Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo
Style History-steeped designer haven
Setting Chi-chi Cinnamon Gardens
Secreted in the capital’s most elite environs, Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo is a political-abode-turned-boutique-hotel, which was revamped a few years back by style-meister Shanth Fernando of decor dynasty Paradise Road. Lavishing 10 individually-designed suites, a pair of restaurants, a sultry bar and a lap pool on its solace-seeking guests, this centrally-located hotspot is the city’s sexiest retreat.
Need to know
- Rooms 10 suites.
Double rooms from $162.64, excluding tax at 24.2 per cent.
The price shown represents the lowest nightly rate for a double room available at this hotel over the next 21 days. Any price conversions from the hotel's local currency ($163) have been conducted using today's exchange rates from xe.com.
- More details Rates include breakfast.
- Facilities Free WiFi throughout, massage room, gym, steam room, library and private dining room. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, minibar and Spa Ceylon Ayurveda for Paradise Road toiletries.
- Poolside The lap pool languishes in a high-walled courtyard in the heart of the house. Life-sized torso sculptures mingle on a ledge above the lounger-topped, dark-timber deck that flanks the pool.
- Check-out Noon, but flexible subject to availability. Late check-out up to midnight (upon availability) costs US$125. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
- Children No charge for baby cots, and kids up to five can share senior Smiths' beds for free. Otherwise, extra beds for children cost US$31 a child a night, including breakfast. More...
- Also Smoking is permitted in the Red Bar and outside areas only. The hotel doesn't have a liquor license, so guests should bring their own alcohol should they wish to enjoy a tipple.
Food and drink at Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo
There’s a brace of tasty options. Decked out with ebony parasols shading circular tables, the alfresco Courtyard is relaxed, casual and stunning when candlelit at night. The Dining Room is a seductive air-conditioned cube of black banquettes and trompe l’oeil design. Tintagel’s eclectic international menu is easily Colombo’s finest – look out for squid-ink risotto with calamari, or braised pork belly with crushed potatoes, soft-poached egg and pickled ginger mayonnaise.
- Dress code Glam rags - this is the place to be seen.
- Top table If it’s stifling, make for a table on the Courtyard’s veranda for the cooling ceiling fans, or sit in the air-con comfort of the Dining Room. Otherwise, dine in your suite or on your balcony or terrace – decorations can be arranged for added oomph.
- Last orders The restaurant serves up nosh until 11pm; the Red Bar closes its doors around midnight.
- Room service Available from 8am until 11pm, drawing on the full restaurant menu.
Hit the duty-free on the way to Sri Lanka. The Red Bar is open from 7pm until midnight, but you can’t buy alcohol since the hotel doesn't have a liquor license. Guests, however, are encouraged to BYO, as the super staff can whip up cocktail concoctions using what you’ve brought or chill bottles of wine. Low-lit and dusky, this opulent red and black space is the prime position for a naughty nightcap.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More...
Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo 65 Rosmead Place, Colombo, 7
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Our favourite rooms
For their edible colour schemes, cushy comforts and individuality, quite frankly, we love them all. Pressed to pick, the secluded superior North West Suite is the most lavish lovers’ den; its private plunge pool, leafy terrace and cushion-festooned sofa rouse romance and make going out a chore. The executive West Suite may look the most petite, but it actually has the broadest balcony of the lot, decked out with sun-loungers and a dining table for moonlit meals.
There are iPod docks in Superior Suites (in others they are available on request), so don’t forget to bring some tunes. Paradise Road is famed for its prized desserts, so sweet-tooths should pack loose-fitting garb.
More than 500 custom-bound books are stacked in the library, and there’s a computer for guests to use. For pampering sessions, make for the massage room.