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Modern Sophistication in Colombo

Colombo stands out among other Sri Lanka destinations due to its modern cosmopolitan vibe. The city entertains with the perfect mix of chic galleries and museums, upscale restaurants, a blossoming nightlife and cluster of modern hotels that offer comfort to suit many budgets.

The Hilton offers a couple of hotels near the city centre, each providing 4-star service. Both also sit within close proximity to the popular Galle Face Beach – excellent for shopping and people watching. Modern style for less can be found at the Renuka City Hotel. With 3.5-stars and a host of quality amenities, it's a great choice for those travelling on a budget.

Rich with history

Colombo serves up a fair share of Sri Lankan culture and history with such attractions as the National History Museum, the Colombo Fort and Harbour, Independence Square and Colombo Lighthouse. Hotels are easily found within close proximity to many of the city's historic landmarks, or book further away and explore via Tri-shaw.

For a historic stay in Colombo, there are few places more impressive than the Galle Face Hotel. This iconic building dates back to 1864 and is one of the oldest hotels east of the Suez. Offering direct access to the Galle Face Beach, it is within minutes to the Colombo Fort, Harbour and Lighthouse.

The natural side of the city

With a stretch of coast and plenty of green areas scattered through the city, Colombo may surprise with its natural beauty. Enjoy theatrical events along the shores of Beira Lake, or explore the colourful foliage of the Cinnamon Gardens. The Zoological Gardens is another popular attraction for travellers, with more than 10 hectares of maintained grounds playing home to animals from all over the world.

There are plenty of hotels that take full advantage of Colombo's natural beauty with options such as the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo offering views over Beira Lake. Luxury accommodation close to the Cinnamon Gardens can be found in the historic Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo, or book a night at the Sapphire Hotel for a budget stay closer to the Zoological Gardens. 

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