Shalimar Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Colombo with restaurant and bar/lounge

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Shalimar Hotel

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Bar (on property)
Food court
International cuisine
Minibar, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
International cuisine

Overview of Shalimar Hotel

7.2 out of 10 Good
7.2/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
46, Panchikawatte Road Maradana, Colombo, 00100
Main amenities
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Area shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Standard Double Room

  • 19 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Room

  • 23 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Colombo 10

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 35 min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station - 6 min drive
  • Bambalapitiya Railway Station - 15 min drive
  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 22 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Aluth Kade Food Joint - 16 min walk
  • Ricorn Hotel and Backery - 6 min walk
  • Dhavalagiri Hotel - 6 min walk
  • Hotel De Buhari - 3 min walk
  • Bombay Sweet Choice - 8 min walk

About this property

Shalimar Hotel

Located near a train station, Shalimar Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Colombo. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge.



Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (3 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast only.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 5 per person
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Shalimar Colombo
Shalimar Hotel Colombo
Shalimar Hotel Hotel
Shalimar Hotel Colombo
Shalimar Hotel Hotel Colombo

Frequently asked questions

Does Shalimar Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Shalimar Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Shalimar Hotel?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Shalimar Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Shalimar Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Shalimar Hotel?
You can check in starting at noon. Check-out time is noon.
Is there an onsite casino at Shalimar Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Bally's Casino (2-min drive) and Bellagio Casino (5-min drive) are both nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Shalimar Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine.
What's the area around Shalimar Hotel like?
Shalimar Hotel is a short 19-minute walk from R. Premadasa Stadium and 11 minutes' walk from Colombo Lotus Tower.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Good

Satgunarajah, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The place was very nice, comfortable with friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended.
Wojciech, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It is worth every penny
After 3 weeks thrvarious places i Sri Lanka, i stayes here for 3 nights when I needed to return to Colombo. Waje, the manager, was the nicest, most aurhentic, flexible and helpful person I had encountered so far in tne hotel industry here, and maybe beyond. I had to check out before anyone normally comes on duty, and he had the kitchen make me a sack breakfast to go the night before. And when i came downstairs, he was up and waiting anyway. He sent out for English newspapers for me, at their expense, and immediately offered to change my room when the TV stopped working. He gave me sughestions on what and where to avoid. I felt like he cared. It is a 2 *, and generally caters to the local population. If you are good with that, you will be very safe and comfortable here. ( that said, it was much more expensive to book on, so instead)
Luis, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Close to train
It was in a great location for catching early train from Marada Station to Galle
Lucy, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

A traditional style hotel next to Maradana railway
A traditional style hotel next to Maradana railway station. The rooms are quite big, and spacious. The AC worked fine, although the WiFi struggled occasionally. The staff seemed very friendly and helpful,and assisted as required. There is a restaurant on the ground floor open until 22.00, serving a mix of Indian and Chinese dishes, there is also a bar area. I will stay here again, as it suits my needs, although the local area is not central for many people.
Julian, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Traditional hotel near Maradana railway station
Good value traditional hotel near Maradana railway station. The rooms are very good sized and clean. The bathrooms have individual hot water boilers so always available should you wish. AC in the room was ok and the wifi worked although the signal wasn't the best at times. Friendly and helpful staff who remembered me from previous visits. Laundry took just over a day, but was well done and cheap. They also arranged a car to the airport at a competitive rate. The restaurant was open until 22.00 which is handy as the choices around the area are limited. Beware that rooms at the front will be subject to the associated noise you find here.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A great place to rest your head
This hotel was a 5 minutes walk from the train station. The hotel bedroom is very big and spacious with a huge comfortable bed and very clean. The staff were fabulous and would help with their knowledge and always with a big smile. The food in the restaurant was fabulous and plenty of it and they would even get you a beer from down the road. Would definitely recommend this place.
cherry, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Staff very friendly. Rooms clean. Front room facing the road was very noisy. Changed to quite back room.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Good value budget hotel
A very good budget hotel in Colombo. The service was very good.The local area is nothing special with lots of shops selling car parts. My bathroom was clean, but the bathroom tap only emitted a trickle. For what I paid (30 pounds per night) it represented good value
peter, 2-night trip
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