Cinnamon Lakeside

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Overlooking the tranquil waters of Lake Beira, Cinnamon Lakeside is one of Colombo’s finest hotels. Effortlessly blending luxury with service, sincerity and warmth, you'll enjoy a comfortable stay whilst admiring city or lake views. Although right in the city centre, the hotel stands in seven acres of landscaped gardens, lending the atmosphere an almost serene quality. Nonetheless, myriad attractions, including shops, bars and restaurants, are just a few hundred yards away. Amenities to tempt you include the Azmaara Spa, offering a full range of soothing treatments, and the Power Drome Health Club with lap pool, state-of-the-art gym equipment, and tennis and squash courts. There are also six superb restaurants serving world cuisine at its best. Long Feng specialises in traditional Chinese cuisine, whilst the Royal Thai offers Thai delights. If a sumptuous buffet appeals, look no further than the Dining Room, which also boasts à la carte Continental and Asian dishes. The Library is quite unique, by day it’s a charming place to relax with a good book; at night, it transforms into a sophisticated nightclub complete with pool table, gourmet dining and karaoke lounge should the mood take you! 7 Degrees North – the bar by the lake is a much sought-after venue in Colombo, offering a stylish restaurant and bar area with plenty of al-fresco seating to make the most of warm evenings.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Night Club
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Close to City Centre
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Right in the heart of Colombo, in a tranquil garden setting. Transfer time from Colombo International Airport: 50 minutes.

Hotel information

346 rooms. All with air conditioning, LCD TV with DVD player and satellite channels, telephone, high-speed internet access, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Deluxe Wing Rooms are on floors 1-6 with city views and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

6 restaurants: The Dining Room (international buffet and Continental and Asian à la carte menu, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Royal Thai Restaurant (Thai fine dining, open for lunch and dinner), 7 Degrees North (evening lounge bar/restaurant with tapas-style food and à la carte Mediterranean menu), Long Feng (Chinese cuisine, open for lunch and dinner). The Lounge & Sushi Bar (high tea daily, live music during evenings), Goodies (breakfast, cakes, coffee, sandwiches). The Library — quiet lounge by day, nightclub with daily DJs. The Pool Bar. Outdoor swimming pool, kids pool. Azmaara Spa* with full range of treatments and massage. Power Drome Health Club with gym, lap pool, sauna and steam baths. Tennis and squash courts. Gift shop. Babysitting* (on request). Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Concierge desk. 24-hour room service*.

3 nights 30–31 Dec.

*Denotes local charge.

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Mar 30, 2020 FellowTraveler674826

It is a lovely hotel in the "sea-side" area of the town and it is quite close to most attractions. The hotel has all the comforts, is very quiet and the staff is both friendly and helpful. The main restaurant serves a very good and varied buffet meal.
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Mar 29, 2020 patv324 Belgium

We have spend 4 nights in this beautiful hotel. The whole tourist industry was closing down because of the Corona Virus, so the hotel was also diminishing every day. Nontheless, the service and the friendliness of all the staff was remarcable. A special thanks to Miss Sulochana at the front desk for helping us out with the… Read more
We have spend 4 nights in this beautiful hotel. The whole tourist industry was closing down because of the Corona Virus, so the hotel was also diminishing every day. Nontheless, the service and the friendliness of all the staff was remarcable. A special thanks to Miss Sulochana at the front desk for helping us out with the airplane-tickets. Although the restaurants were closing, the quality of the food was outstanding. Read less
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Mar 27, 2020 Nihaomaldives Male

We stayed one week cinnamon hotel...it was very pleasant.everyone was friendly..not only the hotel staffs,out side the hotel we use to go,and people are so helpful and friendly, Food is excellent,you must try cottu roshi,and my favourite srilankan seafood fried rice,if you are the big fan of spicy😊
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Mar 25, 2020 KitSuffolk_UK Suffolk, UK

We were very pleased with our large room and its balcony overlooking the lake. There is also a big swimming pool, which remained very quiet whilst we were staying there, and was a lovely place to relax whilst we got over our jetlag. On our first night we ate at the Colomb Bar, which is attractively situated by the lake, but the staff were rather… Read more
We were very pleased with our large room and its balcony overlooking the lake. There is also a big swimming pool, which remained very quiet whilst we were staying there, and was a lovely place to relax whilst we got over our jetlag. On our first night we ate at the Colomb Bar, which is attractively situated by the lake, but the staff were rather confused with our order: we ended up with a black pork curry rather than fried chicken, but as they were busy, we didn't mind too much. The prawns cooked with green mango in a banana leaf were lovely. Breakfasts were lavish. The hotel is within walking distance of Galle Face Green and the Fort area. Cinamon Gardens is a short tuc tuc ride away. Read less
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Mar 25, 2020 scgrantham Greater London, United Kingdom

We stayed at Cinnamon Lakeside on 5/3/20 it was perfect. Lovely room great setting on the lake. Wonderful restaurants on site too. Breakfast was very good indeed too. Staff so friendly and beautifully attired. In the afternoons they served afternoon tea with the most scrummy cakes !!!! We ate in the Thai Restaurant and it was superb. A lovely… Read more
We stayed at Cinnamon Lakeside on 5/3/20 it was perfect. Lovely room great setting on the lake. Wonderful restaurants on site too. Breakfast was very good indeed too. Staff so friendly and beautifully attired. In the afternoons they served afternoon tea with the most scrummy cakes !!!! We ate in the Thai Restaurant and it was superb. A lovely hotel would stay here again if ever in Sri Lanka Read less