Rockwell Colombo is a small boutique-style hotel located conveniently off Ward Place nestled comfortably in a secluded spot while remaining extremely close to the exciting goings-on of Colombo city.
The hotel has been in operation since 2014, and is more representative of homestay-style accommodation. You will be afforded the best possible customised service at your convenience surrounded by a close-knit group of staff available at all times of the day.
Speaking to the management, they shared that during the Covid-19 pandemic, they too were suffering from its economic effects and since then, are biding time till they can return to serving their usual clientele. They shared their clientele would often comprise foreign guests who would stay for long stretches of time, opting to get comfortable with the venue and its people so they may touch base at a familiar place after exploring the destination.
The comfortable and welcoming nature of the building cannot be denied; its simple architecture and custom design artwork was done specifically for the building, and makes the venue warm and hospitable.
The hotel consists of six rooms – three standard rooms, two junior suites, and one grand suite. The majority of these have large balconies and grand floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing for a great source of natural light which illuminates the comfortable living spaces. One notable feature is the privacy of the rooms, which, despite having large windows, prove to be most isolated despite being so close to the centre of the city; it has the peaceful atmosphere of an exclusive private hotel.
Currently, due to the present situation, Rockwell is providing multiple promotional offers targeted at locals, in particular their “day-outing package”, where you can opt for the room only or for the room together with lunch at an attractively low rate.
There are special offers for overnight stays like their special half-board package and they are currently giving away special offers for their corporate clients, which include various perks such as 50% off for laundry or free transportation if your office is reasonably distanced, and they will always throw in something complementary.
Rockwell is also dedicated to maintaining the Covid-19 health guidelines put forward by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and are currently working towards becoming a certified property with regard to implementing the same.
The management shared that they have always taken pride in their food and beverage offers, and that their breakfast menu is a popular favourite as they offered a combination of regular English breakfast elements together with Sri Lankan-style options like string hoppers, hoppers, etc.
The dining space is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and they are providing a la carte service and the possibility of booking for private functions as well. The menu features Asian and Western cuisine at reasonable rates.
The dining room space is open concept, which also provides a live kitchen experience, and guests are able to customise their dishes as it is being prepared.
The dining area opens up to a courtyard which adds to the casual dining experience, and there is an outdoor seating option available as well, shaded by a massive mango tree at its centre.
The team at Rockwell were extremely warm and welcoming and their group dynamic was a highlight in our visit; customised service is their real forte, providing services tailored to your specific requirements.
They have many attractive standard packages for locals to choose from if wishing to get away from the humdrum stressful environment to experience something a little different.
Address: 14, Borella Cross Road (off Ward Place), Colombo 8
Call: Reservations +94 712 739 394, Reception +94 11 268 0769