Mandarina Colombo: The Perfect Location
April 2017| 30 views
Centrally located on Galle Road with easy access to the commercial city, Mandarina Colombo is a business traveller’s paradise.
Words Udeshi Amarasinghe | Photography Menaka Aravinda and Vishwathan Tharmakulasingham
Built on a 33 perch property with pleasant views of the aquamarine Indian Ocean, Mandarina Colombo is a business hotel that reflects modern luxury. With 80 luxury rooms spread across 11 floors the hotel is conveniently located thereby providing all the requirements for the discerning business traveller.
The name ‘Mandarina’ denotes, the hotel’s colour theme, mandarin or orange. While earthen shades and hues are used for the interior of the property, elements of orange are prevalent throughout the entire building.
Upon entering, Mandarina Colombo greets with warm Sri Lankan hospitality. The reception and lobby are located on the ground floor. Café M, the coffee shop of the hotel provides the ideal setting for guests to relish a range of light snacks, savouries, sweet cakes and an ecletic selection of hot and cold beverages while networking or having a business meeting.
The room categories here include standard, deluxe and premier. While the rooms differ mainly by size and shape, all rooms have either a view of the ocean or the city. The rooms are fully equipped with new-age facilities and amenities, including high speed internet facility and USB portals, to cater to the requirements of the business traveller. The rooms are comfortably furnished with the colour theme of subtle hues so that the guest can have a relaxing break after a busy day. All rooms here, have an additional space that can alternatively be used as a sitting/Tv lounge or convert the room to a triple by adding a bed. This can be arranged according to the guest’s request. With premier rooms, there are additional facilities such as fruit platters and complementary gifts provided.
As one progresses up the floors of the hotel, the subtle hints of orange are but apparent. At the top, ‘On the Eleventh’, the all-day dining restaurant, offers views of the city skyline and ocean from all four sides.
Elegant and contemporary, the restaurant has a show kitchen and serves international cuisine. One can indulge in healthy breakfast buffets, whereas both, lunch and dinner are served a la carte here. The dishes range from Sri Lankan to Chinese, Indian and Western cuisine. The all-day restaurant exclusively caters to the in-house guests, thus paying more attention to those staying at the hotel.
The highlight of the restaurant is that it opens on to the magnificent rooftop glass fronted, crystal-clear infinity swimming pool that blends seamlessly with the views of the sky and ocean. What better way to end the day than with a relaxing dip in the pool?
The fully equipped gym on the same floor provides all your fitness requirements with quality weight resistance as well as cardiovascular equipment. The Mandarina Colombo ensures that you meet your fitness goals while in the city of Colombo on business.
One more floor up and you are greeted by a beautiful panoroma of the bustling city, on the roof terrace. The ideal space to relax and unwind.
With ample parking space and access from both Galle Road and Bagatalle Road, Mandarina Colombo is the ideal location for those who wish to commute quickly to places around the city.
With guests coming from all over the world Mandarina Colombo has made extensive plans for further expansion. Owned and managed by Macksons Properties, this luxury business hotel is all-set to make its mark in the city.
433, Galle Road, Colombo 3
T: (+94 11) 255 0660
F: (+94 11) 543 3300