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Colombo City Hotel

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   33 Canal Row | Colombo Fort Echelon Square, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #51 of 76 Colombo B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night at the end of our holiday. The hotel is basically good for the location, but quite tired regarding everything else. After travelling throughout the country for five weeks we were surprised that the wifi was not free in the rooms and there was just a weak signal in two communal areas. This seemed like needless... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Before I begin this review, with the exception of one person (the manager) all the staff were courteous, polite and helpful despite their working conditions. A few pointers - 1) the breakfast is minimalistic, little variety and very basic (Sri Lanka breakfasts are usually stunning) - and food is not kept at the right temperature, coffee is weak, hot milk... More

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Chengdu, China
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night. The hotel has a perfect location--in the Fort area--the biggest advantage among all the budget hotels in Colombo. Main tourist attraction, such as the Galle Face, Dutch Hospital, are near here. As to the hotel itself, the room and restaurant are both average, but ok for a short stay.

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night. Great location. Aircon and hot water worked fine. Older style hotel with good service and comfortable bed. Buffet breakfast was adequate for our needs. Cold juice on arrival was appreciated after train trip back from Kandy.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a single room at the rear of the hotel which overlooked some tiled roofs, no view at all. The room was very small with a queen bed and would have been a complete disaster for double occupancy. Lighting was insufficient and TV had little choice of channels. I did not find the food appealing and felt the hotel... More

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Garching bei Munchen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel location is great as it is in the heart of Colombo with many nice shops and restaurants. We booked this hotel for 1 night after a long flight in 2008 (long time ago!). The hotel staff is very friendly and they tried to help us in all aspects. That is why we felt good with our choice. At... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is in the most run down condition. It looks like time stopped there in the 80s! It's not worth the 100S$ that I had to pay for it. The location is indeed excellent as it's right in the heart of the city. But if would not pay more than 50$ for it. It's a two star hotel at... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Upon arrival at the hotel the service was excellent. However once we were checked into the room there was an overwhelming smell of fish. It permeated for two days! The bathroom was clean and the balconies were great for people watching, especially the Tuk Tuk drivers who scam. The hotel does warm it's guests to use hotel services. Guests are... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The hotel serves best in the price and in the heart of Colombo. Opposite is famous world trade centre and The Hilton. Prices are reasonable, service is good, breakfast is good and can be had for till evening. Excellent location.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I had a wonderful 3 night stay here in 2010. Yes, long time ago but had not forgotten how good my stay was. The lady at the reception were very helpful and had given me all I needed to know about the city. The location is good, very close to Dutch Hospitals and Visa Centers. The room was clean and... More

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Address: 33 Canal Row | Colombo Fort Echelon Square, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
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Hotel Class:3 star — Colombo City Hotel 3*
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Colombo City Hotel is located in the heart of Colombo right next to the world trade center towers and old Dutch Hospital which is a world heritage site, it is also walking distance from the old parliament. A short stroll from the hotel and you will find your self amidst historic buildings and the Colombo port. This is the ideal location for business travelers and people who want a taste of the metropolitan. With 33 rooms and a wonderful rooftop restaurant/bar this small and affordable hotel is a great choice for most travelers. ... more   less 
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