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The former home of Sri Lanka’s most famous ruling family the Bandaranaikes, Tintagel is now a sophisticated heritage hotel located in the heart of Colombo. The property was elevated to a chic, boutique hotel by Udayshanth Fernando, the same man behind The Villa Bentota and Paradise Road, who refurbished the colonial mansion with a new wing that blends seamlessly with the original architecture. The polished interiors exude a stately grandeur and are perfectly poised to satisfy even the most discerning guests. Tintagel is a very private and stylish retreat: recuperate after a busy day in the spa or steam room, or relax in the elegant lap pool.
Tintagel consists of ten opulent a/c suites, each with its own individual décor – the bold colors and textures of the furnishings and fabrics shape the character of each room. Most rooms have the luxury of a fully-furnished private balcony, whilst others enjoy terraces full of greenery, and all come with a separate lounge area. If you thought sleeping between 400-thread Egyptian cotton sheets was heavenly, wait till you sample their pillow menu!
These suites are luxurious in terms of both space and décor and feature separate living rooms. Located on the 1st floor, they are so named because the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall selected them for their accommodation during their visit to Sri Lanka in 2013.
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Aside from the separate indoor lounge area, this suite also comes with an outdoor terrace and a private plunge pool. These rooms are decorated in light hues, ideal for relaxing.
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Complete with elevated ceilings and beautiful timber floors, the Executive Suites all feature large bathrooms with rain showers and bathtubs where you can pamper yourself with custom-made skin delights from Spa Ceylon.
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Tintagel offers varied dining experiences across its many restaurants: The Courtyard, The Dining Room, The Private Dining Room and The Red Bar. The Red Bar is elegantly furnished with bronze tables and French baroque candle-stands, and is ideal for an intimate drink or two. The Courtyard is an al-fresco dining experience with an a la carte menu featuring international cuisine; The Dining Room is an elegantly adorned indoor restaurant that also offers international cuisine a la carte, and the Private Dining Room can accommodate upto 30 people with personalized decorating and set menus.
Just for the kids
Whilst Tintagel welcomes families, it is best suited for families with older kids.