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The Gateway Hotel Colombo
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

This very large modern hotel is a 5-10 minute drive to the international airport yet seems far away. Situated in acres of secluded grounds away from the main noisy congested road, it is a quiet oasis of tranquility. Our room was large, good tv reception, large ensuite with all the usual amenities. It has more of an international first class hotel feel than a particularly Sri Lankan atmosphere.Staff are very professional, helpful, and available. A great place to either arrive to after a long flight or for disembarking from the country.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank M L
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Ashok V, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Colombo, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden!

It has been our privilege to have you stay with us at The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden. We have always been earnest in our endeavour to extend the very best of the Gateway Hotel to our guests.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Sri Lanka and very thoughtful of you to review us on Trip Advisor and to post an excellent feedback.

We are pleased to hear that you had a very comfortable stay and we appreciate your positive feedback on our product and services. Also glad to see that you were delighted about our great location which is just a few minutes’ drive away from the Katunayake International airport.

I am thankful to hear that our service level meets the standard Taj hospitality. Encouraging words like these go a long way to keep the team motivated at the hotel and we assure you that it will be our constant Endeavour to provide warm and personalized hospitality to all our guests.

We look forward to the pleasure of being at your service again sometime in the near future.

Warm Regards,

Ashok Vasudevan
General Manager

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Reviewed February 16, 2014

We had a reservation elsewhere but were bumped and rebooked to the Gateway. After more than 30 hours of travel, we were ready for a quiet room with a comfortable bed and that is exactly what we found at the Gateway. The welcome we received was warm, with fresh juices and smiles. Our room was a typical size -- two beds but not much more space for furniture. The building was brand new and the shower and bathroom fixtures were gleaming. It was a quiet place and we had exactly the sleep we needed. In the morning we went to the dining room in the old building, which is quite nice. The buffet was a lot of fun. We tried Sri Lanka specialties that were cooked fresh for us, and we also sampled Japanese, English and American breakfast items. There was a nice pool and playground for kids. All in all, a fine place to stay.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the new building
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank littlehillsranch
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Ashok V, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Colombo, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014

Dear Guest,
Greetings from The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden!
It has been our privilege to have you stay with us at The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden. We have always been earnest in our endeavour to extend the very best of the Gateway Hotel to our guests.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Sri Lanka and very thoughtful of you to review us on Trip Advisor and to post an excellent feedback.

We are pleased to hear that you had a very comfortable stay and we appreciate your positive feedback of our rooms that are spacious, quiet and comfortable bed. We appreciate your compliments of our product and services also we are glad to know that you were delighted about our brand new building extension to the hotel and the fixtures are gleaming also our location which is just a few minutes drive away from the Katunayake International airport.

I am thankful to hear that our service level meets the standard Taj hospitality. Encouraging words like these go a long way to keep the team motivated at the hotel and we assure you that it will be our constant Endeavour to provide warm and personalized hospitality to all our guests.

We look forward to the pleasure of being at your service again sometime in the near future.

Warm Regards,

Ashok Vasudevan
General Manager

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Reviewed February 14, 2014

A good allrounder set in attractive grounds. Pleasant and attentive service and a restaurant serving a good choice of excellent food. The pools is a good size. Drinks slightly on the pricey side and are not quoted with tax and service.

Room Tip: Many of the rooms overlook what has the appearance of a building site so those that only overlook the gardens must be preferable.
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jayesandveetee
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Ashok V, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Colombo, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014

Dear Guest,
Greetings from The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden!
It has been our privilege to have you stay with us at The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden. We have always been earnest in our endeavour to extend the very best of the Gateway Hotel to our guests.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Sri Lanka and very thoughtful of you to review us on Trip Advisor and to post an excellent feedback

We are happy to hear that you are pleased with our product, services and food. We noted your feedback on pricy, please let us know your next visit so as to be able to meet your expectations.

I am thankful to hear that our service level meets the standard Taj hospitality and we assure you that it will be our constant Endeavour to provide warm and personalized hospitality to all our guests.

We look forward to the pleasure of being at your service again sometime in the near future.

Warm Regards,

Ashok Vasudevan
General Manager

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Was there one night (actually not a whole night as had early flight) and was pleased with room, service and the buffet. Mr. Adrian De Zilva , Asst Food and Beverage Manager, was particularly kind and attentive. Good hotel to stay in on arrival or departure from Colombo.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank rsilver4608
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Ashok V, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Colombo, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2014

Dear Guest,
Greetings from The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden!
It has been our privilege to have you stay with us at The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden. We have always been earnest in our endeavour to extend the very best of the Gateway Hotel to our guests.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Sri Lanka and very thoughtful of you to review us on Trip Advisor and to post an excellent feedback.

We are happy to hear that you are pleased with our room, service, food and we appreciate your compliments to Asst. F&B Mgr - Adrian.

I am thankful to hear that our service level meets the standard Taj hospitality. Encouraging words like these go a long way to keep the team motivated at the hotel and we assure you that it will be our constant Endeavour to provide warm and personalized hospitality to all our guests.

We look forward to the pleasure of being at your service again sometime in the near future.

Warm Regards,

Ashok Vasudevan
General Manager

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Reviewed February 4, 2014

This is a good short stay hotel very handy for the airport. Nothing spectacular but large comfortable quiet rooms, ideal for first night before starting a tour. Staff very friendly and helpful. (We were put into the "new wing" so cannot comment on original rooms.) Management were particularly helpful in retrieving and safe keeping of my wife's handbag which was left in the room.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank thepenquin
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Ashok V, General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Colombo, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2014

Dear Guest,

Greetings from The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden!

It has been our privilege to have you stay with us at The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden. We have always been earnest in our endeavour to extend the very best of the Gateway Hotel to our guests.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent visit to Sri Lanka and very thoughtful of you to review us on Trip Advisor and to post an excellent feedback.

We are pleased to hear that you had a very comfortable stay and we appreciate your positive feedback of our rooms that are quiet and ideal for first night before a tour.

And I am thankful to hear that our service level meets the standards of Taj hospitality. Encouraging words like these go a long way to keep the team motivated at the hotel and we assure you that it will be our constant Endeavour to provide warm and personalized hospitality to all our guests.

We look forward to the pleasure of being at your service again sometime in the near future.

Warm Regards,

Ashok Vasudevan
General Manager

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