Pettah

Intense & intimate street bazaar

Pettah is the mother of all marketplaces in the whole of Sri Lanka. Like a real-life version of Ebay, the place for cheap, no nonsense goods. In this loud, crowded, chaotic potpourri of ethnicities, you can find pretty much anything you need in any size or shape you want. Electronics, shoes, clothes, sunglasses, fruits, vegetables, condiments, hardware, bags you name it. If you look carefully though, you will even be able to find artisanal goods or hand-crafted jewellery for bargain prices. Grab a king coconut as you walk, take in the sounds, smells and sights and observe local life at its most intense. 

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