Last updated on June 6, 2024 by Stefano Ferro, founder of MEL365, following extensive travelling in Sri Lanka

Jetwing Colombo Seven – The hotel with a majestic rooftop pool

The Jetwing Colombo Seven is a beautifully decorated boutique-style hotel positioned right in the centre of the Sri Lanka capital.

The stylish design is noticeable everywhere, from the high ceiling entrance to the rooftop restaurant/bar and the majestic infinity pool with one of the best views in Colombo. The hotel has 70 lux and super-lux rooms and 21 serviced apartment, with all the modern amenities you can think of. Comfortable and at the same time stylish. The perfect dreamy getaway with excellent facilities as the gym with a panoramic city view and a comprehensive range of free weights and machines. The SPA is a must after a long day of sightseeing. And after a swim in the infinity pool, you can have drinks at one of Colombo’s highest rooftop bars, Ward7, an experience by itself. A gorgeous breakfast is served at 57, the main restaurant full of ambience. Overall an impeccable service.

The Jetwing Colombo Seven – In a nutshell

  • Where is it? Jetwing Colombo Seven, 57, Ward Place, right in the heart of the Sri Lanka capital, in an elegant area used by many consulates.
  • Who are the typical guests? Geared towards those looking for an escape in the city, perfect for a business meeting for corporate clients, young couples looking for a romantic rooftop dinner, and families that would like a high tea and dip in the pool. Perfect for the start or end of your Sri Lanka trip.
  • How is the WiFi? Free wifi through all the rooms, rooftop pool area and building premise
  • Proximity to the airport?  The Jetwing Colombo Seven is located 33 km (approx. 60 minutes drive) from the Bandaranaike International Airport.
  • Proximity to public transportation? The hotel is located right in the city, near bus stations and a 10min drive to Colombo fort train station. Most of the iconic Colombo attractions are nearby.
  • Check-in and check-out time? Check-in 2pm, Check out 12noon 
  • Room types: Serviced apartments, studio apartments, super deluxe and deluxe rooms, 5 rooms for differently-abled guests. 
  • Is storage available? yes, ask at the reception
  • How is parking? Parking is available on site
  • What is the phone number? +94 11 255 0200
  • And the email?
  • Website?

Check availability at Jetwing 

Jetwing Colombo Seven – Food and leisure

  • Pool and gym: Rooftop infinity pool, Gymnasium with panoramic views of the city and Frangipani Spa
  • Breakfast: available at the local 57 Restaurant
  • Lunch and dinner: available at Ward 7 Rooftop Resto bar and 57 Restaurant

Within easy reach of the Jetwing Colombo Seven

Iconic places: National Museum, Gangarama Temple, Odel Department Store, Pettah Market, are all in close proximity 


  • Caramel Pumpkin: perfect for lunch or a late breakfast, with good coffee and a selection of pasta and sandwiches
  • Sugar Bistro & Wine Bar: great for both lunch and dinner, they offer local and international dishes, including burgers. Lovely coffee too
  • The Bayleaf: mostly Italian inspired food. Probably not the most authentic pizza, however, the pasta dishes are to die for.

Drinks and/or cafes

  • Black Cat Cafe: great cafe for brunch or lunch, they have a small, however, exquisite menu including eggs cooked in a few styles, pasta and sandwiches. One of the best coffee in Colombo
  • Coco Veranda: a coffee place with a quiet indoor area as well as a peaceful outdoor garden
  • Floor by O!: perfect for a night out with a fantastic atmosphere and lovely live music. Drinks and food are also well priced.

Photos of the Jetwing Colombo Seven and the nearby area

The iconic rooftop swimming pool
The iconic rooftop swimming pool – The most amazing area in the hotel, with an unreal sunset on the city skyline. Absolutely gorgeous and just next to the Ward 7 Roofbar where you can enjoy a drink. The best place to unwind.
Relaxation time at the rooftop pool
Relaxation time at the rooftop pool – sunbeds and tables are available next to the pool. A lovely spot for some work, a swim and a look at the city. For coffees and drinks, you can order at the Ward 7.
Great selection of snacks and finger food at the Ward 7
Great selection of snacks and finger food for lunch at the Ward 7 and a more extensive menu for a romantic dinner. The mini-burgers are to die for, hard to stop eating them.
Extensive Gym at the Jetwing Colombo Seven
Extensive Gym at the Jetwing Colombo Seven – You can find machines for some aerobic exercise, training of the upper part of the body and a good selection of free weights. Overall enough for a gym session on the go.
Deluxe room with seathrough bathroom
The rooms are really spacious, with all the amenities you really need in a room, including USB chargers. The design is modern and urban at the same time.
View from the room
View from the room is on the 4 directions of the Colombo skyline. The seating area is cosy enough for a nice movie night with a few drinks.
Kitchenette area
The kitchenette area includes all you need for your stay. It’s ideal for a family stay with small kids. The coffee machine is a great addendum. Water is also complimentary.
Breakfast at 57
The breakfast at 57 Restaurants has a good selection of food, both local and international. Coffee is good but not the best.
Entrance to the 57 Restaurant
Entrance to the 57 Restaurant – stylish high ceiling and a design based on natural material
Reception area
Reception area – Attentive and spotless service, from the reception area to the room service, definitely a 5-star feeling.
Lobby area at the Jetwing Colombo Seven
Lobby area at the Jetwing Colombo Seven – It’s the ideal place to relax, read a newspaper and wait for a tour pick-up.
Stefano Ferro - Founder and Editor

About the Author

Stefano is a seasoned travel expert and the visionary founder of, a leading travel website with traffic across 6 continents. With a rich background in the travel industry, Stefano spent four pivotal years at Amadeus Travel Distribution System, gaining invaluable insights into travel technologies and distribution.

2 thoughts on “Jetwing Colombo Seven [the full review]”

Leave a Comment