The Shalimar Hotel - Colombo

46, Panchikawatte Road Maradana ;, Colombo, Sri Lanka  show map
 3 stars
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The Shalimar Hotel - Colombo

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

 Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Overview

The Shalimar Hotel is located in a shopping area of Colombo in close proximity to Wolvendaal Church, Viharamahadevi Park and Khan Clock Tower.

The hotel is 900 meters away from Law Courts of Hulftsdorp, Dewatagaha Mosque and University of Colombo. The property is set a 20-minute stroll from Colombo center.

Nearby points of interest include a mosque, a church and a tower.

The venue is notable for the convenient location within a 30-minute drive to Bandaranayake airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises 30 rooms featuring Deluxe Double Room and Standard Double Room. The rooms are appointed with en suite bathrooms and wooden furniture.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. The restaurant serves local dishes.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Guests can rent cars on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   30.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area

Leisure facilities

  • BBQ facilities

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

46, Panchikawatte Road Maradana ;, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Get directions
City Center
  • Colombo
    1.2 mi
Airports
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    17.4 mi
Train Stations
  • Maradana Railway Station
    700 ft
  • Dematagoda Railway Station
    1.1 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    30

Rooms and availability

The Shalimar photos Room
Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 195 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 230 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Shalimar Hotel - Colombo Colombo location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      46, Panchikawatte Road Maradana ;, Colombo, Sri Lanka

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Colombo
        1.2 mi
      Airports
      • Bandaranayake (CMB)
        17.4 mi
      Train Stations
      • Maradana Railway Station
        700 ft
      • Dematagoda Railway Station
        1.1 mi
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        30

      The Shalimar Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 1.1 mi

      Places of interest

      • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct - 1700 ft
      • Paradise Road - 5000 ft
      • Temple de la dent - 1.1 mi
      • Crescat Boulevard - 1.4 mi
      • Central Bank of Sri Lanka - 1.6 mi
      • House of Fashions - 1.6 mi

      Train stations

      • Maradana Railway Station - 400 ft
      • Dematagoda Railway Station - 1.1 mi
      • Slave Island Railway Station - 1.2 mi

      Convention centers

      • Colombo Rowing Club - 1.2 mi
      • Dutch Hospital - Colombo - 1.5 mi

      Shopping areas

      • Colombo Dutch Museum - 1.0 mi
      • National Art Gallery - 1.3 mi
      • Srilanka National Museum - 1.4 mi

      Amusement

      • Colombo City - 1.1 mi

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • University of Colombo - 4600 ft
      • Colombo Town Hall - 1.0 mi
      • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque - 1.1 mi
      • Khan Clock Tower - 1.1 mi
      • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple - 1.1 mi
      • World Trade Center - Sri Lanka - 1.4 mi

      Stadiums

      • Colombo World Trade Center - 1.4 mi

      Museums

      • Viharamahadevi Park - 1.2 mi

      Parks

      • R Premadasa Stadium - 4000 ft
      • Sugathadasa Stadium - 1.2 mi

      Public parking

      Marina

      • Beira Lake - 3700 ft

      Local attractions

      • Gangaramaya - 1.0 mi
        61 Sri Jinaratana Road, Colombo
      • Talangama Wetland - 1.3 mi
        Lake Road, Colombo
      • Gem Museum - 1.5 mi
        43 Ananda Coomaraswamy Mw (Green Path), Colombo
      • Sri Ponnambalam Vanesar Kovil - 1.2 mi
        Kotahena, Colombo
      • Zoological Gardens - 1.5 mi
        Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo

      Near the hotel

      • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp - 3000 ft
        Hulftsdorp, Colombo
      • Dewatagaha Mosque - 4400 ft
        Lipton's Circus, Colombo
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        30
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      The Shalimar Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Shalimar

      Average guest rating

      6.6out of 10
      Good
      Based on 214 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Couple
        5.0

        The staff has a very big head weight. There are no other good restaurants around. The staff doesn't guide the travelers well.

      • Older travelers
        8.8

        Affordable, comfortable and well located. Excellent value for money, helpful and friendly staff.

        I liked the Shalimar, I was a little concerned that the staff on duty were unable to tell me what happens to my credit card details (including my security pin) which I had to give to Booked.net in order to reserve the room?? Can you at www.Booked.net let me know please?

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        Its cleanliness & reasonable costs with all the basic facilities, like ferr wi fi, fridge / tv / air condition in room. Location is near commercial establishments so good for travelling within city centre.

        The variety of food choices at the hotel restaurant for vegetarians.

      • Single
        8.8

        Clean, comfortable, had satellite tv showing cricket/football in the room. Shower and aircon worked perfectly. Nice little bar and the food was fine too. Airport dropoff for 2500 rupees. I'd certainly stay again.

        Ask for a room on the rear, it's a very busy road outside.

      • Single
        6.2

        Hotel is generally okay. Room was huge. Staff was nice and helpful.

        The room was to the main road front of the hotel. So it was quite noisy. Only the noise of the aircon interfered the the noise of the street. That was helpful.

      • Couple
        6.6

        The old school style of the hotel. Large room and clean (but theres's different kind of rooms !) Helpfull service (we could let our bags and take a shower after check out)

      • Group of friends
        7.8

        Good hotel very near maradana station, clean rooms with decent facilities, good value restaurant and bar attached too.

        The rooms at the front do overlook the very busy Panchikawatta Road, so if you're a light sleeper, earplugs are a must.

      • Single
        6.6

        At $30/night, it is the least expensive hotel in the town. Considering this cost, the services provided are not bad. breakfast (not included) is reasonable.

        Location is about 3 km away from city center. Internet is slow, services are so so, but at this price, what else you can expect? So not so bad!

      • Single
        8.2

        The room only and the reception guys.

      • Single
        8.2

        Initially, I had booked only for 2 nights, but then stayed there for the entire time of my trip to Colombo. So it seems that I liked it a lot. But to avoid misunderstandings I'd like to clarify some points: - Hotels in Colombo are overpriced in general, this being perhaps the best option, even if you can't say that you really get great value for money. - The location is far away from the sea, but with train station Maradana (no noise), buses and taxis just a few metres away, you can go anywhere. The overland bus station and Pettah can be reached by foot in 15 minutes. - It's a pure Sri Lankan hotel in a popular Sri Lankan neighbourhood. That means you'll get real Sri Lankan breakfast at the hotel if you like, a variation of street food outside and no hassle on the streets. - That also means that you learn more about Sri Lankan society in 5 days than in 5 months at a beach hotel. - Choose a room on the upper floor and to the courtyard (e.g. 208) - spacy and really quiet. - Staff were very polite and helpful. AC, fridge and water did work without problems.

        However, there are a few points that didn't bother me, but that one should be aware of: - The hotel is neither modern nor luxurious. It's just a rather gloomy post-colonial building. - The neighbourhood to the North and East is 100 per cent male, since they sell car parts there in small shops. Although it's not dangerous at all, a single female traveller may perhaps feel a bit uncomfortable if she's not used to this. - The front is very noisy, buses honking all the time. If there's no room available to the back, I wouldn't book at all. - For those who prefer a holiday club, this is the wrong hotel in the wrong area. - The same applies to those loving to have a night out. Here you go home after work and get up early.

      • Couple
        5.8

        The location was good, a short tuk tuk ride from Colombo Fort Railway Station, and it's not too expensive.

        The lobby and corridors smelled of cigarette smoke and the place in general was a bit gloomy. At breakfast I was asked how I'd like my eggs, I asked for boiled but that wasn't possible. Boiled eggs? Not possible! Says all you need to know about the kitchen. The scrambled egg I had instead was definitely average and the coffee was vile. Wifi doesn't reach to the end of the corridor so if you want access in your room make sure you check.

      • Couple
        8.2

        They rooms were clean. Also, if you book through Booked.net they give you a better room. The people were very friendly and happy to help with local attractions and how to get around. It's in a decent location, but if you want to get to the main city it's a bit of a hike.

        Just make sure you check if your room a/c works

      • Couple
        7.8

        Great value for money

        Appearance. Looks abit decaying and hence there are some dodgy areas i the hotel itself (but not in the room which was rather ok).

      • Group of friends
        6.2

        Space of the Room.

        Front Desk Support not so good.

      • Couple
        5.8

        Prices in restaurant Big portions Friendly waiters

        Dust on tv Internet works like in hell Placed in the street with only car parts shops

      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Shalimar Hotel - Colombo Colombo location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      46, Panchikawatte Road Maradana ;, Colombo, Sri Lanka

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Colombo
        1.2 mi
      Airports
      • Bandaranayake (CMB)
        17.4 mi
      Train Stations
      • Maradana Railway Station
        700 ft
      • Dematagoda Railway Station
        1.1 mi
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        30