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Destination guide

Delight in the oceanfront landscape of Colombo

Come and experience Colombo and its temples, culture and festivals. Renowned for its sporting events, cafes and seaside, this city welcomes all visitors. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Colombo

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Colombo a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Royal Colombo Golf Club (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Water World Lanka (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Guruge Nature Park (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Colombo

Travellers appreciate the beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets, which is just a taste of what Colombo has to offer. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Colombo is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Viharamahadevi Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Beira Lake (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Galle Face Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Galle Face Green (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Diyatha Uyana (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Mount Lavinia Beach (5 mi / 8.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Colombo

Fly into Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.), the closest airport, located 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city centre.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Colombo Fort Station or Wellawatta Railway Station and explore the city from there.

How many holiday rentals are available around Colombo?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 166 holiday lettings around Colombo. From 91 flats & apartments to 33 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Colombo?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Colombo:

  • Pamankada West: 20 holiday homes
  • Kollupitiya: 26 holiday homes
  • Ibbanwala: 27 holiday homes
  • Wellawatte: 29 holiday homes
  • Colombo 07: 34 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Colombo?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Colombo. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sri Lanka National Museum: 207 holiday lettings
  • Durdans Hospital: 202 holiday lettings
  • Kayman’s Gate Belltower: 227 holiday lettings
  • Isipathanaramaya Buddhist Temple: 204 holiday lettings
  • Raux Brothers: 203 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Colombo listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Colombo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 91 Flats in Colombo. Our other popular types of Colombo holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 33 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 18 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 91 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Colombo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 45 holiday homes with pool available in Colombo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.