Hotel Nippon Colombo

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In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board

Overview of Hotel Nippon Colombo

Hotel Nippon Colombo

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel in Colombo with restaurant and bar/lounge

6.6/10 Good

27 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
123 Kumaran Rathnam Road, Colombo 2, Colombo, 00200
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Lift
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Colombo 02

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 45 min drive
  • Colombo Fort Station - 14 min drive
  • Wellawatta Railway Station - 21 min drive
  • Seeduwa - 28 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel Nippon Colombo

3.5-star hotel in the heart of Colombo 02
At Hotel Nippon Colombo, you can look forward to a round-trip airport shuttle, a coffee shop/cafe and dry cleaning/laundry services. The on-site local cuisine restaurant, The Bamboo Room, features brunch and light fare. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a bar and a business centre.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self-parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), tour/ticket information and a 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers, a front desk safe and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say good things about the dining options, bar and overall condition
Room features
All guest rooms at Hotel Nippon Colombo include comforts, such as Laptop workspace and air conditioning, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping and desks


Arabic, English, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 49 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom


  • Arabic
  • English
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


The Bamboo Room – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.
Cafe – On-site café. Open daily.
The Cabinet Bar & Lounge – On-site bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 6 for adults and USD 4 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Outside food is not permitted on the premises.

Also known as

Hotel Nippon Colombo Hotel
Hotel Nippon Colombo Colombo
Hotel Nippon Colombo Hotel Colombo

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Nippon Colombo offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Nippon Colombo does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Nippon Colombo?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Nippon Colombo?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Nippon Colombo?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Nippon Colombo?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Nippon Colombo?
You can check in from 2 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Hotel Nippon Colombo?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Bally's Casino (8-min drive) and Bellagio Casino (10-min drive) are both nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Nippon Colombo?
Yes, The Bamboo Room offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Long Feng (9-min walk), Goodies (9-min walk) and The Bavarian (11-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Nippon Colombo like?
Hotel Nippon Colombo is in Colombo 02, a short 5-minute walk from Nawaloka Hospital and 12 minutes' walk from Galle Face Green. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Good Location in Colombo 2
The staff were very helpful when approached for advice and directions. Breakfast was good. Traffic noise was evident most of the time. Busy street outside. TV worked well. Had trouble with internet access. Could not connect to the secure portal. Staff tried to help but to no avail. Used the unsecured portal but in a limited manner.
3-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

The property was almost empty so when we arrived they refused to give early check-in @ 7am but wanted charge if wanted so asked to come back at 11am. When we went at 11, there was no room but the guy at the reception found another room. When we went to the room, surprise!!! The bathrooms were almost see through. When complained and mentioned that we will checkout, room was changed to a lower category.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location
Great location, right around the corner from the main road. Rooms were comfortable, staff were super friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great!
Tala, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Good hotel, apparently the oldest in Colombo, within short tuk-tuk distance from Colombo train station. Check-in was quick and easy. Room was spacious,with large balcony overlooking the road, and one of the most comfortable beds we've ever slept in. Nice restaurant with sufficient choice for breakfast and choice of a la carte or bar bites in the evening. The bar bites were particularly good with good sized portions. Decent bar room available too. All staff in the hotel were very pleasant and helpful. Within easy walking distance from Galle Face, Twin Towers, Clock Tower and Pettah. Clean hotel. Though we only stayed 2 nights we'd definitely recommend this hotel for either short or longer stay.
jacqueline, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Overall the Nippon did not meet our expectations. All standards could be improved. Paid for transfer from the airport and was then charged extra for tolls, paid online for room but at hotel was charged extra for taxes. Breakfast was slow, cold and a strange combination of food. Overall you could get better value for money elsewhere.
Jeannine, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Sheetal, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

The nastiest restroom I ever seen ! For the money it is really really not acceptable by no means. I never excpected from a hotel with a good name and history to have unclean bed sheets, dirty pillow covers and nasty toilet bowl. Will never come again.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Sasi K., 3-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

A lovely, colonial style building, (we had a balcony room, which was massive). Nice spacious room with a huge, comfortable bed. The concierge was very friendly and helpful. He gave us plenty of information about places to go and he helped us with various bookings. The food options were a bit limited, but we did most of our eating in the city anyway. Good location if you don't mind walking, about 700 metres to Galle Face, same as the Dutch hospital.
Earl, 2-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Happy enough on our stay, hotel location is very convenient as is it quite near where our meetings are held, the buffet they have in the morning is very good, really enjoyed it. The staffs are very courteous, friendly and helpful. Their rate per room is very reasonable, and hopefully when I come back will get a good rate again.It was indeed an interesting experience visiting Sri Lanka.
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