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“Barely adequate, dowdy short stopover. And not a Ramada.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ramada Katunayake Colombo International Airport

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Ramada Katunayake Colombo International Airport
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Katunayake
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Barely adequate, dowdy short stopover. And not a Ramada.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

The first inkling you get that this hotel is not really a Ramada but a licensed property is the sign in the hotel's reception. Ramada's central booking website certainly doesn't rush to tell you that when you buy into the Ramada name here, you're not getting what you think you are.

You're getting a locally managed hotel about fifteen minutes away from the airport which provides shabby, barely adequate accommodation. It's not filthy, but it's hardly pristine - you can sleep sound enough here, but don't expect not to encounter musty corridors and dark, dowdy rooms. The AC worked as did the plumbing. That's not a 'given' in Sri Lankan hotels generally, BTW! We used it as a stopover after a particularly nasty flight schedule dumped us in Colombo at 2.50am, so this was somewhere to wash off the journey, sleep and prepare for our trip up to Kandy the next day. It was adequate - barely - to the task.

Breakfast was a strange melange of oddly-conceived 'American' breakfast, slightly puzzling pastries (doughnuts 'drizzled' with chocolate sauce. Yum.) and Sri Lankan dishes. Coffee was fine, the toast machine broken (two of four slices worked) but it wasn't the worst breakfast I've ever eaten.

Short stopover out of necessity on your way somewhere else? Fine. No more than that.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

My room was large and comfortable but the hallways were hot and musty. As others have previously mentioned, this hotel is perfect for getting to the the airport in a short time. The dinner was good but the breakfast buffet was limited.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

this is a nice place in the middle of katunayake, not very far from the airport. if you need to stay close to airport and in the middle of katunayake, then this is a good option. rooms are decent, service is just fine. breakfast is decent, not the best. its good for a couple of days stay.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013 via mobile

The hotel is very near to the airport
It has got restaurant facility as well even though it does not have varieties...but tasty and spicy
To get to the city you can wait in front of the hotel for the public bus...

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

We stayed here for one night just prior to leaving Sri Lanka.
The only good thing - this is close to airport.
Dinner (we had half-board) was not eatable. Service was terrible. I asked twice for power adapter
and did not receive it in the end.

If you need to stay a night before flight back - better select hotel in Negombo. This one is a poor
choice.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

Thos hotel is good for a quick stop sleep over if taking a flight next day. The checkin takes it own time.. We arrived at 12.30 AM, n the checkin was at least an 15 min affair.
The room is good but no mini bar, surprising miss for a Ramada hotel. The food is OK but terrible if u order Indian. The breakfast menu is limited options affair.
Stay only if u arrive late or on a stop over or early morning flight to catch up.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Gold Coast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

Having read a few Trip Adviser reviews we expected this hotel to be dreadful and were pleasantly surprised. The building is old and quite shabby on the outside but inside it is just old-fashioned. The staff were all excellent, the room was well appointed and clean, the bed was comfortable and the selection of food for our evening meal was also good - better than most other places we stayed. It is very handy for the airport (which is why we stayed there) and we had no complaints at all.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Ramada Katunayake Colombo International Airport
Address: 842 Negombo Road, Katunayake, Sri Lanka
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Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Katunayake
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Katunayake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ramada Katunayake Colombo International Airport 4*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ramada Katuanayake is located just 7KM miles from Bandaranaike Airport. It features a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, and offers spa facilities. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with cable TV, minibar and a work desk. In-room breakfast is available. Guests can sunbathe at the pool area, and make use of the fully equipped fitness center. The hotel's restaurant overlooks the pool and serves a wide variety of both Eastern and Western cuisine. Guests of Ramada Katuanayake are also welcome to enjoy an exotic cocktail at the Pinnacolada Lounge Bar. Hotel Ramada Katuanayake is 14KM from Negombo Beach and 3KM from the Birds Sanctuary at Muturajawela, which is also accessible by boat. The city of Colombo is 30KM away. Free on-site parking is available. ... more   less 
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