Luxury hotel holiday Zylan Luxury Villa Colombo

To the west of the city centre, Zylan Luxury Villa is an elegant boutique hotel among the residential properties of Colombo. With just 10 rooms, it is a simple and intimate city centre retreat with a restaurant and rooftop pool - privileged additions for a small city centre hotel in Sri Lanka's captial city of Colombo.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Sri Lankan Airlines
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Zylan Luxury Villa, Colombo

Zylan Luxury Villa is an exclusive 4-star boutique hotel that has an intimate charm, in an excellent central location. With delicious cuisine, excellent spa facilities and supremely comfortable accommodation, this is the perfect retreat from the bustle of Colombo.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4 star boutique

Location In central Colombo, approximately 20-minutes' walk from Viharamahadevi Park

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Colombo Airport

Distance from airport Colombo Airport, 20 miles

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Outdoor swimming pool, Room service, Fitness centre, Tour desk, Laundry, Free WiFi, Free parking.

Complimentary

WiFi, Parking.

Out and about nearby

Viharamahadevi Park, Independence Square, National Museum, Royal Colombo Golf Club.

Sports nearby

Golf.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 7 nights

From about

£1,520

Holiday Code EXH1594

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Zylan Luxury Villa, Colombo

Its name literally meaning 'blossoming', Zylan Luxury Villa is an elegant boutique hotel among the residential properties of Colombo. To the west of the city centre, between the Viharamahadevi Park and Royal Colombo Golf Club, this hotel offers a laidback ambience to provide respite from the city's hectic atmosphere. Step off the streets, past the fish pond and into a reception area that is light and airy, complete with an organic colour scheme of muted coffee and cream tones paired with wooden door and window frames. Vivid colour accents add an exotic touch against this blank canvas. Vast windows open up from here, inviting fresh breezes inside, but also drawing you outside to a small, decorative garden area with a shaded terrace. The best outdoor space, however, is available on the second floor, where you will discover an intimate rooftop terrace set against the deep red and mustard yellow of the hotel's external walls. Atop colourful floor tiles, wicker armchairs welcome you to relax and take in views over the jumbled rooftops. A further terrace space is home to a small pool and solarium, which are privileged additions for a small city centre hotel in Colombo. There is a simple elegance about the service and atmosphere of Zylan, and it is on the rooftop terrace that guests are treated to a menu of international cuisine. The luxurious guestrooms vary between two categories; the choice isn't vast but each of the 10 rooms ensures comfort and privacy, while the interior design promotes light and space with white walls and colourful fabrics.

Room descriptions

Zylan Luxury Villa has 10 rooms with air conditioning, ceiling fans, flat screen TV, DVD player, minibar, tea and coffee facilities and personal safe.

Deluxe
Executive

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 7 nights

From about

£1,520

Holiday Code EXH1594

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Zylan Luxury Villa, Colombo

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Zylan Luxury Villa in Colombo, our clients fly to Colombo, usually with Sri Lankan Airways on a direct flight from London Heathrow (or with Emirates from other UK airports via Dubai). At Colombo you are met by car and driver and transferred to your hotel. A stay at this hotel is usually included as part of a tailor-made touring holiday accompanied by a driver-guide, in which case the services of the driver-guide will start when you leave Colombo to commence the touring itinerary.

Additional information

Children: Children under 4 years stay free of charge and 4-11 year olds stay at a reduced rate. Extra bed chargeable.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe room for 7 nights

From about

£1,520

Holiday Code EXH1594

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Zylan Luxury Villa, Colombo

About Colombo

Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, has gradually grown from humble beginnings as a tiny 5th century trading post for gems to become Sri Lanka’s largest city and its most important port. The island’s commercial capital is a hectic mix of old and new, colonial architecture sitting next to modern glass and tree-lined residential suburbs bordered by shacks. Nifty 3-wheelers and the occasional bullock cart vie with noisy buses and 4-wheel drives for supremacy on the streets. There is a lot to see and explore during your stay in Colombo. To the north of the city is Fort, a business area with shops and offices and touches of residual colonial charm. The fort which gave the district its name has long since gone, though the Lighthouse Clock Tower in North Chatham Street and the 18th century ‘Queen’s House’, now the president’s official residence, still exist. To the south is Galle Face Green, a sea-front expanse of green lawn beside an esplanade which is used to host race meetings and sports events and is a popular gathering place, especially for kite-flying or a sunset stroll. At its south end stands the colonial Galle Face Hotel, the oldest hotel in Colombo which was built in 1864. Further south is Cinnamon Gardens, the city’s most fashionable neighbourhood with tree-lined streets and colonial mansions. A small national art gallery borders the pleasant Viharamahadevi Park. The National Museum, on Albert Crescent, has a collection ranging from religious bronzes to possessions of the last Kandyan kings. All around the city, Buddhist temples, Hindu Kovils, mosques and churches give a glimpse into the spiritual vibrancy of Sri Lankan life, especially during religious festivals. Gangaramaya Buddhist temple, in particular, is fascinating for any visitor, as well as the Hindu Temple at Sea Street which is lined with goldsmith's shops, the Dutch Church at Wolfendal, dating back to 1749 and the historic Davatagaha Mosque. Colombo also offers some excellent shopping opportunities: the lively Pettah Bazaar competes with shopping malls and fashion stores and you can buy anything from gems to cricket bats. Stores such as Barefoot, Paradise Road, Gandhara and Odel have a designer-chic range of home ware, fabrics, arts & crafts and clothes.

Highlights of Colombo

Fashion, jewellery, art, trendy homeware and Sri Lankan arts and crafts; Golf at Royal Colombo golf course; National Museum; Variety of restaurants; Afternoon tea or cocktails on the Ocean terrace of the Galle Face Hotel; Walking along the seafront at Galle Face Green; Pettah Bazaar; Buddhist temples (Gangaramaya, Bellanwilla); Colourful Hindu Kovils (Sri Subramaniam and Kailawasanthan Swamidevasthanam, the oldest); Dutch period museum. Near Colombo – Kelaniya Raja Maha Temple; Nightclubs and musical entertainment e.g. jazz, Asian pop bands, calypso, (mainly in the hotels).

Festivals in Colombo

Navam Perahera held in February is a 3-day pageant ending on Poya day (full moon), with dance troupes and decorated elephants, at Gangaramaya temple and along neighbouring streets.

Climate in Colombo

Colombo has an average temperature of 27° C, often reaching above 30° C during the day, slightly cooler in the evenings and during the monsoon season (May to August). It is hot and sticky, less so on the seafront with the sea breezes.

Travel around Colombo and Sri Lanka

We include private transfers with all our holidays to Sri Lanka, and a personal chauffer with all our touring holidays. Driving Distances: Colombo to Colombo International airport: 1 hour Colombo to Bentota: 2 hours, Colombo to Galle: 2 hours, Colombo to Kandy: 3.5 hours, Colombo to Dambulla: 4 hours.

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