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we are looking to go to sri lanla in feb can any one reccomend a hotel on the beach and with in walking distance to bars and resturants and not too longa transfer

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So you're meaning not only Negombo but also the other towns. Well Negombo has a very short transfer time but not a spectacular beach, and all major hotels are within walking distance to the restaurants. (Exception for the Waikkal hotels, that's a suburb 8 km further). Other options with lots of restaurants and bars (and superior beaches) are

* Bentota/Beruwala, 3.5 hours transfer according to detailed calcs in the forum. E.g. Vivanta and The Surf hotels

* Hikkaduwa, 4.5 hours transfer. E.g. Chaaya Tranz hotel

* Unuwatuna, 6 hours transfer. E.g. U. Beach Resort

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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Wow, is it really 6 hours from Unawatuna to airport? We were going to transfer back from there for our flight but gosh that would make an extremely long journey with a ten hour flight at the end of it. Maybe better to forsake a night at Uwatuna and stay one night on the way to Columbo. Which is the best beach nearest to Columbo on the way to airport?

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Hi there,

Negombo is the usual transit point...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

PS Middle of the night 3-4 hours but when Colombo is in rush hour, which it is upto some extent 6-11 AM (!) and from 3 PM onwards, indeed upto 6 hours. The new toll expressway will shave off about 90 mins from this, opens today.

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