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Marino Beach Colombo
5 out of 5
590 Marine Drive, Colombo, WP
The price is AU$104 per night from 3 Jan. to 4 Jan.
2.18 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (366 reviews)
Best place ❤️

"Good services and best room facility"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2020

Marino Beach Colombo
Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo
5 out of 5
1 Galle Face, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$243 per night from 11 Dec. to 12 Dec.
2.5 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (212 reviews)
Loved my stay at Shangrilla

"We like the friendly staff, comfortable room and the beautiful view. We were v happy with tight security 24/7. Toilet shower area tend to accumulate water. Perhaps during civil work, sloping was not done properly"…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb. 2020

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo
Cinnamon Grand Colombo
5 out of 5
77, Galle Road, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$155 per night from 13 Dec. to 14 Dec.
1.37 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (646 reviews)

"Visited just at the beginning of lockdown/curfew procedures for the Coronavirus. The hotel coped amazingly with very few guests, consolidating areas as necessary. We still had amazing service under adversity."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Cinnamon Grand Colombo
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Mövenpick Hotel Colombo
5 out of 5
24 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo, Western
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$135 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
1.24 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (319 reviews)

"Wonderful and accommodating staff; clean and spacious. Overall a great stay in a convenient location. Pool is on upper floor."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

Mövenpick Hotel Colombo
Mandarina Colombo
5 out of 5
433, Galle Road, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$104 per night from 13 Dec. to 14 Dec.
2.11 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (536 reviews)
Good hotel in good central location.

"Great service and well kept hotel with good in room facilities"…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

Mandarina Colombo
Galadari Hotel
4 out of 5
64, Lotus Road, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$52 per night from 11 Dec. to 12 Dec.
2.85 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (165 reviews)

"Very well located, even though the Hotel is a little bit dated it is clean and very well maintained. The rooms are large with excellent views and the staff are very good. We use a lot of Hotels on Colombo and this is now our number one choice for good accommodation and value for money."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2020

Galadari Hotel
Go Outdoors Motor Home - Caravan Park
2 out of 5
82/1A, Stratford Avenue, Colombo 06, Colombo
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4.6 km from city centre
Go Outdoors Motor Home - Caravan Park
Grand Oriental Hotel
3.5 out of 5
02, York Street, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$38 per night from 13 Dec. to 14 Dec.
3.15 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (331 reviews)

"The service was excellent. The rooms very old but clean"…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb. 2020

Grand Oriental Hotel
The Kingsbury Colombo
5 out of 5
48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$142 per night from 13 Dec. to 14 Dec.
3.11 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (600 reviews)

"Had a amazing stay. Staff we very good."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

The Kingsbury Colombo
Galle Face Hotel
5 out of 5
2 Galle Road, Colombo
Free cancellation
The price is AU$214 per night from 4 Dec. to 5 Dec.
2.01 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (791 reviews)

"Stayed while waiting for flight out for COVID-19 so not a great time for anyone. This hotel provided excellent service and support during this trying time. They had taken additional steps to protect guests and staff. Particularly enjoyed our meal in the Cuban restaurant - but sadly no live music. ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

Galle Face Hotel
Fairway Colombo
4 out of 5
7, Hospital Street, Colombo 01, Colombo
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2.96 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (449 reviews)

"great location. Staff were friendly and helpful.."…"

Reviewed on 7 Apr. 2020

Fairway Colombo
Juliana Hotel Colombo
2 out of 5
316, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$25 per night from 13 Dec. to 14 Dec.
1.63 km from city centre
2.9/5 (35 reviews)

"Room had strong smell of smoke. Old, run down furniture and bed. Leaky toilet, stained fixtures. Bugs in room"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2020

Juliana Hotel Colombo
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
5 out of 5
115, C. A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$122 per night from 17 Dec. to 18 Dec.
2.2 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (375 reviews)

"Not for 5 stars .! Need more clean . Bathroom Tub tiles Broken.! Wall had stein from Soda opening Table dust. We clean ourselves.!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
Residence by Uga Escapes
4.5 out of 5
Park Street, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$218 per night from 13 Dec. to 14 Dec.
0.59 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (78 reviews)

"A very comfortable oasis in the middle of Colombo. The beautiful pool only has 4 sunbeds round it, but while we were there this was never a problem. As is customary in Sri Lanka the service is glacially slow in the bar and restaurant. The restaurants in Park Street Mews next door are worth ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Feb. 2020

Residence by Uga Escapes
Jetwing Colombo Seven
5 out of 5
57, Ward Place, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$143 per night from 13 Dec. to 14 Dec.
0.75 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (194 reviews)
Great service, great pool, lovely staff.

"Check in was a little slow, but we asked for a quiet room, so they may have been changing our room for us. Staff were very friendly and polite with a nice welcome drink while we waited. The room was spacious and new with big screen tv, plenty of channels and good strength Wifi signal. The room had ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020

Jetwing Colombo Seven
ME Colombo
4 out of 5
16 Park Road, Colombo, Colombo District
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$119 per night from 13 Dec. to 14 Dec.
3.42 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (40 reviews)
Clean and good service with delicious breakfast

"Clean and comfortable room with all the amenities you could need (towels, toiletries etc). Pool lovely but breakfast was superb. Hotel a little out of the way from what seemed to be the main part of Colombo but was very close to the better bit of beach"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2020

ME Colombo
Taj Samudra
5 out of 5
25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$138 per night from 11 Dec. to 12 Dec.
1.92 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (272 reviews)

"Excellent hotel with great staff and nice pool and great breakfast service. Club lounge has great staff."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020

Taj Samudra
Hilton Colombo
5 out of 5
2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$140 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
2.7 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (334 reviews)

"Excellent service and probably the best breakfast buffet I have seen. The rooms are clean and the facilities are beautiful. The rooms lack a bit of personality and ambiance but I suppose that is to be expected in a large hotel such as this one."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar. 2020

Hilton Colombo
Hotel Sapphire
3.5 out of 5
No. 371, Galle Road, Colombo
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4.96 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (50 reviews)

"Yes overall I am satisfied tks it was an experience cos I saw no cockroaches well done"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2020

Hotel Sapphire
Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo
4 out of 5
Marine Drive (Kollupitiya), 10th Lane, No.24, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$77 per night from 4 Dec. to 5 Dec.
2.26 km from city centre
3.4/5 (79 reviews)
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"The hotel is definitely overpriced! Cleanliness lacks. basic amenities like faulty air con was a put off! However, mr tushaar was helpful to move us to a better room quickly. There were dead cockroaches here and there. Though the lobby is renovated, poor flooring and dirty worn out rugs in the room ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2020

Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo
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Visiting Colombo

Visitors give high marks for the seaside in Colombo, which is also known for its sporting events and cafés. Tourists who journey to this culturally-rich city can discover its seafood restaurants, art, and gardens.

  • There are 235 hotels and other accommodations in Colombo
  • The closest major airport is in Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) 29.1 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Colombo

Well known for its art scene, the city's cultural venues include National Art Gallery, Sri Lanka National Museum, and Gem Museum. The city is notable for landmarks like Dewatagaha Mosque, Gangaramaya Temple, and Chabad of Sri Lanka. The seaside, sunsets, and gardens highlight the city's natural beauty, and Viharamahadevi Park, Beira Lake, and Galle Face Beach are worth a visit.

In Colombo, you'll be able to select from 235 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday retreat. Below is a top place to stay based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo - Our customers like the dining options and helpful staff at this hotel. Guests who stay at this 4.5-star hotel in Cinnamon Gardens can enjoy access to 2 restaurants and free breakfast, along with free WiFi.

Getting Around Colombo

To see more of the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Colombo Fort Station or Wellawatta Railway Station. Colombo may not have many public transit choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Colombo

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 89°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 72°F
  • From April to June, the average is 89°F during the day and 76°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 87°F during the day and 76°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 87°F as the daytime average and 73°F as the nighttime average
  • About 3.66 inches of rain falls on Colombo each year
  • March and April are usually the hottest months averaging 89°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 73°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Colombo?
Maniumpathy is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Other favourite options based on traveller reviews include Residence by Uga Escapes and Taru Villas-Lake Lodge.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Colombo, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals in Colombo.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Colombo?
Based on reviews, Cinnamon Red Colombo is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Ashan’s Cozy Apartments and Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo.
What's the best place to stay when travelling with children to Colombo?
Cinnamon Red Colombo is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other choices to stay with the children include Ocean Breeze Apartment Colombo and Galle Face Hotel. Also, attractions in the area such as Guruge Nature Park and Dehiwala Zoological Garden are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic holiday to Colombo?
Pearl City Hotel is a favourite 3-star hotel for couples, and features 24-hour room service and fireplaces. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Colombo Residencies and Colombo Apartments - Lower Bagathale.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Colombo?
Highbury Colombo is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café for its human guests. Two other good options to stay with your pet include Cinnamon Heights and Sea View Apartment-Hotel Colombo.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Colombo?
Galle Face Hotel is a top 5-star beachfront hotel with 7 restaurants and an outdoor pool, and it’s located on Galle Face Beach . Other good options to stay near the beach include FAIR VIEW HOTEL COLOMBO and Ramada by Wyndham Colombo.
What's the best luxury accommodation option in Colombo?
Galle Face Hotel is a 5-star hotel with 7 restaurants and 3 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. The Kingsbury Colombo and Residence by Uga Escapes are other upscale choices for your stay.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Colombo?
Casa Colombo Collection Colombo - Hotel Closed is a favourite 5-star hotel with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 12 guestrooms, a restaurant and a bar. Colombo Court Hotel & Spa and Taru Villas-Lake Lodge are two other options for a boutique stay.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Colombo?
BellaVista Apartments at Cornish Colombo is a top aparthotel that has an adjacent golf course and features in-room kitchens. Another good choice is Villa Key 2 Ceylon if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Royal Colombo Golf Club during your trip.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Colombo?
Cinnamon Red Colombo is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a poolside bar and a restaurant. A couple of other options with an on-site pool include Galle Face Hotel and OZO Colombo Sri Lanka.

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