As a bonus the couple who run the guesthouse cook up some pretty excellent meals – so you can even over come the Kandy food issue….
I can understand the appeal of Aqua to a certain clientele. It's probably a good place for a party. The beach isn't always swimmable, but there's a nice area where you can drinks some cocktails, watch the…
Owned by the Ceylon Hotel Corporation, the Grand Ella has a great view, okay service, and mediocre food.
A budget B&B in Hikkaduwa.
The Maskeliya-Oya Family Park Resort is a keenly priced gem. Nestled in a deep, impossibly lush valley a few kilometers from Norton Bridge (15km from Hatton town) the modern chalets are comfortable…
The Ceylon City Hotel is one of the newer new age hotels in Colombo. It's got good facilities at decent prices.
Palm Beach Inn & Sea Shells Cabanas is ideal for a home-like, peaceful vacation in Bentota.
One of Hikka's oldest and most established beach restaurants & bars
A nice place to get booze in the evening at beach, Cabanas with Thai & Chinese Bites.
Ivory Inn is a mid sized bed and breakfast, located in Mount Lavinia. They have clean and comfortable rooms starting at around Rs. 3500.
The Tea Garden Holiday Inn is an okay B&B to pick if you're thinking of spending a getaway in Ella.
Palm Beach Hotel is located in Mount Lavinia, it has the feel of a modern Sri Lankan hotel with rooms starting from about Rs. 7200.
A gorgeous resort in the Deep South, part of the international Anantara chain.
Ruuk Village is a cabana resort in Kalpitiya - it's a very outdoorsy holiday place ideal for people who like camping and spending time with nature. It's by the Puttalam lagoon, a Rs. 150 tuk ride…
If you're traveling in packs, Villa Red is a far better value than the package hotels in Bentota. You have full access to the river and watersports and have a really well-equipped villa to hang out in.…
One of the Fort's quintessential spots for accommodation and breakfast.
The warm reception we received on arriving at Earl's was an early indication of how good a time we were going to have there. Only a short walk away from Passikudah beach, this friendly and…
Christima Residence is a well kept homestay bungalow located down Cemetery Road - about 10 minute drive from Negombo bus station.
Lighthouse is one place that we actually felt bad leaving. The hotel is really connected to its location so you feel quite comfortably wrapped in the sunset and beach. Truly an iconic hotel.
Apparently built among the ruins of a Dutch fortalice, the Closenberg Hotel is an exquisite Colonial structure dating back to the 1800s.
One of the island's oldest and grandest colonial properties.
Mango House is a wonderful retreat in the Galle Fort. It's a villa-meets-boutique-hotel, cosy, restful and not so expensive.
Saraii Village is a charming set of tree-houses and mud chalets near Hambantota. They also make an excellent rice and curry. Probably the best place to stay in the area.