Marine Tourist Guest House
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMarine Tourist Guest House Negombo
There was some confusion on arrival about our room and we were given a rather strange layout of a room on the top floor; there was an empty unfinished room in front of the bedroom. After one night, we were moved to a room on the first floor. My only complaint about this room is the glass bathroom - there are curtains but it's just plain strange. The TV did not work for the entire length of our stay (one week). You can use the pool in the hotel over the road for not a lot of money. The family that run this hotel are very lovely people and we were even invited for a traditional Sri Lankan meal on one of the evenings. The hotel is in stages of being upgraded and when it's finished, if they get it right, it will be a lovely hotel.
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... end of my patience, trust and respect for anyone in the Sri Lankan tourism industry, until proven otherwise of course. To put it bluntly, if you are white, you are assumed to have lots of money, you are assumed to be stupid, and you are assumed to be willing to part ways with that money at every ‘opportunity’ presented in your face.
We arrived at our guesthouse, it was really nice and the owners were friendly and chatty. They ask us about how long we are in ...
... the star bus to Colombo, this is meant to be quicker as doesn't do as many stops, we had no idea how the traffics would be though, the conductor had actually been very kind and held the bus whilst Nat was coming from another bus and a bit late, the bus actually got there in pretty good time considering all the traffic, and it's a new experience to be sitting basically on the engine, which although covered is still fairly warm also a bit close to the windscreen at times. Got ...
... polluted Kandy!! Then it was time for lunch. Back to the field we went. We got some sort of root, and vegetables. It tasted really good. That afternoon, we swam in a jungle river. It was like a free spa treatment! There was all waterfalls in the river, and you just lay in between the rocks, and the water flows over you. So relaxing! Just what the doctor ordered! Then time for dinner. His family did not know any English, but we were still able ...
... having a hard enough time getting up the mountain, but these people do it twice a year so they are more used to it. Eventually, about 3/4 up, it became so crowded that nobody was moving anymore, and it was 4:45, and sunrise was an hour away. It was clear we weren't making it to the top, so we just found a place to stand where we could watch the sunrise. It was very spectacular to see! One of the coolest things I have ever done! Then it was back ...
... other subsequent meals include;
- Pol Sambol - coconut, chilli and lime diced up very fine and provided with most meals.
- String Hoppers - sort of noodle pancakes. Sort of like minature fishing nets.
- Egg Hoppers - a riceflour crispy pancake bowl with a fried egg in it.
- Spicy beetroot thing - can't remember the name but you get the idea.
- Dahl - fairly standard but very tasty.
- Roti - like a fried chapatti, with ...