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Hilton Colombo Residence
5 out of 5
200 Union Place, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £115 per night
0.63 mi 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 £101 per night
1.67 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (333 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
Fairway Colombo
4 out of 5
7, Hospital Street, Colombo 01, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £49 per night
1.84 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (447 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 7 Apr 2020

Fairway Colombo
Cinnamon Red Colombo
3.5 out of 5
59, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo
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0.62 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (879 reviews)

"The pool, scenery and overall cleanliness of the hotel along with the professionalism of their staff is highly commendable"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Cinnamon Red Colombo
Marino Beach Colombo
5 out of 5
590 Marine Drive, Colombo, WP
The price is £53 per night
1.35 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (355 reviews)

"Friendly staffs and clean room. The rooftop infinity pool is wonderful."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Marino Beach Colombo
Galle Face Hotel
5 out of 5
2 Galle Road, Colombo
Free cancellation
The price is £90 per night
1.25 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (781 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
Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo
5 out of 5
1 Centre Road, Galle Face, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £138 per night
1.55 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (209 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 Lakeside Colombo
5 out of 5
115, C. A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo
The price is £80 per night
1.37 mi 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
Cinnamon Grand Colombo
5 out of 5
77, Galle Road, Colombo
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0.85 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (643 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
The Kingsbury Colombo
5 out of 5
48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £89 per night
1.93 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (598 reviews)

"Very convenient central location, nice pool.Rooms tired and need updating"…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 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 cafes. Tourists who journey to this cultural city can discover its seafood restaurants, museums and art. Top sights in the city include Galle Face Beach, Galle Face Green and Pettah Market.

  • There are 305 hotels and other accommodation options in Colombo
  • The closest major airport is in Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.), 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing and Staying in Colombo

The city is well known for its museums and art, and cultural venues include Sri Lanka National Museum, Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre and National Art Gallery. The city is notable for landmarks like Gangaramaya Temple, Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque and Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple. The the sea and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Galle Face Beach, Galle Face Green and Beira Lake.

In Thimbirigasyaya, there are 305 hotels and other accommodation options to make planning easier for your holiday getaway at an affordable rate. These are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Ellen's Place - This 3-star hotel in Borella features an outdoor pool, free WiFi and free parking. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its breakfast and central location.
  • Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo - Our customers like the dining options and bar at this hotel. Guests who stay at this 4.5-star hotel in Cinnamon Gardens can enjoy access to 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi.
  • Residence by Uga Escapes - Guests who stay at this 4.5-star hotel in Colombo 02 can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its bar and clean, comfortable rooms.

Other top sights in Colombo include Pettah Market. One of the top places to see outside the city is Mount Lavinia Beach, located 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from the city centre.

Getting around Colombo

To explore the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Colombo Fort Station or Wellawatta Railway Station. Colombo might not have as many public transport choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Colombo

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 32°C and the night-time average to be 22°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 32°C during the day and 24°C at night
  • July to September averages 30°C during the day and 24°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 31°C during the day and 23°C at night
  • Colombo gets about 1769.70 millimetres of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually March and April with an average temperature of 32°C, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 23°C

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 Marino Beach Colombo and Wonder 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?
Maniumpathy 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.
What is staying in Colombo like?
Visitors give high marks for the seaside in Colombo, which is also known for its sporting events and cafes. Tourists who journey to this cultural city can discover its seafood restaurants, museums and art. Top sights in the city include Galle Face Beach, Galle Face Green and Pettah Market. In Colombo, there are 331 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Colombo?
Cultural venues in the city include Sri Lanka National Museum, Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre and National Art Gallery. The city is notable for landmarks such as Gangaramaya Temple, Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque and Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple. The seaside and sunsets highlight the city’s natural beauty with places to visit including Galle Face Beach, Galle Face Green and Beira Lake.

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