reviews

JETWING NEGOMBO

April 9, 2017, 3:52 p.m.


LONGEST POOL IN SRI LANKA - 100M


Hi my chicky bananas! This was the MOST requested blog post up to date and the most number of questions I received about a hotel on my Instagram pictures. My DM was full of inquires when I got home that I could not reply individually and I'm sorry. So here's the long awaited post for you guys! It's Jetwing Lagoon :D The hotel had two main pools, one is the longest pool in Sri Lanka which is 100m long and the other an infinity pool with the view of the ocean. We were lucky enough to catch the sunset at the pool before dinner.  Nayan swam 1.5 lengths in the longest pool, I would've died 2 minutes in to it.


THE BEACH - SECOND POOL





OUR PRIVATE POOL




When Nayan and I travel a private plunge pool is a huge plus point in our books. So when I came across this hotel I was so thrilled! Morning coffee with an amazing view.


JET SKI TIME!




For me having an activity to do on any holiday ties the entire trip together. So when we found out the hotel had water sports too, we couldn't wait to hop on a jet ski for a couple of minutes and explore the lagoon. Although I couldn't do much exploring, more screaming.

I think this was one of the best hotels we've been to activity wise, as we spent our entire day hoping in and out of three different pools, visiting the amazing Negombo town which is perfect if you're a tourist. Lots of shopping and cool cafes to check out! The buffet spread wasn't a big variety, but the sea food dishes were top notch. I'm working on a weekend vlog at the moment, it's a more detailed experience of our stay at Jetwing Negombo. I show you guys a little bit of the food we had, our amazing room and new friends we made during our stay. Keep a look out on my Instagram so you don't miss out on the video! Have an amazing avrudu and I hope you guys enjoy your holidays!

Even sometimes after I write a little review some of you still ask me how good certain things were. SO, from now on I'm going to rate it from excellent to poor at the end of every post. Feel free to ask me additional information and I would be happy to tell you guys.


Atmosphere - excellent

food       - good

staff      - excellent (always checked up on us and set us up a beautiful place for dinner)

welcome    - average/poor (as we had to stay an hour for our room and my welcome drink was topped with red ants)

entire stay - excellent


Love,

Plate




DOTTIE'S ENGLISH TEA ROOM

Feb. 2, 2017, 3:08 p.m.


If you're looking for the perfect tea spot to hang with your girlfriend's, Dottie's is the place for you! From the interior to the food, it's the perfect little tea spot with a ladylike ambience to it. The cafe offers varieties of teas, savories, cakes and even breakfast but my friend and I planned to visit Dottie's for tea. We ordered the signature Ceylon pink tea that comes with a tiny rose bud in your cup, the peppermint tea and to go with it we ordered a mud cake and a passion fruit drizzle cake that was fresh out of the oven! The tea comes in a pot for one, which is enough to have two and a half cups of tea. This was the first time I've had a passion fruit cake and it was absolutely delicious! The aroma of the peppermint tea was so soothing and the mud cake complimented the tea well with it's rich cream and chocolate coating. Dottie's is the perfect cafe if you're looking for a place to have a kids birthday, or a baby shower or bridal shower. The floral chairs and drapes over looking a beautiful indoor and outdoor little garden is the perfect way to catch up with your girlfriends. 


Price Range - 1500 per person (Tea time)

Location    - 95 Rosmead place, Colombo

Open Timings - Closed on Monday

                    Tuesday to Saturday - 12pm-7pm

                    Sunday - 9am - 7pm


Love,

Plate


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CIOCONAT LOUNGE

March 27, 2017, 12:24 p.m.


Hi guys! It's been sometime since I've done a review and I was so glad when Cioconat lounge invited me over for lunch today. I've heard of the place before but I've never actually tried it out.


Saudi champagne - We were welcomed with two Saudi champagnes, filled with orange cubes, diced apples and sliced strawberries for that fruity goodness with a dash of mint leaves. This is a very refreshing and fun drink to have when picking out the fruits while sipping on your drink.


Chicken shawarma - As we entered I was informed that I would be the second person to try out the new chicken shawarma at Cioconat lounge. I was a little devastated as I would have to pick out the chicken pieces from the shawarma because I don't eat meat. How can I even blog about food when I don't eat meat? that's why I needed to taste it somehow to tell you guys how GOOD the shawarma is! I informed the staff that it would be very hard to please me with Shawarma because my second home is Abu Dhabi and they are the masters of all kinds of shawarma. It was a challenge he gladly accepted because I'm sure he knew how good it was. The first bite of the shawamra took me back to the first one I had when I was very small. I remembered the flavors and the taste and it put a huge smile on my face! Filled with chicken and French fries the shawarma is so creamy and filling. I was telling my friend the entire time how similar it was to the ones in Abu Dhabi and how much it made me miss home. A few minutes later I was introduced to the chef and funnily he happened to work in Abu Dhabi prior to Cioconat lounge! I knew a shawarma couldn't be that good unless it was created by a master himself. This dish is a definite must try if you love middle eastern food.


French fries - Because I mentioned that I don't eat meat I was offered a side of French fries. It comes with different sauce toppings and dips. You can chose which ever you're in the mood for. The two of us shared this and still remained a few, it's quite a generous portion!


Nutella cheesecake - Oh my lord! Let me tell you how AMAZING this no bake cheesecake is! I'm not a fan of cheesecake, in fact I never order cheesecake when I go out. One portion is enough for two as the slice is quite big itself. This is one of those dishes you need to try out to know how good it is cause I honestly don't have the right words to describe it. The biscuit wasn't too thick or hard and the chocolate sauce went well with the cheesecake 11/10!


Make sure you guys definitely visit Cioconat lounge to try out their newly launched shawarma and cheesecake! Can't go wrong with either of them. Hope you guys have an amazing week ahead, stay tuned to my Instagram and youtube channel on the top right corner for my new video :)


Love,

Plate