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.

Half Board option: (available for stays until 31 Dec '18) includes buffet breakfast and buffet dinner in the main restaurant (drinks not included).

Full Board option: (available for stays until 31 Dec '18) includes buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and buffet dinner in the main restaurant (drinks not included).

Premium Wing Rooms (available for stays until 31 Dec '18) are also on floors 1-6 with views of Lake Beira and the swimming pool, with 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dining Room Sunday lunch buffet

May 26, 2019 NilupaP Colombo, Sri Lanka

The spread At dining room was excellent and it covered all the types of food the service was excellent keep up the good work really looking forward to come again the spread included western Japanese Chinese Thai Indian and Sri lankan
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Standards (As Usual)

May 25, 2019 gankande Colombo, Sri Lanka

Being resident in Colombo, the Cinnamon Lakeside continues to be our go to hotel for recreation and of course: food. The pool is a complex in itself with small niches and small waterfalls and a larger area for a decent swim. We use their rooms around once a year and they are clean and furnished eclectically. What sets this place apart from the… Read more
Being resident in Colombo, the Cinnamon Lakeside continues to be our go to hotel for recreation and of course: food. The pool is a complex in itself with small niches and small waterfalls and a larger area for a decent swim. We use their rooms around once a year and they are clean and furnished eclectically. What sets this place apart from the other hotels is the food. In our opinion it has the best Chinese restaurant in Colombo (kudos to Arshad and Ruwan) and a great Thai restaurant. Do pay the Cinnamon Lakeside a visit. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Brilliant hotel

May 25, 2019 Helen1508 Brisbane

Fantastic hotel with great staff. Several terrific restaurants. We went to 3 of them and had drinks at 2 others. Wonderful pool. Excellent spa. Our room was perfectly clean and the housekeeping staff were friendly and helpful. We attended a wedding in the hotel and the function room was great with a sumptuous buffet. During a time of crisis,… Read more
Fantastic hotel with great staff. Several terrific restaurants. We went to 3 of them and had drinks at 2 others. Wonderful pool. Excellent spa. Our room was perfectly clean and the housekeeping staff were friendly and helpful. We attended a wedding in the hotel and the function room was great with a sumptuous buffet. During a time of crisis, this hotel was a perfect oasis of calm close to the city centre. Security was reassuring. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel with a lovely location

May 24, 2019 Shan_Sam_13 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Cinnamon Lakeside is a haven in this busy city. The rooms are well furnished and kept spotlessly clean by the energetic and enthusiastic housekeeping staff. It has excellent restaurants (with a wide range of vegetarian options, if you’re vegetarian) among them Royal Thai, Long Feng (Chinese), and the 7 Degrees North lounge bar – their 7DN cocktail… Read more
Cinnamon Lakeside is a haven in this busy city. The rooms are well furnished and kept spotlessly clean by the energetic and enthusiastic housekeeping staff. It has excellent restaurants (with a wide range of vegetarian options, if you’re vegetarian) among them Royal Thai, Long Feng (Chinese), and the 7 Degrees North lounge bar – their 7DN cocktail is a must! The location on the lake gives you a unique feeling of space and tranquility and a beautiful view can be enjoyed from the lake facing rooms. The gym is very well equipped and relatively spacious for a hotel gym, and the pool is large enough that even serious swimmers can get their exercise in. We’ve stayed in a couple of other good hotels in Colombo, but we found Lakeside head and shoulders above the others. As a result, we’ve visited them frequently over the past two years and have found their standards consistently maintained at the highest level. I’m sure a good part of this is thanks to Mr Alex, the Hospitality Manager, whose dedication and hard work makes itself seen in all areas of the property. After the recent incidents in other areas of Colombo, security has been ramped up. It’s meticulous enough that you feel very secure, but at the same time the staff are smiling and efficient so you don’t feel inconvenienced. They’ve deployed a lot of staff to carry out security procedures, so checking is very thorough but guests don’t have to wait a long time while it’s carried out. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely Hotel / Great Facilities / Great Location

May 23, 2019 Dubaidickie Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I stayed in the Cinnamon Lakeside for three nights earlier this week as my company was holding a workshop in the hotel’s conference facility. The hotel is in a fairly central position on the lake and I was able to walk to the lively Dutch Hospital bar area of Colombo in just ten minutes. The room was well maintained as were the common areas with… Read more
I stayed in the Cinnamon Lakeside for three nights earlier this week as my company was holding a workshop in the hotel’s conference facility. The hotel is in a fairly central position on the lake and I was able to walk to the lively Dutch Hospital bar area of Colombo in just ten minutes. The room was well maintained as were the common areas with beautiful gardens and a huge pool. Food, service and hospitality were excellent; car service to / from the airport was very efficient Considering the recent unfortunate events in Sri Lanka, I had some concerns about travelling to Colombo, but thank goodness we continued with our plan. Sri Lanka is such a lovely place, with such welcoming people. There were additional security checks to get in and out of hotels, but at no time did I perceive any real threat and I felt safe leaving the hotel on foot alone. I expect to be back in Colombo very soon and in all likelihood to this hotel. I can’t wait. Read less