Sri Lanka - Colombo & Cultural Triangle

Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, serves as the entry and exit point for all visitors to the country. However, most travellers head straight out to visit the country’s more scenic and cultural destinations.

In our opinion, it is worth spending at least a day or two to explore the city, which has developed over the last few years and is home to several parks and gardens which give it a very green outlook amongst the skyline consisting of a mix of traditional colonial-style buildings.

The city is divided into several zones/suburbs, making it easy to get around. The most interesting suburbs for visitors include Fort, which is the rejuvenated centre of the city combining historical buildings with a modern outlook, Slave Island – one of the oldest parts of the city and Cinnamon Gardens, which is Colombo’s upmarket district and home to the National Museum and a superb range of chic boutiques. Most hotels and shopping centres are in Kollupitiya – the city’s business centre.

Colombo Hotels

Galle Face Hotel$$$

There are two accommodation wings at the Galle Face hotel – The Classic wing and Regency wing (currently under renovation). The regency wing consists of 81 ocean facing rooms and includes 12 suites. The classic wing has completed an extensive refurbishment and re-opened in late 2015. You will find a good selection of restaurants and bars at the Galle Face Hotel including the Verandah Restaurant (western and Oriental cuisine), the poolside terrace, chequer board and the 1864 Room, a sedate f...

Galle Face Hotel



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