Garden Guest House

No 7, Karlshrue Gardens, Colombo, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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Colombo Day 2!

A travel blog entry by linds.and.don


... justice. There were so many amazing things to look at in the temple that it was overwhelming to try and look at everything.

After we completed the temple tour we jumped back into the Tuk Tuk and found a place near our hotel to have lunch. Even though I read the menu, which is in English, there seemed to be some discrepancies in what I had actually ordered for lunch. Don ordered a steak and onion flatbread, which came out just as it was described. My order, on the ...

Another slight disappointment.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... weapons, a room
full of old Dutch headstones brought from elsewhere and that is about it
really. the enclosed garden is delightful, however and strangely you
cannot even here the hubbub from the street outside, it is a very
tranquil place.

The ground floor would be wheelchair accessible
but the upstairs which houses the bulk of the exhibits would not. The
toilets should you need them are at the ...

OK, I know it has been a while!

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... certainly seems to have a good selection of drinks includingplenty of imported spirits if that is your thing."

I had a couple of beers in there without incident and was indeed treated very civilly despite my slightly dishevelled and heavily perspiring appearance but I was thinking "not really dressed for this". I had read of a Seaman's Mission just round the corner and that sounded much more like my kind of gig. Here's what happened and it was great.

"I ...

I do like to be beside the seasisde.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... and it appears that a brand new hotel, which looks like it will be huge, is being built overlooking Galle Face Green which brings me rather nicely onto the next thing I want to tell you about and, in the way of these things, my Virtual Tourist tip can tell you all about it. I really am so idle!

"One of the major things to do in Colombo mentioned in my guidebook and on any travel website you care to go on is a visit to ...

Cute kid, dodgy photo, great curry, strange place.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... of this place. I walked past it many times and when I visited it at night I thought I would wait until daytime to take the image and then forgot to do it. I mentioned passing this place frequently as it was near my hotel and it always seemed to be busy with locals which is a always a good sign. I never saw any foreigners in there, although in truth I saw very few in the area at all.

I went in one night and looked around for a menu on a table. There had been a ...

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This hotel, located on No 7, Karlshrue Gardens, Colombo, is near Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa), Mount Lavinia, Colombo National Museum, and Horton Plains National Park.
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