Hilton Colombo Residence: The Japanese Penthouse

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The Hilton Colombo Residence Review is part of the Trip Report: The $77,000 Trip Heard Round the World which covers 5 Continents, 13 Countries, and 17 Cities.

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Getting Here: I braved life and limb and took a taxi from the airport. The driver took me to another Hilton. I discovered this at check-in where I had a welcome drink then was told I was at the wrong hotel. Even though it was late at night and I had just arrived after a long day of traveling, the Hilton wouldn’t use the courtesy vehicle to take me to my hotel. Instead, I hate to wait a half hour for a taxi to come and pay again to go to my hotel located a few minutes away.

Thanks for the unwelcome drink
Thanks for the unwelcome drink

In reviewing the Conrad Tokyo, I said that Hilton Gold is the best status abroad for the effort required to maintain it. The Hilton Colombo Residences is another reason why this is true. For 16,000 points and $82/night I had the three bedroom Japanese Penthouse with an unbeatable sea view.

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The Staff

The staff was very friendly and helpful providing tips on where to go eat and drink as well as arranging transport.

The Room 

The room was ridiculously large for one person if not ten. It was so big that it had its own router. Walking in, I was given a tour of all the amenities and provided with a welcome fruit basket along with a bottle of wine. The best feature by far was the enormous balcony. With a bottle of wine in hand and the Jambox, I had a nice time watching the sun go down from the balcony overlooking Colombo.

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Master bedroom
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The living room
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The welcome table
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I used all the dishes
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The snake pit

The Location 

The Hilton Colombo Residences is located in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Colombo. It is a train ride or tuk tuk away from the beach but is walking distance for exploring the city’s attractions and near many restaurants and bars.

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33 Floors
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The Hilton Colombo Residence

Overall 

This was a great bargain for points especially because of the penthouse upgrade. I would definitely return/live at the Residences if I was back in Colombo.

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