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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 €72
Cinnamon Red Colombo

Cinnamon Red Colombo

59, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo
     
    4.4
    of 5, from 602 reviews
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Located in Kollupitiya, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Liberty Plaza.

    OZO Colombo Sri Lanka
    OZO Colombo Sri Lanka

    OZO Colombo Sri Lanka

    No. 36-38, Clifford Place, Colombo
       
      4.2
      of 5, from 261 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Raux Brothers, Majestic City and Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple. Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple and New Delmon Hospital are also within 1 mile (2 km).

      Mandarina Colombo €58
      Mandarina Colombo

      Mandarina Colombo

      433, Galle Road, Colombo
         
        4.1
        of 5, from 127 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Located in Kollupitiya, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Durdans Hospital, German Embassy Colombo and Majestic City. High Commission of Malaysia and Bellagio Casino are also within 10 minutes.

        Galle Face Hotel
        Galle Face Hotel

        Galle Face Hotel

        2 Galle Road, Colombo
           
          4.4
          of 5, from 461 reviews
          5.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Kollupitiya, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Crescat Shopping Mall, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Dutch Period Museum and Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque. Sri Lanka National Museum and Arcade Independence Square are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Fairway Colombo €192
          Fairway Colombo

          Fairway Colombo

          7, Hospital Street, Colombo 01, Colombo
             
            4.2
            of 5, from 177 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).

            Shangri La Colombo €153
            Shangri La Colombo

            Shangri La Colombo

            1 Centre Road, Galle Face, Colombo
               
              4.4
              of 5, from 36 reviews
              5.0 out of 5.0

              Located in Kollupitiya, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Galle Face Beach and Galle Face Green. High Commission of India and St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church are also within 15 minutes.

              Aliya Resort & Spa €81
              Aliya Resort & Spa

              Aliya Resort & Spa

              Audangawa, Kimbissa, Sigiriya
                 
                4.5
                of 5, from 102 reviews
                5.0 out of 5.0

                Located near the airport, this family-friendly resort is within 9 mi (15 km) of Sigiriya Museum, Ancient City of Sigiriya and Minneriya National Park. Pidurangala Rock and Dambulla Cave Temple are also within 12 miles (20 km).

                Mount Lavinia Hotel
                Mount Lavinia Hotel

                Mount Lavinia Hotel

                100 Hotel Road, Mount Lavinia
                   
                  4.2
                  of 5, from 420 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in Mount Lavinia, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Mount Lavinia Beach and Siddhalepa Ayurveda Hospital. Traditional Puppet Art Museum and National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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