The Shalimar - Colombo

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46, Panchikawatte Road Maradana, Colombo, Sri Lanka  show map
 3 stars
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The Shalimar - Colombo


On-site car park

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area



Airport shuttle

Swimming pool


The grand The Shalimar Hotel is situated in the theater district next to a mosque and a church.

Guests can reach Viharamahadevi Park within a 20-minute walk. The venue is set 20 minutes' walk from Colombo center.

Within a 10-minute walk guests will find Maradana Railway train station. Bandaranayake airport lies within about 35 minutes' drive.


For a pleasant stay in Colombo The Shalimar Hotel offers 30 guestrooms complete with complimentary Wi-Fi, climate control, a safe, television and a work desk.

Eat & Drink

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 


The Shalimar Hotel features such facilities as free self parking, a safety deposit box and a luggage storage.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   30.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand


  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Children's facilities

  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • BBQ facilities

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Balcony


  • Bathroom
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

46, Panchikawatte Road Maradana, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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City Centre
  • Colombo
    1.2 mi
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    17.4 mi
Train Stations
  • Maradana Railway Station
    700 ft
  • Dematagoda Railway Station
    1.1 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

The Shalimar photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
Room Description:

Air-conditioned room with a cable TV and minibar. En suite bathroom has hot-water showers.

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.1 mi
  • Colombo Rowing Club1.2 mi

Places of interest

  • Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct1700 ft
  • Paradise Road5000 ft
  • Temple de la dent1.1 mi

Train stations

  • Maradana Railway Station400 ft
  • Dematagoda Railway Station1.1 mi
  • Slave Island Railway Station1.2 mi


  • Colombo City1.1 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • University of Colombo4600 ft
  • Colombo Town Hall1.0 mi
  • Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque1.1 mi
  • Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple1.1 mi
  • Khan Clock Tower1.2 mi


  • R Premadasa Stadium4000 ft
  • Sugathadasa Stadium1.2 mi


  • Colombo Dutch Museum1.0 mi
  • National Art Gallery1.3 mi


  • Viharamahadevi Park1.2 mi

Public parking


  • Beira Lake4000 ft

Local attractions

  • Old Town Hall5100 ft
  • Dewatagaha Mosque5300 ft
    Lipton's Circus
  • Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple1.1 mi
    61 Sri Jinaratana Road
  • Dutch Museum1.0 mi
    Prince Street
  • Pettah1.0 mi

Near the hotel

  • All Saints Church3100 ft
  • R. Premadasa Stadium4300 ft
    Khettarama Road Maligawatta
  • Law Courts of Hulftsdorp3100 ft
  • Wolvendaal Church4900 ft
    Wolfendhal Street
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
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The Shalimar Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Shalimar

Average guest rating

6.6out of 10
Based on 214 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple

    The staff has a very big head weight. There are no other good restaurants around. The staff doesn't guide the travelers well.

  • Older travelers

    Affordable, comfortable and well located. Excellent value for money, helpful and friendly staff.

    I liked the Shalimar, I was a little concerned that the staff on duty were unable to tell me what happens to my credit card details (including my security pin) which I had to give to in order to reserve the room?? Can you at let me know please?

  • Older travelers

    Its cleanliness & reasonable costs with all the basic facilities, like ferr wi fi, fridge / tv / air condition in room. Location is near commercial establishments so good for travelling within city centre.

    The variety of food choices at the hotel restaurant for vegetarians.

  • Single

    Clean, comfortable, had satellite tv showing cricket/football in the room. Shower and aircon worked perfectly. Nice little bar and the food was fine too. Airport dropoff for 2500 rupees. I'd certainly stay again.

    Ask for a room on the rear, it's a very busy road outside.

  • Single

    Hotel is generally okay. Room was huge. Staff was nice and helpful.

    The room was to the main road front of the hotel. So it was quite noisy. Only the noise of the aircon interfered the the noise of the street. That was helpful.

  • Couple

    The old school style of the hotel. Large room and clean (but theres's different kind of rooms !) Helpfull service (we could let our bags and take a shower after check out)

  • Group of friends

    Good hotel very near maradana station, clean rooms with decent facilities, good value restaurant and bar attached too.

    The rooms at the front do overlook the very busy Panchikawatta Road, so if you're a light sleeper, earplugs are a must.

  • Single

    At $30/night, it is the least expensive hotel in the town. Considering this cost, the services provided are not bad. breakfast (not included) is reasonable.

    Location is about 3 km away from city center. Internet is slow, services are so so, but at this price, what else you can expect? So not so bad!

  • Single

    The room only and the reception guys.

  • Single

    Initially, I had booked only for 2 nights, but then stayed there for the entire time of my trip to Colombo. So it seems that I liked it a lot. But to avoid misunderstandings I'd like to clarify some points: - Hotels in Colombo are overpriced in general, this being perhaps the best option, even if you can't say that you really get great value for money. - The location is far away from the sea, but with train station Maradana (no noise), buses and taxis just a few metres away, you can go anywhere. The overland bus station and Pettah can be reached by foot in 15 minutes. - It's a pure Sri Lankan hotel in a popular Sri Lankan neighbourhood. That means you'll get real Sri Lankan breakfast at the hotel if you like, a variation of street food outside and no hassle on the streets. - That also means that you learn more about Sri Lankan society in 5 days than in 5 months at a beach hotel. - Choose a room on the upper floor and to the courtyard (e.g. 208) - spacy and really quiet. - Staff were very polite and helpful. AC, fridge and water did work without problems.

    However, there are a few points that didn't bother me, but that one should be aware of: - The hotel is neither modern nor luxurious. It's just a rather gloomy post-colonial building. - The neighbourhood to the North and East is 100 per cent male, since they sell car parts there in small shops. Although it's not dangerous at all, a single female traveller may perhaps feel a bit uncomfortable if she's not used to this. - The front is very noisy, buses honking all the time. If there's no room available to the back, I wouldn't book at all. - For those who prefer a holiday club, this is the wrong hotel in the wrong area. - The same applies to those loving to have a night out. Here you go home after work and get up early.

  • Couple

    The location was good, a short tuk tuk ride from Colombo Fort Railway Station, and it's not too expensive.

    The lobby and corridors smelled of cigarette smoke and the place in general was a bit gloomy. At breakfast I was asked how I'd like my eggs, I asked for boiled but that wasn't possible. Boiled eggs? Not possible! Says all you need to know about the kitchen. The scrambled egg I had instead was definitely average and the coffee was vile. Wifi doesn't reach to the end of the corridor so if you want access in your room make sure you check.

  • Couple

    They rooms were clean. Also, if you book through they give you a better room. The people were very friendly and happy to help with local attractions and how to get around. It's in a decent location, but if you want to get to the main city it's a bit of a hike.

    Just make sure you check if your room a/c works

  • Couple

    Great value for money

    Appearance. Looks abit decaying and hence there are some dodgy areas i the hotel itself (but not in the room which was rather ok).

  • Group of friends

    Space of the Room.

    Front Desk Support not so good.

  • Couple

    Prices in restaurant Big portions Friendly waiters

    Dust on tv Internet works like in hell Placed in the street with only car parts shops

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

46, Panchikawatte Road Maradana, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Get directions
City Centre
  • Colombo
    1.2 mi
  • Bandaranayake (CMB)
    17.4 mi
Train Stations
  • Maradana Railway Station
    700 ft
  • Dematagoda Railway Station
    1.1 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms: