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Skylounge Apartment 2 Colombo
Skylounge Apartment 2 Colombo
8.6 Excellent
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1.1 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 131 reviews
8.6

SkyLounge Apartment 2 Colombo offers a comfortable setting when in Colombo. It is conveniently located in the city centre.

Cinnamon Grand Colombo
Cinnamon Grand Colombo
8.6 Excellent
77, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1.0 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 797 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 a rooftop terrace.

Galle Face Hotel
Galle Face Hotel
8.9 Excellent
2 Galle road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.8 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 1,178 reviews
8.9

Galle Face Hotel is ideally positioned in Colombo, and provides a private beach, a swimming pool and a saltwater swimming pool. It has a fitness centre, as well as a sauna, a coffee bar and a Jacuzzi.

Metro Port City Hotel
Metro Port City Hotel
7.5 Good
108 Kathiresan Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.8 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
GoodBased on 502 reviews
7.5

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

Zylan Luxury Villa
Zylan Luxury Villa
8.5 Excellent
115, Rosmead Place, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2.2 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 85 reviews
8.5

Situated in Colombo, this 4-star property is stylish and charming. It also offers an outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi and a coffee bar.

Metro City Hotel
Metro City Hotel
6.2 Good
122, Justice Akbar Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.7 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
GoodBased on 179 reviews
6.2

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.

Earl's Red Colombo
Earl's Red Colombo
7.5 Good
266, Doctor Danister De Silva Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2.1 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
GoodBased on 521 reviews
7.5

Strategically located in the centre of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Colombo. It also offers free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and a laundry service.

Cinnamon Lakeside
Cinnamon Lakeside
8.6 Excellent
115, C. A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.2 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 474 reviews
8.6

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Colombo. It also offers a Jacuzzi, free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace.

Unique Towers Luxury Boutique Suites
Unique Towers Luxury Boutique Suites
9.0 Excellent
No. 30, Hyde Park Corner, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1.3 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 147 reviews
9.0

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 4-star property makes for an ideal base in Colombo. Apartments are air conditioned and a Wi-Fi connection is provided free of charge.

Hilton Colombo Residences
Hilton Colombo Residences
8.6 Excellent
200 Union Place, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1.0 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 160 reviews
8.6

Conveniently positioned, Hilton Colombo Residence offers easy access to Colombo's popular sightseeing areas. It also provides a Jacuzzi, an outdoor pool and outdoor tennis courts.

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Cheapest month:March
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Average price in Colombo City Centre:$85/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$15/night
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Most expensive day:Monday
$15 - $188
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$53 - $53
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Cinnamon Grand Colombo
Cinnamon Grand Colombo
8.6 Excellent
77, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1.0 mi from city centre, Colombo 

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 a rooftop terrace.

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Cinnamon Lakeside
Cinnamon Lakeside
8.6 Excellent
115, C. A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.2 mi from city centre, Colombo 

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Colombo. It also offers a Jacuzzi, free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace.

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Taru Villas-Lake Lodge
Taru Villas-Lake Lodge
9.1 Excellent
20, Alvis Terrace, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1.3 mi from city centre, Colombo 

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 4-star guest house makes for an excellent base in Colombo. It also offers a coffee bar, free Wi-Fi and a lake.

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Galle Face Hotel
Galle Face Hotel
8.9 Excellent
2 Galle road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.8 mi from city centre, Colombo 

Galle Face Hotel is ideally positioned in Colombo, and provides a private beach, a swimming pool and a saltwater swimming pool. It has a fitness centre, as well as a sauna, a coffee bar and a Jacuzzi.

5
Cinnamon Red Colombo
Cinnamon Red Colombo
8.8 Excellent
59, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1.5 mi from city centre, Colombo 

Offering a rooftop terrace and an outdoor pool, Cinnamon Red Colombo is situated in Colombo and is a five-minute stroll from Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology and Prime Minister's House. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Taj Samudra
Taj Samudra
8.8 Excellent
25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.6 mi from city centre, Colombo 

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.

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Ramada by Wyndham Colombo
Ramada by Wyndham Colombo
8.0 Excellent
30 Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.7 mi from city centre, Colombo 

Strategically located in the centre of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Colombo. It also features an outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

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Metro City Hotel
Metro City Hotel
6.2 Good
122, Justice Akbar Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.7 mi from city centre, Colombo 

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.

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Miracle City Inn Hostel
Miracle City Inn Hostel
8.7 Excellent
177 R.A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1.2 mi from city centre,  

Located in Colombo, Miracle City Inn Hostel is within easy reach of R. Premadasa Stadium and National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.

$7
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Hostel At Galle Face
Hostel At Galle Face
8.4 Excellent
41 1/1 Galle Face Terrace, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.8 mi from city centre,  

Hostel At Galle Face provides comfortable accommodation in the heart of Colombo. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet in all areas.

$9
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Thilhara Days Inn
Thilhara Days Inn
7.3 Good
No. 75 Union Place, Colombo 2, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.8 mi from city centre,  

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Colombo. Only a short walk from Visumpaya, it provides modern rooms equipped with a private bathroom, free wireless internet access and tea and coffee making facilities.

$15
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City Motel
City Motel
128, Old Moor Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.9 mi from city centre,  

Conveniently situated, City Motel allows for easy access to Colombo's main sightseeing areas. Guests can also enjoy free internet in all areas.

$16
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City hotel
City hotel
7.1 Good
32 Dam Street, 3rd Floor, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.7 mi from city centre,  

Less than a 20-minute walk from Fort Railway Station, City hotel Colombo provides guests with an ideal base while in Colombo. It is conveniently located in the city centre.

$20
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Port View City Hotel
Port View City Hotel
7.4 Good
130, Central Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.8 mi from city centre,  

Located close to Fort Railway Station, this charming bed and breakfast is a convenient base for those wanting to explore Colombo and its surrounds. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

$23
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Earl's Red Colombo
Earl's Red Colombo
7.5 Good
266, Doctor Danister De Silva Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2.1 mi from city centre,  

Strategically located in the centre of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Colombo. It also offers free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and a laundry service.

$26
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Mrs Pepperpots
Mrs Pepperpots
8.0 Excellent
2a R G Senanayake Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2.0 mi from city centre,  

Mrs Pepperpots is situated in Colombo and features complimentary Wi-Fi. It provides a terrace, and is an easy walk from the National Museum of Colombo and Sinhalese Sports Club Ground.

$27
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Hotel prices near Colombo City Centre

2 stars and under

$9 - $20

City hotel

#1 Most popular

City hotel
7.1 Good
$20
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City Motel

#2 Most popular

$16
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Hostel At Galle Face

Best value

$9
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3 stars

$15 - $214

Zylan Luxury Villa

#1 Most popular

Zylan Luxury Villa
8.5 Excellent
$214
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Hotel Nippon Colombo

#2 Most popular

$48
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Thilhara Days Inn

Best value

$15
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4 stars +

$66 - $109

Hilton Colombo Residences

#1 Most popular

$99
Avg. per night
Jetwing Colombo Seven

#2 Most popular

$76
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Ramada by Wyndham Colombo

Best value

$66
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About Colombo City Centre

The city of Colombo is the largest city in Sri Lanka and its commercial and cultural heart, offering visitors an eclectic range of attractions including heritage sites and cultural events. The city centre of Colombo is home to much of what the capital has to offer with an array of interesting museums, galleries and much more available to visitors. A city that has been at the forefront of history for thousands of years, Colombo also has a lot of modern attractions to offer and is a rewarding place to visit for people of all ages.

Many visitors to Colombo city centre will spend a day or two exploring some of the city’s finest historical attractions or wander through its many museums and galleries. The city is at its most beautiful down on the Galle Face Green Promenade along the Indian Ocean, where both locals and visitors gather to enjoy the views. Shopping opportunities in Colombo city centre are also extensive whether it is buying the latest brands or picking up a unique souvenir from a local artisan. Colombo is known for its vast number of street food stalls lining the streets throughout the city, so visitors are never too far away from enjoying a bite to eat.

Colombo is served by Bandaranaike International Airport, also named Colombo International Airport. The Colombo International Airport has two passengers terminals, and getting from the airport into the city centre of Colombo is possible either by public buses or with a licensed airport taxi, although car rental companies are available for those requiring their own vehicle. Getting around Colombo is simple as there are many trishaw and taxi services as well as public bus routes.

The city of Colombo is known to have been inhabited for thousands of years and boasts a rich heritage. Colombo and Sri Lanka as a whole have been under the rule of many different nations over the centuries including the British Empire and Portugal until it gained independence in 1948. The climate in Colombo remains warm year round and typically experiences two rainy seasons between April and May as well as September and November.

Colombo City Centre travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels near Colombo City Centre?

    Hilton Colombo Residences, rated with a score of 8.6 from 160 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels near Colombo City Centre. Other top stays include Jetwing Colombo Seven, with an average rating of 8.8 from 549 reviewers, and City Hotel Colombo 02, with a score of 8.8 from 1,343 reviewers.