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Popular hotels in Sri Lanka

Discover well-known properties in Sri Lanka that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 29,585 hotels in Sri Lanka and price data was last updated on 23 April 2024. The average price for a hotel in Sri Lanka is C$ 115/night.
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590 Marine Drive, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Located in Colombo, Marino Beach Colombo offers 5-star accommodation, as well as an infinity pool and a Jacuzzi. It provides free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and a currency exchange.
Free Wi-Fi
9.0
Excellent
8853 reviews
Location
3.6 km from city centre
C$ 125
National Holiday Resort, Passikudah, Kalkudah, Sri Lanka
Located in Kalkudah, Amaya Beach Passikudah is within a 35-minute drive of SLAF Batticaloa and provides a Jacuzzi, an outdoor pool and a sauna. It has a spa and wellness centre, as well as a kids club, a sun deck and a kids pool.
Free Wi-Fi
8.6
Excellent
617 reviews
Location
1.0 km from city centre
C$ 145
Hendala, Wattala, Sri Lanka
Providing a private beach and outdoor tennis courts, Pegasus Reef Hotel is a luxurious place to stay in Wattala. It also features an outdoor pool and a gym.
Free Wi-Fi
7.9
Good
837 reviews
Location
2.6 km from city centre
C$ 85
48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Set in the heart of Colombo, this hotel features an on-site casino as well as an infinity pool. There is also a gym with an infinity pool.
Free Wi-Fi
8.3
Excellent
1199 reviews
Location
0.7 km from city centre
C$ 178
433 A, Dadella, Galle, Sri Lanka
Boasting a sauna, a Jacuzzi and outdoor tennis courts, Jetwing Lighthouse is located in Galle and offers comfortable accommodation. It features stylish rooms with private balconies overlooking the beach.
Free Wi-Fi
8.3
Excellent
216 reviews
Location
2.5 km from city centre
C$ 290
Uyankele Cross Road, Panadura, Sri Lanka
Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing provides comfortable 5-star accommodation in Panadura. It also offers a kids pool, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.
Free Wi-Fi
6.4
Good
125 reviews
Location
0.9 km from city centre
C$ 69
2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Centrally situated, Hilton Colombo Hotel allows for easy access to Colombo's main hot spots. This 5-star hotel offers views of Beira Lake, plus a sauna, an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi.
Free Wi-Fi
8.1
Excellent
506 reviews
Location
0.3 km from city centre
C$ 195
16 Park Road, Wellawatte, Sri Lanka
Featuring views of the city, ME Colombo offers 4-star accommodation in Colombo. It provides free Wi-Fi, a Jacuzzi and an express check-in and check-out feature.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.3
Excellent
38 reviews
Location
1.5 km from city centre
C$ 60
Ella-Wellawaya Road, Ella, Sri Lanka
This comfortable hotel in Ella offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a Jacuzzi and a 24-hour reception. It also provides room service, a tour desk and a designated smoking area.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.6
Excellent
241 reviews
Location
0.6 km from city centre
C$ 270
# 40, Melbourne Avenue, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Situated amongst popular tourist attractions, boutiques and eateries, The Ocean Colombo is ideal for guests wishing to discover Colombo and its surroundings. Guests can also make the most of complimentary internet access throughout the property.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
7.7
Good
553 reviews
Location
5.2 km from city centre
C$ 70

Tips for booking hotels in Sri Lanka

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Sri Lanka. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 23 April 2024.
Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:November
Average price in Sri Lanka:C$ 115/night
Cheapest price found:C$ 5/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Monday
C$ 67 - C$ 180
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
C$ 100 - C$ 141
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated Sri Lanka hotels

Browse through properties in Sri Lanka that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 29,585 properties in Sri Lanka and data was last updated on 23 April 2024.
According to our users, these are some of the best hotels to stay at in Sri Lanka. Take a look at user reviews to learn why these properties were rated the best.
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Kandalama Lake Front, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
6.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 208
Avg. per night
77, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
1.6 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 206
Avg. per night
No.11, Marine Drive, Colombo, Sri Lanka
6.1 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 62
Avg. per night
45, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 67
Avg. per night
433, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
3.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 85
Avg. per night
No. 322, Udugama Ampitiya, Kandy, Sri Lanka
3.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 130
Avg. per night
No. 427 Samanthara Road Kuda Waskaduwa, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka
2.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
C$ 104
Avg. per night
100 Hotel Road, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
1.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 122
Avg. per night

Cheapest hotels in Sri Lanka, Asia

Discover affordable stays in Sri Lanka that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Sri Lanka can be found for as low as C$ 12 per night. There is currently one property in Sri Lanka that can be booked for this price. Cityrest Fort is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Sri Lanka. Price data was last updated on 23 April 2024
These Sri Lanka properties charge the lowest price per night of those we've come across. Prices will typically fluctuate depending on the dates selected, star rating of hotel, and hotel location.
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46 Hospital Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 12
Avg. per night
06 Pentecostal Lane, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
3.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
Airport shuttle
C$ 18
Avg. per night
37 Mudalige Mawatha Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
0.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 22
Avg. per night
316, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
C$ 32
Avg. per night
No. 33, Aaseervatham Ln., Hospital Rd, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
1.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
C$ 33
Avg. per night
No. 371, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
7.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 45
Avg. per night
17, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka
4.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 47
Avg. per night
382 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
7.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 51
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Sri Lanka

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Sri Lanka to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Sri Lanka at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on 23 April 2024.
Hotels located in the Sri Lanka area sorted by price and hotel class. You'll also find the most popular and best value properties within each hotel class.
2 stars
2 stars and under
37 Mudalige Mawatha Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
C$ 22
316, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Colombo, Sri Lanka
C$ 32
46 Hospital Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
C$ 12
3 stars
3 stars
# 40, Melbourne Avenue, Colombo, Sri Lanka
C$ 70
No. 371, Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
C$ 45
No. 33, Aaseervatham Ln., Hospital Rd, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
C$ 33
4 stars
4 stars +
National Holiday Resort, Passikudah, Kalkudah, Sri Lanka
C$ 145
433 A, Dadella, Galle, Sri Lanka
C$ 290
Uyankele Cross Road, Panadura, Sri Lanka
C$ 69

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Other accommodations in Sri Lanka

Find the perfect hostel, theme hotel, or vacation rental for your stay in Sri Lanka. There are 29,585 hotels in Sri Lanka and price data was last updated on 23 April 2024. The average price for a stay in Sri Lanka is C$ 115/night.
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46 Hospital Street, Colombo, Sri Lanka
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
C$ 12
Avg. per night
No. 1a, Stubbs Place, Colombo, Sri Lanka
5.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Airport shuttle
C$ 12
Avg. per night
03, Leyn Baan Cross Street, Fort, Galle, Sri Lanka
1.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 115
Avg. per night
554, Jaffna Junction, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
5.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
C$ 10
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Sri Lanka

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About Sri Lanka

Known as the Teardrop of India, Sri Lanka enchants visitors with its palm-fringed beaches, lush tea plantations and heart-warming hospitality. The country is surprisingly compact, making it easy to hop between national parks, barefoot beach towns and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Things to do in Sri Lanka

Formerly known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka produces some of the finest tea in the world. Wandering through the emerald green tea plantations of Ella and Nuwara Eliya, you’ll be retracing the footsteps of pioneers such as Thomas Lipton.

Sri Lanka is home to a cast of tooth-and-claw wildlife, including its very own subspecies of leopard. Yala National Park promises some of the best wildlife spotting opportunities in the country, with the chance to spot elephants, crocodiles, sloth bears and of course, big cats. Sri Lanka is also one of the only places in the world you can spot blue whales.

If you’re dreaming of golden sand and palm-fringed beaches, you’ve come to the right place. Learn to surf in Unawatuna, sip cocktails in Mirissa and head north for laid-back vibes in Trincomalee. Don’t forget to stay hydrated with a freshly cut coconut.

The food in Sri Lanka is incredible, with locals taking immense pride in their local dishes. From homemade roti bread loaded with coconut sambol, Sri Lanka is guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds.

Sri Lanka packs more than 2,000 years of history into its tiny footprint. There are multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites to discover, including the ancient city of Sigiriya and the charm-soaked colonial fortress of Galle.

Getting around Sri Lanka

Colombo International Airport is the first point of call for most travellers visiting Sri Lanka. In the city, tuk-tuks are generally the fastest and cheapest way to get around, while taxis, rideshare services and private drivers are also available. Trains are a quintessential way to travel in Sri Lanka, including world-renowned routes such as Ella to Kandy.

Facts about staying in Sri Lanka

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Sri Lanka to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 23 April 2024.
  • What is the best place in Sri Lanka for bars and restaurants?

    If you’re looking for fine dining and nightlife in Sri Lanka, make the island nation’s vibrant capital, Colombo, your first stop. Many Colombo hotels feature bars, restaurants and lounges, making it easy to enjoy some nightlife just a few steps away from your comfortable hotel room. For example, the Colombo Court Hotel & Spa is home to the Loft Lounge Bar. This industrial-chic rooftop bar offers stunning views of the city, perched atop the hotel. Those keen to venture outside of the capital may appreciate the laid-back charm of Hiriketiya. This surf town surrounded by nature is so small that it’s generally considered a part of Dickwella. However, it also offers some of Sri Lanka’s finest meals and unique cocktails, which is why it’s increasingly becoming known as its own little slice of paradise. Hotels like Sea Port Hiriketiya and Salt House will place you within walking distance of Hiriketiya’s award-winning Smoke n’ Bitters and other popular bars and restaurants.

  • What is the best place for a family vacation in Sri Lanka?

    For families with kids, there’s an endless list of things to do in Sri Lanka. Animal lovers may wish to add the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage to their itinerary. Here, you can see baby elephants bathing and playing in the river. Pinnewala is also a wonderful spot for a family picnic. A stay at the Hotel Elephant Park will place you right on the river with views of the elephants. For an authentic cultural experience, it’s also worth taking the family on a tour of a traditional village like Dambana. Here, you can discover what jungle living is all about and taste the staple foods of the Vedda people. Dambana is nestled in the Maduru Oya National Park, so it’s worth exploring the nature reserve and the Maduru Oya Ancient Sluice while there. Staying at local Sri Lankan hotels like Explorer By Eco Team will give you plenty of time to enjoy the region.

  • What are the best things to do and see in Sri Lanka?

    The Yala National Park Safari is a great place to get a taste of Sri Lanka’s wildlife, allowing visitors to catch a glimpse of elephants, aquatic birds, leopards, and more. You can opt for local Sri Lankan accommodation within the national park, like Cinnamon Wild Yala, or stay in nearby Kirinda, close to the beach and safari park. You can enjoy some of the most breathtaking things in Sri Lanka, from the comfort of a carriage on the Kandy to Ella Train. This rail journey takes you through the heart of the island nation, and you can board in the nation’s capital, Colombo. There are plenty of stops along the way, allowing you to explore tea plantations, waterfalls, and Hill Country villages like Haputale. Once you step off the train in Ella, it’s worth soaking up the relaxing atmosphere of this hill town with a stay at a hotel with stunning natural views, like the Ella’s Edge Resort.

  • Where are the best places to stay for surfing in Sri Lanka?

    Sri Lanka is famous for its surf, and the beauty of this island nation is that it has beaches suitable for all skill levels. Keep in mind that the time of year will dictate where the best surf is. If you’re off on a summer adventure between November and March, spots on the southwest coast like Mirissa and Weligama generally offer good surfing conditions. If you’re travelling between April and October, spots on the southeast coast like Arugam Bay, Crocodile Rock, and the more secluded Okanda are the places to go for quality surf. From the Arugam Bay Resort to the Villa Atulya at Ocean’s Edge in Mirissa, you’ll find plenty of hotels in Sri Lanka placing you right on the beach, just steps away from the surf.

  • Where is the best place to stay in Sri Lanka?

    When visiting Sri Lanka, consider checking out Colombo, Jaffna, and Negombo as some of the most sought after locations.

  • What are the best hotels in Sri Lanka?

    Marino Beach Colombo (9.0/10 from 8,853 reviews), Mandarina Colombo (8.1/10 from 982 reviews), and Galle Face Hotel (8.5/10 from 1,004 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Sri Lanka.

  • What is a good hotel near Arugam Bay Beach?

    The Spice Trail is a hotel near Arugam Bay Beach that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.8 across 212 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Sri Lanka near Hikkaduwa Beach?

    The most popular hotel near Hikkaduwa Beach is Hikka Tranz By Cinnamon, with 545 HotelsCombined users scoring it 8.1/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Sri Dalada Maligawa?

    If you’re visiting Sri Dalada Maligawa then the nearby The Grand Kandyan is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (395 reviews scoring it at an average 8.4/10).

  • What is the cheapest city to visit in Sri Lanka?

    Arugam and Kalpitiya are the top two cheapest cities to stay in Sri Lanka. It costs C$ 25 per night on average to stay in Arugam, and around C$ 36 per night in Kalpitiya.

  • When is the best time to stay in Sri Lanka?

    Optimal savings can be achieved when choosing to visit Sri Lanka in May, the least expensive month. The average nightly cost of accommodations in Sri Lanka during May is C$ 5/night. Conversely, November in Sri Lanka is the most expensive period, with prices soaring to around C$ 115/night, so it's advisable to steer clear during that time.

  • What is the most popular city in Sri Lanka to stay in?

    The majority of our users looked for stays in Colombo, which makes it the most popular city to stay in Sri Lanka. Jaffna and Negombo in Sri Lanka are also popular among our users if you’re looking for more recommendations.

  • What is the cheapest city to visit in Sri Lanka?

    The most popular hotel chain in Sri Lanka is Preferred Hotels and Resorts. Though our users also frequently search for accommodations at Aitken Spence Hotels or Hilton Hotels during their stay in Sri Lanka.

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in Sri Lanka?

    If your travel plans to Sri Lanka are flexible, we recommend visiting at least one of the following most popular landmarks: Arugam Bay Beach, Hikkaduwa Beach, or Sri Dalada Maligawa. Arugam is the city you should stay in if you want to visit Arugam Bay Beach. Staying in Hikkaduwa is preferred if you want to visit Hikkaduwa Beach. To visit Sri Dalada Maligawa, it’s most convenient if you stay in Kandy.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Sri Lanka?

    The average nightly cost of a hotel in Sri Lanka is C$ 116. If you intend to stay in Sri Lanka for a week, you can expect to pay around C$ 814 for accommodations.

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