We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Midnight checkins at Colombo or Male?

Which Colombo hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
Derby, United...
Level Contributor
20 posts
4 reviews
Save Topic
Midnight checkins at Colombo or Male?

Wew are visiting Sri Lanka and the Maldives in Nov 2006 and are undecided which to visit first.Whichever we do we seem to be faced with 3.00am-ish flight departures.Can any one suggest whether it is more comfortable to fly home to UK from male or Colombo given those flight times? Also any ideas for ways to kill the time between noon hotel checkouts and flight check ins.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Destination Expert
for Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
49,726 posts
174 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Midnight checkins at Colombo or Male?

Hi there,

Can only comment on Colombo. Is no problem checking in at that time, 2 AM - 8 AM it is even the peak period for that airport due to adapting to the popular slots in Europe! And travelling to the airport goes a lot quicker than daytime, though of course you don't see much on roadside...

When booking a package tour, usually the travel agency arranges a late checkout (e.g. at 10 PM evening) for almost no extra fee. And if you travel independently: all hotels close to the airport (e.g. Negombo) can also arrange something like that...

At Male of course transport can be a bit different, because it is not by road but boat/waterplane. But for the rest we have no experience or opinion about there...

Regards,

<Erik> & [Sandya]