The Steuart by Citrus

#45, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01, Colombo World Trade Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 00100 - See map
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8.3
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Housekeeping28
Breakfast19
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The Steuart by Citrus

"Lovely Classic Hotel, Great restaurant/Bar, Great Location, Awesome Service."

Bobby - January 29, 2020

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Popular landmarks
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct 130 m
Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque 1.14 km
Galle Face Green 1.26 km
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple 2.41 km
National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka 2.53 km
Viharamahadevi Park 3.05 km
Colombo National Museum 3.26 km
Independence Square 4.17 km
Independence Memorial Hall 4.28 km
Mount Lavinia Beach 10.28 km
Nearby landmarks
King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe Prison Cell 60 m
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct 130 m
World Trade Center 140 m
O Bar 140 m
Khan Clock Tower 160 m
Spa Ceylon - Dutch Hospital 160 m
Danish Embassy 170 m
Central Bank Currency Museum 180 m
Luv SL 180 m
Magarita Blues 180 m
9.0

Exceptional

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180 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 88% of guests
Excellent cleanliness
8.3 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.3 rating for service
Fantastic breakfast
83% positive mentions

Rooms are clean, the staff are very friendly and helpful, especially Shaini and her manager Chamal, very kind of them, give me their helping hand and ...

Miaw | March 4, 2020

Great location,staff,buffet breakfast and the room was nicer than it looked on the photos on the website and was spotlessly clean.

Peter | June 22, 2019

the hotel staff accommodated us to a different hotel nearby which was there sister concern which was exceptionally good.

kumar | December 20, 2019

I m happy to stay here, the hotel is located and a strategy location, surrounded by restaurant and pubs.

Miaw | March 4, 2020

Check in before time , good service mind staffs,good food at pub , good location I love my stay

Boontuan | December 1, 2019

We had a pleasant stay at The Steuart hotel as a final stop on our way home from Sri Lanka.

Gadi | August 1, 2019

  • 930 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Located in heart of Colombo

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Value for money8.1
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportRatmalana Airport (RML)
Distance to airport13.6 km

Rooms available at The Steuart by Citrus

7.9
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Room comfort & quality
Deluxe Room without Window
Deluxe Room without Window
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 semi double beds
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Premium Room
Premium Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 semi double beds
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Suite Room
Suite Room
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  • Room size: 275 m²/2960 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Deluxe Room with No Window - Inclusive of all day happy hour
Deluxe Room with No Window - Inclusive of all day happy hour
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 semi double beds
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at The Steuart by Citrus?

            Check-in is from 02:00 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 The Steuart by Citrus?

            The Steuart by Citrus 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 32 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, The Steuart by Citrus 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.

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            What people love about The Steuart by Citrus

            • 9.6
              Exceptional
              Spaciousness

              "Rooms were huge and importantly they were clean."

              Brian

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              August 13, 2019

            • 10.0
              Exceptional
              Location

              "The location of the hotel is exceptional."

              Chinmay

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              February 15, 2020

            • 10.0
              Exceptional

              "The best service and good valve for money"

              Chinmay

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              February 15, 2020

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            9.1/10
            Room size
            95 sqm.
            Room comfort score
            7.9/10
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            Overall rating:
            8.3
            Excellent
            1,493 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.3
            Facilities
            7.6
            Location
            9.0
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            More about The Steuart by Citrus

            More about The Steuart by Citrus

            Renovated in 2015, the The Steuart by Citrus guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Colombo for business or pleasure. With its location just from the city center and 35 KM from the airport, this 4-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

            The facilities and services provided by The Steuart by Citrus ensure a pleasant stay for guests. 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, private check in/check out are just a few of the facilities that set The Steuart by Citrus apart from other hotels in the city.

            In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, carpeting, clothes rack, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including fitness center. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at The Steuart by Citrus.

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            What they offer

            9.2
            Exceptional

            "If I back to Colombo, this will be my hotel of choice."

            Miaw

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            March 4, 2020

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            Cuisine:International
            Menu:Buffet

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            Reviews of The Steuart by Citrus from real guests

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            8.3
            Excellent
            From 1493 reviews
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            8.5Service
            8.4Cleanliness
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            Cleanliness8.3
            Facilities7.6
            Location9.0
            Room comfort and quality7.9
            Service8.3
            Value for money8.1
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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Ruchira from Sri Lanka
            Couple
            DOUBLE DELUXE - BED AND BREAKFAST
            Stayed 1 night in March 2018

            Good place to relax”

            I went there with my wife because we wanted to stay a night in Colombo. We wanted a peaceful place to sleep after a busy tired day. I like steuart by citrus because we had a nice room in 7th floor (nice and quiet). There were two things both of us didn't like. First one was the welcome drink. It was highly concentrated artificial flavoured one even difficult to drink. Second one was the lime juice we ordered. It was also not nice. I think steuart by citrus will correct these things for future visitors if they see my review. Food was good. Soup was good. We enjoyed the dinner. There was a small nice buffet for the breakfast. I recommend this hotel for any person whose expectation is to relax.

            Reviewed March 05, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Aruna from Sri Lanka
            Business traveler
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 1 night in June 2017

            A walk back in time..”

            Citrus Steuart takes you back in history through to the colonial times, yet providing all the comforts of the modern day. Situated in the busy city centre in colombo close to the dutch hospital, central station, port, the hotel has done an excellent refurbishment job that retains it's charm. Small lobby, front desk with efficient and friendly staff ensures a quick check-in. A bar/ restaurant providing a variety of food and drinks (and if you are not happy you can hop out to any of the hotels / restaurants within a hop and a skip). Rooms are very clean, VERY spacious & comfortable, with cable, wifi, mini-bar, AC, and other necessities. All in all, great hotel for business and pleasure travellers alike who prefers to to have a different hotel experience in colombo.

            Reviewed June 20, 2017
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Saswata from India
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Room without Window
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

            A comfortable & luxurious stay”

            Location, Staff, Food

            We had booked an Aberdeen Room, but since we were travelling with a kid , they upgraded us and the room was huge with decent view outside. The hotels location was excellent. Had a very comfortable and luxurious stay in Steuart by Citrus, Colombo.

            Reviewed January 13, 2016
            8.8
            Excellent
            Nikan from Thailand
            Couple
            Premium Room
            Stayed 1 night in April 2017

            Last night stay in Sri Lanka”

            After traveling around Sri Lanka for 9 days, we returned to Colombo to stay for 1 weekend. Hotel location is great as it is in the business and hotel area of the city, not a far walk to Galle Face Green which is a nice strip of public lawn along the ocean front. The hotel is just across the Dutch Hospital commercial complex with shops, spas, restaurants and cafes. It is also a walking distance to Colombo main train station and bustling commercial market neighborhood. The hotel is quite quirky with an overall Scottish theme. Room very spacious and view of government buildings. Bathroom is spacious, modern and clean. Only one set back was the shower door that wouldn't close properly so had leaking water onto the dry area. Staff were attentive and accommodating. Our flight was late in the night on Sunday, so paid for another half day to enjoy a full warm sunny day in Colombo and to get cleaned up in the evening before airport. Also asked the hotel to arrange an airport taxi which worked out well. Great ending to our Sri Lanka trip. Will recommend this hotel to friends traveling to Colombo.

            Reviewed May 25, 2017
            9.2
            Exceptional
            John from United States
            Family with young children
            Premium Room
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

            Second time at the Steuart. We really like the Hotel !”

            For some reason we did not receive our "Welcome Drinks" or the Fruit Basket in our Room. However, the Front Desk Staff were very friendly and helpful to us during our entire visit. Our Special request (on the Agoda site) for extra pillows and towels was not fulfilled either). We were able to get them after we arrived by calling housekeeping. Some reviews mentioned "musty smells " in the halls or rooms. We did not notice anything of the kind. The hotel was doing touch up painting on our floor and our room was fresh and clean. Breakfast buffet was great as before. Dinner service was poor as the staff was overwhelmed by serving those that were there to drink. Also we could easily hear the band up in our 5th floor room until the last song. Would we return to this hotel ? Yes we would. The location is fantastic, good rates and overall one of the best Hotels in Colombo. Tip: Easy walking distance from Fort Railway. We rode in from Negombo for 30 cents each ticket.

            Reviewed December 31, 2017
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Syed
            Family with young children
            Premium Room
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

            Best location in Colombo City”

            This hotel is located in the Dutch Hospital area (Colombo Fort) which means you are staying where everyone else is coming to visit. This is the most exclusive tourist area in Colombo City. You have fine dining, fast food (KFC, Pizza Hut, Fridays etc) souvenirs shops, sightseeing. You can take a short walk to the Galle Face and Old Parliament Building (within 10 mins distance). Ministry of Crab/ Tap House is next door. So is Odel (shoping). Rooms are quite spacious (your kids can literally run around) with a lot of storage and the bathrooms are big. We stayed at rooms 60/61 (2 nights) and 74/75 (2 nights). You can hear live music if you are lucky as sometimes they pay in the Dutch Hospital open yard. The staffs of this hotel is top rated. Very responsive and cordial. The reception staffs are in particular very helpful. The breakfast menu could have been better but for $9 buffet it is not that bad though. They don’t have a swimming pool (a small negative). Fort a few days you won’t find a better value for money

            Reviewed December 31, 2016
            8.4
            Excellent
            Gadi from China
            Family with young children
            Premium Room
            Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

            A comfortable final stop on our travels in Sri Lanka.”

            We had a pleasant stay at The Steuart hotel as a final stop on our way home from Sri Lanka. The hotel is located next to the historic hospital shopping district and there is a good Bistro on the ground floor of the hotel. Breakfast was more than adequate with all necessary options both hot and cold. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helped to book an airport transfer. The rooms themselves are spacious and well cleaned, the bathroom being particularly grand. We managed to secure a morning city tour from a Tourism department certified Tuk Tuk driver right outside of the hotel and saw a lot more of Colombo than we were originally expecting to manage. Overall it was a good experience.

            Reviewed August 01, 2019
            8.4
            Excellent
            Teresa from India
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

            Excellent Location”

            The location of the Steuart hotel is Unbeatable. Right in the heart of Fort Colombo. All heritage sights and Galleface road / Beach in walking distance. Lobby is beautifully decorated in Scottish heritage style. Breakfast was good with both Western and Sri Lankan style but same items repeated every morning. Highly recommended.

            Reviewed April 28, 2017
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Hartini from Australia
            Couple
            Premium Room
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

            Comfortable, convenient, clean”

            The main reason for booking this place was the purple carpets. I wanted to see it for myself. I was pleasantly surprised, after getting over the musty corridor, our room was comfortably clean, ample hot water, giant bed, fridge and water. Wifi was brilliant-so fast! Great location and a 7 min walk to the foreshore and lots of places to eat surrounding the hotel. Staff were very accommodating and friendly. Was always willing to answer questions and assist. The breakfast was a variety of normal breads and fruits, eggs etc. the highlight for me was the Sri Lankan breakfast and curries. The brewed coffee was good too. Could easily down 6 cups for breakfast. This hotel would definitely be my first choice if and when I visit Colombo next.

            Reviewed December 11, 2017
            8.0
            Excellent
            Vishal from India
            Family with young children
            Premium Room
            Stayed 1 night in May 2017

            Comfortable & Convenient stay”

            Steuart is centrally located in the vicinity of World Trade Center and right next the amazing Dutch Hospital Precinct. We had taken 2 premium rooms and they were large enough for us to play football :) The hotel was clean and the staff very friendly. Overall a short but comfortable stay at the Steuart.

            Reviewed May 17, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Aileen from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Premium Room
            Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

            Good start to Sri Lanka visit”

            The hotel was pleasant and in a great location to explore Colombo. Our room was comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpfull. The resturant and bar are good and reasonably priced and the breakfast offers a good selection of Sri Lankans and western options. There was some noise from the Old Dutch Hospital and the bar (only one night) but that's the location. Easy walk to train station or cheap ride in tuk tuk.

            Reviewed February 09, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Richard from United States
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 1 night in January 2018

            Spacious modern clean rooms with comfortable beds & bedding. Staff is helpful & accommodating.”

            Great location for getting around & touring Colombo. Had laundry washed there, but had an issue with it. The manager was quick to respond & quickly took care of the problem; to our satisfaction. We would like to thank her for her professional & quick response. Normally, eating out side the hotel is our preference, but the food at the hotel pub & kitchen (&Co Pub & Kithchen) was delicious therefore we ate all our meals there. Highly recommended this hotel & restaurant; excellent service & friendly staff!

            Reviewed January 08, 2018
            8.8
            Excellent
            Kok from Singapore
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

            Trip to Colombo With my wife””

            Goods: - Located right next to the famous old Dutch Hospital with many restaurants that are open till late night. -There are cheaper dining option at Gill's Kitchen food court which is located on the first level of Fairway Hotel Colombo. - The room we stay is big and clean and came with a window (the one without a window is cheaper) and the toilet itself was also big ang clean. - The breakfast was also good - waffles, cheese, bacon etc. all of good quality. - The staff are friendly and helpful. - Air conditioning is working well. - WiFi works well and responsive. - Hot water, water pressure are all perfect. Bads: - Nothing i can think of.

            Reviewed July 31, 2017
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Fiona from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 1 night in February 2018

            Good hotel right by the Dutch Hospital”

            A good place to stay, especially on arrival in Sri Lanka/Colombo. The hotel has a bar and does food. The bar can be very busy as it serves the general public, especially when it runs an event, such as the Karaoke night when we were there, so service can be rather slow. Very pleasant and helpful staff, giant room with high spec shower room, walk in shower. Handy for the historic part of town. Scottish origins of property carried through in the decor- nice for Scots abroad!

            Reviewed March 05, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Lynn from Australia
            Couple
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

            Great place to stay in Colombo”

            We went to Colombo for a wedding with a reception at the Hilton. The nearby Citrus Hotel was the perfect place to stay..

            Reviewed May 06, 2017
            6.8
            Good
            Melissa from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 1 night in October 2017

            So much potential but let down by poor service”

            Booked a room with a window after having read reviews about how musty and moldy the windowless rooms smelled - made no difference, the musty smell was apparent the moment I entered the room. Spacious rooms and bathroom and breakfast was okay. Requested for bathrobes which never came and had to go down to reception personally to ask, only to be told they'd run out of bathrobes (really, in a hotel with dozens of rooms)? Barely slept as guests in room next door were blasting music and partying up to 2am - when I raised this to the night manager he didn't seem to care. Stayed at the Fairway Colombo (just down the street) the previous night and the experience was like night and day - would definitely return to the former and never again to the Steuart.

            Reviewed October 03, 2017
            9.2
            Exceptional
            BISHWANATH from India
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Room
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

            Centrally located hotel with very friendly and helpful staff”

            This is a vintage hotel located at the heart of Colombo. Rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. Staff is very polite, service minded and helpful. Buffet breakfast and the food on order is also tasty with decent quantity.

            Reviewed November 12, 2018
            8.4
            Excellent
            Rita from Hungary
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in May 2016

            Staff makes it very good”

            Most rooms have no window - that's a fact which I knew about. But I needed a place close to the train station, safe and clean. I got what I expected except that the staff is really nice, much better than I expected! Check-in took literally 1 minute, breakfast was ok but I'm a rigorous camomille tea drinker in the morning and usually having or not having camomille tea makes a hotel or not for me (you wouldn't imagine how many 5 star hotels don't have it...). So Steuart had camomille tea and the morning staff was super smiley and nice so they won me over. Good value for money and if you just have to spend a short night there it's great for that.

            Reviewed May 22, 2016
            7.3
            Very good
            Jonathan from United Kingdom
            Solo traveler
            Deluxe Room without Window
            Stayed 4 nights in December 2015

            Great location for Fort Colombo”

            Clean, location and well maintained

            The hotel is one of the main hotels in the Fort Colombo area. There are restaurants, cafes and bars a short walk from the hotel. The area is safe and there are many old Colonial buildings very close by. The room was well maintained with decent wifi and hot water. Make sure you view the prices at the bar, the hotel is charging a substantial "Western world" price for cheap local beer...

            Reviewed January 03, 2016
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Sebastian from Australia
            Business traveler
            Premium Room
            Stayed 1 night in June 2017

            Exceptional in All terms”

            Perfect location, perfectly priced and close to everything. The hotel staff at check in were the most professional, friendly and caring staff I have ever comes across during my world travels. I have to mention a special appreciation to Hendrik at the check in desk, who made my check in at 6AM such a breeze. Didnt get a chance to savour the breakfast, however did order some room service and the variety and taste was simply great... Will surely stay here again if I get the same price...

            Reviewed June 14, 2017
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