I’ve stayed in Cinnamon Grand Colombo few times. I chose to stay here because of its location and for its atmosphere. However, the bathrooms were disappointing and my room did not offer any views.
Location: Located in Colombo 2 (Galle road), this hotel is in an excellent location if you want to explore Colombo. The hotel is 5 minutes drive from Galle Face green.
Room, bathroom and shower: Rooms were big and so were the bed. The pillows were very comfy. However, the bathroom was seriously outdated and it was small. There was no walk-in shower(wet room) which was disappointing. Water came out of a small shower head and therefore it was not a great experience.
Lobby: I loved the lobby area in Cinnamon Grand as it offered a lot of space. The lobby area had a great atmosphere as its always full of people. I personally enjoyed the live Jazz music in the lobby bar and I really enjoyed my time there.
Restaurants and entertainment: There are few restaurants in this hotel. The Sunday buffet lunch at the seafood restaurants is a good one if you want to try some authentic Sri Lanka food. The lobby bar is one my favourite places to hang out. They play really good jazz everyday I think. The bar by the swimming pool is also a nice place but much quieter than the lobby area.
Amenities: Not much amenities on offer actually. There was no coffee machine or remote controlled curtains or evening turndown service.
Spa: The spa is next to the Cinnamon Grand building which is a 2-minute walk. I found prices to be expensive, costing me around £120 for 90 minutes massage which is expensive in a country like Sri Lanka.
Tip: Ceylon Spa a few minutes walk from Cinnamon Grand also offer massage treatments for a much lesser price. I’m yet to try this place but from what I saw last time a 60 minutes massage would cost around £30 per person.
Overall: A good place if you want to stay in a busy and lively place. The rooms do not offer breathtaking views so be mindful of that. Live Jazz music and the number of restaurant bars in this hotel is my highlight. The bathrooms are small and need to be updated. The average room price for this hotel is around £100- £120 and there are plenty of options available in Colombo for this price range which offer a better experience.