10 Hotels With A Sea View In Colombo, Sri Lanka - Updated 2022


Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), and a busy port. The city has a mixed architecture, with influence from its Portuguese, British and Dutch rule. The streets reveal a mixture of modern, high-rise buildings and attractive colonial buildings from the past. Of interest to visit is the Viharamahadevi Park, perfect for a stroll in the fresh air, and where a giant Buddha can be seen. Enjoy the fresh air at the Galle Face Green, a park stretching along the beachfront. Learn more about Sri Lankan history at the Colombo National Museum, or the Colombo Dutch Museum, with exhibits and photos relating to the city’s past. For your stay in the city, browse a selection of hotels with sea view in Colombo, listed below.

1. Shangri-La Hotel Colombo (from USD 185)

Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo is a 5-star hotel right in the center of the entertainment and business district. The guestrooms feature beautiful views over the Indian Ocean, cityscape or Beira Lake. There are six restaurants and bars in the hotel, catering for every taste. Enjoy drinks at The Pool Bar, drinking in the views over the ocean while enjoying light refreshments. Head to Shang Palace to enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine, or dine at the Capital Bar & Grill on seafood grills and steaks. The hotel also offers Chi, a spa, a pool overlooking the ocean and a health club.

Shangri-La Colombo

Wifi Available

Address: 1 Galle Face, Colombo 02
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms

2. Yoho Hotel Sunshine (from USD 20)

Yoho Hotel Sunshine is a short walk away from the Bambalapitiya Railway Station and is a 2.4km (1.5 miles) drive from the Sri Lanka National Museum. The hotel features a restaurant and 24-hour front desk. Room service and packed lunches are available. There is a shared lounge and terrace for relaxation and free parking is offered. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, a minibar, and seating area and a balcony offer sea and city views. En-suite bathrooms feature free toiletries and a bathrobe.

Hotel Sunshine

Wifi Available

Address: No, 5A, Shrubbery Garden
Accommodates: 2

Parking Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

3. OZO Colombo (from USD 63)

OZO Colombo is located in the center of Colombo, just a nine-minute walk away from the beach and conveniently placed for the Bambalapitiya Railway Station. The hotel has an outdoor, rooftop pool with ocean views. The buffet restaurant serves daily meals. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Some rooms offer sea views and all come with air-conditioning and a minibar. En-suite bathrooms offer a hairdryer and bath amenities. Room service and packed lunches are available for guests.

Radisson Hotel Colombo

Wifi Available

Address: 36-38 Clifford Place, Colpetty, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10350
Accommodates: 3

4. The Kingsbury (from USD 94)

The Kingsbury is a 5-star hotel with spectacular views over the Galle Face Green and Colombo Harbour. The outdoor pool also overlooks the ocean. The Kingsbury is located in central Colombo, a short walk away from the harbor and the World Trade Center. Bandaranaike International Airport can be reached in a 33km (20 miles) drive. The hotel offers a 24-hour butler service, a spa, and a fitness center. The hotel’s restaurant offers a selection of cuisine including Chinese, Japanese, Western and South East Asian. Rooms at the hotel are spacious and elegant, offering large windows with views over the harbor and Galle Face Green. The rooms feature a minibar, cable TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The en-suite marble bathrooms feature Bulgari amenities.

The Kingsbury Colombo

Wifi Available

Address: No 48 Janadhipathi Mawatha
Accommodates: 3

5. dwell (from USD 46)

Dwell is a 4-star hotel in the center of Colombo, a short walk away from the US Embassy and the beach. The hotel is a 29km (18 miles) drive away from Bandaranaike International Airport. The property offers an outdoor swimming pool and a buffet breakfast is served each morning. There is also a restaurant at dwell serving European cuisine. Guests can keep up with their exercise regime at the hotel’s fitness center. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV and a fridge.

Wonder Hotel Colombo

Wifi Available

Address: No. 213, Galle Road
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

6. Galle Face Hotel Colombo (from USD 94)

Galle Face Hotel is located in central Colombo, a one-minute walk away from the beach and has a saltwater pool where guests can relax on sun loungers, gazing at the Indian Ocean. The Odel Shopping Mall is a 15-minute drive away. The colonial-style hotel was built in 1864 and retains its elegance to this day. Enjoy the amenities at the hotel’s relaxing spa or work out in the fitness center. The hotel also features a business center for those visiting Colombo on business. The hotel’s two restaurants serve a variety of international and local dishes and there is a bar for socializing. Guest rooms have wooden flooring and most offer views the Galle Face Green, Indian Ocean or the city. All rooms have a TV, minibar, personal safe and en-suite bathroom.

Galle Face Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 2, Galle Road
Accommodates: 6

7. Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo (from USD 21)

Ceylon City House is located a 20-minute stroll away from the beach and in the heart of the city. The Bambalapitiya Railway Station is a short walk away. The hotel features beautiful views over the Indian Ocean. Colombo Beach is a 10-minute walk away. Bandaranaike International Airport is a 32-km (20-miles) drive away from the hotel. The hotel’s buffet restaurant serves a range of Indian, Sri Lankan and Western cuisines, which can be enjoyed with a sea view. The 24-hour desk provides tour and car rental assistance and airport transfers. The air-conditioned guest rooms feature a seating area and TV with cable channels. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided and the bathrooms are en-suite. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.

Ceylon City Hotel,Colombo

Wifi Available

Address: 11, Upatissa Road, Colombo 04
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Business centre

8. The Ocean Colombo (from USD 49)

The Ocean Colombo is located right on Marine Drive and sports spectacular sea views from every room. Majestic Shopping Mall and MGM Casino are both a short walk away and the Sri Lanka National Museum is 2.8km (just under a mile) from The Ocean Colombo. The hotel’s restaurant overlooks the Indian Ocean and serves a tasty selection of Sri Lanka cuisine. Room service is also available. Free parking and Wi-Fi are available to guests. Each room is tastefully furnished with air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a seating area. Each en-suite bathroom has a shower, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries. The 24-hour front desk offers laundry and car rental services and luggage storage facilities.

The Ocean Colombo

Wifi Available

Address: No 40, Melbourne Avenue, On Marine Drive, Colombo 4
Accommodates: 4

9. Coral Breeze Colombo (from USD 4750)

Coral Breeze Colombo is located just a 12-minute walk away from the beach and a short distance from the Sri Lanka National Museum and the Bambalapitiya Railway Station. The property offers a 24-hour front desk and free parking. Barbecue facilities are provided. Free Wi-Fi is offered in all public areas of the hotel. Rooms feature air-conditioning, a seating area with a comfortable sofa and flat-screen satellite TV. En-suite bathrooms have a shower and hairdryer. Guests can order packed lunches and room service is also available.

Coral Breeze Colombo

Address: Marine Drive , Colpetty, Colombo 3

Family rooms Contactless check-in/check-out Express check-in/check-out CCTV in common areas Currency exchange Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Dry cleaning All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized

10. Lazaani Hotel & Restaurant (from USD 59)

Lazaani Hotel & Restaurant is located across the street from Colombo Beach and offers impressive sea and city views. Galle Face Green, Colombo National Museum, and Independence Square are all a 20-minute drive away from the hotel. Bandaranaike International Airport is a 45-minute drive away from the hotel. Enjoy Sri Lankan cuisine and Western dishes at the Sea Breeze Restaurant. Barbecue facilities are available to guests on request and at an additional charge. Rooms feature air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a minibar. Some of the rooms have seating areas and balconies with a sea view. All have an en-suite bathroom with a shower.

Life at the beach in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Enjoy exploring the city, visiting the many museums, or relax on the beach while staying in hotels with sea view in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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