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Galle Face Hotel

Galle Face Hotel

2 Galle Road, Colombo

5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (344 reviews)

Located in Kollupitiya, this luxury hotel is steps from High Commission of India and St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church. Cresca …

£92
Cinnamon Red Colombo

Cinnamon Red Colombo

59, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 03

3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (459 reviews)

Located in Kollupitiya, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chabad of Sri Lanka, Liberty Plaza, and St Anthony's Church. …

£61
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

115, C. A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 02

5.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (229 reviews)

This family-friendly Colombo hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Colombo World Trade Center, Ban …

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Taru Villas-Lake Lodge

Taru Villas-Lake Lodge

20, Alvis Terrace, Colombo

3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (59 reviews)

Located in Kollupitiya, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chabad of Sri Lanka and Gangaramaya Temple. US Embassy and …

£54
Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo

Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo

65 Rosmead Place, Colombo 00700

4.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (23 reviews)

Located in Cinnamon Gardens, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dewatagaha Mosque, Pettah Hindu Temples, and …

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Juliana Hotel Colombo

Juliana Hotel Colombo

316, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Colombo 00300

2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Kollupitiya, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casino Marina Colombo and US Embassy. Bellagio Casino and …

£24
OZO Colombo Sri Lanka

OZO Colombo Sri Lanka

No. 36-38, Clifford Place, Colombo 00400

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (199 reviews)

Located in Colombo District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Raux Brothers, Majestic City, and MGM Casino. …

£59
Mandarina Colombo

Mandarina Colombo

433, Galle Road, Colombo 00300

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (39 reviews)

Located in Colombo District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Durdans Hospital, MGM Casino, and German Embassy Colomb …

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The Kingsbury

The Kingsbury

48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 1

5.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (385 reviews)

This family-friendly Colombo hotel is located by the ocean, just steps from Bank of Ceylon Tower and Colombo World Trade …

£93
Mount Lavinia Hotel

Mount Lavinia Hotel

100 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia 10732

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (281 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Colombo District hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mount Lavinia Beach, Siddhalepa Ayurveda Hospital, …

£69

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Pocket Guide: Sri Lanka

An island of palm-fringed beaches, religious sites, tropical rainforests and teeming reefs, book a hotel in Sri Lanka for a perfect mix of the exotic Southern India and Buddhist Asia. Located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, to the south of the main landmass of India, this captivating and beguiling island nation offers a big choice of holiday activities. Take to the water - either on a boat or explore under it on a diving adventure - surf, eat or simply relax on the sun kissed beaches. For a more cultural visit, head to one of the many temples and religious sites, and explore more of the island’s fascinating history and charm.

Where to Stay in Sri Lanka

Central Province - These highlands are littered with waterfalls, streams and mountain valleys. It’s also where much of the island’s legendary tea production can be found and home to its highest mountain and famous World’s End.

North Central Province - Discover evidence of the ancient kingdom of Sri Lanka - with some sites dating back 2,500 years. This is the country’s cultural triangle.

Uva - Relax in cool highland retreats and relaxing hotels, and explore the hills of this southern province - one of Sri Lanka’s most laidback.

Southern Province - Including the southern coast of the island, some of its best national parks and the ancient city of Galle, this is one of Sri Lanka’s most visited areas.

Colombo - The commercial, political and population centre of the island and capital city, Colombo is a huge, sprawling entity whose tropical weather makes it great to book a hotel in all year round.

How to Make the Most of Your Hotel in Sri Lanka

There are many varied experiences on offer in Sri Lanka - from ancient religious sites to relaxing beach breaks. Explore the natural beauty of national parks such as Yala in the Southern Province, feel the hustle and bustle of busy Colombo or head to the beach resort at Beruwela just outside the city for a more serene side of island life. See another side of Sri Lanka at mountain communities like Haputale or visit natural wonders including Horton’s Plains and the World’s End. The World Heritage Site of the Sinharaja Forest is also well worth exploring - just one of the country’s many stunning natural wonders not to be missed.

One of the more modern pleasures that has to come to the island is surfing. Head to world-class spots like Mirissa on the south coast or Arugam Bay and you can surf in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean - without a wetsuit for most of the year. If a more sedate beach break is your thing, then try top resorts like Unawatuna and Trincomalee. For a more active adventure, explore the Yala National Park on a jeep safari or go white water rafting at Kitulgala - just a few hours from the capital at Colombo. If you like to explore in a more vertical direction, then climb the beautiful Sirigya Rock.

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