Ramada Colombo, Sri Lanka Review

Posted on July 25, 2017 by in Things to Do (City Guides)

Ramada Colombo

The Ramada Colombo hotel I selected for this review is located just behind Colombo‘s prime public beach at Galle Face. The location is likely the best along this major stretch of road on the edge of the beach, although the hotel is set back by about a block (which works as a great way to reduce noise).

I had made a reservation with cash and points for just 3,000 Wyndham Rewards points and $55.

We arrived at 7AM for our reservation and did not have high expectations that we would be able to check in. The first agents gave us no hope and we sat down in the very clean lobby, looking for some sleep.

However, 5 minutes later and another agent came over with a set of keys for our room that had two queen beds. Awesome!

The room was certainly a bit dark and dingy but it was spacious and the bathroom had been recently renovated. It looked great, though you could see that the construction standards had been pretty low. This is India – ahem, Sri Lanka – after all.

Ramada Colombo

Ramada Colombo

However, everything worked perfectly, including the air conditioning, which would cool down the room to freezing within minutes. The AC was really loud though and after a few hours it gave off a strange smell that made us all sneeze. We did not really find out what it was, but clearly there was an allergen in the air.

There was a pool at the back of the hotel in an area under construction (but it was still open despite the hazardous new buildings). It isn’t luxurious but certainly cools you down, given the above-average Colombo temperatures during our stay.

We ordered room service at night and found the prices OK and the food quality surprisingly high.

Since the hotel’s location is so excellent you can walk to almost anywhere of interest, including the Dutch Fort and the many restaurants at the Cinnamon Grand hotel. If you don’t like the heat or the noise, Uber is there to rescue you.

I found the Ramada, Colombo to be a positive surprise, with friendly staff, decent facilities and unexpectedly good food.

The building is well-maintained (though old) but I have to admit that the constant sneezing from the AC worried me.

You can book the Ramada Colombo here.

3.5 / 5 stars     

About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

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