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Phuket, Thailand
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Stayed there for one night on our first night in Sri Lanka, after arriving very late from the airport. We chose this hotel as it is close to the Colombo Fort train station (only a good 5min in a tuk-tuk), and because it wasn't too expensive. Check-in was smooth, although the person on night duty didn't speak very good English,...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night after flying in. Very close to the train station. We even walked into town despite all the tuk tuk offers (only 150 000rs on the way home anyway!) to get to the fort at Columbo. Very friendly and helpful staff!! A simple room but suited value for money.

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Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

So the hotel itself looks good at first glance, rooms are big, you get a free drink when you arrive and the restaurant serves decent food at a reasonable price. We stayed for 3 nights and had issues the whole way through. The TV was broken when we arrived, staff fixed it only for it to brake a few hours...

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Poznan, Poland
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Good location, nice staff, clean rooms, nice breakfasts. The hotel is good to overnight and go further, Colombo is not worth to stay longer. The A/C in the rooms is very loud. Its's a cheap nice hotel, we rocommend it.

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istanbul
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Definetly a very special hotel with it is age and style.Rooms tastefully decorated.The shower is great. For what you pay a good bargain.The location is great you can reach most important sites in 15 minutes.Hotel is very willing to book any services for you and their price is very fair.They have parking in the courtyard.

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Pushing to main door is just travelling back in times and imagining how splendorous must have been the place when it opens, about a century ago. Any vintage lover would get crazy there, and could feel like one of the characters of "The Darjeeling Limited" (feat. Adrian Brody). In the dark corridors you could feel you've plundged into a tropical...

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Wellington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Stayed 7 nights in this hotel. It is very near to Maradana rail station - 5 min. walk. Fort rail station and Colombo bus terminus is a short tuc tuc ride away (200 lrp). All very convenient for sight seeing in the capital. Our 1st night was spent in a room with balcony at the front of the hotel overlooking...

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Zagreb
Reviewed 28 March 2015

We chose this hotel for its location which is relatively close to the railway and bus station of Colombo.This was very convenient as the traffic in Colombo can be a nightmare if you need to catch a train or bus (airport) without losing much time. The main sights were easily reachable by tuk-tuks. Our room was quite spacious and perfectly...

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 20 March 2015

This hotel offers you exactly what you pay for. I recommend to view at least a couple of rooms to choose the one which will suit you. We purposely stayed at the one at the back of the corridor which was definitely a bit quieter than the one offered originally right next to the stairway. Room was spacious and clean....

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Coventry
Reviewed 16 March 2015

We arrived at the Shalimar at 20-00 after a short flight from Male. The Reception staff were most welcoming. We were in our sumptuous room inside five minutes and eating a lovely meal inside 20 minutes. The Restaurant staff were efficient and we enjoyed our first evening. We were trying to get a train to Trincomalee but the trains were...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Shalimar Hotel

Address: 46, Panchikawatte Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Formerly Shalimar Holidays)
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: ₹ 2,594 - ₹ 3,208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shalimar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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 of 5 bubbles Lobola_Lodge2014, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles E400AMjamesp, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Good, clean, safe, good location place if stay 1-2 days in Colombo”
 of 5 bubbles , 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our room faced the courtyard and is close to the upstairs dining area. Downstairs dining room is much cooler.”
 of 5 bubbles Eggbeth, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
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