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Reviewed July 26, 2015

Just a transit overpriced hotel in Colombo. The location is nice just 10min from Petah and there are many tuk-tuks near(just be sure to take the ones with the meter), apart from that i wouldnt stay here for more then 1 night.

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed July 15, 2015

Spacious rooms, decent food, good location. The staff is not responsive and checking in or out at night could be a bit of the problem so prepare yourself for a little struggle at the beginning of your stay in Colombo The hotel most definitely needs some renovation.

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Slovenia
Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the hotel for one night when we arrived in Colombo. They offered pick up servis from the airport (25$). Location is good, near to the bus and train station, you can walk there or you can take a tuk tuk on the road (150 LKR). Friendly staff, pretty clean. This is place only good for transit tho,...

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Phuket, Thailand
Reviewed July 4, 2015

Stayed there for one night on our first night in Sri Lanka, after arriving very late from the airport. We chose this hotel as it is close to the Colombo Fort train station (only a good 5min in a tuk-tuk), and because it wasn't too expensive. Check-in was smooth, although the person on night duty didn't speak very good English,...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night after flying in. Very close to the train station. We even walked into town despite all the tuk tuk offers (only 150 000rs on the way home anyway!) to get to the fort at Columbo. Very friendly and helpful staff!! A simple room but suited value for money.

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Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

So the hotel itself looks good at first glance, rooms are big, you get a free drink when you arrive and the restaurant serves decent food at a reasonable price. We stayed for 3 nights and had issues the whole way through. The TV was broken when we arrived, staff fixed it only for it to brake a few hours...

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Poznan, Poland
Reviewed May 13, 2015

Good location, nice staff, clean rooms, nice breakfasts. The hotel is good to overnight and go further, Colombo is not worth to stay longer. The A/C in the rooms is very loud. Its's a cheap nice hotel, we rocommend it.

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istanbul
Reviewed April 19, 2015

Definetly a very special hotel with it is age and style.Rooms tastefully decorated.The shower is great. For what you pay a good bargain.The location is great you can reach most important sites in 15 minutes.Hotel is very willing to book any services for you and their price is very fair.They have parking in the courtyard.

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed April 11, 2015

Pushing to main door is just travelling back in times and imagining how splendorous must have been the place when it opens, about a century ago. Any vintage lover would get crazy there, and could feel like one of the characters of "The Darjeeling Limited" (feat. Adrian Brody). In the dark corridors you could feel you've plundged into a tropical...

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Wellington, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 30, 2015

Stayed 7 nights in this hotel. It is very near to Maradana rail station - 5 min. walk. Fort rail station and Colombo bus terminus is a short tuc tuc ride away (200 lrp). All very convenient for sight seeing in the capital. Our 1st night was spent in a room with balcony at the front of the hotel overlooking...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Shalimar Hotel

Address: 46, Panchikawatte Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Formerly Shalimar Holidays)
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $35 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shalimar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Towards the back”
 of 5 bubbles Lobola_Lodge2014, Dec 22, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room far from the main street!”
 of 5 bubbles nata_am, Dec 18, 2016 | Read review
“Find another hotel.”
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 of 5 bubbles E400AMjamesp, Nov 20, 2016 | Read review
“Good, clean, safe, good location place if stay 1-2 days in Colombo”
 of 5 bubbles , Nov 13, 2016 | Read review
“Our room faced the courtyard and is close to the upstairs dining area. Downstairs dining room is much cooler.”
 of 5 bubbles Eggbeth, Jan 17, 2016 | Read review
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