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Taj Samudra
Taj Samudra
8.7 Excellent
25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1.0 km from city centre, Colombo 
ExcellentBased on 500 reviews
8.7

Strategically located in the centre of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Colombo. It also offers an outdoor pool, body treatments and free Wi-Fi.

Mövenpick Hotel Colombo
Mövenpick Hotel Colombo
8.5 Excellent
24 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2.2 km from city centre, Colombo 
ExcellentBased on 685 reviews
8.5

Movenpick Hotel Colombo provides a comfortable setting while in Colombo. It also features an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi.

Hilton Colombo
Hilton Colombo
8.4 Excellent
2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.3 km from city centre, Colombo 
ExcellentBased on 251 reviews
8.4

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Colombo. It also provides a sauna, a ballroom and an outdoor pool.

Cinnamon Grand Colombo
Cinnamon Grand Colombo
8.6 Excellent
77, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1.6 km from city centre, Colombo 
ExcellentBased on 662 reviews
8.6

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Colombo. It also offers outdoor tennis courts, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

Fairway Colombo
Fairway Colombo
8.7 Excellent
7, Hospital Street, Colombo 01, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.5 km from city centre, Colombo 
ExcellentBased on 1,919 reviews
8.7

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Colombo. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a bar and is close to Colombo World Trade Center.

Best Western Elyon Colombo
Best Western Elyon Colombo
7.8 Good
102 A,Kirulapone Avenue,Baseline Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6.2 km from city centre, Colombo 
GoodBased on 155 reviews
7.8

Best Western Elyon Colombo offers a comfortable setting when in Colombo. It also features a swimming pool and a rooftop terrace.

The Kingsbury Colombo
The Kingsbury Colombo
8.5 Excellent
48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.7 km from city centre, Colombo 
ExcellentBased on 711 reviews
8.5

Sophisticated, elegant and centrally located, The Kingsbury Colombo features a sauna, an infinity pool and a rooftop terrace. Only a short walk from Colombo World Trade Center, it offers elegant rooms equipped with a mini bar, slippers and a private bathroom.

Shangri-La Colombo
Shangri-La Colombo
9.3 Excellent
1 Galle Face, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.6 km from city centre, Colombo 
ExcellentBased on 633 reviews
9.3

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Colombo. Guests also have exclusive access to the on-site CHI, The Spa and Health Club.

Galle Face Hotel
Galle Face Hotel
8.7 Excellent
2 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1.3 km from city centre, Colombo 
ExcellentBased on 813 reviews
8.7

Boasting a saltwater swimming pool, a swimming pool and a private beach, Galle Face Hotel is a deluxe base in Colombo. This modern hotel is set in the heart of the city.

Wonder Hotel Colombo
Wonder Hotel Colombo
8.4 Excellent
213 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2.2 km from city centre, Colombo 
ExcellentBased on 856 reviews
8.4

Situated in Colombo, Wonder Hotel Colombo is within walking distance of Prime Minister's House and features a swimming pool. It also provides free private parking on site and is a short car trip from St Peter's College, Port of Colombo and R. Premadasa Stadium.

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Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:March
Average price in Colombo:$124/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$5/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Thursday
$67 - $205
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$24 - $170
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Cinnamon Grand Colombo
Cinnamon Grand Colombo
8.6 Excellent
77, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1.6 km from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Colombo. It also offers outdoor tennis courts, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

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Supun Arcade Residency
Supun Arcade Residency
7.4 Good
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6.4 km from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Situated in Colombo, Supun Arcade Residency provides modern 3-star accommodation, as well as a rooftop pool and a rooftop terrace. It also offers porters, 24-hour room service and an airport shuttle.

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Colombo Court Hotel & Spa
Colombo Court Hotel & Spa
8.5 Excellent
32 Alfred House Avenue, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3.9 km from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Situated under a 10-minute stroll from Bambalapitiya Railway Station, Colombo Court Hotel & Spa offers guests a convenient base when in Colombo. Offering complimentary wireless internet, a restaurant and an indoor pool, the hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Colombo.

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Pearl Grand Hotel
Pearl Grand Hotel
9.2 Excellent
No 9, Edward Lane, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4.1 km from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Pearl Grand Hotel is situated in Colombo and is close to the area's popular attractions. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

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Clock Inn Colombo
Clock Inn Colombo
7.9 Good
457 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3.9 km from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Clock Inn Colombo is situated in Colombo and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also provides bicycle rental, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Cityrest Fort
Cityrest Fort
8.2 Excellent
46 Hospital Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.4 km from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Only two minutes from Colombo World Trade Center, CityRest Fort is located in the heart of Colombo. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace.

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Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
8.5 Excellent
115, C. A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.4 km from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Colombo. It also offers a Jacuzzi, outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool.

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Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo
Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo
9.1 Excellent
65 Rosmead Place, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3.1 km from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo is situated in Colombo and is close to the area's popular attractions. It also offers an outdoor pool, a sauna and free Wi-Fi.

Cheapest hotels in Colombo, Colombo District

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Clock Inn Colombo
Clock Inn Colombo
7.9 Good
457 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3.9 km from city centre,  

Clock Inn Colombo is situated in Colombo and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also provides bicycle rental, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$10
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C 1 Colombo Fort
C 1 Colombo Fort
8.6 Excellent
37 Mudalige Mawatha Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.6 km from city centre,  

C 1 Colombo Fort is located in Colombo and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. This hotel is set in the heart of the city.

$12
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Cityrest Fort
Cityrest Fort
8.2 Excellent
46 Hospital Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Only two minutes from Colombo World Trade Center, CityRest Fort is located in the heart of Colombo. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace.

$13
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Drift Bnb Colombo
Drift Bnb Colombo
9.3 Excellent
646 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3.8 km from city centre,  

This Colombo bed & breakfast is located within a 10-minute walk of Bambalapitiya Railway Station. It also offers a 24-hour reception, an express check-in and check-out feature and luggage storage.

$13
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The Ocean Colombo
The Ocean Colombo
8.6 Excellent
# 40, Melbourne Avenue, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5.3 km from city centre,  

The Ocean Colombo is a modern setting when visiting Colombo and is close to everything the area has to offer. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, 24-hour room service and free Wi-Fi.

$13
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Thambili Island @ Stubbs
Thambili Island @ Stubbs
8.3 Excellent
No. 1a, Stubbs Place, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5.2 km from city centre,  

Located amongst a variety of well-known tourist attractions, boutiques and restaurants, Thambili Island @ Stubbs is ideal for guests wanting to discover Colombo and its surroundings. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access throughout the property.

$17
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Metro Port City Hotel
Metro Port City Hotel
7.6 Good
108 Kathiresan Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1.4 km from city centre,  

Conveniently situated, Metro Port City Hotel allows for easy access to Colombo's best hot spots. It also offers a 24-hour reception, a concierge and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$17
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Metro City Hotel
Metro City Hotel
6.7 Good
122, Justice Akbar Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1.1 km from city centre,  

Situated within walking distance of Fort Railway Station, this comfortable bed and breakfast is a convenient base for those wanting to explore Colombo and its surrounds. It is ideally located in the city centre.

$21
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Hotel prices in Colombo

2 stars and under
Star Anise Boutique Capsules
#1 most popular

Star Anise Boutique Capsules

15-1/1, Mudalige Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka

8.4 Excellent
$109

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Cityrest Fort
#2 most popular

Cityrest Fort

46 Hospital Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka

8.2 Excellent
$13

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Clock Inn Colombo
Best value

Clock Inn Colombo

457 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

7.9 Good
$10

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3 stars
Pearl Grand Hotel
#1 most popular

Pearl Grand Hotel

No 9, Edward Lane, Colombo, Sri Lanka

9.2 Excellent
$237

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Cinnamon Red Colombo
#2 most popular

Cinnamon Red Colombo

59, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka

8.8 Excellent
$67

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Metro City Hotel
Best value

Metro City Hotel

122, Justice Akbar Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka

6.7 Good
$21

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4 stars +
Taj Samudra
#1 most popular

Taj Samudra

25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

8.7 Excellent
$125

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Mövenpick Hotel Colombo
#2 most popular

Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

24 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka

8.5 Excellent
$104

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Best value

Marino Beach Colombo

590 Marine Drive, Colombo, Sri Lanka

9.1 Excellent
$68

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Where to stay in Colombo

About Colombo

Hugging the Indian Ocean, Colombo is a sprawling city that combines colonial architecture and glistening high rises with beaches, canals and a central lake. The city’s contrasting personalities provide a range of street markets, laid-back seafood restaurants, all-night casinos and treasured religious structures.

Things to do

Colombo lures you in with its seaside promenade Galle Face Green. This five-hectare urban park is filled with locals flying kites and selling shrimp fritters and fresh lime juice from food stalls. Stroll over to Fort, a historic neighbourhood with the towering Old Colombo Lighthouse, 17th-century Dutch Hospital and other colonial buildings.

Looking for an authentic shopping experience? Head over to Pettah Floating Market, which has 92 stalls selling food, clothing, handicrafts, electronics and other goods from boats. Prepare for even more local produce and fruit at Manning Market or visit Viharamahadevi Park on Sunday to browse local artwork for sale.

Some of Colombo’s best seafood restaurants, such as Sea Spray Restaurant and Ministry of Crab, are located along Galle Face Beach and Mt Lavinia Beach. However, you can also find street-side stalls, friendly cafes and fine-dining restaurants within the city centre. If you feel like a snack, try kothurotti, a local delicacy of rotti blended with meat, eggs, tomatoes and green chillies.

LeisureWorld Water Park is about 35 kilometres from the city centre, but this popular amusement park is worth the drive with its lazy river, racing water slides, wave pool and thrill rides. Combine fun with learning at the Museum of Traditional Puppet Art, where you can watch puppet performances and see traditional Sri Lankan puppets.

Getting around

There are numerous transport options in Colombo, but the tuk-tuks are typically the most convenient and quickest. Local buses service many neighbourhoods, while trains and long-distance buses can take you to nearby cities. Uber and taxis are more popular at night and early in the morning.

Colombo travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Colombo?

    Taj Samudra (8.8/10 from 499 reviews), Marino Beach Colombo (9.1/10 from 5,882 reviews), and Mövenpick Hotel Colombo (8.5/10 from 687 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Colombo.

  • What is a good hotel near Pettah Market?

    Taj Samudra is a popular hotel near Pettah Market that is highly recommended, with a score of 8.8 across 499 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Colombo near Jami Ul Alfar Mosque?

    Taj Samudra is a hotel near Jami Ul Alfar Mosque that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.8 from 499 reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Fort Railway Station?

    If you’re planning to stay near Fort Railway Station, you should consider Taj Samudra, which has a score of 8.8 from 499 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Colombo cost?

    The average price of a hotel in Colombo is $143 per night, based on the last 3 days’ data. The average price of a 4-star hotel in Colombo around is $104 per night, whereas for a 5-star hotel it’s $143 per night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Colombo?

    Prices for Colombo hotels have been found for as low as $8/night over the last 3 days.

  • What is the best place in Colombo for bars and restaurants?

    Colombo is a city that serves quality seafood straight from the Indian Ocean and nearby lakes. On Galle Main Road, you will find Floatz Pub, a popular place for seafood and drinks. If you want some Irish dishes, visit the Irish Bar & Grill, a popular destination for tourists looking for a roasted steak, beer and cocktails. Lovers of Chinese are also not left out when in Colombo. The city has the Chinese Dragon Cafe Bambalapitiya, on Milagiriya Ave, which serves a common Chinese and chef's-special menu. Hotel Drift BnB Colombo and the Hotel Mandarina Colombo are some of the hotels in Colombo located on streets with popular bars and restaurants. If you prefer accommodation in Colombo with an onsite bistro restaurant, consider the Galle Face Hotel, amongst others.

  • What is the best place for a family holiday in Colombo?

    Colombo is seen as one of the family-friendly places for holiday. If your family wants things to see in Colombo during the evening, take them to Mawatha for a night of enlightenment at the Sri Lanka Planetarium. The planetarium is one of the favourite destinations for tourists with children visiting the city. You can also treat your family to a day of fun at the Excel World Entertainment Park. The park has rides, video games, a bowling arena and a section for laser tag. Should you prefer to visit a place near the beach when the weather is hot, take a tour to Crow Island Beach Park. Where you prefer Colombo accommodation with indoor activities for fun, Colombo Court Hotel & Spa is one of the ideal hotels. If you are looking for Colombo hotels located in family-friendly neighbourhoods, consider Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo or Ellen's Place.

  • What are the best things to do and see in Colombo?

    Colombo Sri Lanka is a place for all sorts of fun-geared activities for tourists visiting the city any time of the year. Visitors coming to the country in summer have an added advantage for experiencing the outdoor fun of Colombo. One of the places popular for outdoor activities is Viharamahadevi Park. The park has spacious trails for all sorts of physical activities. If you are interested in bicycle riding or hiking around, Viharamahedevi is the place to be. Where the beach is your favourite destination, Crow Island Beach Park awaits. You can go boat riding or take a walk along the shores as you enjoy the scenery. How about a little history? The city has several museums that will shed light on the history and culture of the locals. The Earl’s Red Colombo Hotel and Metro Port City Hotel are Colombo hotels found near popular tourist sites.

  • What are the best places to stay for history and culture?

    Colombo is a popular historical city in Sri Lanka. The city has several museums and temples that capture the history and culture of the people of Sri Lanka. If you want to learn about the culture and traditions of the locals in Colombo, go to the Gangaramaya Temple. The temple has artifacts depicting the traditions of the locals. The temple is also an educational centre, serving locals and tourists to learn more about Sri Lanka. You can also visit the Colombo National Museum, which has historical artifacts for your perusal. The beaches in Colombo are also one of the places where you can learn about the marine culture of the locals, including the locals' ways of fishing. Hotels in Colombo closer to the city’s historical sites include Metro Port City Hotel and the Supun Arcade Residency, amongst others.