Luxury hotel holiday Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

Within seven-acre grounds beside Lake Beira, the luxury five-star Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo is a haven of tranquillity in the heart of the city. With an outdoor pool, an array of international restaurants and an exquisite spa, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo is the choice for utter relaxation after a day's exploration.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo

The Cinnamon Lakeside is a luxury 4-star hotel in central Colombo. The peaceful gardens and beautiful lakeside location, alongside delicious cuisine and excellent spa facilities make this a tranquil retreat from the hustle of the city.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location Next to the lake, approximately 20-minutes' walk from the beach

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Colombo Airport

Distance from airport Colombo Airport, 21 miles

Hotel facilities and services

Five restaurants, Lobby bar, Café, Club & lounge, Outdoor swimming pool, Pool bar, Children's pool, Spa with sauna and steam bath, Gym, Tennis courts, Squash courts.  

Land sports

Tennis, Squash.

Out and about nearby

Beira Lake, Galle Face Beach, Galle Face Green, Lighthouse Beach, Seema Malakaya Temple, Viharamahadevi Park, Gangaramaya, Old Parliament Building.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,710

Holiday Code EXH1593

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo

Within seven-acre grounds beside Lake Beira, the luxury five-star Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo is a haven of tranquillity in the heart of the city. From the shores of one of Colombo's more beautiful natural attractions, the contemporary structure welcomes peaceful stays, where personal attention is of the utmost import. Take the city at your own pace and make the most of hotel facilities in between, including a large lakeside pool with swim-up bar. Dining venues at the hotel promise a vast choice of flavours, from the lighter lunchtime offerings of The Lounge, to the Sushi Bar, and the pastries, pizzas and hot beverages of the aptly-named Goodies Café. There is also the Asian and Continental flavours of The Dining Room, a sophisticated Chinese menu at Long Feng, and tapas and Mediterranean offerings at 7° North, where you can choose to dine al fresco overlooking the pool and lake. Royal Thai Restaurant is also available, serving Thai cuisine in a beautiful atmosphere of south-east Asian design, where intricate wood carving and exotic art work surrounds you as you dine. You can close the evening with a visit to The Library; lounge by day, club by night, it offers an excellent night time vibe and a menu of canapés and light bites. Indulgences of another kind can be sought at Azmaara Spa, where Balinese-inspired treatments are conducted by experienced therapists, and facilities include a sauna and steam bath. For the more active, the Power Drome Health Centre also offers a gym and courts for tennis and squash. After a day exploring the attractions of Colombo, retreat to guestrooms which prioritise comfort and are decorated in a contemporary colour scheme. Here you will enjoy private views of the city skyline and/or the lake itself. Cinnamon Lakeside is a luxury city centre hotel with a difference, offering a touch of peace and tranquillity in a beautiful lakeside location at the heart of Sri Lanka's capital city.

Room descriptions

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo has 340 rooms with flat screen satellite TV, direct dial phone, minibar, electronic safe, tea and coffee facilities, iron, ironing board, broadband internet.

Superior
Premium
Executive Floor
Cilantro Suite
Orris Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,710

Holiday Code EXH1593

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Cinnamon Lakeside in Colombo, our clients fly to Colombo, usually with Sri Lankan Airways on a direct flight from London Heathrow (or with Emirates from other UK airports via Dubai). At Colombo you are met by car and driver and transferred to your hotel. A stay at this hotel is usually included as part of a tailor-made touring holiday accompanied by a driver-guide, in which case the services of the driver-guide will start when you leave Colombo to commence the touring itinerary.

Additional information

Children: Children's pool available.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior room for 7 nights

From about

£1,710

Holiday Code EXH1593

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo

About Colombo

Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, has gradually grown from humble beginnings as a tiny 5th century trading post for gems to become Sri Lanka’s largest city and its most important port. The island’s commercial capital is a hectic mix of old and new, colonial architecture sitting next to modern glass and tree-lined residential suburbs bordered by shacks. Nifty 3-wheelers and the occasional bullock cart vie with noisy buses and 4-wheel drives for supremacy on the streets. There is a lot to see and explore during your stay in Colombo. To the north of the city is Fort, a business area with shops and offices and touches of residual colonial charm. The fort which gave the district its name has long since gone, though the Lighthouse Clock Tower in North Chatham Street and the 18th century ‘Queen’s House’, now the president’s official residence, still exist. To the south is Galle Face Green, a sea-front expanse of green lawn beside an esplanade which is used to host race meetings and sports events and is a popular gathering place, especially for kite-flying or a sunset stroll. At its south end stands the colonial Galle Face Hotel, the oldest hotel in Colombo which was built in 1864. Further south is Cinnamon Gardens, the city’s most fashionable neighbourhood with tree-lined streets and colonial mansions. A small national art gallery borders the pleasant Viharamahadevi Park. The National Museum, on Albert Crescent, has a collection ranging from religious bronzes to possessions of the last Kandyan kings. All around the city, Buddhist temples, Hindu Kovils, mosques and churches give a glimpse into the spiritual vibrancy of Sri Lankan life, especially during religious festivals. Gangaramaya Buddhist temple, in particular, is fascinating for any visitor, as well as the Hindu Temple at Sea Street which is lined with goldsmith's shops, the Dutch Church at Wolfendal, dating back to 1749 and the historic Davatagaha Mosque. Colombo also offers some excellent shopping opportunities: the lively Pettah Bazaar competes with shopping malls and fashion stores and you can buy anything from gems to cricket bats. Stores such as Barefoot, Paradise Road, Gandhara and Odel have a designer-chic range of home ware, fabrics, arts & crafts and clothes.

Highlights of Colombo

Fashion, jewellery, art, trendy homeware and Sri Lankan arts and crafts; Golf at Royal Colombo golf course; National Museum; Variety of restaurants; Afternoon tea or cocktails on the Ocean terrace of the Galle Face Hotel; Walking along the seafront at Galle Face Green; Pettah Bazaar; Buddhist temples (Gangaramaya, Bellanwilla); Colourful Hindu Kovils (Sri Subramaniam and Kailawasanthan Swamidevasthanam, the oldest); Dutch period museum. Near Colombo – Kelaniya Raja Maha Temple; Nightclubs and musical entertainment e.g. jazz, Asian pop bands, calypso, (mainly in the hotels).

Festivals in Colombo

Navam Perahera held in February is a 3-day pageant ending on Poya day (full moon), with dance troupes and decorated elephants, at Gangaramaya temple and along neighbouring streets.

Climate in Colombo

Colombo has an average temperature of 27° C, often reaching above 30° C during the day, slightly cooler in the evenings and during the monsoon season (May to August). It is hot and sticky, less so on the seafront with the sea breezes.

Travel around Colombo and Sri Lanka

We include private transfers with all our holidays to Sri Lanka, and a personal chauffer with all our touring holidays. Driving Distances: Colombo to Colombo International airport: 1 hour Colombo to Bentota: 2 hours, Colombo to Galle: 2 hours, Colombo to Kandy: 3.5 hours, Colombo to Dambulla: 4 hours.

Other holidays you might be interested in...