Most beautiful hotels Sri Lanka

There is no shortage of beautiful hotels and unique accommodations in Sri Lanka. In a span of 4 weeks, Team We Wander Why traveled across the entire island in search of the most delightful places to stay. From unique eco-lodges nestled amidst elephants to luxury hotels right on the beach.


Best hotels & accommodations in Negombo

Negombo, often the starting point of your journey through Sri Lanka. After a long flight, there’s nothing quite like checking into a comfortable hotel. During our initial exploration of Sri Lanka, we stayed at several delightful accommodations in Negombo.

Mango House Japanese Guest House


WHAT a delightful guest house in Negombo. Located in a beautifully landscaped Japanese garden, you’ll find Mango House Japanese Guest House. Close to the center of Negombo and the beaches, yet wonderfully peaceful. An absolute recommend…

Why book Mango House Japanese Guest House?

The Japanese style of the rooms and the garden, the location, the very spacious rooms.

Prices from $41

Villa Dominikku (recommended)


This villa was also recommended to us. This accommodation in Negombo is known for its beautiful, peaceful, and green surroundings, as well as friendly owners.

Why book Villa Dominikku (recommended)?

Beautiful, peaceful surroundings just outside Negombo.

Prices from $25

Best hotels & accommodations in Hikkaduwa

The charming surfer’s town of Hikkaduwa on the west coast of Sri Lanka is packed with lovely hotels, accommodations, and hostels. Do you want to enhance your time in Hikkaduwa? We Wander Why has selected the most beautiful hotels in Hikkaduwa.

Mali Guesthouse


We found Mali Guesthouse to be a very pleasant homestay! For just 12 euros per night, you can book a comfortable stay here. Although the rooms are simple, they are exceptionally clean.

Why book Mali Guesthouse?

Very nice location, incredibly friendly owner, spotlessly clean.

Prices from $12

Villa Kaya Guest House (recommended)


Looking for accommodation in Hikkaduwa with a pool? Then Villa Kaya Guest House is the place for you! This beautiful villa is situated in a quiet location but within walking distance of the beach.

Why book Villa Kaya Guest House (recommended)?

Swimming pool, friendly staff, tranquil and green surroundings, close to the beach.

Prices from $33

Best hotels & accommodations in Yala National Park

While we skipped Yala National Park itself, we decided to book a night at The Kingdom Ecolodge. Best decision ever! This is absolutely our most beautiful stay in Sri Lanka and maybe ever! You sleep semi-outdoors in a stunning environment where elephants frequently appear. If you plan a trip to Sri Lanka, make sure to add The Kingdom Ecolodge to your itinerary

The Kingdom Ecolodge

Yala National Park

The Kingdom Eco Lodge is simply a MUST! The lodge is located just outside Yala Park and consists of open bungalows. So, you sleep semi-outdoors, and if you’re lucky, you may wake up at night to the sound of elephants passing by.

Why book The Kingdom Ecolodge?

EVERYTHING was fantastic! The food, the bungalow, the tour, the atmosphere, the people, really everything

Prices from $120

Best hotels & accommodations in Mirissa

Mirissa is one of the most popular beach destinations on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. It’s full of delightful hotels, ranging from party hostels to luxury resorts. For us, Mirissa was a bit too crowded, but if you’re in the mood for a party and good restaurants, this is absolutely the place to be.

GG Lodge Mirissa


GG Lodge is located an 8-minute walk from Mirissa Beach. While it may not be in a prime location, the rooms are modern, clean, and comfortable.

Why book GG Lodge Mirissa?

Spacious rooms, friendly staff, clean, and good value for money.

Prices from $22

Three Gables Boutique Villa (recommended)


If you want to indulge in luxury, then you must book a night at Three Gables Boutique Villa in Mirissa. It is super luxurious and right by the sea, but you pay a premium for that.

Why book Three Gables Boutique Villa (recommended)?

Luxury, modern spacious rooms, right by the sea.

Prices from $210

Best hotels & accommodations in Tangalle

In Tangalle, we found it fantastic! Wonderfully quiet, a hidden gem on the south coast of Sri Lanka. There’s a very relaxed vibe. In Tangalle, you have a wide range of hotels and homestays to choose from.

Luaya Beach


In Tangalle, we found it fantastic! Wonderfully quiet, a hidden gem on the south coast of Sri Lanka. There’s a very relaxed vibe. In Tangalle, you have a wide range of hotels and homestays to choose from.

Why book Luaya Beach?

Best breakfast ever, close to the beach, and a fantastic owner.

Prices from $26

Villa Don Bastian


Craving something more fancy, then we recommend Villa Don Bastian. Although we haven’t stayed here ourselves, we’ve heard good stories about it. The villa looks beautiful and has a nice intimate atmosphere.

Why book Villa Don Bastian?

Modern rooms, a pool, and a prime location.

Prices from $62

Best hotels & accommodations in Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura, the city in Sri Lanka that offers a dive into the world of enchanting temples. Okay, the city itself might not be the epitome of breathtaking beauty, but here you get the chance to explore the depths of Sri Lankan culture and history. In the surrounding area, you’ll find fantastic hotels and accommodations that provide a perfect base to explore the surroundings.

Ceylonima Home Stay


We stayed at Ceylonima Home Stay for 2 nights, and it was truly amazing! The owners are just FANTASTIC! And if you happen to be in the vicinity, you absolutely MUST try their dinner. Seriously, heavenly! The rooms are simple but incredibly cl…

Why book Ceylonima Home Stay?

Fantastic owners, amazing dinner, and comfortable rooms

Prices from $23

Our Favorite Hotels in Sri Lanka.

Welcome to enchanting Sri Lanka, where stunning green landscapes and rich culture come together for an unforgettable backpacking journey. Explore the most beautiful hotels in Sri Lanka and be captivated by the treasures this gem in the Indian Ocean has to offer. From luxurious resorts with breathtaking views to intimate boutique hotels steeped in local charm, our carefully curated selection promises a journey filled with comfort and authenticity. Book your hotel in Sri Lanka now for an unforgettable experience in this tropical paradise.