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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nothing fancy, pretty basic but it is clean with comfortable beds. The rooms have more the enough space. A bit run down, but maybe that's my western eye looking at not so important details.... Like most other reviews already say: good budget hotel.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

perfect for a short stay in colombo. it's not far from trains and shops, the people are nice and the food was delicious. good quality for this price. we had a nice room but some other rooms look less nice

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can tell by the price and the stars that this is not a top-flight hotel, but we found our room acceptable, the food in the restaurant inside good and reasonably priced, and the staff were friendly and helpful. It's the kind of place to spend a night or two if you want a central location close to the station...

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Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've booked this hotel because it seemed close to the city centre, but that area is really bad especially for a women. The hotel is dirty and creepy (but if you like the Shining experience it's ok!) It was full of ants in the bathroom...the traffic is so loud it wont let you sleep. The only positive thing is the...

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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Hotel is fine Price reasonable for colombo Night life in colombo not so good Have some good beaches especially outside colimbo in mount lavigne Many good restaurants and cheap Shalimar hotel staff friendly and helpful Their restaurant serve very delicious and cheap dishes

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Thank George H
Front Royal, Virginia
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I picked this place because it was near the train station and not too expensive. I hated it. The room wasn't clean. Stains, bugs, peeling paint. The noise from the street was awful. The wifi didn't work at all. When I told the reception of these problems, they laughed at me and told me to talk to the manager. He...

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Thank James P
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Hotel has nice colonial design. We had a clean bed, clean bathroom- in general all what we needed after long plane ride. Simple and big room. Safe place where to stay. Staff is welcoming. Gave us advices about the city and also allowed to check-in pretty early. Had WiFi in the loby. Hotel is located close to Maradana train station,...

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Thank Richard B
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The hotel was pretty okay and the room was clean and huge. Right in the center and next to a mainroad but still quite. Friendly staff. A good stay for one or two nights. We only arrived in Colombo and travelled further with our backpacks. For that reason it was a good stay

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The room is a standard one but its on the main road so you can't sleep all night long beacuse of the noises from the outside. The sheets was dirty but the bed is nice and the shower as well. Dont book it online beacuse they charge more!

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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

A really nice and comfortable hotel with old charme. The staff is very friendly and helpfully. Our room was very very big, including tv and ac, for a good price compared to the pretty high prices here in the capital.

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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: $51 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shalimar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Portland, Oregon
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“Towards the back”
 of 5 bubbles Lobola_Lodge2014, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room far from the main street!”
 of 5 bubbles nata_am, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Find another hotel.”
  • Peeling paint on the wall.
 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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