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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The room itself was ok at the hotel. It was a bit tired and rundown for the price but good location. Unfortunately, we went to the roof top restaurant which ruined our experience. We waited half an hour to get served and then a full hour for our food. (We had only ordered snacks, cheese on toast). The food was...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hotel is just next to Old Dutch Hospital and WTC. Few mins walk to Galle Road to watch sunsets. Room was good standard, good wifi, average breakfast an service. We stayed just one night so bit limited reviews, our room #207 did not have any view - open window and you can touch wall of next building. In the other...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The travel desk in the Colombo City Hotel was extremely helpful as well as knowledge and great price . Do not hesitate to contact Rahman. We went to Sigiriya and Kandy for a day tour. Both were a great experiences. Very friendly and knowledgeable driver, he excelled our expectations. I highly recommend it. Enjoy the great country of Sri Lanka!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time at Srilanka, first hotel that we stepped in Srilanka. First impression I get is when I walked in the room corridor, there is this bed left out there next to my room, I thought they were probably cleaning up the room, but no the bed is still there until we checked out, and probably is still there. I...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms, while basic, are fine for a traveller in transit who seeks to spend a day or two exploring Colombo. However, the rooms smell like cigarette smoke and are very noisy at night (street noise) and in the early morning (prayer chants). The biggest problem with this hotel is that it is filthy: the reception area is dirty, the...

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cmb_cityhotels, Owner at Colombo City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We refer to your review and is most perturbed at your experience. We have sent you a message through trip advisor requesting for your date of stay and the name you have checked in to our hotel. We have built up a good relationship and some staff undo most of the good work we have done by their...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel offers comfortable air conditioned accommodation with modern bathrooms and good lifts in a fine period building. For the car enthusiast there is an Austin Seven Chummy parked at the entrance in very good fettle.

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cmb_cityhotels, Owner at Colombo City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review. Much appreciated. We would be glad to welcome you back once again offering VIP services. The Management Team

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very bad service food wasn't good at all...Staff seems completely lost and there was this Gentleman called a Manager i have no idea what he was doing as he made a big drama in the entrance.I don't about the stay but im 100% confident to tell never to use their restaurant.

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Chennai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location is convenient and the staff friendly. However, the rooms are small. The ones we were in (us as well as other rooms where friends stayed), all had a bad smell. A mix of cigarette smoke for sure, but quite bad. The breakfast spread was very sparse (and stale). Only if you must.

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cmb_cityhotels, General Manager at Colombo City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your review. At check in time had you requested for NON SMOKING rooms the receptionist would have helped you, however as it was peak time we may not have had this type of rooms on the day you checked in. We are sorry about the breakfast, and a bit concerned, as most guests have liked...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my husband stayed the last night of our 2nd part of honeymoon in Srilanka. After coming from Maldives to Srilanka everyone said that we will hate Srilanka. But we really hated Kandy because of the people there, the way the charge the tourists like anything without reason. Bentota took our hearts away will again visit that place and...

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cmb_cityhotels, Owner at Colombo City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. we are sorry to hear that you were not happy with the staff, but please rest assured that we DO NOT discriminate our guests because of the nationality. If you could be more specific we could certainly inquire into your complaint. The Management Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An amazing hostel...great terrace with views of city.nice clean spacious rooms...plugs in your lockers is always a bonus...antony who runs it is great friendly and very helpful of where to go and how...great breakfast too! I would stay here again for sure! Perfect way to start your srilankan trip!

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cmb_cityhotels, General Manager at Colombo City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Ours is not a hostel and we do not have any staff by the name of Anthony. Maybe this is a review of another property. Sorry The Management Team

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Colombo City Hotel is located in the heart of Colombo right opposite to the World Trade Center Twin Towers and the old Dutch Hospital,now converted to a modern shopping complex 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 51 rooms and a wonderful rooftop restaurant/bar offering value for money food, beverages & sprites. This hotel is star classified by the tourist board and is offering affordable accommodation at the best location in the City of Colombo and is a great choice for most travelers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colombo City Hotel

Address: 33 Canal Row | Fort Colombo 01, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: $66 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Colombo City Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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“View is only the front Uniworld that it..No other views they hav”
 of 5 bubbles Sayoni89, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“very close to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles sunnyap2016, Dec 8, 2016 | Read review
“front rooms have balconies with a view”
 of 5 bubbles santoshravindran, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
“Excellent Location”
 of 5 bubbles naomisuresh, Jul 26, 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room at higher floor and road facing. If you want total peace ..then go for room on back side.”
 of 5 bubbles kedar2015, Jul 15, 2016 | Read review
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