We spent our last night in Sri Lanka at Casa Colombo and it was rather a magnificent end to our wonderful tour of the country.
Our suite was ginormous with what has got to be one of the biggest beds I've ever slept in. I loved the way the hotel mixes the contemporary with the classical in this venerable old building, and the fact that many of the original features are still in tact - the high decoratively plastered ceilings, the beautiful old wooden doors and the tiled floors.
Having a butler (domo) was something of a surprise and although we were a bit embarrassed at having someone at our beck and call, he was very helpful and friendly. It was Valentine's Day when we stayed and we returned to our room to find the bed strewn with rose petals and chocolates and many candles flickering all around the room. What a lovely touch - thanks to Gayen!
There are aspects to the hotel which I guess could be improved. It's ever so slightly faded - the carpet in our room was a bit worn and stained in places, the windows are somewhat ill-fiting and ours were opaque so there was no natural light in the room, the pool wasn't really available as there was building work going on, the service in the bar was haphazard and slow and the breakfast was adequate but not that great, but I can't bring myself to give the place less than 5 out of 5 as it is just so different and unique and it's plusses far outweigh its minuses. Definitely worth a stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 200 year old mansion restored and converted to a retro-chic hotel with 12 exclusive designer suites, 2 trendy restaurants, the stylish bar and tea garden, and a pink pool. Guests looked after by private Domos and transfers done in vintage cars or helicopters. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Colombo Hotel Colombo
- Casa Hotel Colombo