Fairview Hotel
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Fairview Hotel

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4.5
#30 of 89 hotels in Colombo
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
Soft duck feather pillows especially created to improve sleep quality, crisp cool sheets to wrap you in cosy comfort with muted earthy tones and warm lighting to complement - a welcome sight that will greet you at all our 50 rooms. Each one exudes a sense of homely wellbeing combined with contemporary elegance - a charming ambience that will envelop you with a sense of peace and relaxation from the moment you step in. Draw back the curtains and the views across the ocean or the sprawling suburbs - night or day will ease your mind too. The two rooms on the 8th floor can also be combined as a family suite of understated luxury with 180 degree views of the Indian Ocean - a place where your loved ones can make themselves at home while you attend to your business obligations.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Safe
Iron
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala, Tamil

Location

Ramakrishna Road, Colombo 00600 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 60 out of 100
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Bandaranayake Intl Airport
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Diyawanna Oya Seaplane Base
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S Kumar wrote a review Feb 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am a regular guest at this hotel and each time they seem to surpass the previous experience, from check in, to room atmosphere and level of cleanliness to the gorgeous breakfast buffet and dinner meals with great food choices.

Many thanks to Mr. Siva and the great team at Fair View for making my stay a very pleasant one.

This time, I was fortunate to try out the Crab Curry with Roast Pan Dinner option and what a splendid choice it turned out to be....easily the best crab dish I ever had that in my life... Pictures attached. Pls try them out as they are specially sourced from the Nilavali Lagoon. Meaty, fresh and cooked in a rich aromatic spicy masala dry sauce..

I will be returning!

Kumar
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Mahesh P, Resident Manager at Fairview Hotel
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Fairview Hotel, Colombo!! Thank you very much for sharing your experience about Fairview Hotel Colombo. We are grateful that you had an enjoyable stay with us and we have met your expectations. Thank you so much for taking the timeout to give us such a delightful review from your recent stay at Fairview Hotel, Colombo. Your positive comments about our staff and services have been noted and shared with our team to continuously provide excellent service to all our guests. We look forward to seeing you again for another memorable experience at our Hotel and assuring you our best attention and services at all times. Thank you for the recommendation.
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Heleen P wrote a review Nov 2021
Leuven, Belgium2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were there only for dinner and overnight stay before starting our Sri-Lankan round trip. As we were the first tourists from Europe after the covid-19-period, we were welcomed very warmly. The food was very well prepared and beautifully served. After the night in a nice bed (read: the best bed I slept in for a long time), the breakfast buffet had much choice both in curries, breads and fruits. Thanks for having us!
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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lilkitty111 wrote a review May 2020
Adelaide, Australia209 contributions66 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Delicious buffet breakfast with a variety of curries, fruit, pastries, eggs and tea and coffee. Wonderful, attentive service with friendly, smiling staff. Spacious room with comfortable bed and cooling air-conditioning. Everything was immaculate.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Rengachari wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Smooth checking in.Room was ready When I arrive from Jaffna. Property is walking distance to wellewate main road and 5 mins to Shanmugas restaurant.. Staff were friendly both at reception and restaurant. Breakfast was good and tasty.Many thks to Mr.Janith for making my stay a pleasant one .Hotel could provide more cable channels.
Rengachari Srinivasan
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms on higher have seaview facing marine drive.
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Response from Mahesh P, Resident Manager at Fairview Hotel
Responded 3 Feb 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Fairview Hotel!! Thank you very much for visiting Fairview Hotel Colombo and we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and you were satisfied with our services and facilities. Your comments about our team members are really inspiring and will definitely be shared with our colleagues, to motivate them to continuously provide genuine hospitality service to all our guests. We look forward to seeing you again for another memorable experience at our Hotel and assuring you of our best attention and services at all times. Thank you and Best Regards,
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Dave C wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom110 contributions78 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Huge rooms reasonably priced. I had a 1 night stopover in Colombo and I am so glad I opted for this hotel. Walking distance to the shops and restaurants on Galle Road and also a short distance to the beach and Wellawatte Station. The extensive breakfast buffet included both Asian and continental options and the onsite restaurant offers a good selection of dishes for lunch and dinner. This hotel will always be my first choice on future visits to Colombo and thanks to everyone there for their friendliness and professionalism.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Mahesh Perera, General Manager at Fairview Hotel
Responded 24 Nov 2022
Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Fairview Hotel!! Thank you very much for visiting Fairview Hotel and we appreciate you taking time to share your feedback with us. We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and you were satisfied with our services and facilities. Your comments about our team members are really inspiring and will definitely be shared with our colleagues, to motivate them to continuously provide genuine hospitality service to all our guests. We look forward to welcoming you again for another memorable experience at our Hotel and, assuring you of our best attention and services at all times. Thank you and Best Regards, Mahesh Perera Resident Manager Fairview Hotel, Colombo 6.
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Wendy F wrote a review Jan 2020
Den Bosch, The Netherlands84 contributions47 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
When you arrive in fairview, you look at a hotel that has a new feel - strong Cinnamon smell. Check in was fluent. Rooms are Nice! Beds are great quality, bathrooms was clean!
Missing, balcony... Pool!

Breakfast was underwelming, boiled egg, fruit.
A lot of Sweet, and a lot of spicy.. seems that they are not used to tourists to prepare a Continental breakfast.

International call, to help not possible if you are outside they cant call you to assist.
Excursions: Can we do a trip? No we dont provide that service.

Location was ok, 30min from Colombo and 20min from mount lavinia..the only place around Colombo where you can go to the beach..

IT was mostly underwelming..
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Mahesh P, Resident Manager at Fairview Hotel
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Fairview Hotel!! It was a pleasure to welcome you to the Fairview Hotel, and appreciate your comments regarding your recent visit. Whilst thanking you for your constructive criticism, please be rest assured your concerns mentioned have been shared within the relevant heads of departments for continuous improvement of our services as well as corrective actions. Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you to Fairview.
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Candace C wrote a review Feb 2024
7 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The bedrooms are comfortable, but the neighborhood noise was loud enough to keep us up at night. There are two music establishments nearby that made us get out the earplugs. The buffet dinner was cold for the 4 nights we were there, and one night the dessert was jello with a bit of fruit. There was little variety in the food, but it was fun to be in a roof top setting. On the positive side, the location is convenient and the staff were helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: February 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Arun C wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
For me, the best hotel in Colombo. Big room with sea view and clean. the entire staff were friendly and helpful. Free breakfast included asian and continental and so delicious. Thanks to restaurant Manager Mr Siva and his team, I was able to have prawn and crab curry, best curries I have ever tasted. Great service Arun
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: best service
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Lomillo L wrote a review Dec 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a great hotel located in the city. Very fast check in and great hospitality provided. Easy access to all the restaurants in Colombo. Vehicles are easy to get to travel in and out of the hotel and a convenient location for everything
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Mahesh Perera, General Manager at Fairview Hotel
Responded 18 Jan 2023
Dear Valued Guest, Greetings form Fairview Hotel, Colombo !! We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel and that you were fully satisfied with our services. Thank you for reviewing your wonderful experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards,
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Rashi wrote a review Apr 2024
34 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Outdated ACs, stuffy rooms with no ventilation, mediocre breakfast spread, unwelcoming staff.
I do not recommend this hotel. Colombo has far better options. We did not enjoy our stay at the Fairview hotel at all.
We had to request a room change because all rooms were so stuffy with no open windows, old ACs with minimum cooling, and no views.
The breakfast spread with minimum with a confusing menu. The receptionist barely smiles or stands up to greet.
This was by far our worst hotel choice in our entire visit to Sri Lanka.
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Date of stay: April 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Rodney T
Sydney, Australia15 contributions5 helpful votes
Yes no problem.
Answer from Sivakumar V
Bengaluru, India1,505 contribution123 helpful votes
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Answer from iloverain54
Petersburg, Alaska74 contributions36 helpful votes
Google maps.....Farview Hotel it comes up...just off Galle road south of town.
Suprio2012 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Navi Mumbai, India251 contributions78 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose top floors"
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Thabotharan V wrote a tip Dec 2023
Worldwide11 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do drop by roof top for ur evening sunset"
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RYAN C wrote a tip Mar 2023
Victoria, Seychelles1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I definitely recommend fairview hotel to anyone visiting sri lanka"
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Arun C wrote a tip Mar 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"best service"
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Akmalx wrote a tip Dec 2021
Portsmouth, United Kingdom153 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Top floor and Sea Views Rooms"
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PRICE RANGE
£31 - £46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaWestern ProvinceColombo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairview Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Fairview Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sri Lanka Tea Board (0.2 miles), Ishwariya Lakshmy Amman Kovil (0.1 miles), and Aishwariya Lakshmi Amman Kovil (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairview Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Fairview Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Fairview Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairview Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairview Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shanmugas, Barracuda Seafood & Grill, and Poké 65.
Does Fairview Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Fairview Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fairview Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fairview Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Tamil, and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to Fairview Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (2.7 miles), Paramadharmawardhanaramaya (3.1 miles), and Vehera Kanda Ruins (4.0 miles).
Does Fairview Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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