While Casa Colombo retains the fabulous Moorish architectural style that includes charming mosaic floors, it is unconventionally infused with an edgy personalised design that blends contemporary furniture, vibrant colours and the very latest technology. Space is an added luxury in each of the highly individualised suites while perhaps the most striking feature of the hotel is the pink mosaic swimming pool that could easily be the only one of its kind in the world! Glass and cement canopied day beds beside it come with two tune selectors for chilling in the tropical sun ideally with a glass of the ‘CASA Nova’ signature cocktail.
A fabulous choice of restaurants and bars for such a small hotel means that you get to ‘dine out’ every night, however Colombo’s finest are all at your doorstep. With such a central location in the capital Casa has easy access to the city’s shopping and cultural attractions while the hotel has a private spot on Mt Lavinia Beach for the exclusive use of Casa guests.
The Presidential Suite is very spacious and comfortable. It has its own Jacuzzi in the balcony and access to a rooftop terrace for romantic candlelit dining.
These suites are larger than Leisure Suites and benefit from super king sized beds. In every room there is a beautiful copper bathtub and a laptop on the work desk for the convenience of business travellers. The Ebanezer Corporate Suite is the largest.
These suites have all of the basic commodities including a large bed, a work desk, tropical showers and comfortable lounge chairs.
– Shop the city’s boutiques for everything from beautiful batiks, Indian silks and blue sapphires to stunning homeware pieces and antiques.
– Explore the wealth of culinary expertise: there are fine Japanese, Thai, Indian, Italian and Greek restaurants
– Take a helicopter ride above the city to get an aerial perspective
– Walk the Galle Face Green at sunset, fly a kite and sample some traditional street food
– Discover the country’s exciting artistic talent and the various small art galleries and exhibition spaces
– Indulge in spa treatments at the handful of world-class salons
HVN is a stylish fine-dining restaurant which serves delicious fusion food in the spectacular setting of the grand hall which features a gold ornate ceiling, an impressive fresco of Rischis meditating in the clouds and a custom-designed fan that spans 18ft. Overlooking the magnificent facade of the mansion, Zaza – an outdoor tapas restaurant – is surrounded by water and decorated with cracked glass tables and egg-shaped chairs.
For the most indulgent Champagne & Sky offers a highly romantic dining experience at the rooftop of the hotel. Think mouth-watering dishes such as cardamom and tea-smoked duck served with a blackcurrant jus and polenta fries or coconut cinnamon osso bucho washed down with a Gazpacho Martini or a fine wine.
High Tea, light dishes, salads and snacks are served from T Republic on the front lawn while creative cocktails are concocted in ICE 3 – a fun lounge bar specially created to resemble chilling within an ice cube.