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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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Panadura, Sri Lanka
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historical type well maintained hotel was located in the heart of Bandarawela, close to all facilities still undisturbed by the rush in the city. Rooms were clean, well maintained in its old fashion. Food is delicious, though the variety was less. Staff was friendly and helpful. They do not provide tea making facilities inside the room which is probably... More 

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Yohan A, Assistant Manager - Online Reputation 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 much obliged to hear that you have enjoyed the unique ambiance of the hotel along with the overall facilities and the services that the hotel had to offer during your stay with us. Further to comments you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the last weekend of May I happened to visit Bandarawela Hotel with my son. This was an excursion planned by him to visit places of interest in Bandarawela where we travelled from Colombo to Bandarawela by train (expo rail) since it was only the two of us and I was slightly nervous wondering if we would be able to... More 

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Yohan A, Assistant Manager - Online Reputation at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are truly delighted to note that you've enjoyed your overall stay at Bandarawela Hotel and found the overall facilities and the services provided by the hotel to be comfortable and enjoyable. Thank you for your sincere acknowledgment of our staff in rendering their service to you. Your comments will certainly be conveyed to them and I'm... More 

Colombo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reading some of the reviews for this hotel is hilarious. People check in to the Bandarawela Hotel thinking it's a modern, hip and swanky hotel and write crappy reviews. It's none of the above. What it is a time capsule, it takes you to a time when life was not so harsh, when you buttoned your top button before you... More 

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Yohan A, Assistant Manager - Online Reputation at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We sincerely thank you for selecting Bandarawela Hotel as your holiday destination and for the time devoted in posting a valuable feedback on Tripadvisor. It is indeed inspiring for us to note of such complimentary feedback from our valuable guests which contribute in encouraging us to deliver a superior service at all times. We are truly delighted... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The rooms are very vintage and you feel set back into a different time. The staff is ok but not very friendly. The quality of the food was not great at all. For dinner they had a choice of 3 meals with hardly any taste. Even for breakfast you could only order for unflavored eggs and bread. It is okay... More 

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Yohan A, Assistant Manager - Online Reputation at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! We thank you for your comments and your time devoted to share same. It is deeply disappointing to know of your experience and may we firstly express our apologies for haven't been able to meet with your expectations. Your concerns have been taken our serious and immediate note. Having investigated in to... More 

Wattala, Sri Lanka
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Bandarawela Hotel is a very nice place to relax. Its a colonial type set up and we were really happy during the stay. The staff is very friendly and outstanding even my kids appreciated that. We really enjoyed there food and lodging. Hope to visit again in future.

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Yohan A, Assistant Manager - Online Reputation at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback posted on Trip Advisor following your stay at Bandarawela Hotel and your time devoted to post same. Your comments indeed have been inspiring and we are delighted to note that you have enjoyed the unique colonial themed ambiance of the hotel. Also,... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have been to this hotel several times over the years with my husband. It always maintained good standards but better than last time. The hotel is a very nice colonial setting Rooms clean and tidy The Hotel served good food and the staffs were friendly and were willing to help & they always smile. Specially Mr.Siran (I think he... More 

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Yohan A, Assistant Manager - Online Reputation at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! Many thanks for sharing your experience following your stay at Bandarawela Hotel. Your comments indeed have been inspiring especially to learn that you have observed progress of our standards from your previous visit. Yes, we always endeavor to ensure that our service standards consistently grow in delivering a memorable experience to all... More 

Cairns Region, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Take an authentic nostalgic trip back to the tea planters club of the 1890's. Original features and fittings remain in good working order. Dining room and menu in keeping with this bygone era. Service was excellent. Brilliant stay in the heart of town- history buffs don't miss this one.

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Bandarawela H, General Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! Many thanks for your review of our hotel and we are indeed pleased with your inspiring acknowledgment. Thankyou for staying with us and awaiting your 'come back' again. Best Regards, Senani Perera More 

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Very quiet, in the middle of the bandarawela town. Has a stately feel due to its unchanged colonial architecture. Friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are very old fashioned, not for those after luxury. Food is not exciting, very similar and bland. though I suppose when compared to the other places around bandarawela, may be well to do. A good place... More 

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Bandarawela H, General Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! Many thanks for your feed back and sharing your experience of Bandarawela Hotel. We also wish to express are fondest thanks for acknowledging the unique aura that we maintain that has prevailed from the colonial times. Our attention has also been drawn to your concerns and will soon be addressed. Many thanks... More 

Pinjarra, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This place was a must for my relatives in the 1930s-1950s to visit so I had to see it. The smell of antiques and beeswax and old wood is amazing, as are al the old artefacts. The food and service was charming and I hope it picks up more business.

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Bandarawela H, General Manager at Bandarawela Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Bandarawela Hotel ! Many thanks for sharing your experience of Bandarawela Hotel. We are indeed pleased to take note of your inspiring acknowledgment of the antiques and artifacts that are preserved that contribute to our hotels aura and maintained since the early British days. Thankyou for your esteemed patronage of Bandarawela Hotel and we eagerly... More 

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