If you are looking for an affordable place to stay in Colombo's Fort district then I highly suggest CityRest - Fort. From the moment I contacted them (via their facebook page) about organising airport transfers, they were very helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable and there was very little noise from outside. My friend and I booked a two-bed room but were placed in a three-bed room which gave us lots of space. Lockers are provided in each room to lock your valuables away. The bathrooms are shared but are very clean - better than most backpackers I have stayed in! Breakfast included eggs, a sausage, cereal and tea/coffee - basic but all you need. Water could be purchased from reception. CityRest - Fort is in a great location. Literally a few steps from the old Dutch Hospital, a 5 minute walk to the train station and Petta markets. We even walked to Galle Face Green (maybe 15mins). We were surprised by how close everything was and found that maps of the area were rather misleading when estimating travel times! We highly recommend CityRest - Fort as a place to stay in Colombo!
- 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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