Cinnamon Gardens

Once a cinnamon plantation, this gloriously leafy neighbourhood is the city’s playground and Green Lifestyle Hub. Colombo locals love to gather at the many cricket pitches, go for a jog in the park or a picnic under the giant banyan trees. Along the wide boulevards you find the major monuments and museums but also the city’s leading art galleries and one-of-a-kind shops. Don’t leave without stocking up on local produce at Colombo first sustainable shopping destination: the Good Market.

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Bunkyard
Eco-friendly hostel and café
20A Guilford Crescent, Colombo 07
low
City Rest Fort
Nice clean place with great ice-cream
46 Hospital Street, Colombo 01
low
Grand Oriental Hotel
Old fashioned hotel with vintage bar
2 York Street, Colombo 01
medium
Galle Face Hotel
The city’s most prestigious hotel
2 Galle Road, Colombo 03
high
Hotel Nippon
Lovingly restored heritage hotel
123 Kumaran Ratnam Rd, Colombo 02
medium
Tintagel
Classy boutique hotel with royal patronage
65 Rosemead Place, Colombo 07
high
Black Cat
Homey bed & breakfast in colonial villa
No. 11 Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07
low
Hostel at Galle Face
Friendly hostel in prime location
41 Galle Face Terrace, Colombo 03
low
Fairway Colombo
Hip hotel in historic heart
7 Hospital Street, Colombo 01
medium
Tuk Tuk Hostels
Budget accommodation in classy neighbourhood
391/3B, Thimbirigasaya Road, Colombo 07
low
Cinnamon Red
Cool hotel with 360 ̊ swimming pool & rooftop bar
59, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07
medium

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