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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, Stayz 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 highlights

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 accommodation are available around Colombo?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 162 holiday rentals around Colombo. From 88 flats & apartments to 33 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Colombo is on Stayz.

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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Colombo:

  • Wellawatte: 29 holiday homes
  • Wellawatta North: 19 holiday homes
  • Havelock Town: 19 holiday homes
  • Pamankada West: 20 holiday homes
  • Bambalapitiya: 26 holiday homes

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

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

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

  • Chabad of Sri Lanka: 202 holiday rentals
  • Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple: 197 holiday rentals
  • United States Embassy Colombo: 204 holiday rentals
  • Raux Brothers: 197 holiday rentals
  • Lanka Hospital: 200 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Colombo listed on Stayz 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 Condos/Apartments in Colombo?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 88 Condos/Apartments in Colombo. Our other popular types of Colombo holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 33 holiday houses
  • Villas: 18 holiday houses
  • Studios: 89 holiday houses

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 46 holiday homes with pool available in Colombo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.