I stayed here purely because of its number one tripadvisor rating, and feel completely mislead. First the good part: the front desk staff was very attentive, hardworking and always on call. While its admirable they have restored a grand old mansion and the building itself is interesting, the room needs refreshing. My bed mattress felt worn and uneven, sheets on bed were pilling, couch uneven and felt hundreds of people must have sat there before me.
Some of the room design elements were OTT and questionable: telephone made of plastic red lips? There is a constant sound of disco music in the background of the hotel, during (and through) the night or at breakfast in the morning. Of the two breakfasts I ate, one morning the waiter actually stuck his thumb in the hot milk which accompanied my tea to remove a black fleck AFTER he set it down on my table. He was never able to manage to bring warm toast to the table, even after sending it back. (after which he promptly disappeared).
I wasn’t able to find much of interest within walking distance. Additionally, its well hidden so taxis and tuk tuks sometimes have a hard time locating it. Be sure you know where you are going. Lastly, the gym is the smallest I have seen. It literally appears to be a tiny windowless closet with two machines squeezed in.
Recommendation: go for a drink in their funky bar and dramatically fire lit courtyard and check into another more realistically rated Colombo hotel.
- 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