LOOKING FOR LISTS FROM OTHER YEARS?

See also...
Hot List 2007

The Park Street Hotel, Colombo 
$$$$

20 Park Street

Colombo
Sri Lanka

Tel: 94 11 472 4363

Travelers who head north to Sri Lanka's heritage treasures often feel too pinched for time to detour to the sun-kissed south. But at the Park Street Hotel, visitors can work on their tan in the capital city. Local style star Taru Fonseka recast this 250-year-old colonial bungalow as a 12-room hotel, adding a large pool, a gym, and free Wi-Fi, among other updates. Ten of the hotel's spacious guest rooms have been carved out of an adjacent warehouse and outfitted with polished concrete floors and platform beds laid with Indian cotton linens, while the two period-inspired suites include elegant sitting rooms and private gardens. Those who want more local lore can walk around the corner to Gangaramaya Temple, famous for its Buddhist relics and its resident tusker elephant. The top-notch staff were trained at The River House and Taprobana, the two other Taru Villas properties on this resplendent island.

When to go: December through March are the dry months.
Which room to book: Standard rooms are all poolside, ideal for quick plunges anytime.
Amenities: Bar/lounge, Gym, Pool
Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.

My Concierge.com

Advertisement

I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement, Privacy Policy, and Mobile Terms and Conditions.

 
iPhone App:

Create personalized postcards out of your favorite travel photos!

Learn More ›
Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest destinations picks, hot hotel lists, travel deals and blog posts automatically added to your newsreader or your personalized homepage.

Learn More ›

Advertisement

Special Advertisement

Contests, Sweepstakes & Promotions

SEND TO MY PHONE

Send  to your phone!




Don’t show this box again.
This information will be sent directly to your phone and waiting for you in a text message. Simple click on the url in that message or browse concierge.com/mydestinations on your phone.
Need more help? Our FAQ may contain the answer you need.
Never want to type in your cell phone number again?
Register now with Concierge.com and you'll be able to save your number and enjoy other great features like this.
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement , Privacy Policy, and mobile terms and conditions. Standard text messaging rates apply.
SUBMIT