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10 Best Hotels in Colombo

Marino Beach Colombo
5 out of 5
590 Marine Drive, Colombo, WP
The price is AU$96 per night
2.18 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (364 reviews)

"There was absolutely nothing to moan about we were treated so well doors opened for you to chairs pulled out made us feel really special each and everyone of the staff your top class x"…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2020

Marino Beach Colombo
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$85 per night
2.26 km from city centre
3.4/5 (79 reviews)

"Overall a good experience. I would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2019

Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo
Mövenpick Hotel Colombo
5 out of 5
24 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo, Western
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$124 per night
1.24 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (316 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
Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo
5 out of 5
1 Centre Road, Galle Face, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$259 per night
2.49 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
Taj Samudra
5 out of 5
25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$187 per night
1.92 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (270 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
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
5 out of 5
115, C. A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo
The price is AU$137 per night
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
Jetwing Colombo Seven
5 out of 5
57, Ward Place, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$152 per night
0.75 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (192 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
Residence by Uga Escapes
4.5 out of 5
Park Street, Colombo
The price is AU$295 per night
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
Hilton Colombo Residence
5 out of 5
200 Union Place, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$207 per night
1.01 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (243 reviews)

"My stay was amazing! Every one so friendly and alway a smile"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2020

Hilton Colombo Residence
Hilton Colombo
5 out of 5
2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$183 per night
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

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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?
Rockwell Colombo is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Other favourite options based on traveller reviews include Galle Face Hotel and FAIR VIEW HOTEL COLOMBO.
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, Ashan’s Cozy Apartments is a popular 2-star apartment for our travellers in search of a less expensive place to stay, and it offers free WiFi. Other good options to stay on the cheap include City Beds The Regent and Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo.
What's the best place to stay when travelling with children to Colombo?
Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo is a top 4-star aparthotel on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and a restaurant. Other choices to stay with the children include FAIR VIEW HOTEL COLOMBO and Cinnamon Grand Colombo. 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?
Colombo Residencies is a favourite 4-star apartment for couples, and features a full-service spa and a poolside bar. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Pearl City Hotel and Galle Face Hotel.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Colombo?
Cinnamon Heights is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options to stay with your pet include Highbury Colombo and Mahasen by Foozoo.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Colombo?
Rockwell Colombo is a top 4-star beach hotel with 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Galle Face Hotel is another good choice for your beach trip. Head to Galle Face Beach or Crow Island Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury accommodation option in Colombo?
Ramada by Wyndham Colombo is a 4-star hotel with 2 restaurants and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Another upscale option for your trip is Residence by Uga Escapes.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Colombo?
Casa Colombo Collection Colombo - Hotel Closed is a favourite 5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 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?
Yoho Hotel Sansu is a hotel featuring 10 restaurants and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Another good choice is Colombo Court Hotel & Spa 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.

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