Zest Metropole
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Zest Metropole

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4.5
#49 of 89 hotels in Colombo
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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An upmarket Hotel with luxuriously designed rooms and public areas, and located in the convenient and exciting area in Colombo Fort. The most prestigious neighbor is the Dutch Hospital Complex and has access to all renowned commercial houses and exclusive shops in the fort area. Located in the cobble stone street across the Dutch Hospital, the Zest Metropole consist of 36 well appointed luxurious rooms, and all the modern amenities, including a 55” Smart TV.
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43 Hospital St, Colombo 00100 Sri Lanka
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Great for walkers
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Passionatehawker wrote a review Feb 2024
Melbourne, Australia328 contributions85 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was very comfortable- excellent bed, dark curtains, spacious. The shower was the best we have had in 2 weeks of travelling in Sri Lanka. The toiletries provided were very nice also. A driver picked us up from the airport and was there on time for a reasonable price which you paid the hotel (need cash for this). Breakfast was plentiful and eggs are cooked to order. We were able to have a late checkout on our last day which was much appreciated. All staff we had contact with were very pleasant. Two little hiccups occurred during our stay , one of which meant moving rooms which was a bit of a pain to pack everything up a second time but was dealt with swiftly and professionally by the staff. The room has a safe but it is not affixed to anything and thus is portable which may not please some. Overall I would recommend this hotel as a very pleasant and convenient hotel to stay when visiting Colombo.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anojan S wrote a review Jul 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed with my wife for 2 nights at Zest Metropole right after our wedding and it was such an amazing place to stay if you're a city lover. It was perfectly located at one of Colombo's most happening places. Most of the fancy restaurants, pubs and night clubs are quite close and some of them are just walking distance.

The room was very spacious, modern and comfortable with a nice city view. The room was beautifully arranged for our stay. There was an assorted fruit platter and some yummy chocolates!

The room menu had a variety of food. An amazing dinner was served to our room which included a cream of mushroom soup, prawn caesar salad and chicken and mushroom pasta. They also have a cozy restaurant on the second floor where we enjoyed our English breakfast the next morning. Everything was delicious.

The staff are very friendly and welcoming and are always available at any given time. Very good room service.

Overall, it was very pleasant stay at Zest Metropole and we enjoyed it very much. We highly recommend the hotel for anyone looking for a cozy, comfortable stay in the heart of the city.

~ Angie & Anojan
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Zest Metropole, Guest Services / Front Office at Zest Metropole
Responded 26 Jul 2022
Dear Angie & Anojan, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you
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Annie Bucker wrote a review Jan 2024
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is small and excellent. The bed and the pillow are really good to sleep. Room are clean and cosy. This hotel is walking distance to all restaurants and very near to Port city Colombo. Staff are excellent and the buffet breakfast was really good. It is a small restaurant but everything was good, staff excellent and a variety of food to choose. We stay for 5 days and everyday we had different food. Well done to the chef. Only thing in the weekend there are lot of music around the hotel and it is a big noisy if you go to sleep early but we went to sleep late and the music did not worry us. There is quite a good restaurant next door with buffet dinner only $15 and it is quite worth the money. We have enjoyed our 5 days stay at the hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No pool in this hotel but it is really cosy with lot of restaurants around. Breakfast buffet...
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Response from Zest Metropole, Guest Services / Front Office at Zest Metropole
Responded 29 Jan 2024
Thank you for your heartfelt recommendation. We greatly appreciate your kind words ''Good hotel, lot of restaurants walking distance'' . Looking forward to welcoming you again.
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Shine Bright 🌟 wrote a review Oct 2023
Melbourne, Australia42 contributions22 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here twice. The first time was fine and I was able to review on booking.com giving 5 stars mainly due to friendly nature of the staff. I was only there from
4am until 10am. The second time was really really really awful.

I arrived back in my room after dinner at 9pm and was startled at the noise. It was like a nightclub was in my room. After about 15minutes I called downstairs and asked to be moved, they said they were fulled booked but the music stops at 9:30. At 11 I looked online to see there were plenty of rooms available so I went downstairs as the music was so loud j couldn’t hear over the phone. The staff member reluctantly told me there were other rooms and showed me one which was on the same side of the building so still loud. I asked to see others, was told there weren’t any but the music would stop at 11:30pm and that the his colleague made a mistake… so the music was still going until 3am, a little bit quieter after 1am. At breakfast the next day, I arrived at 8am and stayed until 10am, there were about 2 couples one group of 3-4people. There was no one in the lobby and they admitted ‘it was quiet at the moment’

So there were plenty of rooms available they just couldn’t be bothered moving me & continued to lie to me directly.
I asked for a refund as I had no sleep & was overall a terrible experience. they told me their manager would get back to me. This was fours days ago. Not even a reply to the email I sent direct on their website.

Don’t stay here on the weekend, I’m told the band plays until wee hours of the morning every single weekend (Friday and Saturday m) and the staff will just give your the run around rather than try and help you.

Totally not the Sri Lankan hospitality I had been used too. If they bother responding here, don’t take their excuses into account, just stay elsewhere if you’re arriving on the weekend.

(Interestingly I have not been given the option to review on booking.com which seems shady).
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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poppitbobbit wrote a review Sept 2023
Surrey164 contributions43 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is a real gem and it is with sadness I gave it 3 out of 5 …. But we just got unlucky this time.
Here are the pros: brilliant location for walking around to nearby key points such as Fort train station, Galle Face Green, Red Fort, Pettah market area, Dutch market, restaurants etc…, the rooms are clean, spacious, stylish and the bathroom and shower are huge and work really well….we were upgraded to a suite which was nice. The beds are massive and really comfortable, the breakfast room has a nice ambiance and choice was varied for all tastes. Staff have all been really friendly and helpful. If you have a request, it is done quickly and efficiently.
Cons: Sadly….. our room stank of cigarette smoke when we arrived, which is odd seeing as it is a non-smoking hotel, they sent someone to spray the room immediately however, I think it was coming through the ventilation as it kept coming back through the night which was unpleasant. There was a live music event at the Dutch Market opposite which started around 6pm but it was still going really loudly till 3am , so loud that earplugs did not help and we slept terribly combined with jet lag!! Be aware ….. there may be other live events and ask for a room at the back.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Live music opposite
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Response from Zest Metropole, Guest Services / Front Office at Zest Metropole
Responded 6 Oct 2023
Thank you for taking time to write to us. Appreciate your kind words. Looking forward to welcoming you again.
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Tomas J wrote a review Apr 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice and modern hotel perfectly located in the old center from where you can easily set to see the Fort and Pettah district, along with the Galle Face Green promenade by foot.
The staff was very kind and helpful and let us store part of our luggage there while we took a trip down south. You won’t go wrong with this one!:)
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Zest Metropole, Guest Services / Front Office at Zest Metropole
Responded 9 Apr 2023
Appreciate your amazing review. We at Zest Metropole are glad you enjoyed your stay and service. Looking forward to welcoming you again.
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Nick H wrote a review Mar 2022
12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is perfect,new,clean and modern looking rooms. Just a few minutes from railway station.

The service was amazing, receptionist is willing to help all the time and when we could not find free restaurant for dinner, they told us,that they have restaurant too,so we can go there. And here comes the magic - the chef came and asked what we want to have. We asked for something local and he prepared us 3 dishes that are even not on the menu! And because the staff was already gone (it was later in the evening) the general manager of the hotel served us himself! And the food was simply amazing!

Great start of our Sri Lanka trip because of the location and great service. Definitely a hotel to recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Zest Metropole, Guest Services / Front Office at Zest Metropole
Responded 23 Jun 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you
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Errolduckchong wrote a review Aug 2023
Sydney, Australia71 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In Real Estate speak, there's nothing better than "location, location, location." For the Zest Metropole hotel, that's a good start, as it is close to where everything happens. A stone's throw from the historic Dutch Hospital, and within walking distance of Galle Face and an upmarket shopping mall, the Zest Metropole has everything to commend it ... excellent prices, excellent buffet breakfast, helpful staff, beautiful and clean rooms. These are just the start of its many positive features. Highly recommended. On the weekend the night market and food stalls are "on your doorstep". Compares more than favourably with other well-known hotel chains, and at a fraction of the cost. After two recent stays, I cannot recommend the Zest Metropole Hotel more highly.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If you are looking for quality accommodation at a reasonable price, you cannot do better than the...
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Response from Zest Metropole, Guest Services / Front Office at Zest Metropole
Responded 6 Oct 2023
Appreciate your kind words about your comfortable stay and the detailed regarding the location. Happy to hear you liked everything. Looking forward to welcoming you again.
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TheHappyWandering1 wrote a review Mar 2023
Elwood, Australia361 contributions162 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great place to stay if you are planning a Colombo stop over. The hotel appears new and in immaculate order. We arrived at 3am, and the hotel has a 24hr front desk, they also arranged for a car to collect us from the airport.
The bed is quite soft, but the rooms are spacious and quiet.
Would definitely recommend if you are coming to Colombo.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Zest Metropole, Guest Services / Front Office at Zest Metropole
Responded 27 Mar 2023
Thank you for taking time to leave us with this amazing review. Appreciate your detailed review about your comfortable stay with us. Looking forward to welcoming you again.
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Markadlz wrote a review Feb 2024
Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom298 contributions82 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We started our G Adventures tour at this hotel and are very pleased with the choice. Nice and modern with comfortable rooms. Breakfast was excellent with a great choice of fruits, cooked items and pastries. Very happy to recommend to others.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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A_Shifayet wrote a tip Jan 2024
Dhaka City, Bangladesh563 contributions50 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay in higher floor to the sea side to get some view of the port."
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Annie Bucker wrote a tip Jan 2024
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No pool in this hotel but it is really cosy with lot of restaurants around. Breakfast buffet really good."
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U.M.M. wrote a tip Sept 2023
Kathmandu, Nepal98 contributions73 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can also have a very good breakfast in that area."
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poppitbobbit wrote a tip Sept 2023
Surrey164 contributions43 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Live music opposite"
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Errolduckchong wrote a tip Aug 2023
Sydney, Australia71 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are looking for quality accommodation at a reasonable price, you cannot do better than the Zest Metropole hotel. "
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zest Metropole
Which popular attractions are close to Zest Metropole?
Nearby attractions include Sri Lanka Jason’s Private Drivers (0.2 miles), Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct (0.05 miles), and Old Parliament Building (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Zest Metropole?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Zest Metropole?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Zest Metropole?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sunsetblu, Yue Chuan, and L.A.B.
Does Zest Metropole have airport transportation?
Yes, Zest Metropole offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Zest Metropole located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Colombo.
Are there any historical sites close to Zest Metropole?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Colombo Fort (0.3 miles), Wolvendaal Church (1.0 miles), and Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (3.0 miles).
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