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The Richmond House Colombo Hotel

"First hotel in Sir Lanka, very good value for price and good service, friendly vibe."

yimeng - March 20, 2019
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The Richmond House Colombo Hotel

292,High Level Road,Nugegoda, Nugegoda Area, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10250 - See map
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Popular landmarks
Keels super gansaba 30 m
Gangodawila Magistrate Court 140 m
Premadasa Horse Riding 440 m
Nugegoda Nursing Home 560 m
Robert Gunawardane Children's Park 760 m
Pangiriwatta 780 m
royal institute 800 m
Keels super kohuwala 2 820 m
Nugegoda Supermarket 940 m
Noritake Factory Store 980 m
Nearby landmarks
Mount Lavinia Beach 4.41 km
Independence Memorial Hall 5.27 km
Independence Square 5.36 km
Colombo National Museum 6.27 km
Viharamahadevi Park 6.56 km
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple 7.15 km
National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka 7.16 km
Galle Face Green 8.38 km
Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque 9.29 km
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct 9.47 km
7.3

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
  • 770 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

Value for money9.2
Location rating7.3
Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
Distance to airport5.1 km

Rooms available at The Richmond House Colombo Hotel

Presidential Suite
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  • Room size: 130 m²/1399 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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      What people love about The Richmond House Colombo Hotel

      • 7.6
        Very good
        Staff 

        "Breakfast was very generous and the staff was super accommodating."

        Jessica

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        March 17, 2018

      • 9.2
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "The hotel was a great stay and was really clean."

        Shine

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        February 22, 2018

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Staff: Very friendly and always here to help."

        yimeng

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        March 20, 2019

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      9.4/10
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      9.3/10
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      9.0/10
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      Overall rating:
      8.6
      Excellent
      78 reviews
      Cleanliness
      9.0
      Facilities
      8.2
      Location
      7.3
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      What travelers say they love:
      The property is small but really well kept and very good for...
      Shine from Singapore
      Family with young children
      More about The Richmond House Colombo Hotel

      More about The Richmond House Colombo Hotel

      Ideal for fun and relaxation, The Richmond House Colombo Hotel is located in the Nugegoda Area area of Colombo. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

      The Richmond House Colombo Hotel also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Colombo. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, shrine, daily housekeeping.

      Guests can choose from 5 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, The Richmond House Colombo Hotel is an excellent choice for your stay in Colombo.

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      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping
      6 mentions
      Breakfast
      3 mentions
      Internet
      2 mentions
      Taxi
      1 mention

      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional
      Spaciousness

      "Room: very spacious and clean, bed sheet and pillow cover sm..."

      yimeng

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      March 20, 2019

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      Reviews of The Richmond House Colombo Hotel from real guests

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      8.6
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      10
      Cleanliness9.0
      Facilities8.2
      Location7.3
      Service9.3
      Value for money9.2
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      6-7 Good (2)
      <6 Below Expectation (0)
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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Patricia from United States
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

      A Gem”

      Colombo hotels were filling up due to a cricket event while I was online when I found The Richmond House. What a find! This place is new, five spacious rooms done in a Sri Lankan colonial motif with wood furniture, four poster beds and clean lines. Rooms have large windows and balconies. White tile floors with a sharp b&w tile bath. Staff is tops. The manager was so helpful and friendly. Airport pick is reasonably priced. Bus line right out the front door or take a trishaw to town center. The cost savings is worth. Agoda had a discount offering and I ended up paying less than half what I pay in town center. I love this place and will return on my next trip. Beds have western mattresses, a real plus! Rooms are located away from the street so it is quiet.

      Reviewed August 20, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      Gabriel from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 5 nights in September 2017

      Good hotel with couple of small problems”

      Firstly location of the Richmond house is not in the centre and about 20 minutes drive to the Colombo Fort area(main centre of town). But rickshaws are very cheap and plentiful outside the hotel,all metred and charging about 400 Sri Lankan rupees to centre and there is a bus stop also just outside the hotel. Exactly opposite is a big supermarket staying open till 10:30 pm. And around are many restaurants and shops. Even though the road is busy, the rooms face onto the backside of the hotel which is quiet. The manager at reception is very pleasant and helpful and so are his staff , so there is nice atmosphere. Now the first room I was in had a huge bed in a huge room, the trouble being there was a canopy surrounding the bed and so couldn’t even see the tv properly. The room being so large, It took a long time to cool down with the ac. I moved rooms to a similar sized room but with less of a canopy around the bed. So the room is almost to big for me and the ac is positioned by the window and the bed is around the corner and so am far away from the ac. I do feel the ac, but not as cold as would like, I do like a v.cold ac There is also a quiet view from window/balcony of some trees and backside of some buildings,quiet pleasant, but again can’t see the window from my bed. The bathroom is a good size with walk in shower, but the water pressure is not so strong. There is sufficient mirroring, lighting and plugs around room The WiFi is fantastic. Super fast as each room has its own router and so am very happy there. The lcd tv is a big size and has news channels like CNN The rooms are also very clean, very spacious and cannot hear much external noise. Breakfast is on the top floor and is ala Carte and so I can order as much as I like and I do order a lot.However I do prefer buffets. But still is ok Overall a good experience. Good value for a hotel in Colombo. Safe and pleasant atmosphere

      Reviewed September 30, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Charmaine from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Presidential Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

      Unique accommodation in Colombo suburb”

      We were in Colombo visiting relatives and needed somewhere to stay that was not in the centre of town and was walking distance in the Nugegoda area. This was ideal. We dined in on some occasions and the rice and curry option was very tasty. Breakfast was also very good. The hotel recently opened and has been fitted out to a high standard. We will definitely stay again.

      Reviewed November 21, 2016
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Jon from United States
      Group
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 1 night in August 2016

      Amazing!!”

      We are a group of three gents who spent the first night in Sri Lanka at Richmond House. The staff was second to none, incredible room, amazing suggestions for the rest of our trip even though it is slightly hard to find. Would stay here again and again when needed. Highly recommended!

      Reviewed August 18, 2016
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Naomi from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

      Friendly and comfortable stay”

      This was my first stop in Sri Lanka and the staff were beyond helpful in orientating me and providing me with all the information I needed to make the most of my stay and to plan my onward journey. The room itself was lovely and huge with all mod-cons (air conditioning, wifi, hot water, TV, bottled drinking water) - if only every place I stayed after was to the same high standard! It is quite far out from the centre of Colombo but the local bus stop is right out the front and an easy ride into town (not to mention a fun local experience and only RPS20). Take the hotel details with you, including phone number, to help with getting a tuk tuk back if need be.

      Reviewed August 26, 2016
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Manoj from India
      Family with young children
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 1 night in October 2016

      Good stay”

      We chose this hotel for a night's stay at colombo during start of our tour of Sri Lanka. Not at heart of the city , but in outskirts. Right opposite to this hotel is a supermarket. Since we were on a driving holiday this hotel was ideal for us to shop before start of our drive. Rooms were comfortable and clean.

      Reviewed November 04, 2016
      8.8
      Excellent
      Ahsan from Pakistan
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 1 night in September 2017

      Spacious and clean rooms”

      We stayed here overnight while traveling through Colombo and were very pleased with the service and comfort provided. This is a small hotel so you may find yourself to be the only guest there and have a very personal experience with the staff.

      Reviewed September 21, 2017
      8.4
      Excellent
      Jonathan from United States
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2016

      Great hotel with fantastic staff”

      I ended up staying here twice during 2 quick stops in Colombo. The hotel is comfortable and the staff was absolutely fantastic. They helped me arrange affordable rides to and from the cultural triangle, and were super flexible and helpful the whole time. I'd absolutely stay here again.

      Reviewed April 24, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      yimeng from China
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

      Clean spacious comfort and quite”

      First hotel in Sir Lanka, very good value for price and good service, friendly vibe. Room: very spacious and clean, bed sheet and pillow cover smells fresh. Very quite, I normally sleep with earplugs but I don’t need them here. Staff: Very friendly and always here to help. Location: a super market located just crossed the door, not far away from central, app tuk tuk is a good choice Highly recommended! Very relaxing and enjoyable stay.

      Reviewed March 20, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      Felicity from New Zealand
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 1 night in July 2016

      Good for one night”

      Nice room, large bed, bathroom quite musty. Breakfast was good and the lovely guy who welcomed us when we arrived was just so attentive. He was there the next morning to serve us breakfast and was just absolutely lovely. Good selection of food for breakfast. All in all a pleasant experience for our one night in Colombo.

      Reviewed July 11, 2016
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Shine from Singapore
      Family with young children
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 1 night in February 2018

      The hotel is clean and big rooms!”

      The hotel was a great stay and was really clean. the bedroom is really amazing for the price. the property is small but really well kept and very good for family stay. I would highly recommend this hotel. the supermarket right opposite the hotel is a bonus.

      Reviewed February 22, 2018
      7.6
      Very good
      Jessica from Canada
      Family with young children
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

      Know where it is!”

      So we were not really familiar with Colombo at that point. Honestly unless you're really on a budget I think it's better to stay in a hotel with a pool on site, which this one does not have. There really isn't a lot around it to do, and 'town' is further away than we understood. The place itself is quite nice, very nice furniture and decoration, and the rooms were large and comfortable. Breakfast was very generous and the staff was super accommodating.

      Reviewed March 17, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Victor from Canada
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016

      A virtual oasis for first time visitors ”

      There was the most charming canopied bed with an utterly perfect mattress after a many hours travelling by air. At first I was disappointed that there was only a shower. However I was wrong to think that as the shower head made one feel one was showering in the rain it was so delightful. We also appreciated that the hotel arranged for a pick up on our arrival with an very nice young man. He also drove us back to the airport at an ungodly hour. The manager of the hotel made some excellent recommendations for dinner which proved to be very tasty.

      Reviewed December 05, 2016
      8.8
      Excellent
      Gary from Canada
      Couple
      Presidential Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

      Spotless, professional staff - great experience”

      Comfy bed, comfy room, spotlessly clean. Gogeously appointed rooms. Solid a/c. Keels across the street, Cargills quite close. ATM with Cirrus close by. NAMASTE restaurant close by with take out option. Lots of little restaurants close by. Hotel brekkie was very good and professionally served (go for the Sri Lankan brekkie ... string hoppers, daal and curries). A wonderful experience overall.

      Reviewed September 22, 2016
      7.2
      Very good
      Amna from Pakistan
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 1 night in March 2016

      Great value for money ”

      It's a very nice boutique hotel. The rooms are newly built and clean. The staff is exceptionally helpful and attentive! The only drawback is the location. It's about an average of 10k away from the main Colombo sights but there is a train station 10 minutes away and metered tuk tuks are very convenient.

      Reviewed March 30, 2016
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Rosa from Spain
      Couple
      Presidential Suite
      Stayed 1 night in July 2016

      Highly recommended”

      The hotel is a bit far from the centre but very frequent buses at the door will take you downtown, really easy. The Presidential suit was awesome and spotless. We also used their transfer to airport and was verry efficient and professional. Nothing to complain about.

      Reviewed August 05, 2016
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Charley from United Kingdom
      Family with teens
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

      Lovely place, great stay. ”

      Our stay here was very nice and we couldn't have asked for more from the staff. After arriving late with no baggage and quite a delay at the airport they prepared us dinner. And by dinner I mean a banquet! Freshly prepared Sri Lankan curry at its finest! The room was lovely, very spacious and done to a high standard. Great location just outside the city. Would definitely stay again.

      Reviewed August 09, 2016
      8.8
      Excellent
      David from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Presidential Suite
      Stayed 5 nights in December 2017

      Very Presidential!”

      A huge room for just me, but it met my needs. Good cable tv and reasonably fast internet (a few dropouts ) Comfortable bed : stable aircon Very helpful at Reception : booked a taxi for me to Galle at a sensible price

      Reviewed December 09, 2017
      8.8
      Excellent
      Christine from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Presidential Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

      Excellent, nothing was too much trouble”

      Stayed 3 nights. Staff are very good, even ran me to get a take away dinner the first night as it was a public holiday and many places were closed, also arranged a take away for me on the second night. Stdaff can't do enough to help. Arranged Sri Lanka breakfast for me and also arranged for taxi to take me down south. Would stay here eahain

      Reviewed December 17, 2016
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Woodrow from United States
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

      A nicely appointed place amid the bustle of Colombo ”

      The staff were helpful and genuinely friendly. A little issue with Internet was resolved with no fuss. The manager went above and beyond helping with train tickets, etc.. Decor was well-done and authentic, the food pleasant.

      Reviewed February 07, 2017
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