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“A must visit-esp on weekends” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dutch Hospital Complex

Dutch Hospital Complex
Hospital Street, Colombo 00001, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #7 of 29 Shopping in Colombo
Type: Malls, Shopping
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A must visit-esp on weekends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This place is great for families and couples. Lots of options for restaurants-kids wanted pizza-Crab factory has amazing food plus there are live bands on weekends. The open courtyard also makes this a lovely place to chill! Will definately go back!

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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116 reviews 116 reviews
58 attraction reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Nice hang out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very nice hang out with trendy shops and also restaurants.tappers pub is a hit. you will find Ministry of Crab owned by Mahela and Sanga (for cricket fans)there. it is amazing transformation to once abundant and dutch hospital building to night attraction today whilst remaining the original architecture in tact.

Visited March 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Worth visiting - Reaturants and shopping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is fairly newly developed in Colombo and offers lots of restaurant choices. The Ministry of Crab and other breakfast, lunch and dinner choices. It also has a small version of ODEL which is great for clothes shopping and souvenirs.
Its well set out and has very clean/new bathrooms.

Visited July 2014
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Udaipur, India
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice Food Joint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place is near to The Kingsbury. Has a variety of options for drink & dine. Seems to be quite popular with the young crowd, mostly enjoying the pitcher beer and variety of snacks. TAPHOUSE by RnR has some exotic but tasty veg dishes/salads.

Visited July 2014
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Ghaziabad, India
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“Revisit the old Dutch era”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Built as a hospital by the Dutch, it has been used for several different purposes, over the years. It is believed to have existed since 1681. The Dutch built the hospital to look after the health of the officers and other staff serving under the Dutch East India Company. The hospital's close proximity to the harbour allowed it to serve Dutch sailors. After independence, the building was the Colombo Fort Police Station from the early 1980s to 1990s, prior to which it housed the Colombo Apothecaries. It suffered heavy damage in the LTTE attack that followed the Central Bank bombing in 1996. Since 2011, it has been transformed into a shopping and dining precinct, where the historic architecture has been preserved. Must visit is the Dilmah t lounge for an authentic ceylon tea experience

Visited February 2014
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