The wondrous panorama of the beach bathed in golden rays creating a breathtaking exposure is the setting that greeted us when we visited the lush paradise of Mirage Colombo. Overlooking the beauteous coastal stretch, Mirage Colombo is the latest entrant into the city’s star class hotels.
Words Hansani Bandara Photographs Damith Wickramasinghe
The grand ivory edifice, with its unique architectural elements and marble flooring furnishes a royal setting infusing a homely and cozy impression. Whether you are looking for comfortable accommodation or for that perfect setting to entertain business clients or friends, Mirage delivers an unparalleled experience and serves to be the best selection given its central location in the heart of Colombo. Only an hour’s drive from the Bandaranaike International Airport, Mirage is an escape from the city, within the city.
Treating all its visitants to an assortment of delicious cuisines, complemented by the opulent ambience, Mirage hotel boasts of its fine hospitality inspired by the traditional Sri Lankan values.
The hotel houses 60 luxury rooms—45 of them overlooking the serene beach. The rooms fall into Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe, Family and Suite categories offering customers the option to select from and choose the best option to suit their requirements. All rooms are equipped with modern facilities such as individual thermostat control, international direct dialling, LED TV with satellite connection, Wi–Fi and internet, safe deposit lockers, tea/ coffee making facility and a minibar.
MIRAGE is an escape from the city, within the city
Unwind at the Platinum Pier— main restaurant and coffee shop of the hotel—and dine while enjoying the vista of the sunset over the horizon. Be it authentic Sri Lankan, Italian, Indian or Chinese, the team of master chefs headed by Lloyd Opatha will delight you with a plethora of mouthwatering dishes to tickle your taste buds and delightful desserts or fresh-from-the-oven pastries. Mirage is famed for its exquisitely delicious cuisines which boasts of the culinary skills of chefs de cuisines of the hotel.
For a spectacular dining experience under the starry night skies, indulge in the heavenly aura of the Planetarium or the rooftop restaurant while the Aquarium, the restaurant bar is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Deriving infinite pleasures with breathtaking sea views is the Infinity Pool built on a wooden deck on the third floor. Give yourself an invigorating personalised workout at the hotels fitness centre or treat yourself to a session of absolute relaxation at the spa.
The vision of Mirage inspired by its founder, Prabath Fonseka is not to be the biggest hotel, but to be the best hotel in Colombo’s metropolis providing customers a premium service at the best rates in town. Hence Mirage Colombo is not just another city hotel, but is infact a home away from home.