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19 / Feb / 2020

Must Visit Destinations And Must Do’s In Colombo When At Colombo Court Hotel & Spa

While you’re staying at Colombo Court Hotel & Spa in the vibrant city of Colombo, you should step out and explore the wonders and exquisite sensations that the city has to offer. Colombo is a lively city with a rich history influenced by different eras and is an explorer’s dream with many hidden wonders to be discovered. Here are some top destinations you should visit in and around Colombo just minutes away from Colombo Court Hotel & Spa.

The Independence Square is a historical landmark of Colombo just 10-15 minutes away from Colombo Court Hotel & Spa. It was built in memorial of Sri Lanka’s Independence from the British in 1948 and displays statues of national heroes who contributed to the freedom fight. The Old Colombo Lighthouse which is 15 minutes away is surrounded by old canons with a fabulous sea view. It is also the perfect spot to have a look at the revolutionary development of the ultra-modern port city. Another hot spot to visit is the Galle Face Green, a spectacular open space for an evening stroll! The urban leisure hub lets you explore the iconic coastline of Colombo. It is in the heart of the financial and business district of Colombo and very next to the old parliament of Sri Lanka and the biggest luxury hotels in Colombo. You can take a plunge into history, by witnessing the Old Parliament Building constructed in 1930, now the residence of the Presidential Secretariat and a reminiscent of the new-baroque architectural style.

The World Trade Centre is a must-see, as the 152 meters tall twin-building is among the top tourist places in Colombo. Only 20 minutes away from Colombo Court Hotel & Spa, it is one of the eco-friendliest business complexes in the country. The new addition to the iconic Colombo skyline is the Colombo Lotus Tower, a beauty not to be missed! As one of the most unique structures in the city, the 350 meters tall tower is a transmission hub and is stunningly designed as the name – the lotus flower. Being 10 minutes away is the Colombo National Museum, one of the largest museums in the country with fine collections of relics from the ancient kingdoms and artifacts from the prehistoric ages. If you’re an art lover, take a 5 minutes’ walk from there to the National Art Gallery to explore and learn more about the art and culture of Sri Lanka. The gallery displays hundreds of ancient and contemporary artworks and you will be amazed at the local talent! You can also stop by BMICH – Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in 10 minutes to admire the beautifully landscaped gardens around the first purpose-built convention centre in Asia.

The list goes on and there’s much more to see including the Lotus Pond Theater (Nelum Pokuna) 15 minutes away from Colombo Court Hotel & Spa. The 21st-century architectural masterpiece is a fully-equipped state-of-the-art performance centre with an auditorium and an open-air amphitheater. You can also travel further into Colombo to witness Colombo Fort’s most famous landmark – the Millers Building. The candy-like red and white brick style building is one of the oldest department stores in Sri Lanka established in 1844 in the British colonial style. Besides, make sure you visit the Gangarama Temple near the waters of Beira lake – the main Buddhist center in Colombo with an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian and Chinese architecture. Also, be amazed by the stunning architecture of Jami-Ul-Alfar Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Colombo. The red and white striped exterior is a perfect blend of four unique styles of architecture – Indian, Gothic, Neo-classical, and Indo-Islamic architecture.

Before you start your tour, be sure to know that one trip around Colombo isn’t enough to soak in the goodness and wonders of the city. From ancient temples, iconic skyline to the fantastic tropical weather, Colombo is blessed with a wonderful mix of nature, history, culture and so much more! Our Guest Services team at Colombo Court Hotel & Spa will help you to plan personalized trips to explore Colombo with your places of interest included.

Colombo Court Hotel & Spa is the ultimate urban getaway amidst the lively city of Colombo where contemporary design meets rustic charm to give you the best holiday experience of both worlds. As one of Colombo’s best-kept secrets, it offers a unique lifestyle experience of sustainable holidaying with an array of end-to-end exclusive facilities. The bright and earthy toned air-conditioned rooms with wood accents feature flat-screen TVs, plush beds, free Wi-Fi, safes, minibars, tea and coffeemakers and much more. Upgraded rooms and lavish suites have more opulent facilities including added seating areas and balconies that open up to spectacular views. Other hotel amenities include an Italian bistro, a cocktail bar in addition to a laid-back wine and tapas bar and much more. Colombo Court Hotel & Spa also has an outdoor plunge pool, a spa and a gym whilst offering free parking, laundry service and of course, beach access to all its guests!

Colombo Court Hotel & Spa continues to deliver the true essence of the paradise island via its refined sustainable and nature-friendly hospitality to all its loyal patrons. The brand embodies a passion for inspired living and promises a holistic eco-luxury experience whilst maintaining exceptional standards in the hospitality industry.

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