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Luxury Hotels in Sri Lanka

Colombo, as the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, has more luxury star class hotels than any other town or city in the country. Luxury star class refers to their grading as three, four or five -star properties. The more stars, the brighter the hotels shine, with spectacular views, superb service, opulent accommodation and several dining options. For example, the city’s top two Cinnamon hotel properties feature more than a score of Colombo’s finest restaurants.

Staying in a luxury star class hotel in Colombo becomes worthwhile because of the convenience of the location, the attention to detail, and the satisfaction of being able to enjoy top class accommodation at much less than in luxury star class hotels in other countries. Sri Lanka also has luxury star class hotels in popular beach resorts and other tourist destinations. Every one of them is distinguished by an understanding of what guests want while staying on holiday or business.

Cinnamon Bentota Beach in sri lanka
Cinnamon Bentota Beach
  • Air Conditioning
  • Amenities
  • Cable Tv
  • Dining Hall
  • Hot And Cold Water
If you’re a carefree soul with an irrepressible sense of opulence, here’s where you need to be. On the one hand, the sound of the flowing river and the crashing ocean waves will please your soul, on the other hand, the rich architecture dripping with luxury will blow your mind. This beautiful space also holds a legacy of its own. Inspired by the Galle Fort, it was originally designed by the legendary Geoffery Bawa to evoke a sense of grandeur and heritage.
Shangri-La Hambantota
  • Air Conditioning
  • Amenities
  • Cable Tv
  • Dining Hall
  • Hot And Cold Water
Located in an area steeped in rich history, Shangri-La's Hambantota is the only resort in Sri Lanka with an 18-hole golf course and its own artisan village. With spacious rooms set in stunning tropical gardens, the spa features exceptional Ayurvedic treatments, and innovative restaurants will take you on an culinary journey.
Turquoise waters glisten by the golden coast
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv
  • Hot And Cold Water
  • Laundry
  • Swimming Pool
The newly renamed Trinco Blu by Cinnamon was once a resort in the 70’s styled after a sailing vessel. It was transformed and re-launched in 2015. Resting on the eastern coastal town of Trincomalee, Trinco Blu offers 4 star amenities throughout its 36 beach chalets, 43 superior rooms and 2 suites.
Magnificent View by the Pool of Centre Passikudah
Centara Resort & Spa - Passikudah
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv
  • Dining Hall
  • Hot And Cold Water
  • Laundry
The leader in Thai Hospitality, Centara comes to Sri Lanka with their first resort and spa in Passikudah. Situated on Passikudah Bay, Centara Resort & Spa provides its guest s access to the shallow beach as well as the coral colonies out in the ocean which are considered to be the best in the Indian Ocean.
Aerial view of the famous Mount Lavinia Hotel & pool
Mount Lavinia Hotel - Colombo
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv
  • Dining Hall
  • Hot And Cold Water
  • Room Service
Birthed out of the love affair between British Governor Thomas Maitland and a beautiful dancer, Lovinia the prestigious Mount Lavinia Hotel is situated in the suburbs of Colombo. World class service, well designed rooms and a private beach make this hotel an idea spot for weddings and honeymoons.
Cozy bed of sea view room at The Galle Face Hotel
Galle Face Hotel - Colombo
The name says it all. Nested comfortable in front of the Galle Face Green as well as along the Indian Ocean this colonial hotel is considered to be one of the oldest in Asia. Established in 1846 the Galle Face Hotel has been home to royalty and celebrities alike. With two wings as compiling a grand total of 81 rooms the Galle Face Hotel is a must stay when visiting Sri Lanka.
Picturesque view of the garden & the exterior of Taj Samudra
Taj Samudra - Colombo
Situated in the heart of Colombo overlooking the iconic Galle Face Green and the Indian Ocean, the Taj hotel is a preferred stop for many business visitors. Consisting of over 300 rooms, 16 suites and a state of the art ultra-modern business floor that ensures that your business matters become easier.
Stunning far view of Heritance Tea Factory in the hill country
Heritance Tea Factory - Nuwara Eliya
Upon entering be greeted by a warm cup of tea from the plantations of the world’s greatest tea. Giving the outlook of an old museum The Tea Factory comes with all modern facilities in all its 54 cosy rooms. If a nature trek isn’t for you head out to the tea plantation and pluck and process your own tea, a little piece of Sri Lanka to take back with you.
The stunning pool & the exterior of Chaaya Village Habarana
Habarana Village by Cinnamon
Spread out across 27 acres that borders a lake, Habarab Village by Cinnamon is a relaxing getaway in the hub of the cultural triangle. The hotel consists of cozy cottages that transport the guest to the era of King Kasyapa who put Habarana on the map. Enjoy a private dinner on the banks of the lake, climb a tree house and stare at the stars or just sit in bed and enjoy the soothing silence.
The vast swimming pool & exterior of Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon
Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon
Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon offers a successful blend of 4-star comfort with a laid back, informal feel. Inspired by the `Trance’ genre of music that is popular in this youthful beachside town, this old hotel has come alive once more with the spirit of Hikkaduwa beach.
Outdoor pool & exterior view of Cinnamon Bey Beruwala
Cinnamon Bey - Beruwala
Cinnamon Bey is a luxurious 200-room beach hotel recently opened by the Cinnamon Group of Hotels. Located on the turquoise seas of Beruwala on Sri Lanka's West Coast this property brings in the history of Arab settlers with its architecture and. The design of the hotel is influenced by the Arab settlers that arrived in the area in the 10th century.
The vast pool & the exterior of Cinnamon Citadel Kandy
Cinnamon Citadel - Kandy
Cinnamon Citadel offers some of the most luxurious accommodation in Kandy. Now part of the highly-reputable Cinnamon brand, it provides tranquil riverside surroundings a 15-minute drive from the bustle of Kandy centre.
Exterior view of Cinnamon Grand Colombo
Cinnamon Grand - Colombo
The five-star Cinnamon Grand belongs to the exclusive Cinnamon properties of the John Keells group. This city hotel combines the Cinnamon signature touch of grandeur and opulence with a degree of warmth and sensitivity giving it much character. It's central location, luxurious facilities, personalised service and the added convenience of an adjoining up market shopping mall, makes Cinnamon Grand an ideal hotel
Exterior view of Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
Cinnamon Lakeside - Colombo
Once known as the Trans Asia, this hotel has been transformed by the Cinnamon Hotel Group into one of the grandest hotels in Colombo. It has a private location alongside Biera Lake, slightly away from the hotel strip, and offers excellent all-round facilities.
Stylish lobby at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana
Cinnamon Lodge - Habarana
Cinnamon Lodge is blessed with a tranquil and picturesque 27-acre woodland location next to a beautiful lake. The large gardens are filled with tropical trees and tranquil waterways all providing home to a variety of birds, grey monkeys and rock squirrels. Luxurious two-storey chalets have verandas and balconies and offer much privacy.
Façade of luxury Vivanta by Taj
Vivanta by Taj - Bentota
The Taj group is intent upon spreading its reputation for 5-star service from the city to Sri Lanka’s west coast. Vivanta by Taj is situated on its own rocky headland, with glorious views over Bentota beach, the most expansive beach in Sri Lanka. Enjoy a wide range of sporting facilities during your stay or relax in rooms boasting some of the best ocean views.
Stunning aerial view of Heritance Kandalama
Heritance Kandalama
Designed by Sri Lanka’s most famous architect Geoffrey Bawa, Heritance Kandalama is considered to be one of his masterpieces. This minimalistic hotel is beautifully designed as well as one of the most eco-friendly properties in the country. Cleverly located on the bund of an ancient 3rd century reservoir it offers magical views from every angle.
Panoramic views of the Heritance Ahungalla hotel & the pool
Heritance Ahungalla
Heritance Ahungalla is a large five-star west-coast beach property and an early creation of Sri Lanka's famous architect, Geoffrey Bawa. Rooms are well-appointed and spacious, leisure facilities are extensive and the hotel is designed to allow maximum views of a quiet beach and the Indian Ocean beyond.
Night Time Elevated View of Hilton Colombo
The Hilton Colombo
The five-star Colombo Hilton upholds the standards expected from the chain. It is among the most sought-after hotels in the city and possesses an impressive range of creature comforts, including some of the best restaurants in town.
Relishing the glorious sunset & sea view from a luxury suite
The Kingsbury
The hotel property once belonged to the Intercontinental Group of Hotels that left a long lasting impression. Recently taken over by the Haleys Group the hotel has re-emerged in the Colombo skyline. The Kingsbury, as its very name suggests, is an ode to the golden age of grace and elegance, an era when royalty was celebrated the way it deserved to be.