Cheapest month to stay with an average 10% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 171% rise in price.
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When to book a hotel in Sri Lanka
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Top tips for finding the perfect Sri Lanka hotel
There is an abundance of exciting and varied tourist experiences to immerse yourself in when visiting Sri Lanka. If you are keen on a whirlwind of different cultures, races and religions all expressing their best features, you must visit the capital city of Columbo. Those who fancy themselves foodies can enjoy a flavour fiesta at Pettah Market. Mövenpick Hotel Colombo is situated within walking distance of the market. Here, you can eat like a local and try different cuisines of the many different cultures that have made a home in Sri Lanka.
If shopping is the aim of your travel game, you are more likely to feel comfortable in the down-to-earth yet quirky Ivy Lane. This 3-star hotel is situated right next to the main shopping strip, Paradise Road and the Dutch Hospital Shopping District. It is a trusted choice for those who plan on leaving with more luggage than they arrived with.
Travellers looking to fill up their spiritual cup must make their way to Kandy, an area of Sri Lanka considered one of the holiest of places in the Buddhist culture. One of the most talked-about hostels in Kandy is the Thilanka Hotel. Indulge yourself in the tranquillity of its beautiful hillside view while taking time to reflect on your life journey. This venue integrates modern amenities with traditionally influenced architecture, providing the perfect backdrop for your holiday photographs.
If you are looking for a relaxing yet engaging outdoor experience for the whole family, look no further than the Heritage Negombo Hotel in Sri Lanka. Its exciting offering of different outdoor activities makes it the perfect location to have fun in the sun. The Topaz Beach Hotel is the best location for keeping the family busy. Get your friends and family together and head out to explore the historic buildings, quaint fishing villages, the breathtaking lagoons. Visiting the wildlife parks in the area should be at the top of your day trip itinerary. Seeing untamed elephants roaming free will be an unforgettable experience.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Sri Lanka for 3 days.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Sri Lanka if you stay on a Monday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book more than 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Sri Lanka accommodation.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Sri Lanka found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was AED 55, while the most expensive was AED 453.
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Sri Lanka, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Sri Lanka in July and September.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Sri Lanka
If it's luxury you are after, you can't beat the splendour of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Forget the hustle and bustle of the city centre of Colombo the minute you set foot in the lobby of this world-class establishment. This luxury hotel boasts everything you can expect from a 5-star hotel, including an award-winning spa and two outdoor pools. Sit down for an elegant dinner in the 5-star in-house restaurant and have a dining experience to die for! Or try one of the most highly rated luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, La Grande Villa in Nuwara Eliya. In an excellent location close to the city centre, the hotel is only a few minutes walk away from the national park and the racing grounds. With its exquisite park views and 24-hour room service, you will feel like royalty.
Kids are more than welcome at Kottawatta River Bank Resort. Book the whole family into the 'glamping' style outdoor tent for a fun and novel camping experience. Let the kids be entertained with the in-house play schedule at the children's centre while you sip on cocktails by the pool.
If you book into the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo, you can hit the streets and paint the town red while scouting out the wide range of bars and nightclubs. If glitz and excitement are what you are after, book yourself into the luxury hotel Shangri-La, situated within walking distance of the glamorous Ballys Casino, which is open 24-hours a day.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Sri Lanka.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular destination is Colombo (63% of total searches to Sri Lanka). The next most popular destinations are Kandy (17%) and Nuwara Eliya (14%). Searches for hotels in Negombo (7%) are also popular.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular region to stay in Sri Lanka is Western. Central and Southern are also very popular.
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Sri Lanka for as cheap as AED 22 (Sigiriya) in the last 3 days. The average price is AED 187.
In the last 72 hours, users have found Sri Lanka hotels for tonight for as low as AED 28 (Trincomalee). Users have also found 3-star hotels from AED 28 (Trincomalee) and 4-star+ hotels from AED 145 (Trincomalee).
In the last 72 hours, users have found Sri Lanka hotels for this weekend for as low as AED 28 (Colombo) per night. Users have also found 3-star hotels from AED 28 (Colombo) and 4-star+ hotels from AED 99 (Colombo).
Where to stay in Sri Lanka?
Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Sri Lanka by showing you the exact location of each hotel.