Grand Oriental Hotel

2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, Sri Lanka | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Colombo

Colombo, cricket and rain

A travel blog entry by shevydavey

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We caught the train up to Colombo, 2nd class- there was only 2nd & 3rd class on it (haven't come across any 1st class yet, which is a pity as it's only $5 more expensive). The train runs right along the oceans edge for the majority of the trip and you could see how the 2004 Tsunami must have have a devastating effect on the train line, anyone …

Colombo

A travel blog entry by elblade

Quite a drive into Colombo, number of times id look up and see a bus on our side of the road 30 m from us traveling at around 70 kms an hour...never got use to the mad mouse driving while we were in Sri Lanka, going home after being out new years eve here in Bangkok gf ordered taxi driver to pull up and gave him a peice of her mind becasue of his …

South Coast: Galle, Tissamaharama, and Bandarawela

A travel blog entry by ramdux

This is a top pick!
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Sri Lanka is a beautiful country, full of culture, impressive archaeology, excellent food and very friendly people. The recent troubles with the Tamil Tigers have given the country a reputation it doesn't deserve and judging by the reactions of the people I spoke to, most of the country including the Tamils just want peace now. I spent 10 days in …

Sri lanka is offically paradise...

A travel blog entry by mosasaurusmp

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... to kills to sunrise and it was freezing and we were soaked covered in sweat from the climb! However we met a lovely huge Canadian called Adrien who had extra fleeces and we all kept eachother warm with body warmth huddled together like the locals. The sunrise was immense but it was so packed at the top with locals doing pilgrimage that we had to get down before we got trapped in a crowd crush. It was definately poorly organised and is a huge ...

I really wish I hadn't.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles

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... mentioned that this zoo had been started by a foreigner who wanted to house his animals when his circus was no longer financially successful. Seemed like nothing had changed much.

Frankly, the image of this place that I shall carry with me is one of two beautiful snow leopards doing a sort of choreographed pas de deux in a tiny, bare cage. I am so glad I got to see these most beautiful and hugely endangered beasts as I had never seen them before ...

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on 2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo, is near Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa), Mount Lavinia, Colombo National Museum, and Dehiwala Zoo.
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