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Tintagel

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9/10

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Highlights

- Former colonial residence
- Central Colombo location
- Pool, gym and spa

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Overview

Tintagel is a private hotel in central Colombo that offers both seclusion and tranquility, not to mention convenient access to the city and its many attractions. This former colonial residence offers boutique accommodation and is well presented and pleasantly decorated throughout. Of interest is the hotel’s important role in historic national politics: Tintagel was the site of the assassination of S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka’s fourth Prime Minister. His death paved the way for his wife, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, to become the world’s first female Prime Minister. The hotel, one of two belonging to the Paradise Road chain, today welcomes travellers keen to discover Colombo.

Colombo, a veritable cultural melting pot, is right on the doorstep, but it’s worth spending time enjoying the hotel’s many facilities. There’s a fully equipped gym, and yoga classes held in studios nearby can be booked at reception. Guests can swim or sunbathe at the lap pool and relax at the spa, where indulgent massages are available. There’s a lovely library, home to a collection of coffee table books to browse and bound books to delve into. There’s a bar and two restaurants offering international cuisine, one al fresco, and the other indoors. There’s also a private dining room for use if booked in advance.

Tintagel has a total of 10 suites, all of which are stylishly decorated and handsomely furnished, with plenty of amenities to make for a comfortable stay. There are three classes of accommodation available: Royal Suites, the Superior Suite and Executive Suites. All of the suites are individually designed and have plenty of space, with bedrooms, living spaces and bathrooms all of a very comfortable size; amenities common to all suites include an LCD TV with a DVD library available on request, complimentary bespoke toiletries, high-quality bedding and a minibar. The Royal Suites all have balcony access, whilst the ground-floor Executive Suite has its own outdoor lounge area complete with private plunge pool. Children are very welcome to stay here, though there are no facilities or services specifically for children available.

The hotel is very well placed for exploring Colombo. The Odel Shopping Mall is a convenient five minute walk away, and there are plenty more within easy reach. The town hall is a short distance away, as are several religious sites and the Viharamahadevi Park, which is the largest public park in the Port of Colombo area. When guests can tear themselves away from the hotel, they will easily fill their days exploring the city, seeing its many historical and cultural sites, sampling its rich cuisine and indulging in retail therapy.

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Average Rating

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(5.00/5)

  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
    All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
    I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
    Kind regards, Carol

    MissingCarolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022

  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

    MissingJohn B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022

  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.
    Carly

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