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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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
24 helpful votes 24 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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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I have stayed at this place as a part of delegation from India. This is an old hotel and the rooms are not spacious. Wifi is not available in Rooms. They are charging almost $100. But actually it worth $50. Otherwise this is an ok place to stay.

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Ipoh, malaysia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
33 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My wife and myself stayed in this hotel for 9 nine days. We booked the hotel through the internet. In the internet I have given my name and my wife,, address and other details. Upon reaching, my name was not in the booking list. Upon further checking, my e-mail name is in the list of people that booked rooms in... More

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Melbourne, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My partner and I spent one night at the Colombo City Hotel, we were grateful it was not any longer than that. We found it to be overpriced for a substandard room that was in desperate need of renovation. The decor is old, tatty and dated, and the bathroom was really bad. The toilet seat was broken and the shower... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My friend and I picked this hotel in Colombo because it was close to the Railway station. Strike 1: When we arrived at 2am, all we wanted was a nice hot shower. No hot shower even after informing staff, they couldn't figure how to get it to work. Strike 2: The room was dusty and just felt overall grimy. Luckily... 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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