Tintagel Colombo

Tintagel Colombo is a boutique hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka and the former town residence of the Bandaranaike family. The hotel is situated in Rosmead Place in Cinnamon Gardens.[1]

Tintagel Colombo
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The pool of the hotel
General information
Architectural styleColonial architecture
Town or cityColombo
CountrySri Lanka
Coordinates6°54′53.8″N 79°52′11.71″E / 6.914944°N 79.8699194°E / 6.914944; 79.8699194Coordinates: 6°54′53.8″N 79°52′11.71″E / 6.914944°N 79.8699194°E / 6.914944; 79.8699194
Current tenantsParadise Road Hotels
Opened2005
OwnerBandaranaike family
Design and construction
ArchitectHomi Billimoria
Other information
Number of suites10
Number of restaurants2
Website
paradiseroadhotels.com/tintagel/

HistoryEdit

Homi Billimoria designed the Tintagel Colombo in 1929 for gynecologist Dr. Lucian de Zilwa. During World War II, Dr. de Zilwa was asked to vacate the house within seven days by the British military in order to house hundreds of soldiers. Having seen the military occupation has damaged the house, Dr. de Zilwa sold the house to Sir Solomon Dias Bandaranaike for Rs. 160,000.[2] Later Sir Solomon's son, S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike occupied the house. S. W. R. D. became the prime minister in 1956 and was shot on the verandah of the house in 1959.[3] His widow, Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the first female prime minister of the world in 1960. She continued to live in the house during her two other ministries, in 1970 and in 1994, up until her death in 2000.[3]

Boutique hotelEdit

Shanth Fernando of Paradise Road Hotels took over the house in 2005 and converted it to a boutique hotel. Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall stayed at the hotel during their Sri Lankan visit in 2013.[4] The hotel consists of 10 suites and two restaurants, the Courtyard and the Red Bar.[3] The library of the house contains 6,000 books including 5,000 leather-bound volumes.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shenoy, Kinita. "The Courtyard (Tintagel Boutique Hotel)". yamu.lk. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b Sadanandan, Renuka; Hettiarachchi, Kumudini. "Timeless Tintagel". sundaytimes.lk. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Tintagel Colombo – A Unique and Private Hotel for the discerning tourist". The Times of Sri Lanka. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  4. ^ Boyle, Emma. "Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo". telegraph.co.uk. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 24 April 2021.

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