Travel Blogs from Colombo
We got up in the morning looking forward to doing some shopping….and finding some sun screen. We realized there was some kind of ceremony going on at the Presidential Palace. We could hear drums and music coming from outside and we could see military personnel lined up in the courtyard of the Palace. It was a great view from our room but we decided to walk over and get a little closer to the action. We stood right outside the gates and watched as a military parade went by. ...
... the British took over the island theyturned it into the garrison Anglican Church. Obviously the garrison is long gone but the Church remains as a place of worship. Although it was first used for divine worship in 1804 it was not officially consecrated until 1821 although it's sacred nature may extend much further back than that as it is thought that the Dutch built here on the previous foundation of a Portuguese chapel.
Should the traveller wish ...
... that know me will know that I have a fairly thick
Belfast accent that is fairly impenetrable at the best of times but it
appears that it does not translate to my lips. I had never even thought
about a thing like that until that point and it was just another little
thing I learned. Obviously, I was "speaking" slowly and trying to form
all my sounds very clearly even exaggerating my mouth positions
slightly. The reason I have put the ...
... day when I happened upon this place on the Galle Road and thought I would check it out. It is a pretty
typical Colombo hotel bar, pretty dark, clean enough with several men sitting drinking alone at various tables and watching the TV which was the only source of entertainment.
Like most hotel bars there is food available here but I didn't sample it.
Service was quick enough, the prices about average at 250 Rs. for a big bottle
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TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Atlantic Colombo
Other places to stay in Colombo
25, Galle Face Center Road, Colombo | 5 star hotelfrom $180
2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo | 5 star hotelfrom $166
- Nice hotel and friendly staff
- Friendliest hotel I've ever stayed in
- Service was awful
64 Lotus Road, Colombo | 5 star hotelfrom $157
115 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo | 5 star hotelfrom $160
Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo | 4 star hotelfrom $155
P.O. Box 252, 77 Galle Road, Colombo | 5 star hotelfrom $169
- Harshly judged
- Not quite as good as it should be
- Beware the hidden taxes!
200 Union Place, Colombo | 3 star hotelfrom $201
30 Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mawatha, Colombo | 3 star hotelfrom $115
11 Marine Drive, Colombo | 3 star hotelfrom $92
2, York Street, Colombo 1, Colombo | 3 star hotelfrom $92
371 Galle Road, Colombo | 2 star hotelfrom $91
231 Galle Rd, Colombo | 4 star hotelfrom $199
328 Galle Road, Colombo | 3 star hotelfrom $89
383 Duplication Rd, Colombo | Hotelfrom $59
43 Fife Road, Colombo | Hotelfrom $104
651/31, Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo | Hotelfrom $37
No. 2, Galle Road, Colombo | 4 star hotelfrom $152