Halfway through our two-month Beach Hop Asia 2016 backpacking trip, me and my buddy headed to Sri Lanka after exploring Malaysia and Thailand for a month. Colombo was our first stop in our third country.
|There are clocks everywhere|
Located along Galle Road, Clock Inn Colombo is an unassuming hotel as it was housed on an old building. We climbed our way up to the second level where the receiving area is located.
Neutral shades of black and white dominated the space with splashes of candy-colored lounge chairs that served as accent pieces. True to its theme, there were clocks in different shapes and sizes that were scattered around. More quirky stuff were encased on a glass cabinet, some knick-knacks from Sri Lanka.
|Modern chic lobby|
|Lounge area cum dining area|
Our compact room is filled with the basic amenities; queen-sized bed, work table and chair (that can also function as vanity dresser), flat screen TV, AC, complimentary WiFi and a private toilet and bath. It was simple yet all we needed was provided.
The next morning, we’re off to Sigiriya so we had to be up early so as to keep up with our schedule. We had breakfast first at the common area.
|Wheat bread and fried eggs for me|
|Sausages and scrambled eggs for my buddy|
On our second stay, we arrived at midnight totally exhausted, again. We were warmly welcomed by the guy from the reception as if he’s been waiting for us the whole day. He even greeted me with my first name. It was effortless as we had the same room we had the first time and we slept with ease for eight hours straight.
When looking for an accommodation, I usually consider our budget, location and the comfort level. In the case of our short stint in Colombo, we had all three requirements checked on the no-fuss accommodation of Clock Inn Colombo. They have several branches around the country which I would love to check out on our future trips.
Clock Inn Colombo (check for discounted rates)
457 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Contact Number: (+94) 112.500.588