Ivy Lane Hotel Colombo

538, Galle Road, Colombo 03, Colpetty, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 00300 - See map
8.0
Excellent
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Housekeeping77
Breakfast24
Shops6
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Ivy Lane Hotel Colombo

"It was a very nice stay, breakfast was minimum but everything else made it up."

Siti - October 10, 2017

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Popular landmarks
National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka 1.1 km
Colombo National Museum 1.26 km
Independence Square 1.5 km
Independence Memorial Hall 1.67 km
Viharamahadevi Park 1.82 km
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple 1.83 km
Galle Face Green 2.36 km
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct 3.6 km
Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque 3.86 km
Mount Lavinia Beach 6.69 km
Nearby landmarks
Hemas Pharmaceuticals 90 m
Durdans Hospital 100 m
Finnish Embassy 110 m
Vogue Jewellers 120 m
Sri Lanka Tea Board 160 m
Colombo Jewellery Stores 170 m
Beira Lake 230 m
Lalitha Jewellers 240 m
India Visa Center 270 m
Marino Mall 280 m
8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

240 meters to the beach
Popular neighborhood
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Excellent comfort
8.3 room quality and comfort
Excellent service
8.3 rating for service
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 80% of guests
Very good cleanliness
7.9 rating for cleanliness

Perfect location on Galle Road & easy to get around with plenty of tuk tuk options available.

Meghana | March 12, 2020

Room & bathroom were spacious.

Meghana | March 12, 2020

  • 980 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • 240 meters to the beach

  • Located in heart of Colombo

Cheaper than 97% of all properties in Colombo in the last 24 hoursCompared to 1,058 Colombo properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.1
Distance to city center0.6 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
Distance to airport9.9 km

Rooms available at Ivy Lane Hotel Colombo

8.3
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Standard Double Room with 10% Discount on Laundry
Standard Double Room with 10% Discount on Laundry
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Double room - Comfort
Double room - Comfort
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Single Room Comfort
Single Room Comfort
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Family Room
Family Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Single Room with 10% Discount on Laundry
Standard Single Room with 10% Discount on Laundry
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Quadruple Room with 10% Discount on Laundry
Standard Quadruple Room with 10% Discount on Laundry
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed and 1 king bed
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Single Room
Single Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Room
Double Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Double bed room (no window)
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      Frequently asked questions

      How do I get to Ivy Lane Hotel Colombo?

      Ivy Lane 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 4000 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 Ivy Lane 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, Ivy Lane Hotel Colombo has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. 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 Ivy Lane Hotel Colombo?

      Ivy Lane 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 Ivy Lane Hotel Colombo

      • 7.6
        Very good
        Staff 

        "Location is great, staff very friendly, room very clean."

        Teo

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        May 16, 2018

      • 9.6
        Exceptional
        Location

        "The hotel is situated in the heart of the city."

        Aiken

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        March 18, 2020

      • 9.6
        Exceptional
        Bathroom

        "Rooms and Bathroom were clean and spacious."

        Aiken

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        March 18, 2020

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      8.6/10
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      8.3/10
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      8.4/10
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      Overall rating:
      8.0
      Excellent
      846 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.9
      Facilities
      7.0
      Location
      8.6
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      What travelers say they love:
      A cosy place with many nearby shops and shopping centres.
      Inderjeet from Malaysia
      Business traveler
      More about Ivy Lane Hotel Colombo

      More about Ivy Lane Hotel Colombo

      If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Colombo, look no further than Ivy Lane Hotel Colombo. The city center is merely 0.6 km away and the airport can be reached within 45 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

      Ivy Lane Hotel Colombo also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Colombo. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

      All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Ivy Lane Hotel Colombo.

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      Breakfast
      59 mentions
      Housekeeping
      53 mentions
      Food & Dining
      5 mentions
      Internet
      5 mentions

      What they offer

      9.2
      Exceptional

      "This hotel is excellent for a one-night stay in Colombo."

      Agnieszka

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      January 10, 2020

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      Food and dining

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      Continental

      Restaurants on site

      Restaurant
      Cuisine:International

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      Reviews of Ivy Lane Hotel Colombo from real guests

      Overall rating
      8.0
      Excellent
      From 846 reviews
      8.6Location
      8.4Service
      8.2Room comfort and quality
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      Rating via Agoda8.0
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      Cleanliness7.9
      Facilities7.0
      Location8.6
      Room comfort and quality8.3
      Service8.3
      Value for money8.1
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      J. from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Double room - Comfort
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

      A Good, Safe & Clean Place To Stay”

      The Ivy Lane is a budget friendly, safe, clean little hotel in a part of Colombo that provides easy access to explore the rest of the city either by walking, bus or tuc-tuc. A simple breakfast option is also available. I confidently recommend the Ivy Lane Hotel to all budget minded visitors looking for accommodations in Colombo.

      Reviewed November 03, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ryan from United States
      Solo traveler
      Single Room Comfort
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

      Fantastic Accommodation ”

      I stayed at Ivy Lane for many nights in December - extending my stay day after day because of the friendly staff and clean and relaxing rooms. I recommend Ivy Lane to anyone looking for a calm oasis to rest and relax in the busy Colombo boundaries. Thank you Hamzy and the rest of the Ivy Lane team! - Ryan

      Reviewed December 23, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Karl
      Family with young children
      Double room - Comfort
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      Perfect location and helpful staff”

      Loved every bit staying here. I'm fact we had to stay in as the blasts had taken place while we are at the property. The staff advised us not to venture out. They even provided dinner for us at no additional cost as the curfew was on from the evening hours and all the stores were shut. The staff were excellent with a smile on their faces 24x 7. Ready to help with anything. We didn't get much to see in Colombo due to the security situation, but we definitely will come back soon and stay right here at the Ivy lane as it is close to pretty much everything.

      Reviewed April 24, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      King from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Single Room Comfort
      Stayed 1 night in May 2019

      Strategic Location and Excellent Hotel Staff”

      I stayed in Ivy Lane for 2 separate nights and I love the experience. It is strategically located in the city. But my favorite part here is the friendly staff- PRADEEP and DANIEL were excellent in giving information about the city and were extremely helpful to the guests. I would definitely stay here again when I come back to Colombo.

      Reviewed May 23, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      GREGORY from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Double room - Comfort
      Stayed 7 nights in June 2019

      Location Location!”

      A friendly, clean hotel in a prime location in Colombo. Large modern aircondtioned room with cable tv and very hot water for refreshing showers. A nice breakfast put on every day. I was suitably impressed with the value for money and have no hesitation in recommending the Ivy Inn Colombo to fellow travelers. I'll certainly be back. And don't forget the Clock Inn in Kandy. Owned by the same establishment and a great place to stay when visiting Kandy.

      Reviewed July 07, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Gishan from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Single Room Comfort
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018

      Central, comfortable and clean”

      This was my second booking at the Ivy Lane Hotel. As I arrived, the Receptionist (Daniel) recognised me and warmly welcomed me back. All the staff are very helpful and friendly. This hotel is centrally located and provides VFM accommodation that is clean and comfortable. It also offers car parking. I will not hesitate to stay there again.

      Reviewed September 21, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Michael from Singapore
      Business traveler
      Double room - Comfort
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017

      Always a Joy”

      This visit to Sri Lanka, i booked late and got absolutely hammered. Similar budget hotels are total crap. I immediately checked out and came back to Ivy Lane. The service, room, facilities, cleaniness, is and perfect. It saved my entire trip. First choice: Ivy Lane.

      Reviewed December 10, 2017
      7.2
      Very good
      Marisch from United States
      Family with teens
      Double room - Comfort
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

      Great price & convenient location!!”

      We booked a room at Ivy Lane Hotel for 4 nights because it was conveniently located in Colombo for an affordable price compared to other Colombo city hotels. This hotel is not luxury, but it was nicely decorated and fairly clean. It's a small hotel and perfect for solo, couples, and families. Do not expect much from the free breakfast because there were not many options besides cereal, juice, and fruit. However, the view from the rooftop where you go for breakfast is lovely. The staff doesn't really smile, but that could be a cultural thing. The front desk manager was nice and helpful. There's a restaurant right next door to the hotel that delivers room service. The famous FAB pastry shop is a five minute walk. There's a grocery store that's a 3 min walk. There's a train station close by, though we took tuk-tuk's that were readily available. Overall, I would recommend this city hotel for its price and location.

      Reviewed June 20, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ryan from United States
      Solo traveler
      Single Room Comfort
      Stayed 1 night in January 2018

      Sanctuary for a Colombo Stay”

      Ivy Lane has been a home-away-from-home for me durig my time in Colombo. I recommend this hotel for anyone who is coming through th city for a peaceful stay.

      Reviewed January 06, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      Amelia from Australia
      Couple
      Double room - Comfort
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

      Great value for money”

      The Ivy Lane was a great hotel. Nice neat newly styled rooms. Had everything we needed. On the main road and only short tuk tuk rides to the main attractions. The staff were great. Rooms closest to the street did attract a bit of noise but nothing major. Facilities were very limited, wifi was available and an area for breakfast but that was about it. Would happily stay here again.

      Reviewed April 29, 2016
      8.0
      Excellent
      Michelle from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Double room - Comfort
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

      an enjoyable stay”

      location, room, breakfast

      I'm glad I got to stay at Ivy Lane! the location is pretty central since it's on Galle Road, there's also a pharmacy and a small Food City supermarket across the road. there's also a bus going to Fort Railway (100), but it's also easy to get a tuk-tuk to go anywhere, really. just make sure they follow the metre! if you're looking for shops/eateries like Barefoot or Green Cabin, be sure to turn right as you leave the hotel, and not left towards Galle Face. room wise was sizeable, comfortable and clean, only thing was that the toilet smelt a bit funky, but once used, the smell goes away. i had some problems with the in-room safe (cos there's an additional handle aside from the number pad), so i gave up using it after a while. really nice to start the day with a cup of tea and a good breakfast up on the rooftop. the staff are friendly and will do their best to help even if they're not quite sure. overall a pleasant stay!

      Reviewed November 28, 2015
      8.4
      Excellent
      Laiela from Maldives
      Solo traveler
      Double room - Comfort
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

      A cozy accommodation in the middle of the city”

      It was very delightful to have stayed in Ivy Lane, as Pradeep and Malik (FO Team) we're always there to answer all querries and even provide solutions for some challenges I have encountered. Such we're hot shower on my first night, however, the management made sure it was fixed the very next day. It is an ideal location as it was very near the metro, independence square, arcade, crescat, liberty square and all the unbelievable coffee & tea shops around the area.

      Reviewed October 09, 2017
      8.7
      Excellent
      Maria from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Double room - Comfort
      Stayed 4 nights in June 2015

      Ivy Lane Experience”

      I do like the room which i stayed because it's compact to my needs the bed is a good sleep and the wash room is nicely put.

      Since I am always out most of the days and uses the hotel for most nights only I can say that staying at Ivy Lane is accomodatingly wise. If I may suggest a look through on the door so you can check who is knocking on your door.

      Reviewed June 16, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Emma from New Zealand
      Couple
      Double room - Comfort
      Stayed 1 night in July 2019

      Exceptional”

      Great stay at the Ivy, great location, friendly and helpful staff. Really comfortable bed!! We will return when we are next in Colombo great value for money. Thank you

      Reviewed July 09, 2019
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Celeste from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Double room - Comfort
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

      Great little hotel at a reasonable price”

      Cleanliness, friendliness of staff and location

      I was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of this hotel. The rooms were large, modernly furnished and extremely comfortable. The staff were also very friendly and helpful and were always willing to help out with travel hints and tips. A great little hotel at a very reasonable price - would definitely stay here again the next time I am in Colombo!

      Reviewed February 02, 2016
      7.0
      Very good
      Maeva from Singapore
      Couple
      Double room - Comfort
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

      Short stay but pleasant overall”

      Room is cosy and clean

      We had stayed in Ivy Lane for 2 nights only, as we were transiting through Colombo. The room was clean and pretty. The bathroom was a bit small and the ventilation was average. We did not get to try the breakfast or any meals there, due to our tight schedule. Location wise, the hotel is conveniently located in Colombo (on the main road, Galle Road) We have seen lots of other budget travellers there. Good option for short stay

      Reviewed February 29, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mengchen from China
      Solo traveler
      Double room - Comfort
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

      A hotel with nice and helpful staff”

      The hotel location is good and is in the downtown area. The room is clean and the price is reasonable. What amazes me is the staff here. they are so friendly and helpful, especially Hamzy, who really helped me out when I was in trouble. Thank you for bringing me such a good memory during my stay in Colombo! Will definitely come back again in the future!

      Reviewed March 01, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      John from United States
      Solo traveler
      Double room - Comfort
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

      Good staff, good bathroom”

      I stayed 2 nights in a “Double Room - Comfort”. Check in was smooth and counter staff was welcoming and most helpful. I received a friendly greeting each time I entered the lobby. The room was spacious and clean, although probably due for a fresh coat of paint. Room contained a comfortable bed with night tables, desk, wardrobe with safe box, quiet AC unit, and a modern TV (but no English channels). Wifi was not super fast but was consistent. Bathroom was great, recently refurbished in modern style. Free breakfast was ok - eggs to order, toast, juice, fruit, instant coffee. Location was fine, Colombo 3 district, right on the main road but without too much road noise. Just 2 minutes walk to a bus stop where you can catch bus No. 100 to the fort bus depot or railway station. All in all, not a fancy hotel but a good experience.

      Reviewed January 10, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Graeme from Australia
      Couple
      Double room - Comfort
      Stayed 1 night in September 2016

      Good Deal”

      Value for money at Ivy Lane Hotel, good location, friendly staff, excellent omelette by the young guy cooking breakfast and comfortable bed and effective air con. Only downer was wifi a bit average on 2nd floor.

      Reviewed September 30, 2016
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Asako from Japan
      Family with teens
      Family Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Reasonable and comfortable”

      We needed to stay in Colombo for one night before our early morning flight next day. We booked a family room for four of us and it turned out two rooms. They said they would keep two rooms usually when they receive "family room request". Our rooms are on the same floor but not next each other. It worked out ok but not what I expected. We went to Galle face green by tuktuk and walked back to the hotel. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staffs are very helpful.

      Reviewed December 24, 2018
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