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Address: Hospital Street | Galle Fort, Colombo 00001, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 11 5 288002
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Nice Place for Refreshing

It's a nice place for refreshing little far away from city crowd. Environment with food & music removes all your stress. Foods are very tasty & available various drinks cocktail... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New Delhi, India
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275 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The complex has several very once restaurants and shops like Odel and a small one run by the Crafts council of Sri Lanka. There is a Spa and its a nice clean place to spend an afternoon having coffee with friends

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Thank Gayatri G
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a nice place for refreshing little far away from city crowd. Environment with food & music removes all your stress. Foods are very tasty & available various drinks cocktail. But pricey! And enjoyable with family.

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Thank Abu Noor A
Streaky Bay, Australia
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A couple of nice shops, pretty expensive. Very expensive coffee shop with poor coffee. Not sure why this was recommended!

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2 Thank rebeccaonisland
Bangalore
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43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct is one of the most attractive shopping centers in Colombo. The building was originally a hospital during the Dutch era and is considered to be the oldest building in the historic Colombo Fort area. The building is centered around two courtyards, which sometimes host live music. It has a few cafes, restaurants, shops and bars.... More 

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1 Thank Bikiran R
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure I'd exactly call this a shopping district. A Sri Lankan tourist shop and a barefoot fabric shop. Had a good coffee here but definitely not a shopping destination. Easily skip this.

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2 Thank Kat E
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good choice of restaurants and bars in the old fort area, attracts locals and tourists, walking distance from Galle Face Hotel and about $1 return in a Tuk Tuk

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1 Thank Chrisg5
Sofia
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63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building were hospital in 18th century, bur now is full of good restaurants, souvenir shops and tea places. I like it very much! Recommended!

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1 Thank Lubo G
Shimla, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The old dutch hospital now converted to shopping area and cafes...offers nice live music at various cafes in an open setting...very centrally located and also houses spa ceylon and ministry of crab...a must visit place

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Thank Raunak G
Mumbai
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The closest landmark to the Dutch Hospital is the Pettah bus stand. The hospital has been converted to a shopping district now and houses a number of high end restaurants such as Ministry of Crabs, etc. The ideal time for a visit should be during twilight hours where the entire place is light up. Overall a it is very good... More 

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was raining when I was there but that didn't stop me from enjoying this place. So much restaurants, tea place and spa to enjoy. It is a place where you can just enjoy the day. Something different from everything.

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