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Cinnamon Grand Colombo
8.5 Excellent
77, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1.0 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 603 reviews
8.5

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.

Ekho Safari Tissa
7.2 Good
Kataragama Road, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka
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0.8 mi from city centre, Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka 
GoodBased on 314 reviews
7.2

Conveniently situated and providing an outdoor pool and a sauna, this comfortable hotel is within easy driving distance of Kataragama. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Cape Weligama
9.5 Excellent
Abhimanagama Road 46/38, Nawam Mw, Colombo 2, Weligama, Sri Lanka
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1.7 mi from city centre, Weligama, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 55 reviews
9.5

Boasting a sauna and an infinity pool, Cape Weligama is situated in Weligama and provides comfortable accommodation. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, massage services and a lake.

Amari Galle
8.0 Excellent
523C, Colombo Road, Ginthota, Galle, Sri Lanka
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2.7 mi from city centre, Galle, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 36 reviews
8.0

Amari Galle - Safe & Secure is located in Galle and offers free wireless internet. Guests also have exclusive access to the on-site Breeze Spa and FIT Centre.

Hotel J Negombo
7.3 Good
331/1, Lewis Place, Negombo, Sri Lanka
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2.0 mi from city centre, Negombo, Sri Lanka 
GoodBased on 311 reviews
7.3

The hotel is situated in Negombo and is within a short walk of nearby attractions, such as Negombo Beach Park. It is located a 25-minute drive from Bandaranaike International Airport and an airport shuttle is provided for guests.

Lavanga Resort & Spa
5.5 Okay
Galle Road, Patuwatha, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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1.7 mi from city centre, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka 
OkayBased on 71 reviews
5.5

Conveniently situated and offering a private beach, an outdoor pool and outdoor tennis courts, this comfortable resort is an easy drive from Galle. Guests also have access to complimentary wireless internet and on-site parking.

Galle Face Hotel
8.5 Excellent
2 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.8 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 701 reviews
8.5

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.

Thilanka Hotel
7.5 Good
#. 03, Sangamitta Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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0.8 mi from city centre, Kandy, Sri Lanka 
GoodBased on 217 reviews
7.5

Situated in Kandy, Thilanka Hotel offers modern 4-star accommodation, as well as a swimming pool, an outdoor pool and a sauna. It is ideally located for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

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Cheapest month:August
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Sri Lanka:$94/night
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Most expensive day:Wednesday
$56 - $219
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Top Rated Sri Lanka hotels

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Global Towers Hotel & Apartments
6.3 Good
No.11 Station Avenue, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3.8 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Global Towers Hotel & Apartments is located in Colombo and offers a Jacuzzi and an indoor pool. The multiple amenities this modern property features include valet parking, 24-hour room service and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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The Golden Crown Hotel
8.6 Excellent
No. 322, Udugama Ampitiya, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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2.0 mi from city centre, Kandy, Sri Lanka 

The Golden Crown Hotel provides a contemporary setting when in Kandy. It also features an outdoor pool, a sauna and a Jacuzzi.

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Citrus Waskaduwa
8.0 Excellent
No. 427 Samanthara Road Kuda Waskaduwa, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka
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1.4 mi from city centre, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka 

Situated in Wadduwa, Citrus Waskaduwa is within a 35-minute drive of Ratmalana Airport and offers a private beach, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool. It is moments from the beach and provides comfortable 5-star accommodation.

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Heritance Tea Factory
8.7 Excellent
Kandapola Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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4.3 mi from city centre, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka 

Heritance Tea Factory provides elegant 4-star accommodation in Nuwara Eliya. It has a day spa, as well as free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

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Goldi Sands Hotel
7.8 Good
Ethukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka
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2.7 mi from city centre, Negombo, Sri Lanka 

Situated in Negombo, Goldi Sands Hotel provides cosy 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool, a private beach and a Jacuzzi. It offers ocean views and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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Cinnamon Citadel Kandy
8.3 Excellent
124, Srimath Kuda Ratwatte Mawatha, Kandy, Sri Lanka
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1.1 mi from city centre, Kandy, Sri Lanka 

Cinnamon Citadel Kandy provides modern 4-star accommodation in Kandy. It features a spa and wellness centre, as well as an outdoor pool, valet parking and a kids pool.

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The Kingsbury Colombo
8.4 Excellent
48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.4 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Set in the heart of Colombo, this hotel features an on-site casino as well as an infinity pool. There is also a gym with an infinity pool.

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

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. There is also a gym with a swimming pool.

Cheapest hotels in Sri Lanka, Asia

New Sanmi Resort
7.9 Good
No 379/5a, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8.9 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

New Sanmi Resort is located in Athurugiriya and features free Wi-Fi. It also offers room service, a shared kitchen and a 24-hour reception.

$8
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Natures Bliss Holidays
7.6 Good
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7.2 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Natures Bliss Holidays provides a comfortable setting while in Wattala. It also features an outdoor pool, a bowling alley and free Wi-Fi.

$12
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Hotel senora kataragama
10.0 Excellent
No. 121 Pussadewa Mawatha, Kataragama, Sri Lanka
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0.8 mi from city centre, Kataragama, Sri Lanka 

Hotel Senora is located in Kataragama and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides a 24-hour reception, bicycle rental and luggage storage.

$12
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Juliana Hotel Colombo
4.8 Okay
316, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1.6 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Juliana Hotel Colombo provides a comfortable setting when in Colombo. Those staying at the property can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi.

$14
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City Resort
7.4 Good
242 National Housing., Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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1.0 mi from city centre, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka 

Located in Anuradhapura, City Resort is within a 10-minute drive of SLAF Anuradhapura and offers free Wi-Fi. It also features valet parking, massage services and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$16
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Green Grass
6.4 Good
No. 33, Aaseervatham Ln., Hospital Rd, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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1.0 mi from city centre, Jaffna, Sri Lanka 

Offering a restaurant, bar and outdoor pool, Green Grass Hotel & Restaurant is only a five-minute stroll from Jaffna Railway Station. Guests can also enjoy free wireless internet.

$17
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Livinya Holiday Resort
8.2 Excellent
17 Sellakataragama Road, Kataragama, Sri Lanka
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0.5 mi from city centre, Kataragama, Sri Lanka 

Livinya Holiday Resort is located in Kataragama and features free Wi-Fi. It offers room service and an outdoor pool, and is a short walk from Kataragama Temple.

$21
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Grand Oriental Hotel
7.1 Good
02, York Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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0.4 mi from city centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Colombo. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, valet parking and free Wi-Fi.

$28
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Where to stay in Sri Lanka

About Sri Lanka

Known as the Teardrop of India, Sri Lanka enchants visitors with its palm-fringed beaches, lush tea plantations and heart-warming hospitality. The country is surprisingly compact, making it easy to hop between national parks, barefoot beach towns and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Things to do in Sri Lanka

Formerly known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka produces some of the finest tea in the world. Wandering through the emerald green tea plantations of Ella and Nuwara Eliya, you’ll be retracing the footsteps of pioneers such as Thomas Lipton.

Sri Lanka is home to a cast of tooth-and-claw wildlife, including its very own subspecies of leopard. Yala National Park promises some of the best wildlife spotting opportunities in the country, with the chance to spot elephants, crocodiles, sloth bears and of course, big cats. Sri Lanka is also one of the only places in the world you can spot blue whales.

If you’re dreaming of golden sand and palm-fringed beaches, you’ve come to the right place. Learn to surf in Unawatuna, sip cocktails in Mirissa and head north for laid-back vibes in Trincomalee. Don’t forget to stay hydrated with a freshly cut coconut.

The food in Sri Lanka is incredible, with locals taking immense pride in their local dishes. From homemade roti bread loaded with coconut sambol, Sri Lanka is guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds.

Sri Lanka packs more than 2,000 years of history into its tiny footprint. There are multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites to discover, including the ancient city of Sigiriya and the charm-soaked colonial fortress of Galle.

Getting around Sri Lanka

Colombo International Airport is the first point of call for most travellers visiting Sri Lanka. In the city, tuk-tuks are generally the fastest and cheapest way to get around, while taxis, rideshare services and private drivers are also available. Trains are a quintessential way to travel in Sri Lanka, including world-renowned routes such as Ella to Kandy.

Facts about staying in Sri Lanka

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

    If you’re looking for fine dining and nightlife in Sri Lanka, make the island nation’s vibrant capital, Colombo, your first stop. Many Colombo hotels feature bars, restaurants and lounges, making it easy to enjoy some nightlife just a few steps away from your comfortable hotel room. For example, the Colombo Court Hotel & Spa is home to the Loft Lounge Bar. This industrial-chic rooftop bar offers stunning views of the city, perched atop the hotel. Those keen to venture outside of the capital may appreciate the laid-back charm of Hiriketiya. This surf town surrounded by nature is so small that it’s generally considered a part of Dickwella. However, it also offers some of Sri Lanka’s finest meals and unique cocktails, which is why it’s increasingly becoming known as its own little slice of paradise. Hotels like Sea Port Hiriketiya and Salt House will place you within walking distance of Hiriketiya’s award-winning Smoke n’ Bitters and other popular bars and restaurants.

  • What is the best place for a family vacation in Sri Lanka?

    For families with kids, there’s an endless list of things to do in Sri Lanka. Animal lovers may wish to add the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage to their itinerary. Here, you can see baby elephants bathing and playing in the river. Pinnewala is also a wonderful spot for a family picnic. A stay at the Hotel Elephant Park will place you right on the river with views of the elephants. For an authentic cultural experience, it’s also worth taking the family on a tour of a traditional village like Dambana. Here, you can discover what jungle living is all about and taste the staple foods of the Vedda people. Dambana is nestled in the Maduru Oya National Park, so it’s worth exploring the nature reserve and the Maduru Oya Ancient Sluice while there. Staying at local Sri Lankan hotels like Explorer By Eco Team will give you plenty of time to enjoy the region.

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

    The Yala National Park Safari is a great place to get a taste of Sri Lanka’s wildlife, allowing visitors to catch a glimpse of elephants, aquatic birds, leopards, and more. You can opt for local Sri Lankan accommodation within the national park, like Cinnamon Wild Yala, or stay in nearby Kirinda, close to the beach and safari park. You can enjoy some of the most breathtaking things in Sri Lanka, from the comfort of a carriage on the Kandy to Ella Train. This rail journey takes you through the heart of the island nation, and you can board in the nation’s capital, Colombo. There are plenty of stops along the way, allowing you to explore tea plantations, waterfalls, and Hill Country villages like Haputale. Once you step off the train in Ella, it’s worth soaking up the relaxing atmosphere of this hill town with a stay at a hotel with stunning natural views, like the Ella’s Edge Resort.

  • Where are the best places to stay for surfing in Sri Lanka?

    Sri Lanka is famous for its surf, and the beauty of this island nation is that it has beaches suitable for all skill levels. Keep in mind that the time of year will dictate where the best surf is. If you’re off on a summer adventure between November and March, spots on the southwest coast like Mirissa and Weligama generally offer good surfing conditions. If you’re travelling between April and October, spots on the southeast coast like Arugam Bay, Crocodile Rock, and the more secluded Okanda are the places to go for quality surf. From the Arugam Bay Resort to the Villa Atulya at Ocean’s Edge in Mirissa, you’ll find plenty of hotels in Sri Lanka placing you right on the beach, just steps away from the surf.

  • Where is the best place to stay in Sri Lanka?

    Users favor staying in areas such as Colombo, Kandy, and Nuwara Eliya. Consider these locations when searching for your desired stay.

  • What are the best hotels in Sri Lanka?

    The Kingsbury Colombo is a very popular hotel in Sri Lanka with a score of 8.4 from 736 reviews. Cinnamon Grand Colombo (8.5 from 604 reviews) and Mandarina Colombo (8.1 from 680 reviews) are also highly rated Sri Lanka hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.