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Hotel Orient Bandarawela

No. 12, Dharmapala Mawatha, Bandarawela 90100, Sri Lanka
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Hotel Orient Bandarawela
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Bandarawela
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a night here as part of our Exodus tour around Sri Lanka, and it was very enjoyable. The staff had heard that we were on our honeymoon and had us upgraded to the honeymoon suite, which was a lovely surprise! It was large and modern, and had a really nice view across the town! The hotel is well... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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63 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Friendly and efficient staff. Dealt brilliantly with a power cut and didn't charge for dinner because of the inconvenience caused. Good WiFi throughout. Meals of decent quality both a la carte and buffet.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

WE arrived at the Orient after an exhausting and long train ride. We were welcomed warmly by the very nice men at the front desk, and saw that a welcome message personalized to us wa written on the board. The hotel management and staff were very attentive to our needs and accommodated our dietary restrictions without hesitation. The rooms were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I spent one night at the Hotel Orient on 06-01-2015. On 7th morning I left behind my small Eastpak bag accidently, with important documents and my wallet in it, on a chair in the lobby. Mr. Sumith contacted me immediately and handed over the bag to me personally. After ensuring that everything was in its place I thanked him profusely... More 

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Perth, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Arrived today and then read some reviews about the hotel some of which were negative. Our room was spacious and clean and being at the front gave us a nice view towards town. Had the buffet dinner and it was delicious. Service in both the restaurant and the bar was excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

the last time I stayed at hotel orient was more than 8 yrs ago and I was once again a guest last 22 & 23 December 2014. on arrival, am happy to see my name in the welcome board at the lobby. when i informed the reception that i was once a guest, they have upgraded my room - nice... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

There are very few hotels at Bandarawela as such. Orient was nice for a night's stay. We had to book this hotel as all accommodation at Nuwara Eliya was full and this place was the closest. Nothing so great about the hotel in terms of rooms and ambience. Food was of very average quality. But hotel staff was very helpful.

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Colmar - France
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14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The orient hotel was the fourth hotel we stayed in during our Sri Lankan tour. We stayed in the extension of the hotel. After walking in a long hallway, we arrived in our room. The room was clean but quite old and the bathroom and toilets had a window (or rather grid) facing towards the hallway. This was quite weird.... More 

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Sneek, Nederland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This hotel has a high quality. The rooms are clean and quiet. We stayed for 2 days. The breakfast was poor. the prices are high. Teh staff is kind and friendly. The swimmingpool is fine but small. I would not return to this place

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We spent two nights here as part of a tour group. Food was average and staff friendly, but service was erratic. Room was clean but bathroom vented into corridor so noise travelled. Layout is quirky but charming.

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