Luxury hotel holiday Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo

Tintagel is a unique boutique hotel set within a walled garden in the heart of Colombo,  offering a private and relaxing base for a stay in Sri Lanka's capital city.
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 Paradise Road Tintagel, Colombo

Paradise Road Tintagel is an exclusive, luxury boutique hotel in an excellent central location. Excellent cuisine and luxurious accommodation make it an excellent spot to recuperate after enjoying the bustle of Colombo.

Facts in brief

Official star rating Luxury boutique

Location In the city, approximately 10-minutes' drive from the coast

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Colombo

Distance from airport About 1 hour by car

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Lounge with TV, Swimming Pool, Spa treatment room, Library with stock of DVDs and books, Garden, Laundry service.

Complimentary

Use of the gym, Complimentary transport to the other Paradise Road outlets by the Tintagel three wheeler.

Land sports

Gym

Out and about nearby

National Museum, Gangarama Buddhist Temple, Beira Lake, Galle Face Green, The Colombo residence of Geoffrey Bawa.

Sports nearby

Golf at Royal Colombo Golf Club - 10 minutes drive away.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing an Executive suite for 7 nights

From about

£1,920

Holiday Code EXH1088

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 Paradise Road Tintagel, Colombo

Tintagel is a unique and private boutique hotel, situated in the heart of Colombo's most elite neighbourhood. The first of Paradise Road's hotels offers 10 individually designed suites with all the modern amenities and services, housed in a wonderful heritage mansion of national importance. This previous home to three of Sri Lanka's political leaders has been beautifully restored by Shanth Fernando, who is also the proprietor of the famous Paradise Road designer shops and Gallery Café. Set in a walled garden off the street, the 1930s building houses a large lounge resplendent with grand piano, the elaborate Red Bar and an air-conditioned restaurant with an outdoor dining patio that looks onto a small but lush, tropical garden. A swimming pool with small terrace occupies the back courtyard and spa treatments are also available. Paradise Road Tintagel's ten suite bedrooms are situated on the ground and first floor, the three superior suites offering more space with a lounge area. Each suite has its own individual character, so you may find tiny hand-made mosaic tiles or a statue in the bathroom, Burmese pots next to ornate Chinese cupboards, a balcony or even a plunge pool. Tintagel's restaurant has Gallery Café pedigree, serving international, Sri Lankan and 'fusion' dishes and simple favourites such as the Paradise Club Sandwich and home-made ginger beer. NOTE: The hotel does not yet possess a liquor licence. However, this does not put people off as you can bring your own alcohol; the staff will store it at the bar, chill your wine bottles in the coolers and they will mix cocktails and serve your drinks as you require at no corkage charge. Colombo's main attractions are a short drive away and Paradise Road Tintagel offers a complimentary 3-wheeler service from the hotel to Colombo's Paradise Road shops and Gallery Café.

Room descriptions

Paradise Road has 10 bedroom suites.

Executive Suite Private Courtyard, Balcony and/or Lounge, En suite bathroom, Pillow menu, Satellite TV, DVD player, Wifi access
Superior Suite Secluded location, 600 sq ft, Private Courtyard, Balcony and/or Lounge, En suite bathroom, Pillow menu, Satellite TV, DVD player, Wifi access

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing an Executive suite for 7 nights

From about

£1,920

Holiday Code EXH1088

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 Paradise Road Tintagel, Colombo

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Paradise Road Tintagel 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 of all ages are accepted, Cots are available on a complimentary basis for children aged 2 or younger .

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing an Executive suite for 7 nights

From about

£1,920

Holiday Code EXH1088

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 Paradise Road Tintagel, 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.

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