Ranveli Beach Resort
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Ranveli Beach Resort is located at Mount Lavinia,
only about 8Km away from the central city of Colombo. Mount Lavinia is
the most famous area in the Colombo city for its beautiful beach. If you
are looking for a clean white sand beach near the capital Colombo,
Mount Lavinia is the most closest palce.
There are lots of beach …
... tombs of Pappa and Amma. etc.
Well the highlight was the beach at Chatty. Saw some of the sea animals such as a live jelly fish breathing and dancing in the water.
Also saw an octopus with its tentacles outstretched.
We were in the water for about 2 1/2 hours.
On the way to Chatty we saw the bird sanctuary at Allapitty with Cameron, storks, sea ...
... if any, street lights. My initial impression is that it was much like Bali with roadside shrines outside homes and businesses, lots of little shanties that seem to double as shops and/or restaurants. Do know we had to give way to some cows and pigs on the road…not quite what one expects to see in a capital city!!!
Arrived at the hotel, checked in, and after nearly 24 hours travelling time fell into ...
Unfortunately we didn't sleep well after the problems of last evening and spending a good deal of the night awake and worrying, but one benefit was that we were up early and had breakfast before the main rush started. Even so there were still no spoons! My last opportunity to have curry and hoppers for breakfast so I made the most of it.
As we weren't going to be leaving until late in the evening we decided ...
I checked out at 12pm after frantically trying to dry my underwear with the hair dryer, it was an epic fail on my part but I figured an hour in transit wouldn't hurt and headed downstairs. I paid my bill and the receptionist asked if he could help with transport and figured why not. I had in fact toyed with the idea of getting the train but as fate would have it a taxi was offered. My taxi driver was lovely, if not a bit over enthusiastic but he meant well. For ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.