Top 20 Hotels in Colombo.

Top 20 Hotels in Colombo.

In case you are traveling Sri Lanka, you cannot abandon the commercial city of this country. Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka and is the heart of the country it attracts lots of visitors. Colombo has some of the unique sightseeings.

With the opening of Lotus Tower, Colombo is expected to gain more travelers. Nonetheless, Colombo has a lot of hotels, homestays, and villas that you can stay during your trip. With lots of options still you can get confused, therefore I am listing out the top 101 hotels in Colombo.

This includes budget hotels in Colombo, 3-star hotels in Colombo, 4 star, and luxurious 5-star hotels in Colombo.

NOTE: I have numbered the hotels but it isn’t for ranking of the hotels. This is just more of a numbered system, hotels are ordered randomly.

1 – Marino Beach Colombo

Marino Beach is a fascinating hotel situated in the heart of Colombo. Located just on the beach you can expect good sea view rooms from Marino Beach. Marino has a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool (infinity), a fitness center and a bar in Colombo.

The views are just fine and the hotel itself has 300+ rooms to suit your travel needs. Marino Beach is a good hotel option in Colombo, whether your travel is for business for pleasure. You can consider this hotel as a luxury stay in Colombo.

2- Shangri-La Hotel Colombo

The Shangri-la group of hotels has lots of hotels all around the world. They were smart enough to invest in Sri Lanka because of the rate of increase in tourism. Shangri-La Hotel is located just in front of Galle Face Green hence has a perfect beach view in their rooms.

Shangri-la Colombo has 541 rooms, 41 being serviced apartments, in its inventory to suit your travel needs in Colombo. It also has the largest even space in Colombo. You can consider Shangri-La as a luxury hotel in Colombo.

3- Cinnamon Red Colombo

Cinnamon group of hotels has its properties all around Sri Lanka, serving the best. Cinnamon Red offers a modern and comfortable stay in Colombo. Despite being on a little bit budget side than the rest, Cinnamon Red features an infinity pool.

Cinnamon Red holds 8.8 fabulous ratings in Booking. Located in Kollupitya, the views are just ok. You can consider Cinnamon red as a more of a 3 star plus stay in Colombo.

4- Fairway Colombo

Fairway Colombo is located in Colombo, 700 meters from Khan Clock Tower and 2.4 km from U.S. Embassy. Fairway Colombo is rated 8.6 fabulous in Booking and is a 4-star hotel in Colombo. Fairway Colombo has around 190 rooms, rooftop bar and bistro, and gym.

There is no swimming pool present here, if you are looking for one this isn’t the one. You can expect a decent view and good overall customer service.

5- Movenpick Hotel Colombo

Famous vlogger, Harald Baldr stayed here. He enjoyed the view and the restaurant which offered him tasty food. Movenpick hotel is more on the side of luxury stay but offers decent value for money. Movenpick Hotel Colombo is located in the central business and shopping district off Galle Road and is just 35 minutes from the airport.

Movenpick hotel offers up to 219 rooms for your stay in Colombo. If you are looking for a good hotel in Colombo, Movenpick is a good choice to consider. Not to mention, it has a stunning rooftop infinity pool.

6- Mandarina Colombo

Mandarina is a 4-star hotel in Colombo rated has 8.4 ratings in Booking. Every guest can find an abundance of business centers, healthcare centers, restaurants and entertainment venues within an easy and convenient distance from the hotel.

Mandarina Colombo also has an infinity pool which is an added benefit. Mandarina Colombo has overall good and friendly staff and successfully has a good name. Consider this as a not so luxury not so costly hotel in Colombo for your stay.

7- Ozo Colombo

OZO Colombo is centrally located close to Bambalapitiya Railway Station. Ozo Colombo is situated in front of the Indian ocean resulting in good ocean view rooms.

Ozo has 8.4 ratings in booking with lots of reviews mentioning the view and customer service as fabulous. Ozo Colombo is a kind of luxury stay in Colombo but it has room categories that will give you options.

8- Taj Samudra

Taj Samudra hotel in Colombo faces the historic Galle Face Green. Thus, it has an excellent ocean view making it one of the famous hotels in Colombo. Taj Samudra has around 300 rooms accommodating visitors all around the globe.

Taj Samudra is a luxury five-star hotel with a Swimming pool also featuring 11 Acres of Lush Gardens. If you are looking for a good 5-star hotel in Colombo, Taj might be the move.

9- Cinnamon Lakeside

Another Cinnamon hotel to take the place is Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo. Cinnamon Lakeside is located along the banks of Beira Lake in Colombo, 10 minutes’ drive from Crescat Boulevard shopping mall.

It is one of the hotels which incurred damage in Easter bombings but later fully recovered within weeks. Coming from Cinnamon, this hotel is a luxurious option to stay. Cinnamon Lakeside has a swimming pool and is rated 8.5 on the Booking.

10 – The Galadari Hotel

Hotel Galadari is close to Galle Face Green, hence has a good view of the Indian Ocean. Galadari is a well-known hotel in Colombo, which attracts more middle east travelers. Galadari opened its door back in 1984.

Galadari is a 5-star hotel with a 7.0 Good rating in Booking. Galadari is just below luxury.

11 – Galle Face Hotel

This iconic and colonial-style hotel was built in 1864 and it is rated as a 4-star hotel. Galle Face Hotel, as the name suggests, is situated very closely to Galle Face Green with a stunning sea view. They claim “No visit to Sri Lanka is complete without staying at this majestic hotel, built-in 1864 and recently restored to its former glory”.

Galle Face Hotel is rated 8.9 on Booking which is overwhelming.

12 – Great Southern Hotel (GSH)

GSH is a 3-star hotel in Colombo. Located in Galle Road it is just 10 minutes away from the city. Where there is nothing more interesting here, you can get a good night’s stay for the best rate possible.

The staff here is very friendly and helpful. View available is a city view or else sea-side rooms. If you are looking for a budget hotel in Colombo go for GSH.

13 – Hotel Fairview

People mistake this with Fairway, but this is Fairview. Fairview has 8.6 ratings on Booking and the hotel is considered as a 3-star hotel. Fairview belongs to the Tangerine group of hotels.

Fairview is located in Wellawatte, therefore, the beach is nearby. There is no swimming pool and if you are looking for a cheap hotel in Colombo this might be the move.

14 – The Kingsbury

Kingsbury is located between Galle Face Green, the World Trade Centre, and the Dutch Hospital Precinct. Kingsbury is on the luxury side and it is rated as 5 star hotel with 8.6 ratings on Booking.

Kingsbury does have a good swimming pool along with an ocean view. Highly recommended for someone who likes to stay luxury.

15 – Cinnamon Grand

This is the third hotel in this list coming from the Cinnamon group of hotels. Cinnamon Grand is a luxurious 5 Star City Hotel located in the center of Colombo and the heart of tourist and commercial hubs like the World Trade Centre, National Museum and Iconic temples.

Cinnamon Grand has a rating of very good 8.4 in Booking. Cinnamon Grand does feature a Swimming pool in case you are looking for that.

16 – The Steuart by Citrus

The Steuart by Citrus is a 3 star plus decent hotel in Colombo. The old ‘Steuart House’, a colonial building in Colombo 01 that housed the head-quarters of George Steuart & Co. Ltd, the country’s oldest mercantile institution, was transformed into a boutique business hotel in July 2015.

While there is no swimming pool here, you can expect city view rooms for fair rates. The view includes the iconic view of the new Lotus Tower.

17 – Jetwing Colombo Seven

Jetwing 7 comes from Jetwing Group of Hotels which has its properties all around Sri Lanka. Jetwing Colombo Seven has one of the finest infinity pools on the rooftop.

Overall decent and a kind of luxury stay you can expect from Jetwing Seven.

18 – Earl’s Red

Earls Red is situated close to R Premadasa Stadium and is considered as a 3-star hotel in Colombo. It has good 7.7 ratings on Booking and it is one of their top picks.

They serve American breakfast, don’t expect a Swimming pool though. Earl’s Red is on the value for money category.

19 – Paradise Road Tintagel

Paradise Road Tintagel is a unique and private hotel, situated in the heart of Colombo’s most elite neighborhood. A former colonial residence, Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo features boutique-style suites.

Tintagel is a luxury stay option as it is also rated 5 star. It holds a superb 9.2 rating on Booking.

20 – Best Western Elyon

Another 3 star value for money hotel on the list. There is nothing mind-blowing to mention, the hotel has a 7.5 rating on Booking. It also has the advantage of being under the Best Western group of hotels.