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“Four nights at Rockwell Colombo”
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Rockwell Colombo
Ranked #15 of 138 Colombo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Four nights at Rockwell Colombo”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We spent two nights at the Rockwell at the beginning and end of our trip to Sri Lanka. Very clean and comfortable. Our lovely hosts made us feel very welcome and provided helpful information to see us on our way. We loved the shower, one of the best we've had anywhere. WiFi in the room and nIce breakfast. We would recommend this hotel. A pleasant 30 min walk to the CBD.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We enjoyed our time at the Rockwell in 'Manilla' suite. The staff were very friendly and attentive and helped us to arrange transport in advance of our arrival including airport transfer and onward train tickets.

Rooms were recently furnished and stylish with exceptionally comfortable mattresses. Please note that the balconies of front-facing rooms are not actually outside but behind large open windows. Rooms do include tea and coffee making facilities though you may have to ask for these to be brought up.

Breakfasts were meticulously prepared and very tasty and we were kindly provided with a packed breakfast the day we had to leave very early.

Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We stayed at rockwell for 3 nights and loved it. Personal boutique hotel in heart of colombo. Very nice room and decor. The service was so good and the staff really charming and friendly. The chef was on holiday so a staff member cooked us spaghetti bolognese from a YouTube tutorial - so dedicated! The hotel is really new so the staff are training but they were already excellent. They helped us arrange transport free of charge. The aircon was quiet and effective. The room and hotel were peaceful and quiet. We recommend the Francisco room.
The only problems we had were poor wifi connection and poor TV signal, but these would not be issues for some travellers.
For midrange budget this is perfect.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Fantastic brand new property -heart of city which make travelers job easy most of well know locations are either walk able or can be reached by tuk-tuk.
To start with we have to appreciate and admire the efforts of Mr Madhawa and Mrs Eraandi who have tastefully done the place - Perfect to believe. Lovely couple who go out of way to treat guests as family- Rooms perfect -Super clean bathrooms -Staff always ready to help - Breakfast under mango tree - No words -Keep it up guys!!!

Room Tip: All six rooms are good
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Rockwell Colombo is one of the best boutique hotels in Colombo.

It is managed very well by the owners Madhawa and Erandi. The staff is really very courteous and go out of the way to make your stay comfortable.

The rooms are very neat and clean and the food is equally good.

As i am a business traveller i like going back to Rockwell every time.

To be precise its " A home away from home".

Room Tip: all rooms are equally good.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

After overcoming the Jetlag I was truly able to enjoy this absolutely amazing hotel. Service was excellent! Staff was very attentive, efficient and unobtrusive but took a genuine interest in the guest. No just 'going through the motions' here. There were unexpected treats which are on the house such as tropical juice and melon brought out to the roof top lounge, Cakes, tea and coffee at all hours. Oh and the bar was very reasonable. I have much respect for the house chef, whom I think was named Adrian.

However, Before I could even bring myself to eat anything I had to take pictures as none of my fellow co-workers who travel like I do would believe there were hotels like this out there.

During this business trip and tour of Sri Lanka we stayed at a few places en route, many were more expensive but NONE provided the value or atmosphere!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

It came to me highly recommended and did not disappoint. Great place to stay, helpful staff, and owners take genuine interest in the guests. Very clean small inn with great breakfast, free wifi, what else can I say!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Rockwell Colombo
Address: 14 Borella Cross Road | off Ward Place, Colombo 00800, Sri Lanka
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Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #15 of 138 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rockwell Colombo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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