were good. Rooms were clean in the newly refurbished area and modern. Wi Fi connectivity was good and it was free!!!! The only issue is that its slightly costly when compared to others of the same class and romm service menu was small. You need to go to their restaurant (which serves awesome Jaffna food) for having you meal if you need authentic Sri Lankan fare :)

Room Tip: Rooms on the 4th Floor in the new wing have a nicer view of the ocean
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Good location and clean. Front desk staff not friendly but correct. The main problem is the Hotel manager, his name is something like Babu, is very rude and bad educated. He treats really bad his staff, and also his clients. I'll really would like to know who and why put him on this position, because it doesn't make any sense. I'll never come back to this hotel

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Me and my sister stayed at Renuka City Hotel for a week exploring Colombo. Our room was clean nice and spacious. The staff was friendly and helped us with whatever we needed. A minus point is that they charge for Wifi, don't know why. The biggest plus point has to be the location of the hotel, very centrally located. Another plus point was the breakfast; heavenly, simply amazing!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Renuka City Hotel

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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