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Shalimar Hotel
Ranked #52 of 154 Colombo B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Shalimar is really beyond our expectations. The room is spacious, clean and comfortable. Shower is strong and the water heater is working well. They even have a satelite TV with lots of international channels to choose from. The staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel location is strategic, and the food at the restaurant is reasonably priced.

I would not hesitate to stay here again during my next visit.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Stayed here for day. I like the location. Lots of small local restaurants nearby. Also located close to railway station and bus stop that will take you anywhere you would want to go in Colombo. It was a very clean and tidy room. They gave a welcome drink on arrival, which was a pleasant surprise. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Would surely recommend people to stay here.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

We stayed in Hotel Shalimar for one night when we arrived in Colombo. The hotel is clean, big and the staff are generally friendly.
The room we stayed in was large and had a large bathroom with good shower.
Location wise you are quite close to the centre and can get a Tuk Yuk to most places for about 100-200 Rupees. (Always haggle)
The Beer was cheap and good! Breakfast was ok.
For one night this was perfect and we headed down to Hikkaduwa the next day on the train.


Colombo as a place is alright but to be honest I wouldn't go back. Head to the beaches or Kandy for an adventure.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

We only stayed at this hotel for a night, but it was very clean and had everything we needed, including an extremely comfy bed, and very large room and nice shower. It's very close to the train station, which is exactly what we were after for our early morning train to Hikkaduwa. The food was fine as well.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

We stayed at the Shalimar twice during our holiday in Sri Lanka. In January (two different rooms) and later in February (another room) at the end of our trip. All rooms were quite nice with the last one - 2nd Floor facing the street - probably the nicest with traffic noise not being a problem for us. Air-con worked fine in each room, the staff are friendly and helpful and the food is very nice. The Hotel is on a busy road with a lot of vehicle parts places nearby but the Pettah Markets, Fort & Galle Face Green are all within a 300 rupee Tuk Tuk ride away. There is a Bar (although we didn't try it). We did enjoy the local beers and the Arrack liquor is nice too - give it a try with Soda.

As our flights got in and left very early in the morning we had the Hotel pick us up for $26.00 AUD - very nice late model car and having this done (although arguably expensive) certainly saved us a long late night Taxi ride (the Airport is 30 klm or so from Colombo. We recommend this Hotel - it's a good 'un for the money.

Room Tip: Each room we had were fine. The Manager warned us that the street facing rooms were noisier than oth...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

The location was O.K. and the price was reasonable.
i suggest you ask for rooms that do not face the main road. The owner is fair and nice, food is good and food pice is cheap. It was an overall good experience.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

We had a very nice room with all what you might need (warm water, AC, fridge etc.)
The hotel staff was very kind and supportive.
It is better to avoid ordering beef in the restaurant, the staff try to explain You a beef meal is OK even if you can't cut it with your knife. And they consider to be OK to charge for such a meal...

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Additional Information about Shalimar Hotel

Address: 46, Panchikawatte Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Formerly Shalimar Holidays)
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #52 of 154 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Price Range: £27 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shalimar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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