At a glance
This elegant boutique hotel used to be the Prime Minister’s residence. It’s a real standout and it’s located in one of the best districts in Colombo, Cinnamon Gardens. The style is very contemporary with a slightly decadent twist. It’s just a short drive to some of Colombo’s best shops and art galleries, so it’s ideal if you like to be in the heart of the action. Transport options include Uber, Kangaroo Cabs or a classic tuk tuk.
Charles and Camilla stayed here in 2013. It is, after all, the former home of the Bandaranaike family, a well known political dynasty. The residence was turned into a boutique hotel after it was taken over in 2005 by Shanth Fernando. With only ten rooms, it’s a very intimate setting.
- Former Prime Minister’s residence
- Very stylish
- Only has ten rooms
- Charles and Camilla stayed here
- Great location in Colombo
Whilst the legal situation for LGBTQ+ people in Sri Lanka is less than ideal, travellers to the country will find a different reality as the majority of resorts and hotels provide safe haven for foreign queer people. Whilst some discretion is advised, Sri Lanka is an incredibly popular gay travel destination.
These grand suites were named the Royal Suites after Charles and Camilla stayed here. So, you’ll be staying in accommodation fit for royalty. You’ll have a lavish living area and balcony. Ideal for an opulent treat.
Located on the ground floor, the Superior Suite has an outdoor lounge area with its own plunge pool. The colour scheme is light blue and off-white. The bathroom has luxury amenities by Spa Ceylon.
The Executive Suite have sumptuous decor, timber floors and high ceilings. The rich blend of colours and chic furnishings make for a perfect luxury setting. The bathroom has a rain shower. This is the height of Sri Lankan elegance.
Alfresco restaurant offering international cuisine, dine on antique armchairs by candlelight indoors or on the terrace.
The Dining Room
Surrounded by especially commissioned works of arts, you’ll be dining on black banquets and leather upholstered chairs. The cuisine is international. Ideal for a more formal meal in the evening.
You’ll find a well-equipped gym on the first floor. There are also yoga studios close by.
The Massage Rooms is available if you’d like to book a massage with aromatherapy oils.
Located on the ground floor, the pool is surrounded by contemporary artworks. It’s the perfect place to work on your tan.
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