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Galle Face Hotel
5 out of 5
2 Galle Road, Colombo
$116
per night
Nov 10 - Nov 11
4.4/5Wonderful! (663 reviews)

"This gem of a hotel made time-travel a reality. The Ceylon is the late 19th/early 20th century is captured here and within the hotel’s walls I was able to really relax and enjoy the climate, food and hospitality of the country. I only wish the owners of the hotel maintained more of the historic accuracy ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Galle Face Hotel
FAIR VIEW HOTEL COLOMBO
3.5 out of 5
27 Ramakrishna Road, Colombo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$41
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.3/5Excellent! (206 reviews)

"Excellent Hotel, this is the fourth time we have stayed and at all times we have had fantastic service. Each staff member provides a service with a smile, they are all very courteous, the place and the rooms are-exceptionally clean. Siva, Roger and Dushan always remember your food and drinks requirements ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019

FAIR VIEW HOTEL COLOMBO
Ramada by Wyndham Colombo
4 out of 5
30 Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mawatha, PO Box 1202, Colombo
$59
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
3.7/5Good! (224 reviews)

"The service was good and the staff were friendly.."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Ramada by Wyndham Colombo
Cinnamon Grand Colombo
5 out of 5
77, Galle Road, Colombo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$110
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.3/5Excellent! (573 reviews)

"The property is quite old but the rooms are spacious and the bed is very comfortable. Gym is well equipped. We have enjoyed the fact that there is a mall next to the hotel where is possible to do some shopping."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Cinnamon Grand Colombo
Ocean Breeze
3 out of 5
6A, 10th Lane, Kollupitiya, Colombo
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3/5 (29 reviews)
Not what we expected

"Bad attitude from crew and not help full at all. Dirty old hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2019

Ocean Breeze
Galadari Hotel
4 out of 5
64, Lotus Road, Colombo
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$72
per night
Oct 21 - Oct 22
3.4/5 (100 reviews)

"Diplomatic suites which is spacious n good sea view from the room"…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019

Galadari Hotel
Ocean Breeze Apartment Colombo
3 out of 5
No.16, Lily Avenue Colombo - 6, Colombo
$59
per night
Oct 28 - Oct 29
4.3/5Excellent! (16 reviews)

"The apartment is walkable distance from the beach and the beach is lovely. The breakfast and tea prepared by Mrs. Ganesh was excellent .The only problem we had was with the plug points to charge our mobiles. Also we suggest some small tables to keep the suitcases in the rooms. Flat s bright and spacious. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2019

Ocean Breeze Apartment Colombo
The Kingsbury Colombo
5 out of 5
48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$99
per night
Oct 29 - Oct 30
4.2/5Excellent! (557 reviews)

"Excellent stay. Good breakfast . Very busy place because of weddings. Would recommend for sure."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

The Kingsbury Colombo
City Breeze By Amaranta
3 out of 5
562, Lower Bagatale Road, Colombo 3, Colombo
$29
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
3.8/5Good! (33 reviews)
Horrible Hotel! Don't stay here!

"This hotel was horrible. When I checked the man at the front deck took me to my room on the second floor, only for the room to already to be occupied. He just went in and I saw luggage sitting on the floor. He was clueless. Had to go back down stairs, finally got a room. With in 5 mins of being in ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

City Breeze By Amaranta
Hilton Colombo
5 out of 5
2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner, Colombo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$116
per night
Nov 1 - Nov 2
4.2/5Very Good! (313 reviews)

"The level of staff attentiveness is brilliant!! Whilst the decor of the rooms is dated, it is very clean and bright."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Hilton Colombo
Sai Sea City Hotel
2.5 out of 5
No 27,40th Lane, Marine Drive, Wellawatte, Colombo
$27
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
3.1/5 (62 reviews)

"Facilities mentioned in booking not available in the room, TV wasn't working, room too small. I booked double bed room but they offered single bed. I am not satisfied with overall"…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2018

Sai Sea City Hotel
Mirage Colombo Hotel
4 out of 5
61,Moor’s Road on Marine Drive, Wellawatta, Colombo, Western
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$49
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
3.6/5Good! (32 reviews)

"The staff was friendly and helpful. They can improve on breakfast"…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Mirage Colombo Hotel
Chapelton House
2.5 out of 5
5A, 1st Chapel Lane, Wellawatte, Colombo
$56
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.6/5Wonderful! (29 reviews)
Simply the best

"The best."…"

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Chapelton House
Best Western Elyon Colombo
4 out of 5
102 A,Kirulapone Avenue,Baseline Road, Colombo 05, Colombo
$49
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
3.8/5Good! (67 reviews)

"It was a decent hotel and well worth the price. However it is well out of central Colombo (but only a cheap Tuk-Tuk ride away, maybe 10 minutes) The rooftop bar is decent, nothing fancy though. All in all, a decent stay for a decent price."…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Best Western Elyon Colombo
Palmyrah Residencies
3 out of 5
22, Palmyrah Avenue, 03, Colombo
$33
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
2.9/5 (11 reviews)
Excellent value.

"I stayed twice at the Palmyrah Residencies. It is wonderfully situated in the centre of Colombo. The staff were very friendly and efficient and the rooms were clean and simple. The rates are excellent, and I'll stay there again."…"

Reviewed on May 8, 2015

Palmyrah Residencies
Rockwell Colombo
3.5 out of 5
14 Cross Road, (Off Ward Place), Colombo
Free Cancellation
$40
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.4/5Excellent! (96 reviews)
A little gem in shopper's paradise

"Stylish, great bathroom and shower, top location (Ward Place/Borella). Their service was the best I've experienced in Sri Lanka sofar: always on the dot, efficient, meals served in style and eager to please their guests. I couldn't stay longer, or else I would have.. I'll be back for sure."…"

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Rockwell Colombo
Unique Towers Luxury Boutique Suites
4 out of 5
No. 30, Hyde Park Corner, Colombo
$66
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.4/5Excellent! (91 reviews)

"Central location, great supetmatket across the street. Lots of places within walking dostance to eat. Hotel caters to arab/muslim guests. They mention a weird policy prohibiting alcohol but I drank in the hotel no problem."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Unique Towers Luxury Boutique Suites
Hilton Colombo Residence
5 out of 5
200 Union Place, Colombo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$115
per night
Nov 1 - Nov 2
4.2/5Very Good! (225 reviews)
SriLanka Vacation

"Had a great stay. Chef Rohan did a great job with breakfast!!!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2019

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Beach Hotels in Colombo

Known for its art galleries and sunsets, Colombo offers a lot for the traveler planning a getaway. This seaside destination has 84 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, so it's easy to find one that works for you.

As you search for a place to stay by the water in Colombo, consider selecting one of these top beach hotels with high ratings from Expedia travelers.

City Breeze By Amaranta - 3-star hotel near Galle Face Beach. It features free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and in-room coffee makers. Guests love the good location and spacious rooms.

Best Western Elyon Colombo - 3.5-star hotel near Mount Lavinia Beach. Our travelers recommend its breakfast and proximity to shopping. This hotel boasts a restaurant, free WiFi, and free parking.

Palmyrah Residencies - 3-star apartment near Galle Face Beach. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and balconies.

Rockwell Colombo - 3.5-star hotel near Galle Face Beach. It features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi. Guests love the good location and breakfast.

Ocean Breeze - 3-star hotel near Galle Face Beach. This hotel boasts free WiFi, free parking, and flat-screen TVs.

Planning Your Trip to Colombo

If weather is an important factor for your vacation, you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide your travel dates.

  • Hottest months: March, April, February, and May, with an average temperature of 89°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and November, with an average temperature of 73°F
  • Driest months: February, March, January, and July, with an average rainfall of 0.15 inches
  • Rainiest months: November, May, June, and October, with an average rainfall of 0.48 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Colombo

After arriving and settling in at your accommodation of choice, you might want to venture out and explore. Beach lovers can head straight to Galle Face Beach or Mount Lavinia Beach for some quality time by the water. Discover the area's art galleries and sunsets, and make time for local attractions like Colombo Town Hall and Viharamahadevi Park. You can also pay a visit to Dewatagaha Mosque or Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre for more to see and do. Visitors also enjoy Colombo for its:
  • Temples
  • Sports
  • Cultural attractions
  • Cafés
  • Festivals
  • Seafood
  • Gardens

Getting Around Colombo

To get to Colombo, you can fly into Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.), the closest major airport, which is located 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city center. To explore the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Colombo Fort Station or Wellawatta Railway Station.

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