Colombo and its Environs

Below are a few of the excursions we can offer in this area:

  • The Old Parliament Building - built in the typical colonial style
  • Pettah - this is the noisy, frenetic bizarre quarter of Colombo where all manner of goods are available at very low prices. Each street is reserved for particular goods but they are of poor quality.
  • Galle Face Green – this is a large open space in front of Galle Face Hotel and was where the British used to racehorses etc. It is a very popular meeting place now especially in the evenings and at weekends.
  • Galle Face Hotel (built in 1864 – once said to be the oldest grand hotel beyond the Suez Canal) situated by Galle Face Green,
  • Lighthouse Clock tower,
  • Gangaramaya temple (Buddhist Temple),
  • Slave Island – encircled on three sides by Beira Lake (this dates back to when the Portuguese brought in African slaves – they were then used by the Dutch to build their Fort)
  • and Sri Subramaniya Kovil, one of Colombo’s most impressive Hindu temples.
  • If you wish to shop, would recommend a visit to Odel (Colombo’s largest and most upmarket department store), Barefoot (store selling beautiful fabrics as well as many other things) and Paradise Road (very nice homewares).

Colombo and its Environs Hotels

This old colonial hotel was built in 1864 and was once said to be the largest hotel east of Aden let alone Sri Lanka! It has the most fantastic situation right by the Indian Ocean overlooking Galle F...

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Colombo and its Environs


Hotel Sapphire is budget hotel that offers very good value for money compared to the many business hotels in Colombo. It is located some 15 minutes from the centre of Colombo and from there it is an...

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Colombo and its Environs


Lake Lodge is a stylish boutique style budget hotel in Colombo that offers great value for money. The budget hotel has oodles of style with polished cement walls and floors, wooden roof and the fanta...

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Colombo and its Environs


The hotel was originally the residence of the Governor General of Ceylon, Sir Thomas Maitland, in the early 1800s. This hotel still has some of the old world charm and traditions (such as being met by...

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Colombo and its Environs


This is a late Victorian townhouse that has been converted into a luxurious boutique hotel in Colombo with eleven sumptuous suites. Despite being centrally located in Colombo, the boutique hotel exud...

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Colombo and its Environs


This budget hotel is set in 12 acres of gardens in a quiet area only 10 minutes from Colombo Airport in Sri Lanka, It is perfect after a long flight or if you have an early departure. All the rooms ha...

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Colombo and its Environs


This hotel is a very beautiful old manor house dates back to the 18th century and was owned by the head chieftain of Galle which still retains its essential features of courtyards, columns and veranda...

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