June 5, 2015

Review: Hilton Colombo Residences

Trip to Sri Lanka & Oman and Flying On Etihad Airways A380 First Apartment Abu Dhabi-London

Top Attractions in Sri Lanka
Hilton Colombo Residences
Serendib Lounge, Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB)
Araliya Lounge, Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB)
Qatar Airways Business Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport (DOH)
Top Attractions in Oman
Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz Carlton Hotel
Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat International Airport (MCT)
Qatar Airways First Class, Muscat-Doha
Qatar Airways First Class Lounge, Hamad International Airport (DOH)
Qatar Airways First Class, Doha-Abu Dhabi
Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi
Etihad Airways Premium Lounge, Business Class Abu Dhabi T3 (AUH)
Etihad Airways Premium Lounge, First Class Abu Dhabi T3 (AUH)
Etihad Airways A380 First Apartment, Abu Dhabi-London
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel London Heathrow Airport
Top Attractions in the United Kingdom
British Airways Galleries Lounge North, T5 London Heathrow (LHR)
British Airways Business Class, London-Stockholm



Hilton Colombo Residences double bed

Date of stay: May 22-23, 2015
Address: P.O. BOX 2000, 200 Union Place, Colombo, 02, Sri Lanka
Nightly Rate: 185USD without breakfast

Hilton signage at the entrance

Hilton welcome note (I had silver status during this stay)

Hilton Colombo Residences welcome fruits

Hilton Colombo Residences newly renovated room

Hilton Colombo Residences bathroom

Hilton Colombo Residences bathroom

Hilton Colombo Residences toilet

Hilton Colombo Residences bathtub

Hilton Colombo Residences shower

Hilton Colombo Residences bathroom amenities

Hilton Colombo Residences work desk

Hilton Colombo Residences complimentary bottles of water

Hilton Colombo Residences minibar

Hilton Colombo Residences complimentary coffee and tea

Hilton Colombo Residences safety box, bathrobes and slippers

Hilton Colombo Residences, view from our room

Hilton Colombo Residences swimming pool

Hilton Colombo Residences fitness center

CONCLUSION

We spent our last night in Sri Lanka in Colombo and we stayed at the Hilton Colombo Residences which I think is one of the best hotels in the city. There is also the Hilton Colombo which is about a 5 minute drive and which I actually booked first, but after seeing the promo at the Residences, I immediately changed my booking to this hotel. As far as I know, there are only a few floors which have the newly renovated rooms and we stayed in the room on one of those floors and I have to admit, I really loved it. On the other hand, I thought the price for the room was expensive if you compare it to the hotels in Europe and to think that breakfast was not included here. There is free wifi in the lobby which we were able to take advantage of. One thing I noticed was that using the elevators could be difficult at times as they stop too often (lots of guests using them) and somethimes it would take a long time to reach your room on the top floor. Overall, a very nice hotel which I would highly recommend.