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“Comfortable. With a local flavour.”
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Palm Beach Hotel
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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9 reviews
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“Comfortable. With a local flavour.”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We had a choice between chain hotels and boutique hotels. Travelling from India, it was a bit of a risk not going for names we had experienced elsewhere. But from the arrival to departure, it was a wonderful experience, steeped in local flavour. We were given an early check-in, and the staff, along with the manager were really polite and helpful. The food, though limited in choice, was excellent, and the pool-side restaurant a perfect setting to enjoy it in. The beach is a 200 metre walk away, and over a railway track. Which is a great, or not, depending on how you look at it. Worth a stay, if you are looking for some place that doesn't cost a bomb, and if you are fine with a goodish drive to the main areas of Colombo.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We stayed at Palm beach for 2 nights in June 2014. Location good but place very tired looking. Needs a complete makeover. Things like broken hair dryer in bathroom, broken safety deposit box, no force on shower at all. Just a dribble. When I enquired about having the safety deposit box looked at I was told by hotel manager that they were broken in every room. Not inclined to fix them at all?? General carefree attitude when it came to service overall. Breakfast mediocre but got tummy upset after eating dhall & curry fish. Not so fresh. Not really sure if they have a proper kitchen or food is just brought in. Really for price paid it wasn't cheap at all. I would stay elsewhere if I ever go to Colombo again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pretoria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed at Palm Beach with a group of 6 people during 27 March - 7th April 2014. We found the staff friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and very spacious. Food is good value for money.

Hotel is within 5 mins walking distance to the beach. Tuk tuks available from hotel to shops about 8 mins ride.

Will definitely use this hotel again

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms are spacious.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Biel, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Close to the beach (just 200 m walking distance). All the rooms are overlooking the nice garden with swimming big swimming pool. Nice, big rooms. Good breakfast and very nice staff.
Maybe some details could be better, like the shower which did not work well and even after two remarks had not been repaired, or there is only one socket in the room .... But, finally, it is good value for what you pay.

Room Tip: Room in first or in second floor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Somerset West, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

As a group of 6 people we stayed at Palm Beach Hotel for a few nights at a time in between visits to the country during 27 March - 7 April 2014
We were using 4 ground level rooms and they issued us the same rooms after two break away sessions. They also kept our luggage in storage at no cost.
The laundry services were excellent in providing us with clean clothes within hours every time we travelled and came back.
We found all the staff most helpful and caring. Like family.
We will definitely use this hotel again.

Room Tip: All the ground level rooms are spacious and easy to access.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Nice swimming pool, well maintained grounds. great breakfast with choice of Sri Lankan/ European hot foods, omelettes/ eggs cooked to order. Evening food not so good, cold or lukewarm, but bar snacks good.
Wonderful staff and housekeeping. Always welcoming and smiling .Generally peaceful and quiet. Near beach, about 5 minutes walk away, you need to cross railway line to get to it, but quite safe, if a little quirky!

Room Tip: We preferred the rooms on the 2nd floor, which have good balconies,
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

When my husband and I first arrived, we were not happy with the room that was given to us. After we expressed this to the staff, they were able to quickly provide a different room that was to our liking! We stayed for about 4 days before going on to the north of the Island, where we actually stayed at hotel that is still by the same company that does the Palm Beach Hotel. The hotel in the north, called Galway Forrest Lodge was beauitful! (But that would be for a different review)

The beach isn't directly behind the hotel; instead, you woulD have to walk maybe 3 minutes but it wasn't really a big issue since my husband and I love walking around. I found the food to be very good and surprisingly, the menu offered a good variety. The staff incredibly helpful and always smiling.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel and ask anyone to give it a shot!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Palm Beach Hotel
Address: 52, De Saram Road | Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 10370, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Palm Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated just a quick stroll away from the golden shows of Mount Lavinia beach, Palms, Mount Lavinia offers guests delightful experiences with warm comforting service. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to vibrant beach-side restaurants, shopping areas and more, and it is only 9 Kms from the capital city of Colombo. ... more   less 
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