Hotels in Sri Lanka

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Best cities to book a hotel in Sri Lanka

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$26 - $132

CHEAPEST CITY IN SRI LANKATrincomalee56% cheaperHotels in Trincomalee are the cheapest in Sri Lanka at just $26 per night on average
MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN SRI LANKAElla55% more expensiveElla has the highest priced hotels in Sri Lanka with rooms averaging $132 per night
MOST POPULAR CITY IN SRI LANKAColombo79% more users visitedMore momondo users search for hotels in Colombo than any other city in Sri Lanka

Things to do in Sri Lanka

Hotels in popular cities in Sri Lanka

Below are the most popular cities in Sri Lanka to stay in, as well as some of the best hotels in each area

When to book a hotel in Sri Lanka

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Low SeasonOctobercheapest month to stay
High SeasonJanuarymost expensive time to stay
35%expected price decrease
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$54 - $129

Highest day of weekSaturdayis the most expensive day of the week to book
Cheapest day of weekMondayis the cheapest day of the week to book
$79is the average per night cost for a hotel on this day
$47is the average per night cost for a hotel on this day

Information about staying in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is a wondrous island for adventurous visitors. From blissful beaches to dense rainforests to amazing train journeys and picturesque ancient temples, Sri Lanka has a lot in store for you. Even hotels in Sri Lanka have world-class amenities to meet the needs of all visitors on vacation. Cities where you can find great Sri Lanka hotels are Colombo, the capital city, Kandy, Galle, Hikkaduwa, Negombo, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Mirissa, and Unawatuna. Most Sri Lanka hotels in these cities range from luxury to mid-range and budget. Additionally, most of these cities have a well-connected transportation system. Public transport includes buses, taxis, and three-wheelers. Car rentals are also available, and charges may vary from one company to another.

Once described by Marco Polo as one of the finest islands on Earth, Sir Lanka is beautiful and admirable. One of the popular attractions is Adam's Peak, a cone-shaped mountain sitting in a diverse biological setup of central Sri Lanka. This paid tourist attraction is ideal for hikes and adventures. Another one is Galle, a former colonial city with charm and character for a relaxing break. Other places include Sigiriya, which features an ancient rock fortress, Kandy, renowned for its veneration of Buddhist culture, Jaffna, an agricultural marvel, and Yapahuwa, a once Buddha’s Sacred Tooth Relic, perfect for a day's hiking tour. At a small fee, you can enjoy visiting these attractions and learning more about Sri Lanka. Just look for cheap hotels in Sri Lanka, like Hotel Surasa, to save on your travel and to have the most of top attractions during your vacation

Beach parties in Colombo, Unawatuna, and Hikkaduwa are enticingly famous for their immersive entertainment spots. Also, there are quite a few nightclubs and karaoke bars that you can hang out at during the night. Pulsating discos and arenas are there for you to showcase your musical talents. Night Bazaars in the city of Colombo provide you with the memorable nightlife of shopping till you drop. The City of Bentota introduces you to a floating discotheque, popularly known as Ceysands. Apart from endless nights of entertainment, Sir Lankan cities are reputed for delicious dishes. Rice and curry is the staple diet in this country, and visitors find them tasty. Local foods include sour fish curry (locally known as fish ambul thiyal), kottu roti, chicken curry, and green jackfruit curry. Tea is considered the national drink and is among the most outstanding in the world. Maybe you should try Toddy, a mildly alcoholic fermented drink tapped from palm trees, or Arrack, a potent liquor prepared from palm trees' sap. All you need is to book hotels in Sri Lanka, particularly between December and April, during the peak tourist season.

Start with Anuradhapura to experience the sacred historic sites and structures the tales of yore, numerous age-old Buddhist temples, sprawling walkways depicting the ancient ruins, archaeological evidence of past mighty kingdoms, and magnificent stupas towering over neem trees. The next city with a historical past is the Polonnaruwa, famous for its ancient ruins, age-old artifacts, ancient tombs, and structural remains of iconic statues and temples. Don't forget to check out the Thuparamaya shrine room and the magnificent King’s Royal Palace before leaving Polonnaruwa City. Sri Lankan museums are also great places to learn more about the country's fascinating history. Examples are the National Museum of Colombo, Colombo Dutch Museum, National Museum of Galle, Mask Museum in Ambalangoda, Anuradhapura Folk Museum, and National Museum of Kandy, including the National Museum of Ratnapura. The entry fee applies to each traveler visiting the museum. These historic sites and museums are busiest from December through March and lowest between May and September during the monsoon rains. Find cheap hotels in Sri Lanka, like Fairway Colombo, to enjoy the most of your historic tour across different cities.

When traveling to Sri Lanka it would be best to plan your trip around the month of June, as the prices are significantly lower than in January - just $35 per night.

Out of all the tourist destinations in Sri Lanka, our data shows that travelers tend to visit Colombo more often than any other city.

Visiting and staying overnight in Galle will cost you a premium compared to the rest of Sri Lanka. Expect to pay $53 per night, a rate that is about 27% more than the country’s average.

If you are traveling to Sri Lanka on a budget, plan to stay in Trincomalee which boasts the lowest average hotel room cost in the country. Charging about 70% lower than the country’s average, hotel room rates in Trincomalee are typically around $6 per night.

momondo's favorite hotels in Sri Lanka

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Jetwing Blue

Jetwing Blue

Negombo Beach, Negombo, Sri Lanka

Heritance Negombo

Heritance Negombo

175, Lewis Place, Negombo, Sri Lanka

Green Grass Hotel & Restaurant

Green Grass Hotel & Restaurant

No. 33, Aaseervatham Ln., Hospital Rd, Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw

Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw

Karukupone, Bangadeniya, Chilaw, Sri Lanka

Rajarata Hotel

Rajarata Hotel

77 Rowing Club Road, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Renuka City Hotel

Renuka City Hotel

328 Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka

City Resort

City Resort

242 National Housing., Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Hotel Heladiv

Hotel Heladiv

76, 4th Lane, Kandy Road, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Heritance Ahungalla

Heritance Ahungalla

Galle Road, Ahungalla, Sri Lanka

Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing

Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing

Uyankele Cross Road, Panadura, Sri Lanka

Amaranthe Bay Resort & Spa

Amaranthe Bay Resort & Spa

No 101/17, Alles Garden Road, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka


Amaara Forest Hotel Sigiriya

Indigasweva, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Goldi Sands Hotel

Goldi Sands Hotel

Ethukala, Negombo, Sri Lanka

Mandara Rosen

Mandara Rosen

No. 57 Detagamuwa, Kataragama, Sri Lanka


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