Sofia Colombo City Hotel
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Sofia Colombo City Hotel

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5.0
#46 of 89 hotels in Colombo
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL STYLE
City View
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Rooftop bar
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bidet
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites

Location

295A Galle Road, Colombo 00300 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Taylor S wrote a review Apr 2024
10 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely stay at the Sofia Colombo City Hotel. It is a brand new hotel perfectly placed in Colombo with an incredible view of both the city and ocean. The hotel is so well designed and the interiors are breathtaking! The staff could not be more helpful, from the moment we arrived we were greeted by the most friendly and welcoming staff and escorted to the reception where all our needs were taken care of. We were offered a lovely welcome drink and could not have felt more comfortable. Our room was lovely and the beds were so comfortable! The pool had wonderful views over the city and ocean - and the perfect spot to watch the sunset. The buffet was lovely and the drinks were exceptional! I would like to say a special thank you to Geeth, Pradeep, Lakmal, Dinendar, Suranga, the General Manager and all staff for their kindness, excellent service and for making us feel so looked after and welcome. We cannot wait to visit again once the roof top bar/restaurant is complete.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Tharindu Barnes, Revenue Management at Sofia Colombo City Hotel
Responded 14 Apr 2024
Dear Taylor, We appreciate you dedicating your valuable time to review our property. It brings us great joy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to Colombo. Thank you &Best Regards, Sofia Colombo Team
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Rohana R wrote a review 20 May
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed the ancient and ultra modern atmosphere in Sofia Colombo city hotel of Colombo 03.
The birthday celebrations of our daughter on 19th of May 2024 , was actually a grand event due to the warm hhospitality and delicious eats at high tea .
We wish you all success .
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sachini Chithrasena, Sales at Sofia Colombo City Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Rohan, We appreciate you dedicating your valuable time to reviewing our property. It brings us great joy to learn that you enjoyed your evening with us. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you back to Sofia Colombo. Thank you and best regards, Sofia Colombo Team
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Alevtina Y wrote a review Apr 2024
Colombo, Sri Lanka19 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 1 night.We were upgraded to ocean view room, which had amazing view to the Ocean.
The staff of the hotel was so loyal and helpful. Breakfast was unbelievable tasty and we had it with breathtaking view on the Ocean.
High recommendation of this hotel !!!You will never regret !!!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Tharindu Barnes, Revenue Management at Sofia Colombo City Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Guest, We appreciate you dedicating your valuable time to review our property. It brings us great joy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you back to Sofia Colombo. Thank you &Best Regards, Sofia Colombo Team
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Laura C wrote a review Apr 2024
23 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A nice hotel with a lovely rooftop pool. Although nice and offering everything needed, it lacked the personal feel and interaction of other locations. The position was ideal for exploring Colombo, with restaurants and shops within a short walk. Good breakfast with lots of choice. Viewing the city from the pool was a highlight.
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Date of stay: April 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Tharindu Barnes, Revenue Management at Sofia Colombo City Hotel
Responded 17 Apr 2024
Dear Laura, We appreciate you dedicating your valuable time to review our property. It brings us great joy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to Colombo. Thank you &Best Regards, Sofia Colombo Team
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Gabriele P wrote a review Mar 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great hotel, mega view and swimming pool. Staff very nice and helpful. Also Raj the bell boy and another man who helped me with getting my phone back. All in all a great experience. The location is also really nice and with an excellent view of the city
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Tharindu Barnes, Revenue Management at Sofia Colombo City Hotel
Responded 8 Apr 2024
Dear Gabriele, We appreciate you dedicating your valuable time to review our property. It brings us great joy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to Colombo. Thank you & Best Regards, Sofia Colombo Management
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Roving667284 wrote a review Apr 2024
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Supper and Fantastic service. We had a lovely high tea time at the Sofia Colombo City Hotel. The hotel is so well designed and the staff very friendly & helpful! The pool had wonderful views over the city. The high tea was lovely I would like to say a special thank you to Geeth & all staff. Well-organized hotel. keep it up your supper service.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: very clean
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Response from Tharindu Barnes, Revenue Management at Sofia Colombo City Hotel
Responded 22 Apr 2024
Dear Roving, We appreciate you dedicating your valuable time to review our property. It brings us great joy to learn that you enjoyed your evening with us. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you back to Sofia Colombo. Thank you &Best Regards, Sofia Colombo Team
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Abdallah Fuad wrote a review 7 May
Colombo, Sri Lanka5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Right, so this is how it started. I once checked in at around 00:00 AM having made a booking through an OTA. The gentleman who welcomed me was Mr. Lewis who was one of the most polite people I have met. He was very humble, welcoming and kind. Very hospitable too. He honestly made me feel like home.

As soon as I entered, I loved the way the hotel looked. It's very chic and simple. It's also lit up nicely. The staff at the ground floor were very welcoming and kind too. I entered and then as I mentioned Mr. Lewis did his perfect job. I was truly 'feeling' it! He was kind enough to give me a 'special' room that has a sea view on the first night.

He escorted me to my room and I loved the room. The room is pretty spacious. It has all amazing amenities. What I truly loved is the bathroom fittings. The 'Hansgrohe' bathroom fittings was top class especially the shower.

The beds were comfortable and it was amazing! Now, I had only booked for one night. The next day, I extended. And, I switched my room. One of the best parts is that I didn't feel like leaving because the staff were so kind to me and the next best part is that I booked it with breakfast. The breakfast was a buffet and it was good.

Now, as time passed - I kept extending. I came for 1 night and ended up staying for 10 nights because it felt like home. The staff were all like family. I used to wake up super late around late afternoon during my stay while I have booked it with breakfast. Of course, I missed my buffet. But, I usually just call them and they send me this large special breakfast called the 'Sofia Special Breakfast' to my room even though it's tough and inconvenient for them as it is lunch time.

They have the best mocktail menu at the bar. Honestly, highly recommended. The prices are really good too. Highly recommended to watch the sunset, have delicious drinks and have a good chat.

I know this sounds like a marketing review but it is not. Just a very very positive first hand experience. Despite the breakfasts, they gave me a very cool room. I call it my 'own space.' So, this room is in a private corner where I have my own walking space towards my room with a city plus a sea view which I overlook while having my breakfast. I truly enjoyed the interactions with the staff and the names I don't remember much.

The gym is equipped and has a very kind instructor who works there too. My friend who came to visit me loved the hotel and enjoyed it too. The staff were kind to him too even though he is not a guest there. There is an amazing swimming pool with a super cool view too.

The reception is amazing and their welcome tamarind drink is 'interesting'!. Even, the guests I met there were amazing! We were having electric conversations. Overall, best experience.

I really felt like home and loved it!

Thank you to all the staff. I thank all the staff, really even though I remember only a few names. I wanted to write this ever since I checked out. It's been a month since I checked out and I wanted to write a gigantic positive review filled with happiness and gratitude but making it ''gigantic'' and detailed made me postpone it.

Honorable mentions:-
Mr. Lewis, Mr. Afraz, Mr. Charles, Mr. Sathish, Ms. Kumari, Ms. Rashmi etc
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Sachini Chithrasena, Sales at Sofia Colombo City Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate you dedicating your valuable time to reviewing our property. It brings us great joy to learn that you enjoyed your evening with us. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you back to Sofia Colombo. Thank you and best regards, Sofia Colombo Team
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Swissgirl wrote a review 1 May
Switzerland26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a very nice, new hotel which is located quite convenient to reach good shopping malls, embassy or or government facilities. The room was very quiet, the bed super comfortable. They provided everyday enough water, there was an iron board and iron in the room too. Fantastic view over the ocean but also partially the skyline of Colombo.
The water as well as the amenities are small bottles and packed in plastic. Better get re-fillable bigger option and re-fill when doing the daily service with water, shower gel, shampoo and body lotion.

Although there is the sign that if you hang your towel, they will not exchange it, it still happened every day. It's sad if you want to contribute to the saving of laundry and do the needful yet the towels are still getting exchanged. Small things to adjust to make the overall experience even better!

We didn't use the rooftop, but had few drinks at the bar, unfortunately they haven't received their licences yet to serve alcohol. We also only ate breakfast once, which we have to say was a bit disappointing. The choice is quite small and for the price you pay not worth. I recommend to rather go and find a small cafe around the area which will have better and cheaper choices.
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Date of stay: April 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rather get room only and save the money you'd spent for breakfast, to go and find a nice place...
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Response from Sachini Chithrasena, Sales at Sofia Colombo City Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate you dedicating your valuable time to reviewing our property. It brings us great joy to learn that you enjoyed your evening with us. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you back to Sofia Colombo. Thank you and best regards, Sofia Colombo Team
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AgnieszkaM wrote a review Apr 2024
65 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb, modern new hotel with wonderful roof swimming pool! Unlike most of the hotels in Sri Lanka this 4star hotel is 100% European quality and service. Attending staff, super clean and top quality modern rooms. The location is ca. 4km to the central district, with some shops and restaurants in the area. You certainly won't regret to stay there!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Tharindu Barnes, Revenue Management at Sofia Colombo City Hotel
Responded 17 Apr 2024
Dear Guest, We appreciate you dedicating your valuable time to review our property. It brings us great joy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to Colombo. Thank you &Best Regards, Sofia Colombo Team
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Kim J wrote a review Apr 2024
31 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A new hotel only open a few months - amazing stay , fantastic facilities and wonderful attentive staff giving excellent service- didn't get all names but Lakmal , suranga and Dinendra were fantastic. I'll definitely recommend and return.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Tharindu Barnes, Revenue Management at Sofia Colombo City Hotel
Responded 14 Apr 2024
Dear Kim, We appreciate you dedicating your valuable time to review our property. It brings us great joy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to Colombo. Thank you & Best Regards, Sofia Colombo Team
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Swissgirl wrote a tip 1 May
Switzerland26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rather get room only and save the money you'd spent for breakfast, to go and find a nice place around the city."
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Roving667284 wrote a tip Apr 2024
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"very clean"
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£61 - £75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sofia Colombo City Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sofia Colombo City Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Vistas Bar (0.3 miles), Traditional Gem Mine (0.2 miles), and Sifani Jewelers (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sofia Colombo City Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sofia Colombo City Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sofia Colombo City Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sofia Colombo City Hotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sofia Colombo City Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Minori Japanese Restaurant, Palmyrah Restaurant, and Robata Grill and Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sofia Colombo City Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Sofia Colombo City Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Sofia Colombo City Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sofia Colombo City Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sofia Colombo City Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to Sofia Colombo City Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Colombo Fort (2.1 miles), Wolvendaal Church (2.4 miles), and Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (1.6 miles).
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