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Reviewed 19 May 2014

As a part of official trip i stayed in this hotel for a perod of 2 months last year. It is truly a good palce to stay in sri lanka. You have a feel of India here . Buffet breakfast served is awesome and so the other restaurants as well. When it coems to luxury and service, It is excellent. Must be every Indian choice who visit Sri lanka.

Room Tip: Seelect the room with balcony with ocean view as you can see teh beuaty of setting sun from those rooms.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Thank asnrajesh
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

We were here in March 2013 for a few days and it served us well.

The rooms are standard for a hotel of this size although you will probably want a sea view like everyone else so get your request in early!

Tuk Tuks are not allowed into the hotel grounds so walk down to the barricade and you will get one in a jiffy - agree your price before you set off and you'll have a great time. Incidentally it's even too far to walk to the station from here (travelling to Kandy, for example) so you'll need to get a Tuk Tuk, don't be shy, it's a great (albeit sometimes hair-raising) way to travel.

This hotel has great service, and we especially like the tea room, placed right in the middle of the reception area, so you can see all the comings and goings. The entire Indian cricket team arrived whilst we watched, you have never seen so much bowing and scraping going on! Everyone was well honoured!

There are some great restaurants in the hotel - the steak restaurant is pricey (especially by Sri Lankan prices) but wow! was it good or what? If you have the budget do try it.

The only thing we didn't like was the bar; dark, gloomy and didn't open until early evening. No matter the tea room staff will get you drink from there at any time of the day which you can drink in the tea-room area.

This is not Europe (or the USA for that matter). Standards are different here, but this hotel was just fine and the staff very accommodating. We liked it and would definitely return.

Room Tip: Get a sea view room (costs more but worth it). Get a higher floor as they are quieter. Breakfast is magnificent (ditto for dinner).
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank ralphbacon
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Great location, excellent service and food.
specially the Breakfast is amazing.Refurbished rooms are the best in town.
You could have the typical Engilsh tea snacks with the wide varieties of special teas at the lattice

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are the best
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank Dhaithya
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Stayed here on a recent family holiday, the location is fantastic and has good cafe's at a walkable distance, the restaurants they have offer decent food.

The rooms are ok, but one has to ask for sea facing room which is really amazing...

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Hanaa D
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We stayed in this hotel in the last leg of our Sri Lanka trip. I must say, the location is one of the best for any city hotel. Even though our recetion was pedestrian but we stayed in a upgraded Luxary Ocean View room with a breathtaking view. We witnessed the sunset over Indian Ocean from our balcony sipping a cup of ceylon tea and the experience was magical. But for the view, the room was modest and the bathroom with yellow tinted and black stained floor, was a big No No for anyone. Perhaps the room needs a bit of renovation. The room decor was good but the smelly mat (carpet?) was a downside. We were offered a bigger room but not on the ocean side and so we didn't go there. The staffs were polite, well behaved and a good listner but the service was a bit sloppy.
The reception and lobby area were opulent and there were a few excellent restaurents. The breakfast at Latitude was really really good but the best food served in our whole trip was here at the Golden Dragon Chinese restaurant. The ambience was great and the food was delicious.

We did take a round around the hotel and the landscaped garden and lawn were elegant. The best part was the location of the hotel. We had a great morning walk on the clean and beautiful promenade and a few minutes walk along the pavement, we did enter in to the shopping area with plenty to choose from.

Mr Chand, the Taj Executive really helped us for everything and the best of all was the extended stay we enjoyed in this sprawling hotel. A very good stay at the end and the hotel is indeed a traveler's delight.

Room Tip: Rooms with ocean view is a must.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Gopal L
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