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Colombo Hotel by Ceilao Villas
Ranked #6 of 157 Colombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We were a group of 5 and this was the first hotel we were booked at for our trip to SL. It is a house renovated as a hotel. The rooms were clean, beds were massive and extremely comfortable. One of our rooms opened to the pool and it was the highlight of our stay there. we had a great time at d pool. The bathrooms were clean. The staff were extremely helpful and provided us info on where to go to eat, club etc. The food was decent. Will definitely recommend!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Everything about our stay at Ceilao Villas was fantastic.
The room was very spacious and modern, with a lovely bathroom and extremely comfortable beds.
We didn't use the pool during our stay but the grounds outside are well maintained and very pleasant to relax in.
The food was delicious. On our second night we chose to have dinner there and it was great - we fell in love with Sri Lankan cuisine there and then.
But the best thing about Ceilao Villas is all the staff there. They were so helpful and accommodating literally on hand for anything we might need and always with a big smile.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ceilao Villas to anyone.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Clare M
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

We went as a group of 7 and this was the perfect place to begin our holiday of Sti Lanka.
Extremely friendly and accommodating staff who were on hand to help us.
Big clean modern rooms and super comfortable beds.
Handy location to all the tourist sights.
So glad we didn't go for the typical hotel option, highly recommend Gladwin and his team !

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

This was the perfect start to our holiday. The staff and management were so accommodating and tolerant of our activities. They helped us at our every need ensuring we got everything we needed. The rooms had gigantic and comfortable beds with the most comfortable pillows I have ever encountered. The a/c was well needed and the pool was a refreshing addition. The food was great and served in a very quiet courtyard at whatever time we desired. Recommendations for restaurants were rife and always correct. Couldn't recommend it more. Thank you Senaca et al for this experience. From the kiwis.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
Thank Claire B
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We were on a stopover in Colombo en route back from Maldives and this was the best choice we could have possibly made. The villa was beautiful and in a quiet yet strategic suburb; a short 10 minute ride from sights like the Old Dutch Hospital and Pettah.

Mr Gladwin, the manager went out of his way to make us feel at home. We had 2 dinner meals at the villa itself and the food was very authentic. On our second day there, we complained that our room had a strange smell and the team took immediate efforts to rectify the situation. And when they couldn't, we were upgraded to an even better room!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tracy H
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

A little gem! Stayed here for one night. Mr Gladwin and his team are tremendously hospitable hosts running a very friendly, professional operation. The property is set in an upscale and well-heeled neighbourhood in Colombo, offering a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. All major points of interest are a short tuk tuk ride away. Located down a quiet private lane, the rooms are modern, tastefully fitted out, clean and quiet. The service is great - a cool towel on arrival and courses of breakfast are brought out to you in a lovely shaded little courtyard to eat, the very comfortable beds are turned down in the evening. Great showers, free WIFI that is fast and satellite TV. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We travel back and forth to Colombo regularly and have tried all the villas, hotels and guest houses. Nothing matches Ceilao - which feels like being in your own home. Which it is, a wonderful art deco style mansion tucked down a quiet lane in the heart of Colombo - perfect location. The rooms are wonderful and our kids ran around and played to their hearts content - as it was the weekend, no business customers were staying. Staff are really attentive, and we spent most of the time in the garden catching up with friends and really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Eveline C
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Additional Information about Colombo Hotel by Ceilao Villas

Address: 47/1, Jawatte Road | Colombo 5, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 157 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Price Range: £51 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Colombo Hotel by Ceilao Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A fusion of minimalist design with vibrant and exotic features, this modern day boutique hotel offers you a blank canvas to paint your own, unique experience. Located in the very heart of Colombo, this 6-bedroom hotel provides an escape to a tranquil and peaceful environment that invites you to indulge in all that is refreshing and luxurious. ... more   less 
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