Responsive image

Tintagel

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

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

Speak to someone who's been there

Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our specialists on 855 686 7694

Enquire

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.

Nearby Alternatives

Maniumpathy

Colombo & Around

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Peaceful, historical Home
- Excellent location in Colombo
- Good staff and superb Food
- 8 room boutique hotel

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Centrally located in Colombo
- Rich heritage and history
- Elegant decor and design

Galle Face Hotel

Colombo & Around

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Scenic beachside location
- Historic building with tours available
- Well located for exploring Colombo

The Wallawwa

Colombo & Around

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Characterful, historic manor house
- Day trips to Colombo
- Close to Negombo beach
- Elephant sanctuary visits

Jetwing Blue

Colombo & Around

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Large, modern beachfront resort
- Excellent facilities
- Kite surfing, wind surfing, diving
- Spot wildlife at Muthurajawela salt lagoon

Jetwing Beach

Colombo & Around

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 78 Rooms
- Close to International Airport
- 2 Swimming Pools & Spa
- Tennis Court

The Notary's House

Colombo & Around

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Boutique Villa
- 6 Bedrooms
- Swimming Pool
- Cycle Trails

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 506 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

  • We had the most incredible time thank you. We loved Karen Blixen camp and felt part of a family there, it was incredibly special. And Breezes was very relaxing.
    We can't fault all the transfers and the moment we were greeted on the tarmac at Nairobi airport we knew we were going to be well cared for.

    Thank you so much to you and all the Tourdust team for making it such a happy and memorable trip.

    MissingZoe A reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Beach on 27 August 2019

+
See more reviews

Decisions...

Stop searching and speak to someone who knows.

Enquire Now