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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating SWIMMING POOL IS THE BEST OF THE BEST

Jan 27, 2020 ORCHID T Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada

i am a daily swimmer so I chose this hotel because of the 33-metre swimming pool. It is fantastic. On the waterfront which is not a swimming area but adds a nice feature. The hotel offers a nice gym with a steam room and a small sauna which appears to be an afterthought as it is plunked in the middle of the change room area. The Spa has a nice… Read more
i am a daily swimmer so I chose this hotel because of the 33-metre swimming pool. It is fantastic. On the waterfront which is not a swimming area but adds a nice feature. The hotel offers a nice gym with a steam room and a small sauna which appears to be an afterthought as it is plunked in the middle of the change room area. The Spa has a nice ambiance but the services are highly overpriced for Sri Lanka. The breakfast restaurant in the morning is a joke. To be told by the host to get your food and go eat in the lobby is an afront to everything this hotel is supposed to represent. At check-in, I had to have 3 repair people in my room to replace burnt out light bulbs, repair the safe and fix the cable televisions service. I did use the Executive club lounge on the 7th floor and found the service personal friendly and very customer service focused. The wines need a complete revamp. NO ONE drinks Chardonnay anymore except Americans who only seem to know only one varietal 20 years later. Chardonnay, Chardonnay, chardonnay. The wine should be ice cold and not put in the fridge 2 hours before the service starts. The food selection is presented in a very stylish manner but unfortunately, it is ENTIRELY carb-heavy. Bread is used in just about everything. There is sushi, again carb-heavy. A few vegetable sticks and that is the only non-carb or non-sugar option. There are greasy deep-fried spring rolls, pakoras and meat pies serviced by the chef to each guest but again fat and carb-heavy. The food needs a complete revamp. I travel over 150 nights a year and it is some of the least healthy food I have ever seen in any lounge anywhere. The rooms are small but comfortable with soft down pillows. Personal are customer service focused except in the overcrowded breakfast restaurant. The exceptional executive lounge staff even arranged for my breakfast to be served on the 7th floor on my last morning in the hotel. I am surprised they do not use the lounge for a full-service breakfast for 7th-floor guests. it would take some pressure off an overcrowded lobby restaurant and make life much better for club level guests. So many missing links in this hotel that could make it great if management focused more. It is a fine property that is worth a visit to experience the many positives. As for Cinnamon Wild, so far, so bad. More on that hotel in my next review. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 8 Degrees

Jan 26, 2020 gihandes Colombo, Sri Lanka

The experience that the hotel create in the floating restaurant is amazing. The maximum sailing time which helps clients to relax in the water is amazing. Food, since of late of it is fantastic. Great people, greta service.
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Jan 25, 2020 dileeshas2020

The best place to visit in Colombo to get the taste of unique authentic Thai cusines. The team gave us a good support and a good fine dining experience to us. Highly recommend rearutrant to have Thai dishes in the city of colombo. Captain Madura was really attentive and recommended some Thai dishes which was really delicious and waitor Nishen… Read more
The best place to visit in Colombo to get the taste of unique authentic Thai cusines. The team gave us a good support and a good fine dining experience to us. Highly recommend rearutrant to have Thai dishes in the city of colombo. Captain Madura was really attentive and recommended some Thai dishes which was really delicious and waitor Nishen served the dishes to us and look after our table without any delays in dishes . #the restaurant can be highly recommended in higiene and safety as they provided sanitizers before entering the restaurant. Read less
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Jan 25, 2020 madurangam2020 Gampaha, Sri Lanka

we really enjoyed pool bar, we had great experience there...the manager Gayan and barman chandin was really supportive..they made us great cocktails and... They keep a very good standard here...the environment was superb and the servings of the staff was very friendly... We come often to this place bacause of the Gayan's friendly attitude towards… Read more
we really enjoyed pool bar, we had great experience there...the manager Gayan and barman chandin was really supportive..they made us great cocktails and... They keep a very good standard here...the environment was superb and the servings of the staff was very friendly... We come often to this place bacause of the Gayan's friendly attitude towards us. As well as the room condition attached to the house keeping Krishantha and team is also awesome too. Read less
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Jan 25, 2020 dihanh2020 Colombo, Sri Lanka

Had and awesome time.Very good customer care. Lovely place. Feel calm and enjoyed the time with the friends, clean area and well maintained.. Thank you cinnamon Mng: Gayan and staff Thank you very much.