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Favorite thing: Ranlanka Jewellers Offers best rates for selling or even buying the US Dollar or British Pound.
The Shop is located at the intersection of Greens Road and the main street of Negombo.
A Bright Red Color Sign Board is visible and can be found easily.
Written Jan 7, 2010
Favorite thing: 1. the hotel taxi or organised trips through your travel agent are too expensive!! they tell you its safer etc etc but its just a con.BUT dont go beyond 5 km in a TUK TUK!! they will tell you they can take you to Kandy or around the inner part of the island or to all the tourist areas JUST DONT!! the roads are terrible and a lot are old cars .no lights.............cold at night/boiled through the day.
i was lucky to meet a taxi driver that speaks good english........worked for thomas cook.........will make sure you dont get "ripped off" and takes you to all the right places in a modern air conditioned car 15 to 20% cheaper than the rest!! when i watched people in tours they are ushered around at the organisers pace NOT YOURS, i was able to spend as much time as i wanted to watch the elephants at the orphanage ,have a meal, a beer and then decide where to go next......
agree with him (Ranga is his name) where you want go, how much you want to spend / if you are going to spend one night out what type of hotel and max price.....even better where you want eat.....tourist cafe 1500 rupees to have dinner............local cafe/restaurant with a very good curry 500 rupees and ranga will order all and make sure you get what you asked for...........
if you are staying in and around negombo use him YOU will NOT be disappointed and you will safe at at ease no matter where you go and at the RIGHT PRICE
his mobile number is 0094 777 600546
just tell him the hotel you are in and he will come meet you and you can discuss the whole terms and package, he is a genuine and kind guy, the type you hope to meet when in a strange country
Fondest memory: the people..................the country................i fell in love with both and i will go back again
Written Sep 26, 2008
Favorite thing: We are emigrating to Negombo in February and all this has been made easy buy excellent service from Brian Young at The Property Market. The Pearl Hotel Poruthota Road, Kochchikade.
He can help with all asects of emigrating and will contiue to help once you are there.
So if you are thinking about it make him your first port of call.
Written Sep 7, 2005
Favorite thing: Time on the beach of Negombo can be fun or it can be annoying. The beach is flooded with locals pedaling their goods and occasionally a beggar or two. I learned to have fun with the people bargaining for the best price, and getting into a conversation with them. They really appreciate that someone acknowledges them. One of my favorite peddlers was the snake charmer... He allowed me to handle his python, king cobra, the baby king cobra (6 weeks old)and his pet monkey. On this beach you will also be asked if you would like to go out on one of the local fishing boats...just remember bargain for the best price. (this is by unknown visitor & trying to find her details - Oscar Nonis
Written Apr 14, 2004
3 Reviews and 291 Opinions The Hotel is still nice, although in need of some upgrading/refurbishing, but is well situated from...
1 Review and 370 Opinions This is an unremarkable hotel with a clientelle of couples in Negombo. At $75 US for a single, rooms...