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Bandarawela Hotel

No. 14, Welimada Road, Bandarawela, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, UK
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Hotel in great setting, walking distance from train station (we dragged suitcases through streets at rush-hour). Centre of small town, so some noise from traffic and calls to worship, but still felt very peaceful. Staff friendly & helpful, especially waiters. General Manager chats to guests in public areas to check satisfaction and offer advice on tours and attractions. Excellent... More 

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Russell Island, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I disagree on this hotel. I chose it because it hadn't been altered, and I loved it. My husband didn't like the old style beds and thought a little modernising wouldn't go astray. We both loved the grounds and the public areas, especially the bar area which was really cosy and charming. Food selection dinner (we chose... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old hotel refurbished by Aitken Spence, hotel operators. Somehow the old world charm failed to come through, and the service and accommodation was not impressive. There being only one more hotel in Bandarawela, we did not have much choice for our one day's stay. The beds were unusually tall, aged guests will find 'climbing up' to them... More 

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India
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What you see from Outside is a Factory, but neatly reworked as a hotel .....yes great place in Bandarawela. Food is excellent, Rooms are modified, Very Calm, Serene, Courteous people. Collect the Souvenirs which are very much worth & make u proud. Have a casual walk around the Garden in front which will show how powerful they are..Great place will... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start saying this is one the hotels in Sri Lanka (i've been to) whom have manage to keep the original colonial bungalow style. It's easy access, as the hotel locate at the heart of Bandarawela city itself. We arrived to the hotel around 12:30 and the staff were very accommodating and helpful with all our requests (such as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My children and I were really chuffed with all the trimmings of a vintage era. Very helpful and friendly staff made our stop over prior to attending a family wedding the perfect tranquility retreat! Drivers quarter's was also a bonus when booking.

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Santa Barbara, CA USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We reserved the apartment which is a large room plus a little living area. It is a pity that the suite has two separate beds put together. My husband and I were quite uncomfortable. The front desk staff members even though formal were not very warm and welcoming. Of course we got warm towels and a cup of tea when... More 

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Yohan A, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! We acknowledge with many thanks your time devoted in posting a valuable and descriptive feed back on Tripadvisor following your stay with us. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your over all stay with us. Further to your comments, we have taken serious note of your concerns and suggestions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great hotel, was a clubhouse for the owners of the Thea plantages. Style of the hotel is still the same, atmosphere you can breath. Nice rooms with free wifi in room. Nearby centre Banderawella. Market and shops close by. Good service en facilities.

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Yohan A, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! Thank you for posting your valuable feed back on trip advisor following your stay with us. We are much obliged to hear that you have enjoyed your holiday with us and our unique ambiance that has been preserved in this colonial edifice since the British days of the early 1900s. We thank... More 

Kandy, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I had a great stay at bandarawela hotel.no words to say it was amazing.everything was excellent. • Leisure trip• Couple• Standard Double or Twin Room• Stayed 1 night (I made the reservation through the booking.com )

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Yohan A, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! Many thanks for your review of Bandarawela Hotel. Your comments have been inspiring. We are truly delighted to note that you have enjoyed your over all stay with us and are pleased with our food and services that we have offered. It has been a pleasure to have you stay with us.... More 

Panadura, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I stay in your hotel with my family. We had a good holiday with you. Old hotel but very clean and well maintaining hotel. They have three type of room category. Food was good. We had our meals from the set menu due to low occupancy. Can understand that situation. Service also good. Room boys are good, very active Front... More 

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Yohan A, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! Many thanks for sharing your experience of Bandarawela Hotel and your time spared to post same on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to learn that you liked our hotel and have enjoyed our food and hospitality. Thank you for complementing our 'sit-down' meals that we serve, when we do not cater for buffets.... More 

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