These hotels are all excellent options for a base to enable you to see a particular area or region of Sri Lanka. They might not offer the kind of personalised service or unique architecture that some of our deluxe & luxury or boutique & character hotels do - but quality can be patchy in Sri Lanka, and we ensure you'll be in a good quality hotel wherever you go.
You might wish to plan your entire your trip around hotels like this or fill in gaps: as usual, we'll tailor your entire trip to suit you.
Best of the Rest: Hotels in Sri Lanka
Aliya Resort & Spa, Sigiriya
A spacious and modern resort with views of Sigiriya Rock and a great swimming pool and spa.
Arika Boutique Villa , Dambulla
Strategically close to the Cultural Triangle, Arika is a peaceful forest villa with good facilities.
Blue Magpie Lodge, Sinharaja
A simple place to stay close to the Sinharaja Forest entrance gate, perfect for early morning birding excursions.
Cinnamon Lodge, Habarana
Large hotel in picturesque forest surroundings beside a lake; an ideal base for exploring and a beautiful place to relax.
Era Beach, Thalpe
Sumptuous boutique beach hotel on the outskirts of Galle
Jetwing Jaffna , Jaffna Town
Touted as one of the best hotels in Northern Sri Lanka, Jetwing Jaffna offers comfortable accommodation from which to explore.
Jetwing Lagoon , Negombo
This is a great first or last stop on your trip to Sri Lanka: relax and enjoy life on the lagoon.
Kassapa Lions Rock, Sigiriya
Excellent value mid-range hotel well located for exploring the 'Cultural Triangle'.
King's Resort, Sigiriya
Rural, boutique retreat amongst unspoilt landscapes with views of Sigiriya and Pidurangala.
Kottukal Beach House, Arugum Bay
A lovely boutique hotel on a quiet stretch of beach with a relaxed, homely feel.
Palmstone Retreat, Kithugalla
Combine comfort and adventure at this quality six-room hideaway in scenic Kithulgala.
Sigiriana Resort, Dambulla
This good quality mid-level resort is in an ideal location for exploring the 'Cultural Triangle'.
Sigiriya Jungles , Sigiriya
A modern, spacious hotel with traditional charm in an ideal location to explore the rock fortress.
St. Lachlan, Negombo
Just twenty minutes from the international airport, offering great value for money with a views of the Indian Ocean.
Thambapanni Retreat, Unawatuna
Set in a gorgeous garden on the side of a hill, this is a small hotel offering a lovely peaceful enclave in which to escape.
The Ibis, Wilpattu
A small property situated on the outskirts of Wilpattu National Park with lovely gardens and friendly staff.
The Thinnai, Jaffna Town
Nestled within unspoilt surroundings just 2 km from Jaffna town, suites here are spacious and comfortable.
Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Yala
A small group of luxury 'Cocoon' tents on the edge of Yala and the rugged coastline; a great base from which to explore the park.