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"Fast pleasant check-in at 2AM after long flight was apprecia..."
January 30, 2017
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|Value for money||7.5|
|Distance to city center||3 km|
|Nearest airport||Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)|
|Distance to airport||7.3 km|
"Excellent restaurant with many options for all palates."
March 2, 2017
"Great pool (of both kinds), and a decent breakfast."
January 16, 2017
"Staff very helpful, good breakfast and less than 10min from airport."
July 25, 2016
"Just a fantastic hotel in lovely landscaped grounds."
January 20, 2017
Perfect for travelers wanting a room near Colombo Airport, this property offers superior accommodation in an environment guaranteed to relax and refresh. Set in a 38-acre coconut grove, this member of the Taj stable offers guests the chance to fully unwind before getting on a plane – and a place to recharge for those just stepping off one. Hibiscus and traditional wood carvings adorn the titular garden – an unlikely source of peace given its position only 15 minutes from the airport. Sun loungers by the pool beckon the travel weary while executive travelers can make use of the hotel’s business center or enjoy views of the Negombo Lagoon. The staff of The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden Colombo extend genuine Sri Lankan service creating a lasting impression befitting such a beautiful, hospitable island.
"Excellent Welcome Team."
December 8, 2016
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 4-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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Brilliant staff, couldn’t do enough ”
All the staff were exceptional. Bernard Amal Pinto and Thilanka Herath made the stay outstanding. We ended up with an extra day and it worked out so well for us preparing for the journey home after three weeks in Sri Lanka.
Excellent service from arrival to departure.”
Super organized clean hotel. Everything is good about it from arrival to departure. I will visit Sri Lanka again and definitely stay here.. !!!
Ideal for Airport Transport”
The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden Colombo was an amazing find. This is an oasis of green and peace so close to the airport. With the dreadful traffic in Colombo it was so good to come a day early and stay at this hotel and to peacefully take the airport van in the morning. The staff was very friendly and competent. The pool was refreshing. There are facilities for tennis, volley ball, batting practice, and wandering. The rooms are good with plenty of closet space.
Great stop after long flight”
This is a very convenient and comfortable hotel. It's very close to the airport so it was nice to get off the plane and be in bed shortly after. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful and the buffet breakfast was delicious.
If you are doing a whole Sri Lanka sight seeing tour your know getting about is not easy and you spend lots of time in taxis/buses ......rather then do a 4 hour journey from Kandy direct to the airport I would suggest a stay local to the airport before flying. Hotel is very big with a large pool whilst the rooms are on par with any western style hotel. Location is fantastic for the airport and the facilities are very good. Gym/Pool/Bar/Shops are all on site....rooms are clean, very big, Large TVs with Sat channels and fast internet speeds. Don't watse any more time looking for a airport hotel in Sri Lanka ... transfer from your room to the terminal is about 5-10 mins max. Only downer was the service in the restaurant which was very slow and as normal in Asia very un-organised. If they got this right the hotel would be spot on ....once the drinks and food did arrive I must say it was very nice.
Great location/Good Room Size”
If you are doing a whole Sri Lanka sight seeing tour your know getting about is not easy and you spend lots of time in taxis/buses ......rather then do a 4 hour journey from Kandy direct to the airport I would suggest a stay local to the airport before flying. Hotel is very big with a large pool whilst the rooms are on par with any western style hotel. Location is fantastic for the airport and the facilities are very good. Gym/Pool/Bar/Shops are all on site....rooms are clean, very big, Large TVs with Sat channels and fast internet speeds. Don't watse any more time looking for a airport hotel in Sri Lanka ... transfer from your room to the terminal is about 5-10 mins max Only downer was the service in the restaurant which was very slow and as normal in Asia very un-organised. If they got this right the hotel would be spot on ....once the drinks and food did arrive I must say it was very nice.
A Relaxing Transit”
I stayed at The Gateway Hotel on my overnight transit in Colombo. I did not get to explore the hotel facilities, but everything in the room seemed to be working properly. Staffs are attentive from the moment I arrived till I left early in the morning. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who seeks a relaxing overnight transit or even on vacation.
Restful seclusion with a high standard of service”
This is a superb hotel if you are looking for a restful and secluded stay with attentive staff and fine dining. Very close to the airport. Run by the Taj hotels ad resorts. Great swimming pool. But if you are looking for action, this hotel is not for you. It is not near shops, attractions and so on. The Agoda deal included breakfast but I was charged for breakfast each day and didn't realise until after I'd left Sri Lanka.
Vice Hotel close to airport”
We had to stay closer to the airport at the end of our trip to Sri Lanka. We found this hotel was very convenient and close to the airport for an late evening departure. The staff was more than accommodative and let us check out as late as 4 pm at no additional cost and not making a song and dance like many hotels do about late check outs. The breakfast was good and the hotel had big gardens if you would like a stroll. I liked this hotel and will return if I have to.
Good location for late flight arrival”
Stayed for one night. Room is reasonable sized and clean. Need to pay for the airport transfer to hotel. It should best be provided free shuttle bus rather than to charge for LRK800 for such a short distance. .
received a very warm welcome from this hotel”
We chose this hotel because we had an early flight of 8am. we had received a warm welcome right after we arrived and also a welcome drink. as we had to leave the hotel at 6am, the receptionist offered breakfast to be delivered to our room at 530am without charge. the only thing i dislike is the fact that they for a 5 mins shuttle from the hotel to airport. the hotel lobby could be more modern. (rooms are newly renovated)
It was a good hotel and great price for its proximity to the airport. If you have an early morning flight out of Colombo I recommend staying here. Other than that reason there is none for staying here as it is in the middle of nowhere and you will be trapped by the hotel and its excessive hotel prices for everything.
good place especially when in transit
Enjoyed the Chinese restaurant - Chef very helpful
First time in Sri Lanka and stayed in this hotel, everything feel good. Choice of breakfast need to improve, very limited for international food.
as the name suggests - good location for an airport hotel”
good rooms, good shuttle connectivity between the hotel and airport (albeit a bit dear), and a willingness to remedy a situation should it arise. Front desk staff uniforms are tired and need cleaning/mending/replacing but the service attitude towards customers is good. Breakfast was included in my rate - and the local food did not disappoint. From Hoppers and Putti to dahls and curries. Happy to recommend this as a comfortable sleep if you need to be at/near the airport. If your business is in the city, I'd choose another venue/location. PS - have a chat with the senior lady chef who makes the hoppers fresh for customers - even if you know what you want/like, ask her for her advice and watch her face light up. You will have made someone's day.
Comfortable oasis near the airport”
We stayed at the Hotel on the days of our arrival and departure to chill before the next stages of our trip. The hotel is most comfortable and we were able to rest well. The staff is excellent, from the helpful wait staff at the restaurant who went out of his way to obtain a serving of a local dish for us to try to the front desk staff who alerted us to a discount if we booked online through the hotel's website. We stayed in an upgraded room on our return leg which was larger and included a serving of fruit and petit fours.
A nice and quiet hotel. ”
The location is a little far away from the airport, airport transfer to be arranged in advance if you are staying there. Overall a great place to layover as I heard the city area is rather far away. Hotel looks like they are catering for cabin crew.
Excellent pre-airport option. ”
Used as overnight transit. Excellent restaurant with many options for all palates. Attentive Restaurant Manager who couldn't do enough for us. Staff were genuinely proud of their country and thrilled that we had enjoyed our 18 day stay.
Wonderful stay at the Gateway airport Garden Hotel”
From the moment we arrived at the hotel we were treated as a family member and from the reception staff, gate porter and the manager himself met us. The restaurant staff including the Chef greeted us and inquired about our favorite food and made certain we were provided with what we require. Highly recommended.
The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden Colombo