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No 02 Ransiri Uyana Gangarama Road In front of St.Anthonies Motor Garage, Katunayake, Negombo 11450 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 28 Specialty lodging in Katunayake
Hotel Thilon Is located 1.8 Km (5-7 min) away from the Colombo international airport (CMB ). We have 12 single and double Bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms which can accommodate up to 20 people. A restaurant also available for in-house guests only. Our property is ideal for your first night after a long flight or last night of your stay in Sri Lanka before your departure.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
Currency exchange
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Separate dining area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala, Tamil
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Kt J wrote a review Mar 2020
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Bad experience. Rooms are noisy with AC and fan could not sleep . Bathroom dirty and slippery.Think bed sheets and towels are not changed for every guest.If you ask for food very difficult to get and not good. It is a hotel by name only .Few rooms managed by one person .He is manager, caretaker,cook etc. Additionaly one cleaner com helper also available. Every thing is done by there two. Office, kitchen, reception etc is in one room of 10by8feet room.so clumsy. In emergency no body to be contacted. This hotel?will not be recommended for anybody.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Mimmi1978 wrote a review Jan 2020
Espoo, Finland1 contribution
I strongly recommend to choose a different airport hotel as they do not keep their word about transfers and moved us to a very poor (possibly 1* hotel). We booked and payd this hotel 3 months before so that cant have been an issue. Still when we arrived at the hotel the coldly said that we do not have a room as it is over booked. The way they said it made it clear that this happens quite often. And instead they made us stay at a VERY poor (maybe 1 star) hotel which was dirty and awful. Well, we decided to go with it as it was only one night. They promised us to come and pick up us at 03.50 in the morning as we had an early flight. And we made them promise 3 times as we otherwise had no clue how to get to the airport as we did not even know where we where. (no name on the hotel). After a really bad night (dirtly mattress and VERY thin & the toilet did not even have a ceiling but only walls in the room) we where quite happy to leave Sri lanka. But noone from Thilon came to pick us up. And the person at the "hotel" we stayd at said that they did not have a number to the Thilon and where unable to help us. (which was a clear lie again) So in the end we had to find a taxi by ourselves (which is a different story) at 04 am. Due to all these reasons i would NEVER recommend this hotel as they are clearly not trustworthy and the last thing you want to stress about is all this on your last day of a wonderful vacation. There are plenty of other hotels nearby so i strongly recommend one of them. Then your holiday will not end as bad as ours did...
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Nirmal_Tissera, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Thilon
Responded Jan 15, 2020
Thank you for taking time to review. Unfortunately over bookings happens time to time. We try to do our best to transfer the guests in to other hotels when that occurs. We apologise if you are not satisfied with your stay at the nearby hotel . Airport transfer is a optional service that we provide and it’s your responsibility to make sure you arrange it promptly. There are plenty taxis and tuk tuk s available in the area if you walk to the main road.
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Smalgangen wrote a review Jan 2020
Oslo, Norway372 contributions197 helpful votes
Hotel Thilon is a small inexpencive budget hotel a 5 min drive from Colombo airport. Staff is very friendly and the rooms are very simple but clean, they have both AC and a fan. Free wi-fi is also available. The small inhouse restaurant serves breakfast lunch and dinner, but make your reservation for what you want to eat for lunch and/or dinner when you arrive, otherwise you may have to wait for your meal:-) If you choose to take there (also inexpensive) Tok-tok back to the airport, be aware of the following: No Tok-toks are allowed in to the airport area so you have to take a free shuttlebus from where the Tok-tok drops you of at the security check-point, they run regularly so we waited no longer then 5 minutes. Be at the airport terminal minimum two hours before your boarding time since there are several security check-points including luggage scanning before you finally reach your gate.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Sree wrote a review Nov 2019
Coimbatore, India224 contributions109 helpful votes
This is very basic hotel without any flamboyant fixtures or finishes. Had booked this hotel as a stop gap arrangement before we commenced our tour to Galle, after arriving early into Colombo. We were a group of 4 (couples) and needed a room just to freshen up. The room was well-kept and the wash room was clean enough for our '1 hour' stay. If you have any issue with the invoice, you need to talk to the owner who is based out of Australia. Hence make sure you have the correct invoice before your reach the hotel. The owner was quite prompt in replying to the queries and had sent the invoice before our stay. Would recommend the for people who need to be close to the airport and for a quick solution to early morning arrival since most hotels will allow checking in around noon. Also convenient for people to get to the airport for a early morning flight.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Lena G wrote a review Nov 2019
Paris, France265 contributions111 helpful votes
With 5 hours between check out and a 3am flight we decided on a couple of hours kip close to the airport. Thilon is around 5 mins easy drive. Great communication and smooth taxi service. Clean basic room. Perfectly fine for our needs.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$26 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceNegomboKatunayake
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Thilon
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Thilon?
Nearby attractions include Muthurajawela Marsh (4.6 miles), St. Mary's Church (4.3 miles), and Main Fish Market (5.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Thilon?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Thilon?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Thilon?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Thilon?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Thilon?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Container beach restaurant, Cafe Zen, and Barista.
Does Hotel Thilon have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Thilon offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Thilon?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Tamil, and Sinhala.