Welcombe Hotel, Trincomalee

The warm overtones of the hotel are reflective of the sunrise and sunset that touch the Welcombe each day. Its open floor system invites the crispness of the sun and the sea—ideal for nature lovers as one is able to admire and study the abundant bird life in a place of comfort.

The pub, a cozy English affair, is well stocked with a range of local and foreign brews, and its colorful cocktails will lull you in to a perfect state of unwind. While away the afternoons at the pool if you fancy a cool swim. Or for those who prefer to take in the scenic beauty with an ice-cold drink in hand the upper deck, where the fabulous view is in no way impeded, is the ideal lounge area.

Fine dining at the glass-fronted restaurant will treat you to sumptuous buffets of fresh seafood, blends of Oriental and European cuisine and an array of Sri Lankan dishes.

A short distance from the town, perched on Orr's Hill, this is the oldest hotel in Trincomalee. Resplendent in its old world charm, the Welcombe is set with a background of the mighty Indian Ocean and speaks of a history that began in the 1930s. The Welcombe was the dream child of British entrepreneur Mr. M.S. Milne.

After 70 years the scene that meets the eye is still as resplendent as it was then. With its breath-taking view of Trincomalee's natural harbour and surrounding hills, one is lulled in to a sense of quietude, although the thriving town of Trincomalee, a hub to all the wonders of central and northeastern Sri Lanka is only a two minute drive away. The Welcombe's strategic location serves as a convenient base for those in pursuit of excursions to the historic landmarks of the town or the beautiful white beaches of Nilaveli.

Fine dining in the glass-fronted restaurant will treat you to sumptuous buffets of fresh seafood, blends of Oriental and European cuisine and an array of Sri Lankan dishes. The hotel has a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere in a truly exotic location over looking the Trincomalee bay.

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Latitude: 8.56984 Longitude: 81.216214 Elevation: 72 ft
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Lodging Style and Amenities

Super luxury rooms - 4
Luxury rooms - 14
Standard rooms - 3
Family rooms - 2
Sea view bungalow - 1

All rooms have the following facilities:
Hot and cold water
Satellite and cable TV
Mini fridge and digital safety lockers



Breakfast Style Served

Full and Hearty Breakfast

Seasons Open

Year round

Additional Services and Amentities Available

Other facilities and services:

Swimming pool and kids' pool
Ample parking
Jogging track
Conference hall

Bar / lounge
Main restaurant
Room service
Laundry service
Foreign currency exchange

Driving Directions

The hotel is 255km from Colombo and just a 5 minute drive from Trincomalee town, Located about 2.5 km from the Trincomalee main bus stand along the Trincomalee-Kandy Road. Please take your left turn at Orr's Hill Junction and drive around 1 km. Sign boards are placed near the junction. 

If you are coming from Colombo, the Welcombe Hotel is situated 2.5 km before Trincomalee town. From this direction you will take a right tun and follow the sign boards.

Eco-Friendly Notes

The hotel is overlooking the Trincomalee natural harbour and has an amazing green environment.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Owned by a local company called "Lokuge (Pvt.) Ltd."

Pet Friendly Notes

No restrictions for pets

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