Ceylon Continental Hotel
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... station we were talked into signing up for a 3 day tour with a private driver that we were a little apprehensive of at first and it turned out rightly so. It started off well, we caught the train from Colombo to Kandy and enjoyed the observation carriage. Awesome views as we chugged our way up into the highlands. We had a driver waiting for us who dropped us at a lovely guest house overlooking tropical plants and a small river.After the first day of the ...
... icecreams, kids playing cricket and lots of couples. We ended up in a bit of a dodgy area and got stopped by three different people. End up being suspicious of everyone there, they're trying to get you to go to the ceremonies or for tea. We made our way back towards the hotel and had dinner in the cricket club cafe which is full of memorabilia from different countries. Conked out by ...
... One hour later, we landed in Madurai. Here I was delayed because of a fine I had to pay for the document offense. After immigration, customs, re-checking in and security, we boarded the same aircraft which was now bound for Hyderabad. On this flight, I did pretty much the same thing I did on the previous flight. But since my laptop's battery died after 1 hour, I had no choice but to sleep until we reached Hyderabad. When we landed, ...
... aching and I was hungry. Really hungry.
By the next morning I was OK to fly. The driver who'd dropped me off on the first day had given me his business card. I'm a big advocate of repeat business for honest and hard working cab drivers (which can seem rare sometimes, in all corners of the world), so I gave him a call. He was busy at the airport which is over an hour away, so instead he sent a friend of his with a tuk-tuk. The ...
... for check-in, in our case 2 hours 55 minutes before departure. We'd arrived earlier hoping to get some extra time in the lounge to have a nap. Eventually we make it to the lounge at 3.30 am only to find the TV blaring news of some Indian event at which some military people are shouting. We hope instead for comfy seats on the plane to get a good 5 hours or so of sleep.
Our luggage is checked all the way through to London. Let's see if it will make ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking
great hotel, enough said.
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