Excellent 8.1
Based on 275 reviews

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About The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden Colombo


Perfect for travelers wanting a room near Colombo Airport, this property offers superior accommodation in an environment guaranteed to relax and refresh. Set in a 38-acre coconut grove, this member of the Taj stable offers guests the chance to fully unwind before getting on a plane – and a place to recharge for those just stepping off one. Hibiscus and traditional wood carvings adorn the titular garden – an unlikely source of peace given its position only 15 minutes from the airport. Sun loungers by the pool beckon the travel weary while executive travelers can make use of the hotel’s business center or enjoy views of the Negombo Lagoon. The staff of The Gateway Hotel Airport Garden Colombo extend genuine Sri Lankan service creating a lasting impression befitting such a beautiful, hospitable island.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • valet parking
  • car park
  • airport transfer
  • car hire

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center

Swimming & soaking

  • swimming pool [outdoor]

Water sports

  • water sports (non-motorized)

Land sports

  • tennis courts

For kids

  • swimming pool [kids]

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • restaurant(s)
  • coffee shop
  • poolside bar
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • express check-in/check-out
  • luggage storage
  • babysitting
  • newspapers
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • garden
  • elevator
  • salon
  • shops
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes
  • lockers

Business & money services

  • meeting facilities
  • business center
  • currency exchange

Languages Spoken

  • English
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 4-5 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 5 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Distance from City Center: 3 km
Distance to Airport: 3 km
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 6
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 208
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.3
  • Facilities 7.5
  • Location 8.4
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.4
  • Service 8.2
  • Value for Money 7.5
  • Food/Dining 7.8

Sarah B.
United Kingdom
July 25, 2016
Great for airport
Stayed night before our flight out of Colombo. Staff very helpful, good breakfast and less than 10min from airport. 900rupees for transfer to airport.

Jonathan Y.
July 20, 2016
Great for a quick stay
Arrived late and needed a place close to the airport. The Gateway Hotel had a convenient airport pickup service for USD 9. The room was clean and the buffet breakfast for USD 14 had a good spread. Staff were available 24/7.

anuwatr E.
July 08, 2016
A hotel near Colombo airport
Near Colombo airport, from the airport to the hotel is just 10 minutes drive. Room is clean and room service available for 24 hrs.

anuwatr E.
March 26, 2016
Near colombo airport
near colombo airport, 10 minutes drive from the airport, comfort room
the hotel is close to Colombo airport only 10-15 minutes drive and the pick up or drop of service is good and comfort.

rassan B.
January 24, 2016
Avoid avoid avoid
location, food, pool
this hotel is mainly chosen because it is quite close to the airport, so you may think this is convenient and comfortable for a transfer night. but they will charge you 65$ for an early check-in! rooms have been recently refreshed but many things go wrong (electrical plugs, noise in the corridor) the buffet was great though but overall I would rate this hotel as a 2 stars with poor serrvice and far too expensive rates

anuwatr E.
January 16, 2016
A hotel that is close to Colombo aiurport
near airport and new room is clean
I arrived Colombo around mid night, I booked a room and stayed at the hotel for one night, this is a good choice for transit passenger. around 15 minutes drive from Colombo airport to the hotel.

Lussy Y.
January 07, 2016
food, room, service

Socorro B.
United Kingdom
January 05, 2016
Excellent location for Colombo airport
Location, pleasant personnel, breakfast

Sadia A.
January 01, 2016
Perfect hotel for a stopover
Brand new, convenient location, great breakfast buffet
Much more luxurious than you'd expect from an airport hotel

Delphine G.
December 16, 2015
Next to the airport