Most of the tourists to Sri Lanka love to wind down in Colombo the last day before they fly home after a holiday in Sri Lanka. Colombo is a really cool town. Don’t let its skyscrapers and big busy streets let you imagine it into a mere black and white, boring, big city. It’s a very fascinating place adorned with vibrant Colonial churches, mesmerizing temples, and the magical Indian Ocean. The streets in Colombo are dotted with a crazy lot of restaurants. The city is forever young and the nights are maddeningly exciting and magical. I didn’t fall love with Colombo at the first glance, but after a city tour of 3 hours I couldn’t help but surrender to its enchantment. And today I call Colombo home and am completely in love with it. Partly because I want to show some love for my city and partly because I know you are already planning your Christmas holiday to Sri Lanka, I think it’s time I introduce you to some fantastic Colombo hotel offers.
Ramada Colombo is beautifully set in a walking distance from the ocean-side urban park, the Gall Face Green. This Colombo hotel perfectly fits my expectations of a city hotel : it is very modern, yet unboasting and tranquil. When you enter your room and shut the world out, you feel like you are a thousand miles away from the hustle and bustle of Colombo, but when you step out of the lobby the attractions of Colombo are just a hop, skip, and a jump away! Have a mani-pedi at the hotel’s very own salon or luxuriate in a scrub at the spa. Ramada Colombo has got everything for a perfect unwind: a coffee shop to sweeten and warm those rainy evenings, a bar to idle away a hot night with your favourite cocktail, a pastry shop to crunch and munch, and a garden restaurant to romance by the poolside. Rooms at the Ramada Colombo are little adventures on their own, furnished with cozy living space and lounges and prettied up with beautiful lighting.
Best Western Elyon Colombo works the ‘city hotel magic’ into perfection. Plush beds, cozy linen, wooden fit outs, and city views- now don’t it all sound exciting? It’s strikingly appealing the way the hotel meets the pace of the modern business traveler and is still pleasing to the soul. It’s cool how beauty meets comforts and coziness merges with modernity. The ‘Bistro’ restaurant on the ground floor has got the tables ready for you to sample your favourite cuisine. The VU Resto Bar offers ideal space to unwind in a floating-world kinda setting. And if you feel like it, work out at the gym and burn those calories away.
The very name of this Colombo hotel speaks of cozy warmth and home-like loveliness. Comfort @ 15 sits comfortably in the serenity of Colpetty. Set a mere stone’s throw away from the glorious Indian Ocean, this Colombo hotel affords magical views of the aquamarine waves that are brimmed with gold in the day and with silver in the nights. Have a quiet moment on the snug sofas of the upper lobby; let your soul soar to the heart of that perfect sunset as you chill out by the balcony- ocean-kissed breezes playing around you; have a lovely breakfast in the tranquility of the main floor; learn the little joys of life in the sweet snugness of your room.
The Saffron is a vibrant boutique hotel set in the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bedrooms of The Saffron are elegantly embellished with antique furniture and modern en suite bathrooms. The onsite restaurant overlooks a beautiful lake, so do some of the rooms.
Ceylon City Hotel is a modern city hotel located in the heart of Colombo 04. Rooms are stylishly outfitted with king-sized beds, wardrobes, and sofas. Certain rooms have interconnecting doors making ideal space for families while the junior suite makes for an elegant stay where you are made to feel like royalty.
Colombo is already shining with the Christmas silver. The nights are extra alive with Christmas lights; Restaurants are baking up sweet things for December; hotels are throwing parties and fun nights. When you arrive in Sri Lanka for a December holiday don’t forget to sample the beauty and excitement Colombo offers on its golden tray.