Where to stay in Colombo
Colombo is a mix of the old and the new, with central high rise buildings and modern hotels jostling for space amongst colonial constructions and centuries-old street markets. It is this exciting combination that gives Colombo an eclectic feel as you wander down the roads, taking in the heady aroma of spices or visiting the array of religious shrines and temples.
Many of the hotels Colombo has reflect this in their style, with some of the hotels Colombo has harking back to an almost forgotten era while others embrace modernity and luxury. This variety means holidaymakers have a wide choice about where to stay and what to do.
The different types of hotels Colombo offers
The international chain hotels Colombo offers are mainly in the centre with the top end hotels Colombo has in this area are well. If you want a touch a class to your hotel Colombo has the Mount Lavinia area on the outskirts to offer you, which also has a beach.
For budget hotels Colombo has a range in the Fort area and also in the Pettah area. There are a few cheap hotels Colombo style along the Galle Road as well. All of the hotels Colombo possesses are of good quality in relation to their pricing so you can be assured of a pleasant nights stay in whichever of the hotels Colombo has that you choose.
The main areas of Colombo
Galle Face Green is a promenade of the city where people congregate for a stroll, watch or take part in impromptu cricket games, or buy food from the numerous street stalls. It is also a great place to watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean on a balmy evening.
North of here is Fort, the commercial and administrative part of the city. Here stands colonial architecture such as the Clock Tower in the centre which was originally a lighthouse, amongst glass and steel structures like the Central Bank.
Entertainment in Colombo
Much of the entertainment in the capital is centred around the hotels Colombo has. Many of the hotels Colombo has will have restaurants where you can take your evening meal or they have nightclubs attached to them where you can dance the night away.
One of the main arenas for entertainment is the Lionel Wendt Gallery & Theatre where cultural shows are performed and plays are staged. Some cinemas show films in English and if you happen to be in Colombo when a cricket match is on, make an effort to see it to witness the national obsession for the sport. Otherwise you might be able to watch it on your TV in the hotel Colombo has provided for you.
For cheap and cheerful hotels Colombo has a few on its books. For cheap flights to Colombo, BudgetAir has many on its web pages, waiting for you to book. BudgetAir can also help with choosing one of the many hotels Colombo has to offer so you can get the complete package in one.