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“Overpriced grubby hotel...location good”
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Renuka City Hotel
Ranked #21 of 54 Hotels in Colombo
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Stayed here for one night, it's so overpriced for what you actually get....we booked two rooms, one room had twin beds, asked to change it and they wouldn't. Said they were full, we didn't see another customer (literally) in the hotel, also it was a smoking room, the room was also grubby, carpets, mirrors etc..location is good, however views from the pool area are not exactly scenic, we personally won't be going back at we felt it's way to overpriced for what you get.....good lesson learnt!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Franky K
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

I have stayed here twice for business trip. this hotel is cheaper than many other hotels. However the service is still very good. book the new wing for modern rooms. and check out the roof top bar and swimming pool for spectacular sea view.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
Thank EWayC
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

This relatively modern hotel fronts onto Galle Road and back onto the Ocean. That said, the area isn't attractive. The pool looks out over the ocean and has a bar as well.
The rooms are spacious, well appointed and nice big bathrooms.

The staff were helpful and efficient.

There are 2 buildings in the hotel, the restaurant is in the lower floor of the 2nd building. They have a great selection of quality Sri Lankan and Western foods. The breakfast buffet wasn't huge but enough of a selection of good quality food.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank PeterAUCNX
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We were allotted new wing. Rooms are spacious and can comfortably fit a family of two children. The breakfast was good with traditional srilankan unlimited food. Staffs are courteous and pleasant. Walkable distance to Galle beach road. I was told the dinner at cinnamon grand hotel is good. But we could not try it. The beach is behind the hotel 100 metres away. The view from gym and swimming pool is amazing.

Room Tip: Rooma at new wing are good
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank laka72
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Renuka City Hotel is located in the heart of Colombo City on Galle Road. The rooms are comfortable though not luxurious- but ideal if you are in Colombo to shop and experience the nightlife since it is a stone's throw from all the major shopping malls and eateries. We found it very convenient to just walk down to the places we wanted to visit. Barefoot, Galle Face beach, Crescat mall (where the food court is an ideal stop on a busy day of shopping), and Odel are all very close to the hotel. The Sri Lanka tourism Department has an enquiry office just a 5 minute walk from the hotel and we found that very useful while planning trips to Marissa and Galle where we planned to to go after Colombo.
The only down-side about Renuka is that the food is very bad and very over priced. After the first experience we just stopped having any meal there-breakfast included.
Overall a good place because of the location, comfortable rooms and affordable prices.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Hindo_Ana
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I stayed at Renuka for one week on business and just needed a peaceful place to sleep and catch up on work. The hotel is ideally located for business and a short tuk-tuk ride will also take you to all the main tourist sights.

Staff were very friendly, courteous and helpful. The room was nicely furnished and the room service food was very good and reasonably priced. Breakfast in the Palmyra restaurant was a little pricey but if you have the time to sit and enjoy the buffet then you could easily get your money's worth. The pool terrace was very pleasant and the gym facilities were clean and in good condition.

The only criticism I have is that the wifi system required you to sign in every time you connected to the network - not practical for a smartphone user as you would have to sign in afresh every five minutes or whenever your phone goes onto 'sleep' mode. I would suggest Renuka drop the 'password' system and introduce a hotel-wide secure network.

All in all, a very good choice for a business trip and one that I will recommend to other travellers.

Room Tip: Ask for a 'silent' room at the back for a better night's sleep (and, if you're lucky...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Georgina S
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

My organisation held a two-day conference here and it was quite a good experience. The marketing staff is helpful and the per person prices are fairly reasonable with okay ish food. The tea-time snacks are alright too. One drawback however is that you would need to insist on one person handling your account (or that is what I requested because co-ordination becomes a bit of hassle if not) but overall I was quite happy as were those who attended.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank seniinthebox
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Address: 328 Galle Road | Colombo 3, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Formerly Hotel Renuka)
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Colombo
Price Range: £56 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Renuka City Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Colombo, Renuka City Hotel is Colombo's premier business hotel, committed to providing guests excellent facilities at the best value in the city. Hotel Facilities Include: Air-conditioned Rooms with TVs (Local & Cable Channels), Mini Fridges, Safes, Internet & IDD Facilities. Other facilities: Breakfast Buffet, 24 Hours Room Service, Palmyrah Restaurant serving authentic Sri Lankan and Continental Cuisine, Two Bars, Business Centre, Free Wifi facilities in guest rooms and public areas, Conference & Banqueting facilities, Swimming Pool, Fitness Centre & Laundry & Dry Cleaning Facilities ... more   less 
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