Shalimar Hotel
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Shalimar Hotel

46, Panchikawatte Road Maradana , Maradana, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 00100
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    Shalimar Hotel Reviews

    7.0
    Very good
    /10
    (195 reviews)See what guests said
    8.7
    Excellent

    "Room service was fast and good, AC and shower were fantastic..."

    Ronald

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    January 16, 2016

    7.3
    Very good value for money

    Things you’ll love about Shalimar Hotel

    Things you'll love

    • 130 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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    Location
    7.0
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    Very good location - 250 meters from city center
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    Nearby
  • Dutch Museum1.82 km
  • Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple1.87 km
  • Viharamahadevi Park1.92 km
  • Galle Face Green2.26 km
  • National Museum2.27 km
  • World Trade Center2.36 km
  • St Anthony s Church Kochikade Colombo2.98 km
  • Arcade Independence Square3.21 km
  • Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya Temple7.01 km
  • Mount Lavinia beach9.99 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked a few minutes ago

    Value for money7.3
    Distance to city center0.2 Km
    Location rating7.0
    Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
    Distance to airport12.5 km

    Rooms available at Shalimar Hotel

    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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    • 1 double bed
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    Triple Room Sea
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          Deluxe Single
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                Double single use
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                    8.0
                    Very good

                    "Staff friendly and helpful"

                    nicolette

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                    February 3, 2018

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                    Agoda Reviews (195)Booking.com Reviews (315)
                    7.0
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                    10
                    Cleanliness7.0
                    Facilities6.7
                    Location7.0
                    Room comfort and quality7.0
                    Service7.2
                    Value for money7.3
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                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    Kelly from Canada
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 1 night in August 2012

                    Good sized rooms, but ask to chose your room”

                    Quiet, great service.

                    The first room I was given was a fair size, but there was a gas odor coming from the bathroom which scared me. Also, in this room, there would be no fire escape if the main door was blocked (there were no windows to open or alternate door). I was moved to a room across the hall which was a little bigger, had no odor, but the alternate door overlooking the street was locked with a padlock. There is great air conditioning, a lovely breakfast area, and the staff are fantastic!

                    Reviewed August 26, 2012
                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    Noriko from Japan
                    Couple
                    Stayed 1 night in June 2012

                    Value for money and Clean&Convenient but bit noisy”

                    10mins from Colombo Fort station

                    we needed to stay just one night in columbo as we reached mid-night from other country and depart early morning to hill country by train. it is reasonable hotel, clean and good location but we could not sleep well due to noise from road as well as from a/c. room was spacious and shower had good water pressure

                    Reviewed July 01, 2012
                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    CHUA from Malaysia
                    Business traveler
                    Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

                    Heritage hotel but big room”

                    Colonial style hotel with open courtyard near to Railway Station and bus station

                    This hotel need to be refurbished as soon as possible. The room is clean but the Hotel compound need to be swept clean everyday bacause of heavy traffic on the ground floor bar. Rate is not that cheap but thats the best in this Colombo area!

                    Reviewed May 10, 2012
                    4.4
                    Bryce from United States
                    Solo traveler
                    Deluxe Double Room
                    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

                    Wow - I guess it could be worse”

                    What a funny hotel - it's a curious leftover from colonial days - the staff don't seem to care very much. The rooms have character and basic needs. My room on the street was quite noisy. The breakfast was impressively bad. If you have a good sense of humor you might enjoy.

                    Reviewed December 29, 2016
                    8.7
                    Excellent
                    Ronald from United States
                    Couple
                    Deluxe Double Room
                    Stayed 1 night in December 2015

                    Just exactly the hotel we needed for one night”

                    location, food and drinks, travel assistance

                    We stayed only one night at the Shalimar, but it felt luxurious that night between a train trip into Colombo from Galle and out again by train to Anuradhapura the next day. Mr Gopi was especially generous in helping us obtain intercity train tickets, in that the first two trains we tried were fully booked. Room service was fast and good, AC and shower were fantastic. Also, gave good exchange rate on $100US.

                    Reviewed January 16, 2016
                    6.7
                    Good
                    todd from Australia
                    Couple
                    Stayed 5 nights in February 2012

                    nice quaint hotel, main street , ”

                    location and staff

                    we stayed at this hotel as it was on the main road leading to all the tourist and shopping areas we needed to visit, Public transport was at the front door as was restaurants, and supermarkets. the main market / shopping area was a 5 minute trip, the hotel was old and worn but quaint

                    Reviewed February 14, 2013
                    8.7
                    Excellent
                    Emily from New Zealand
                    Group
                    Stayed 1 night in December 2012

                    Clean rooms and good restaurant”

                    Restaurant food and service, nice and big clean rooms

                    We checked in to the hotel very late at night around midnight. The lights in the lobby were very dim, but there was a sleepy fellow who checked us in. The lobby is pretty empty, worn and uninviting so we were a bit worried. But when we entered the room, we were relieved, as it was very clean and spacious for the 2 of us. Staff were very friendly throughout our stay, with great service and good food for breakfast!

                    Reviewed January 05, 2013
                    4.7
                    Derek from United Kingdom
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 1 night in November 2012

                    big basic rooms. hotel is on a busy road.”

                    Budget hotel, close to Maradana Railway Station

                    Given the late landing in Colombo at 02:00, it doesn't really make sense to pay for an expensive hotel so I chose this one. The room was big, the shower was fine. The a/c and the fans worked. The hotel didn't arrange for pick up at the airport as they said they would.There are no amenities nearby - seemed to be car workshops in the street and I did not eat here.

                    Reviewed December 17, 2012
                    6.3
                    Good
                    Ahmad from Indonesia
                    Couple
                    Stayed 1 night in November 2012

                    Value for money”

                    near train stations, 24hrs reception, value for money

                    We arrived at this hotel very late night after 1.5 hrs taxi drive from airport. Check-in process was fast and we got a room on 3rd level. Room facilities were okay, bathroom was clean, they provided electric kettle with some free instant coffees and a bottled drinking water. Very basic facilities good enough for transit hotel like. The only bad experience we had at this hotel was power off, it happened three times, that made us feel so spooky. But, when we moved to other place in srilanka we also had the same experience.

                    Reviewed November 18, 2012
                    8.3
                    Excellent
                    Michael from Germany
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 1 night in September 2012

                    Great value for Colombo”

                    Clean and close to station.

                    I found the hotel clean and very convenient for access to the Colombo rail network. The staff were helpful and friendly. The room was spacious, almost suit like. Clean with all the basics included. Night life in the area is sparse, but with easy access to the centre of town this should not be a problem for most.

                    Reviewed October 14, 2012
                    9.7
                    Exceptional
                    marco from Chile
                    Couple
                    Stayed 1 night in May 2012

                    good location and nice rooms”

                    good location and access to downtown.

                    The room was clean, big, nice and quite. we like the bed, it was comfortable and good size. the bathroom was clean.The staff was helpfull. The restaurant had a good food and good service. The hotel as an excellent location, we were able to walk to downtown and not to take a taxi to return.

                    Reviewed September 23, 2012
                    8.7
                    Excellent
                    Sally from Australia
                    Couple
                    Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

                    Lovely old Colonial style hotel.”

                    Large rooms, huge meals, great staff.

                    This hotel is close to rail and buses. The Sri Lankan breakfast is amazing and the meals served at the hotel are huge. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the rooms are large with a very comfortable bed.

                    Reviewed August 27, 2012
                    8.7
                    Excellent
                    Wei from Malaysia
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 1 night in August 2012

                    Convenient and reasonably priced hotel ”

                    Close to the city, great food

                    I stayed at the hotel for only a couple of hours before catching my flight early in the morning. The hotel is located close to the city centre (only 3-5 mins ride on a tuk tuk) and I was able to do some last minute sightseeing. The cost of tuk tuk from the Colombo Fort Railway Station is 400LKR. I also had lunch and dinner in the hotel and was very impressed with the portion and quality of food. Room is clean and spacious. Would recommend this hotel!

                    Reviewed August 08, 2012
                    8.7
                    Excellent
                    Ammar from Iraq
                    Family with teens
                    Stayed 1 night in July 2012

                    Good staff, clean rooms, cockroaches and ants.”

                    Good location in central Colombo, Clean rooms and helpful staff

                    Hotel was good, rooms were clean, staff is excellent, but I faed two negative things: I checked in late, 1) the liquor smell was filling the reception place since the pub is open to the public areas of the hotel. 2) A big black cockroach was waiting us inside the room, the accompanying staff was ready to remove it immediately. drunk a cup of Nescafe at night and in the morning I found a huge amount of tiny ants in and around the cup. Overall the hotel is very good but there's a certain need for some pest control and a separator for the pub form the rest of the hotel.

                    Reviewed July 23, 2012
                    6.0
                    David from Canada
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 1 night in July 2012

                    Good for price ”

                    price

                    The hotel is cheap, the rooms are clean, and you can book it online. That's about as far as the good points go. Its in a part of Colombo with no attractions. The attached restaurant is decent. My room had windows that had to be constantly curtained as they looked right into the restaurant! This place is fine for one night but you don't want to stay longer than you have to. The staff are competent at giving directions.

                    Reviewed July 22, 2012
                    5.3
                    Siong from Malaysia
                    Group
                    Stayed 1 night in July 2012

                    Standard and Old Room”

                    Near Railway and Bus Station

                    It is a pity that this hotel not well maintain. Or else it could be a hotel with good location and with nice ambience. The room is very standard and but furniture and bath/toilet a bit run down. Cannot complain too much since the price at the reasonable range and if you are the one looking for convenience and do not mind it is a bit run down, this hotel would be quite a good option to stay. Refurbish is needed but i am not sure will the affordable price stay put. The hotel stuffs are old and not that pro-active in welcoming and giving tour information.

                    Reviewed July 16, 2012
                    9.0
                    Exceptional
                    Sudawan from Thailand
                    Couple
                    Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

                    Nice rooms, fantastic food, excellent service”

                    Fantastic food

                    location - the hotel is located 20 km from the airport and within access to the city, we rented the tuk tuk for few hours to see the sights and then walk back from the last place we visit. room- clean, spacious, hot water only thing about our room is the tv is very far from the bed. our 2 night stay was comfortable and were well taken care of, the staff even helped look for the converter plugs so we could charge our phones and cameras. food - as recommended on hotel reviews, the food was fantastic. as soon as we checked in we went to the courtyard and ordered rice and chicken curry. we also stayed in that night and ordered room service.

                    Reviewed July 15, 2012
                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    Anu from Finland
                    Couple
                    Stayed 1 night in June 2012

                    Good location, nice rooms”

                    We stayed only one night at this hotel, but had good a stay. The location is great, walking distance (5 min.) from the train station. The tuktuk- drivers said it's far from the station, but don't believe them! You can also walk to the fort, or take a tuktuk. The hotel had good, clean and spacious rooms with a good air-con. They also have a restaurant, the food was average. The breakfast was ok and they also served it to the room. I would recommend this hotel.

                    Reviewed July 04, 2012
                    6.3
                    Good
                    Nathan from Australia
                    Couple
                    Stayed 1 night in June 2012

                    Not a bad budget option”

                    Price, cool if faded art deco style

                    Not a bad budget option, nice size rooms. Though serious body odour problem coming from the front desk. Also, be prepared for long rickshaw rides from the hotel to most of the main places to see in Colombo.

                    Reviewed July 02, 2012
                    9.0
                    Exceptional
                    andrea from India
                    Family with teens
                    Stayed 1 night in June 2012

                    Great location”

                    Clean specious rooms

                    We spent one night at colombo and it was mainly for shopping at Odel and House of fashion. Both places were easily accessible by tuk tuk and most of the drivers know the location of the hotel. Althought the hotel is quite old, the rooms are clean and neat. Good value for money compared to the other hotels in colombo

                    Reviewed June 15, 2012
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