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Dutch Hospital Complex

Hospital Street, Colombo 00001, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 22 shopping in Colombo
Type: Malls
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is the kind of place you can find anywhere in the world: take a nice historic building, renovate it and then throw in a few boutiques, a mexican restaurant, a pizzeria etc. and wait for the tourists to queue. Sri Lanka offers great food and culture, but you will not find it here. I guess it is easy when... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I enjoyed the food here the service was excellent and the restaurant was not too crowded as we made a reservation. Excellent drinks. will definitely come again

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67 reviews 67 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

The name can be misleading but factually correct as it's the old Dutch hospital now converted to a few boutique shops and a nice selection of restaurants and pub. The r and r pub is a nice hang out, the famous crab place and few more restaurants. Definitely a great place if your looking to get things in a hurry... More

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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Odd that this should appear on a list of sbopping attractions as there is little here. There is a small Luv SL/Odel and a Barefoot, the obligatory jewel shop and other bits and pieces. Nothing here to keep you for more than an hour. There is plenty of eating and drinking options here, just not much shopping.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

After a long walk on the beach the Old Dutch Hospital complex was an interesting place to have dinner outside. The meal we had from the Mexican Restaurant was tasty and served nicely. The draught beer was chilled perfectly. The atmosphere in the courtyard was nice. I would definitely go there again. The toilets were clean.

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Miri, Malaysia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

A nice place from the Architectural & Historical perspective. The shopping opportunities are limited, and expensive. Restaurants have been reviewed by me individually under their trading names.

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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Don't be put off by the name….it is a handy upmarket spot to go if waiting for a train or wanting to slip out from the Hilton for a change of scene for refreshments (snacks meals, coffee, drinks, etc) or catch a few minutes for shopping. Although small for a "shopping mall", it offers a clean, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere,... More

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We discovered the place while roaming in the streets of colombo. We touched upon the place and yes, it was a wow experience. It was a old dutch hospital beautifully converted in a shopping mall. Enter the place you will find lot of shops.Though prices I found on a higher side but you will love the places and the items... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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89 reviews 89 reviews
29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We enjoyed walking around the Dutch Hospital area, but were sad to notice that it was much smaller than we had anticipated. This consists of just a few shops, a handful of restaurants, and not much else. We were not impressed with the amount to do, but the Dutch Hospital area is certainly worth a visit. Do not plan to... More

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Hong Kong, China
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187 reviews 187 reviews
86 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I have been to Colombo a few times, each time I dropped by here for a few reasons, to dine at my favorite restaurant "Semondu", to shop for great spa products at Spa Ceylon (top brand, very high quality and pricey) and Nature's secret (equally wonderful but a lot cheaper). There is also a reliable branch of LUV SL by... More

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