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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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€83
Mandarina Colombo

Mandarina Colombo

433, Galle Road, Colombo
4.1
of 5, from 76 reviews
4.5 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.

€70
Cinnamon Red Colombo

Cinnamon Red Colombo

59, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo
4.4
of 5, from 485 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Kollupitiya, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Liberty Plaza.

€102
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

115, C. A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo
4.3
of 5, from 239 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Colombo hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Colombo World Trade Center, Bank of Ceylon Tower and Old Parliament Building. Bally's Casino and Nawaloka Hospital are also within 15 minutes.

€108
Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Cinnamon Grand Colombo

77, Galle Road, Colombo
4.3
of 5, from 388 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Colombo hotel is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of US Embassy, Liberty Plaza and Chabad of Sri Lanka. Crescat Shopping Mall and Gangaramaya Temple are also within 15 minutes.

€84
Uga Bay by Uga Escapes

Uga Bay by Uga Escapes

Coconut Board Road, Kalkudah
4.7
of 5, from 32 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Offering direct access to the beach, this Pasikuda resort is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Pasikuda Beach, and within 25 mi (40 km) of Saint Nicholas Church Chenkalady and Batticaloa’s Lighthouse.

€62
Renuka City Hotel

Renuka City Hotel

328 Galle Road, Colombo
3.9
of 5, from 169 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Kollupitiya, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casino Marina Colombo, Liberty Plaza and US Embassy. St Anthony's Church and Bellagio Casino are also within 10 minutes.

€67
OZO Colombo Sri Lanka

OZO Colombo Sri Lanka

No. 36-38, Clifford Place, Colombo
4.1
of 5, from 213 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 New Delmon Hospital are also within 1 mile (2 km).

€108
Galle Face Hotel

Galle Face Hotel

2 Galle Road, Colombo
4.4
of 5, from 380 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 Sri Lanka National Museum and Dutch Period Museum. Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque and Arcade Independence Square are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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