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Shalimar Hotel

46, Panchikawatte Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Formerly Shalimar Holidays)
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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singapore
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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 Hotel, 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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13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed in Hotel Shalimar for one night when we arrived in Colombo. The hotel is clean, big and the staff are generally friendly. The room we stayed in was large and had a large bathroom with good shower. Location wise you are quite close to the centre and can get a Tuk Yuk to most places for about 100-200... More 

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London
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We only stayed at this hotel for a night, but it was very clean and had everything we needed, including an extremely comfy bed, and very large room and nice shower. It's very close to the train station, which is exactly what we were after for our early morning train to Hikkaduwa. The food was fine as well.

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed at the Shalimar twice during our holiday in Sri Lanka. In January (two different rooms) and later in February (another room) at the end of our trip. All rooms were quite nice with the last one - 2nd Floor facing the street - probably the nicest with traffic noise not being a problem for us. Air-con worked fine... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The location was O.K. and the price was reasonable. i suggest you ask for rooms that do not face the main road. The owner is fair and nice, food is good and food pice is cheap. It was an overall good experience.

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Budapest, Hungary
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We had a very nice room with all what you might need (warm water, AC, fridge etc.) The hotel staff was very kind and supportive. It is better to avoid ordering beef in the restaurant, the staff try to explain You a beef meal is OK even if you can't cut it with your knife. And they consider to be... More 

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