Paradise Road Tintagel, a century-old presidential mansion, between whose walls much of Sri Lanka’s modern political history has been made, is now regarded as one of Colombo's finest – perhaps the finest - boutique hotel. It is housed in one of Sri Lanka’s most famous presidential residences and is the creation of Shanth Fernando, who also owns the Gallery Café - the capital’s leading restaurant -- and the popular lifestyle boutique Paradise Road. The original colonial mansion remains with an entirely new wing blended seamlessly at the rear, housing the exquisite bedroom suites, swimming pool and a small Spa. Elements of colonial architecture including high ceilings, ornate columns, arches and wooden floors have all been retained. Shades of white and ebony blended with vibrant red and black, permeate the interiors. Furnishings are exquisite: sofas from Portugal, hand-spun silk and woollen rugs from Nepal, modern art, silver gilded chandeliers and Egyptian cotton bedding. Stylish accommodation for the discerning traveller.
Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo has 10 a/c suites: three Superior Suites, five Executive Suites, and two Junior Suites all with unique interiors and ensuite bathrooms with bath tubs and showers. Rooms are furnished with king-size four-poster beds with luxurious bedding and a pillow menu. Other in-room facilities include LCD screen TV’s on the walls with in-built DVD players, a Bose iPod station (iPod on request),Wi-Fi throughout, IDD phones, a personal safe, mini-bar and coffee/tea-making facilities.
Superior Suites: The luxurious Superior Suites cover a total area of up to 650 sq ft and have separate lounge area, bedroom, private balcony or courtyard and ensuite bathroom with dressing area. The North West Suite, which is the largest, has a private plunge pool and light interiors that creates a peaceful ambience ideally-suited for a romantic getaway.
Executive Suites: These suites cover an area of about 450 sq ft and consist of an open plan set-up with lounge, sleeping area, an outdoor private balcony or courtyard for dining, and ensuite bathroom with dressing area. The two Executive Suites located on the ground floor of the old wing (East Suite & North East Suite) are linked through the courtyard and is suitable for a family with children. If booked separately, the two suites remain utterly private.
Junior Suites: Covering an area of about 300 sq ft, the two Junior Suites located on the upper floor opens out to spacious balcony areas for lounging or private dining.
The East Junior Suite is located opposite the North East Superior Suite, making these two suites also ideal for a family with children.
Paradise Road Tintagel serves excellent Sri Lankan and international cuisine in its congenial outdoor restaurant, The Courtyard, or indoors in an intimate dining room. Meals are also served in the privacy of your own balcony or courtyard adjoining your suite. The new wing has an elegant private dining and function room for private entertaining which can seat up to 20. The Red Bar with its stunning red walls, antique-gilded Parisian mirror and black leather lounging chairs makes for an ideal stop for a nightcap. The Library is furnished with leather lounging chairs, a writing desk and a library with over 500 leather-bound books, LCD screen with DVD/CD player, computer and Wi-Fi. Recreational facilities include a magnificent lap pool with a timber deck, a small gym, steam room, and Spa which offers a range of relaxing therapies and beauty treatments.
Why We Like It
This stylish and genteel Colombo boutique hotel is enhanced by its involvement with Paradise Road and the much-loved Gallery Café.
This stately mansion stands in an upmarket Colombo suburb, conveniently located for the city’s leading attractions. The journey from the International Airport will take about one hour.