Hotels in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

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Ratnapura, Sri Lanka
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Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Friday
$9 - $19
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Cheapest hotels in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

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Where to stay in Ratnapura

About Ratnapura

Ratnapura is a bustling city surrounded by emerald-green tea plantations and jungle-covered mountains. The city has a long history of gemstone trading and is filled with shops selling shimmering rubies, garnets and sapphires. Day trips outside the city take you to cascading waterfalls, hidden cave temples and one of the most important Hindu pilgrim sites in Sri Lanka.

Things to do in Ratnapura

Ratnapura is brimming with restaurants where you can enjoy mouth-watering Sri Lankan cuisine. For breakfast, fill up on crispy “hoper” pancakes topped with sweet onion chutney and creamy dahl. Dinner often features multiple curries made with eggplant, green beans, pumpkin and other local vegetables. “Jaggery” candy made from palm sugar is a great pick-me-up.

Strolling around the city centre, you’ll be dazzled by stores selling precious gemstones. Jewellery featuring cobalt-blue Sri Lankan sapphires is the perfect souvenir. Visit the Gemmological Museum to find out more about the history of gemstone mining in Ratnapura. It’s also possible to organise guided tours of local gem mines.

For many travellers, Ratnapura is a launchpad to Adam’s Peak, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Sri Lanka. A steep staircase winds up the conical-shaped mountain, which soars more than 2,200 metres above sea level. Pilgrims traditionally climb in the dark to enjoy spectacular sunrises from the summit.

A short drive out the city, Katugas Falls cascades six metres down a rocky ravine. At the foot of the falls is a natural pool surrounded by lush greenery. Enjoy a picnic on the rocks and cool off in the water.

Getting around Ratnapura

Autorickshaws are a fast and affordable way to get around Ratnapura while taxis are a comfortable alternative. Hiring a driver for the day is a good way to explore surrounding sights and attractions. Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo is a 2.5-hour drive away.

Facts about staying in Ratnapura

  • What are the best hotels in Ratnapura?

    Summer Ridge - Homestay is a very popular hotel in Ratnapura with a score of 9.6 from 18 reviews. Kethumathee Hotel & Banquet (8.5 from 13 reviews) and Discovery Resort and Restaurant (7.6 from 10 reviews) are also highly rated Ratnapura hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • How much do hotels in Ratnapura cost?

    The average price of a hotel in Ratnapura is $40 per night, based on the last 3 days’ data. The average price of a 4-star hotel in Ratnapura around is $87 per night, whereas for a 5-star hotel it’s $15 per night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Ratnapura?

    Prices for Ratnapura hotels have been found for as low as $7/night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hotel in Ratnapura tonight?

    Ratnapura hotels start at $7 for tonight; however accommodations will average about $40. Many 4-star stays can be found in Ratnapura tonight, with prices starting at $87. These prices were found on HotelsCombined within the last 72 hours.

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