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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Kandy, Sri Lanka
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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 June 2, 2015

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 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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