Ramada Colombo is a 4 star hotel located in the heart of the city just minutes away from the Central Business District. Those on leisure can appreciate a quick drive or pleasant stroll that will lead you to the city’s hotspots for entertainment and shopping.
Just 25 minutes from the International Airport, Ramada Colombo presents a great stay combining supreme functionality with features to make you feel at ease. Book in and leave the rest to us.
Everything at Ramada Colombo has been thought out to ease your stay. Keep focused with the right facilities when on business or restore after a day spent in the rush of the city.
||Wifi from any location of the hotel
||Outdoor swimming pool with jacuzzi adjacent to coffeeshop for all day nibbles
||Work out at our fitness centre
||Unwind with steam & sauna
||Stay in and indulge with an extensive 24 hour in-room dining menu
||Facilities for differently abled travellers
Heal at the hands of our trained therapists with a range of treatments at the Jal Spa. Revitalize your mind as acupressure and deep strokes improve circulation or unwind as the unique techniques of hot stone bath stimulate well-being from within. Be renewed together with our couples treatments.
1) Galle Face Green, Col 03.- Just beyond the hotel.
Across the road from the hotel, lies the Galle Face Green, a hallmark of Colombo. This long stretch of lawn faces the sea in a stunning setting. At this popular rendezvous, look out for kite flyers and picnickers.
2) Colombo Fort, Col 01.- Travel time 05 minutes.
The Central Business District of Sri Lanka and its financial hub. Fort has held strong since the 16th century when the first colonisers, the Portuguese landed here.
Passing the Galle Face Green and driving toward Fort, you will see some of the finest colonial buildings depicting many different era’s – the Old Parliament Building; the Dutch Hospital still retaining its age old charm even though now converted into a grand shopping precinct; the historical Cargills & Millers building and many more.
3) Beira Lake, the Gangaramaya Temple & the Seema Malakaya, Col 02.- Travel time 05 minutes.
Beira Lake is situated in the heart of the city. Surrounded by high rise buildings and bustling roadways, this lake is a picturesque oasis.
One of the most important temples in Sri Lanka, the Gangaramaya sits just a few yards away from the Beira lake. The temple‘s unique architecture blends elements of Sri Lanka, Thailand, India and China and is home to a collection of rare artifacts.
The Seema Malakaya was designed by world renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa as an assembly hall for monks. It sits on floating platforms on the Beira Lake and is especially beautiful when illuminated at night.
4) Colombo National Museum, Col 07. - Travel time 10 minutes.
Housed in a historical building built in 1877, this museum tells the story of the great island of Sri Lanka through archeological findings of the pre historic period right through to the great Sri Lankan kingdoms. The museum’s multiple galleries offer a vibrant walk through Sri Lanka’s rich heritage.
5) Viharamadevi Park, Col 07.- Travel time 10 minutes.
The largest park in Colombo with a variety of remarkable plants and trees and impressive ponds. Over the weekends, budding artists showcase spectacular paintings, giving the adjoining roadway the affectionate name, “Art Street”.
6) Pettah, Col 11. - Travel time 10 minutes.
Pettah is a great bazaar bustling with life. Considered the trading centre of the city this maze of crisscrossed streets is filled with every variety of goods from textiles to spices. There is method to the madness of Pettah though – Main Street is where you will find saree & shalwar kameez shops whilst for gold and silver jewellery you’d visit the shimmering Sea Street. For mobile phones, go to Second Cross Street.
With tuk-tuk’s whizzing by and crowds right through the day, shopping in Pettah takes a skill of its own!
7) Independence Square, Col 07.- Travel time 15 minutes.
Built to mark the end of colonial rule by British, Independence Square depicts unique architecture with intricate carvings, a statue of D.S. Senanayake the first prime minister of Sri Lanka and the Independence Memorial museum.
Today with winding walkways and elaborate waterways, Independence Square is the city’s hot spot for joggers.
8) Royal Colombo Golf Club, Col 08. - Travel time 15 minutes.
Situated in the heart of the city this 96 acre extent of land is a sanctuary offering not just golfing but also a serene and tranquil environment. Founded over 130 years ago this is the second oldest Royal Golf Club outside the United Kingdom and also showcases an array of historic golf memorabilia in the club house.
9) Red Mosque, Col 11.- Travel time 15 minutes.
Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque or “Red Mosque” is most distinctive for its red and white striped exterior and is believed to be a landmark identified by sailors approaching the port since it was built in 1909. Easily one of the most striking buildings in Pettah, the mosque is considered an architectural monument drawing many worshippers and sight-seeing crowds too.
10) Old & New Kathiresan Temple, Col 11.- Travel time 15 minutes.
Of the several Hindu temples in the city, this colourful temple situated in Pettah is dedicated to the war god Murugan (Skanda) and is one of the most popular. An elaborate exterior and encompassing artistic sculptures, statues and murals this wonderful temple is also the starting point for the annual Hindu Vel festival.
11) Wolvendaal Church, Col 11.- Travel time 20 minutes.
This church was built in 1749 by the Dutch at a time when only wilderness stood beyond the walls of the church. To date the church is beautiful and historically important with such treasures as ornate Dutch furniture, intricately carved wooden pews & lecterns. The stone floor includes the elaborate tombstones of 5 Dutch Governors.
12) National Zoological Gardens, Dehiwala.- Travel time 30 minutes.
The National Zoological Gardens are a sprawling area that is home to many animal species from across the globe. Diversity is visible from a walk through the aquarium, aviary, reptile house, butterfly garden and much more. Elaborate landscaping makes the zoo all the more pleasant.
13) Sri Jayawadenapure, Kotte the administrative capital & home to the Parliament of Sri Lanka.- Travel time 40 minutes.
Kotte, the administrative capital of Sri Lanka has much to offer for sightseeing. As Sri Lanka makes significant strides in once again becoming “Asia’s Garden City”, this is one of the prime areas to benefit from lush greenery stretching alongside winding waterways. With walking tracks lining the lake, boat rides, a model farm where one can view the cultivation of paddy and quaint eateries this place has a life of its own.
Situated on an island surrounded by the waters of the beautiful Diyawanna Lake, the Parliament is a magnificent structure designed by Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa who is world renowned for his ability to blend distinct buildings with their natural surroundings.
14) Mt Lavinia beach, Mount Lavinia. - Travel time 45 minutes.
Mount Lavinia offers a quick glimpse into Sri lanka’s fun & quirky "beach life".
15) Kelani Temple, Kelani.- Travel time 45 minutes.
Situated on the banks of the Kelani River, it is believed that the Lord Buddha preached at this site. The temple itself dates back over 2000 years and is even today a pocket of tranquility.