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“Very central and great value for money.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of CityRest Fort

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CityRest Fort
Ranked #5 of 134 Colombo B&B and Inns
Muenster, Germany
1 review
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“Very central and great value for money.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

The rooms are very new, clean and the beds are super comfortable. The common bathrooms are spacious and very clean. You will find here everything you will need to chill and feel home. The common area offers couches and a TV, as well as computers. You will find WiFi on every floor.
The staff is willing to make you feel home, very helpful and friendly! The continental breakfast is included in the and pretty good for the value (scrambled eggs, beans, toast, cornflakes, tea, fruits, etc.). We would love to come again and can only highly recommend this place as a stay to see Colombo.
And as surplus: You will have a glance of Colombo's skyline from the rooftop.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

This place is great value for money.!! I paid 25 dollars for a dorm bed and the room was air conditioned (but they also had a fan) and the bed was very comfortable... the price included breakfast too which was well worth the money coz it wasn't just cereal and toast like most hostels but actual food!! and there was very fast internet in the rooms. The place was very clean and well maintained and the staff was helpful and always smiling!! they gave me a welcome drink, cold towel and a toiletry pouch when i checked in with soap, toothbrush, shampoo, shaving kit etc too which was a really nice touch and not something you expect from a typical budget hostel....totally worth the money this place! the location was excellent too and it was just by the central train station where u can get a train to pretty much anywhere!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

If you're looking for an affordable accommodation without compromising on the location and the quality of the stay then CityRest is the place to be. I stayed at CityRest for about a week and the stay was very pleasant. Centrally located with all the cool places, train station and coach station at a short walk. Very welcoming staff, clean and comfortable rooms. CityRest is a newly built hostel with all the necessary facilities and breakfast for a very reasonable price. I couldn't ask for more. Great value for money, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

PS: Do not forget to have a glance of Colombo's skyline from the rooftop.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

CityRest - Fort is a tremendous value and the best possible 'home base' from which to explore all Colombo has to offer. Walking distance to the beautiful ocean coast and located next door to the Dutch Hospital, I kept remarking that CityRest - Fort is an early stakeholder in what's sure to be one of South Asia's fastest growing tourist destinations! You're never more than a 5 minute walk from Colombo's best restaurants, attractions, and memorable experiences.

The rooms are smartly designed and impeccably maintained. The facilities are obviously cared for daily by the attentive staff. In short, the hotel is safe, clean, and perfectly situated. I can't recommend it enough!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014 via mobile

Very centrally located for exploring Colombo - next to the Dutch Hospital which has lots of shops and restaurants as well as live music. Short stroll to the beach and 5 mins walk from the main train station for links to Kandy, etc.

Staff are very friendly and helpful. Accommodation was very clean and tidy. The showers are great (and hot!), there is air con also. Breakfast was excellent.

I stayed for 10 days and had no complaints, very high quality and excellent value for money.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

Stayed at the hostel with five other friends and had a great time! The best part of the hostel was the location! Only a couple of blocks from the ocean and next to the Old Dutch Hospital. Would totally recommend it.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

I stayed in the City Rest - Fort for 10 days and it was great. It is very central to all the main Colombo attractions, in particular the Dutch Hospital and Pettah market and there is a cheap and cheerful bar across the street which is very handy.

The facilities and price are excellent. I was impressed by the very friendly staff, clean air-conditioned rooms and good breakfasts. I would recommend this to any travelers looking for somewhere cheap and nice to stay!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about CityRest Fort

Property: CityRest Fort
Address: 46 Hospital Street | Colombo 1, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
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Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 134 B&Bs / Inns in Colombo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — CityRest Fort 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated within a 5 minute walk to the City's main Bus and Train stations, CityRest Fort is located at the heart of Colombo City Center. The Hotel offers clean and comfortable accommodation to budget conscious travelers and backpackers. The Hotel comprises of 17 Quadruple and Triple Dorm rooms as well as Private shared or en-suite rooms. All rooms are fully Air Conditioned and are additionally fitted with a ceiling fan for guests' comfort. The rooms also include free high speed WiFi internet, individual reading lamps, large personal safety lockers, and a writing table. En-suite rooms also include a large washroom with walk-in shower and free toiletries, LED TV with cable channels, minibar and a room safe. Bed linen and towels are provided free of charge at the Hotel and each of our guests are greeted with a refreshing cold towel and a welcome drink upon arrival by our very friendly staff. The Hotel also provides free buffet breakfast with hot and cold food for all guests and has a large common room with cable TV, board games, public computers (with internet) and a book library. Furthermore, guests can unwind or sunbath in the Hostel's rooftop garden with a drink and take in the breathtaking views of the World Trade Center and the Colombo Dutch Hospital Promenade. ... more   less 
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