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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nidhya has been the best host !! very helpful and kind. Thank you Nidhya. We passed bt for some coffee and directions to a few areas and he was kind enough to give us details. The place is easy to find and relatively clean.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel..Vijay,Ravi , Jayant all are good staff ..Breakfast is good..Thanks. Near the busy city area and the beach Indeed was a good stay..Ask for the best room I stayed around 4 days..All was good and fine Thanks

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Calgary, Alberta
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Our room was very large with a hallway inside the entry where the bathroom was located. The bathroom was a good size and clean. The shower was in a glass enclosure and had hot water. There were three stairs down to the main room which had a king size bed and a seating area. The bed was very comfortable and...

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a double room at the Shalimar for one night upon arrival after a long flight. Main reason for the choice was the close proximity to Maradana train station for our onward journey, another the positive reviews on TA. We can agree on those mostly. The room was indeed spacious, with a separate sitting room attached to the bedroom....

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for one night before our 7am flight back home (runway works). Good location, close to the Train station, thy organised airport shuttle ($25) and the rooms were basic. Old building with bathroom that's much in need of a good clean and renovation but otherwise adequate for a quick stopover.

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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via 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 5 January 2017

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 22 December 2016

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 18 December 2016

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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Airport Transportation
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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: $44 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shalimar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Towards the back”
Lobola_Lodge2014, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room far from the main street!”
nata_am, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Find another hotel.”
  • Peeling paint on the wall.
E400AMjamesp, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Good, clean, safe, good location place if stay 1-2 days in Colombo”
, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our room faced the courtyard and is close to the upstairs dining area. Downstairs dining room is much cooler.”
Eggbeth, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
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