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Front Royal, Virginia
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I picked this place because it was near the train station and not too expensive. I hated it. The room wasn't clean. Stains, bugs, peeling paint. The noise from the street was awful. The wifi didn't work at all. When I told the reception of these problems, they laughed at me and told me to talk to the manager. He...

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Hotel has nice colonial design. We had a clean bed, clean bathroom- in general all what we needed after long plane ride. Simple and big room. Safe place where to stay. Staff is welcoming. Gave us advices about the city and also allowed to check-in pretty early. Had WiFi in the loby. Hotel is located close to Maradana train station,...

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The hotel was pretty okay and the room was clean and huge. Right in the center and next to a mainroad but still quite. Friendly staff. A good stay for one or two nights. We only arrived in Colombo and travelled further with our backpacks. For that reason it was a good stay

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The room is a standard one but its on the main road so you can't sleep all night long beacuse of the noises from the outside. The sheets was dirty but the bed is nice and the shower as well. Dont book it online beacuse they charge more!

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Thank noam300
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

A really nice and comfortable hotel with old charme. The staff is very friendly and helpfully. Our room was very very big, including tv and ac, for a good price compared to the pretty high prices here in the capital.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is so dated that there are cobwebs hanging everywhere. The room is musty and the chairs and sheets have stains on them. The breakfast area is so dark and crows hop about freely. Plus there is no lift and the toiletry provided is just a very very small soap. Such a disappointment

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Chiang Mai
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This once grand hotel is still well worth the money. It has all the rooms around a central courtyard with lots of vegetation. The hotel is art deco style and the rooms are large with all you would need. Friendly and helpful staff. There is a restaurant onsite with good meals and it is very popular with locals. The Maradana...

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Staff were kind and very helpful on arrival and departure. WiFi was very weak in bedroom. The restaurant offered a range of food which was all to a fairly good standard. Sleeping area in the room was clean but shower looked a bit grubby

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Australia
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We stayed here on 3 different occasions and each stay was perfect. The bed and room was very comfortable. The room and bathroom was spotlessly clean. The hotel is conveniently located near the railway station. It is convenient by tuk tuk to central Colombo. The room rate was good in comparison to other hotels. The staff went out of their...

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Prievidza, Slovakia
Reviewed 21 May 2016

i stayed here for 2 nights. Room was nice and clean but wifi wasnt really working in room. Only good thing is, that hotel is close to railway station. Unfortunately i have to say iam not very happy with staff, specially manager, i was spoken by email with him long time before my trip and arranged a airport transfer and...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Airport Transportation
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Additional Information about Shalimar Hotel

Address: 46, Panchikawatte Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Formerly Shalimar Holidays)
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Colombo
Price Range: RM144 - RM188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shalimar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Towards the back”
Lobola_Lodge2014, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room far from the main street!”
nata_am, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Find another hotel.”
  • Peeling paint on the wall.
E400AMjamesp, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Good, clean, safe, good location place if stay 1-2 days in Colombo”
, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our room faced the courtyard and is close to the upstairs dining area. Downstairs dining room is much cooler.”
Eggbeth, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
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