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Serenediva Colombo Transit
Ranked #27 of 140 Speciality Lodging in Colombo
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“Great modern transit hotel”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

We had a long layover at CMB and booked the hotel through email in advance from the email address found on their website:

http://www.srilankan.lk/destination-and-offers/colombo-airport/serenediva-colombo-transit-hotel.html

The hotel confirmed through email and when we arrived they had the reservation info. The hotel was easy to find (just an elevator ride up from the area close to immigration) and the staff were polite. Room looked newish, had plenty of space and a comfortable bed for that much needed sleep in comfort. The build quality of things is little shoddy and may not wear well over time (plugs coming off the wall, gaps between wall and ceiling, grout issues) but as a transit hotel, it serves the purpose 100%. They provide tea bags, water bottles, toothbrush kits and all the things needed for a shower. it cost about $56 for 6 hours for a deluxe room. It sure beats other options. They also have in room dining menu which we didn't use.

There is a large cafeteria in the terminal and some shops selling local merchandise if you want to kill some time.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

Anyone looking to catch a few winks of sleep while transiting through Colombo should consider this transit hotel. You'll need a boarding pass to stay here, since the hotel is located inside the airport. We traveled (family of four, one 8 year old and one 3 year old) on our way from HK to Male and had a six hour stopover here. Staying at the Serenediva Colombo Transit hotel meant that we did not need to leave the airport and our bags checked through all the way to Male. That was a perfect option for us since we were in the hotel and ready to get some sleep just minutes after stepping off the plane. Six hours later we felt refreshed and ready to board the next plane in the morning.

All of this is offered at a very good value: maximum 6 hour stay for USD52 (that includes tax), clean, modern rooms and maximum convenience.

The good: Location, value and convenience can't be beat!

The bad: The ceilings are made of false panels meaning that some points of light slip through. With the lights turned off it looks like you are sleeping under the stars (but indoors!).

And some tips: Don't forget to pack an overnight bag since you are likely to check your luggage through. Reserve the room in advance -- all you need to do is call and leave your name -- it’s that simple. There are also spa, jacuzzi, shower and massage services available at an hourly rate, without the need to stay in the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Serenediva Colombo Transit
Address: Level 2, Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
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