Luxury Hotels in Colombo & Western Sri Lanka

These hand selected hotels in Colombo & Western Sri Lanka are excellent choices after a long flight to Sri Lanka. We recommend shaking off the jetlag and diving into the many relaxing facilities at the lovely Horathapola Estate, exploring the colourful and chaotic streets of Pettah from the grand dame Galle Face or wallowing in the swimming pool and spa at the tranquil Wallawwa. 

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Colombo Court Hotel & Spa

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Colombo Court is a boutique design hotel in an upmarket neighbourhood of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. Those with an eye for design will love the aesthetic of this hotel, which combines traditional and modern design elements, and the whole hotel experience is luxurious while being built around firm eco-friendly principles. There’s a range of fantastic dining options on-site, not to mention a library, spa and pool, while the nightlife, restaurants and entertainment of central Colombo are right on your doorstep.

Best for: Eco-tourism, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel, Spa & Wellness

The Wallawwa

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

The Wallawwa may be the perfect pre or post-flight stopover, but it is the peaceful setting, lovingly restored colonial manor and well-tended five-acre tropical gardens that make it much more than just an ideally located airport hotel.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Food & Wine, Service & Hospitality, Village Life

Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo is a luxury hotel in the fashionable Cinnamon Gardens neighbourhood in the heart of Colombo. The hotel fits right in with its rarefied surroundings, housed in a 1930s building which has retained much of its atmospheric colonial style. The food, too, represents Colombo’s cosmopolitan past, with classic Sri Lankan cuisine on offer alongside international dishes.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, History & Heritage, Cultural Immersion, City Hotel


Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

A historical family home that was passed down 5 generations of the Hallock family before being lovingly transformed into the elegantly traditional boutique hotel it is today. 

Best for: Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet, History & Heritage, Couples

Galle Face Hotel

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

With 150 years of history, Galle Face is the grande dame of Colombo’s hotels. Esteemed former guests include Mahatma Gandhi, John D. Rockefeller and Mark Twain, among innumerable others. The hotel’s rich history is evident in its luxurious colonial rooms and suites and range of top-end restaurants and bars; there’s even a museum documenting its illustrious past.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Service & Hospitality, Food & Wine, Beach

Dolphin Beach

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Dolphin Beach is a luxury tented hotel on the Kalpitiya Peninsula on the western coast of Sri Lanka. This stretch of the Indian Ocean offers fantastic opportunities for water sports like kite surfing and, towards the Bar Reef, some of Sri Lanka’s best snorkelling. You can also spot dolphins and whales in the ocean, and elephants and leopards with a trip to Wilpattu National Park.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Cultural Immersion, Beach, Off the Beaten Track

Horathapola Estate

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Horathapola Estate is a luxury hotel in rural Sri Lanka, in the countryside near Colombo. The hotel is housed in a colonial mansion dating from the 1920s and surrounded by lush vegetation. The bountiful estate surrounding the hotel helps support the local community, with its rich crop of coconut, rice, fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices.

Best for: Cultural Immersion, Food & Wine, Peace & Quiet, Village Life

Reef Villa and Spa

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Recharge your batteries with ocean-side massages, rejuvenating body treatments and lazy days at Reef Villa and Spa. Set in three luxurious acres of tropical gardens, the Reef Villa and Spa offers grandeur and privacy, while the palm fringed shoreline and unspoiled beach provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing stay at this palatial retreat.

Best for: Beach, Hideaway, Setting & Views, Boutique Hotel

Casa Colombo Collection

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

This eye-catching 12-suite boutique hotel is a shrine to innovative tailor-made design, all of which is cleverly encased within a 200-year-old Moorish mansion. Thanks to its pink pool, glass bar and luxe suites, a stay here is fun and relaxing, especially as you have butlers (Casa Domos) on hand to tend to your every need.

Best for: Cultural Immersion, Food & Wine, Rustic, City Hotel

Bar Reef

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Situated on the Kalpitiya Peninsula of Sri Lanka’s little-known northern coastline, Bar Reef is a collection of Crusoe-style beach cabanas lining the shore. With their rustic thatched roofs blending seamlessly into the coconut palm backdrop, you’ll experience the ‘wild’ charm that Bar Reef offers as you look out to sea from the comfort of your own private beachfront terrace.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Eco-tourism, Beach, Family-friendly

The Mudhouse

Location: Colombo & Western Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka

Wonderfully secluded within Sri Lanka’s undiscovered north coastal region, the Mudhouse eco lodge offers a rustic stay in its unique, off-the-beaten-track location. Interspersed among thick forest, glistening lakes and abundant wildlife, it holds the key to the romantic, mystical secrets of Sri Lanka’s newly opened northern territory.

Best for: Rustic, Unusual, Eco-tourism, Cultural Immersion


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