Stop 1, 2 nights on a 14 night tour of the country.
Knowing that snow can snarl the best made plans when traveling out of NY in the winter I wanted a reliable, familiar brand, cancelable hotel for my first 2 nights. Initially expecting to pay I eventually used Hilton Honor and chose this one over the Hilton Colombo Hotel. I thought it good use of points considering price point, included breakfast and hefty SL accomodations tax! Fortunately there were no delays in getting here.
The large amount of space, the better review of the pool and what seemed like a more central location persuaded me. The pool is in the shadow of the building most of the afternoon....and was overrun by some little girl’s birthday party the Saturday afternoon we went down to it. Despite that we had excellent quality lunch by pool (with typical Hilton prices) with an attentive server.
Since the two things we really wanted to do was to explore the National Museum (which we walked to and from) and have a sunset cocktail at the Galle Face Hotel / walk the sea front area that Saturday evening, the location was great and central to both.
2 bedroom suite with weird layout, large foyer with 2 chairs and a little table and then a dining table/ are for 6 !? Big separate kitchen. Reliable Hilton bedding appreciated after a long trip. 2 well equipped bathrooms with no plumbing or bathroom issues or surprises. Large safe in room for laptop.
Very prompt and courteous responses when I couldn't figure out the washer/dryer and when I asked for a softer, flatter (feather) pillow.
Nice breakfast spread.
Beware! The elevator opens on each floor to an open air hallway and there is a step at the threshold to every unit that we tripped on more than once! There was also a slight step down to the bathrooms to keep in mind.
A great start to an enjoyable and interesting visit to SL.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover an outstanding suite and room experience in the heart of Sri Lanka’s largest city; Hilton Colombo Residences is the ideal choice for business or leisure. Take in panoramic views from this 33-story tower, offering vistas of the Indian Ocean, city and harbor. The hotel includes superb venues for conferences and events for up to 850 people; it is located within 5 minutes of the central business district of Colombo, within close proximity to major banking institutes, supermarkets, shopping and cultural destinations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Colombo Residence Hotel Colombo
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