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  • Cleanliness 6.0
  • Facilities 6.1
  • Location 8.4
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.5
  • Service 6.3
  • Value for money 5.9
  • Food/Dining 5.8

Caroline H. from United Kingdom
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in January 2014
Great city hotel.
Location, value, easy to find
The City Hotel was in a good location, clean and good value for money.
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Daniel S. from Sweden
Stayed one night in December 2013
A big hotel that was very impersonal. Nice rooms
Clean, central, close to the bus and railway station
We spent one night here before going to Kandy by train. The hotel had great reviews on tripadvisor, but we did´nt think it was value for the money, we rather prefer smaller and more personal hotels. The hotel had a great breakfast on the top floor with nice view but unfortunately you could´nt sit outside because of the crows. We did´nt eat any dinner, so we cant review that. The room was very clean and had a nice small balcony with city view. It had a very comfortable big bed. One negative thing was no free internet, you had to buy time (1 ticket = 1 connection) and it was very slow.
Reviewed January 20, 2014

JOHN B. from United Kingdom
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014
We were very happy here
Location rooftop restaurant friendly staff
Great location great rooftop restaurant good. Food comfortable room good price as usual from agoda
Reviewed January 06, 2014

David W. from Australia
Stayed one night in October 2013
Good location affordable city hotel
Location price roof bar
Reviewed January 04, 2014

David W. from Australia
Stayed one night in December 2013
Good quality affordable city hotel
Location cheap roof top bar
Reviewed January 04, 2014

Logandran B. from Malaysia
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in December 2013
great base to explore Colombo
location, location, location
The hotel was old, small and crowded. The room was clean, but worn and carpets perhaps a tad musty. But the staff were nice and honest, and the location amazing. It's right next to the old Dutch Hospital - converted into a hub of swanky but affordable restaurants, bustling at night. Right infront of it is the World Trade Center (which is a great way to get to the hotel, tell tuktuks to take to the WTC), 5 minute walk from the coast and walkable to many sights around the city. I'd stay here again.
Reviewed January 04, 2014

KOICHI O. from Japan
Business travelers
Stayed 3 nights in December 2013
Price unsuitable room
It was the worst hotel for me in 2013. dirty room unkind crew slow internet connection
Reviewed January 02, 2014

GOPAL N. from India
Solo travelers
Stayed 4 nights in December 2013
Nice and comfortable.
Good Hotel for staying. Near to beach.
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Yung Y. from Hong Kong
Business travelers
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013
The hotel is good for short stay (say 2-4 nights).
Convenient location, attentive staff and comfortable room
The hotel is good for short stay (say 2-4 nights). Though I arrived late in the mid-night (around 3:30 a.m.), the staff helped me check-in very quickly. The hotel is close to the World Trade Centre where I could find fast-food restaurants and banks.
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Shuk K. from Malaysia
Business travelers
Stayed 4 nights in December 2013
design of the room, bright lighting and strategic location.
This hotel is most strategic. It is just right in front of the World Trade Centre and next to the Old Dutch Hospital. The Old Dutch Hospital is a happening place where you find international food. It is also within walking distance to business centre. I particularly like the bright lighting and the large table in the room. It is really conducive for work.
Reviewed December 18, 2013