Cinnamon Grand Colombo

P.O. Box 252, 77 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka | 5 star hotel
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My second stay in Colombo

A travel blog entry by jomama


I was fortunate to get a return trip to Colombo, as I really wanted to visit the elephant orphanage. Our jouney took us through Dubai, where we spent the night this time instead of waiting in the lounge for a 7 hour layover. It made the trip seem less arduous. So we left Seattle Sunday evening on Emirates and arrived in Colombo Tuesday afternoon. …

Colombo: Sri Lanka's modern side

A travel blog entry by jolotravelling


After a week of touring the rural inlands of Sri Lanka, Colombo was a pleasant and relaxing epilogue for our journey. This urban side of the island is less interesting, I grand you, but it has its benefits: great food, walks on the beach with the locals and shopping at local, colorful markets. Highlights: Strolling Galle Face Green at sunset, along …

Colombo Sri Lanks

A travel blog entry by jomama


Our first day, we arrived at the hotel at 8 AM and were immediately given breakfast while our room keys were arranged. We had spent 7 hours laid over in Dubai, but had slept on the four hour flight into Colombo. It was my birthday ;). So, after showering and changing, I decided to go read by the pool. My colleagues joined me later and we had a …

Negombo and Colombo

A travel blog entry by escape_the_race


Wow two days have gone by and it already feels like we have been away for ages. Where to start....... We arrived in Negombo straight from the airport. its supposed to be a good 'stopover' to recharge the batteries and acclimatise just for the night. We pulled up at this rather weird B&B called - Sachal Mir which cost £14 quid for the two …


A travel blog entry by gisellecruz


Stutti is thank you in Sri Lankan! :)

I loved Colombo; the warmth of their weather was just as warm as the welcoming nature of the locals!

Having been to many temples before, with different stories and legends (from gods half elephant, 1/4 chicken or cow or pig with 8 limbs or more), the trip to Gangarama and Hindu temples …

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This 5 star hotel, located on P.O. Box 252, 77 Galle Road, Colombo, is near Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa), Mount Lavinia, Colombo National Museum, and Dehiwala Zoo.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsCinnamon Grand Colombo

    Reviewed by jomama


    Reviewed Jan 7, 2014
    by (11 reviews) Kent , United States Flag of United States

    the Cinnamon Grand in Colombo is excellent. There are about 10 great restaurants, everything from an Irish pub to a poolside surf and turf, along with authentic Indian. The pool is wonderful, rooms nice and clean and well serviced. The travel desk is very helpful and making plans and reservations couldn't be simpler.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by jomama

    Great stay

    Reviewed Nov 1, 2013
    by (11 reviews) Kent , United States Flag of United States

    Good people, good service, good accommodations. Enjoyed my stay!

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    Reviewed by gisellecruz

    4 stars!

    Reviewed Apr 5, 2012
    by (2 reviews) Manila , Philippines Flag of Philippines

    Hotel is kinda old but nice location, friendly and accommodating staff, neat room with complete bathroom amenities, a welcome fruit platter and yummy welcome drink for every guest!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Cinnamon Grand Colombo

    Harshly judged


    After reading previous posts I was a little concerned to see that a night at the Cinnimon Grand was our first overnight hotel in Sri Lanka bfore starting a tour of the cultural triangle.

    Not quite as good as it should be


    I spent 10 days in the Cinnamon Grand (previously Colombo Plaza) during January and it appears that things have not yet settled down after the change in ownership. Service was always friendly and smiling but rather disorganised. The staff in the Executive Lounge were helpful but not very proactive. The food was very good in Tao and Breezes and we were able to order from any of the restaurants or room service for consumption in the Executive Lounge, which provided a much quieter environment. Overall it is a good hotel but there were many little "niggles", with shabby bathrobes, amenities in the room were not all there to start with and were replaced in a haphazard fashion and the corridors were not cleaned very often. The pool area is overdue for refurbishment and service round the pool was non-existent. If they can sort out the management and staff training and when the refurbishment in complete it should be very good but they are not there yet.

    Beware the hidden taxes!


    I stayed here a few days after it's relaunch as the Cinnamon Grand. Unfortunately, the refurbishment of the Old wing was not yet complete, though the new lobby is stunning. My room was in the unrefurbished wing. The room was large and the bathroom adequate, but neither was up to the 5 star rating the hotel claims, with furnishings that are well-worn, even shabby.

    Very nice


    6 of us Stayed for 1 1/2 nights ( 2am check out ) After some basic accommodation We fancied a bit of luxury..

    Good Business Hotel


    I stayed at the Colombo Plaza on a business trip to Sri Lanka in April 2005 and found it to be a good, above average, hotel. The bedrooms are a good size and well equipped. The high-speed internet connection in the bedroom was very useful and reasonably priced (100$ unlimited use for 2 weeks). The breakfast buffet contains a very good selection of dishes, as well as an "egg station" where the cook will prepare eggs & omlettes to your wishes.

    Looks very impressive, but in fact a quite average city hotel


    The lobby of this hotel is quite impressive, with a vast stone floor and a huge fountain in the middle of it. The hotel itself is huge, with corridors reaching off into the distance and (I was told, although I never had the time to find it for myself) it houses its own shopping center on one of the upper floors.

    Great Hotel


    I stayed here a month from Nove-Dec 2004 as I was working in Colombo. My wife stayed the entire month in the hotel when I was in work. The staff are really friendly and it's certainly the best hotel in Colombo. The facilities are first rate, the pool, gym and restaurants offer everything you could want. The Breeze bar is outside and offers happy hour from 6-8 and a great chance to meet fellow residents. The location of the hotel is excellent too, close to the Ocean and not far from anywhere that you want to go. The rooms are clean and well appointed but I'd go for the appartments next time, 2 bedrooms and a kitchen for $5 more, bargain price for 5 star luxury.

    Very posh, but not too much like Sri Lanka


    Its old name the Oberoi, a five-star hotel group from India, points to the roots. A real 'upper class' hotel, with its own shopping plaza and on a convenient location on Galle Road (just a bit too far to walk to the old Fort centre).

    Rooms were spacious, large pool, super restaurant, friendly staff. All aimed to make one feel at home-away-from-home.

    But atmosphere 'could be any place in South-East Asia'. Close your eyes and you're in Singapore, Mumbai, KL, Jakarta or whatever. Compared to a few other 4/5 star hotels in Lanka and Colombo this hotel lacks culture, lacks a national identity.

    Comfortable and convenient


    Stayed here 4 days in September. Nice room, pool and bars.

    Loved the colombo plaza


    My wife and myself spent two lovely nights at this hotel...we found the room clean the service very efficient and the staff always smilling and pleasant and courtouese ....The food is good and an excellent deal for your money...

    TripAdvisor Reviews Cinnamon Grand Colombo

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent