Hilton Colombo Residence

200 Union Place, Colombo, Sri Lanka | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Colombo

Coordination, Culture & Crowded buses

A travel blog entry by kst_wayfaring

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... Lankan people and the culture, is there appearance of utter existential calm. Their ability to control their emotions at all times and deliberately chose to "be happy" and take every situation with a smile. Apparently even car crashes I've been told – have got to pick up some of this inner calm.

The cultural shock sort of kicked in, driving though the overly crowded streets of Maharagama where the lines on the road seem to be considered decorations and ...

The loads getting lighter with every mile

A travel blog entry by ecour0404

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... Within 10 minutes of being on my own I had been given 4 phone numbers of local guys and asked on several dinner dates. If only it was this easy back home ;) naturally I politely, then firmly refused all advances. I headed off to the YWCA for a cheap room that was close to the train station but was disappointed to learn it was full due to a conference. The lady at the desk gave me an address of a friend that I could stay with. So once again I headed off ...

Day 150 - Train to Colombo

A travel blog entry by costin

... of tackling the problem. It certainly wasn't easy to watch some of these people walk by without helping though. We spoke to quite a few people on the train, who all wanted to know where we were from, where we were going and how long we were in Sri Lanka. It was hard to have much conversation though as the train noisily rattled along the track. There were also a series of vendors, selling everything from fruit to lottery tickets. I bought some a bag of ...

Just a quickie (calm down ladies)!

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles

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... it although I am undoubtedly a curry snob and I have to say it was bloody lovely when it eventually arrived. The concept of fast food has not travelled as far as Sri Lanhka yet. Here endeth the lesson.

I am going to let this post suffice for today as I really should do some more VT stuff, my notices are piling up like mad. I just thought I would make you jealous with the delicious meal I had for about 2!
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Time to go for a walk.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles

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... can afford the fairly steep prices (by local standards) here.

Although the establishment is German themed the menu seemed fairly pan European / international with the daily specials including bruschetta and a roast turkey pasta of all things. I didn't bother to eat there. Whilst I like the occasional bit of "home cooking", if I am in Sri Lanka I prefer a bit of rice and curry or a devilled dish. I can eat bruschetta in a hundred Italian restaurants ...

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on 200 Union Place, Colombo, is near Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa), Mount Lavinia, Colombo National Museum, and Dehiwala Zoo.
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    TripAdvisor Reviews Hilton Colombo Residence

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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