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Bandarawela Hotel

No. 14, Welimada Road, Bandarawela, Sri Lanka
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Colombo
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Warm welcome by the management & staff. Food was tasty and especially the Sri Lankan cuisine was amazing, with more choices of seven vegetables. Improvement done in food standards & quality of service made a huge difference to our stay. Hotel is still in its peak with cleanliness, food & services. The old colonial architecture is very well protected while... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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155 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel tries to cherish its historic atmosphere, which is admirable in a business where big, modern hotel chains are leading. Rooms and furniture are "classic" but everything functions properly. No refurbishment needed at all. Huge cupboard, old looking but comfortable beds, bathtub, and a pretty looking restaurant and bar. Had a very pleasant stay here, for only one night.

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for your review of Bandarawela Hotel. Your comments on our effort to preserve the old colonial touch are really inspiring. We are truly delighted to note that you have enjoyed your overall stay with us and are pleased with our rooms and furniture that we have offered. Whilst we thank you for selecting Bandarawela Hotel... More 

li er
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to stay! Authentic old English hotel but this also means that everything is authentic and misses all modern comfort. Probably we were there on the wrong day but there was extremely much noice coming from all over the place. The hotel staff was having a feast with some guests in the bar until 1 AM. We got tired... More 

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for visiting Bandarawela Hotel and for sharing your experience with us. We are indeed glad to see that you have enjoyed the colonial experience available only at Bandarawela Hotel. We also apologize if you found any convenience to be missing because of this fact. We regret very much that you had to face... More 

Galle, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spend 2 days at this wondeful place it was amazing place to be with your family, you jut feel that you are staying at your home. From the reception to restaurent you ll get amazing hospitality kind and friendly staff make u feel much much more comfortable... my daughter was lokking at x mass preparations without lights, there was... More 

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the time devoted in posting a valuable feedback on TripAdvisor following your stay with us. We are glad to see that you have enjoyed the Christmas vacation at Bandarawela Hotel. We are much obliged to hear that you have enjoyed the warm hospitality of the staff and we will convey the appreciations to them.... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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92 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is lovely..as it maintains it's history and rustic look.but honestly it needs a good refurbishment.the staff are cry helpful.but need to be more friendly.the food is good but not great.the gardens are lovely.all in all we had a good stay.the beds need new blankets and good matress. Bathrooms need a bit of repairs too

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! Many thanks for your feedback and sharing your experience with us during your stay. Thank you for your esteemed patronage of Bandarawela Hotel and we are pleased to see the many positive comments given. We surely will consider you suggestion on refurbishment and thank you very much for the sincere thoughts shared.... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First stay was with my fiancee and few friends and we enjoyed the evening in the garden with wine and delicious food served by hotel for dinner. Rooms were well kept and relaxed at best. Second stay was over business with collegues from overseas and participating in an equipment demonstration at Diyatalawa. He hosted dinner for client party as well... More 

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! We acknowledge with many thanks your feed back following your second stay at Bandarawela Hotel. Your comments have indeed been inspiring. We are delighted to learn that you along with your colleagues have enjoyed the overall stay. It has been a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to... More 

Crasville, France
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we entered we were hit by the exotic smell of polished wooden floors. This was a gem of a hotel. Built over 100 years ago by the British it still tries to maintain its old traditions and style. The large high ceiling bedrooms are furnished with old antique style furniture and wonderful old beds one has to climb up... More 

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for your review of Bandarawela Hotel. Your comments on our effort to preserve the old colonial touch are really 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. Whilst we thank you for selecting Bandarawela... More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Aunt who is a well known socialite in the area recommended this hotel for our stay over the Christmas period. From the moment of our arrival to the time we left 2 days after Christmas this place was everything we hoped for.The General Manager Senani and his entire team did everything possible to ensure our stay was comfortable .... More 

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the time devoted in posting a valuable feedback on TripAdvisor following your stay with us. We are glad to see that you have enjoyed the Christmas vacation at Bandarawela Hotel. We are much obliged to hear that you have enjoyed the warm hospitality of the staff and we will convey the appreciations to them.... More 

Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is the highlight of our holiday in Sri Lanka in December 2015.. The friendly staff from Gen.Manager to Front Office Manager, Mr. Siran D. Rajapakshe, to reception desk to entire floor staff even the cooks ever ready to assist with all your needs and this with a smile as nothing was difficult for the asking., I would recommend... More 

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Nipuni S, Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for your review and for sharing your experience of your holiday at Bandarawela Hotel and we are pleased to learn that you liked our hotel. We are much grateful of the inspiring comments given on our staff members who are our greatest assets. We will convey the applauds to them for sure. We look forward... More 

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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We stayed just a night in transit between the mountain and the beach and we had the chance to discover this institution! Colonial style centurial hotel the rooms are spacious the decoration from another age but working perfectly and the staff just as experienced! Cocktails are great and the restaurant is very very very good! Will go back for sure

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Nipuni_Seneviratne, 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 from the colonial era s and thank you very much for the applauds on... More 

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