Just enjoyed a 10 day stay at the Cinnamon Lakeside while on a work trip to Colombo. Hard to fault the hotel and staff. Rooms are spacious and immaculately clean. Probably worth paying the modest premium for a Lake / Pool view room.
Food is excellent with a choice of three themed restaurants, Thai, Chinese and Mediterranean together with a Sri Lankan Buffet in the main dining room and snacks in the bar. Sit outside on the Terrace and you can order from either of the themed menus – or from all three! If you’re drinking beer and sitting outside unless you drink really quickly order in small glasses – the large glasses can get warm over the time it takes to drink them. Try the seafood Plata off the Mediterranean menu, plenty for two with a starter. I pre-booked the breakfast buffet, well worth the modest charge. If you can’t find your favourite breakfast dish there I’d be surprised. I didn’t try the Library bar but if you do it has a smart casual dress code – no shorts.
WiFi is good throughout the hotel, any problems just call the Business centre and the IT butler will be with you in minutes. If you need to connect more than two devices you’ll need a second user name and password as each only allows 2 connections at a time. There are some useful shops in the basement with a snack food area. Pool is large with plenty of loungers and I’m told the gym is pretty good as well
Hotel cars always available in the forecourt, if you want the cheaper alternative of the local three wheelers you’ll need to step outside the main gate – where you’ll also find an air-conditioned ATM kiosk.
Whatever you reason for visiting Colombo I’d highly recommend the Cinnamon Lakeside
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ranked the Best Five Star City Hotel by Sri Lanka Tourism, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo is the epitome of indulgence and elegance. Overlooking the tranquil Beira Lake, the hotel offers completely refurbished rooms. Its inimitable blend of luxury, personal attention, sincerity and warmth gives you the opportunity to operate at your own pace and in your own space, regardless of whether you are visiting for a business luncheon or dropping in for a quick coffee; planning your dream wedding or organising a conference; attending to important business or on a well-deserved vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo Hotel Colombo
- Trans Asia Colombo
- Hotel Trans Asia