Whether you seek Luxury Hotels, Boutique Hotels, Bungalows, Villas or Heritage Homes it is all in your fingertips away as Sri Lanka has an assortment of accommodation options. Colombo features not only a host of modern five-star hotels but also iconic colonial-era hotels with the charm and romance of a bygone era.
The international hotel brands including Shangri-La Group, India’s ITC Group, Thailand’s Minor Group and Onyx Hospitality Group, Spain’s RIU Hotels & Resorts, Singapore’s Aman Resorts, USA’s Sheraton brand, Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and Switzerland’s Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, offers international accommodation in Sri Lanka with locally operated Sri Lankan star level hotels provide their services not to second other hotels.
These hotels are blessed with stunning surroundings as the coastal areas, especially the west and south, have innumerable resort hotels. Several are designed by Geoffrey Bawa, one of the 20th-century’s foremost Asian architects. Bawa’s vision encompasses a style referred to as ‘tropical modernism’ in which forms of modernism are beautifully softened and enriched by traditional influences and surrounding landscapes. There are also an increasing number of boutique hotels on the west and south coast, mainly centered at Galle.
Hill country towns such as Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bandarawela feature colonial era hotels, and for those who venture farther afield, perhaps to indulge in adventure sports, there are beautifully converted colonial homes, tea and rubber plantation buildings, jungle cabins, tree-houses and eco-lodges as well as camping under canvas