Pearl City Hotel
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We arrived in Colombo on 2nd June. It has been pouring rain & landslides & flooding etc have caused 16 deaths. We had to turn back from the freeway as it was under water and too dangerous and took a longer but much more scenic trip into the main city. We have been incredibly lucky with our weather and so I can't complain at this late stage …
... opportunities. I had an amazing time here, the family was very friendly and helpful and the home cooked meals were amazing, it was very sad that there was money missing out of both me and Jerome’s wallets when we left. We did not want to believe that one of our hosts took the 4000 LKR ($30), but can unfortunately not imagine another scenario. From Hatton we went to Kandy by bus and stayed in the Sri Lanka Hostels, nice, clean backpackers with a dormitory and thus a ...
... 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 ...
... of the afternoon relaxing on deck. We were about to depart this evening for Mauritius but the Captain announced that there was a problem with the electrical supply to the propulsion system and the engineers were working on the problem. We should have departed at 6.30pm but did not finally leave until almost 10pm. We will arrive in Mauritius on 28th March. Days 80 to 83 A lazy day in the sun. It was 30C and sultry and the only thing we could do, apart from our ...
... staff and I really was regretting my decision not to pack some "smart" clothes. The problem is that I have done that too often before in Asia and have lugged chinos, decent shorts and even good shoes round never to wear them on an extended trip. Dress codes seem to be so much more relaxed in Asia and I am sure I would have been admitted wearing flipflops (thongs), shorts and a T-shirt
which is my normal mode of dress here. The maitre d' ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsPearl City Hotel Colombo
Well located but extremely dated hotel. Smelt of stale smoke and virtually no natural light. Seems to be a better version of same hotel across the road. Staff were helpful.
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