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City guide for Sri Lanka

Going to Sri Lanka soon or looking to book a trip then our destination Travel Guide to Sri Lanka is a great place to start to find out a little more about Sri Lanka. Read on to make your stay in Sri Lanka perfect.

So heading for a holiday, weekend break or a business trip to Sri Lanka then our extensive travel guide can help you get the most out of your stay. From hotels to book, best time of the year to go, activities to do and places to visit. With so much to see and do you'll be longing for more time in Sri Lanka just to fit everything in. Even if you've been to Sri Lanka before there will be something new to see or do and for those visiting Sri Lanka for the first time, our guide serves as a great place to start and get familiar with the area. It could give you some inspiration about which museums, shops, markets, bars and restaurants to visit or to simply embark on a city tour. We’ll list the various tours and activities in Sri Lanka, which you’ll be able to book right here.

To get an idea of the local area and the location of hotels in the area have a look at a map of Sri Lanka. We’ve plotted major attractions and places of interest on the map so you can book a hotel in the ideal location and to suit your budget and all your travelling needs. Hoping for the ideal weather during your spell in Sri Lanka then our weather stats can show you the typical weather conditions throughout the year so you can pick the perfect time to visit.

Not found the ideal hotel in Sri Lanka yet? Then browse our hotel selection using a map, or filter to find the perfect hotel for your stay in Sri Lanka. Our range of hotels have something for everyone, from luxury hotels, family hotels to hotels ideal for the business traveller. You can see the Expedia Guest Ratings and Trip Advisor Ratings for each hotel to get an idea of reviews from previous guests, helping you choose the right hotel for you.

If you need a flight to Sri Lanka, we have a selection of options. Compare flights to Sri Lanka by looking at time, day of the week and the different airlines to find the flight that suits all your travelling needs. It’s beneficial to check out our deals on flights and hotels, savings can be made when booking both together.

If you fancy exploring Sri Lanka and the surrounding area then hiring a car can be a great way to get around. Vehicles range from small city cars, cars great for families and luxury high end vehicles, airport pick up and drop off can be arranged. Best of all book car hire with a flight and hotel for a saving. Carry on reading for some great inspiration on things to do in Sri Lanka all courtesy of Expedia.ie.


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Cinnamon Red Colombo

Cinnamon Red Colombo

59, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo
4.4
of 5, from 520 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This hotel is located in Colombo (Kollupitiya), close to Liberty Plaza.

Heritance Kandalama

Heritance Kandalama

Kandalama Lake front, Dambulla
4.5
of 5, from 237 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located on a lake, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Popham's Arboretum, Dambulla Cave Temple and Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. Ancient City of Sigiriya and Sigiriya Museum are also within 20 miles (32 km).

Fairway Colombo

Fairway Colombo

7, Hospital Street, Colombo 01, Colombo
4.2
of 5, from 97 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Fort, this hotel is steps away from Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct and Colombo World Trade Center. Pettah Market and Galle Face Green are also within 1 mi (2 km).

€65
OZO Colombo Sri Lanka

OZO Colombo Sri Lanka

No. 36-38, Clifford Place, Colombo
4.1
of 5, from 222 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Colombo District, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Raux Brothers, Majestic City and Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple. Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple and Park Hospital are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Mount Lavinia Hotel

Mount Lavinia Hotel

100 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia
4.2
of 5, from 359 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Colombo District hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mount Lavinia Beach and Colombo Divers. Siddhalepa Ayurveda Hospital and Traditional Puppet Art Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km).

€110
Heritance Negombo

Heritance Negombo

175, Lewis Place, Negombo
4.5
of 5, from 58 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Gampaha District hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Sebastian's Church and Negombo Beach. St Anthony's Church and Ave Maria Convent are also within 2 miles (3 km).

The Kingsbury

The Kingsbury

48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo
4.2
of 5, from 419 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Colombo hotel is located by the ocean, just steps away from Bank of Ceylon Tower and Colombo World Trade Center. Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct and Pettah Market are also within 15 minutes.

98 Acres Resort & Spa

98 Acres Resort & Spa

98 Acres Resort & Spa, Ella
4.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Badulla District, this spa resort is within 1 mile (2 km) of Nine Arches Bridge, Little Adam's Peak and Nature Trail Ella. Kinellan Tea Factory and Ella Rock are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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