Book cheap hotels in Sri Lanka

If Sri Lanka is not the first name that comes into your mind when you think of luxurious holidays, think again. The last decade has seen the development of many new luxurious accommodation and activities; from renting your own stylishly opulent villa or boutique hotel to camping in complete and utter luxury, from hot air ballooning over Sri Lanka’s beautiful landscapes to riding in your own private helicopter to almost anywhere in the island, from pampering yourself from head to toe in some of the world’s best spas to relaxing on your own stretch of golden beach. If you’re looking for the best of everything, which you obviously are, Sri Lanka will definitely not disappoint.

A wonderful holiday to Sri Lanka? You can enjoy a wonderful holiday destination here. The country is very popular: a natural environment, good restaurants, architectural landmarks and a very traditional and unique culture. There are numerous hotels to book. There are plenty of budget hotels from €31,00 per overnight stay. Are you looking for a luxury accommodation? A hotel room will cost you about €112,00 per overnight stay. It is a popular destination for a sun holiday. Also in winter you can go here excellent. Book your cheap hotel room in Sri Lanka at the lowest rate. Compare our favorite hotel websites below and view the best last-minute deals.

CountrySri Lanka
Capital citySri Jayawardenapura Kotte
Average hotel price€58,00
Spoken languageSinhala, Tamil
Payment methodSri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Favorite travel timeFebruary March
Number of inhabitants21.832.143
Area of the country65610 km2
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (SLST)
Flag AirlineSriLankan Airlines
Main Airport Bandaranaike International Airport (IATA:CMB)
Official government

Practical information
Are you planning your trip to Sri Lanka? Read carefully about the local rules and protocols. The capital city is Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte. The national currency is Sri Lankan rupee (LKR). The Sri Lankan time zone is UTC+05:30 (SLST). The language(s) spoken here: Sinhala, Tamil. There are about 21.832.143 inhabitants. The country’s total land area is 65610 km2. Information about power and electricity: the current voltage is 230 V, 50 Hz and the type of electrical sockets is G. The international country code is +94.

Compare best hotels in Sri Lanka (July 2024)

Special regions for a hotel stay in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has versatile holiday areas. Choose one of the regions below. You can then find an explanation and check the current hotel offer. Also check out hotel accommodations in Curaçao and United Kingdom.

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Details about public transportation in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has an excellent public transport system. A good domestic airport is Bandaranaike International Airport. They offer reliable flights. The national airline is SriLankan Airlines. They offer various destinations. Possibly you can find a last-minute deal. Via more background info is given about: tax for tourists, police and emergency services and visas & passports.

Normal hotel rates

Sri Lankan hotel prices depend on many factors. We place a price indication in the next scheme.

Accommodation typePrices
Cheap accommodation€31,00
Normal room€58,00
Exclusive accommodation€112,00
Weekend vacation€174,00
Eating (per person)€9,00
Basic rates for an hotel stay in Sri Lanka

Climate & Weather Forecasts July 2024

Sri Lanka is a wonderful country. The climate can best be described as a Wet equatorial climate. The annual temperature is approximately 27,3 degrees Celsius. In the winter months it is slightly colder. During this period it is about 25,0 degrees Celsius. Summer can get pretty hot. Like 29,3 degrees Celsius. In the table below we show the weather forecast for this week.

Top 5 hotels in Colombo July 2024

  1. Cinnamon Grand: Cinnamon Grand is one the most sought after leisure and business five-star hotels in the island among both leisure and business travelers. Situated right in the center of the city overlooking the Indian Ocean, this hotel lies close to all the city’s business, shopping and entertainment places. Cinnamon Grand offers some of the best accommodation, restaurants, coffee shops, entertainment and business facilities in the entire city.
  2. Hilton Colombo: Located in the heart of the city Hilton Colombo is one of the most exclusive five star hotels in Sri Lanka. This hotel’s many restaurants and bars, well-equipped health and fitness center and activities, beauty salons, elite shops and excellent business center makes it ideal for the leisure and business travler.
  3. The Park Street Hotel: Park Street lies in the sought-after district of Colombo 7, leaving shopping malls, restaurants and nightclubs within walking distance. This beautifully restored Sri Lankan ancestral home is now a small boutique hotel which offers a luxurious and personal alternative to large city five-stars. The accommodation is unquestionably the most spacious with 10 deluxe ‘warehouse’ rooms and 2 luxurious antique filled suites, ensuring an unmatched level of privacy and personalized service.
  4. Mount Lavinia Hotel: The Mount Lavinia Hotel is a step back in time to old Ceylon. This is a hotel ideal for the leisure and business traveler. The scenic location right near the Indian Ocean is perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city while being only 12km from Colombo means that it is neither too far nor too close from Sri Lanka’s hub of business activity. What’s so impressive about this premier heritage hotel is that it has been able to retain all its old world charm and imperial elegance while accommodating the most up to date facilities of a modern resort.
  5. Galle Face Hotel – Regency: Galle Face Hotel – Regency situated by the sea in the heart of Colombo is the newly refurbished luxurious southern wing of the Galle Face Hotel. The Galle Face Hotel (old and classic wing) overlooking the vast Indian Ocean and the kilometer long galle face green is a truly legendary heritage hotel and one of Asia’s best. The Regency, popularly known as the luxurious boutique hotel by the sea cleverly articulates the Victorian design and architecture and the ambience of the past, with all the modern day luxuries and superior facilities and comforts of today. Stylish and overflowing with old world charm, the Regency is a hotel infused with lets of character.
  6. Taj Airport Garden Hotel: Part of the Taj Group of Hotels, one of the largest chain of hotels in South Asia, the Taj Airport Garden Hotel is a luxurious haven for business travelers and leisure seekers alike. Only 5 minutes away from Sri Lanka’s international airport, this hotel is the ideal stopover for the tired and weary traveler. A unique feature about the hotel is the 24×7 service it offers to guests, where services like the coffee shop, and business centre are open all the time irrespective of it being day or night.

Top 5 hotels in Central Sri Lanka July 2024

  1. Elephant Corridor: A top-of-the-range lifestyle hotel in Sigiriya amidst acres of untouched wilderness which is home to numerous species of birds and other wildlife. The hotel’s beautiful and tranquil setting, combined with extremely attentive service, produces a luxurious, romantic and secluded atmosphere. The hotel is so spacious that you can even travel from your luxury suite to the gym or pool by bicycle.
  2. Amaya Lake: A simple, but luxurious eco-friendly hotel situated in the midst of a lust tropical park by the tranquil waters of the Dambulla Lake. The setting is luxurious and natural, and an amazing sense of calm pervades throughout the entire place. This hotel is full of character and reminiscent of a traditional Sri Lankan village, with a lot of style and flair.
  3. Heritance Kandalama: Ideally positioned in the cultural triangle, Heritance Kandalama is one of Sri Lanka’s most sought-after hotels. Designed to blend perfectly into the landscape, this eco-friendly luxurious hotel offers absolutely mesmerizing views over the Kandalama reservoir, the great Sigiriya rock and the surrounding mountains. Truly a palace in the jungles…
  4. Lake Lodge – Opening Shortly: Veteran hotelier and a good friend of the infamous Geoffrey Bawa, is creating a unique boutique style hotel opposite the picturesque Kandalama Lake. What you’re sure to get is great food and an exceptional service.
  5. Deer Park Hotel: Situated in the lush tropical jungles in the beautiful historical city of Polonnaruwa. The individual cottages weave intimately around the forest, and offer the traveler loads of intimacy. This is a hotel that’s just brimming with character.

Top 10 Beach hotels

  1. The Blue Water: Located on a magnificent stretch of beach in Wadduwa. The design and ambience of this hotel is stunning and based on a water theme, with mini ponds, streams, fountains and waterways everywhere. This is a hotel you will definitely want to come back to.
  2. Eden Resort & Spa: One of the finest hotels along the seemingly endless stretch of golden coast in the southwest of Sri Lanka. Eden is a traditional beach hotel with consistent standards and offering an exceptional service. The pool is massive and one of the main attractions of this hotel. Definitely a great place to unwind.
  3. The Palms: The Palms Hotel opens up onto the magnificent golden beaches on the famous Beruwala golden mile stretch, ideal for experiencing picture perfect sunsets. Something unique about this hotel is that every single room gives you awe-inspiring views of the glorious ocean. The Palms creates the perfect ambience for you to experience a fairy tale beach holiday.
  4. Taj Exotica: Idyllically located on a large headland overlooking the Indian Ocean in the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. This luxurious hotel offers all the facilities you would expect from a first-class hotel; superior accommodation, great food, a stunning pool and well-equipped gym and health club and to top it all off an excellent service.
  5. Lunuganga Resort: Is the former country residence of Geoffrey Bawa and a brilliant showcase of his life’s work. Lunuganga is simply designed plantation house in Bentota with a magnificent tropical garden. A truly magical experience you’ll never forget!
  6. Bentota Beach Hotel: Lies perfectly between the warm waters of the ocean and the calm and tranquil lagoon. Offers heaps of recreational activities, including water sports and relaxation therapies at the spa. A very popular place among honeymooners.
  7. The River House: In an inspired serene setting just south of Bentota, overlooking the Madhu River. The River House is a thoroughly luxurious place and a haven for style and tranquility. Promises the discerning traveler a unique travel experience where privacy and intimacy is guaranteed.
  8. Saman Villas: Perched on a rocky headland overlooking a secluded and idyllic stretch of beach in Induruwa on the West coast, Saman Villas is designed to provide privacy and picture-perfect views of the Indian Ocean from each and every location. Romance, peace and tranquility is the hallmark of this exquisite hotel.
  9. Heritance Ahungalla: One of the finest hotels on the west coast of the island. A very tastefully and uniquely designed hotel where the main areas on the ground and upper floors are all linked open pavilions offering continuous views of the spectacular Indian Ocean. The rooms are luxurious, the food is absolutely to die for, and the service is impeccable…a truly luxurious, stylish and practical retreat.
  10. Aditya: An all-suite luxury boutique located on one of the most secluded stretches of beach in the southwest of Sri Lanka. An en-suite spa service, gorgeous rooms lavished with every conceivable luxury, an environment of true romance and authentic well-being and a first-class service are just some of the things that Aditya will offer you to make sure your stay is nothing short of perfection.