Ranveli Beach Resort
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRanveli Beach Resort Mount Lavinia
Friendly staff, small private beach, amazing foods (both local and continental), comfortable rooms, lovely garden, swimming pool, bar and restaurant, all these are for an unbelievable low price.
This is the ideal place for you, if you want to stay near the beach and not far from the central Colombo city.
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... indeed been sizeable. Despite having been considerably downsized, it seems to retain a special place in Colombo life and long may it remain so. Have a look at the images and decide what you think yourself but no visit to Colombo would be complete without at least one stroll along the promenade here, it is free after all."
Well, I think that will have used up my entry allocation of images so I shall break here. Stay tuned.
... in Doha airport and with every possibility of Qatar Airways doing exactly the same thing to me! I got off the bus and went into the terminal where I was greeted by a complete phalanx of well turned out and smiling ground staff. I have to say again that apart from what I am about to relate, they did impress me. Customer service seems to be very much prized amongst Arab carriers, Olympic, Easyjet and Ryanair take note!
I asked the young lady where the ...
... up to the galle face hotel, an old colonial hotel, and had our first of many curries! It was fantastic, rice, curry, salad, poppadom and dhal, which blew the mouth off me! They all serve ginger ale which is like the one elephant and castle serve. Took a walk up by the sea front which was like something from fifty years ago. Lots of foodstalls selling seafood, crisps, fruit ...
... across to the east side of the island for the surf. We spent some time hanging out and Jess treated us to some singing and Ukele! The following day we headed back to the train station in Colombo and headed out on a scenic train to Kandy, to see another part of the country in the search for other travellers, better weather and more sights to see. More to follow on Kandy shortly ...
... a little past its best I fear, and buy a Sprite to top up my liquid levels.
The main sights and shops are a bit too far to walk in this heat and this crowd so I wander back to the station for the return train and sit for a while watching trains arrive and depart. Seeing passengers board the train from the track rather than the platform in order to beat the crowds to a seat is not something I've seen before.
I take an earlier train than planned ...