5 of the Most Beautiful 5 Star Hotels in Colombo

All those lovely people out there who are passionate travelers or the ones yearning for a secluded holiday, just get ready to embrace and explore some more.

Why choose a country like Sri Lanka?

Heavenly Beaches you just can’t miss!

Explore the mesmerizing country of Sri Lanka….

A place where spectacular sunrises marry surreal sunsets,

Where fine wine and fusion cuisine Where the coastal breeze lulls you to sleep.

Along with this, the hotels of Sri Lanka are unique and affordable with world-class facilities to enjoy.

Also known as the Land of ‘Serendipity’, Sri Lanka has so much to offer beyond your imagination. Every year many tourists flock to this island to experience its amazing beauty. It could turn out to be quite taxing to find a quality hotel in Colombo, so I have tried.

best hotels in colombo

UGA Residence

This is a unique and lavish boutique hotel in Colombo. Settled between the serene lakeside Buddhist temple (Gangarama) and the shady Park Street. If you are an ardent appreciator of art and culture then you would certainly adore the UGA Residence, a trendy hotel converted from a 180 year old mansion. You would also love the bar which offers an enormous collection of Whiskeys in Colombo.

This 11 – suite boutique hotel is perfect for visitors who are looking for a secluded spot from where they can explore beautiful Sri Lanka. Exclusivity, privacy, and the largest suites is what the hotel flaunts. Elegant 100-seat dining area affords a brilliant view of the swimming pool. You can dine indoors or enjoy alfresco.

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5 – Star Hotel Marino Beach Colombo

Marin Beach Colombo is rated among the top 5 star hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The legendary property boasts of a rooftop infinity pool that overlooks the beautiful ocean. All those who are fitness conscious can also enjoy the fitness center which offers a personal trainer facility too. There is an adjoining bar also with the pool. Brilliant place for families with concierge service desk. The hotel also flaunts immaculate rooms, commanding the ocean views and cozy hot tubs which you wouldn’t want to miss.

The Star Hotel Marino Beach is situated in close proximity to some of the crucial landmarks and government buildings like the U.S, Embassy – 1.7 km away and Galle Face Beach – 2.4 km away. A lush green garden and a terrace is also a part of this hotel. The incoming guests can easily use the currency exchange point for their convenience.

All those guests who reach on time or some of them who arrive late need not worry as you have a 24 – hour front desk and room service to help you out.

Trillium Boutique City Hotel

This is another magnificent property on our list of the best hotels in Colombo. The rooftop pool is certainly something you would like to enjoy, even I can’t resist myself sipping my favorite cocktail here….

Since there are tourists flying in from around the globe, the restaurant at this hotel has a range of dishes to offer all. You can enjoy lovely mornings with an awesome buffet breakfast. All rooms are equipped with air conditioners, flat screen TVs, and washrooms with free toiletries.

Me and Alice were out for the holiday and were fascinated by the rooftop pool of Trillium Boutique City Hotel when we were in search of a nice hotel stay. Not just the pool but I fell in love with the small seats by the hotel bar.

The room sizes are slightly small and I guess this is due to those unpleasant red carpets.

Cinnamon Lakeside

Situated besides the Beira Lake banks, Cinnamon Lakeside provides a full-service health club with 9 dining options for its guests.

A pleasing swimming pool, and a relaxing massage at the well-renowned Azmaara Spa, what a marvelous experience to cherish! For the sport enthusiasts, there’s a squash court, tennis court, gym, where you can plan your workouts whenever you want.

Ardent readers can enjoy the hotel’s exclusive library. During the day it’s a lounge while at night it’s a club, for you to have fun.

There is an array of cuisine options and the guests can dine indoor and outdoor alike, including the lake side dining. You can relish in your package cocktails, wines, and 7 – course Mediterranean delicacies. The guests at the hotel are free to select from Japanese, Singaporean, and Thai dining options.

Mandarina Colombo

If you want to stay in the heart of Colombo, then Mandarina 5 -star hotel is one which you will really appreciate. You get to experience a comfortable stay with a free Wi-Fi facility in the entire hotel. This contemporary designed hotel flaunts its rooftop infinity pool and also offers free parking for its guests.

Like the other 5 – star properties this also has air conditioned rooms with satellite TV. Some of the hotel rooms have a seating area too. Every chamber has a private washroom with all the facilities inclusive of soft towels, bathrobes, toiletries, hair dryer, and more.

You get complete assistance with currency exchanges, car rentals, and laundry services as the hotel has a 24 – hour front desk open for the guests.

Island Hostels Colombo

This is one of the leading and budget-friendly hostels in Colombo. You will be amazed as the prices start from $8 for a night. At this price range you can enjoy the awesome pool and other hotel facilities.

The hall and rooms of the hotel are extremely beautiful and modern.


If you are sharing the dorm with others then also you can have your complete privacy. Since you are in a hostel then sharing of shower facilities and toilets needs to be done.

The property has a shared kitchen, 24 – hour front desk, a terrace, and free parking for guests.

Sumptuous Asian breakfast can be enjoyed by the ones who stay here.

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