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Dutch Hospital Complex

Address: Hospital Street, Colombo 00001, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #11 of 86 things to do in Colombo
Type: Malls, Shopping & Fashion
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London
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Let's put it bluntly, this is a really nice historical building, refurbished with great care and with some nice expensive shops and restaurants. This has been clearly catered for tourists and glad it has been saved regardless of the purpose. I didn't fall in love by Colombo because I felt it was too hectic, a nightmare of a traffic and... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The old Dutch Hospital has been refurbished and all the old style and architecture remains. As you enter the courtyard of brick you now see all the tables of the restaurants set out and many tourists. The place was nice and breezy and pleasant. Restaurants cater for tourists. It is a nice place to stop and have a meal but... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Good food, location, easy parking. But book early for restaurants . Excellent place to take visitors . Nice place to walk about, have a drink or dine. Especially good to visit if weather is good.

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Gurgaon
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Complex seems nice from outside, but there is hardly anything as you enter. A few restaurants, very few shops. There is hardly anything to attract the visitor. A total waste of time.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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95 reviews 95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

it is a good and safe place to come eat at night but the club scene does pick up in this complex but there are restaurants you can go to avoid this. There are shopping complexes also but they are quite expensive. They are still adding new places here so would recommend anyone to go.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Dutch Hospital is a lovely destination with a little shopping and a really nice selection of cafes and restaurants. It is very westernised and obviously targeted at the tourists so probably not the real Colombo but would still recommend.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We visited here after a particularly good review in Time Out Sri Lanka, unfortunately it was mostly closed as it was a public holiday. The review in TO was somewhat premature as there are substantial buildings works progressing. Western, expensive and pleasant ok if you are aware of this.

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Southern UK
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Beautifully renovated area that contains bars, shops and restaurants. Central in Colombo, just over the road from the HILTON. Barefoot shop is a calm environment, away from the city rush. Smaller than the store in Galle Road, it's still worth a visit. Ministry of Crab is always popular. Join the queue! Well worth a visit.

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Gurgaon, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Ambience is very bistro style. Live bands, great food, choices are limited for vegetarians, but all in all a great place to hangout and chill over some drinks and food.

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New Delhi, India
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

It is a nice complex of shops and restaurants. Very close to the sea face so this makes for a lovely evening out. The seating is both outdoor and indoor. The place does not get noisy. Instead of an elaborate seating arrangement outside, what you will see are concrete slabs to sit on. I am sure those get too hot... More 

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