A luxurious boutique hotel, on the cusp of Cinnamon Gardens in trendy Colombo 7, Maniumpathy is surrounded by art galleries, chic boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, shopping centres and national monuments, and it is also within easy reach of the Royal Colombo Golf Club.
The hotel is small with just eight individually designed rooms, set in an atmospheric manor house that dates back to 1906. Built by a doctor from Jaffna, the house has been extended and interiors modernised without affecting the graceful period features and character of this atmospheric abode. The service here is exceptional, and guests are well looked after, each with their own butler to cater to every individual need. There is a swimming pool to relax by after a busy day of sightseeing and shopping, and fabulous food on offer in the Nandi Terrace Restaurant, which serves a selection of international cuisine and local fare with a hint of Jaffna flavours. The Grand Ebony Room is also available for fine dining and private hire. The hotel can also organise your transport to make your stay pleasant and convenient.
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.Bill Bryson