Pearl City Hotel

17, Baudhaloka Mawatha, Bambalapitiya, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 400 - See map
7.9
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Housekeeping6
Breakfast3
Shops1
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Pearl City Hotel

"Clean, and very central placement."

Hashim - January 27, 2020

 Pearl City Hotel
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Popular landmarks
Independence Square 1.46 km
Independence Memorial Hall 1.59 km
Colombo National Museum 1.7 km
National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka 1.89 km
Viharamahadevi Park 2.27 km
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple 2.48 km
Galle Face Green 3.17 km
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct 4.4 km
Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque 4.61 km
Mount Lavinia Beach 5.92 km
Nearby landmarks
Bullions Exchange 120 m
Uyana - Lauries Road Smoke Shop 130 m
HSBC Bank 130 m
Premire Pinnecle Pasific 130 m
MD Gunasena Bookshop 140 m
MGM Casino 140 m
Barefoot Shop 190 m
Majestic Cinema 210 m
German Embassy 210 m
Lanka Hands 210 m
8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

380 meters to the beach
Popular neighborhood
Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Spa
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Swimming pool [outdoor]
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Excellent service
8.2 rating for service
Excellent comfort
8.1 room quality and comfort
Excellent cleanliness
8.0 rating for cleanliness
Very good facilities on premise
7.6 facilities on premise

Very well maintained rooms,friendly staffs,nice complementary breakfast with multiple options.

Hareesh | August 15, 2017

Property is close to marine drive which is best for morning/evening walkers.

Hareesh | August 15, 2017

It's a super location for tourists and city-business travellers.

Michael | July 14, 2018

From well come up to send off handling is very good

Majuran | September 21, 2017

+ Good location and staffs are friendly.

sivakumaran | April 15, 2017

Staff were friendly and it was clean.

Latha | February 20, 2020

  • 380 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • 380 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 money7.8
Distance to city center3 Km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
Distance to airport9.1 km

Rooms available at Pearl City Hotel

8.1
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
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Deluxe Single Room
Deluxe Single Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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  • 1 single bed
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Deluxe Triple Room
Deluxe Triple Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Pearl City Hotel?

            Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 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 Pearl City Hotel?

            Pearl City Hotel 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. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Pearl City Hotel 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 car rental for you.

            What is the smoking policy at Pearl City Hotel?

            Pearl City Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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            What people love about Pearl City Hotel

            • 10.0
              Exceptional

              "Really good nice place"

              anuradha

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              November 23, 2019

            • 8.8
              Excellent
              Location

              "Good location."

              Michael

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              July 14, 2018

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            Overall rating:
            7.9
            Very good
            448 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.0
            Facilities
            7.6
            Location
            8.2
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            What travelers say they love:
            Super clean and good hotel.
            Hashan from Sri Lanka
            Couple
            More about Pearl City Hotel

            More about Pearl City Hotel

            Well-placed in the business, shopping area of Colombo city, Pearl City Hotel provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. Only 3 Km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Bullions Exchange, Premire Pinnecle Pasific, MGM Casino.

            At Pearl City Hotel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage.

            Step into one of 69 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning which can be found in some rooms. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as spa, massage. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Pearl City Hotel hits the spot in many ways.

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            Most talked about facilities

            Housekeeping
            36 mentions
            Swimming Pool
            31 mentions
            Breakfast
            24 mentions
            Internet
            15 mentions

            What they offer

            8.0
            Very good

            "Every things was perfect"

            Ahmed

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            December 7, 2019

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            Food and dining

            Breakfast options

            Asian

            Restaurants on site

            Restaurant
            Cuisine:International
            Menu:Buffet

            What's nearby

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            Reviews of Pearl City Hotel from real guests

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            Agoda Reviews (448)Booking.com Reviews (99)
            7.9
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            10
            Cleanliness8.0
            Facilities7.6
            Location8.2
            Room comfort and quality8.1
            Service8.2
            Value for money7.8
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            9+ Exceptional (86)
            8-9 Excellent (94)
            7-8 Very Good (87)
            6-7 Good (43)
            <6 Below Expectation (69)
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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Jackie from United States
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 1 night in July 2013

            Great Hotel”

            location, shopping, helpful staff

            NOTE: the Pearl City was full when I checked in, so they put me in their new "sister" hotel, the Pearl Grand, which is next to it and FABULOUS. While I cannot comment on the rooms at the Pearl City, rooms in the Pearl Grand were great. Staff in both establishments were very helpful. The location is awesome, either way, with plenty of food and shopping options nearby. They arranged airport transfer and gave me a packed lunch in the wee hours of the morning. Will stay here again if I am in Colombo.

            Reviewed July 10, 2013
            8.3
            Excellent
            Jeannie from United States
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in January 2014

            Upgraded to sister property - Pearl Grand Hotel”

            Free upgrade, friendly staff, great breakfast

            Though we booked a room at the Pearl City Hotel, this review reflects our actual stay at the Pearl Grand Hotel across the way. For some reason, we were upgraded to a city/sea view room on the 9th floor of their sister property and loved it. I'm not sure what the difference in price is for the room but we definitely got a deal. The hotel is just off the main road but within walking distance of city buses that drops you off at the bus or train stations. Clean, roomy, comfy and friendly service. And the free breakfast was delicious. Would stay at the Pearl Grand Hotel. The Pearl City Hotel looked nice too.

            Reviewed January 15, 2014
            9.7
            Exceptional
            Jason from United States
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

            The best hotel for the money”

            Clean and modern with nice rooftop pool

            my wife and i stayed at the pearl city hotel (grande) for two nights. though we didn't eat at the hotel, and therefore cannot vouch for its food, we were very impressed with all other aspects of the hotel. out of the seven or so hotels we stayed in during our sri lankan holiday this one was by far the best. it is very new and modern and should have a four star rating instead of three. for the money, this is the best you can get in colombo.

            Reviewed January 11, 2013
            8.7
            Excellent
            Robert from United States
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

            Get an upgrade for Pearl Grand Hotel”

            New, modern, pool!, friendly staff, 24 hour restaurant and room service, wifi

            As Agoda customers we were automatically upgraded to their new built hotel right next door, the Pearl Grand Hotel. It opened just 2 months ago and everyone was eager to promote it. So this review is about the new hotel, we didn't stay or see the Pearl City which looked old on the outside. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms are nice and modern, they have a balcony, DVD player and TV with few channels, unfortunately the selection is quite small for English speaking guests. You will have to do with couple news and sports channels, HBO and that's basically it. There is not enough hot water to take a shower even for one person, by the end it's luke warm but other than that we liked everything, especially the pool and there is also wet and dry sauna and juice bar. Their restaurant claimed to be open 24 hours, whih is a plus. But when we tried to order a pizza at 10.30 pm we were told it wasn't available at that time. I think it's a very nice hotel and would stay there again. Ps: I am giving it 3 points for food and dining as neutral grade, we actually never ate there so we don't know how the food is.

            Reviewed January 29, 2013
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Maurice from United States
            Group
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 17 nights in December 2012

            A very pleasant experience”

            Location - right in the heart of the city of colombo

            I stayed at the brand new Pearl Grand. The room and bathroom were spotlessly clean. Bed linen and towels were changed daily. I would like to commend the housekeeping staff for the good work they do. From the time I checked in to the hotel, the front office staff were always very polite and helpful. The Front Office Manager appears to be on duty 24 hours a day, and when I requested a late check out on the day I was leaving, he readily obliged. This is a very nice, clean hotel right in the heart of the city of Colombo, and I had a very pleasant stay here. PS: The Business Centre in the hotel lobby provides free internet access to hotel guests.

            Reviewed January 07, 2013
            8.8
            Excellent
            Michael from Singapore
            Business traveler
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

            Great location, good size room. Smoked smell.”

            This is at the Bambalapitiya junction. It's a super location for tourists and city-business travellers. However, the rooms are a bit old. Good size tho. The rooms smell like smoke even though this was a non smoking floor. Good value for money. Good location. If you don't mind old smokey rooms. If not, go to Pearl City grand.

            Reviewed July 14, 2018
            9.7
            Exceptional
            Rutty from France
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 1 night in February 2013

            Excellent location”

            Upgrades!

            My review really is about the Grand Pearl Hotel, since at the time of checking in I was offered the upgrade to the new hotel, which was great! The Pearl City is an old hotel, but the Grand Pearl, that is just behind it, is a new one. Beautiful hotel, great location, friendly & helpful staff, good size rooms, very nice swimming pool on the top floor. Many restaurants, shopping centers, crafts, etc. available in the area, at walking distance.

            Reviewed February 28, 2013
            10.0
            Exceptional
            KELLY from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 1 night in February 2013

            Great start to our holiday!”

            New and clean hotel, amazing pool on the roof!

            We stayed at Pearl City Hotel for one night and wished we could have stayed for longer! We were upgraded to the new building which is beautiful in side, and the roof is especialy a great selling point with amazing views of the city and a glamourous pool! We will definately be staying here again next time we come to Colombo!

            Reviewed February 27, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Jan from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in December 2012

            sparkling new hotel in excellent location”

            very professional and helpful staff, well appointed room with great city and sea view.

            there are many positives about the pearl grand. the hotel's location just off galle road makes it really easy to travel to most colombo locations. the standard of furnishings and fittings in the rooms is high, with a few sri lankan idiosyncrasies. reliable hot water and superbly comfortable bed! high level of security, with safe in the room. great rooftop pool! and a few areas for improvement......generally the rooms are quiet, but late night cleaning and the arrival bell on the lift can cause disturbance to light sleepers, so perhaps ask for a room away from the lift. the restaurant looks great but the air conditioning there is very cold, so wear an extra layer, and the service is slow. however, the staff in reception could not be faulted in regard to their professional approach, friendliness, willingness to help with information about colombo, luggage storage facility etc.

            Reviewed January 07, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Mark from Canada
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

            Best hotel find-Pearl Grand tower”

            New tower behind original hotel, rooftop pool & restaurant

            When you book, make sure to book deluxe room in the new Pearl Grande Hotel. The original Pearl City Hotel looks quite dated, so we were happy to be escorted across the lane to the new property. Really clean, well maintained hotel. Pool was lovely, food good. Only drawback is it is not licensed for alcohol, but is close to Majestic Shopping Center where there is a Cargill Supermarket, with limited beer and wine ssales. Plenty of metered tuktuks outside. Go to the Cricket Club restaurant about 15 min walk. Great food, wonderful staff.

            Reviewed February 11, 2013
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Charlotte from New Zealand
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 5 nights in December 2012

            Great hotel, Great Service”

            service, cleaniness, location

            The Pearl City has its new hotel now the Pearl Grand, the rooms were very beautiful and comfortable. They have balconies, swimming pool and gym facilities. Room service food was great and very well priced. Located in a very central location to shopping areas. they can also arrange transport to and from the airport for a good price and transport to other locations if needed. This is the second time I have stayed here and the new hotel is definitely a winner.

            Reviewed December 24, 2012
            9.0
            Exceptional
            XIAORAN from China
            Business traveler
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 1 night in December 2012

            Brandnew hotel with helpful staff”

            great location, good facility

            it's located in colombo 4, near Majestic city. Staff are very kind and helpful. pearl grand hotel is a new one opposite to pearl city. no need to worry about hot water and AC at night though some rooms have bad smell due to newly renovation.I ll definitely stay here next time.

            Reviewed January 17, 2013
            9.7
            Exceptional
            Ashok from India
            Business traveler
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 3 nights in February 2013

            very nice hotel”

            location, Low price.

            This is about Pearl Grand Hotel. Actually I booked at Pearl city hotel, while I check in, they put me in Pearl Grand hotel. Its new hotel having nice rooms, very clean. My luck my room was located @ 10 th floor, fantastic view city and sea on the 11 th floor, there is a swimming pool and sauna. Good relaxation. A small gym also available for a quick dumbles and treadmill.

            Reviewed February 26, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Doron from Netherlands
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

            excellent but we we're upgraded to the new hotel ”

            new, clean, comfortable

            Like many other reviewers we got upgraded to the brand new Pearl GRAND Hotel which lays just next to the Pearl City Hotel. Since the hotel is brand new we did enjoyed our stay. The staff is friendly and the rooms are excellent. The only negative i can think of is that they don't serve alcohol in the hotel.

            Reviewed March 06, 2013
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Darren from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

            Fantastic deal if you get the free upgrade”

            swimming pool at Grand Pearl

            After reading the recent reviews of people getting a free upgrade to the Pearl Grand Hotel next door, we took our chances and booked the City Pearl. Sure enough we got the transfer to an amazing 10th floor room in the Grand which was an excellent top quality western standard hotel. Better still the Grand has a rooftop swimming pool with great views and no one around.

            Reviewed January 11, 2013
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Tim from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

            Perfect Choice”

            Location, restaurant, friendly staff, rooftop pool, great rooms and more

            I got the upgrade also to their brand new hotel (Pearl Grand) which is right behind Pearl City. Apparently same guy owns both. Incredible views from the rooftop pool. Rooms are excellent with free wifi, cable, balcony with views and very modern, clean and comfortable. Staff were great, restaurant staff very polite and helpful and all the lobby staff. Everything about this hotel was perfect for me and excellent value. I couldn't rate highly enough!

            Reviewed January 23, 2013
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Robert from Germany
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

            Fantastic place in Colombo”

            good Location, attentive Staff, Upgrade

            The stay wad fantastic. We planned to stay 2 nights but stood 4 instead. We were upgraded to Pearl Grand next door, which is a 4 star hotel that was just officially opened this weekend by the Prime Minister. The pool on the rooftop is great though we had no need to use it. The staff was always caring and they gave us the same rate for the additional nights, great service. Concerning Sri Lankan circumstances the breakfast was good. Maybe one of the best hotels in Colombo, especially concerning value for money.

            Reviewed March 25, 2013
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Anna from Russia
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 1 night in January 2013

            Great new hotel”

            All features are great

            when we checked in we got offered to stay in the new grand pearl city hotel right next to the old one. it was the best hotel in colombo i ever stayed. brand new, fully equipted with great staff.

            Reviewed January 25, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            REMEGIO
            Group
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 1 night in February 2013

            Cost-effective, right smack in attractions area!”

            New, chic, location

            We were upgraded to Pearl Grand, and for the price we originally paid, who would complain? Pearl Grand is new, chic in interiors and efficient in service. The room, albeit small, exudes boutique chic feel with quality linens and beddings. The strategic location is just what every Colombo visitor needs.

            Reviewed March 06, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            JeanPierre from Sweden
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

            Uppgraded to Pearl Grand”

            Brand new in city center

            Actually we booked for Pearl City but were uppgraded to Perl Grand. So I don't know about Pearl City other than by the look of the lobby. City looks like a 2 star hotel and Grand was a 4 star. We enjoyed our stay and had a drink every night by the rooftop pool. Room was brand new and equipped with all you can wish for. Excellent staff.

            Reviewed February 17, 2013
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