Ivory Inn

21 Barnes Ave, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 21 Barnes Ave, Mount Lavinia, is near Minneriya National Park and The Millennium Elephant Foundation.
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Travel Blogs from Mount Lavinia

Mount Lavinia - not a place to visit!

A travel blog entry by bridgetluke on Apr 19, 2014

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... Lavinia was nice and simple. Travelling the next (what should have been) 1km from the bus stop in Mount Lavinia to our guest house was our worst transport experience yet and almost resulted in a trip down the police station in our first 2 hours of entering Sri Lanka! We flagged down a Tuk Tuk and told the driver we needed to get to Lavinia House guest house. The driver said he knew where it was so we got in. It soon appeared that ...

Modern Colombo and a lighthouse that isn't.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles on Feb 03, 2014

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... a mere five attempts. You can judge my effort here.

If you were to continue walking straight ahead you would come to the port area passing the Presidential Palace on the way but I knew that was not possible as there is a fairly hefty security presence there and it is out of bounds and so I turned right, passing some rather impressive commercial buildings one of which you can see here which I believe is the headquarters of ...

My second stay in Colombo

A travel blog entry by jomama on Jan 07, 2014

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... crackers are fire crackers now) and the elephants remember their meanness so the elephants starts returning for revenge and pretty soon it's out of control. So they have to catch those mean elephants and those are the ones they have to chain. (I don't know if this is fact or what.) Kingsley next took me to the Foundation where I could pay again and see pretty much the same thing but with a ride included and maybe feed a bottle to an orphan. I was beat by this point and decided I'd ...

Mount Lavinia: Colonial Charm and Romance

A travel blog entry by girlabouttown on Aug 21, 2013

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... holiday' after sight seeing. We're glad we did. Our first hour was spent just wandering round the place with it's substantial grounds and imposing buildings, not to mention the beach front location. Despite being so close to Colombo (4km) the sea couldn't be more different to Colombo's muddy, ferocious waves. Instead, gentle azure seas lap unspoilt and very quiet private beaches and coves.

From our raised ground floor room, it was a 1 ...

Chaos in Colombo

A travel blog entry by girlabouttown on Aug 09, 2013

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... and sights.

Highlights included afternoon tea at the Galle Face Hotel overlooking fierce waves and angry skies. Lowlights- lots of beggars and hard-selling. From the station we arranged a 5 day tour of the cultural triangle before Ella and Galle.

Parts of Colombo are charming (fort area, Galle Face Green and many of the people. But sadly, for me it was a dusty and dirty city with many rundown and shabby streets.

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