Z Spa, two-acre garden, library, shop, free WiFi in public areas. In rooms: flatscreen satellite TV, DVD player (on request), games and local-brand toiletries.
Garden Suites have bigger bathrooms, sumptuously upholstered sitting areas and private outside perches. If you're after seclusion, opt for Garden Suite 6 as it’s the furthest from the action. If you’re swooping in late and leaving early, a Wallawwa Bedroom will suffice.
The stone-lined 16m pool is encircled by tropical trees and shrubs, and hidden out of sight of the hotel. There’s a shallow chill-out ledge and a grass and gravel terrace lined with cushioned loungers.
Book yourself in to the hotel’s Z Spa for a jetlag reviver. The coconut or sandalwood scrubs and sigh-inducing wraps work wonders for travel-weary bodies.
Glam garb for after-dark Colombo soirées; casual cotton threads for lounging poolside.
Baby cots are free for kids aged under two. The window seat in the Garden Suite can sleep one under-12 for US$30 each night, including breakfast.
Baby cots are free for kids aged under two. The window seat in the Garden Suite can sleep one under-12 for $30 a child a night, including breakfast.
Family Suites come with two interconnecting bedrooms (a king and a twin). Garden Suites’ window seats can sleep one child up to 12 for $30 a night.
You'll find stacks of board games in the rooms, including Jenga, Uno and Sri Lankan carom (the staff will provide a demo), as well as a selection of kids’ books in the library. Outdoors, there’s croquet, badminton and volleyball up for grabs.
There’s a shallow ledge but no dedicated children's pool.
Home-spun favourites, including spaghetti, fish and chips, corn-crumbed chicken breast and fruity milkshakes, are on offer for kids. Highchairs are available, and staff are happy to heat milk, prepare baby food and pack lunches.
No need to pack
Highchairs and baby cots (but it’s best to book these in advance).
Fresh water is pumped from the garden’s wells, and solar power is used.