May 31, 2016

A Thousand Reasons to Take a Colonial Inspired Holiday

What's a holiday if you don't try something out of the ordinary? Rewind and go back to the rustics. No, we're not talking about tents and the wilderness! We're merely suggesting you go back to the 'good old days' that our moms and dads rave about. Yep! You guessed it! The lovely colonial times still live on in some awesome locations in Sri Lanka. Fancy a stay?

Try Amangalla, for instance. This is a quaint old place in the Galle Fort where the building has been renovated to include modern conveniences. The building itself was first constructed in 1864 and the majesty of the bygone era is still very much alive in the olden architecture. You should check out the rooms; they are beautiful. Full of antique furniture and little knick-knacks that will definitely make you happy, not just mom and dad!

Galle Face Hotel Colombo Sri Lanka

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The boutique hotel

The boutique hotel also offers some great views of the Galle fort and the Lighthouse nearby. The gardens are awesome and the food, divine. You should really try the place out for size; there’s so much to do and see in the Fort as well, so you definitely won’t be bored!

The Fort

The Fort is full of interesting things for a gadabout, like the little shop-lined cobbled streets to walk around in and sample the yummy food that’s available in abundance. Make sure you try out places like the Pedlar’s Inn Café, the Gelateria opposite, and Crépology for some out of this world food and dessert.

Mount Lavinia Hotel

Another well-loved option in Colombo is the Mount Lavinia Hotel- THE most known colonial-era hotel within the outskirts of the city. This stunning venue by the beach is a great place to unwind and take a dip in the pool with offerings of sumptuous buffets and tea-time delicacies. And the best thing is that you’re so close to the city that there’s plenty to do such as shopping, sightseeing and more within Colombo.

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Make your way to Casa Colombo

Not a fan of the long drive to Galle? No worries. Stay in Colombo but still enjoy the colonial splendor. Make your way to Casa Colombo. It’s a hip place that combines a retro element with the modern. The 200 year-old Moorish mansion is a gorgeous restyled construction that is complete with exquisite rooms, majestic dining areas and a host of activity areas such as a well-stocked library and a luscious pink pool! Yes, you saw it right! A PINK Pool! And to add to that, glass sun beds on the side invite you to put those feet up and recline like royalty in the sun.


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Along the same lines

Along the same lines you also have the newly renovated Galle Face Hotel with its plush rooms and luxury amenities. Situated in the heart of Colombo’s commercial district, this is a favorite among holiday-makers as it is on the beach with a great expanse of lawn-the Galle Face Green- for evening walks and a street snack or two.

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Sri Lanka, think about a colonial-style

So, the next time you’re in Sri Lanka, think about a colonial-style holiday. It’ll be great for those who love clicking some pinterest worthy shots!