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Colombo Fort

Galle Buck, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 71 865 8922
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Good place to stay if you are in town for small time

This is perhaps the city center for colombo. If you are coming by train or bus, you will be dropped... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AqeelMaqbool
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Lahore, Pakistan
Hub of all activity in the island

The attractions of Colombo are countless with many museums, art galleries, golf courses, gyms, spas... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
UniqueHolidaylk
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Galle Buck, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is perhaps the city center for colombo. If you are coming by train or bus, you will be dropped here (as main stations for both are around). If you are coming to colombo by air and want to use public transport for coming to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The attractions of Colombo are countless with many museums, art galleries, golf courses, gyms, spas and salons, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, cafes and coffee shops to keep you busy.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Agree with all of the other reviews that this is a way of getting out and seeing a few old buildings but they are in a sad state of repair. This was the only place that we really got hassled by street sellers, tuk-tuk drivers...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a great place for whiling away a few hours wondering around the interesting shops and cafes.

Thank LinzF
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

If you find yourself in Colombo then absolutely wander around the fort area but don't go out of your way to do so. The colonial buildings are beautiful but so many in a sad state of disrepair. There's some nice looking bars and restaurants here.

Thank SarahandRichP
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

The Colombo Fort is an area and not an actual Fort.It covers a large area of old buildings which are great to view.Lots of upmarket bars,commercial buildings etc.Good for a walk around and get lost.Lots of tuk tuks to take you anywhere when you have...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Bit over rated. Very long fortress wall is probably the main and only real bit of interest. The lighthouse is no big deal. Some of the tiny streets are interesting but not worth too much of your time. The main gate is photoworthy.

1  Thank hapitravel
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

train was my main transport way to travel in Colombo than the buses. Nice to shopping and walk along the street.

Thank ericB546ES
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

The Colombo Fort District is extremely important in the city and is the heart of the Colombo Financial district, Business District, Government Departments, hotels, retail outlets and so on. If you are in Colombo we definitely recommend walking around this area where you will find...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Go to Colombo by train - easy, cheap, safe and convenient Stay there one day - not much to see. We lived in Gadalari hotel - location and breakfast perfect, old rooms charming, the pool cold and disappointing.

1  Thank Silina77
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Epiglo79
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Response from svperera | Reviewed this property |
Guess you arrived and already safely in Trincomalee now. Enjoy Lanka!
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