We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Lighthouse

Colombo Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 212896
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good33%
  • Average42%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“light house” (34 reviews)
“port city” (12 reviews)
“indian ocean” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
Colombo Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
CONTACT
Website
+94 11 2 212896
Ways to Experience The Lighthouse
from US$37.00
More Info
from US$65.00
More Info
from US$55.00
More Info
from US$92.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (214)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"light house"
in 34 reviews
"port city"
in 12 reviews
"indian ocean"
in 13 reviews
"sri lanka navy"
in 5 reviews
"gun battery"
in 3 reviews
"peaceful and relaxing place"
in 2 reviews
"huge construction"
in 2 reviews
"lighthouse area"
in 2 reviews
"the sun set"
in 5 reviews
"nice place to hangout"
in 2 reviews
"quick visit"
in 3 reviews
"galle face beach"
in 2 reviews
"gallery cafe"
in 2 reviews
"taking pictures"
in 2 reviews
"land mark"
in 2 reviews
"parliament building"
in 4 reviews
"clock tower"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 176 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though I mentioned as a viewpoint, now with the development of "Port City" the view is disappeared.

Thank Chirath007
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very nice view very good in city view, thsi is the only light house in the colombo city very good tourist attraction for new visit for sri lankan

Thank Dilakshan g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 13 May 2018

I guess Colombo is the only city, which had many light houses, and they still preserved the old unused lighthouses as well. The older light houses are within the city now, which shows that the city had expanded to the sea. The current one will...More

Thank arinds
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Hmm, it's OK, but not worth going out of your way to see. Sadly, it is no longer near the sea due to a massive land reclamation project. In my opinion, Colombo needs to be careful not to over-modernise; for it could lose much of...More

Thank SimonDabbs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 April 2018

The present lighthouse was built in 1952 but these days it is far from the sea as the government is reclaiming it by filling the area with sand. There is nothing but sand all around the area as workers are busy developing the area. There...More

Thank palawanismyhome
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This lighthouse, which is perhaps 60 years old, seems to have come down in the world as a landmark. It is curiously buried in an area in which a lot of port construction has occurred, which leaves one imagining how it might have been at...More

Thank GuatadeLapis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Me and my besties select this place to have a good look at the goldern hours as we are sunset fans, and this place never stop to amuse us. We visited this place many times, and it gives us a good view of Colombo city,...More

Thank minsytraveller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 6 February 2018

This lighthouse is actually an important monument in the city of Colombo and would have been wonderful when it commanded imposing views of the Indian Ocean. Today the whole of this area is a huge construction zone with new hotels springing up alongside retail developments...More

Thank profjoypc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

The title really says it This lovely landmark was one adjacent to the sea as a reminder of the important part it played in maritime navigation Now with the destruction of this area via reclamation works this proud monument will be dwarfed by a port...More

Thank Jon F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 26 January 2018

The best customer service ever. The food was marvellous. I would like to thank Chameera, Ratnam, Dilan and Piyankara for their excellent service while we were there. We would like to visit again. Beautiful sea view from our room. I would recommend this hotel to...More

Thank Rajes_11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 60 hotels in Colombo
The Steuart by Citrus
408 reviews
.32 km away
FAIRWAY COLOMBO
514 reviews
.43 km away
The Kingsbury Colombo
1,983 reviews
.43 km away
Grand Oriental Hotel
633 reviews
.47 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ikoi Tei
367 reviews
.40 km away
Ministry of Crab
3,383 reviews
.42 km away
The Ocean, The Kingsbury
273 reviews
.36 km away
Sky Lounge
397 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby Attractions
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
815 reviews
.43 km away
Old Parliament Building
278 reviews
.60 km away
Colombo Fort
300 reviews
.09 km away
Ballys Casino
150 reviews
1.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Lighthouse staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit