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Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo
Ranked #2 of 50 Hotels in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“The only place to stay in the capital”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Stunning place to stay and amazing pool with loads of history. We stayed on our last night in Sri Lanka it was amazing, very romantic meal there in luxury surrounding. Would highly recommend for couples.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

I cannot recommend this place enough. The staff were really helpful and the rooms are beautifully decorated to give the place a modern but colonial feel.

While most colombo hotels provide massive complexes of endless rooms that ride on a big flashy name, the Tintagel has just 10, plus a long pool and a lovely courtyard all with an understated , discreet sense of class. The location is also great, being tucked away in the exclusive suburb of Colombo 7.

The breakfasts are very generous compared to other places too, offering a cooked breakfast plus fruit platter, breads, juice, coffee and curd with treacle.

We also tried the SL curry and rice one evening which was REALLY good and well worth the price. Just remember to bring your own alcohol as they don't have a liquor licence.

Highly recommend!

Only thing I would advise against is the airport taxi (it's $70 through them but only 3000rp - about $25 directly with a cab firm such as Kangaroo or Budget).

Stayed April 2014
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Cambridge
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

The staff are so willing, friendly and almost anticipate your needs. It is so easy to get a tuk tuk to most places of interest. The hotel is so quiet and calm in such a busy city. The breakfasts were cooked to requirements and I can recommend the scrambled eggs. The hotel does not have a liquor licence, but you can order in any drinks and they will serve, if notice is given. We were in room 6, and this was slightly noisy due to a private function outside in the small garden area, but the function stopped at 9.30 pm. It has a small pool, very private, a well equipped gym and steam and massage room. These were not being used when we were there but all were available. Nice big beds, very good cooling system.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

My husband and I recently stayed for 2 nights at this Hotel and it was excellent. The actual building itself is beautiful and grand. The decor of the room was faultless, very clean and in the style of the rest of the Hotel. The location in Cinammon Gardens is great as everything you need is nearby. (2 nights is enough in Colombo!!). The staff were exceptional - they bent over backwards to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

My husband and I stayed here with our twin 2 yr old daughters after an overnight flight into Colombo. The staff was so welcoming, brought us refreshing cold towels and ginger beverages, and apologized profusely for not having our room ready... at 8:00am. Obviously, we never expected to check in so early, so the fact that our room was ready within 45 minutes of our arrival was wonderful. Also wonderful was the upgrade from a standard room to a huge two-room suite with access to a beautiful balcony (South West Room). We were able to put the baby cots for our girls in one room while we had our own huge, private bedroom.

The hotel is within walking distance to some nice sites, and tuk-tuks and taxis are easily available for short drives. We walked to Odel's to do some shopping. (As a side note, if you want to shop in Colombo, we didn't think Odel's was a good use of our time. Wish we had taken a cab and shopped at Barefoot instead.) The breakfast at this hotel was really wonderful, and the service was great from start to finish.

Two things: we did have trouble with hot water in the shower in the morning, but not in the tub. We didn't see this as a huge issue. Also, the hotel has no liquor license, but they do have a wine list and will run out to buy your selection of wine, etc. from the liquor store down the street. As for us, we bought a bottle at duty-free upon arrival and brought it along.

Overall, we had a great stay, and we would happily return to the Tintagel for a longer stay the next time we are in Colombo.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Lunch was good but for the price, one expects more. While I realize it is primarily a hotel, the decor in the dining area did not work - the rooms were dark and felt closed in - perhaps because it was a home, originally, and not designed to be a restaurant. The outdoor area was lovely although the hot weather made it hard to stay outside for long.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014

This hotel promises a lot and delivers little. From far it looks so good and so it should be for $274 (with discount) for one night. I was given a room with a broken bed with springs that creaked, a shower that stopped working wile my wife was in it, a toilet that wouldn't flush, taps that didn't work (video taken), a dirty floor with dust under the bed, a dirty old carpet full of stains ... I asked for an iron and was given a dangerously wired and done-in old thing with an equally manky ironing board. When I went down for breakfast there was another guest from Germany complaining that his shower wasn't working either because the pressure kept going off and then on. Basically this hotel is in dire need of good management and renovation. It needs a throughly good clean and the whole place needs rewiring and re-plumbing because it hasn't been done in years.

As for the service, I asked for a bottle of beer and was told it would take 15 minutes to arrive (no alcohol licence), which was fair enough. After 45 minutes nothing had turned up and I asked the waiter where my drink was. It had been there for half an hour but they had forgotten to bring it to me. Perhaps they could be forgiven if the place was packed but there were about ten people downstairs so what on earth were they playing at?

So with all this going on I complained on the morning we were leaving. Before that I had asked for a taxi and was informed the hotel taxi would cost 9,000 rupees to the airport - the taxi from the Gateway Hotel to central Colombo had cost us 4,800 rupees for an equal distance in a Toyota Prius. Basically, this place is a total rip-off. If you want a good hotel, with great service at half the price go to the Galle Face Hotel. Prince Charles stayed at the Tintagel - I doubt his valet ironed his shirts with the same iron.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo
Address: 65 Rosmead Place, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Colombo
#1 Romantic Hotel in Colombo
#2 Luxury Hotel in Colombo
#5 Business Hotel in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tintagel is a unique and private hotel, situated in the heart of Colombo's most elite neighborhood. Offering 10 individually designed suites with all modern amenities and services, Tintagel is housed in a stunning heritage structure of national importance that was previously home to three of Sri Lanka's political leaders. ... more   less 
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