Tag Archives: Negombo

The SLA and LSR Adventure; Day 3, Cycling to Ambepusa

During 2014 the Trek and Run team joined others to cycle and trek over 650kms, coast to coast across Sri Lanka. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Sri Lankan Airlines LSR Lanka Sportreizen Gears Bikeshop, Toronto Gore Bikewear Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Teko Socks Craghoppers Clothing Keen Boots Ultrasun Cream We woke to clear skies over Negombo and a calm sea, it was to be the last time we’d…

The Sri Lankan Airlines and LSR Coast to Coast Adventure; Days 1 & 2

During 2014 the Trek and Run team joined others to cycle and trek over 650kms, coast to coast across Sri Lanka. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Sri Lankan Airlines LSR Lanka Sportreizen Gears Bikeshop, Toronto Gore Bikewear Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Teko Socks Craghoppers Clothing Keen Boots Ultrasun Cream Tilley Hats Bloc Eyewear Sports and Leisure sunglasses Lifemarque First Aid Kit In early May, 2014, my wife Lamia…

The Hotel Deephani, Negombo

Location - On the beach in Negombo, just a 20 minute tuk tuk taxi ride to or from the airport. The hotel is well signed from Lewis Place, the main road leading along the Negombo beach area. The hotel can arrange a tuk tuk to the airport, or a pick up for a cheap price, about £3 each way for a tuk tuk or double that for a car. Or, to pay an even cheaper price, just walk onto Lewis place and engage any of the tuk tuk drivers you’ll find…

The Paradise Beach Hotel, Negombo

Location - On the beach in Negombo, just a 20 minute tuk tuk ride to or from the airport. The hotel is easily found on Lewis Place, the main road leading along the Negombo beach area. Check In/Reception - Quick and easy, no problems. The friendly staff offer a glass of fresh mango juice to cool you down as you sign in. The Room - The room was fine, very comfortable, with air con and a fan, a decent view over pool and beach, and a TV with a huge array of satellite…

The Taj Airport Garden Gateway Hotel, Seeduwa

Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the hotel. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the accommodation at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival.   Location - The Taj Airport Garden Gateway Hotel is located about 3.5km from the International Airport, about 30km from Colombo city centre (1 hour by taxi) and 10km from Negombo Beach area. From the main road turn off the private driveway runs through about 350…