lankan chronicles: renuka city hotel

one of the hotels i stayed in at colombo was renuka city hotel.  the hotel actually has an old and a new building wherein i opted for the latter based on the reviews i read – a few dollars difference for a more satisfying stay.

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Hotel Renuka and Renuka City Hotel, brings you to the heart of Colombo and is conveniently located just steps away from some of the City’s best attractions. Yet, the hotels quiet residential neighborhood makes it an ideal getaway for business and leisure travelers who prefer a more serene atmosphere. Once you enter our doors, you’ll experience the best in luxury accommodation, complemented by the highest levels of service designed to cater to your discerning taste. Let us do all the work for you, while you discover true Sri Lankan hospitality, delivered with a smile.

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i did my booking online directly from their website while i was still in galle.  the hotel is actually in the business center of colombo and is also near shopping malls and embassies.

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the room i got at the new wing was located in the corner most of the building.

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it was at the third floor, room 332 with a seaside view.

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i was surprised that for a newly built hotel not to have modern key cards.

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the bed was comfortable, the cool sheets crisp and the pillows, fluffy.

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a space for the working desk and complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea.

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hotel renuka and renuka city hotel.

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the room is simple and clean.

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the toilet and shower stall, toiletries.

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this is their rooftop infinity pool offering a great view of the indian ocean.

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a relaxing scene as the sun sets in.

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i went back next morning for a quick dip.

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they also have a fitness centre.

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i walked by the railroad which was very near the hotel.

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i read that the train system in sri lanka was developed during the british colonization in mid-1800’s

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it interconnects the main cities of the country.

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i used the train when i visited galle.

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the indian ocean.

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i had my breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant, the palmyrah.

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the breakfast spread has good choices, but more of the sri lankan fare.

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they serve good coffee.

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a typical sri lankan breakfast: thosai, dhal, stir-fried chickpeas, fish and chicken curry.

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palmyrah was awarded a certificate of excellence by tripadvisor.

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