Accommodations in Sri Lanka
Here, you can find out more about the hotels that we use during our tours to Sri Lanka.
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Be under no illusions, Slightly Chilled is a spartan guest house/hostel! But it is located really close to Adam’s Peak, allowing you to sleep for as long as possible before your early wake-up call.
The rooms are simple yet clean, and there is a small restaurant, so you can have a good breakfast before climbing Adam’s Peak. The mood here is nearly always good and expectant, as many people stay here before making the trip to Adam’s Peak.
The tourist-class Hotel Rajarata enjoys a top class location in the old kingdom of Anuradhapura, surrounded by artificial irrigation systems and religious sites. The hotel places great emphasis on the environment and has adopted eco-friendly policies designed to promote efficient and sustainable consumption of natural resources. Moreover, the hotel ‘gives back’ to the local community by utilising plants, flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables supplied by the local farmers. The staff also take pride in working to improve the living conditions of the local population and to help them develop their skills by providing employment and training at the hotel. In fact, fully 80% of the staff come from nearby areas.
The 50 rooms are appointed with dark wood furniture and light tiles, and have a balcony or veranda. All rooms feature air conditioning, TV, telephone, WiFi, facilities for making tea and coffee, and a separate bathroom with a hair dryer.
The restaurant serves a continental breakfast buffet as well as a broad selection of traditional and international dishes. Other facilities include a bar and lounge where you can relax and enjoy delicious sandwiches and cakes, washed down with specially brewed tea and coffee.
The hotel garden includes a delightful area with a swimming pool and children’s pool.
The 3-star Zmax Fairway enjoys a wonderful location in central Colombo, close to The Dutch Hospital – a former hospital building that now houses a shopping centre with shops, bars and restaurants. Here, you are close to the beating pulse of he city. The rooms are modern and trendy, with the latest technology installed. There is a restaurant in the hotel, and the rooms have tea/coffee making facilities.
This 3-star hotel is located in the heart of Colombo – more specifically in the exclusive ‘Colpetty’ quarter, close to a variety of shops, banks and restaurants. You can be sure of an authentically warm Sri Lankan welcome, and a level of service that will make you feel right at home. There is a magnificent view out over the Indian Ocean from the hotel, and in the evening you can admire the beauty of the glowing sunset over the water.
The rooms are comfortable and furnished differently to highlight unique Sri Lankan design and beautiful local textiles. All rooms feature air conditioning, WiFi, TV, telephone, safe, refrigerator, facilities for making tea and coffee, a desk and a separate bathroom with a hair dryer.
Other facilities at the hotel include a lobby and restaurant that serves breakfast, coffee, tea and juice.
Right in the heart of the town is where you will find this 2-star hotel. The hotel has 32 rooms, and this is the perfect place for price-conscious couples and families. All rooms have an en suite bathroom and toilet, TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and a safe. The hotel has its own restaurant and is walking distance from the town’s other restaurants as well as the local supermarket. From the pool, there is a wonderful view of the lush surroundings. Wi-Fi is available in the communal areas.
Heaven’s Edge is situated at the top of the Ella pass at a height of 1000 metres above sea level, and can boast the most magnificent view of the world-renowned Ella Gap. On clear days, you can make out the sea out in the horizon.
The hotel features 30 rooms with Wi-Fi, TV, a telephone and bathroom with complimentary toiletries. All rooms feature a breath-taking view of Ella Gap, Ella Rock, the Babaragama Falls and Mini Adam’s Peak.
There is a beautiful pool area for both adults and children, as well as a restaurant featuring both local and international dishes.
At Heaven’s Edge, the room sleeps up to 2 adults and 1 child.
At the top of the highest point in Galle lies the delightful 3-star Lady Hill Hotel. The view across the verdant, rolling tea fields with the turquoise Indian Ocean in the background is absolutely phenomenal. It is no coincidence that the hotel’s restaurant is located on the top of the hotel. A good, 15-minute walk takes you from the hotel to the fort in Galle.
The rooms have air conditioning, a minibar, a TV, a safe, tea/coffee making facilities and, of course, a private bathroom. All rooms also have their own balcony.
Besides the restaurant, the hotel has a pool, a bar and the opportunity to enjoy Ayurveda treatments.
Melheim Resort enjoys a scenic location on the slopes of Blackwood Mountain, with an enchanting panoramic view of the mountains and forests, which are home to many different species of birds. Not far away, you will find the famous waterfalls Diyaluma, Dunhida, Bambarakanda and Duvili Ella.
The hotel has 9 comfortable rooms, all with a private terrace from which you can enjoy the scenic views of the mountain landscape and sky, which is shrouded in mist one moment and clear and blue the next. The rooms have a TV and private bathroom. Free internet is available in the communal areas.
The hotel also has a pleasant area with a pool and jacuzzi, where you can lie back and survey the landscape.
Both Eastern and Western cuisine is served in the restaurant, where you can choose to sit inside or out, while enjoying the sunset and the warm colours of the sky.
Chaaya Village comprises bungalows built of natural materials, in harmony with the lake and the verdant surroundings. The hotel won a PATA Gold Award in 2007 and 2008 as well as a Kuoni Green Planet Award.
The 108 comfortable rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a TV, minibar and safe. They also feature facilities for making tea and coffee and have their own veranda.
The hotel has a delightful pool area. If you are looking for a little extra indulgence and relaxation, the hotel has a wonderful spa, while guests with energy to spare are sure to appreciate the outdoor tennis court, volleyball court and fitness room.
Other facilities at the hotel include a bar/lounge and a restaurant serving both international and traditional cuisine.
Location, location, location. The 4-star Avenra Beach is situated right on the beautiful beach in Hikkaduwa. From the pool, you have the most beautiful view of the beach and the sea, and you have a good selection of restaurants right on your doorstep.
All rooms have air conditioning, a TV, a minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a private bathroom in each room.
The hotel offers a wide range of activities, a pool with sun loungers and a restaurant.
Cinnamon Bey Beruwala has a beautiful location directly on the beach in Moragalla in a calm area. You can take a tuk-tuk to the small town of Aluthgama with its shops and markets located just 10 minutes away.
The hotel has 200 beautiful, modern rooms with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a mini-bar, safe, tea and coffee facilities, TV, telephone as well as a bathroom with a hair dryer and toiletries. On the balcony you can sit and enjoy the view of the sea and the garden, watching the coconut palm trees sway in the breeze.
If you need to take a dip, you can go down to the golden sandy beaches, which are protected by a reef further out, or use the pool, which includes a children’s pool.
Cinnamon Bey Beruwala has a total of 5 restaurants, so there should be something to suit every taste. Büfe offers Sri Lankan and international buffet food, Fire serves Mediterranean cuisine, sushi can be found at the restaurant Raw and Arabic food is available at Mezz2. For something completely different, you can prepare your own food on hot lava stones at the Rock Salt restaurant.
The hotel also features a fitness room and a spa section, where you can choose between various relaxing body and facial treatments.
The 4-star hotel Hikka Tranz by Cinnamona is located on the legendary Hikkaduwa beach, approx. 20 km from the historical harbour town of Galle.
The resort is positioned right next to the beach, and facilities include restaurants, a bar, a beach bar, swimming pool, diving centre, fitness centre, spa and roof terrace, where you can enjoy a massage while admiring the magnificent view out over the sea.
The resort has 194 rooms equipped with air conditioning, a minibar, flatscreen TV with DVD player, safe and hair dryer. In addition, all rooms have a balcony or terrace.
In the heart of Jaffna is the lovely Jetwing Hotel. From the top of the hotel, you have a magnificent view over the city and the sea. The restaurant offers both local and international cuisine. If you do not wish to eat at the hotel, the nearest neighbour is a small shopping complex with a supermarket and a “food court”.
The rooms are compact but very attractive and stylishly decorated. They have air conditioning, a bathroom, Wi-Fi, a fridge, a hairdryer, an iron and a safe. All rooms have private balconies from which to enjoy the views of the city.
Well-known for its relaxed atmosphere, this family-run resort is located right next to Palagama beach. It is built up in the style of a small Sri Lankan village, featuring cabins made of natural materials, and green gardens. The cabins are all fitted with a fan and have their own private bathrooms.
They also provide a view out over the sea or the garden. Other facilities at the resort include a spa department for guests who would like a little more luxury, as well as a pool with a panoramic view of the beautiful beach and the Indian Ocean. There is also a restaurant that serves traditional dishes.
Right by the artificial lake in the heart of the city is where you will find the 3-star Hotel Suisse. The hotel is located in a historic colonial building, in a large, lush garden with a nice pool area and a separate children’s pool. There is room for everyone here! The entire hotel is steeped in history. The rooms are pleasant and decorated in classic colonial style, and the lobby has high ceilings and columns, befitting of a historic building.
The hotel has a restaurant and a café. There is Wi-Fi in communal areas, a small shop and a day spa.
This newly built tourist-class hotel is located in one of Kandy’s suburbs, set in tranquil surroundings just a 5–10 minute drive from the historical and sacred Temple of the Tooth.
It has seven spacious rooms, designed in modern yet traditional style. All rooms feature air conditioning, TV, telephone and a separate bathroom. Other facilities at the hotel include a small garden and a swimming pool where you can enjoy a refreshing dip.
The hotel restaurant serves both Sri Lankan and international cuisine.
The hotel enjoys a magnificent location by the Mahaweli river, surrounded by green mountains.
The rooms all have a balcony or a terrace and are fitted with air-conditioning and an internet connection, as well as a telephone, TV, minibar and hair-dryer.
Relax in the hotel sauna or in the tempting pool area, from where there is a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains and the river. There is also a fitness room for guests keen to burn off some more energy.
Other facilities include a bar/lounge and a restaurant that serves international cuisine.
The Plantation Hotel exudes a classic, colonial atmosphere. Built in the middle of a former coffee plantation, with stunning views of the Kelani River, the hotel consists of a refurbished colonial bungalow. The hotel is built with respect for the surrounding nature – e.g. living trees are part of the construction in some places.
In the rooms you will find furniture from the former colonial masters’ time, but now air conditioning, a fan, TV and fridge as well.
The Plantation Hotel has a restaurant, a small pool and Wi-Fi in the communal areas.
Goldi Sands Hotel is located right down by the wide, golden sandy beach with swaying palms and colourful fishing boats. The airport is just 15 minutes by car from here.
The hotel’s 67 rooms are decorated in light colours and wood furniture. All rooms feature air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a mini-bar, safe, tea and coffee facilities, TV, telephone, as well as a bathroom with a hair dryer, bathing robes and slippers. From the balcony, you can enjoy the view of the Indian Ocean and the gorgeous sunset.
In the daytime, you can bathe in the pool, make use of various water sports activities, or just relax in a lounger with a good book as you sip a refreshing drink.
When you get hungry, you can choose between buffet and a la carte with local and international dishes as well as delicious, fresh fish and shellfish dishes purchased directly from local fishermen.
At Goldi Sands you can also treat yourself to relaxing treatments at Ayurveda Spa.
Located right next to the beach, the Jetwing Sea is a stylish hotel with a charming atmosphere. The neatly furnished rooms have either a balcony or a terrace, and feature air conditioning, a TV, telephone, minibar, safe and hair dryer, as well as facilities for making tea and coffee.
The hotel has two pools, both providing a wonderful view of the sea. If you would like a little extra luxury, you can enjoy a relaxing treatment in the hotel spa, while guests with energy to spare are sure to love the fitness room.The hotel bar is the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing drink, and the restaurant serves both traditional dishes and international cuisine.
Jetwing Blue is a lovely 4-star hotel, located right on the beach in Negombo. The rooms are extremely spacious and stylishly decorated in muted colours and offer all the desired facilities: air conditioning, a TV, a minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi, etc. All rooms have a private balcony or terrace. The hotel has two pools with plenty of sun loungers – some in the sun and others in the shade of the palm trees. Some are even placed on small “islands” in the middle of the large pool! There are two restaurants and several bars – and if you get the urge to explore the local area, you are only a short walk away from a selection of restaurants and shops.
This pleasant tourist class hotel is located right next to the beach in Negombo. Shops and restaurants are also a mere stone’s throw from the hotel – in short, you are close to everything you need for a few relaxing days. The 62 rooms are simply yet nicely furnished, and all have a balcony or terrace. All of the rooms also have a TV, air conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a pool, a restaurant, Wi-Fi in selected areas – and direct access to the beautiful beach.
Take a trip back in time at The Hill Club in Nuwara. This rustic, 3-star hotel exudes so much atmosphere and charm that you can almost sense the former colonial masters sitting in the rooms, drinking tea as they did in the 19th century. The hotel has floors of mahogany, a billiards room and a library. It has a bar and restaurant, and its history kept so much alive that guests dress for dinner. You cannot help but love the hotel, despite the fact that it is neither new nor smart. This is the splendour of a bygone era.
The rooms all have Wi-Fi, coffee/tea making facilities and a private bathroom.
Inspired by British style, this charming hotel is located at an elevation of 1,884 masl, surrounded by utterly delightful gardens. A stay here is sure to transport you back to the age of British colonial rule.
The rooms are fitted with heating for the cool nights, as well as facilities for making tea and coffee. Other conveniences include a telephone, TV, hair-dryer and safe. The hotel also has a charming restaurant, wine cellar and pub.
In front of you lies the endless golden sandy beach. The waves roll lazily towards the coast, and in the sunset, you can just make out the local fishermen, sitting on their posts, ready to spear their catch. Perhaps you are sitting with a drink, waiting for dinner. The restaurant at Paradise Beach Club is right on the beach – as is the rest of the hotel. Even from the pool, you can lie in the shade of a palm tree and look down on the beach.
All rooms are spacious and all have a balcony/terrace. They have a TV, minibar, safe and tea/coffee making facilities. The rooms are a stone’s throw from the beach, where there is also a small selection of small restaurants and bars.
The amethyst is a semi-precious stone that is said to calm the mind. It helps to counteract stress and confusion, bringing peace and clarity instead. True to its name, the hotel has taken this belief as its stated vision – which means you can be sure of a relaxing and truly memorable holiday.
Amethyst Resort is a stylish hotel located close to the tropical mangrove forest and right next to the wonderful beach – said to be one of the most beautiful in the world – with its crystal clear water. The hotel’s luxurious rooms are furnished in modern style and all have their own veranda looking out over the beach or the river. The delightful area with a swimming pool, children’s pool and jacuzzi is positioned alongside the beach and provides a magnificent view of the sea. Other facilities include a pool bar, pub and restaurant serving delicious dishes.
Modern and elegant, The Calm Resort & Spa enjoys the perfect location with direct access to the beach. The name expresses the feel of the hotel fairly accurately: It is the perfect place for a relaxing beach holiday!
The large pool is surrounded by a green, open garden with plenty of space for sun loungers and the most stunning view of the sea. Wi-Fi is available in all communal areas, and there is a restaurant and bar.
The rooms are large and all have a private bathroom, air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, a mini bar and a safe.
|From Deluxe Room to Premium Room, 3 nights||Per person: £42|
|From Deluxe Room to Garden Collection Room, 3 nights||Per person: £107|
The tourist-class Hotel Fresco Water Villa is located just 10 minutes from the famous Sigiriya cliff, from which there is a magnificent view out over the stunning surroundings.
The rooms are delightful and elegant with a high level of comfort. All have a balcony or veranda, and all feature a TV, telephone, minibar and facilities for making tea and coffee, as well as a separate bathroom with a hair dryer. The hotel also provides a WiFi connection for guests.
There is a wonderful outdoor area with a pool – the perfect place to relax after a day packed with experiences. In the restaurant, you can enjoy the relaxed, accommodating atmosphere as you treat yourself to a meal prepared by skilled chefs using organic ingredients.
The hotel is located right by the golden sands of Unawatuna beach, which borders a 1 km-long lagoon and is surrounded by gently waving palms, looking out over the Indian Ocean. The Discovery Channel actually named this the finest beach in the world in 2004. The waters off most of the beaches in Sri Lanka are too hazardous to swim in, but Unawatuna is shielded by a double coral reef out in the bay, which makes the waters here some of the best and safest in the country for swimming, snorkelling and diving. Dip down below the surface and admire the beautiful underwater tableau of fish, turtles, shipwrecks and more.
The hotel rooms are large and comfortable, and all have a balcony. They are fitted with air conditioning and feature a telephone, TV, minibar, hair-dryer and facilities for making tea and coffee. There is also Wi-Fi access for guests in the shared areas.
The hotel is famous for its excellent service, relaxed atmosphere and fine facilities including the only swimming pool on Unawatuna, a wellness centre, a fitness room, diving club, beach volleyball area and table tennis.
In addition, the hotel has a pizzeria, bakery, café and bar, as well as two restaurants that are positioned right next to the beach and provide an amazing view of the blue ocean. The restaurants serve both traditional dishes and international cuisine.
A 30-minute drive from Yala National Park is Elephant Reach. The rooms are large and spacious, and all have either a terrace or balcony where you can sit and enjoy the view of the beautiful, lush garden. The many trees attract squirrels and birds, contributing to the tropical atmosphere. The hotel has a restaurant and bar as well as a lovely pool.