Fort

Colonial cosmopolitan grandeur

Fort is Colombo’s centuries-old powerhouse with a long and proud tradition of trade. This is where history was made in the past and where it’s made once again. The historic centre around the presidential palace that was off-limits for a long time, is now undergoing a facelift, bringing back Fort’s vivacity and old grandeur. Run-down colonial buildings get a fresh coat of paint and new café’s and shops open along the cobblestoned streets. Fort is the heart and the soul of the city, Colombo’s #01 historic hotspot.
 

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