Budget hotels in Colombo

Convenient locations, comfortable rooms and great facilities – browse our guide to affordable places to stay in Colombo

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Budget hotels in Colombo is a good option to look into if you don’t fancy spending big bucks to stay in luxury and boutique hotels. The word budget here is used for hotels where you would have to spend less while enjoying the perks of being in Colombo. Cinnamon Red offering what they term as lean luxury is a state-of-the-art hotel complete with comfortable rooms, good restaurants and even a roof top bar. OZO Colombo, yet again a new entrant to the hotel scene in the city is an up and coming venue with great accommodations, food, and not to mention the chic interior. So definitely budget hotels in Colombo goes the extra mile to provide quality accommodation for your money.

OZO Colombo

Ozo Colombo is a glittering new hotel on Marine Drive overlooking the railway line to the south and the sea beyond, close enough to the city for business visitors and far enough away for holidaymakers. With comfortable rooms bright with light from its western view, the latest in amenities and its pleasant staff, Ozo Colombo is dedicated to affordable hotel living. A morning walk along Marine Drive or a dip in the rooftop pool is a great start to the day. ON14, the rooftop bar lounge is gaining popularity among the city’s trendsetters.

Colombo 4

Grand Oriental Hotel

Popularly known as the GOH, this hotel’s history dates from 1837. The exterior and interior of the hotel retains its colonial architecture while the furnishing and décor is vibrant and reflects Sri Lankan art. Its 80 rooms are reminiscent of the colonial age, with modern touches. Because of its grace and style, the GOH serves as a comfortable and affordable contrast to newer and more glamorous city properties. Its highlight is the Harbour Room restaurant with a fascinating bird’s eye view of the port.


Mirage Hotel

Located in the Wellawatte part of the sea-facing Marine Drive, the Mirage Colombo has impressive views of the Indian Ocean and is walking distance from the Kinross Beach, popular with Sri Lankans. The hotel has 60 brightly decorated guest rooms, including five family rooms and five suites with sweeping oceanfront views. The restaurant bar - The Aquarium - and the rooftop restaurant - the Planetarium – prove this Mirage is real for dining and relaxing.

Hotel Janaki

In the residential area of Colombo 5, the Hotel Janaki is an old-established family run property. Simple and with a welcoming ambience the hotel is known for its banquet facilities and weddings as well as for its convenient accommodation. GO SIP, its coffee bar, is a small space suitable for a quick snack or a hot cup of tea. While the hotel’s exterior is solid and traditional, the green foliage of the central garden, and the balconies throughout the hotel, create a relaxing and cooling environment delighting guests. 

Colombo 5

Hotel Sunhill

Situated in close proximity to the Bambalapitiya Railway Station, Hotel Sunhill in Colombo 4 postal district has all the facilities need for a comfortable stay at a modest level. The rooms have simple yet elegant interiors. Spa treatments are available. This hotel specialises in Italian and Chinese cuisine. The rooftop bar has a view of the ocean and beautiful sunset.