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Renuka City Hotel
Ranked #21 of 54 Hotels in Colombo
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Room: We stayed in the Deluxe Room in the Renuka City Wing Hotel. The room was spacious, clean, well presented and four star standard. The balcony was big but did not have chairs and the view was of the back of a building.

Cleanliness: All facilities in our room and throughtout the hotel were very clean. Rooms cleaned daily.

Room Facilities: Excellent - Flat Screen TV, Air Conditioning, Bottled Water, minuture bottles of Shampoos, Conditioner, Shower Gel and Hand Soap, etc. The only thing I could not find was a hairdryer which would have been nice as my hair kept going fuzzy when I left the room.

Hotel Facilities: We didn't use any - though apparently there was a swimming pool.

Staff: Porters were very friendly, helpful and socialable. We had a problem with the breakfast which took reception a while to sort out, luckily we had someone with us who spoke the language so was able to sort out the problem for us.

Rates: Reasonable Price of US$88/£57/SLR11,050 - though we did stay in 5 Star Hotels which were the same price so a little of the pricy side for Sri Lanka.

Breakfast: A buffest style breakfast with variety - including continental and Sri Lankan. Only bad comment was that the milk tasted sour.

Tips: If you ask for a room in the Renuka City Hotel at the back so that you don't get any noise from the traffic as the hotel is on a main road.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Sajeewa P, Manager at Renuka City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to communicate your detailed feedback to us. We value your comments about the hotel and staff and it encourages us further to make sure that all our clients are well looked after. We look forward to welcome you again at Renuka City Hotel.

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Arrived from Maldives and stayed one night in Renuka City Hotel before departing the following morning to Kandy.

We arrived at about 8pm and check-in took forever. Finally got our rooms and was abit disappointed. Rooms were shabby and our double bed was actually two single beds joint together. The toilets were just alright too. Would have gotten a better deal elsewhere i'm sure. Didn't get free wifi and was informed that I had to pay for wifi at an hourly charge. Bleah.

The only good thing about this place is the restaurant within the hotel. We were famished and headed down to the restaurant. Had a fantastic south-indian meal. No complaints about food. Our buffet breakfast was good too. Wide variety of familiar indian dishes and western dishes.

Will not stay here again. You can prolly get a better deal elsewhere.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sajeewa P, Manager at Renuka City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2013

Thank you for your stay at Renuka City Hotel and for taking the time to communicate your feedback to us. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience that was caused during your check in. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and breakfast at our Palmyrah restaurant. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back to the hotel and provide you with better services in the future.

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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 reviewResponded 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 reviewResponded 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 reviewResponded 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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Additional Information about Renuka City Hotel

Address: 328 Galle Road | Colombo 3, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Formerly Hotel Renuka)
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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: $79 - $111 (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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