Be it a vacation, medical treatment, business or simply a shopping excursion, Sri Lanka is, arguably, the most popular destination for Maldivians from all walks of life.
Despite being a convenient hour-and-half flight away from Male’ City, one of the main challenges visitors face is finding suitable lodging in Colombo. However, due largely to the increasingly competitive market arena, an attractive rate may not always mean a proportionately attractive room.
Taking the lead towards solving this dilemma is ‘Mandarina Colombo’ - a name that should ring a bell for the majority of people in the Maldives. The 4-star hotel is one of the most sought after by the Maldivian population that frequently travels to the Sri Lankan capital.
Mandarina has launched a special promotion targeting its Maldivian customers, effective from July 15 through August 31. The promotion offers special rates on Mandarina’s rooms, with daily prices beginning from USD48.
The special rates are available for bookings made via the hotel website www.mandarinacolombo.com, where Maldivian customers are encouraged to enter the promo code ‘MYHOME’. Customers can also reach out to the numbers +94702583515 and + 94703367110 for bookings, via direct phone calls and texts, or on apps such as WhatsApp and Viber.
Mandarina Colombo, which was unveiled in 2017, offers you a choice in suites from Premier, Deluxe, and Standard. The rooms are well-equipped with amenities to prepare your own hot beverages such as tea and coffee, and high-speed Wi-Fi connection.
The Deluxe and Premier rooms boast magnificent views of the Indian Ocean, and are highly popular among businesspeople and holiday-goers.
Mandarina also features a banquet hall, conference hall, and meeting room, tailored to cater for the needs of those on business.
Among the most attractive facilities of the hotel are its rooftop restaurant and adjacent infinity pool. Guests can enjoy a variety of exquisite gastronomic offerings prepared by skilled chefs at the restaurant, while the infinity pool invites visitors to relax and unwind after a long day, enjoying panoramic views of Colombo and the ocean.
For those that wish to maintain their workout routines while travelling, the hotel gym, located beside the pool, is open for all customers.
As a longtime favourite getaway, Sri Lanka’s recent decision to grant on-arrival visa for visitors from the Maldives came as a most welcome surprise. Several Maldivian families still reside in the South Asian neighbour, which is often viewed as a home-away-from-home.