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Customers like this hotel for:
    Nearest transport:
  • Slave Island Railway Station (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • business
  • restaurants
    Distance to airport:
  • Ratmalana Airport (12.0 Km)
  • Bandaranaike International Airport (28.5 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Friendly staff", "Good location", "Value for money"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Galle Face Green (0.9 Km / 11 min walk)
  • Excel World - Entertainment Park (1.0 Km / 12 min walk)
  • Gangarama Temple (1.1 Km / 14 min walk)
  • Dutch Hospital - Shopping (1.4 Km / 17 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Hotel Nippon

123 Kumaran rathnam Road, Colombo-02, Slave Island, Union Place, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Show on map)

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Features of Hotel Nippon

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • bar
  • coffee shop
  • family room
  • meeting facilities
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • tours

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Hotel Description
Conveniently located in Colombo, Hotel Nippon is a great base from which to explore this vibrant...see more Conveniently located in Colombo, Hotel Nippon is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. The hotel lies a kilometer from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Sri Shiva Subramaniam Swami Kovil, Barefoot Gallery, and Nawaloka Hospital give to this hotel a special charm.

The facilities and services provided by Hotel Nippon ensure a pleasant stay for guests. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers a restaurant, tours, coffee shop, and 24-hour room service.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience with air conditioning, a fan, shower, and desk in each room. The hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Colombo, make Hotel Nippon your home away from home.
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Jun L. Groups
Singapore, August 15, 2013
Horrible experience for the price

Near to Fort Railway Station.
This hotel is situated in the Slave Island's district of Colombo. We had arrived late at night due to our flight and immediately noticed that the area around was pretty shady. There was a begger that kept calling out for us the moment we got off our taxi, and was following us from behind. Thankfully we found the unmarked door which led to the lobby of this hotel. The guy at the front desk seemed like he didn't want to be working there and was engaged on the phone line the whole time we were checking in. We then proceeded up the staircase and immediately a damp musty stench hit us. When we reached our floor, a group of about 5 guys who looked pretty suspicious, was unlocking and entering a nearby room. Inside our room which was on the highest floor, the same musty smell was present. There was absolutely nothing inside the room except and on the whole gave a very uncomfortable feel. There wasn't even drinking water and the tabletops were left un-cleaned. I have stayed in many guesthouses all over India and I must say this is by far the worst one i've stayed in. The windows to the room was not grilled and made for an uneasy night since closing them was not an option in this musty unventilated room.
Hans N. Families with older children
Denmark, January 24, 2013
An antik hotel with a friendly staff

Old fashioned ambient in antic style
A friendly and a special bar beside the hotel, a member of the staff acted when tok-tok driver tried to cheat our son. Very simpatico. Cheap price for the rooms.
Aisya I. Couples
Malaysia, January 20, 2013
good location

closed to shops
small room and not so noisy. good location for those who like to visit shops. near to basic amenities like bank and restaurant. being an elderly couple, we found an easy access to train station. easy to find muslim restaurant too. the rate is affordable with their service. however, nightlife in htl area quite disturbing
Helena G. Couples
Sweden, January 06, 2013
Great location

In the city center close to the railway station and Fort.
We choose this hotel because of it's location near the railway station and the city center. It was ok for the price.
Simon W. Couples
Australia, December 09, 2012
Too expensive for what it is

Good location
Despite being in a good location (easy 15 minute walk to Fort and not much further to Fort Railway Station) the rooms are not is very good condition and the once beautiful big colonial building that houses the hotel has been left to rot. The door in our room didn't close properly and no hot water. No TV, AC or wifi. There just is nothing about this hotel that warrants the fairly high price tag. The staff were very friendly though and had a lot of useful advice about the city. They just need to do up the place and add a few services or lower the price tag.
Ruta Z. Couples
Lithuania, November 21, 2012
Worst hotel in Sri Lanka

Worst hotel in Sri Lanka I stayed but quite central. So if you can find anything else or afford nicer place, go there. From outside looks nice, inside not, quite dodgy. So go there with right expectations. Also, walk in rate might be much cheaper than online.
Nadia B. Couples
United Kingdom, November 23, 2012
Mid-range hotel

clean, good location
Hotels in Colombo are more expensive than in the rest of the country. Hotel Nippon offers rooms for reasonable prices. The biggest downside was no Wi-fi even though they advertise to have it.
Ke C. Solo travelers
Malaysia, December 11, 2012
not recommended hotel

there's no hot water and the floor is oily. would recommend shalimer hotel instead if you are doing a backpack trip.
Pedro M. Couples
Portugal, November 28, 2012
Expensive Hotel for what it offers

Location in Colombo 2, not far from the Fort area.
Hotel based in a old colonial building, with high potencial. Hotel in general is baddly keept and shows pour quality in all aspects. Rooms are spacious, decoration is quite bad and clinning is pour. No hot water available. Staff is helpfull. Location in Colombo 2, not far from the Fort area.
Breon G. Couples
New Zealand, November 19, 2012
Rundown and difficult to find

Not much
We had an overnight stay, arriving late evening and departing the next morning. Our taxi couldn't find it, as the large signage says 'Asia Hotel', and only a small sign on the door says 'Hotel Nippon'. The room was quite rundown with mould on the carpets. I wouldn't stay again, and would not recommend it to others.

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