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The Best Hotels in Colombo for Business Travellers

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Cinnamon Red

Cinnamon Red

Situated in Kolpetty, Red is a Colombo city hotel with a quirky twist. The art walk that greets passengers as they step out of their cars sets the tone for their stay in this minimalistic but eclectically contemporary hotel. The décor riffs on the same theme, expressing itself in shades of red restrained by whites and greys. Enjoy an express check-in as the hotel uses state of the art technology, and waste as little time as possible on non-essential things so that you can concentrate on what is truly important – you work and winding down after it. Have a drink at Cloud Red, the highest rooftop bar in the city, and relax in the pool and gym.
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Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo

Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo

A stunning and very private hotel, Tintagel has hosted Their Royal Highnesses, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in one of their suites. The residence itself has been home to three of Sri Lanka’s political leaders, steeping the quiet, beautiful mansion with deep significance. The hotel is close to many embassies and is in the heart of the city, while maintaining a seclusion and discreetness that is enviable. The dining options extend from impeccably made dinners to private dining, perfect for hosting important guests. There is also an intimate, stylish bar that is sure to impress.
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Colombo Court Hotel & Spa

Colombo Court Hotel & Spa

A hideaway tucked into the bustling city of Colombo, this hotel is an elegant marriage of rustic Sri Lankan aesthetic matched with contemporary minimalism. Sustainability is key here, as the hotel is designed to be eco-friendly while presenting guests with modern technology. A chic and effervescent touch brings all the rooms to life, while offering quiet contemplation to the busy guest looking to enjoy some peace and quiet after a demanding day. Dining options include the shady Cloud Café, as well as the wittily named Grape Expectations from which you can enjoy a glass of wine, as well as the Loft bar.
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Residence by Uga Escapes

Residence by Uga Escapes

Tucked in between Park Street and the Gangarama temple, Residence is in a prime location, minutes away from many of the most important locations in the city. With a history that dates back almost 200 years, the mansion is a Victorian townhouse that has hosted some of the noblest personages in Sri Lankan history. With just 11 suites, Residence offers privacy and luxurious comfort. Decorated in a style that mixes the luxury of colonial Sri Lanka with modern conveniences, the suites nevertheless have a homely feel to them that is sure to be appreciated by exhausted guests who are looking to rest.
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Steuart by Citrus

Steuart by Citrus

An old colonial building that once was home to the country’s oldest mercantile institution George Steuart & Co. Ltd, The Steuart has lost none of its old world charm. Its history is made unique also by its connection to its Scottish heritage, resplendent and manifest in the décor. The overall effect takes guests to another period of time. The hotel is very comfortable, providing guests with lavish cosiness. The location is also excellent, poised as it is in the very heart of the business sector of Colombo. Another great aspect is the old school pub downstairs that has great cocktails and delicious food.
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The Richmond House Colombo

About 20 minutes away from the centre of Colombo and easily accessed from the Bandaranayke International Airport, the hotel is in a good central location, close to Colombo but not situated right in it, which is useful especially if you have to travel elsewhere in the country for any length of time. The furniture is delightfully old fashioned, and guests will have no trouble falling asleep in the colonial style four poster king sized bed. There’s also a supermarket located right opposite the hotel, making it easy for guests to buy whatever they need.

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Cinnamon Grand

Cinnamon Grand

This lavish hotel catering especially to business travellers is an especially popular one. It’s in a central location that manages to be close to all the important buildings in Colombo while also offering beautiful views of the ocean and the city in general. The hotel has not one but two swimming pools, as well as tennis court at which guests can vent their energy, playing against those at the hotel itself if they are along. The hotel also features a gymnasium and a spa. The food at Cinnamon Grand is famous around the island, so overall this is one of the most famous places for business travellers to stay at.
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Jetwing Colombo 7

Jetwing Colombo 7

Physically, this hotel is perched right on the edge of the busy cosmopolitan nexus of the city as well as the peaceful and quiet houses that make up Colombo’s suburbs. In execution, the hotel also manages to straddle the line between a business hotel and a hotel for leisure – needless to say, business travellers have a lot to enjoy. Modern facilities make it easy for the business traveller to make sure that they finish their work. The hotel strives to reflect the ‘tropical modernism’ of the city – as centuries old trees tower into the sky besides brand new buildings reaching high. The décor seeks to mirror that juxtaposition in its modern elegance.
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Movenpick Hotel

Movenpick Hotel

Just minutes away from Galle Face and Colombo’s business hub, Movenpick is a five star hotel that has a lot to offer business travellers. Spa Ceylon, the most famous Ayurveda spa in the country with outlets around the world, has a spa inside the hotel. Guests can also opt to do yoga, Zumba and work out in the gym. The rooms feature wall to ceiling glass that lets in the glorious view. The hotel also features a collection of meeting rooms that are great for hosting business functions in. One room in particular functions as a catalyst for brainstorming sessions, encouraging out of the box thinking.
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Kestrels Colombo

Kestrels Colombo

Situated in Wellawatte, slightly away from the heart of Colombo but still close to important buildings such as embassies and company buildings, Kestrels features a sun deck as well as a library that guests can peruse and read books in. There’s a tennis court for any restless guests with energy to expend, and the hotel’s location also means that it’s easy to head out for some quick sightseeing if one wishes. Guests can also arrange with the hotel to enjoy snorkelling, as well as play a game or bowling or darts.
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Cinnamon Lakeside

Cinnamon Lakeside

Call the Beira Lake your home as you stay at Cinnamon Lakeside, as the noise of traffic is lost in the gentle waves of this famous body of water. The hotel also features the largest pool in the city, a prime watery real estate that can both rejuvenate guests or help guests relax. The Azmaara spa is a great place to unwind, or guests can experience a rush of adrenaline on the Tennis and Squash courts, or head down to the gym. If guests are worried about missing their favourite sporting event, they need not worry, as the hotel has a sports bar that is dedicated to rugby, cricket, tennis or whatever it is that guests want to watch.
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Renuka City Hotel

Renuka City Hotel

Situated on the sea side in Colpetty, the Renuka City Hotel is in a prime location. Many important buildings as well as the shopping district is accessible from this hotel. The Colombo City Bus tour can also be accessed directly from this hotel. The décor is vibrant, and it has great meeting rooms.
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