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Shalimar Holidays

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   46, Panchikawatte Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #25 of 75 Colombo B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an old, classic sort of hotel..we got good price for this. Large clean room. TV and minibar provided. Very helpful staffs. Nice dining and selection of menus available for guests. No complaints so far.

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Little India, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a tiring dangerous ride in a public bus or long train ride, ask the tuk-tuk driver to bring you to Shalimar Hotel just 2km from the bus/train station. Bathroom is newly renovated & clean. Aircon in room is cold. King size bed is neat & tidy. Many channels on TV. Food is cheap & delicious. The dining area is... More

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Bagan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This place isn't the cheapest, but the personnel was very friendly and helpful, the room nice and clean, and the food was good. We tried to go out for a walk in the evening and maybe go out for food or a drink, but the area wasn't suitable for that, but otherwise it was good location wise (e.g., relatively close... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The staff were very helpful, going out of their way to print out our boarding passes for our international flight (the hotel printer could not print the pdf so the staff went offsite and delivered it to our room). They organised a shuttle to the airport in the middle of the night, made sure we woke up and helped us... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were pleased with the size of the room. The air con didn't work the first day but was fixed by the next night. Recommend for a quick stopover in Colombo. Staff were friendly. Good price for beer in bar.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Got a non-ac room for $2500/night which was a bargain considering the hotel was located right next to a train station and close to bazaars and Galle Fort. Staff were welcoming and extremely friendly. Rooms and shower/toilet facilities were clean and well taken care of. Would definitely recommend a stay at this fine establishment.

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14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stayed here on our 1st night in Colombo.. Our flight arrived at 1am and we took a taxi from the airport to the hotel.. As we did not take the expressway and because of no traffic we arrived within 30 min. When we arrived the main entrance to the hotel was locked and all the lights switched off.. We got... More

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dinesh d, Owner at Shalimar Holidays, responded to this review

Dear Mamarilyn, My apologies that you found the Shalimar so dissapppointing. However I do feel for the first time I need to respond to a review. My apologies that the security was not available immedaitely upon your arrival. However cash boxes are locked at midnight and even room payment is handled in the morning as the guest is most definitely... More

New Delhi, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Stayed here for 5 nights, the rooms are spacious & comfortable. Also bathroom was huge and clean. Hotel is close to R Premadasa cricket stadium & lots of small local restaurants nearby. Also located close to railway station and bus stop. Would surely recommend people to stay here.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Shalimar is really beyond our expectations. The room is spacious, clean and comfortable. Shower is strong and the water heater is working well. They even have a satelite TV with lots of international channels to choose from. The staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel location is strategic, and the food at the restaurant is reasonably priced. I would not... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Stayed here for day. I like the location. Lots of small local restaurants nearby. Also located close to railway station and bus stop that will take you anywhere you would want to go in Colombo. It was a very clean and tidy room. They gave a welcome drink on arrival, which was a pleasant surprise. Rooms are spacious and comfortable.... More

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Address: 46, Panchikawatte Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Shalimar Holidays 3*
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