Colombo Courtyard

Colombo, Sri Lanka

At a Glance

  • Design led hotel with some interesting artwork using recycled material

  • Relaxing pool area and spacious courtyard

  • Centrally located close to the University of Colombo and a number of Embassies

  • Ideal for first or last stops in Sri Lanka, perfect base for a lovely heritage city walk and to visit Dutch hospital.

  • Choice of good dining options available, Scarlet Room, Cloud Nine, serving Asian and European cuisines.

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From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half, while the dry season here lasts from December to March. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. Colombo and the low-lying coastal regions have an average temperature of 27°C.

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Insider's View

We would recommend staying in a Suite or Superior Deluxe Room as the Deluxe Rooms are more focused on business guests.

Don't miss an evening cocktail at the Loft Lounge Bar. Fridays and Saturdays are particularly buzzing in this bar.

Many of the rooms do not have views from the windows or outside space.

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to Colombo Courtyard or take a look at our itineraries to Sri Lanka


Colombo Courtyard is tucked away in a quiet corner of the city. With just 32 rooms, the hotel offers a boutique escape from the buzz outside. There is a strong focus on art, with a number of sculptures throughout the hotel crafted from recycled materials.

With a modern and contemporary feel, Colombo Courtyard is a good choice for those looking for a base for a night or two in the centre of Sri Lanka's capital city. Each room is different in design and finished to a high standard. The bathrooms are particularly spacious and almost all rooms have baths as well as showers.

Designed by Sri Lankan environmental designer Sunela Jaywardene, Colombo Courtyard has some very interesting pieces of art on show including a 'tree' made up of old bicycles that winds its way up the stairwell of the hotel.

There is a sizeable pool in the courtyard with sun loungers to relax on after a hot day's exploring the city and a very popular roof terrace restaurant. The Loft Lounge bar wouldn't look out of place in central London and attracts a cosmopolitan crowd from around the city. Much of the furniture in the bar is made from recycled materials including bar stools fashioned from old tractor seats.

Colombo Courtyard also has the Ariyanna Spa for ad hoc treatments including massage and facials.

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Colombo Courtyard has 32 rooms with three different categories: Deluxe, Superior Deluxe and Suite. The rooms are elegant in style and are equipped with all the expected modern amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Some of the rooms and suites have a private courtyard or balcony.


The hotel has two restaurants. Scarlet Room with its vibrant atmosphere serves excellent European cuisine with a particular focus on Mediterranean dishes. Cloud Cafe is a rooftop cafe with wonderful views of the city. The cafe serves tasty light bites if you want something to keep you going. Their pizzas are definitely worth a try! The Loft-Lounge Bar has been furnished with recycled materials giving it a creative feel. With its expansive choice of liquor and extensive cocktail menu, the bar has made a name for itself in the city.


  • Colombo - Cookery Demonstration

    Visit a local market to choose ingredients before heading to Mrs Dole's house where she will explain and demonstrate the art of Sri Lankan cuisine. Visitors can participate in the cooking and then enjoy the fruits of their labour with a delicious lunch.

  • Colombo - Mark Forbes Walk

    Enjoy a guided tour of Colombo's hidden corners. Mark Forbes or one of his team will take you on a tour of the city's historic buildings before visiting the Pettah Market. This tour lasts around two to three hours.

  • Colombo - Tuk Tuk Safari

    Enjoy this four hour tour of Colombo by tuk tuk. A fun way to get around, this tour is an interactive immersion into local life, culture and a chance to sample Sri Lankan food and of course tea. Heading to famous landmarks including the Dutch Hospital.

  • Colombo Night by Bike

    Cycle through the charming city of Colombo at dusk, as you visit some of its most iconic landmarks.

  • Colombo Walking Tour

    Go on a walking tour of Colombo's pre- and post-colonial sites with Mark Forbes.

  • Colonial Colombo by Vintage Car

    Colonial Colombo by Vintage Car is a fabulous way to explore this evolving city as the sun sets. Cruise around in your chauffeur driven vintage car and retrace Colombo's colonial past.

  • Dambulla Buddhist Caves

    Dambulla is an ancient historical site set on a large granite outcrop. The caves at Dambulla are famous for their temples and have been repainted several times in the 11th, 12th and 18th centuries with secular and Buddhist scenes.

  • Jeep Safari at Yala National Park

    Enjoy a jeep safari to Yala National Park, the most famous National Park in Sri Lanka.

  • Sailing & Snorkelling Excursion

    Climb aboard a beautiful 48ft catamaran, and sail along the south coast of Sri Lanka stopping at private coves to stand-up paddle board, snorkel over colourful reefs, swim or soak up the sun while your crew take the helm.

  • The Wallawwa - Cookery Demonstration

    A 1.5-hour cookery demonstration with one of the Wallawwa's chefs, beginning at 11am. Learn about the spices used and the different methods of preparation for different types of Sri Lankan curry. Following the demo, enjoy a 2-course lunch.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

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