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Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo

"Good and friendly staffs and always ready to assist you."

Annamalay - May 2, 2018
Junior Suite Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo
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Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo

11, Upatissa Road, Bambalapitiya, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 00400 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Hygiene Plus
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Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
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Popular landmarks
Raja Jewellers 60 m
Academy of Design 90 m
Ariyanna Spa 180 m
Vajiraramaya Temple 190 m
Dr Hazari Clinic 190 m
Mediccom Superdrugs 220 m
Bambalapitiya Beach 270 m
Rhythm & Blues 390 m
Romafour Shop 400 m
Mothercare Spa 420 m
Nearby landmarks
Independence Square 1.91 km
Independence Memorial Hall 2.01 km
Colombo National Museum 2.32 km
National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka 2.53 km
Viharamahadevi Park 2.89 km
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple 3.13 km
Galle Face Green 3.8 km
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct 5.04 km
Mount Lavinia Beach 5.26 km
Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque 5.26 km
7.6

Very good

Location rating score

280 meters to the beach
Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
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Preventative Equipment
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Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 520 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • 280 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Cheaper than 96% of all properties in Colombo in the last 24 hoursCompared to 1,058 Colombo properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.4
Distance to city center2.1 km
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
Distance to airport8.5 km

Rooms available at Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.7
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Junior Suite
Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Room
Standard Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Twin Room
Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Triple Room
Triple Room
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed and 1 single bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
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    Double Executive
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      Junior Suite Double bed
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo?

          Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:30 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

          How do I get to Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo?

          Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 35 LKR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Colombo with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

          What is the smoking policy at Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo?

          Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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          What people love about Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo

          • 9.2
            Exceptional
            Location

            "Great hotel for short stay in the great location."

            Mohamed

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            January 4, 2019

          • 10.0
            Exceptional
            Cleanliness

            "Good location,clean hotel and a very good staff"

            Imran

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            May 24, 2018

          • 7.2
            Very good
            Location

            "Location and staff are asset And fom good"

            Mohamed

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            December 7, 2019

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          Overall rating:
          7.5
          Very good
          327 reviews
          Cleanliness
          7.4
          Facilities
          6.7
          Location
          7.6
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          What travelers say they love:
          The hotel location was very important for our event.
          Yusuf from Singapore
          Group
          More about Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo

          More about Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo

          Designed for both business and leisure travel, Ceylon City Hotel is ideally situated in Bambalapitiya; one of the city's most popular locales. The hotel lies 2.1 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

          Ceylon City Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel provides 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

          Guests can choose from 37 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, Ceylon City Hotel is an excellent choice for your stay in Colombo.

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          17 mentions
          Breakfast
          13 mentions
          Food & Dining
          6 mentions
          Internet
          3 mentions

          What they offer

          10.0
          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "Fantastic hotel very kind amd good staff"

          Tanya

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          June 26, 2018

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          Reviews of Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          7.5
          /
          10
          Cleanliness7.4
          Facilities6.7
          Location7.6
          Room comfort and quality7.7
          Service8.1
          Value for money7.4
          High score for Colombo
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          9+ Exceptional (52)
          8-9 Excellent (49)
          7-8 Very Good (44)
          6-7 Good (29)
          <6 Below Expectation (61)
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          9.7
          Exceptional
          Malvinderjit from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in January 2015

          Would definitely recommend”

          Friendly staff, comfortable and clean, value for money

          As a solo female traveller and my first time in Sri Lanka, the staff at Ceylon City Hotel went above and beyond to help me feel comfortable and answered any questions/doubts I had. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay in Colombo, for the price you pay the comfort and convenience is unparalleled. As for location although it isn't as central as can be, tuk tuks are readily available at a low cost to take you anywhere. All in all I loved my stay and my gratitude goes out to the excellent staff.

          Reviewed January 07, 2015
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Hawwa from Maldives
          Family with teens
          Deluxe Room
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2015

          Medical Stay in Ceylon City Hotel”

          Friendly Staff/Comfortable Rooms/Reaonably Priced

          I chose to go to this hotel based on the reviews and I was glad I chose Ceylon City Hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the Flamingo restaurant. The rooms were beautifully designed and decorated. Few flaws were the constant banging of doors. Something wrong with door stopper. Need to fix that. The toilet had a foul odor. Other than that our stay was very pleasant.

          Reviewed February 27, 2015
          8.0
          Excellent
          Yusuf from Singapore
          Group
          Deluxe Room
          Stayed 13 nights in August 2019

          13 nights @ Ceylon City Hotel”

          The overall experience at Ceylon City Hotel was good. The hotel location was very important for our event. Initial there was some issue with room cleanness, but once brought to staff attention it was fixed. The daily breakfast had Srilankan spread for a change. The staff, front desk, manager were all very courteous and helpful.

          Reviewed September 19, 2019

          Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and we are glad to get your high approval. We always work hard to make sure all our guests feel happy and comfortable during their stay. We hope to welcome you soon once again. Thank You.

          Responded September 24, 2019
          Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Imran from Maldives
          Solo traveler
          Deluxe Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019

          Excellent”

          This is a hotel that i will always love to be back.The staff from security to the management is very friendly and helpful with everything.I dont remember the names of all the staff but everyone is very helpful and friendly.I happen to there when the eastersunday bomb attack happened in Colombo and i noticed that the MD was very concerned about the guests and also his staffs,he was asking the guests if everything is ok and need any help.I saw he was acting very quick to arrange passes for his staffs who had to leave the hotel in the night after their duty when the curfew starts.I will definitely be back.

          Reviewed April 28, 2019

          Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and we are glad to get your high approval. We always work hard to make sure all our guests feel happy and comfortable during their stay. We are sorry for the unfortunate incidents that happened in Colombo and we are safe we made you safe and comfortable during the incidents. The safety of out guests and staff are the top priority and our MD acted and advised us accordingly. We hope to welcome you soon once again. Thank You.

          Responded April 30, 2019
          Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Mohamed from Maldives
          Couple
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in May 2015

          Great stay”

          Location, Staff and Cleanness

          It was great stay at the Ceylon City Hotel. The room was very comfortable, perfect location very nice staff.

          Reviewed December 25, 2015
          6.0
          Kelly from United Kingdom
          Group
          Standard Room
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

          A fairy decent place to stay”

          Staff, wifi, cleanliness

          The Ceylon City Hotel is a perfectly adequate place to stay. There's not much to do in the part of town that the hotel is located in and it feels a little way a away from any action. My friend and I ended up paying a bit in tuk tuk fares during our days stay in the city. The staff are very attentive and sweet. Our room had no window, which made it feel a little claustrophobic, it weirdly smelt of cigarette smoke. Overall, slightly overpriced, but not terrible. I probably wouldn't stay there again if I happened to go back to Colombo.

          Reviewed February 03, 2015
          8.3
          Excellent
          Sally from United Kingdom
          Business traveler
          Junior Suite
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

          short stay at Ceylon City Hotel”

          Service was excellent. Bed very comfortable. Location good.

          I really enjoyed my stay thanks to the lovely, attentive staff who went out of their way to ensure I had everything I needed. I asked to change rooms, as the first one I was given was on the first floor and I was concerned about noise from the street (I'm a very light sleeper) and they immediately changed me to the quietest room they could find. Having said that, the hotel is located off Galle Road (a very busy road where a lot of hotels are) and was quieter than I imagine other hotels in the area might be. Staff were also very quick to respond to any other request I had. The restaurant is a bit basic, but the biryani I had for dinner was delicious, and the prices reasonable. Overall this is a good value hotel in this budget range.

          Reviewed December 01, 2014
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Abdelrahman from Maldives
          Business traveler
          Standard Room
          Stayed 5 nights in February 2020

          EXCELLENT RECEPTION , EXCELLENT HOUSE KEEPING, EXCELLENT HOSPITALIZATION ”

          THHANQ FOR EVERY ONE WORKED IN THIS GREAT HOTEL THAT MADE MY STAY REMIND-ABLE AND MUCH BETTER THAN I PREDICT BEFORE GOING .. AS IT IS MY FIRST TIME TO VISIT SRILANKA ,, VERY GOOD LOCATION EXCELLENT HOUSE KEEPING WHO WERE CLEANING AND CARING ABOUT ALL SMALL DETAILS IN THE ROOM EVERY DAY CLEANING THE ROOM AND CHANGING THE BED SHEET AND CHECKING THE WATER , TEA AND COFFE AND IF I NEED ANY THING THEY PROVIDED VERY FAST SO I ASKED THEM ABOUT THEIR NAMES AS I APPRECIATE THEIR HELP AND THEIR COOPERATION IN THEIR JOB TO MADE GUESTS HAPPY .. THANQ DHARSHANA THANQ DANISHKUMAR THANQ HASAN ASKIN ALSO GREAT THANKS TO THE RECEPTIONIST " RIFAZ " WHO WAS ALWAYS SMILING AND HELPFUL AND MAKING EVERY THING FAST WITH A SMILE .. IN MY NEXT VISIT I WILL VISIT THIS HOTEL AGAIN AND I WILL RECOMMEND IT TO MY FRIENDS AND MY FAMILY THANQ DR RASHA

          Reviewed February 23, 2020

          Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and we are glad to get your high approval. We always work hard to make sure all our guests feel happy and comfortable during their stay. We hope to welcome you soon once again. Thank You.

          Responded February 27, 2020
          Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Samantha from Australia
          Couple
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in January 2015

          Pleasantly surprised ”

          Super friendly Staff. Wood apple beverage on arrival. Comfortable room

          As soon as we walked in we were greeted with friendly smiles from the staff and refreshment towels. We were promptly shown to our room (without having to wait at all!) and after a few minutes we receive complimentary wood apple smoothies! They were really yum and we had been wanting to try these so it was a nice surprise! The room is nice with a massive bed and A/C. Everything is fine and it is good value for money if you want a nice room at a reasonable price. Location is good. The staff seemed to want to do everything they could to make our stay more enjoyable. Highly recommend staying here. I had an enjoyable stay. If I had to be picky I would suggest that the shower could be upgraded & be replaced with a single glass frame enclosure so there is extra room and this would make the bathroom look modern. Also the aircon could be turned on a few minutes before the guest enters to make it more refreshing on arrival. But neither really bothered me. Cheers!

          Reviewed February 01, 2015
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Louis from France
          Couple
          Standard Room
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

          Great new hotel near Galle rd”

          Location, Staff, Cleanliness/Comfort

          This is a brand NEW hotel. You can feel it when you take a shower: it is very clean and the towels feel like they have never been used before. The beds are really great, super comfortable and everything is just perfect. The staff is so nice, greeted us with a class of fresh juice upon arrival and always smiling and helped us book a taxi to the airport. This is a hotel I would definitely recommend for business our leisure travelers. The only downside I can see is that our room (#303) was located directly beneath the restaurant and we could hear the chairs dragging on the floor in the morning, which woke us up around 8 or 9 AM. Other than that, no issues! Great stay!

          Reviewed January 05, 2015
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Anushka from Sri Lanka
          Solo traveler
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in August 2019

          Great value for money”

          The hotel provides all basics for the money you pay. In simple terms very worth for money. I stayed in the very basic catogory room, but it had all the essential facilities, including Safety Box, fridge, Hot water, Cable TV, comfortable bed..etc. The room Air condition is excellent. I always have problems with other budget hotels with bad ACs.

          Reviewed August 28, 2019

          Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and we are glad to get your high approval. We always work hard to make sure all our guests feel happy and comfortable during their stay. We hope to welcome you soon once again. Thank You.

          Responded August 31, 2019
          Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Louise from Ireland
          Solo traveler
          Deluxe Room
          Stayed 1 night in February 2015

          Nice hotel”

          Staff were friendly, rooms are very clean, check in and out times were relaxed

          We had a lovely stay at Ceylon city.

          Reviewed February 13, 2015
          5.7
          David from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Deluxe Room
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

          New Year Stay - Not Recommended”

          It is a new hotel and the room had a very comfortable bed and all white, fresh, cotton bedding

          This hotel,like most hotels in Sri Lanka,is way overpriced compared to hotels in other parts of Asia,Thailand being the best value of all. The photographs on Agoda are deceiving,it is off the main Galle Road but down a very unattractive lane with some small workshops/repair shops next to the hotel. The lobby and entrance to the hotel itself are small and ugly for such a new hotel.The pictures of the rooms are also deceiving as they are much smaller than they appear. I had booked a deluxe room, which although it had all the facilities the size was NOT 'deluxe'. Worse the shower-room/toilet was tiny. Way below par for deluxe standard. I am a small thin person and for me the shower cubicle was claustrophobic so I hate to think how it would feel for an average sized person. Also, the room I was given had a strange connecting door, which actually connected to a staff locker room accessed through a tiny door at the side of the lift shaft - weird and annoying - as I could here staff going into it at all hours of the night and making a noise. As the room was next to the lift door - which I had specifically requested not to be placed next to - I could here the bing-bong of its announced arrival all night long. My stay was from the 31st, New Years Eve, to the 2nd of January so when I complained about the room and its location the duty manager claimed that there were no other rooms available as the hotel was fully booked. He also claimed that the room was indeed a deluxe room!!! Finally, the hotel is located in Colombo District 4. I feel it is far too far from the centre of the city and far too far down the Galle Road. Better to stay in District 3, which has more restaurants and bars.I would not recommend this hotel, although the staff were polite and courteous the actual building is badly designed and in a poor location.

          Reviewed January 07, 2015
          9.3
          Exceptional
          paulina from Poland
          Couple
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in February 2015

          Nice stay ”

          Clean, close to city center,

          We arrived just after our early flight - they charge us extra for early check in - 35 $ what is bit a lot but they made for us free upgrade. Nice welcome with tasty cup of tea. Clean room with A/C and tea - coffee facilities. They arrange also for us Tuk Tuk drive by very kind and safe driver which made tour around Kolombo with us and charge rational money. Nice hotel.

          Reviewed March 09, 2015
          8.7
          Excellent
          Wasantha from Sri Lanka
          Business traveler
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in January 2015

          Good for money”

          Staff. Background and Room Conditions

          Room was ok and specially for a business visitor the hotel has satisfactory conditions. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful for the guests as well as for any visitors. I would recommend the hotel to anyone looking for a budget stay.

          Reviewed June 20, 2015
          8.7
          Excellent
          Richard from United States
          Couple
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in September 2015

          Great staff, clean comfortable room”

          Attentive staff, excellent breakfast, very nice modern room

          A little distance from the Fort and tourist area but an easy tuk tuk ride there. There are plenty of eating and shopping options within walking distance from the hotel including a nice shopping center. The staff were particularly helpful and friendly and spoke excellent English. They arranged late check out and hotel taxi to the airport in Negombo for our evening flight.

          Reviewed October 17, 2015
          6.4
          Good
          Mark from United States
          Group
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in June 2016

          No as good as I expected”

          We were on the second floor room 207, which is really small. There is just enough room for three suitcases and the bed. The bathroom was tiny as well. I didn't mind the size issue as much as the really powerful mold smell that was present in the hallway and room, more so in the hall. We had to leave at 7am so we couldn't eat breakfast but they were nice enough to pack us a sandwich and a few pieces of fruit and water. I would not return here, not that it was horrible but it wasn't very good and I believe that there must be better options in Colombo.

          Reviewed June 23, 2016
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Laura from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in January 2015

          Excellent value”

          Staff, clean and nice room, tv

          Excellent. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The room is well appointed. It is close to the city centre. The Tv worked well And had HBO.

          Reviewed January 14, 2015
          8.0
          Excellent
          Luxman from Sri Lanka
          Couple
          Standard Room
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

          Lovely Hotel but poor food preparation by Flamingo Restaurant.”

          We enjoyed our stay in the Hotel and their staffs were friendly, helpful and were quick to respond to our needs. However, the major downfall for this place would be their food. They have wide range of food offering during breakfast session but they were not up to the mark. The food is priced at USD10 and wish it could have tasted better. Hope the management can work on this but it was a worth stay overall.

          Reviewed December 26, 2017

          Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and we are glad to get your high approval. We always work hard to make sure all our guests feel happy and comfortable during their stay. We hope to welcome you soon once again and we will certainly look and improve our standards at Flaming Restaurant. Thank You.

          Responded January 02, 2018
          Ceylon City Hotel, Colombo
          8.4
          Excellent
          Mukrim from Tanzania
          Solo traveler
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2017

          Excellent”

          Good location in a quiet street away from Galle Road. Not many taxi drivers know the street. Breakfast could be improved. Not much choice. Had to ask for fresh pineapple which was later brought in from the kitchen. Steak menu included potato which was missing. Had to point that out and it was brought later. Corridors are not bright and cheerful as I would have liked them to be. Too gloomy for my liking. Not bad for the price though.

          Reviewed May 02, 2017
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