If you’re visiting the East Coast of Sri Lanka, then you’ll surely be stopping at the beautiful seaside town of Trincomalee. There is accommodation to suit all budgets, so to help you out, we’ve put together a list of the best hotels in Trincomalee.
Note: For all hotels given, we have provided links through to Booking.com. This is because we used them for everywhere we stayed in Sri Lanka, and honestly believe they are the best value and have the biggest selection.
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If you’ve never used booking.com before, (where have you been hiding!?) then you can use this link to get 10% off your first booking! Once you book you’ll start unlocking all the great rewards and benefits that booking.com brings.
Check across all local hotels providers
You can compare against other hotel providers and even ask the property if it’s cheaper to book with them direct. But what I will say is that when using booking.com, they offer a price guarantee. So if for some random reason you didn’t find it cheaper elsewhere, they’ll still pay you the difference, and you still get other great benefits like early check-in/out etc.
Stay during the week
It’s a well-known fact in the hotel industry that weekdays are cheaper than weekends. So, if you can then stick to weekends. Or, when booking over a weekend, try and book from Thursday to Sunday, as this will often still be cheaper than Friday to Sunday!
Don’t be afraid to eat local
Local food in Sri Lanka is amazing, and it’s cheap. Don’t be afraid to try local dishes, rather than stick to boring western alternatives (which never taste as good as they do back home anyway). Your money will go further if you eat local.
Know the prices
Before you head off in a tuk-tuk or taxi, always negotiate the price beforehand. It’s a good idea to ask the staff at your hotel what the price would be for a local. That way you’ll know what the real price is, rather than the “tourist” price. However, we generally found that people in Sri Lanka are very honest, so you shouldn’t have any major issues.
So there you have it, your go-to guide to the best hotels in Trincomalee! Now that you’ve got your fabulous accommodation sorted, you’ll need to arrange your itinerary for your stay. Well, thankfully we’ve got that covered too. Check out our post on the best things to do in Trincomalee for some inspiration.
As well as our detailed guide on how to backpack Sri Lanka on a budget.