Palm Beach Hotel

N051 De Saram Road, Mount Lavinia, Colombo, Sri Lanka | Hotel
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Where the civil war ended

A travel blog entry by mo_mike


Mike's Entry

We ended travelling from Sigiriya with a German named Axel on some of the roughest most overcrowded buses we have ever been on. Imagine carrying your backpack standing up for over an hour packed together like sardines. Axel got on last and he actually had to travell a while on the bus with his backpack hanging outside the bus …

Colombo Day 2!

A travel blog entry by linds.and.don


We were up and out of the hotel by 11am and headed into downtown on foot. We walked the Galle Face Walk which is a boardwalk that runs along the waterfront. It is filled with all kinds of people and stands where they are selling an array of items ranging from food and drink to blow up toys and bubbles. It was a nice walk along the water, although time to time it did have a overpowering smell of, what I can only describe as.... raw sewage. Which, coincidentally, looked like it ...

Another slight disappointment.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... the building. As I entitled my VT tip, "The building is the star here" and that is certainly the case with he garden being unbelievably quiet considering it's proximity to the lunacy that is the Pettah in the afternoon. I know this restoration was largely facilitated by the Dutch but, sorry, if this is what you are spending your cannabis tax on, I think I'll decline a smoke next time! Seriously, you can have a wonderful building, which ...

OK, I know it has been a while!

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... stairs to the place. Well, nobody told me it was one of the watering holes in one of the poshest hotels in the country! Again, my edited VT tip will serve to inform you.

"I had been mooching about the Fort area and had indeed walked all the
way in from Wellewatta which is a fair old hike and I fancied a beer. No
surprise there. I saw a sign indicating Tap Bar and that was the
decision made. It was down steps, like some of the "dive bars" I ...

Modern Colombo and a lighthouse that isn't.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... known as Big Ben in London, although that is an incorrect term as Big Ben refers to the hour bell, but that is another story.

Five years later, the light was added to the top to replace an earlier beacon dating from 1820. As Colombo grew and the buildings got taller they eventually eclipsed the light and so a new one had to be built nearer the coast. I cannot imagine who would have given planning permission to build a ...

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This hotel, located on N051 De Saram Road, Mount Lavinia, Colombo, is near Minneriya National Park and The Millennium Elephant Foundation.
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