11 Best Places To Stay In Colombo, Sri Lanka - Updated 2022

places to stay in colombo

Come to Colombo, which is the largest city of Sri Lanka and the capital of the country. It enjoys a strategic position in the midst of the mighty Indian Ocean and has a big and important harbor. The city has a lot to offer to both visitors as well as locals. Here are some of the best places to stay in Colombo, whether you are visiting the city for business or leisure.

1. Gorgeous and well-equipped six-bedroom villa (from USD 5950)

This stunning beachfront estate at Ani Villas Sri Lanka offers guests eight spacious bedrooms with chic and modern furnishings, ensuite bathrooms with huge bathtubs, as well as a large infinity pool that overlooks the beach. Even though you may be tempted to stay in the villa all day long to unwind and relax, don’t forget to venture beyond the estate to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Galle. Also, don’t miss out on leopard-spotting at the nations game reserves, and tea tasting at the highlands plantations should be on the top of your bucket list too!

ÀNI Sri Lanka

Wifi Available

Address: Kalukatiya Watta, Maliyadda
Accommodates: 30

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre

2. Supun Arcade Residency (from USD 72)

This property in Colombo is located in the strategic location of the city. The Colombo Airport is just 30 km (18.64 mi) from Supun Arcade Residency. The property is situated opposite the Wellawatte Bus station and a ten minute walk from the Wellawatte Railway Station. Other notable tourist attractions like Dehiwala Zoo and Mount Lavinia are about 2 km (1.24 mi) from the hotel.

It offers spacious contemporary apartments with balconies of their own. Take a dip in the rooftop pool that offers splendid glimpses of the sea. Each apartment has a living area, a private dining area, and a kitchen. All the apartments are well-equipped with cable TV connection and a washing room and AC. There are many eateries located in the neighborhood of the apartment where patrons can enjoy the specialties of the locality. If they do not want to eat outside they can cook in the kitchen of their apartment, which is equipped with microwave and oven. The hotel offers complimentary parking space to the guests during their stay. Visitors can also ask for a shuttle service to commute to the airport and laundry services.

Supun Arcade Residency

Wifi Available

Address: 56, Galle Road
Accommodates: 6

Parking Restaurant Room service 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

3. Studio apartment in the city center (from 35 USD)

This is a one bedroom air conditioned studio apartment, which is conveniently located in the City Center right in the heart of the city. The best part is that the property is within walking distance from most of the popular tourist attractions in the city. The apartment has two double beds with free WiFi, a well-equipped kitchenette, and cable TV connection. It also has an en suite washroom with hot and cold shower facilities. The bedroom has a spacious wardrobe with more than adequate space for the luggage with complimentary stationery and a workstation for your convenience. Its kitchenette has a mini fridge and a microwave oven for the comfort of the guests so that they can cook their own meals if they wish to do so. Amenities like sugar, milk, tea/coffee and bottled water are provided free of cost. The apartment also offers an electric jug kettle, crockery, and cutlery to its guests.

Zak Residences Studio Apartments

Price: from 35 USD

Number of Guests: 4

4. Luxurious apartment with sea view (from 69 USD)

This is a fully furnished two bedroom luxury apartment, which is located a stone’s throw from the beach. The colonial style apartment is the ideal accommodation for enjoying a relaxing getaway in the city of Colombo. The apartment is quite spacious and is fabulously furnished with Colonial interiors and furniture. It boasts a modern and fully equipped kitchen and all that you need to have a home-like feel, even when you are staying far away from your home. The apartment enjoys a strategic location in the city and takes just 15 minutes to reach the city center of Colombo.

Sea View Fully Furnished 2BR Luxury Apartment

Price: from 69 USD

Number of Guests: 4

5. Cinnamon Red Colombo (from USD 67)

The hotel is situated strategically in the city of Colombo and is just a short walk from the Sri Lanka National Museum while Liberty Cinema Hall is located only at a 10 minute walking distance from Cinnamon Red Colombo. The driving duration from the hotel to Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport is about an hour or so.

The hotel offers comfortable and modern accommodation and provides complimentary Wi-Fi facilities all over its premises. There is a rooftop pool and onsite free parking facilities. The in-room facilities include a flat screen TV set with satellite or cable TV connection, mini bar, electric kettle, a seating area, an in-room safe, a wardrobe, and an en suite bathroom with all the essential toiletries. Enjoy a great choice of local cuisines in its in-house restaurant and you can enjoy your after-meal drinks in its bar.

Cinnamon Red Colombo

Wifi Available

Address: 59 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha Colombo 03
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

6. Renuka City Hotel close to shopping complex (from USD 60)

When you stay at the Renuka City hotel, you are just 100m (109 yards) from a good shopping complex. It’s a one-hour drive to Bandaranaike International Airport. Three restaurants are available on the property, as are bars. Rooms have television, a mini-bar and your private bathroom comes with toiletries supplied. There’s a business center, and the hotel can arrange for car hire. Laundry is available and you can get dry cleaning done. Currency exchange is facilitated in the hotel for your convenience. Breakfast, an airport shuttle, and fitness center help to make your stay hassle-free.

Renuka City Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 328, Galle Road
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace

7. Mahasen by Foozoo bed and breakfast hotel (from USD 18)

When you stay in this accommodation, you can choose a superior suite with a sauna or hot tub. Wifi is good and available in the rooms. The nicely appointed place is ideally situated as you are 1km (0.6mi) from supermarkets, banks, pharmacies and more. 2km (1,2mi) you will find Independence Square and the Viharamahadevi Park. Transportation is easy as the hotel has both bike and car rental. The whole place is very clean and if you love cats, you’re in for a treat as there are a few around. There’s a shared kitchen for your use, but breakfasts are tasty. Nice restaurants are in the area as well.

8. Drift BnB Colombo (from USD 13)

Enjoy a contemporary and cozy accommodation in Hotel Drift BnB, which is situated in the center of the city. The property is strategically situated near the Alfred House Bus Stop. Other important destinations such as the American Embassy and the Sri Lanka National Museum are just 1.7 km (1 mile) away from this hotel. The distance between the Bandaranaike International Airport and the hotel is about 31 km (19 mi).

You can avail complimentary WiFi connectivity throughout the hotel’s premises. Places of interests like an art gallery, cafes, bars, and restaurants are within a few minutes from the hotel. Book spacious and air-conditioned rooms equipped with a standing fan, a desk, seating area, a wardrobe, and tiled/wooden floor. You can opt for a private bathroom with free toiletries and hot shower facilities. You can also avail complimentary coffee or tea while relaxing at the hotel’s common lounge area. In case you need any support, there is a friendly front desk staff that operates round the clock. The hotel can also arrange for your airport transfers at an additional charge.

9. The Ocean Colombo (from USD 54)

The best part of this property is its proximity to the sea beach. The Ocean Colombo boasts of mesmerizing views of the Indian Ocean from all its guest rooms. This non-smoking property is 1 km (0.62 mi) from the Majestic Shopping Mall while the famous MGM Casino is just 1.2 km (0.74 mi) away, the hotel also enjoys close proximity to the popular Sri Lanka National Museum while Bandaranaike International Airport is just 32 km (19.8 mi) away.

The hotel offers comfortable and contemporary accommodation for its patrons with complimentary WiFi access on its premises and free onsite parking space. All rooms are tastefully decorated and the AC rooms feature a flat-screen television set with satellite channels, minibar, a seating area, in-room safe and a wardrobe. Patrons can also avail complimentary toiletries in the en suite bathrooms. The front desk staffs are extremely courteous and warm and assist the guests with car rental, laundry, and luggage storage services. If you are a corporate traveler, you can access its well-equipped business center and banquet and meeting facilities. Its in-house restaurant serves the lip-smacking cuisines of Sri Lanka. Guests can also enjoy their meals in the privacy of their room.

10. Private and cosy bedroom in The Little Town House

This property is a twin/double room with attached bathroom. The room in The Little Townhouse is clean and is tastefully furnished with modern furnishings, complimentary WiFi, and a ceiling fan. You can also opt for an air conditioner by paying an extra 10 USD every day. This well-furnished town house is located in a peaceful environment right in the heart of the city.

The Little Townhouse - Serendib Room
Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka
377 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room and amenities were great value for money
comfortable bed good ac and overall a nice place
but the same room price in colombo 5 free local food and ac are provided for us
this is a very nice and comfortable room with ac
the room was simple but perfect and the outside space was lovely to sit in
very clean and comfortable
a good clean room and bathroom
rather spacious and clean room
the room was sparkling clean and spacious
the room was clean and comfortable
the hosts are kind and helpful
arjuna was a great host and helped us with our ongoing travel plans
the host is interested only in his tourism business
sakuma and arjuna are the best host and very kind
very kind and helpful people
a great location to start our travels
good location with a lovely family
close to all major sights and still peaceful
great location; a lovely place which is nice and quiet tucked away from the hustle and bustle of colombo
located in a very nice part of the city near the park and temples
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11. Accessible and beautiful beachside apartment

There are three bedrooms in this beach side apartment with three bathrooms and one en suite. It also features a spacious living room and a fully equipped modern kitchen for self-cooking. The property is fully air conditioned with hot water facilities in all its bathrooms and fans. Guests can also enjoy a nice view of the sea from two of its balconies. There is a sofa in the living room that can function like a bed. The apartment also has a folding bed so that it can accommodate 8 guests in total at a time.

Beach Side apartment, 3 Bedroomsms, 3 Bathrooms in Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
Apartment 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Come to Colombo

Enjoy a fun-filled holiday in the beautiful port city of Colombo with your loved ones. We are sure that the above listings will help you to have a comfortable stay during your visit.

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