My husband and I were looking for something new for our visit to Colombo, having already stayed in Galle Face we opted for what was described on our google search as an 'arty designer' hotel. Their website is amazing, Casa Colombo, the hotel itself delivered everything that it's website promised and more.
I can only encourage any traveller to Colombo to try it. We were booked 2 nights and stayed 3. We arrived to a huge party, which was celebrating their win as Best Hotel Interior in Sri Lanka and it was well deserved. Meet the GM, who immediately made us feel extremely welcome and the designer himself, Michael, who was justifiably proud of his hotel.
Their suites are well appointed, some small issues like chipped glass on our coffee table and vanity, but otherwise we were very impressed with the careful renovation of an elderly mansion. The public areas are stunning, roomy, stylish...all the adjectives apply here.
Breakfast is to die for, fresh everything, no buffets here. All set in the veranda of this magnificent mansion. They have limited views as buildings have sprung up in front on the road, which is very busy, so that's not an issue, the hotel grounds have been planned to give you a 'sense' of gardens and water, lovely and surprisingly relaxing laying around with the bits of sculpture, lots of photo opportunities.
Cannot give it a review without talking about our butler, our go-to-man, Arrun. A young Sri Lankan guy who is very friendly and most of all, good at his job. Thank you Arrun for making out stay so wonderful.
The hotel is very central, great for shopping, tuk-tuk's are the way to go around the streets, fast and effective. Our tuk-tuk driver decided that he needed to be our tour guide and even started to come into the shops with us and translate, all up he charged us less than USD20 for the day and showed us where we could get good quality cotton clothing made in Sri Lanka at great prices and even took us to see the street art. All in all an enjoyable break in Colombo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 200 year old mansion restored and converted to a retro-chic hotel with 12 exclusive designer suites, 2 trendy restaurants, the stylish bar and tea garden, and a pink pool. Guests looked after by private Domos and transfers done in vintage cars or helicopters. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Colombo Hotel Colombo
- Casa Hotel Colombo