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Family-Friendly Hotels in Colombo, Western Province

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Top Colombo Family-Friendly Hotels

Olu Colombo Villa
2 out of 5
4/3, Malalasekara Place, Colombo
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4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Wonderfully friendly, local and quiet place

"I booked Olu Based on the reasonable price and great reviews. I wasn’t disappointed. The family were wonderfully friendly and welcoming from the moment I arrived, the 2 family dogs are a lovely touch for animal lovers and the villa is clean and quiet with great WiFi. Great hot water in the showers ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2019

Olu Colombo Villa
Galle Face Hotel
5 out of 5
2 Galle Road, Colombo
Free cancellation
The price is Rs7,369 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (784 reviews)

"Stayed while waiting for flight out for COVID-19 so not a great time for anyone. This hotel provided excellent service and support during this trying time. They had taken additional steps to protect guests and staff. Particularly enjoyed our meal in the Cuban restaurant - but sadly no live music. ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020

Galle Face Hotel
Cinnamon Red Colombo
3.5 out of 5
59, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo
The price is Rs4,761 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (879 reviews)

"The pool, scenery and overall cleanliness of the hotel along with the professionalism of their staff is highly commendable"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Cinnamon Red Colombo
Unique Towers Luxury Boutique Suites
4 out of 5
No. 30, Hyde Park Corner, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs6,128 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (95 reviews)

"Central location, great supetmatket across the street. Lots of places within walking dostance to eat. Hotel caters to arab/muslim guests. They mention a weird policy prohibiting alcohol but I drank in the hotel no problem."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2019

Unique Towers Luxury Boutique Suites
FAIR VIEW HOTEL COLOMBO
3.5 out of 5
27 Ramakrishna Road, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs2,487 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (231 reviews)

"The staff is friendly and cooperative.. breakfast good."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

FAIR VIEW HOTEL COLOMBO
Cinnamon Grand Colombo
5 out of 5
77, Galle Road, Colombo
The price is Rs10,203 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (644 reviews)

"Visited just at the beginning of lockdown/curfew procedures for the Coronavirus. The hotel coped amazingly with very few guests, consolidating areas as necessary. We still had amazing service under adversity."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

Cinnamon Grand Colombo
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
5 out of 5
115, C. A. Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs6,758 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (375 reviews)

"Not for 5 stars .! Need more clean . Bathroom Tub tiles Broken.! Wall had stein from Soda opening Table dust. We clean ourselves.!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
Ocean Breeze Apartment Colombo
3 out of 5
No.16, Lily Avenue Colombo - 6, Colombo
The price is Rs7,564 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (16 reviews)

"The apartment is walkable distance from the beach and the beach is lovely. The breakfast and tea prepared by Mrs. Ganesh was excellent .The only problem we had was with the plug points to charge our mobiles. Also we suggest some small tables to keep the suitcases in the rooms. Flat s bright and spacious. ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2019

Ocean Breeze Apartment Colombo
The Kingsbury Colombo
5 out of 5
48 Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs7,644 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (598 reviews)

"Very convenient central location, nice pool.Rooms tired and need updating"…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

The Kingsbury Colombo
Taj Samudra
5 out of 5
25 Galle Face Centre Road, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs8,162 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (269 reviews)

"Excellent hotel with great staff and nice pool and great breakfast service. Club lounge has great staff."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Taj Samudra
Hilton Colombo Residence
5 out of 5
200 Union Place, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs9,069 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (243 reviews)

"My stay was amazing! Every one so friendly and alway a smile"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020

Hilton Colombo Residence
Hilton Colombo
5 out of 5
2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs8,011 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (333 reviews)

"Excellent service and probably the best breakfast buffet I have seen. The rooms are clean and the facilities are beautiful. The rooms lack a bit of personality and ambiance but I suppose that is to be expected in a large hotel such as this one."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Hilton Colombo
AV15
3.5 out of 5
No 18, Alexandra Road, Colombo
The price is Rs4,810 per night
4/5Very Good! (40 reviews)
DRUG USE IN SHARED APARTMENT

"This is a shared apartment condo. Not a villa. The other 7 people staying in the apartment with us were all doing drugs and making noise the entire night. The staff manager chose to ignore the drug use and create a confrontation with the guests and others. It was extremely uncomfortable and NOT worth ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Apr 2019

AV15
Best Western Elyon Colombo
4 out of 5
102 A,Kirulapone Avenue,Baseline Road, Colombo 05, Colombo
The price is Rs4,407 per night
3.8/5Good! (77 reviews)
A Great Stay

"I stayed at this hotel for two nights from 13th to 15th Feb 2020. Although a little distance from the city center, it is a beautiful hotel with excellent, courteous and helpful staff ever eager to serve. The rooms are clean,spacious and thoughtfully appointed. The breakfast is great,offering many ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Best Western Elyon Colombo
Highbury Colombo
2.5 out of 5
14/1,Skelton Road, Colombo
The price is Rs6,046 per night
3.8/5Good! (37 reviews)

"It was in a quiet area. For the price paid, it was a v poor room."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2019

Highbury Colombo
Ramada by Wyndham Colombo
4 out of 5
30 Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mawatha, PO Box 1202, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs7,134 per night
3.7/5Good! (239 reviews)
Stay made good by the staff

"My stay was comfortable but it was made memorable by chef Nirbhaya Singh and GM Wasim. Thank you to both of you for being understanding and polite and ensuring that i had a good stay. Chef thank you for giving me home like food"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Colombo
Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo
4 out of 5
Marine Drive (Kollupitiya), 10th Lane, No.24, Colombo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs4,838 per night
3.4/5 (79 reviews)

"Overall a good experience. I would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo
Bella Vista Apartments OnThree20 Colombo
2.5 out of 5
320 Colvin R De Silva Mawatha, (Union Place), Colombo, Western Province
The price is Rs9,140 per night
3/5 (4 reviews)
Great for smokers, practical location

"Great to be met at the airport by the owner, no stress about finding the place, friendly chat. Room was disappointing noticed the smell of cigarette smoke on walking in and never got away from it. I booked a NON smoking room. Location quite central, despite the high level still heard all the horns ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2017

Bella Vista Apartments OnThree20 Colombo
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Where Should We Stay in Colombo?

If you've been thinking about a trip with your kids, the culturally-rich destination of Colombo is a good choice. The festivals, sporting events, and art scene are just a few things that make this an attractive family vacation destination. Take to the air and fly into Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.), which is located 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city center. Colombo has 66 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you'll have a variety of options when you're deciding where you'd like to stay.

Vacationing families have positive things to say about these accommodations:

Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo: Offers a children's pool, a restaurant, and in-room kitchens. Guests like the breakfast options at this 4-star hotel.

Unique Towers Luxury Boutique Suites - Features free valet parking, laundry facilities, and free WiFi. The comfy beds and central location make this 4-star aparthotel popular with guests.

Casa Colombo Collection Colombo - Hotel Closed - Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free babysitting. Guests like the helpful staff at this 5-star hotel.

Galle Face Hotel - Features an outdoor pool, 7 restaurants, and free valet parking. The overall comfort and breakfast options make this 5-star hotel popular with guests.

Hilton Colombo Residence - Offers a children's pool, a kids' club, and a restaurant. Guests like the overall comfort at this 5-star hotel.

When Should We Visit Colombo?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use these tips to decide when to pack up the kids and head to Colombo.

  • Hottest months: March, April, February, and May, with an average temperature of 89°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and November, with an average temperature of 73°F
  • Driest months: February, March, January, and July, with an average rainfall of 0.15 inches
  • Rainiest months: November, May, June, and October, with an average rainfall of 0.48 inches

What Should We See and Do in Colombo?

While you and your family are visiting Colombo, you might want to check out some kid-friendly attractions such as Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre and National Art Gallery. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Sri Lanka National Museum and Sinhalese Sports Club.

Colombo is also known for the:
  • Temples
  • Sports
  • Cultural attractions
  • Cafés
  • Festivals
  • Seafood
  • Art
  • Gardens

Getting Around Colombo

To explore the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Colombo Fort Station or Wellawatta Railway Station. Colombo might not have very many public transit choices so consider renting a car to explore more.

Frequently asked questions

What's Colombo like for family-friendly holidays?
If you’ve been thinking about a trip with your children, the culturally rich destination of Colombo is a good choice. The museums, festivals and sporting events are just a few things that make this an attractive holiday destination for families. Fly into Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.), which is located 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city centre.
What's the best place to stay for families in Colombo?
Ocean Edge Suites & Hotel Colombo is a top 4-star aparthotel on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and a restaurant. Other choices for your stay with the children include FAIR VIEW HOTEL COLOMBO and Cinnamon Grand Colombo.
What's the weather like in Colombo?
The hottest months are usually March and April, with an average temperature of 28°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 27°C. Average annual rainfall for Colombo is 1770 mm.
What's there to see and do with your family in Colombo?
While you and your family are holidaying in Colombo, you may want to visit some family-friendly attractions such as Pettah Market and Liberty Plaza. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Galle Face Beach, Galle Face Green and Mount Lavinia Beach.
What's the best way for us to get around Colombo?
To venture out into the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Colombo Fort Station or Wellawatta Railway Station. Colombo may not have many public transport options to choose from, so consider renting a car to explore more.

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