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Advise staying at a private house in Prithipura Rd, Wattala

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Advise staying at a private house in Prithipura Rd, Wattala

Hi there,

I am planning to visit Sri Lanka for a short holiday and found a private house to stay for 3 nights at Prithipura Rd, Wattala. Can you tell me if this is a good area to relax for 4 days/3nights?

Are there good/reasonable restaurants around this place?

is it safe at night?

Will appreciate any information.

Regards,

Ashwin

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1. Re: Advise staying at a private house in Prithipura Rd, Wattala

Hi,

The restaurants you will find in Wattala area will be local 'spicy rice & curry hotels'.

Hans

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2. Re: Advise staying at a private house in Prithipura Rd, Wattala

Prithipura Rd is in a residential area quite close to the coast, so maybe not so many restaurants close by.

Hotel Pegasus Reef is in that area.

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3. Re: Advise staying at a private house in Prithipura Rd, Wattala

If you go a few km inland, buses do so, you'll hit the main Negombo-Colombo road. That has quite a few roadside restaurants that also cater for expats and tourists, due to the FTZ adjoining the area and the huge tourist traffic flow to/from airport. Don't expect upmarket tourist food, more some 'road restaurant stuff' and there are even a few Western fast food outlets there.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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4. Re: Advise staying at a private house in Prithipura Rd, Wattala

thanks Hans, Eric/Sandya,

The place is close to Pegasus Reef.... the owner says that there are a couple of places within walking distance from the place.

As this is an independent place, I was wondering how safe is it at night and so on?

Any idea how much will an airport taxi charge to get to this place?

Thanks...

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5. Re: Advise staying at a private house in Prithipura Rd, Wattala

Residential areas in Lanka with these kinds of apartments tend to be reasonably safe, as long as you avoid dark back alleys just as you should do at home. Before we had our own suburb-compound house we stayed in upmarket Havelock Town with family, and there too we felt safe on the public streets in the dark; one reason is that it's so upmarket that quite a few houses there have their own security staff who also keeps an eye on the street...

Taxi to Wattala should be around Rs 2,000.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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